Libraries News and Events

April 29-May 10 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 29-May 10 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines. Overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1 Continue Reading →

Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra performs April 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Bird Library

The Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra (SASPO) will perform a selection of “bangers and party anthems” on Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the 1st floor of Bird Library. Members of the University community are invited to enjoy the sounds of the University’s Continue Reading →

Syracuse University M.A. student Mark Muster wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

Mark Muster, an M.A. candidate in the Department of 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. He is a native of New York. Muster’s paper entitled Continue Reading →

BREATHE at the Libraries, April 24-25

Take a moment to breathe before finals! On Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25, the Syracuse University Libraries, the Office of Health Promotion, Health Services, and the Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) will be hosting “BREATHE at the Libraries,” a series of end-of-semester events to help students relax Continue Reading →

Archie Collectibles, selections from Nancy Silberkleit’s private Archie Comics memorabilia collection on display at Bird Library

The SU Libraries Learning Commons is is thrilled to be able to showcase an amazing variety of Archie comic memorabilia from the private collection of the Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit. Thanks for this collaborative effort go to Stephen Singer, Kate Deibel, Natalie LoRusso, and Diane Wiener. Additional thanks Continue Reading →

In the Biblio Gallery: Afghanistan by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio

An exhibit by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio will be on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio is currently a student in the Military Photojournalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. He deployed to Afghanistan Continue Reading →

The Political Urgency of Community Archives: Public Talk and Workshop with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) on April 23-24

As part of the 2018-2019 Syracuse Symposium Series, the SU Libraries are excited welcome Michelle Caswell (Associate Professor of Archival Studies, UCLA) and Samip Mallick (Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive) for a free public lecture and workshop. Further information on the two events is as follows: Continue Reading →

Syracuse University French Colloquium

Please join us for the 22nd Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium on Friday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The French Colloquium provides the opportunity for graduates and undergraduates to share their recent research. This event is sponsored and organized by Continue Reading →

Exhibit on Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne in Bird Library, March 25-31

Syracuse University Libraries is pleased to help welcome the Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne, to campus. An exhibition of manuscripts and typewriting, first editions, pictures, and posters by or on this important artist and writer will be on display near the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (PGSC) on the first floor Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Libraries announces new Director of Special Collections Research Center

Petrina Jackson will be Syracuse University’s next Director of the Special Collections Research Center, starting in June 2019.  She comes to the SU Libraries from Iowa State University, where she has been Head of Special Collections and University Archives since 2016, and before that was Head of Instruction and Outreach Continue Reading →

Exhibit on Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne in Bird Library, March 25-31

By Kelley Parker | March 20, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries is pleased to help welcome the Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne, to campus. An exhibition of manuscripts and typewriting, first editions, pictures, and posters by or on this important artist and writer will be on display near the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (PGSC) on the first floor Continue Reading →

SU Libraries and Partners to Host Living Library Event April 2

By Kelley Parker | March 20, 2019

The Syracuse University Libraries will host a Living Library event on Tuesday, April 2 from noon to 5 p.m. in Bird Library. During this event, “living books” representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds and life experience will share their stories in conversation with individual “readers.” Based on previous popular Continue Reading →

Wiki-a-thon: Women in Design

By Kelley Parker | March 12, 2019

As part of a global campaign to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women in design and to increase female contributors to Wikipedia, School of Architecture Professor Lori Brown, Architecture Librarian Barbara Opar, and Fine Arts Librarian Ann Skiold will hold a Women in Design Wiki-a-thon on Tuesday, March 26, beginning at Continue Reading →

Classic Catalog systems upgrade, March 12-14, 2019

By Kelley Parker | March 11, 2019

Starting on Tuesday, March 12, the Voyager system that powers our Classic Catalog and circulation operations will be upgraded. This upgrade is anticipated to take approximately 2-3 days, concluding on Thursday, March 14. During the upgrade process, some features within our Classic Catalog and Summon may experience some temporary issues, Continue Reading →

Celebrate Women’s History Month with distinguished SU alumna and author, Dr. Kimberly Townsend

By Kelley Parker | March 7, 2019

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars is celebrating Women’s History Month with a dynamic, speaker, Dr. Kimberly Townsend, who will share her story, along with lessons from her new book, Lifecircle Leadership: How Exceptional People Make Every Day Extraordinary, on Friday, March 22 at noon in the Peter Graham Scholarly Continue Reading →

Textile conservator Deborah Lee Trupin to give annual Brodsky Lecture on April 11 in Bird Library

By Kelley Parker | March 7, 2019

Deborah Lee Trupin, textile and upholstery conservator, will give the lecture A Tale of Two Flags: How History of Treatment and Ownership Affected Conservation Treatment of Two Early Nineteenth-Century American Flags on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The lecture Continue Reading →

VPA School of Design Students win Syracuse University ACC InVenture Prize

By Kelley Parker | February 28, 2019

A group of prominent judges, including investors, technologists, funders, and successful entrepreneurs, selected College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Design students Quinn King (left) and Alec Gillinder (right) as winners of the prestigious ACC InVenture Prize at Syracuse University.  The senior industrial and interaction design students won the Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Libraries announces new Director of Special Collections Research Center

By Kelley Parker | February 27, 2019

Petrina Jackson will be Syracuse University’s next Director of the Special Collections Research Center, starting in June 2019.  She comes to the SU Libraries from Iowa State University, where she has been Head of Special Collections and University Archives since 2016, and before that was Head of Instruction and Outreach Continue Reading →

In the Biblio Gallery: Land Art Generator Initiative

By Kelley Parker | February 20, 2019

This project was part of a landscape architecture design studio at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). Led by Professor Anne Godfrey, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students collaborated to create submissions to the Land Art Generator Initiative Biennial Competition. The Continue Reading →

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

By Kelley Parker | February 15, 2019

Since 1949, Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University records, 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 Continue Reading →