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Semester Scholar-in-Residence

The deadline for the Spring 2014 Scholar-in-Residence program has passed.

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The Semester Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication during the Fall or Spring semester. The program allows Scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines, to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions, to broaden their own pedagogical expertise, to enrich existing courses or create new ones, and to expand professional contacts. Participation in the SIR program not only enhances the faculty members’ knowledge and skills, but also significantly contributes to the intellectual environment of their home institutions as they share what they learn with their colleagues and students.

Research Consultants Throughout their residency at the University, Scholars confer periodically with New York University faculty who serve as Research Consultants and who are both aware of the Scholars’ project and knowledgeable in their field. Each Research Consultant is able to offer collegial discussion, professional and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the contact information of the Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of on-going professional relationships that last well beyond the period of direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

Library Access Network Scholars have reading and borrowing privileges at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. Pamphlets explaining the library’s hours of operation and various research tools are included in this welcome packet. To use the library, Scholars must present their NYU Identification Card to the attendant at the center turnstile in the front lobby. Aside from the volumes of books, periodicals and documents available at Bobst and other NYU libraries, there are electronic and printed sources in Bobst that can link you to other libraries and collections in New York City. These sources include the catalogs in book form of the Research Libraries and of the Branch Library System of the New York Public Library (NYPL), the National Union Catalog, and the Union List of Serials/New Series Titles. The Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), a computer catalog available at Bobst Library Reference Centers or from locations outside the library by personal account, contains information from the computerized catalogs from over 100 member libraries, including the books and periodicals catalogued at the NYPL Research Libraries and by the Columbia University Libraries in the last 15 or so years. NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries. Please consult the NYU catalog or the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library web-site for a complete listing of libraries in the City and for those that hold cooperative reading and borrowing agreements with the University.

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