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In the Biblio Gallery: Photos by Patrick Sopko

September 24th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Patrick SopkoA photographic series about boxing by Patrick Sopko is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Sopko is currently pursuing an MFA in photography in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at SU.

In describing his photos, Sopko says:

Upon relocation to Syracuse, I was captivated by the gravitas of the boxing scene in Central New York … I began documenting pugilists–teenagers to twenty-something’s, suburbanites and refugees. For me, the choice of subject was logical, as the perceived notion that masculinity is accompanied by toughness is an ethos embodied by athletes. I seek to capture that fleeting moment of self-recognition, an understanding of this prescribed machismo. My intentions are to capture the transient nature of burgeoning masculinity and how this is reflected (ignored?) in a changing society.

The exhibit will be on display through December 1.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at or see the Biblio Gallery website.


Show us your favorite library study space and win!

September 22nd, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

instagram collageUse Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to show the Libraries your favorite library study space for a chance to win a reserved table the week of midterms!

  • Snap a pic of your favorite library study space
  • Tag your pic using #mySULspace
  • Vote up to once a day on your favorites to decide the winner

To enter, take a photo of your favorite study space in the Libraries and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or the Libraries’ Facebook page timeline with the hashtag #mySULspace. Then vote on your favorite pics on our Facebook contest page.*

The student who takes the pic that receives the most votes wins a reserved study table (on the 1st or 2nd floor of Bird Library or in Carnegie Library) during the week of midterms, October 13-17. The runner-up wins a study fuel gift basket.

The contest runs from Monday, September 29 at 9 a.m. to Friday, October 10 at noon and is open to currently-enrolled Syracuse University students only. Winners will be notified by 5 p.m. on October 10.

For more information, contact us at

All entries must be submitted in digital format in one of three ways:

  • Facebook: Post a photo with the hashtag #mySULspace to the Libraries’ Facebook page timeline
  • Twitter: Make sure “Protect my Tweets” in your privacy settings is unchecked. Tweet a photo with the hashtag #mySULspace
  • Instagram: Set the “Photos Are Private” option in your account profile settings to “OFF”. Post a photo with the hashtag #mySULspace.

No purchase necessary to enter, play, or win a prize. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned except by the contest sponsor. No substitutions are allowed.

*photo submissions can take up to an hour to appear on voting page.

1939 Remembered exhibit now on display in Bird Library

September 19th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

1939An exhibit entitled 1939 Remembered, now on display on the 4th floor of Bird Library, marks the 75th anniversary of several significant cultural events and achievements. Curated by the Access & Resource Sharing department, this exhibit includes books and other materials from Syracuse University Libraries related to significant events from that memorable year, including:

  • the 1939 New York World’s Fair;
  • Marian Anderson’s landmark concert at the Lincoln Memorial;
  • the release of numerous classic Hollywood movies;
  • the opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

The exhibit will remain up through the fall 2014 semester.

SRDS Digital Media & Programmatic add-on trial

September 17th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

srdsTrial access of an add-on feature to the SRDS (Standard Rate & Data Service) database is currently available from Kantar Media.

The SRDS database of media rates and information is the largest and most comprehensive in the world, delivering accurate, up-to-date media information you need to get the job done quickly—including detailed ad rates, dates and contact data.

To access the add-on to the SRDS database:

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Tasha Cooper at

Trial access is available through October 6.

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.

Meet-up of new ACRL group on October 15

September 17th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

NY State’s academic librarians are invited to the inaugural meet-up of the New York State ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2-4 p.m.
Syracuse University Libraries | Bird Library, First Floor, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

 This informal colloquium is intended to:

  • Celebrate the official launch of this new interest group;
  • Discuss examples of their recent marketing strategies and challenges;
  • Exchange ideas and collateral materials of any format or medium.

Refreshments will be provided. At conclusion of the meet-up, there will be the opportunity to tour the Special Collections Research Center’s current exhibits on photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. This will be followed by a brief social at Sitrus on the Hill, located at the nearby Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.

Any participants arriving early are also welcome to attend a STEM Publishers & Products Showcase in the atrium of the university’s Life Sciences Complex from 11a.m. to 2p.m.

About ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach
Launched at the 2014 ALA annual conference, the interest group encourages regional meet ups around the U.S. as a central initiative. ACRL Interest Groups are designed to address emerging needs quickly through informal networks for exchanging ideas and problem-solving. For more information, see

Bird Library is located at 222 Waverly Avenue, between Walnut Avenue and Walnut Place. Pay parking is available in Booth Garage, at the corner of Waverly Avenue and Comstock Avenue, one block east of Bird Library. See the Syracuse University Main Campus Map for more information.

RSVP by October 10 to

New York State ACRL-LMAO Representatives:

Pamela McLaughlin – Director of Communications & External Relations
Syracuse University Libraries | 315-443-9788

Michael Pasqualoni -  Subject Specialist Librarian for Communications
Syracuse University Libraries | 315-443-3715