President’s Commission on the History of Race and Racism to Shed Light on Columbia’s Past and Present
"The newly-formed President’s Commission on the History of Race and Racism aims to interrogate little-known events" from Columbia history, "analyzing the University’s symbols and representations within a greater historical and racial context."
Columbia University and Slavery Project Launches Historical Campus Markers
An outcome of the Columbia University and Slavery seminar, co-taught by the Libraries' Curator for American History Thai Jones, the Historical Markers project is an "educational, public-oriented display" based on student research from the course.
The Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection
The Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection, part of the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship at the Burke Library, will facilitate access to digitized materials from the papers of the late professor and theologian, including drawings and sermons.
Research at the RBML | Marija Dalbello Delves into the Industrial Workers of the World Collections
Professor Marija Delabello of Rutgers University takes an international perspective in her work with the Industrial Workers of the World collection, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which documents the efforts of the 20th-century union.
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."
A World Room Welcome
Dean of the School of Journalism Jelani Cobb announced the 20th president of Columbia University, Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, in the World Room of the Journalism School, in front of a stained glass window that bears the Statue of Liberty. University archivists share its history.
C.V. Starr East Asian Library Temporary Closure: Summer and Fall 2023
The C.V. Starr East Asian Library will be closed for critical improvements to its fire alarm and fire suppression technologies from May 2023 through January 2024. The library's collections and services will be modified during this time.
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.
Research at the RBML | Peter Weber Investigates How Philanthropies Supercharge their Impact
Scholar Peter Weber of Auburn University visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to study the records of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and track the organization's efforts to broaden the impact of its philanthropy.
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."