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."
The COVID Information Commons & Columbia University Libraries
The Libraries and partner organizations work to make resources associated with the COVID Information Commons (CIC) accessible to the broader public to ensure that "all members of society have equal access to crucial information about pandemic prevention and preparedness measures."
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.
How to Use the Libraries as an Alum (Plus, New Databases!)
Did you know that alumni of Columbia University enjoy free, lifetime access to library facilities as well as free, off-campus access to dozens of journals and databases, including four new resources? Learn how to put your alumni benefits to use.
In Pictures: Columbia’s Next President Minouche Shafik Visits Butler Library and Views Collections
Following an announcement on January 18 that Nemat “Minouche” Shafik will become the 20th president of Columbia University, she embarked on a welcome tour of the University, including a visit to Butler Library.
Columbia University Press | Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Vital and Valuable to the U.S. Higher Education System
Scholars James V. Koch and Omari H. Swinton, who authored "Vital and Valuable: The Relevance HBCUs for American Life and Education" from Columbia University Press, comment on the importance of historically Black colleges and universities to the U.S. higher education system.
The Nelson Memo: Preparing for Updated Federal Public Access Policies
The Libraries works to comply with new guidelines, set forth in August of 2022, that seek to ensure "broad and expeditious sharing of federally-funded research" so that the public may "benefit from the returns on our research and development investments without delay."
Announcing the 2022-2023 Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program Recipients
To contribute to the University's overall Commitment to Antiracism, the Libraries awards 14 internal grants for projects that seek to address racism and exclusion as part of the inaugural Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program.