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Researcher’s Toolkit: Maximizing Research Success for Graduate Students

Researcher’s Toolkit: An Online Program in Maximizing Research Success for Graduate Students in the Physical and Life Sciences and Engineering

Tuesdays, early afternoon, January 11 – March 29, 2022

Cornell University Library is excited to again offer Cornell science and engineering grad students an opportunity to participate virtually in the Researcher’s Toolkit.  This popular annual program is now in its sixth year and will be held online during the Spring 2022 semester on Tuesdays, in the early afternoon from January 11 through March 29.  Each 1-hour session will focus on a different topic—from managing your data to doing comprehensive literature reviews to promoting yourself as a researcher—and will include plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q&A. As in previous years, we will also hear from a panel of experienced journal editors what it takes to get published. We’ll pick the best starting time between Noon and 1:30pm based on the preferences provided at registration.

Register online at:

Registrations are due December 23, and enrollment is limited, so please apply as soon as you can.   

For more information on past programs & presenters, please see the online guide at If you have any questions, please send a message to

Cultivating Silence: Nikolai Vavilov and the Suppression of Science in the Modern Era

Cultivating Silence: Nikolai Vavilov and the Suppression of Science in the Modern Era

Nikolai Vavilov was the most brilliant plant geneticist of the early Soviet Union, achieving worldwide scientific fame, yet he died in prison with his work almost completely destroyed. This exhibit presents a cautionary tale of ideology and research that still holds lessons for life sciences scholarship of today. 

November Library Workshops

Some great skill-building workshops still to be had at the Library this semester. For more info on our November line-up and to register:


Scrivener for [Academic] Writing (in person)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Olin 106G, Olin Library


Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Disinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources (in person)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Uris Classroom


Reproducible Research: How and Where to Publish Your Data (virtual)

Thursday, November 4, 2021

10:10am – 12:00pm


T.A.S.K. (Toys After Surgery for Kids) (making workshop, virtual)

Thursday, November 11, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

The Bear Says “Get the Most Out of Your Library!”

Hey students, what can the Library help you with this hybrid fall 2020 semester? A lot! Just take it from the bear—who’s stepping up as the star of our new comic book series, created to fill you in on all the ways you can make the Library work for you. Our first installment comes with tips on getting the most out of the library as many students head off campus to finish their semester at home.  Wishing you all a successful close to a (rather historic!) fall 2020 semester, wherever your perch!


Now Available: Contactless Poster Printing @ Mann

Mann Library is happy to announce that poster printing services are once again available for Cornell faculty, students and staff. Need a color poster printed, in large–up to 5’ x 100’–or smaller–e.g. 8-1/2 x 11″ or 11″ x 17″–dimensions? Our services are available Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm with a turnaround time of approximately 2 business days. Here are the specific steps needed for getting your poster(s) printed during this year’s hybrid semesters at Cornell:

  • Submit your poster electronically via the Qualtrics form available on the plotter page of the Mann website
  • Our form will ask you to specify our desired paper size, type, quantity, Net ID/email, as well as payment info. (Payment can be via department charge, credit card, or p-card; those paying via credit or p-card will be prompted to call the Mann Help desk to complete the payment).
  • Once payment has been processed, Mann staff will print the poster file submitted, put the the finished print(s) into a plastic sleeve or envelope labelled with your name, and leave it for you to pick up in our contactless pick-up area (Mann 112, aka the mannUfactory makerspace).
  • You will be notified via email when your poster is ready for pick-up. Again, we anticipate poster orders will be ready for pick-up within 2 business days from time of submission.

Have a question? Feel free to contact us via phone: (607) 255-3296; or email: