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Data Visualization Week is coming up...
... and we really want you involved! Save the Date for the Columbia Libraries Data Visualization Week: The Art of Data Visualization. Join us on April 5-7 for a series of events designed to showcase the art and science of effective data visualization. The key note address will be given by Martin Wattenberg. Various vendors, students, faculty, and librarians will provide demos and workshops throughout the week.

Poster Session Proposals: Have an interesting data visualization you have created? Want a reason to show it off to your colleagues and others on campus? We are currently accepting proposals for a poster session to occur on Wednesday, April 6. Proposals are accepted from anyone with something to share. Please submit all proposals though this link:

Questions may be directed to Check out the schedule online here:

News & Events

Book Talk with Prof. Stuart Firestein

The Science and Engineering Library is hosting our third Book Talk on March 31st featuring Prof Stuart Firestein talking about his new book, Failure: Why Science Is So Successful by Stuart Firestein. You can check out his book or read it online from the Columbia University Library. Register for the event here:

Have you seen our new 3D Printing blog?

See recently printed items and find out more about our policies and how to get started with 3D design:!

Featured Resources

Annual Reviews

Columbia University Libraries has access to over 1,100 critical review articles written by leading scientists covering all areas of the sciences from Annual Reviews.

Coming soon to the Science & Engineering Library: An Innovation Space

The Science & Engineering Library is already a popular space, but we are always looking for ways to better serve the Columbia community. We've heard from students and faculty over the years that there is a real need for more flexible and multi-purpose space in the libraries. Beginning this spring, we will be transforming a section of level 400 (to the left of the door as you enter) into an Innovation Space to meet these needs. This project will have 2 stages. Over spring break we will remove the permanent wood furniture, electrical outlets will be moved into accessible floor units, and we’ll add temporary tables for added study space. The second phase will happen over the summer, and will include the addition of new movable tables and chairs, movable white boards, and we’ll redistribute the soft seating around the library. The Innovation Space will be flexible and multi-purpose space. It will great for group projects, hands on workshops, events and study space. The library will add seats overall, and will maintain the current number of iMac and PC workstations. We are excited about all of the new opportunities and activities this improved space will enable.

Have feedback about this project? Please share it with us at!


  1. Take a picture with the theme #fieldworkfun
  2. Tag @columbiascience on Instagram
  3. Win Prizes!

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Library Clinics

Origami Study Break
     March 9, All Day
     Soft Seating in SEL
Hologram Viewer
     March 23, 3pm
     Soft Seating in SEL
Oculus Rift Demo
     April 13, 3pm
     Soft Seating in SEL
Study Break: Puppies!
     April 29, 10am
     Soft Seating in SEL
Origami Study Break
     May 4, All Day
     Soft Seating in SEL


HPC Part 3 | Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)
     March 1, 1-3pm


Getting Ahead | Citation Management
     March 8, 2-3pm
     Davis Auditorium


Getting Ahead | Research Information & Data Management
     March 22, 2-3pm
     Davis Auditorium


Raspberry Pi Workshop | Python and Pi: Automation to Make Your Life Easier
     March 23, 1-3pm


Raspberry Pi Workshop | Pi From Scratch: Prototyping Your First Project
     March 30, 1-3pm


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