Columbia Historian Mae Ngai Reflects on Winning the 2022 Bancroft Prize

The scholars Mae Ngai and Mia Bay have won this year’s Bancroft Prize award, one of the most prestigious in the field of American history. The Libraries proudly administers this Prize, an honor for historians and by historians. Ngai, author of The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics, is Columbia’s Lung Family Professor […]

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Ongoing Workshops from Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries offers regularly-occurring workshops on key resources throughout the semester. These sessions are typically held via Zoom and are open to anyone at Columbia. They are held weekly at various days and times to make them easy to fit into your schedule, and are all one hour or less. Popular workshops include: Getting […]

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Columbia University Libraries Participates in a National Day of Racial Healing

January 18 is recognized as the National Day of Racial Healing, part of a larger movement for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT), which is a political and cultural framework developed by Dr. Gail Christopher and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. TRHT is embraced by more than 300 organizations in the academic, artistic, civic, and faith […]

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Exploring Podcasting and Journal Publishing with the Columbia Community

Written by Digital Publishing Librarian Michelle Wilson. This fall, the Digital Publishing program invites students and faculty across the academic community to partner with Columbia University Libraries to publish research through the Podcasting and Journal Publishing programs. The programs provide educational opportunities, access to technologies, and publishing services to professionally and impactfully share research stories […]

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Lehman Center Spring Program: “Race, Inequality, and Health”

Tomorrow, February 4th, the Lehman Center for American History begins its spring programming with “Chronic Complication: Diabetes, Amputations, and Race in America,” a lecture by Dr. Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., which is part of a continuing lecture series on the nexus of “Race, Inequality, and Health.” A collaboration between the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Department of […]

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Announcing Curatorial Shorts from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Curatorial Shorts, a series of talks presented by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) on Mondays at 4 p.m., offer an informal look at new research and findings from the library’s collections.  The first Curatorial Short will showcase the RBML holdings of Harry Stephen Keeler, a scholar of literary plots, a theorist of generic […]

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Columbia Libraries Celebrates World Digital Preservation Day

Columbia University Libraries joins the international digital preservation community today in celebrating World Digital Preservation Day to recognize the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. The commemorative day seeks “to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – […]

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Call for Proposals Issued for Third Annual Performing the Library! Series

It is with great pleasure that we offer Performing the Library! for 2018 – 2019. Now in its third year, this program engages collaboration between the Libraries and Columbia students with a focus on exhibitions and events that celebrate the library as a collection, a space, and a resource. Performing the Library! is an opportunity to bring to […]

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Columbia Libraries Launches Website for the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry (LCAAJ)

Columbia Libraries is very pleased to announce the launch of the website for the digitized data of the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry. An accompanying guide to the use of the digitized materials with many supplementary materials is also available. The LCAAJ archive is an extraordinary resource for research in Yiddish studies that […]

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