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The Department of External Engagement supports the Division of Libraries in executing creative, educational, and community-building initiatives that connect NYU campuses and external communities to library resources and information scholarship. Emphasizing Global Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Accessibility (GIDEBA), External Engagement supports programming through the lenses of wellness, anti-racism, and restorative justice.

Special Events and Workshops

External Engagement hosts events annually from zoom to in-person with an aim to collaborate with community groups and campus partners. NYU Libraries events can be found on Eventbrite and workshops can be found on LibCal or NYU Events Calendar. To stay up to date, sign-up for our newsletter, LibLink.


Exhibitions are mounted throughout various sites at NYU Libraries. External Engagement supports, as needed, exhibitions across the Division from any or all stages of conception, curation, and collaboration with the Division of Libraries, NYU departments, NYU faculty, students, and local artists.

Collaborative Partnerships

External Engagement coordinates with the global campuses of NYU and connects the Division of Libraries with institutional peers, community and professional groups, library schools, small presses, and other Gallery, Library, Archives, and Museum (GLAM)-related organizations on mutually beneficial programming and initiatives.

Internships and Mentorships

The External Engagement Department houses the NYU Libraries’ coordination of the NYU/LIU Dual Degree Mentoring Program, which facilitates connections between New York metropolitan area-based GLAM professionals with NYU/LIU Palmer School Dual Degree Program MSLIS students for the purposes of professional mentoring and internship opportunities.

Contemplative Spaces

External Engagement coordinates community spaces inside of the NYU Libraries to support wellness and reflective practices, including the Bobst Multifaith Prayer Space.