Fall 2022 Orientation

Welcome to Academic Year 2022-23!

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the library, and to our in-person orientation activities, even while movement around the library is still somewhat inhibited by construction activities, including window replacement in the 200 level stacks, and refurbishment of our “west wing.” We have a schedule of library tours and workshops lined up for you during the next few weeks, and look forward to greeting you there.


To start with, during the next two weeks Ria Koopmans de Bruijn will be leading physical tours, explaining the basics of using our library. No sign-up is required for these. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 6 @ 11:00 AM                      Monday, September 12 @ 3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 7 @ 3:00 PM                  Tuesday, September 13 @ 11:00 AM

Thursday, September 8 @ 3:00 PM                      Wednesday, September 14 @ 3:00 PM

Friday, September 9 @ 11:00 AM                          Thursday, September 15 @ 11:00 AM

(The tours start just inside the library entrance)


Then, starting the week of September 26, there will be area-specific workshops during which our area specialists will introduce you to the most important resources for your studies. Due to limited seating, these workshops do require a sign-up. The sessions will take place in our Kress seminar room. (note, if the links below do not click through, just cut and paste the URL in your browser):

Chinese Studies (presented by Chengzhi Wang):

Wednesday, 9/28, 10-11:30 AM                Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/chinese1

Wednesday, 10/5, 3-4:30 PM                    Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/chinese2


Japanese Studies (presented by Chiaki Sakai):

Thursday, 9/29, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM       Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/japanese1

Friday, 9/30, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM               Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/japanese2

Friday, 10/7, 11:00 PM-12:30 PM             Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/japanese3


Korean Studies (presented by Hee-sook Shin):

Tuesday,9/27, 12:00-1:30 PM                   Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/korean1

Thursday, 9/29, 4:00-5:30 PM                 Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/korean2


Tibetan Studies (presented by Kristina Dy-Liacco):

Wednesday 9/28, 2-3:30 PM                     Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/tibetan1

Tuesday, 10/4, 4:30-6 PM                          Sign up: https://events.columbia.edu/go/tibetan2


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