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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Columbia University Libraries Announces 2023 Outstanding Student Worker Award Winners

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce 14 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. “The high caliber of services that the Libraries provides would not […]

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Columbia Alumna Beverly Gage Reflects on Winning a 2023 Bancroft Prize

Beverly Gage, a 2004 graduate of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, was recently awarded a Bancroft Prize for her book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century, a biography of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Reviewing it in The New York Times, Jennifer Szalai described the 837-page biography […]

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Year of Open Science Extravaganza

The Columbia University Department of Physics will welcome a host of visitors for a special edition of its Community Round Table on Tuesday, April 25. The discussion will address questions like, “What is open science?,” “What does open science look like for me?,” “What resources are available to help me participate in open science?,” and […]

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Just Launched: Historical Representation at American House Museums Web Archive

Written by Web Collections Librarian Miranda Siler Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Historical Representation at American House Museums Web Archive. Developed by librarians, library workers, and professors within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the collection aims to document the changing interpretation and presentation of the experiences of working people […]

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How to Use the Libraries as an Alum (Plus, New Databases!)

Alumni of Columbia University enjoy free lifetime access to library facilities. It’s this simple: Visit the Library Information Office during business hours to get your alumni ID card. Visit any library location with your ID during open hours*. Want to borrow books? Purchase borrowing privileges for $30 per month at the Library Information Office. Alumni […]

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In Pictures: Columbia’s Next President Minouche Shafik Visits Butler Library, Views Collections

Just after the announcement on January 18, 2023 that Nemat “Minouche” Shafik will become the 20th president of Columbia University this year, she embarked on a welcome tour of the University. Shafik visited  Butler Library, where staff members greeted her with applause in the iconic main reading room and presented collection material specifically chosen for the […]

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New Web Archives from Columbia University Libraries and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation

Columbia University Libraries and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation are pleased to provide an update on new web archives, curated by Libraries staff over the past several years: The Indian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Protest Movements Web Archive documents the widespread social justice movements and anti-CAA organizations to support them, as well as the allied […]

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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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