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Doing Research in COVID-19 Times

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How can libraries best support graduate research when circulation itself is both deadly and essential? Enabling students and faculty to read for examinations, conduct archival and print-based research, and complete theses, dissertations, articles, chapters, and books is among the most pressing access issues of our time.

Meanwhile, the sudden shift to electronic collecting and access models via large vendors in the global north threatens to limit the diversity of library collections well into the future, disadvantaging some areas of research over the long term. As access to our physical spaces and collections is severely curtailed or stopped altogether, how can we develop and deploy sustainable solutions under this new normal?

Join Melissa Gasparotto, The New York Public Library’s Associate Director of Research Services and Institutional Partnerships and Emily Drabinski, the Graduate Center’s Interim Chief Librarian, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by Covid-19 to scholarship for the public good.

Sign up via this form, and the Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event. 


December 16, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Covid-19 Continuity: Explore the library’s online resources and services, or consult our service updates.