Mina Rees Library – Upcoming Workshops & Events

A Conversation with the Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies

Tuesday May 10th, 4pm-5pm


Join us for a discussion of the work of The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies with Caitlin Gunn (Pedagogy Lab Director), and Sarah Clinton-McCausland (Instructional Design Librarian).

The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent center founded in 2019, started as an initiative based out of the Harvard Divinity School’s Science, Religion and Culture program. Their Pedagogy Lab supports open access scholarship, Open Educational Resources, and curriculum for Black, Indigenous, Ethnic, and Area Studies – we’ll talk about how these areas intersect, and the future of open resources within these subject areas. This event is generously supported by a Doctoral Enhancement for the Curriculum Grant through The Publics Lab, funded by the Mellon Foundation.


Dissertation Office Drop-In Hours

Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm

April 26th: https://gc-cuny.libcal.com/event/8876061

Have a last-minute concern about depositing your dissertation or thesis? The library’s Dissertation Office dedicates time for drop-in Zoom consultations every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Students are still welcome to stop by the Dissertation Office (room 2304) at other times or request an online or in-person appointment during regular business hours by emailing Roxanne Shirazi at: rshirazi@gc.cuny.edu


Scholarly Publishing Drop-in Hour

Wednesday April 27, 1pm-2pm

Register here: https://gc-cuny.libcal.com/event/8951054

This drop-in session is for anyone with questions about scholarly publishing or other aspects of scholarly communication. Topics you can stop by to discuss include (but aren’t limited to): article or book publication contracts, open access (how to find OA scholarship, how to make your scholarship OA), research metrics (Journal Impact Factor, h-index, altmetrics, etc.), Academia.edu / ResearchGate, and much more.


Zotero Drop-In Hour

Mondays, 1pm-2pm


Stephen Klein holds one-on-one Zotero virtual office hours for drop-in video consultations on Mondays 1-2pm. Zotero is open source citation software enabling users to easily collect, organize, cite and share. These one-on-one sessions are great for consummate users who need troubleshooting assistance or new users who prefer a more informal approach.


Data Management Drop-In Hour

Tuesday, May 10th, 2pm-3pm


Do you have reams of research data that you need to organize and document? Do you need to ensure that it is accessible to the public and/or preserved for the long term? Are you applying for a grant that requires you to create a data management plan? If so, then this drop-in session is for you.


Study Rooms at The Graduate Center: The Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council offers lounges and a conference room that may be reserved by all GC doctoral and MA students here: https://cunydsc.org/services/rooms/


NYPL Study Rooms at Schwarzman (42nd Street & 5th Avenue)- Doctoral students are encouraged to apply now, though applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Benefits of the study rooms: Participants may keep books in the study room for easy access, throughout their 3-9 month stay. Additionally, there is a newsletter and informal gatherings to support research.

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