Tag Archives: Classes

Happy New Year from NYU Libraries!

Be on the lookout this upcoming Spring semester for Library classes specifically for graduate students. These short sessions cover topics like developing your research skills, managing your citations, and introducing you to statistical software (if you want to sign up now, see http://webapps.library.nyu.edu/classes).

No NYU Classes on Mon/Tue Next Week, But Draper Will Still Be Open!

Dear students:

This is just a reminder that there are no classes scheduled for Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11. With limited exceptions, NYU offices–including Draper–will remain open on both days.

All university holidays are listed on the online academic calendar. This fall’s vacations are all listed here.

Academic Advising and Registration for the Spring 2012 Semester

It may only be October, but we’re already looking ahead to the spring 2012 semester. Registration on Albert for the spring term will begin on Monday, November 14, 2011. Spring classes will be available in Albert’s Course Search beginning the week of October 17, 2011. Please remember that most departments in GSAS have earlier registration than Draper does, so if you plan to register for non-Draper classes, you will be able to start making those arrangements before you complete your Draper advising and registration.


Draper’s preliminary spring 2012 course schedule will be available on our website within the next couple weeks. These listings will be updated regularly with new crosslists and information.

Draper’s spring 2012 academic advising period will be held in two separate sessions. The first academic advising session will begin on Thursday, November 10th and end on Wednesday, November 23rd. Any students who are unable to come in for advising during this session will have the opportunity to do so on January 9th and 10th. No advising appointments will be held in December.

Draper will begin scheduling advising appointments on Tuesday, October 25th. To schedule your appointment, please call 212.998.8070 on or after October 25. No advising appointments will be scheduled before that day.


All students who will be enrolling in courses in the spring must have an advising appointment prior to the start of the semester.

Fall 2011 Grad Student Library Classes

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything 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, go to:

–> http://library.nyu.edu/grads

You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to three lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30, 6th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to http://library.nyu.edu/grads

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 meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Check Out the DSNY Oral History Archive, Developed by Robin Nagle and Draper Students

Freshkills, March 2011 (Photo: Robin Nagle)
In spring 2011, Draper and Museum Studies students in Robin Nagle’s “Oral History, Labors of Waste, and the Value of Knowledge” class had the opportunity to launch a new online oral history archive unlike any other currently in existence–one which is dedicated to New York City’s Department of Sanitation and Freshkills Park. The oral history projects begun in this class have been collected into one website: the newly-launched DSNY and Freshkills Park Oral History Archive.

Over the course of the spring semester, students conducted interviews with individuals deeply involved with both the history and future of the DSNY and Freshkills Park. Interviewees featured on the website include current and retired sanitation workers and DSNY employees, spouses of sanitation workers, a former resident of Freshkills (before it was converted to a landfill), the administrator of Freshkills Park, and many others.
In the long term, Robin hopes that “the DSNY Oral History Project will have 100 voices from all corners of Sanitation life. Similarly, the Freshkills Park Oral History Project will have recollections from neighbors, workers and planners whose lives intersected with or continue to shape the Park’s future.” For now, the website marks a vibrant start to a project that will undoubtedly develop and expand in the coming years.
Check out the archive’s website to find out more about the motivation for the project, the narrators who shared their stories and experiences, and listen to full and excerpted interviews.
You can also read a recent article on silive.com about the project: “How Does Your Garbage Disappear from the Curb? Hear from the People Who Make It Happen.”