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Library Day

An annual celebration of research, scholarship, and the work of library faculty, staff, and students.

Virtual Library Day 2022


Library day is a time for us to recognize and celebrate the work of the people in our libraries; the people who work to make library resources available and discoverable, the people who work to make the libraries clean and safe, the people who teach about library resources and research methods, and the people who engage our libraries to learn about our resources and use them to produce new works of creativity and knowledge. 

Robert Cowan's keynote remarks speak to a hopeful emergence from dark times that we may all relate to in this moment. They also blend imagination and research in a way that we love. We hope you will enjoy his tribute to libraries during National Poetry Month.

A Celebration of Faculty Teaching

Librarians' Engagement with Students: Ask a Librarian

Hunter College librarians participate in a network that provides access to 24/7 chat sessions with librarians around the world. The video below shows feedback shared by online visitors after chatting with our librarians.

Celebrating Each Other

Margaret Bausman, Head, Social Work & Urban Public Health Library

  • Individual Shout-Outs:  Ann Thompson, Isabel Taylor, Adina Mulliken, Stephanie Margolin, Andrea Rudner, Silberman College and Student Assistants, Wendy Tan, Iris Gomez, Interim Chief John Pell, Clay Williams, Dean Mary Cavanaugh, Andrew Silver, Gus Pita, Eduardo Cajigas, and Silberman Facilities Team
  • When Hurricane Ida unleashed her torrent in September, the east wall of the Social Work & Urban Public Health’s Library sustained serious damage and flooded our stacks.  While no books were lost, Silberman facilities boxed and moved approximately 1/4 of our collection so that 4-5 rows of shelving could be removed, the back wall opened up for repair, and the carpets replaced.  Wendy Tan and Iris Gomez worked assiduously with the Office of Library Services to suppress the Alma records of the then temporarily unavailable books.  Everyone pitched in to help student locate alternative materials.  And finally, our College and Student Assistants are beginning the monumental task of re-shelving our books under Ann Thompson’s leadership.  Great team work – well done everyone!!


A.J. Pathak, Health and Informatics Librarian

  • A.J. would like to express his gratitude to Donna Braithwaite, John Carey, Sarah Johnson, Sarah Ward, Alexandra Gil, Stephanie Margolin, John Pell, Clay Williams, Meg Bausman, Malin Abrahamsson, Wendy Tan, and Milton Quiah for their support and help during the course of Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Semesters. 
  • A.J. also would like to express his gratitude to Health Professions Library staff Henry Guturrez, David Kwok, Nancy Thomas, Maria Vivas, and Aishat Balogun for their assistance and kindness.


John Carey, Head, Health Professions Library

  • John would like to thank the Health Professions Library team mentioned above, as well as the Public Safety and Facilities staff of the Brookdale Campus for their invaluable support and tireless efforts in the reopening of the campus.  John would also like to thank Prof. Elizabeth Capezuti, interim dean of the Hunter School of Nursing, and the rest of the Nursing faculty and staff; Prof. Cristiana Collins and the faculty of Physical Therapy; Prof. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins and the faculty of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology; and Prof. Steven Einheber and the faculty of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, for their enduring support of the Hunter College Libraries.  Also, a special thanks to Martin Dornbaum and the incredible team in the Health Professions Education Center for their collegiality and crucial support of operations at the Brookdale Campus!