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About the CollectionThe Everett News Cafe Book Collections (15-25 books changed every 4-6 weeks) curated by the library staff. Each collection is tethered to a large news event (or the occasional library event) and seeks to help cafe visitors gain context and deeper understanding of the subject.Tips for curators: when a news event is particularly dramatic, exciting or noteworthy and seems like it will be in the news for at least 2 months, think about what might help news-readers understand the issue better. Then, research relevant titles through pub...
Bin Laden's BookshelfJuly-August 2015In May 2015, four years after Osama Bin Laden’s compound was raided by Navy SEAL members, the Obama Administration declassified nearly 80 documents and materials found there. Amidst various documents and writings pertaining to the affairs of Al Qaeda was “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf”, as it was called by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The over three dozen books range from classic international politics titles to classic conspiracy theory titles and cover everything from democracy to Islam to inter...
June 4 - August, 2019“Reflections” takes work from three art collections (Dow, Castellon, and Ziegfeld), in the Gottesman Library archive, that has been selected for their connection and counterpoint to each other. The exhibit is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the recent film Us, and the principles of art therapy. “Reflections” was curated by members of the library staff to examine the art of the...
Serious ComicsSeptember 18, 2015 - November 7, 2015Can comic books be a tool for new forms of teaching, learning and research? This collection explores that question. It includes seminal works in the medium, guides for theory and practice using comics at teaching tools, and selected popular contemporary works.This collection was curated by: Benjamin Villarreal, ...
Summer - Fall, 2019Curated by the Design Team, Welcome to the Library provides a colorful introduction to the spaces and resources available at the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University. Complete with pop up book, visitors can learn how the library works, access resource information, and view past creative projects.The Gottesman Libraries is one of the nation's la...
How to Win an ElectionFebruary 1 - March 15, 2016"But since men are principally induced to shew goodwill and zeal at the hustings by three considerations—kindness received, hope of more, personal affection and good feeling—we must take notice how best to take advantage of each of these. By very small favours men are induced to think that they have sufficient reason for giving support at the poll, and surely those you have saved (and their number is very large) cannot fail to understand that, i...
October 17 - November, 2019 The Samos ‘hot spot’ camp is a detention center for asylum seekers crossing into the EU from Turkey. Since the EU-Turkey Deal in 2016, all asylum seekers found in Greek waters are detained in hotspot camps in Lesvos, Samos, Chios, and Kos. The Samos camp is a repurposed military base that was built for 650. However today the camp and the olive groves surrounding it (“the ju...
Sensational GodsDecember 15, 2015 - January 31, 2016Books to help us reflect on the forces behind the biggest news stories of the year. How have transformations in media contributed to transformations in our perspectives on what we see as “other”? What does identity have to do with conflict? Does our definition of justice change when we move around the world?The BooksBlind Spo...
December 5, 2019 - February 16, 2020"Carry-outs are an active fight against displacement just through their very existence.”As Modele Oyewole once stated in Complex magazine, “America may run on Dunkin’, but the heart of Washington D.C. beats to Chinese carryouts.” For decades, carry-outs have been a staple in urban cities like Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY, creating a hub for ...
February 26 - April 24, 2020 Welcome to an exhibition of selections from the Mary Adelaide Nutting Collection from Gottesman Libraries archive. This selection is being displayed in honor of a recent gift of two antique nursi...