May 13th, 2013 by Julie Sharkey
A collection of photographs by Dana Brabant, an Art Education major who graduated this May, is featured in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library until June 30, 2013.
In describing her work — a tribute to her sister who passed away — Brabant says, “My work this semester encompasses the themes of life, death and hope. I have used various mediums to communicate these ideas, such as, fabric, performance, cut paper, and installation. A performance which took place in Coyne Gallery on May 6th, 2013 called “Offering Lament” is documented through photographs in this exhibition. Also included are works in cut paper which I call “cut drawings”. Through my work I hope to empathize, evoke empathy and also provide hope and light amidst despair.”
For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Biblio Gallery website.
May 8th, 2013 by Julie Sharkey
The Library will host an Open House on Sunday, May 12th from noon – 4 p.m. to showcase the renovations to Carnegie Library and its Reading Room. The event will include self-guided tours of completed improvements in the Reading Room, entrance, lobby, second floor ambulatory, and the third floor.
Construction of the Carnegie Library was funded by a $150,000 gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1905. The new library opened in the fall of 1907 with an initial collection of 71,000 volumes and was the main campus library until the opening of Bird Library in 1972.
For more information on this event, contact Pamela McLaughlin at 443-9788 or email@example.com.
May 1st, 2013 by Julie Sharkey
Develop key research and information skills. Explore structure and nature of information, academic integrity in American higher education, and technologies and services of modern libraries.
BPS 400 Academic Research Skills: Succeeding in a 21st Century Information Environment
Summer Session II (July 1 – August 7)
M/W 1:00-4:30 PM
Meets in Bird Library, Room 608
After completing this course, you will be prepared to answer questions such as:
- How do I know what kind of information I need and how do I find it?
- Where do I start?
- How do I know if the information is good quality?
- How do I use information in my research appropriately and legally?
Register now at summer.syr.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 30th, 2013 by Julie Sharkey
Trial access to the Stalin Digital Archive is currently available from Yale University Press.
The SDA is a result of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press (YUP) to create an electronic database of finding aids, to digitize documents and images, and to publish in different forms and media materials from the recently declassified Stalin archive in the holdings of RGASPI. The Stalin Digital Archive contains a selection of documents from Fond 558, which covers Stalin’s personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs.
More details can be found in the user guide:
To access the collection, point your browser to:
Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Lydia Wasylenko at email@example.com.
Trial access is available through June 28.
April 26th, 2013 by Julie Sharkey
The Carnegie Library is closed this summer, beginning on May 11 through August 20, 2013. During this time, there will be renovation work in the Carnegie building that may pose safety hazards, as well as create noise, dust, and general disruption for users of the Library.
Items needed from the library may be requested through an online request form, by calling (315) 443-5727 or by stopping at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Bird Library; material will be retrieved and available for pickup at the Bird circulation desk or delivered to faculty offices. All summer Reserve items, including those normally held in Carnegie, will be available at Bird Library.
The librarians who have offices in Carnegie will be available by appointment and can be contacted by phone or email. For contact information see: http://library.syr.edu/about/departments/rcsc/team.php. For portions of the summer, they may be based in Bird Library, so contacting them ahead of time is crucial.
For additional information, please contact Melinda Dermody, Head of Access and Resource Sharing, at 443-5332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your patience and understanding during this construction work is greatly appreciated.