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April 2021

From Newsletter to Scholarly Record: Unveiling the CLAGSNews Digital Archive

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join members of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the Mina Rees Library for an unveiling of 35 years of scholarship now publicly accessible, downloadable, and shareable across the world, in the CUNY Academic Works repository. The digital CLAGS Archive illustrates the impact of queer scholarship from the oldest…

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Grant Prospecting Strategies and Resources

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Funding Fridays Webinar Series logo

Every month, CUNY’s Office of Research is offering a faculty research development webinar in collaboration with the Research Foundation Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support and the Office of Library Services. While the Mina Rees Library is not the organizer of these webinars, we are pleased to share them with the Graduate Center community. Session Description: This workshop…

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Article Publication Contracts: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Workshop Series logo

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 use your article in the…

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Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work

April 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Illustration of the role of preprints

The LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable and Junior Faculty Research Roundtable would like to welcome all CUNY faculty, staff, and students to our joint event on community-owned preprint repositories!  Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Time: 3:30-5:00pm Public demand for scholarly research skyrocketed in 2020,…

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Do I Want to Use Scrivener for My Dissertation?

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
online

Maybe you've heard from friends or colleagues how great Scrivener is. Maybe you've tried it yourself but aren't sure whether it's really the thing for you. Join us for an overview and discussion on this multi-faceted manuscript maker; we'll talk about linking research materials, organizing collections, organizing text, and much,…

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Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. This workshop is part of…

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Towards a Critical, Decolonized Pedagogy: An Interactive (Re)Visioning

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (NYU), and Veronica Arellano Douglas (University of Houston), will bring workshop participants into active conversation about a critically engaged, student-centered pedagogy. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on specific examples - moments when they sensed a shift in students’ understanding, and the associated context or framework that lead to…

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Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Workshop Series logo

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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Visions of Open: Digital Humanities & Archival Praxis

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This roundtable features the work of four Graduate Center students/alumni whose projects use CUNY-created open platforms to engage intersections of open pedagogy, the digital humanities, and archival praxis. August Smith (Sociology) and Daniel Valtueña (LAILAC) will share their experiences of the Mina Rees Library’s Open Pedagogy Fellowship as they brought…

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May 2021

Humanities and Arts Funding Opportunities

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Funding Fridays Webinar Series logo

Every month, CUNY’s Office of Research is offering a faculty research development webinar in collaboration with the Research Foundation Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support and the Office of Library Services. While the Mina Rees Library is not the organizer of these webinars, we are pleased to share them with the Graduate Center community. Session Description: Learn key…

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Open Resources for LGBTQ Studies

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teaching LGBTQ Studies depends on the availability of resources. This workshop will offer an overview to finding subject-specific resources (openly-licensed and freely accessible online), through the lens of primary and secondary sources. We will look at archival repositories (Library of Congress, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Digital Transgender Archive), OER textbooks, as…

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Open-Source Software for Scholarship

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
online

OER isn't just text; truly open scholarship needs freely accessible tools as well. Zotero, Tropy, LibreOffice, Charted, Datawrapper... there are solutions out there for just about every scholarly need, but they may not all be right for you. We'll conduct an overview of the open-source software world as it relates…

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