Adjunct Position Available

The Mina Rees Library (CUNY Graduate Center) seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian. The position is available immediately; up to 12 hrs/week; early evenings (some flexibility).

Primary responsibilities include Interlibrary loan, electronic and reference desk services and teaching graduate level workshops. Will also provide some support to collection projects.


For Instructor, an MLS from . . . → Read More: Adjunct Position Available

New Reference Desk location

The Mina Rees Library Reference Desk is now located on the 34th street side of the library’s first floor. The Reference Desk phone number is unchanged. [The 2nd floor Reference Desk will become the new home of the IT Help Desk on Friday, June 17th.]

Our Ask-A-Librarian service will be adding a new text reference . . . → Read More: New Reference Desk location

Free E-books: National Academies Press

As of today all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of charge, including a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. See complete press release for further information.

GALE databases down 6/4 until noon

Gale will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 12:00am EDT to 12:00pm EDT. During this time, all Gale products and services will be unavailable. In addition to the 275 ebooks in the Gale Virtual Library collection, a partial list of Gale databases that are affected includes these resources:

Academic . . . → Read More: GALE databases down 6/4 until noon

Library Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The Mina Rees Library will be closed all of Memorial Day Weekend, May28th – May30th.

Summer Hours begin June 1st.

EndNote and Web of Science Day @ Hunter

Learn to manage your research better at a series of training sessions on EndNote and Web of Science at Hunter College on May 5th. The day includes breakfast and lunch and a chance to win an Apple iPad!

For more information and registration see the Hunter College blog.

RefWorks Upgrade

Starting today, when you log into RefWorks, you will find a “RefWorks 2.0” link in the upper right corner which provides you with the option to start using this new and more user-friendly interface. During the transition to 2.0 that will occur during the summer, you can return to the “Classic” version, or switch back . . . → Read More: RefWorks Upgrade

Borrow @ Columbia, NYU & NYPL

GC students and faculty now have the opportunity to borrow books through a newly launched pilot program established by NYPL Research Libraries, and Columbia and NYU libraries. MaRLI (Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative) allows you to borrow books within certain parameters established by the libraries. The program runs through June 2012.

At NYPL Research Libraries, many . . . → Read More: Borrow @ Columbia, NYU & NYPL

Information Literacy Goals for Undergrads

You are teaching a freshman class and are told that “information literacy” is an important element of your instruction. Take a look at information literacy goals for lower level undergrads (60 credits or less) that have been compiled by CUNY librarians and endorsed by the University Librarian and the Council of Chief Librarian. These goals . . . → Read More: Information Literacy Goals for Undergrads

Tax Preparation @ SIBL

NYPL @ SIBL is a participating site for a NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs program that can help you prepare and submit your taxes online for free. See the tax help flyer from NYPL/SIBL for further information.