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SU Library News & Events

17th Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium

April 15th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey
Please join us for the 17th Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium on Friday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m.–noon in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114), Bird Library.
The French Colloquium provides the opportunity for graduate students, faculty, and other scholars to share their recent research.
9-9:20 a.m. Benjamin Peak
La Narration, une manière de cacher la vérité: une étude appronfondie de la 62e nouvelle de l’Heptaméron
9:20-9:40 a.m. Pr. Hope Glidden
Montaigne’s Rome
9:40-10 a.m. Barbara Opar
Over there; the Home Front in France during World War I
10-10:20 a.m. Intermission
10:20-10:40 a.m. Pr. Amy Wyngaard
The Story of O
10:40-11 a.m. Pr. Benjamin Williams
Symbolist and national heroes in the early Third Republic
11-11:20 a.m. Amadine Toffaloni
L’enfance dans les 400 coups et la promesse
11:20-noon Réception
This event is sponsored and organized by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with the assistance of the Syracuse University Libraries.
Photo: Amandine Toffaloni

April 24: “Food for Fines” Amnesty Day

April 10th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in a “Food for Fines” amnesty day on Thursday, April 24 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines. For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual on that day, his/her overdue fines will be reduced by $1.

Participating libraries include Bird, the Carnegie Library, the Geology Library, the Barclay Law Library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Architecture Reading Room, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the Bird Library business office or the circulation desks of other affiliated libraries between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Cathedral Emergency Services food pantry in downtown Syracuse and distributed to families in need throughout Onondaga County. Last semester, patrons helped stock Cathedral’s shelves by donating 590 items through the “Food for Fines” program.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Bevan Angier at

Carnegie Library closed for the summer; items available by request

April 7th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Carnegie Library exteriorThe Carnegie Library and Reading Room will be closed this summer from Monday, May 12 through Sunday, August 24, 2014. 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.

Those needing items needed from Carnegie Library may request them 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 at the Carnegie Library service desk, will be available at Bird Library.

Librarians with offices in Carnegie Library will be available by appointment and can be contacted by phone or email. See the Staff Directory for contact information.

For additional information, please contact Melinda Dermody, Head of Access and Resource Sharing, at 315-443-5332 or We appreciate your patience and understanding during this construction period.

Downtime for Classic Catalog on Tuesday, 4/1

March 27th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

The Classic Catalog and all associated services will be unavailable on Tuesday, April 1 from 6-8 a.m. and from 4:30-5 p.m. During this time, the Summon search tool will be unable to display availability information for items in Libraries’ collections. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For detailed information, see the Voyager Subject Guide.

Focus on Architectural Materials session on April 1

March 25th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

materials imageThe Libraries’ Architecture Reading Room is beginning a materials awareness program and will host a series of events focused on architectural materials. The first event, a vendor demonstration by Hendricks Architectural Products, will take place on Tuesday, April 1st at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. outside of the reading room on the 3rd floor of Slocum Hall.

Hendricks Architectural Products is a 140-year-old company that provides fully-integrated solutions for the perforating, screening, and fabricating of metal products. They have partnered with many architects, construction companies, and projects to produce essential metal fabricated products. Representatives John Brandt and Doug Abt will present material samples, discuss their products, and provide an overview of their metal manufacturing process.

Hendricks also offers CES credits to graduates and working professionals; representatives will give a more formal presentation about this program at 11 a.m. in room 402.

For more information, please contact Barbara Opar at or at 315-443-3518.

Photo: Allison Paap ’14