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 →

2019 Faculty Fellows Program Call for Proposals

By Kelley Parker | February 15, 2019

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 Continue Reading →

SU Libraries Hosts Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series

By Kelley Parker | February 15, 2019

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 Continue Reading →

Collection feedback needed in February!

By Kelley Parker | February 12, 2019

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 Continue Reading →

Resource Spotlight: Two New Primary Source Collections from Adam Matthew

By Kelley Parker | February 11, 2019

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 Continue Reading →

SU Libraries to Host Living Library Event April 2; Book Volunteers Needed

By Kelley Parker | February 6, 2019

The Syracuse University Libraries are excited to host a Living Library event on Tuesday, April 2 from noon to 5 p.m. in Bird Library. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to “living books”—volunteers from the Syracuse University community who represent a variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Living Continue Reading →

ExLibris: major data migration & systems update, February 8, 2019

By Kelley Parker | January 28, 2019

On Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m., ExLibris, which powers many of the links for our Summon search system and many of our eResources, will be undergoing a major data migration and systems update. During this time, many of the links to our electronic resources may be temporarily inoperable—including links Continue Reading →

What’s New in Special Collections? A selection of new acquisitions, recent donations and freshly available material from the Special Collections Research Center

By Kelley Parker | January 25, 2019

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries, home to many of Syracuse University’s rare or unique research and teaching collections, will hold a special viewing of recent acquisitions and newly available material on Thursday, February 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the Antje Bultmann Lemke Seminar Room on Continue Reading →

Game Jam coming to Bird Library January 25 – 27, 2019

By Kelley Parker | January 23, 2019

Do you love games?  Jammers who are interested in video games and streaming, web-based, or iOS / Android games, board games or card games, can compete for free in a worldwide challenge to design innovative game concepts over a food-fueled weekend.  Syracuse University’s Bird Library will host Global Game Jam® Continue Reading →

Dane Flansburgh Appointed Assistant Archivist for the Special Collections Research Center

By Kelley Parker | January 22, 2019

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is pleased to announce that Dane Flansburgh has been hired as Assistant Archivist.  Dane joined SCRC in August of 2016 as Temporary Project Archivist processing the Crusade for Opportunity Records and the records of Chancellor William P. Tolley.  Prior to joining SCRC he was Continue Reading →

Dr. Sebastian Modrow Appointed Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts for the Special Collections Research Center

By Kelley Parker | January 22, 2019

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sebastian Modrow as Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. In this role he will have responsibilities including the assessment and development of collections of rare books, printed materials, and manuscript material, and will have a focus Continue Reading →