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In letter to White House, libraries push for open access

March 3, 2023

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC), comprised of thirteen libraries including Cornell University Library, sent an open letter to the White House Office of Science …

Elevator doors at Mann Library and Olin Library

Your art, our elevators!

February 16, 2023

Going up? Artistic Cornell students, take your creativity to the next level by entering our elevator art contest! Cornell University Library is calling for submissions …

Library-lending partnership gets a reboot

Jose Beduya
December 13, 2022

Since its beginnings in 1999, the reciprocal-lending service among Ivy Plus libraries known as Borrow Direct has grown into an interlibrary collection that’s 90-million-volumes strong. …

Fictional civilization leaves behind lasting legacy

David Nutt
December 7, 2022

Norman Daly spent years chronicling the lost Iron Age civilization of Llhuros – its relics, its rituals, its poetry, its music – as well as …

Library exhibit explores fraught history of textile industry

Jose Beduya
October 24, 2022

“Marguerite, a former slave,” is all that’s known of the striking image of a woman in a green dress in Cornell University Library’s Loewentheil Collection …

McGraw Tower reflected on one of Olin Library's windows

Library events highlight open access research

Jose Beduya
October 17, 2022

In celebration of the international Open Access Week, Cornell University Library is holding a series of panel discussions and talks, Oct. 24–28, to promote freely …

Student receives Kheel Center research award

Jose Beduya
October 4, 2022

Workers’ issues were always close to home for Yu An Chen’22, the latest recipient of the Kheel Center’s Undergraduate Research Award for outstanding scholarship using …

Book: Policymakers are failing ‘climate refugees’

Dave Nutt
September 28, 2022

Natural disasters may be impossible to prevent, but much of the devastation that occurs in their aftermath – specifically the forced displacement of people – …

Talk to describe conserving centuries-old Chinese encyclopedia

Jose Beduya
September 22, 2022

Famous for building the architectural marvel of Beijing’s Forbidden City in the early-15th century, the emperor Zhu Di (known by his imperial name of Yongle) …

Textile exhibit opens with workers’ songs

Jose Beduya
September 19, 2022

Librarians are known to be keepers of quiet. But, on Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m., Caitlin Mathes and Bill Cowdery are hitting the piano keys …

Exhibit calls for textile art

Jose Beduya
August 31, 2022

Histories, cultures, and social forces are woven into the clothes we wear and the fabrics decorating our homes, explains Marcie Farwell, the Gordon and Marjorie …

A library staff member is digitizing a book

Digitization program calls for applications

Jose Beduya
August 17, 2022

Got an idea for a digital collection to spark scholarship at Cornell and beyond? Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections wants to hear from you. …

HIV/AIDS exhibit tells story of love and acceptance

Jose Beduya
August 17, 2022

Visiting Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in 2017 to see materials related to the history of HIV and AIDS, Michael Mamp …

Press director elected president of international association

Jose Beduya
June 23, 2022

Jane Bunker, Cornell University Press director, has been elected to be the 73rd president of the Association of University Presses, an organization of more than …

Congratulations to our 2022 Elevator Art Contest Winners!

Aia Ferreira
May 9, 2022

Our annual Elevator Art Contest gives Cornell undergraduate, graduate, or professional school students the chance to showcase their creative talents, win a Cornell Store prize, …

Library deal to stimulate open access

Jose Beduya
April 24, 2022

Research published on an open access basis helps to knock down steep paywalls and reach more readers in need—but, often, authors are expected to cover …

Jessica Tanzer's photo of dancers from The Box, an all-genders queer nightclub in San Francisco.

Talks mark exhibits, campus LGBTQ milestones

Jose Beduya
April 24, 2022

From April 27 to 28, the “Radical Desire” symposium brings pioneering lesbian feminist scholars, publishers, and photographers to speak at Cornell, in celebration of library …

Kheel Center’s Triangle Fire Site Honored

Mary Catt
March 28, 2022

The Triangle Fire website at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives has received the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s 2022 Health & Safety Virtual Exhibit of the …

Kheel Center Names Strassberg Grant Winners

Julie Greco
March 21, 2022

The Kheel Center has announced that Mary Vidaver and Ian Gavigan have been selected as this year’s Richard Strassberg Travel Grant award winners. The grant …

Library exhibits complement ‘opera quarrel’

Aia Ferreira
March 18, 2022

Drawing on Cornell University Library’s deep holdings in eighteen-century opera, an exhibit in conjunction with The Pleasures of the Quarrel performance is now open at …

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