Libraries News and Events

“Film Tasting” celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of SU creatives

“Film Tasting,” a pop-up student film and animation showcase, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building. Continue Reading →

Blackstone LaunchPad hosts Syracuse qualifier for the Hult Prize competition, “The Nobel Prize” for student startups

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library will host a December 11 campus qualifier for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. Continue Reading →

King Family gift supports Architecture Reading Room renovation, renaming

A generous gift from Russell A. King ’52 and his late wife, Joan “Jiggy” King ’50 will create the King + King Architecture Library Endowed Support Fund, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of King + King Architects. Continue Reading →

December 11-15 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines! For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual from December 11-15 his/her overdue fines will be reduced by $1. Continue Reading →

SparkCharge shares top prize in FuzeHub 2017 Commercialization Competition

SparkCharge was among the five companies taking top prize in FuzeHub’s 2017 Commercialization Competition. Continue Reading →

Impact Prize winners announced

Winners of the first Impact Prize competition at Syracuse University were announced this week. Solutions to social, civic, environmental, economic, or other public challenges were developed by a field of 36 teams, with finalists competing November 14 in front of a live audience as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Syracuse University. Continue Reading →

Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities

“Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities” talk on Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:15–6:30 p.m. in 114 Bird Library. Continue Reading →

AJ Damiano scores another win with PowerSpike

Angelo (AJ) Damiano ’18, founder of student startup PowerSpike, won the $7,500 top prize in the U.S.-Western NY regionals of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Continue Reading →

Resource Spotlight: Early European Books (EEB)

The Libraries recently purchased access to Early European Books, a expansive collection of digitized works printed in Europe between 1450-1700. Continue Reading →

Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid available; applications due March 1, 2018

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries invites applicants for its Alexander N. and Margaret Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its seventh year. Continue Reading →

SU Library awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to conduct ethnographic study of academic and library cultures

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 20, 2007

Syracuse University Library has been awarded a $53,000 planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct an ethnographic study of academic and library cultures. The purpose of the study is to gain insight into how teaching, learning and research in a highly ranked professional school are being conducted Continue Reading →

New WW II Display in Arts & Humanities Services

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 13, 2007

The Arts & Humanities Services Department, located on the 4th floor of E.S. Bird Library, is currently exhibiting “Home Front America, 1941-1945.” This display features Library and personal items related to the happenings in the States during World War II. Topics examined include rationing, civil defense, the role of women, Continue Reading →

Library Biblio Gallery features new student art

By Pamela McLaughlin | October 12, 2007

Syracuse University Library’s Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library is now featuring artwork by Joshua Kaplan, a painting major in the School of Art and Design. The show will run through November 2, 2007. The Biblio Gallery web site is located at For more information, contact Continue Reading →

New Resources for Data and Statistics

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 16, 2007

Numeric Data Services (NDS), a unit of the Social Sciences Services Department in E. S. Bird Library, announces the addition of several new resources for those interested in finding statistical information to use in a report or data for statistical analysis. Located on the Numeric Data Services web page, the Continue Reading →

Database Upgrade – Academic OneFile replaces Expanded Academic ASAP

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 12, 2007

Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Full-Text: More than 6,300 full-text titles (more Continue Reading →

6th Floor Exhibit: “The Never-Ending Wrong: The Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti”

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 7, 2007

The University Library’s Special Collections Research Center has mounted an exhibition called “The Never-Ending Wrong: The Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti” on the sixth-floor of E. S. Bird Library. The exhibit is available weekdays (excepting holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 31, 2007. An exhibit opening celebration Continue Reading →

New Database: Africa-wide: NiPAD

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 29, 2007

Combining South African and African Studies, NiPAD provides access to two million records and integrates information from over 40 smaller databases published in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Subject coverage includes politics, history, economics, business, mining, natural sciences, environment, development, social issues, anthropology, literature, language, law, music, tourism, and Continue Reading →

New Banned Books Display

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 28, 2007

The Library Arts & Humanities Services Department presents “Freedom Under Fire: Book Banning Past and Present,” a display showcasing prominent books that have been challenged or banned by public institutions for religious, political, social, or sexual reasons. Offered in recognition of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 29 Continue Reading →

Nominate a Banned Book

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 20, 2007

Do you have a favorite banned or challenged book? In conjunction with the Newhouse School’s upcoming year-long First Amendment celebration, the library is working on plans for Banned Books Week 2007, September 29 – October 6, 2007. We are creating a web page with a list of banned or challenged Continue Reading →

Library Opens Art Gallery

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 26, 2007

Visit the new Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library, now showing the artwork of Elena Peteva, MFA candidate in Painting in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The show will run through June 30, 2007. The Biblio Gallery web site is located at For more Continue Reading →