Libraries News and Events

Syracuse University Libraries Signs Preservation Steward Agreement With U.S. Government Publishing Office

Syracuse University Libraries recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become a Preservation Steward. Under this agreement, Syracuse University Libraries has pledged to permanently preserve print collections of the U.S. Statutes at Large, including both preventive maintenance and conservation treatments. Syracuse University Libraries Continue Reading →

Sound Beat Access Audio Chronicles to Release “You Don’t Surrender: Journal and Memoirs from Don Waful, a World War II P.O.W.”

Syracuse University Libraries will be releasing its first audiobook titled “You Don’t Surrender: Journal and Memoirs from Don Waful, a World War II P.O.W.”  in October 2019.  This original audio content was produced by Sound Beat: Access Audio Chronicles, which creates audio projects that highlight iconic Syracuse University community members. Continue Reading →

ParaHuman Book Display in Bird Library

Check out the Learning Common’s newest exhibit on the 1st Floor of Bird Library: “ParaHuman Books.” The second display in a three-part series, the selection of books illustrates examples of bizarre human conditions, such as clairvoyance, communication with the dead, out-of-body travel, telekinesis, and possession by the devil. Mainstream fascination Continue Reading →

150 Years of Tradition Showcased at Syracuse University Exhibition

In celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial, Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) will open an exhibition on the sixth floor of Bird Library from Sept. 5 through spring 2020 titled “150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University.” Curated by University Archivist Meg Mason, the exhibition commemorates the University’s Continue Reading →

Stephanie McReynolds, Associate Librarian, Selected for Association of Research Libraries’ Visiting Program Officer Project

Stephanie McReynolds, associate librarian for business, management and entrepreneurship at Syracuse University Libraries, has been selected as one of five Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) Visiting Program Officers to advance the Research Library Impact Framework initiative, beginning July 1, 2019. The Research Library Impact Framework initiative explores library services, operations, Continue Reading →

Libraries Awarded Collaborative Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded an $82,688 grant to the University of Rochester, Colgate University, Cornell University, and Syracuse University to plan and pilot a skill-sharing program. The grant is part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, which supports developing a diverse workforce of Continue Reading →

Sound Beat Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Landing on Moon

By Cristina Hatem | June 24, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries’ Sound Beat, the Libraries’ 90-second daily radio program based on recordings from the Belfer Audio Archive, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon on July 20, 1969 with special “Moon Month” programming. The Apollo 11 spaceflight landed Commander Neil Armstrong and Continue Reading →

SU Libraries Announces 2019 Faculty Fellows

By Cristina Hatem | June 23, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) announces two 2019 Faculty Fellows grant recipients: James Watts from College of Arts & Sciences, Professor, Religion, and Kate Hanzalik from College of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition. Each recipient has committed to a four-week summer Continue Reading →

Orange Central 2019: What’s Happening at the Libraries?

By Meara Mosny | June 7, 2019

Registration is now open for Orange Central 2019, Syracuse University’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend, September 12-15. Throughout the weekend, Syracuse University Libraries will be hosting a multitude of unique events for the Orange community to enjoy: Friday, September 13 9:30-10:00am or 4:30-5:00pm – 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Continue Reading →

Libraries Announces Several Promotions

By Cristina Hatem | June 7, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries announces several promotions effective July 1, 2019: Anita Kuiken, associate librarian for Falk College, has been granted permanent status. Sebastian Modrow, curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Special Collections Research Center, has been promoted from senior assistant librarian to associate librarian with permanent status. James Continue Reading →

New Biblio Gallery Exhibit at Bird Library: “Everyone Wears Clothes”

By Cristina Hatem | May 30, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library is running from May 30, 2019 through the end of August 2019. The exhibit titled “Everyone wears clothes” was curated by Fashion faculty Professor Jeffrey Mayer and Professor Kirsten Schoonmaker from Syracuse University’s College of Visual Continue Reading →

Marketing & Communications Team Joins Libraries

By Cristina Hatem | May 23, 2019

Cristina Hatem, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications, and Meara Mosny, Communications Coordinator, recently joined Syracuse University Libraries’ Marketing & Communications team. Hatem and Mosny will focus on marketing and communications activities that advance the Libraries’ mission and vision, tell the Libraries’ stories, promote services, and share how the Libraries’ Continue Reading →

Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University

By Cristina Hatem | May 22, 2019

To coincide with the celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial in 2020, Syracuse University Press is publishing Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University. This monumental, 10” x 12” book, lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs, provides a unique look at the diverse people, places, and events that have helped SU become Continue Reading →

Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian Featured Speaker at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

By Cristina Hatem | May 20, 2019

Katherine Deibel, PhD, Syracuse University Libraries’ Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian was a featured speaker at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) Annual Conference on May 14, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Deibel’s closing keynote presentation was titled “When You’re the Bridled Horse.” OVGTSL’s Annual Conference was geared for Continue Reading →

Mid-Century in Stereo 5.0 Exhibit

By Cristina Hatem | May 20, 2019

Check out the Learning Common’s newest exhibit on the 1st Floor of Bird Library: Mid-Century in Stereo 5.0, a selection of unusual vinyl records from a private collection culled from thrift stores and forgotten places. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the exhibit and consists of a handpicked selection Continue Reading →

iSchool, Arts & Sciences and Libraries Collaborate on “Art of Romanticism” Course

By Cristina Hatem | May 16, 2019

As part of Professor Romita Ray’s “Art of Romanticism” course this past spring 2019 semester, Ray, her students, School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Daniel Acuna, and Elizabeth Novoa, President of Unika Analytics, designed a website titled Romanticism at Syracuse University. The site features four items from Syracuse University Libraries’ Continue Reading →