Announcing the 2023-2024 Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program Recipients

Columbia University Libraries has awarded seven internal grants for projects that seek to advance a commitment to address racism and exclusion as part of the 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 service […]

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Library Service Changes for December 2023/January 2024

Library Hours Extensions for Finals Period, December 12-22, 2023 Please check library location hours before visiting. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor study spaces in Butler Library are open 24 hours a day from December 12 through 5pm on December 22. Select 5th and 6th floor research reading rooms in Butler Library are open 24 […]

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Student Employee Profile: Meet Callum John Blackmore

This series of profiles highlight valued student employees from across the Libraries, including Callum John Blackmore, a processing archivist at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Libraries are the largest employer of students on campus. We couldn’t serve our users without them! Q: Which library do you work at and what is your title? […]

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Student Employee Profile: Meet Jessie Rollins

This series of profiles highlight valued student employees from across the Libraries, including Jessie Rollins, a student worker at the Library Information Office (LIO) in Butler Library. The Libraries are the largest employer of students on campus. We couldn’t serve our users without them! Q: Which library do you work at and what is your […]

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Student Employee Profile: Meet Breanna Patrice Ellison

This series of profiles highlight valued student employees from across the Libraries, including Breanna Patrice Ellison, a General Assistant Student Worker with Delivery Services in Butler Library. The Libraries are the largest employer of students on campus. We couldn’t serve our users without them!   Q: Which library do you work at and what is […]

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Just Launched: Woman, Life, Freedom Movement of Iran Web Archive

Written by Web Collections Librarian Miranda Siler Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Woman, Life, Freedom Movement of Iran Web Archive, curated by librarians with the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation. This web archive preserves material on, about, and from the Woman, Life, Freedom movement of Iran, which emerged in the […]

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Columbia University Libraries Awarded Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Support Anticaste Archives Project

Arcadia has awarded a five-year grant of U.S. $1.7 million to Columbia University Libraries (CUL) in collaboration with Barnard College and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta (CSSSC) to support a project entitled, Anticaste Archives: Preserving Historical and Cultural Memory. This ambitious new international project seeks to follow ethical and non-extractive practices to […]

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Event | ArteSana: Celebrating the Life and Work of Josefina Báez

Join us for a conversation and celebration of the Josefina Báez Papers, now part of the Latino Arts and Activisms Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Maison Française (515 W. 116th St, New York, NY 10027) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

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Event | Disasters: The Stories We Share

Disasters can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Documenting disasters may influence change, emphasize varied narratives, demonstrate social inequities, and/or be part of a community’s resilient response. And when we think about the word “disasters,” what often comes to mind are the “natural”: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. And yet, a “disaster” is […]

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Columbia University Libraries Recognizes Staff Service Milestones

Columbia University Libraries honors staff who have reached milestones in their years of service to the organization. The Libraries thanks you for your commitment to the Columbia community and your continued hard work. We are deeply grateful. Staff members were also recognized at a picnic at Faculty House, open to all Libraries staff, on Wednesday, […]

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