In the Biblio Gallery: Dorm

The students of Art Photography, Introduction (APH) 261 present their final exhibition, showcasing their interpretation of their own lived-spaces. The semester was spent exploring foundational concepts of image-making and photography through field trips, meetings with prominent contemporary artists, and critical dialogues.

For this group exhibition, the APH 261 students have explored themes of object-hood, identity, and individuality. They were free and encouraged to investigate these themes, while considering the place, space, experience, fantasy and idea of life in a college dorm.

Photographers featured:

  1. Alice Adams
  2. Luke Anaclerio
  3. Catarina Baumgart De Melo
  4. Lauren Bertelson
  5. Samuel Bloom
  6. Eliana Davidoff
  7. Olivia De Chiara
  8. Ruth Furman
  9. Kathryn Flynn
  10. Max Goodin
  11. Coreynne Henry
  12. Raine Joo
  13. Qirui Ma
  14. Paola Manzano
  15. Jillian Mchugh
  16. Victoria Sampson
  17. Marijke Stivers Pieters-Kwiers

Special thanks to our visiting artists: Khalik Allah, Greg Halpern, Patricia Voulgaris and Nydia Blas.

The exhibit will be on display from December 7- Mid January 2019

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

Zine-In at the SU Libraries

Make a zine, take a zine! Led by Patrick Williams (Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities) and Stephen Singer (Technology Consultant), the Syracuse University Libraries will be hosting a zine-making event on Wednesday, December 5 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Blackstone LaunchPad (1st floor of Bird Library). Learn about zine culture while also taking a break before finals to cut, draw, fold, and create some of your own.

Zines are independent, self-published works focused on a topic of interest. From their origins as science fiction fanzines of the 1930s, to the rise of punk zines of the 1970s and feminist zines of the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement, zines have developed in popular culture as a form of self-expression. Their topics have ranged widely, allowing zine creators (or “zinesters”) to address a diverse array of personal passions.

No prior experience or creative skills are needed—just an interest in engaging in some do-it-yourself (DIY) fun! Your zines can be about anything that moves you: photography, music, poetry, politics, your love of coffee, recipes, personal stories, or anything you’d like to get on the page.

We’ll bring plenty of zine-making materials—including templates, magazines, comic books, stickers, card stock, a photocopier, and other various crafting supplies—but feel free bring any other materials you want to use or share. We’ll also provide examples of other student-made zines from our newly launched zine collection.

For questions or more information, please contact Tarida Anantachai at We look forward to seeing you there!

Author Event: A Conversation with Georgia Webber

As part of Disability Awareness Month, we are pleased to welcome Georgia Webber to Syracuse University to talk about her recently published book, “Dumb: A Graphical Memoir.” In this autobiographical work, Georgia chronicles her severe vocal injury that led her to spend months in absolute silence. Her work chronicles the adaptions and strategies she had to develop to handle the chaos she lived in a world that expects people to be voiced. Today, she carefully curates when and how much speaks and uses her art and advocacy to help people understand the intricate intertwinings of identity and voice, be it sounded or otherwise.

This presentation is a joint effort sponsored by the Syracuse University Libraries, the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Disability Cultural Center to promote greater intellectual and creative diversity and inclusion at Syracuse University. After an introduction from Dr. James Rolling (VPA Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Kate Deibel (Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian) will converse with Georgia about her experiences, her art, and the advocacy she has found in her experience. A question and answer session will follow.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 9 from 5-6pm in the Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art building. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL)  interpretation will be provided.


Qualtrics Workshops

Research Data Services of Syracuse University Libraries will offer a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software, which is available to Syracuse University faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform.

The workshops will be held Thursdays from 3pm-4pm beginning on October 4 and ending on November 15. All classes will be held via the web using Adobe Connect and will take place from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. You do not need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer.  You may attend any one or all workshops. The workshops are free and all participants must register.

To register, please go to: Qualtrics Workshops

If you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact as soon as possible.

For further information, please email

Upcoming training sessions

You are welcome to join us at two Syracuse University Libraries upcoming training sessions:

 1) Grove Art Online, Oxford (Grove) Music Online and Oxford Online Resources

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Room 002, Bird Library

Please join us for a training session focused first on Grove Art Online and Oxford (Grove) Music Online, followed by other Oxford online resources, such as Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Handbooks Online, and more.


2) Artstor training

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Room 002, Bird Library

Please join us for an Artstor training session.  The Artstor Digital Library provides access to numerous images of museum works, photographs and more, from a variety of sources and time periods.

All are welcome at both sessions. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. If you cannot attend this session, but would like training for the art-related resources at another time, please contact Ann Skiold. For training related to Oxford Music Online (Grove), please contact Rachel Fox von Swearingen.

If you have questions you would like to make sure are covered in either session, please send them to Tasha Cooper, prior to Oct. 2.