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SU Library News & Events

Expand your knowledge base – check out the Libraries Information Fair on September 3

August 19th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

Bird Library Open House 2014The Syracuse University Libraries invite all students, faculty, and staff to an information fair on Thursday, September 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library.

Preview a wide range of resources and services the Libraries provide to support teaching, learning, and research across campus. Library staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on these topics and much more:

  • Improving students’ research skills — course-related instruction
  • New and improved study spaces
  • Getting help – meet librarians and other staff
  • Library to Go delivery services
  • Reserving material for classes
  • Requesting new books, etc.
  • Interlibrary loan – obtain items from other Libraries
  • Booking video for classes
  • Tools for locating articles and other materials
  • Technology for loan

Light refreshments will be served and tours will be available. For more information, contact us at libref@syr.edu.

New to SU? Check out the Library!

August 12th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

bird library furnishingsTours of Bird Library will be available during the opening weeks of the Fall 2015 semester, and as part of Pages Patio Café for Parents and Families.

  • Monday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet your tour guide at the Information Desk on the first floor.

Visit Pages Patio Café during SU Welcome 2015

August 12th, 2015 by Julie Sharkey

Bird Library in the springStop by the Pages Patio Café at Bird Library for complimentary refreshments, à la carte snacks and beverages, or just a place to sit and relax. Library tours and information will be available.

  • Wednesday, August 26, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 27, 9 a.m. to noon

University Place Patio, Bird Library (Rain location: Pages Café, Bird Library)

Brought to you by the SU Libraries, the Parents Office, and SU Food Services.

Bird Library CD, Video, and Film location change

July 29th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

Services related to the Libraries’ CD, video, and film collections have been relocated from the fourth floor in Bird Library to the third floor service desk. Music LPs and media playback equipment remain in the fourth floor location. For additional information, please contact multimed@syr.edu.

Mango Languages – new language learning tool now available

July 27th, 2015 by Pamela McLaughlin

Syracuse University Libraries now offer Mango Languages, mangoan innovative online language learning system. Mango offers 60 foreign languages and 17 English courses for non-native speakers (ESL), as well as a number of unique, culturally-themed specialty courses, such as Medical Spanish, Endangered Languages, Arabic Etiquette, and more. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also includes Mango Premiere, which uses foreign feature films to reinforce key concepts.

Mango courses combine real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango can be accessed at the Libraries or with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and Nook.

Mango Languages is useful for students planning to study abroad, international students who are learning English, faculty looking to provide complementary coursework or extra credit, or any travel enthusiast.