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November 2020

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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What’s an OER? Exploring Open Resources

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do we define the phrase “Open Educational Resources”? What types of content are considered “open” in this context, and how can we learn to identify them as we search online? In this interactive workshop, we’ll take a look at the various options for finding, implementing, and creating OER within…

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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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Research Basics

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to access what you need - Ebooks, articles, journal articles, newspapers, and other types of content! We'll talk about Inter Library Loan (ILL), the Ebook Detective Agency, Zotero, and more. If you have questions about how to conduct research in the currently remote environment…

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Advanced Zotero (Drop-in Session)

November 11 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Stump the librarian! Working with Zotero for your paper/thesis/dissertation? Bibliography not formatted like you thought it should be? In-text citations disappearing? Have you come across something that just doesn’t work right? Come talk to a librarian via Zoom, and we’ll figure it out together. Please note: In this Drop-In session…

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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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Using NYPL for Research

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New York Public Library is an excellent resource, and has always been closely tied to the Graduate Center. We’ll talk about – how to obtain access to books from NYPL’s Research Libraries; the expanded Grab & Go services; MarLI by Mail program; extensive electronic resources/databases available from home; and more! …

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Mina Rees Conversation Series | Mason Brown

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this conversation, Mason Brown (Science Librarian at the Graduate Center) will share from his research and experiences supporting the scientific community as a liaison to the ASRC (Advanced Science Research Center). His recent paper, "The Research Lab as Satellite Library" (Sept. 2020), posits the various ways that librarianship can…

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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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