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Fair Use in the Real World

Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the doctrines of fair use in the U.S. and fair dealing in Canada. These are limitations to copyright law that, under certain circumstances, allow people to use copyrighted works without permission from the owner. But why does that matter?

Black Leaders in Library History

This post is dedicated to those who broke ground in libraries, helping others learn and spreading knowledge to the masses. It highlights four African American library leaders who have made significant contributions to the profession, changing it radically and for the better.

Library Instruction: Supporting Research in the Virtual Classroom

As the Fordham community gears up for another semester during COVID-19, the library staff would like to remind everyone that we are here to help and provide support through library instruction. While we may not be able to meet in person, there are still many ways to partner with the library to develop student research skills.

Plants of the Library, Volume 4

When the going gets tough, who doesn’t end up heading for the self-help aisle? The way I see it, The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Flowers is as basic and comforting as it gets. From time to time I like to turn to page 34 and gain some knowledge about myself and my cacti and succulent brethren.

Spring 2021 Copyright Webinar Series

The Fordham University Library’s copyright webinar series is back after a successful first run in Fall 2020! Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, we will again be offering a series of webinars about copyright issues that faculty and students often face – with a few changes to the program. There will …

Staff Picks: Volume 1

Everyone knows that librarians are pretty savvy about books. Most of us love reading them as much as we love helping our patrons discover them. But what does the library staff read for fun? In this post, David Vassar, a Reference Librarian at Quinn Library, recommends some of his recent favorites.

Library Advent Calendar 2020

Welcome to the first-ever Fordham University Libraries Advent Calendar! Throughout the month of December, we will be unveiling “gifts” from our collections and bit of Fordham history to celebrate the holiday season. Since most Rams are off-campus for the rest of the semester, we hope this will help bring a …