Author: Hannah Herrlich

Introducing… The Loud Librarians Podcast

The Fordham University Libraries proudly presents its very first podcast- Loud Librarians. Read all about how hosts Hannah and Amber take listeners on a journey as they talk about, ponder, and discuss in great detail all the library things. Come along for the laughs but stay for the facts as Season One dives into the bewildering and magical world of copyright. Learn more about it in this blog post!

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A Very Merry Open Access Week to You

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. Find out more about Open Access in this post.

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Hidden Gems of the Library- The Maps in the Reference Room

It’s no secret that the University Libraries has a vibrant and diverse collection. But what else lurks within the illusive library walls? In this series, “Hidden Gems of the Library,” we’ll take you behind the scenes and beyond the stacks, revealing the University Libraries’ most clandestine attributes, and highlight its often overlooked treasures.

To start, let’s take a look at the maps along the walls of the Walsh Library Reference Room.

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Public Domain 2023

When works go into the public domain, they can legally be shared, without obtaining permissions or paying fees. This means that we can all discover and enjoy works that might otherwise be lost into obscurity. Continue reading to learn more about what works published in the United States before 1927 have been ushered into the public domain this year.

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The Future of Libraries: AI and Machine Learning

Once upon a time librarians and researchers alike, relied on tools and methods of yore to retrieve information. Nowadays, it seems as though all we must do is wave the magic wand of AI technology and *poof* –the answers to all of our questions and research needs appear right before our eyes. Is using ChatGPT and other AI technologies truly this simple? Are we cursed to forever endure the monotonous string of machine-generated narratives? Fear not, dear user, and join the Fordham University Libraries team as we explore these new technologies as tools to supplement–not supplant–the very important work that we all do.

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Second Chance Month

April is Second Chance Month, a time dedicated to supporting the safe and successful reentry of millions of people returning from incarceration each year. Read on to discover the many benefits of prison libraries and why it’s important to raise awareness about Second Chance Month.

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