Historic collection gets fresh start07/10/19
Marcie Farwell becomes the inaugural Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator.
Art-science collaboration spotlights pollinator health05/29/19
PolliNation exhibit conveys scientific facts while prompting questions and conversations through art.
Exhibit features first Commencement, first graduates05/22/19
The first-ever Cornell diploma and other rare artifacts are on display at Cornell Commences exhibit.
Exhibit on labor movements features Kheel Center artifacts04/23/19
With historical materials from Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management and Archives, the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) opens the exhibit City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York on May 1.
Fine Arts Library service to be interrupted May 20-Aug. 504/22/19
Fine Arts Library (FAL) materials in Annex unavailable May 20–August 5, and B56 Sibley Hall (the temporary FAL location) last day July 26
On its 25th year, Library’s Fuerst Award honors student workers04/16/19
Cornell University Library honored its most dedicated student workers with the Fuerst Award at an April 16 ceremony attended by their cheering mentors and supervisors.
Cornell librarians help train researchers in Africa02/28/19
Cornell University librarians go the distance to share knowledge that makes a difference—and, in January and February, two of them traveled to Africa to help researchers advance food security and legal scholarship.
Book marks Tompkins County’s place in suffrage movement02/28/19
In their book, Achieving Beulah Land: The Long Struggle for Suffrage in Tompkins County, New York, Carol Kammen and Elaine Engst, MA ’72, gather historical images, first-person accounts and other artifacts that provide insights into the national struggle for women’s right to vote in the U.S.
Rediscovering a pioneering botanical illustrator02/01/19
Digitization efforts of Cornell University Library and the research of a Cuban-American historian bring attention to an unpublished masterpiece from the 1800s.
Apply for 2019 Digitization Grants01/22/19
To build lasting collections for teaching and scholarship, Cornell University Library’s digitization grants program invites proposals from A&S faculty and grads.
How do you flourish in scientific publishing? Ask a librarian01/16/19
To jump-start the careers of graduate students and postdocs, Cornell University Library held a free workshop, “Research from Start to Publish,” Jan. 7–8.
Celebrating arXiv’s growth at the library, future at CIS12/13/18
A gathering honors arXiv’s 17 years with Cornell University Library and looks ahead to its future with Computing and Information Science.
Documentarian: Take down paywalls with open access to scholarship12/04/18
Academic publishing is a $25 billion-a-year industry dominated by a handful of publishers with unfair business practices, claimed Paywall. Director Jason Schmitt screened his exposé at Cornell Cinema.
Hip hop and basketball icon shows documentary at Cornell11/08/18
Bobbito Garcia shares his life story and pays homage to the people and places that defined his career.
Exhibit commemorates women’s right to vote11/06/18
Woman Suffrage at Cornell is launched on Election Day 2018.
SPARK Talks 2018 brings specialized research to a general audience10/29/18
Grads and post-docs deliver their “elevator” pitches at this yearly event.
“Beautiful” oddity unveiled at math library10/25/18
Gömböc 1865, a gift from its co-inventor, finds its home at Cornell.
Library study named in honor of Isaac Kramnick10/23/18
Elisabeth Boas and Art Spitzer—both from the Class of ’71—pay homage to a beloved professor.
Portal connects President Pollack to Afghan coding school for girls10/10/18
Conversing with counterparts in Herat, Afghanistan, a small group of Cornell leaders and students discuss how to empower women in STEM .
Conference explores migration, celebrates Wason Collection centennial10/02/18
“What better way to mark this momentous anniversary than through a dynamic exchange of ideas that honors and continues the spirit of the Wason Collection,” said Gerald R. Beasley, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, during his welcome speech.
Library exhibit weaves together text and sound09/24/18
How do you write a sound? A new library exhibit explores the criss-crossings of acoustic and writing technologies.
Seven projects awarded 2018 digitization grants09/24/18
Faculty and graduate students collaborate with Cornell University Library’s curators and digitization experts to create online collections.
New program lets students request textbooks for reserve09/10/18
Students can now request for the Library to buy textbooks and make them available for short-term borrowing (typically two hours) if the textbooks are not already available on course reserves.
Railway records document seismic labor shifts06/18/18
Comprising 380 boxes of records, photographs, correspondence and more, the 63 newly processed railroad collections support research in the ILR School and beyond.
Library receives collection on Jewish fables around the world06/18/18
The books are in several languages, including Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and Judeo-Persian.
Notes from Cornell typewriters05/16/18
The typewriters will allow Cornellians to connect with each other and the past.
Student workers honored for ‘outstanding service’04/19/18
The Fuerst prize, named for William F. Fuerst, Jr. ’39, is awarded annually to students on the basis of their exceptional performance, initiative and service to the library.
Finding, using map data online just got easier03/23/18
The Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository, known as CUGIR, now includes a powerful new search tool, making it easier for users to find and download a wide variety of geospatial data.
Library offers help protecting online privacy03/23/18
Cornellians can find out how to make their personal data more secure, or learn more about how companies are tracking their online habits and physical movements, during the Digital CoLab’s new drop-in hour.
Elevator art contest winners03/14/18
The winning entry depicts “how Cornell equips students with education in various fields of studies, and provides access to the latest technologies.”
Library ‘portal’ to connect campus with people worldwide03/08/18
Users can have spontaneous conversations with people through the portal, and classes can reserve and use the portals for projects or assignments for global learning.
Legal information for developing countries03/07/18
The goal of the Global Online Access to Legal Information program is strengthening the rule of law, evidence-based research, healthcare, policymaking and global justice in developing countries by providing access to free or low cost legal information.
Create something at mannUfactory makerspace, opening Feb. 102/02/18
Among the tools and software available in the makerspace are soldering kits, sewing machines, mini-computing kits, hand tools, large-format printing on materials such as fabric or vinyl, and video and audio editing equipment.
Apply for 2018 Arts and Sciences digitization grants02/02/18
The goal of the program is to build enduring digital collections in support of scholarship and teaching in Arts and Sciences.
Cornellians can borrow from Ithaca College Library02/02/18
“We value our partnership with Ithaca College, and look forward to welcoming the Ithaca College community,” said Wendy Wilcox, Cornell access services librarian.
Rand to house luminous, voluminous fine arts library02/02/18
The Mui Ho Fine Arts Library will feature three dense stack levels providing shelving for approximately 125,000 volumes, a generous reading area, spaces for group and individual study on the main library level and office space on the side of the building near Milstein Hall.