Meet Candice, who implemented an online library seat reservation system in a few short weeks from her dining room table

Q: What is your role in the Libraries, and what is your “office space” like these days since you’re not physically on campus?  I’m the Head of Web Services for the Libraries. I’m responsible for managing what we call the Libraries web presence, which means the sites that provide library services and resources. Those sites […]

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Meet Zak, who is on campus almost daily helping to keep the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library safely open for study space and collection access

Q: What does your work at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library entail on a daily basis, and how is it different from before?  With the help of an excellent team of five people, I oversee Access Services at Avery Library. Access Services encompasses a lot of the public services our users associate with […]

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Meet Jim, who led the effort to reopen library spaces safely and launched new services to connect users with collections and tools

Q: You’ve been wearing a lot of figurative hats at the Libraries these days. What is your job normally, and how has it changed since March? My normal job is Head of Access & User Experience for the Science, Engineering & Social Science Libraries. I lead a really excellent team who work across 6 campus […]

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Meet Lauren, who is digitizing rare Muslim World manuscripts to ensure scholars around the world can access these materials from anywhere, anytime

Q: What is the project you’re working on currently, and what is your particular role? I’m working on the Manuscripts of the Muslim World project, a grant-funded effort by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) that is shared between Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Bryn Mawr and […]

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Meet Tara, who is helping students and researchers at Columbia access special collections safely in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Q: What is your job in the Libraries normally, and how has it changed since the pandemic began?  I’m the Head of Public Services at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). I am responsible for planning and implementing the reference, reproduction, and reading room access services which connect users to our collections. Because special […]

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Collection Services Librarian Jeffrey Wayno Teaches Students Crucial Skills

Through an impressive variety of events, workshops, resources, and services, the Libraries aim to “push the boundaries of human knowledge” and provide students with as many necessary skills as possible, says former postdoctoral research scholar and current Collection Services Librarian at The Burke Library, Jeffrey Wayno. […]

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Head of Research Data Services Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen Connects with the Columbia Community

Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen, who heads the Libraries’ Research Data Services group, engages with Columbia students and faculty on the cutting edge of their disciplines, challenging, inspiring, and surprising him in their varied approaches to research. […]

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