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October 2020

Introduction to Grants & Funding

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We'll take a look at the extensive databases Pivot & GrantForward, and demonstrate how you can set up email alerts with tailored funding opportunities. If you're curious about how to identify grants and other sources (Fellowships, prizes, and more), we'll direct you to useful tools that will do a bit…

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Reach Your Readers: Sharing Your Scholarship in CUNY Academic Works

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Since COVID-19 sent us all home, have you had trouble accessing some of the scholarship you’ve needed for your teaching, learning, and/or research? Indeed, something COVID-19 has made us even more aware of is the vital importance of barrier-free public accessibility of scholarly and pedagogical works. You need easier access…

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November 2020

Open Access Publishing and Repositories

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available. Click here to…

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Chat with the Chief Librarian

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Interim Chief Librarian Emily Drabinski for a discussion and to hear updates about the Mina Rees Library during this remote environment. We'd love to hear from you! Bring your ideas and questions.  Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you.  We look forward to…

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Authors’ Rights: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students…

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Data Management Plans

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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In this workshop we will cover: What is research data? Why share your data? How to write a data management plan for your grant proposal or paper Data management plans are required in most grant applications these days. We'll provide a DMP checklist and a good sample to learn from.…

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Putting the Public Back in Publication: Reaching Many Audiences Through Open Access

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Sometimes you write for other scholars, and sometimes you write for the broader public. But is there really such a stark distinction between audiences? When the public can access your scholarly works as well, you can reach readers you never imagined. Furthermore, your research can be discussed, cited, linked to,…

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Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Do you want to publish a book? Do you want to understand the basics of copyright law, negotiation, and publication contract terms before you agree to a book deal with a publisher? If so, this workshop is for you! The workshop will cover the clauses that frequently appear in publication…

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Mina Rees Conversation Series | Trans & Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Co-editors of the forthcoming "Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS" by Litwin Books - Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger, and Krista McCracken - will discuss their research. We'll discuss the importance of gender diversity and transgender voices within the field of Library and Information Science (LIS), as well as the impetus for this project. Click…

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Fair Use for Non-Fiction Authors

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This workshop is designed for nonfiction authors of all types — including historians, biographers, scientists, and scholars of literature, theatre, art, and music — who want to know more about using copyrighted materials. The workshop will help researchers who want to do things such as: Include song lyrics in a…

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December 2020

Chat with the Chief Librarian

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Interim Chief Librarian Emily Drabinski for a discussion and to hear updates about the Mina Rees Library during this remote environment. We'd love to hear from you! Bring your ideas and questions.  Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you.  We look forward to…

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Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This workshop will help users evaluate and compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of multiple journals, as resources to be used as well as potential targets for their own publications. We will also talk about how to identify and avoid predatory and unethical publishing practices. Click here to sign up!…

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