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 →

Encyclopedia of New York State featured in NY Times article

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 5, 2010

The December 30, 2009 New York Times City Room column by Sewell Chan, entitled “On the Road: A Walking Encyclopedia of the State” featured a profile of the Encyclopedia of New York State and its editor in chief, Peter Eisenstadt. The landmark reference was published by Syracuse University Press in Continue Reading →

New “University Treasures” feature in SU Magazine

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 4, 2010

The Fall/Winter 2009 issue of SU Magazine includes the first installment of a new series, University Treasures, focusing on the fascinating artifacts held by the Special Collections Research Center. Inspired by Dean Thorin’s Treasures of the University Library roadshows, this issue features the Howard Bond photography collection, donated by Marcy Continue Reading →

Notes from What is a Library Forum available

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 17, 2009

The detailed notes taken during the December 9th What is a Library forum are now available:What is a library forum notes.pdf. The date of a followup session to be held early in the spring semester will be announced soon. Also available is the Text of petition.pdf submitted to Dean Thorin Continue Reading →

Library to launch new database of SU research and scholarship

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 17, 2009

In the spring semester, Syracuse University Library will unveil a dynamic new research and scholarly communication tool for faculty and SU researchers. SURFACE, or Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment, is an online database that provides open access to the extensive and diverse array of scholarly output produced at Continue Reading →

Video Tutorials

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 1, 2009

The Library now offers a series of three-minute video tutorials that provide an overview of some commonly used research tools. Developed by Learning Commons Librarian Pam Thomas, the series includes: The Library Website (2:48) The Discover Search Tool (3:01) Find a Database (3:02) Finding Full Text Articles (2:19) Using SULinks Continue Reading →

SU Press Digital Books

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 23, 2009

In a new partnership with Syracuse University Press, the Library now offers a collection of digital versions of recent SU Press books. Incorporated with the Library’s other digital collections, the SU Press Collection now includes 54 titles, with plans to add 40 more books in the coming year. Among the Continue Reading →

Mandarin Chinese Books

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 17, 2009

Nowadays, students from China feel right at home in Bird Library. That’s because the Library has partnered with SU’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) to build a collection of books in Mandarin Chinese. CSSA members asked the Library to help make Mandarin-language books available. Doing so required identifying Mandarin-speaking Continue Reading →

Anthropologist Librarian Nancy Turner

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 17, 2009

Nancy Turner is not your typical librarian. One day she’s roaming the floors of Bird Library jotting down notes about how students are interacting with one another while they study. The next day she’s sitting with a student on the first floor of the Library while they draw their ideal Continue Reading →

Library tables plans for new shelving program

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 17, 2009

To ease a serious space shortage, the Library was exploring the option of sending less used material to a commercial offsite shelving facility. Based on recent feedback received from faculty and students, the Library has put those plans on hold and is now exploring alternatives to sending materials offsite. Possibilities Continue Reading →

New video tutorials available

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 9, 2009

Learning Commons Librarian Pam Thomas has developed a series of video tutorials to introduce commonly used research tools and techniques. The videos are available as a subject guide and also on the Learning Commons’ YouTube channel. Contact Pam for more information on this project.