Tag Archives: services

New Service – Journalism Library Video Chat

The Journalism Library is excited to launch a new cool service to assist you with your research – video chat reference – which will enable you to connect with a librarian using Skype or Google+ Hangouts.

Enjoy virtual face time and screen-sharing demonstrations, all from the comfort of your couch.  In addition to video chat "Walk-in Wednesdays," you may make evening and weekend appointments for video chat research assistance.

Take a look at the instructions for using these video chat technologies – and book your appointment today!

Resource Spotlight – Ashley Jester

Please welcome Ashley Jester, the new Data Services Coordinator in the Social Sciences Libraries!  Ashley holds a PhD from Stanford in Political Science with advanced specializations in international relations, organizational behavior, and political economy.  She's here to assist you with your research, from the initial steps of background research and finding data to analysis and interpretation of data.  She's great with Excel, STATA, SPSS, R, and you can find her staffing the reference desks at the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) and Data Services in Lehman Library.  She's also available for individual/small group consultations…AND she thinks journalism students are super-cool, so don't hesitate to call upon Ashley!

ashley.jester@columbia.edu, (212) 854-0514

Columbia Libraries Via Your Mobile Device

Exciting news!  Now you can use your mobile device for fast access to many of the libraries' resources – http://m.library.columbia.edu – including:  

  • CLIO
  • News & Events
  • Library Hours
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Facebook & Twitter

Don't leave home without this bookmark!

Research Consultations at the Journalism Library

Need some research assistance with your project or thesis second draft?  We can help!  Come to the Journalism Library, meet with Cristina Ergunay (who is back from leave and available on Wednesdays and Thursdays) or one of her colleagues.  Send email to journalism@libraries.cul.columbia.edu to set up a research consultation. 

Have a quick question and need an immediate answer?  Try Ask a Librarian instant message service!

Holiday Hours

 The Journalism Library’s hours are changing for the holidays! The Library will be closed from Saturday, December 24th — Tuesday, January 3rd. The Library will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th, with the following hours until Monday, January 16th:

Monday – Friday: 1pm – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Regular hours will return on Tuesday, January 17th. For the full Library hours calendar, visit this link. Happy Holidays!

Have You Been to the DSSC?

The Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) is located in Lehman Library in the School of International and Public Affairs on Amsterdam and 118th St.

It’s a great new space featuring computer workstations with 30 inch monitors, scanners, color printers, collaborative study areas, and presentation practice rooms.

Subject specialist librarians in the Social Sciences (including Journalism!) will be available to assist with software and equipment as well as reference and research. Check out DSSC hours and come join us!