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SU Library News & Events

School of Architecture sponsors Women in Architecture Wiki-a-thon

October 6th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

wikipediaAs part of a global campaign to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women in architecture and to increase female contributors to Wikipedia, School of Architecture Professor Lori Brown and Architecture Librarian Barbara Opar will hold a Women in Architecture Wiki-a-thon on Monday, Oct. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Architecture Reading Room in Slocum Hall.Participants will create, update and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

Students of all gender identities are welcome to participate; editorial experience is not required. The event will include basic instruction in how to create and update entries for those new to Wikipedia. Attendees are eligible to enter to win a book on women in architecture. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is part of larger efforts of ArchiteXX, Parlour (Melbourne) and n-ails (Berlin), supported by the Wikipedia Foundation, and in conjunction with the Guggenheim’s Women in Architecture event, also happening this month.

For more information, contact Lori Brown or Barbara Opar.

A dozen news databases every SU student should know!

October 5th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

dailydogIn support of the Newhouse School’s participation in National News Engagement Day (October 6), be sure to visit A Dozen News Databases Every SU Student Should Know. All are available to Syracuse University-affiliated students, staff, and faculty, 24/7 & 365 days per year.

This collection of resources is also featured on the Databases listing on the Libraries website.

For more information about news databases at SU Libraries, contact public communications librarian, Michael Pasqualoni, at



Special Collections to showcase new acquisitions

September 29th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

med_manuscriptsThe Special Collections Research Center at the Syracuse University Libraries, home to some of the University’s most valuable and interesting treasures, will hold a special viewing of recent acquisitions on Thursday, October 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lemke Room on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

The open house-style event will showcase a number of rare printed pieces, manuscripts, and sound recordings of various types. Curators Lucy Mulroney, Jenny Doctor, and William LaMoy will be on hand to comment on the significance of the items and to field questions.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact or call 315.443.2697.

Libraries to host series on accessibility in museums, libraries

September 23rd, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

AAM_logo_FullColorOnWhite_CS5The Syracuse University Libraries is hosting a three-part webinar series on accessibility, organized by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), in collaboration with the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums. Called Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions, the three “watch and talk” events will take place on October 7, 14, and 28, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Bird Library. Individual session titles are:

  • October 7:    ADA at 25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions
  • October 14:  Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision
  • October 28:  Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

Experts and advocates will explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff, and facility or program users in museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions. Presenters will highlight case studies and examples of inclusive practice, addressing and responding to the first-hand stories of visitors with disabilities.

There is no charge to attend; this program is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

To register for the event at Syracuse University, complete the online RSVP form. For additional program information, visit the AAM website, email Syracuse University Libraries host Lisa Moeckel at, or contact Greg Stevens at AAM,

Call for proposals: Graduate Student Forum on Research Methodologies on November 13

September 21st, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

Syracuse University Libraries, the Graduate School, the Office of Research, and the Graduate Student Organization are co-sponsoring The Graduate Student Forum on Research Methodologies on Friday, November 13th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library.

Graduate student researchers are invited to showcase their research and data management strategies with the University community through panel discussions and poster sessions. Panels may be organized around a particular methodology or may present a range of methodological options for comparison and discussion. Presentations may involve work already presented in a scholarly venue, as well as work in progress, provided that the focus is on the method(s) employed (e.g., data collection, management, and interpretation) rather than on the results of the research or its contribution to a given field.

The overall goal of the event is to enable graduate student researchers to exchange information about research practices and to foster the visibility of research across the University, especially during this time of national focus on the importance of research integrity and transparency.

Organizers invite Syracuse University and SUNY ESF graduate students to submit proposals for a panel presentation or a poster session using the online application form. Panels are 90 minutes in length and may consist of three to five participants. Poster sessions will be in two hour-long blocks interspersed during the day. The forum will also feature data software vendor demos and a drop-in IRB “help desk.”

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Proposals will be reviewed by the planning team, which includes SU Librarians Paul Bern, Tasha Cooper, Annie Rauh, Bonnie Ryan, Patrick Williams, PhD student and SU Graduate Student Organization Senator Bryan Dosono, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Research Development Trish Lowney, Glenn Wright, Director of Graduate School Programs, and faculty from several departments. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status not later than October 31.

For more information, contact Bonnie Ryan at