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Mina Rees Library | Week of April 1st, 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 LGBTQ Research Center in the United States, as well as its ongoing alliance with a university library. Hosted by Shawn(ta) Smith Cruz (NYU), this event will feature remarks by Justin Brown (CLAGS Executive Director), Sarah Chinn (Hunter College), and Graduate Center librarians Jill Cirasella, Kate Angell, and Elvis Bakaitis.


Grant Prospecting Strategies and Resources

April 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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. This workshop will present the basics of using Pivot, Grant Forward and the Foundation Directory. An excellent opportunity for individuals new to the grant application process, as well as for those actively seeking funding.


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

April 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 ways you wish!) Some journals allow you to retain some rights (e.g., the right to post online). Some journals leave copyright in your hands. (You simply give the journal a non-exclusive license to publish the article.) How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author?

Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create. This workshop is hosted by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Digital Scholarship.