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SU Library News & Events

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, point your browser to:
http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://www.srds.com

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Tasha Cooper at nacoop01@syr.edu.

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.
Where:
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/740944219278343/

Parking
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 libevents@syr.edu.

New York State ACRL-LMAO Representatives:

Pamela McLaughlin – Director of Communications & External Relations
Syracuse University Libraries pwmclaug@syr.edu | 315-443-9788

Michael Pasqualoni -  Subject Specialist Librarian for Communications
Syracuse University Libraries mjpasqua@syr.edu | 315-443-3715

 

Alexander Nemerov to lecture on Faulkner and Margaret Bourke-White

September 15th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

NemerovAlexander Nemerov, the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, will present the lecture “Lightness: In the Air with William Faulkner and Margaret Bourke-White” on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library. He will also conduct a mini-seminar on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–noon in the Special Collections Research Center on the sixth floor of Bird Library. Both events are free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required for the mini-seminar. To register, contact Barbara Brooker at bbbrooke@syr.edu or at 315-443-9763.

Professor Nemerov will examine two great figures of the 1930s who do not seem to go together, the novelist William Faulkner and the photographer Margaret Bourke-White. Considering aerial moments in Faulkner’s novels Absalom, Absalom!, The Wild Palms, and Pylon, he will also speak of Bourke-White’s cult of heights, her dizzying vantages far above the streets of Manhattan.

A scholar of American art, Nemerov writes about the presence of art, the recollection of the past, and the importance of the humanities in our lives today. Committed to teaching the history of art more broadly, as well as topics in American visual culture—the history of American photography, for example—he is a noted writer and speaker on the arts. His most recent books are To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America (2011), the catalog to the exhibition of the same title he curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War (2010). His latest book, Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s, was published by Princeton University Press in 2012.

The Alexander Nemerov lecture is co-sponsored by the Syracuse Symposium™ in the SU Humanities Center.

IMF eLibrary trial

September 15th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

imf_logoTrial access to IMF eLibrary is currently available from the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF eLibrary database offers access to more than 14,000 publications, including all IMF Books, Occasional Papers, Economic Outlooks and the AREAER database, as well as all of the Statistics Databases.

To access the collection, point your browser to:
http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://www.elibrary.imf.org/

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Lydia Wasylenko at lwwasyle@syr.edu.

Trial access is available through October 14.

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.