New poetry series, Lunch Time Poems, to launch in Bird Library

Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce a series of free noontime poetry readings this semester called Lunch Time Poems. Hosted by University Professor and poet Stephen Kuusisto, the series will feature noted poets from the Syracuse community.  All events are open to students, staff, and the general public.

Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days—just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

The series will kick off on Friday, September 22 with poets Jackie Warren Moore and Stephen Kuusisto. Additional readings will feature SU’s Michael Burkard and poet David Weiss on September 29, Bob Herz and Patrick Williams on October 13, and Georgia Popoff and Phil Memmer on October 20.

Check out the Libraries’ Welcome Fest on August 31!

The Syracuse University Libraries invite all students, faculty, and staff to a Welcome Fest on Thursday, August 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library. The event will feature resources and services the Libraries provide to support teaching, learning, and research across campus, as well as games, prizes, a photo booth, therapy dogs, a visit from Otto, and more.

Librarians and library staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Research and reference help – connecting to library experts day or night;
  • Study spaces – individual, group, or technology-equipped;
  • Course-related instruction to improve research skills;
  • Data, citation, and reputation management;
  • Scholarly publishing – SU Press and the SURFACE repository;
  • Library to Go delivery services;
  • Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship center;
  • Interlibrary Loan – obtaining items from other libraries;
  • Reserving material and booking video for classes;
  • Technology for loan;
  • Sound Beat, the Libraries radio show;
  • Special Collections and University Archives.

A number of partner organizations are also participating this year: the Center for Learning and Student Success, Digital Scholarship Space, Onondaga County Public Library, Orange SUccess, Parking and Transit Services, Public Safety, SU Makerspace, and many more.

Light refreshments will be served and tours will be available. For more information, contact us at libref@syr.edu.

Visit our Patio Cafés during SU Welcome 2017

Stop by the Pages Patio Café at Bird Library for complimentary refreshments, à la carte snacks and beverages, or just a place to sit and relax under the test or inside our air-conditioned building. Library tours and information will be available.

  • Wednesday, August 23, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Place Patio, Bird Library (Rain location: Pages Café, Bird Library)

Carnegie Library, located in the Carnegie Building on the south side of the Quad, will also be serving complimentary refreshments outside on their patio, along with tours of its beautifully renovated Reading Room.

Brought to you by the SU Libraries, the Parents Office, and SU Food Services.

Small Press Reading at Bird Library

Edmund Zagorin/Elizeya Quate and John ColasaccoSyracuse University Libraries and Colgate University Libraries have teamed up to present this summer’s installment of the Small Press Reading Series, featuring Elizeya Quate and John Colasacco. The event will take place on Monday, July 31 from 5–6 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library.

Elizeya Quate is the pseudonym of Edmund Zagorin, a writer and performer based in the Bay Area. Raised in Tenleytown DC and educated at the University of Michigan, Quate’s first book The Face of Our Town (KERNPUNKT Press, 2016) is a fun series of interconnected stories about interconnectedness.

John Colasacco’s books include Antigolf (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2015), The Information Crusher (Spuyten Duyvil 2016), TWO TEENAGERS (Horse Less Press 2016), and The Wagners (Transfr Books 2017).

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Patrick Willliams at jpwill03@syr.edu by July 27.

Commencement Day Reception

Are you graduating this year? If so, we would love to congratulate you!

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Noon to 2 p.m.
Bird Library, first floor (just outside room 114)

Stop in to Bird Library following Commencement for a reception and meet and greet with Dean of Libraries & University Librarian, David Seaman and others.

The Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place will also be open for viewing in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you then.

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