Bird Library entrance adjustment during Mayfest

In order to maintain an environment conducive to study and to diminish the potential for disruption during and immediately following Mayfest 2018, the Syracuse University Libraries will extend implementation of its evening security protocol beginning on Friday, April 27.

Monitored access to Bird Library will occur exclusively through the Waverly Avenue entrance beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 27. Additionally, both Bird Library and Carnegie Library (including the Carnegie Library Reading Room) will be open to library users only during these times.

Libraries staff and officers from the Department of Public Safety will actively monitor the interior and exterior of Bird Library and Carnegie Library throughout Mayfest activities to ensure order and peace during this period, which coincides with the beginning of the University’s spring exam study period.

Bird Library and the Carnegie Library Reading Room will be open to members of the University community 24 hours a day from Friday, April 27 through Wednesday, May 9. Both facilities will be open amended hours during Graduation Weekend.

Resource Spotlight: Oxford Handbooks Online

Handbooks are essential resources in the humanities, social sciences, and other academic areas. Oxford Handbooks Online, a new addition to SU Libraries’ collections, offers nearly 900 handbook titles published by Oxford University Press from 2004 to the present.

Each handbook offers a thorough introduction to research topics as well as a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in that field. Coverage spans sixteen disciplines, from music, history, and law to archaeology, political science, and religion. Content is browsable by discipline, title, and chapter, and all chapters are full-text searchable. External links to sources cited in the bibliographies of each chapter are included, facilitating easy access to the full text of other related sources.

Access is for an unlimited number of simultaneous users, so these titles are suitable for use as textbooks as well as for individual research. Each chapter is viewable in HTML or is downloadable as a PDF, and static URLs are available for posting in Blackboard reading lists.

Review:

Fisher, J. (2013). Oxford Handbooks Online. Choice, 50(11), 1980. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1400461290?accountid=14214

Additional Spring Experts@Syracuse Training Sessions

The Office of Research and the Libraries invite faculty to two additional training sessions about Experts@Syracuse.

Experts@Syracuse creates, manages, and makes public Syracuse University researcher profiles. It enables search networking and expertise discovery, and reduces administrative burden for researchers, faculty, and staff. Read more at the Experts@Syracuse FAQ page.

Training Sessions:

Wednesday, May 9
9:30-11 a.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Monday, May 14
3-4:30 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Please register for a training session.

Key benefits of Experts@Syracuse:

  • Creates easy to update researcher profiles.
  • Identifies funding opportunities matched to relevant research interests.
  • Provides expertise identification.
  • Fosters wide-spread discovery of each researcher’s distinctive expertise.
  • Quickly identifies sponsored projects.
  • Creates customized CVs and NIH Biosketches at the click of a button.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact experts@syr.edu.

April 23-May 4 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from April 23-May 4 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 during those dates, his/her regular, overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, Carnegie Library, College Law Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, King + King Architecture Library, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, which stocks food and personal care items available at no cost to all students with a valid Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF ID.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.

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Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award reading and reception

Thomas J. West III (T.J.)A reading and reception celebrating the winner of the annual Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award will take place on Thursday, April 19 at noon in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas J. West III (T.J.), a Ph.D. candidate in English at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s award for the best essay by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University.

West’s paper entitled “The Spirit is Willing, but the Flesh is Weak: Embodied Transcendence and Sacred Spectatorship in The Robe” is soon to be published in the journal Material Religion.

The annual award honors Mary Hatch Marshall, the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. She held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature, served as the first director of the Honors Program, and was among the founding members of Library Associates.

Students from African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Philosophy; Religion; Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition; and Women’s and Gender Studies are eligible for the award.

Library Associates established the annual award to honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards and generous spirit. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment established in 2004 that funds the award.

For those wishing to make a gift to the Mary Hatch Marshall Award Endowment in remembrance of or in honor of Mary Hatch Marshall, please contact Ron Thiele, assistant dean for advancement for the Libraries at rlthiele@syr.edu or 315.560.9419.