C.V. Starr East Asian Library Temporary Closure: Summer and Fall 2023

At the Libraries, the safety of our users and the stewardship of our collections are among our highest priorities. We work diligently to ensure reliable access to library collections and spaces, enabling research and scholarship to thrive at Columbia. To that end, following Commencement in May 2023, we will be making necessary upgrades to the […]

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Announcing the 2022-2023 Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program Recipients

Columbia University Libraries has awarded 14 internal grants for projects that seek to advance a commitment to address racism and exclusion as part of the inaugural Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program. Vice Provost and University Librarian Ann Thornton launched the program in 2022 to contribute to the University’s overall Commitment to Antiracism. In […]

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Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, Reflects on the Library Passport Program

At the start of the Fall semester, Columbia University Libraries launched the Library Passport program, which encourages Columbia students to explore library spaces, services, and resources in a fun and self-paced way. Participants were asked to visit as many library locations as possible to learn about the resources available in each library and receive a […]

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Columbia University Libraries Expands Access to Mobile Ebooks

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce a significant expansion in access to mobile ebooks on the Palace Project mobile app. The Palace Project app provides access to more than 250,000 ebooks from the Libraries’ collections in a single location, improving users’ reading experience and consolidating ebooks from various publishers into one, simplified interface. Columbia […]

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Three Exhibitions at Columbia Showcase Materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Three ongoing exhibitions on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus – Open / Plan: Launching the Frank Lloyd Wright Digital Archive at Avery Library, Forms of Care, and Contact: Community and Collaboration across Five Centuries of Printmaking – feature materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Open / Plan: Launching the Frank Lloyd Wright Digital Archive at […]

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Open Access Week Events at Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries announces two events for the 2022 International Open Access Week (October 24-30), that focus on the theme of “open for climate justice.” Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them. […]

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President Biden Appoints Jim Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, to National Museum and Library Services Board, Among Other Recent Honors

Last week, President Biden announced his intent to appoint James G. Neal to serve in one of several key roles on the National Museum and Library Services Board.  The National Museum and Library Services Board advises the agency on general policies with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the Institute of Museum and […]

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Columbia Awards Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden an Honorary Degree

At the University Commencement ceremony on May 18, Columbia awarded six honorary degrees to distinguished recipients in academia, culture, and politics, including Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden. Hayden, the first African American and the first woman to lead the Library of Congress, was initially nominated for an honorary degree by Research Collections and Services […]

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Columbia University Libraries Announces 2022 Outstanding Student Worker Award Winners

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce 16 recipients of the annual Outstanding Student Worker awards, nominated by Libraries staff from a workforce of nearly 200 students. Each year, the Libraries awards students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their work for the organization. Recipients of the 2022 awards are: Yanchen Liu from the Digital […]

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Ready to Browse in Butler Lounge

Written by Teaching and Undergraduate Services Librarian Kaneisha Gaston. Butler Library recently transformed empty shelves in the Lounge (room 214) into a new browsing display, called Butler Browsing. Butler Library is home to the Libraries’ Milstein Undergraduate Library, which supports the University’s undergraduate courses, introductory-level guides to academic disciplines and popular interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary titles. […]

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