2019-2020 Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program Now Accepting Applications

Since 1949, Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University rAlexander N. Chartersecords, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters’ efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education holdings. Through the generosity of Dr. Charters, we are also able to offer annual grants to one or more scholars or practitioners wishing to do research in our adult education collections. Up to $5,000 worth of grants-in-aid are awarded most years. The amount of the award depends upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant’s proposal.

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2019

Learn more about the application process here: https://library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/grants.php.

2019 Faculty Fellows Program Call for Proposals

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries (SCRC) is now accepting proposals for two faculty fellows who would like to provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes.

The SCRC Faculty Fellows program aims to support innovative curriculum development and foster new ideas about how to transform the role of special collections in university instruction. Each fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend, a hands-on introduction to the collections, and ongoing course support.

The original funding for the SCRC Faculty Fellows Program was made possible through the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, which promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that transmit our cultural heritage.

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2019

More information about the 2019 program and application can be found here: https://library.syr.edu/scrc/documents/FacultyFellowsProgram20192020CallforProposals.pdf.


SU Libraries Hosts Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series

The Syracuse University Libraries and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) are pleased to launch the Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series. This event series, which builds off of similar seminar and discussion events held during Spring and Fall 2018, are intended to provide academic and professional development for graduate students of all disciplines and actively engage them with specialized resources and services to help support their graduate careers.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 series. They include:

Round 1 – Data & Citation Management Tools
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Bird Library 114
Registration required: bit.ly/gradroundtable1

Grab dinner and learn from Data expert Paul Bern. He will provide info about data collection (survey) tools available through SU, such as Qualtrics and REDCap. He will also discuss available data sets and data management tools, including Open Science Framework and more. Falk College Librarian, Anita Kuiken, will discuss strategies for managing and formatting citations using programs like Mendeley and Zotero.

Mark your calendars for our other upcoming Graduate Research Roundtable events this semester. Further information about these events will be provided soon, but graduate students can start to register and save their spots now:

Round 2 – Advanced Research Strategies
Tuesday, March 5, 19, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Bird Library 114
Registration required: bit.ly/gradroundtable2

Round 3 – Strategies for Career Exploration
Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Bird Library 114
Registration required: bit.ly/gradroundtable3

Round 4 – Finding Funding & Grant Opportunities
Monday, April 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Bird Library 114
Registration Required: bit.ly/gradroundtable4

Food will be provided at all events. The Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series is co-sponsored by the Syracuse University Libraries and SU GSO. For any questions and further information, please contact Emily Hart at ekhart@syr.edu.

Collection feedback needed in February!

Syracuse University Libraries is exploring a number of new resources this month for possible inclusion in the collection and we need your help! Please visit the resource trials guide and explore the resources under consideration. For each resource you explore, we ask that you provide feedback via the embedded feedback form. Any insight you can give us on how well the resource works, what it contains, and how it might be useful to you is helpful in the evaluations process.

Guide: http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/resourcetrials

Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Resource Spotlight: Two New Primary Source Collections from Adam Matthew

We are pleased to spotlight two new digital primary source collections that the Libraries recently acquired, Literary Print Culture / The Stationers’ Company Archive and Shakespeare in Performance. Both are from Adam Matthew and join more than a dozen other resources from that vendor in the Libraries’ collections.

Literary Print Culture / The Stationers’ Company Archive covers nearly 400 years of material from the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspapers Makers, an entity that was “instrumental in the development of the printed book in early modern England, exerting enormous power over the publishing industry as it developed.”  Collection highlights include The Entry Book of Copies (1554-1842), Membership Records (1555-1940), Court Records (1602-1982), Treasurers’ vouchers (1734-1800) and a Photograph Collection which includes black and white and color photographs of members and events at Stationers’ Hall, including visits from Queen Elizabeth II. Adam Matthew provides an introduction to the resources within the collection.

Shakespeare in Performance showcases rare and unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library which “tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.”  Prompt books give us insight into the staging of particular productions and provide details of edits, cues, props, lighting, stage direction, and costuming. With its grand scale (over 1,000 prompt books for 34 of Shakespeare’s plays), this particular collection offers tremendous insight into the historical changes represented across the different productions. The interface even allows for side-by-side comparison of prompt books.

Contributed by:  Patrick Williams, Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, and Lydia Wasylenko, Librarian for Citizenship and Humanities; February 6, 2019

 Quotations and product details from the Adam Matthew site.