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Ethnographic Video Online trial

April 21st, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Ethnographic Video Online brochure coverTrial access to the Ethnographic Video Online database (Vol. 1 & 2) is currently available through Alexander Street Press.

The Ethnographic Video Online database is a comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior that contains more than 750 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline. Wherever possible videos include accompanying field notes, line notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides and other context-enhancing , full-text materials.

To access the collections, point your browser to:

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Bonnie Ryan at or Rachel Fox Von Swearingen at

Trial access is available through June 21, 2014.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

Syracuse University Ph.D. student Adam Kozaczka wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

April 21st, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Adam KozaczkaAdam Kozaczka, a Ph.D. student in the English Department in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has won this year’s Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award. Kozaczka’s essay is entitled “Macbeth and the Britishing of the Scot: Harnessing Shakespeare for Unification Politics from the Eighteenth and into the Nineteenth Century.” He is a native of Cazenovia, NY.

To honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards and generous spirit, Library Associates established this annual award for the best essay written by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment that has funded this annual award since 2004.

Born in 1903, Marshall graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College, received a Ph.D. from Yale University, and was later named a Guggenheim Fellow. She joined the SU faculty in 1948 and became the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. During her tenure, Marshall held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature; helped to establish the Honors Program, serving as its first director; and was among the founding members of Library Associates. After retiring from full-time teaching with emeritus status, Marshall continued to offer courses through the Humanistic Studies Center at University College until 1993. Among the awards and honors she received were the Post-Standard Award for Distinguished Service to the Syracuse University Library, a Chancellor’s Citation, and an Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

Full- and part-time students from African American Studies; English; Fine Arts; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Latino-Latin American Studies; Religion; Philosophy; the Writing Program; and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are eligible for the $500 award. Nominations are coordinated by the respective department and program chairs. Faculty members who served on the Marshall Award Selection Committee this year were Gerry Greenberg (chair), Meera Lee, Stephen Meyer, Steve Parks, Harvey Teres, and Robert Van Gulick.

Journals from Bird Library to be relocated to The Facility

April 21st, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

The Syracuse University Library Facility Annex Completed Interior & ExteriorBeginning on May 12, bound print journals in humanities and social science disciplines (call numbers A through P), as well as a portion of the Libraries’ media collection will be relocated from Bird Library to the Syracuse University Library Facility (“The Facility”) on Jamesville Avenue.

Consolidating print journals in The Facility provides a number of benefits to the University community, including:

  • Providing additional shelf space for growth of print book collections;
  • More efficient delivery service through Articles to Go, which delivers scanned copies of articles, and Library to Go, which delivers physical materials;
  • Guaranteed availability of every historic journal volume;
  • Extending the usable life of print journals by several hundred years; and
  • Setting the stage for developing Bird Library into a more flexible space for 21st century research library services.

Media collections in Bird Library that have had little recent use will also be transferred to The Facility. As with print volumes, any media in The Facility can be requested for rapid delivery.

For additional information, please contact Scott Warren at 443-8339 or

Bird Library entrance adjustment during Mayfest

April 21st, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

In order to maintain an environment conducive to study pages-patio-cafe-sliderand to diminish the potential for disruption during and immediately following Mayfest 2014, the Syracuse University Libraries will extend implementation of its evening security protocol beginning on Friday, April 25.

Monitored access to Bird Library will occur exclusively through the Waverly Avenue entrance beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 25 until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Additionally, both Bird Library and Carnegie Library (including the Carnegie Library Reading Room) will be open to library users only during these times.

Libraries staff and officers from the Department of Public Safety will actively monitor the interior and exterior of Bird Library and Carnegie Library throughout Mayfest activities to ensure order and peace during this period, which coincides with the beginning of the University’s spring exam study period.

Bird Library and the Carnegie Library Reading Room will be open to members of the University community 24 hours a day from Friday, April 25 through Thursday, May 8. Both facilities will be open amended hours during Graduation Weekend.

Carnegie Library to open 24/7 during reading days and finals

April 21st, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Carnegie Library Reading Room Interior Students StudyingTo meet student needs for silent study space, the SU Libraries will open the Carnegie Library Reading Room 24/7 during reading days and the final exam period — Friday, April 25 through Thursday, May 8. In addition, open hours for the Carnegie Library service desk will also be extended to midnight Sunday–Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday during this period.

The new extended hours, which will use a combination of library staff and DPS officers, will correspond with Bird Library’s extended hours. Carnegie Library will return to normal hours on Friday, May 9.

In conjunction with the hours change, the Libraries will now permit beverages in secure travel mugs in the Reading Room. No other form of drinks or food will be allowed in any Carnegie Library space.