Twelfth Annual ‘Morningside Lights’ Floods Morningside Heights with Lanterns and Books
Columbia Spectator showcases the 12th annual Morningside Lights, the theme of which was the "Open Book," an idea recommended by Vice Provost and University Librarian Ann Thornton to celebrate libraries.
Miller Theatre Presents the 12th Annual Morningside Lights: "The Open Book"
The 12th annual Morningside Lights, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre, in partnership with the Libraries, returns with 'The Open Book,' an homage to the libraries that preserve access to knowledge and affirm our freedom to read.
Jim Neal Receives 2023 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award
The American Library Association (ALA) announces that University Librarian Emeritus James (Jim) Neal will receive the 2023 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award in recognition of his work to advance "critical agendas for international librarianship."
Histories of Hoover, the Mexican Revolution, and 1790s New York Win the Bancroft Prize
The New York Times reports that "histories of Hoover, the Mexican Revolution, and 1790s New York" win the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field of American history.
Ivy Plus Libraries Weigh in on OSTP Guidance on Access to Federally Funded Research
Columbia University Libraries joins peer institutions in the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation in support of updated policy guidance from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) that will make funded research immediately available to the public.
Columbia University Adopts the Palace Project for E-Content
Government Technology reports that the Libraries has adopted the Palace Project app for e-content, a platform that grants Columbia students, staff, and faculty access to "hundreds of thousands of ebooks as the popularity of digital learning grows."
The Carl Sagan Medal, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, and a Fulbright First for Columbia Nursing
Columbia News profiles faculty, staff, and students who recently received awards, including Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Courtney Chartier and University Librarian Emeritus Jim Neal.
Amusements, Movies, and the Great Outdoors: Summertime Fun with H.P. Lovecraft
Postcards from the Libraries' special collections showcase "amusements, movies, and the great outdoors" that writer H.P. Lovecraft visited during the summer of 1925, including the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park.