EVENT | Mar. 27 through May 20 — Mindfulness Sessions at Bobst

Feeling stressed and scattered? Tight in your neck and shoulders? Learn some techniques to leave you feeling focused and ready to tackle the end of the semester.  

Join us for meditation and seated yoga mini-sessions

REGISTER FOR A SESSION

All sessions in Bobst Library Room 745
70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Monday, March 27 at 3:00 – Ellie

Tuesday, April 9 at 3:00 – Brian

Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 – Mistral

Tuesday, May 14 at 3:00 – Brian

Monday, May 20 at 3:00 – Ellie


Provided in partnership with MindfulNYU.

EVENT | Feb. 21 — unCOMMON Salon: Unionizing the Impossible

Uncommon Salon Series text over black and white image of a crowd of men wearing hat.UNIONIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE:
Ernesto Galarza and La Alianza de Braceros de México en los Estados Unidos, 1942-1964

Presented by Mireya Loza
Assistant Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU

Thursday, February 21, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Room 745

Open to the Public | Light refreshments will be served

Soon after the first Mexican guest workers started arriving to the US through the Bracero Program, they challenged policy restrictions that prohibited them from organizing unions. As one of the first organizations created to represent these men, “La Alianza de Braceros,” sought to improve the conditions of braceros in both the US and Mexico.

This talk explores Alianza’s transnational strategies and the organization’s relationship with the prominent labor activist, Ernesto Galarza. Galarza worked with Alianza to incorporate guest workers into his American unionizing efforts. However, after he grew frustrated with the Mexican government’s repressive treatment of Alianza, he changed his tactics from unionizing braceros to working to end the Bracero Program itself. The subsequent demise of Alianza solidified the growing divide between Mexican and American labor in US agricultural fields.

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Mireya Loza is an Assistant Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Her areas of research include Latinx History, Social Movements, Labor History and Food Studies. Her book, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual and Political Freedom (UNC Press), examines the Bracero Program and how guest workers negotiated the intricacies of indigeneity, intimacy, and transnational organizing. 

Learn more about our unCOMMON Salon Series

Get Set for a Great Finish!

NYU Libraries has a host of resources to help you sprint through finals.

Check out the listings of what’s happening at Bobst and Dibner.

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BOBST LIBRARY

Study all night starting Friday 12/14

We’re keeping the Bobst stacks open 24-hours for NYU students.

Making more space

We’ve suspended our guest policy this week to maximize space for you!

Perk up!

Beginning Mon. 12/17 free coffee is available during the overnight hours in Bobst on LL1.

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Sign up for a yoga and mini meditation session

Mon. 12/17 – 2:00pm
Mon. 12/17 – 2:30pm
Tues. 12/18 – 3:00pm
Tues. 12/18 – 3:30pm

Get in the zone

Complimentary earplugs are available at the Circulation & Reserves Service desk in the atrium.


DIBNER LIBRARY

Extended hours starting Friday 12/14

Dibner will be open 24-hours and not closing again until Fri. 12/21 at 6pm.

Snacks & Treats

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Overnight snacks at midnight in LC433 provided by Student Affairs on Mon. 12/17, Tues. 12/18, and Weds. 12/19

We’ve got coffee available for overnight studying

Popcorn will be distributed (while supplies last) starting Sun. 12/16 in the late evening.

De-stress and get in the zone

The library will be handing out security reminders and tips for studying and de-stressing.

Earplugs are available from the service desk to help block out distractions.

Visit the De-stress Zone (across from the service desk)
We’ve got activities for your study breaks:

  • games (chess, battleship, etc.)
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • origami
  • coloring sheets
  • de-stress balls
  • spin chair

Bobst Coloring Contest, Oct. 8-23

Take a study break, get creative, and try to stay within the lines!

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We’re excited to announce the first ever Bobst Coloring Contest featuring an image from our Special Collections.

Our first coloring sheet depicts a woodblock print from the most heavily illustrated of the book of the 15th century—the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Open to all current NYU students, coloring sheets can be picked up at the reference desk on the first floor of Bobst Library

Win a gift card to the NYU Bookstore or Starbucks (your choice)

1st Prize: $75
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize: $25

Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 31st on the Library social media accounts.

See page 2 for contest rules and guidelines.

Alert: Second Floor of Bobst Library Closes for Renovation

On Tuesday, May 28th, the second floor of Bobst Library will be closed for renovation. Please use the elevators to access floors 3-10. There will be no stair or elevator access to the 2nd floor.

A New Center for Special Collections

Over the next two years, floors 2 and 3 of Bobst Library will be renovated to create a new center for Special Collections. The new space will include a Special Collections reading room, classrooms, and galleries. A redefined North Reading Room for students and researchers will double as event space.  Renovation work on floor 3 will take place in 2019-2020.

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Rendering of the new Special Collections reading room. Image used courtesy of CannonDesign.

Grad Students: Get Your Semester Started Right

Hello from NYU Libraries!

The fall semester is about to kick off, which means the Libraries will be offering our Graduate Student workshops! Come learn everything you need to know, from how to organize your bibliographies to how to track down those tricky citations to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, see our Graduate Student Services calendar.

And make sure to take advantage of the Libraries’ many wonderful offerings, such as our subject specialists and our Ask a Librarian reference service. We’re happy to help!

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— NYU Libraries Graduate Student Services