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Mina Rees Library | Workshops & Events | Week of March 1st, 2021

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Week of March 1st, 2021

Knowledge Organization for Knowledge Makers

March 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Why are all the books on a topic grouped together in the library? There’s more to this question than you think! Join us for an introduction to library cataloging and classification for library users. You’ll learn the basics of how librarians make decisions about what goes where. What kinds of research do they make possible and what do they keep hidden? The more you know about how librarians put these elements together, the better you’ll be at research. Attendees will leave the session with a deeper appreciation of knowledge organization and the skills to get what they want out of library catalogs and databases.

This event is hosted by Emily Drabinski and Amanda Belantara (NYU).

Budgeting for Federal Agency Grants

March 5 @ 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. This webinar will provide faculty a better understanding of how to develop pre-award budgets costs to reflect the funding needed to carry out their proposed projects. Presenters: Melissa Lazo (Associate Director, Sponsored Programs, ASRC) and Poline Papoulis (Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Queens College).

Grants & Funding

March 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join us for an illuminating workshop about the intricacies of applying and seeking grants and other forms of funding. We’ll cover the grants databases Pivot, Grantforward, and Candid/Foundation Center suite of search tools (presented by librarians Kate Angell and Elvis Bakaitis). Additionally, this workshop will be co-hosted by Dr. Edith Gonzalez, Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs.


Exploring & Expanding Open Pedagogy

March 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


How does open pedagogy intersect with frameworks of language, storytelling, translation, and linguistics? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss the work of three former Open Pedagogy Fellows – Inés Vañó Garcia, Tania Avilés, and Anthony Harb – as well as the practical steps towards converting a language-focused OER course. This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.