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Mina Rees Library | Workshops & Events


Chat with the Chief Librarian

December 2 @ 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! 


Integrating Scrivener and Zotero

December 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

One thing that multi-function manuscript engine Scrivener lacks is a robust bibliographic toolset. Its somewhat clunky footnote and endnote mechanics don’t easily export or import the mountains of metadata you may have accumulated. Bibliographic toolset Zotero is a dream for managing research and citations, but is there a way to get your Zotero info into your Scrivener framework? Integrating the two programs isn’t a plug-and-play process, but it can be done, and it can save you time and frustration to know how to do it. We’ll go over Scrivener’s and Zotero’s approaches to notes and citations, and investigate the ways (there’s more than one!) that the two can work together. Click here to sign up! 


Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

December 7 @ 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.

Click here to sign up! 


Doing Research in COVID-19 Times | Mina Rees Conversation Series 

December 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How can libraries best support graduate research when circulation itself is both deadly and essential? Enabling students and faculty to read for examinations, conduct archival and print-based research, and complete theses, dissertations, articles, chapters, and books is among the most pressing access issues of our time. Join Melissa Gasparotto, The New York Public Library’s Associate Director of Research Services and Institutional Partnerships and Emily Drabinski, the Graduate Center’s Interim Chief Librarian, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by Covid-19 to scholarship for the public good. Sign up via this form! The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event.

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