Libraries News and Events

In the Biblio Gallery: Dorm

The students of Art Photography, Introduction (APH) 261 present their final exhibition, showcasing their interpretation of their own lived-spaces. The semester was spent exploring foundational concepts of image-making and photography through field trips, meetings with prominent contemporary artists, and critical dialogues. For this group exhibition, the APH 261 students have Continue Reading →

SU Libraries’ United Way Auction Extravaganza, December 14

The Syracuse University Libraries’ United Way Auction Extravaganza will be Friday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons. Items are currently being accepted and contributors may bring their items to Pat Hunt on the 3rd floor of Bird Library between now and December Continue Reading →

December 10-14 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 December 10-14 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines. Overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1 for Continue Reading →

In Our Shoes: A Student Creative Writing & Art Showcase, December 7 at 3:30 p.m.

Perception Magazine, the Sigma Delta Tau English Honor Society, and the Syracuse University Libraries present In Our Shoes: A Student Creative Writing & Art Showcase on Friday, December 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Bird 114). Hear students read their work and share their Continue Reading →

Gerry McCarthy receives Libraries’ Distinguished Service Award

The Syracuse University Libraries Assembly (SULA) Distinguished Service Award Committee has awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Gerry McCarthy, Office Supervisor in the Learning Commons at Bird Library.  This award represents recognition by Gerry’s peers of her significant contributions to Syracuse University Libraries and the Syracuse University community. Gerry Continue Reading →

Virtual Plastics: a presentation on November 29th at 4:00 p.m., Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

VIRTUAL PLASTICS is a collaboration between Special Collections Research Center, Transmedia and the School of Art conceptualized through a series of conversations between Jacob Riddle (faculty of Transmedia and the School of Art) and Courtney Asztalos (Curator of Plastics and Historical Artifacts, SCRC). There will be a talk and students in Continue Reading →

Research Data Services introduces REDCap data collection platform

On Tuesday, December 4 from 10:00am to 10:30am, Research Data Services will be presenting a short introduction to the REDCap data collection platform. REDCap is an online data collection platform best suited to experimental/clinical research where project staff will do the bulk of data entry.  REDCap also has survey capabilities. Continue Reading →

Zine-In at the SU Libraries

Make a zine, take a zine! Led by Patrick Williams (Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities) and Stephen Singer (Technology Consultant), the Syracuse University Libraries will be hosting a zine-making event on Wednesday, December 5 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Blackstone LaunchPad (1st floor of Bird Library). Learn about Continue Reading →

Kayla Simon named LaunchPad Watson Scholar – Blackstone LaunchPad

Kayla Simon ‘19, an aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, will be the Blackstone LaunchPad Watson Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. Simon is an active and passionate entrepreneur on campus for the past year and a half, and is excited to be mentoring other Continue Reading →

The CLLCTVE Agency, LLC, wins $5,000 first ever ’Cuse Tank competition at SU Libraries MedUX and Promptous tie for second prize, winning $2,500 each

The first event ‘Cuse Tank —co-sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad and Syracuse University Libraries—celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of SU innovators this past Family Weekend.  A distinguished panel of parent judges who are successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industry sectors voted on finalist teams, selected from scores of applicants who Continue Reading →

Library to Go Delivery Service for faculty expanded

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 24, 2010

Beginning in March, the Library to Go faculty delivery service was expanded to include new locations and additional types of material. Delivery service will now be provided to the Warehouse downtown and the Comart building on South Campus. In addition to circulating books, Library to Go will also deliver DVDs/videos, Continue Reading →

Library Facts and Figures, 2008-2009

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 24, 2010

The following facts and figures provide a picture of Syracuse University Library collections and use for July 2008 through June 2009. Number of visits to Bird Library………………….957,504 Items borrowed……………………………………..162,812 Group presentations…………………………………….491 Presentation participants…………………………….9,751 Reference interactions………………………………28,783 Volumes held……………………………………..2,975,469 New books added (print & electronic)……………22,863 Current journals (print & electronic)………………24,361 Video and Continue Reading →

Architecture Reading Room hours

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 11, 2010

The Architecture Reading Room will have normal hours up until Friday, March 12th closing at 6 p.m. that day. The following Saturday and Sunday (March 13th and 14th) the room will be closed. Monday, March 15th through Friday, March 19th the room will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 Continue Reading →

Library Forum information available

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 5, 2010

Information from two recent “What is a Library?” forums is now available at The page includes notes from both sessions, questions and answers, and a number of related articles.

SU Press book “Moonfixer” featured on NPR news

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 3, 2010

Moonfixer: The Basketball Journal of Earl Lloyd, a memoir by Earl Lloyd with Sean Kirst and published by the Syracuse University Press, was recently featured on Weekend Edition Sunday, a program on National Public Radio (NPR) News. Lloyd was the first African American to play in a National Basketball Association Continue Reading →

iSchool and SU Library to host Handheld Librarian Online Conference

By Pamela McLaughlin | February 16, 2010

Syracuse University Library and the iSchool will serve as local hosts for the Handheld Librarian Online Conference, an annual conference about mobile library applications and services. The program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 17 and 18, 2010. Keynote speakers and topics include: Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Continue Reading →

Haiti earthquake resources available

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 25, 2010

Librarians Bonnie Ryan and John Olson have compiled a resource guide related to the recent earthquake in Haiti. The guide provides resources on Haiti, the January 12th earthquake and its aftermath, as well as information on how to help and the SU campus response. John compiled the Haiti Maps and Continue Reading →

MacDonald to present “The Death of History: Natural Causes or Murder?” September 23

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 20, 2010

Syracuse University Library Associates will present “The Death of History: Natural Causes or Murder?,” a lecture by historian and video archivist Fred MacDonald, on Thursday, September 23 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, First Floor, Bird Library, 222 Waverly Avenue. Performing an “autopsy” on the traditional study Continue Reading →

Exhibit explores links between book cover art and popular photographs

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 19, 2010

Syracuse University Library’s spring 2010 exhibition is entitled Covering Photography: Imitation, Influence and Coincidence, by guest curator Karl Baden. Baden, a class of 1974 Syracuse University alumnus, is a Boston-based photographer and member of Boston College’s Fine Arts Department. He will present a gallery talk on Tuesday, March 2nd at Continue Reading →

New Sunday hours for Science and Technology Library

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 8, 2010

Beginning on Sunday, January 24th, Sunday hours for the Science and Technology Library (Carnegie) will be noon to 8:00 p.m. Users needing materials from SciTech prior to noon on Sundays can request to have them paged from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Bird Library, which opens at Continue Reading →