Libraries News and Events

Special Collections Research Center to host comic art events

Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Salt City Comic-Con, will host a special viewing of original comic art and a panel discussion on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Bird Library. Continue Reading →

1957 JFK commencement speech at Syracuse University highlighted

Then-senator John F. Kennedy visited Syracuse University to give the commencement address in June 1957. That speech, which encouraged students to pursue careers in public service, has been the focus of news coverage in conjunction with the centennial of Kennedy’s birth on May 29. University Archivist Meg Mason was featured Continue Reading →

Time Magazine highlights letter from William Safire collection

In honor of National Wine Day (May 25), Time Magazine highlighted a letter from the William Safire Papers housed in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries. The letter, from Julia Child to William Safire, was in response to one of his On Language columns in the New Continue Reading →

Syracuse University receives gift of Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible from the Russian Federation

Gift of the Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible was presented to Syracuse University by Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York. Continue Reading →

In the Biblio Gallery: CUSE Quest by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen

An exhibit by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen comprised of works on paper inspired by natural forms, creatures, textures, lightness, and darkness is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Continue Reading →

Libraries launch redesigned, mobile-friendly website

Try out the Libraries’ new website, which will be available beginning on April 12. Continue Reading →

Libraries’ spring exhibition: You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place

Syracuse University Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place, opens with a reception on April 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library. Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Press awarded NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book grant

Syracuse University Press will make available 23 titles from its backlist as open access ebooks through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue Reading →

Special Collections Research Center plays central role in University’s new graphic identity

Syracuse University’s new branding utilizes a Goudy-inspired typeface derived from original materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Library announces the opening of Numeric Data Services:

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 15, 2004

Located within the Maps and Government Information Department and part of the Digital Services Program, Numeric Data Services can provide help with: – Identifying, locating, and acquiring data for student and faculty research. – Data management and statistical analysis. – Use of SAS, Stata, and SPSS. – Advice on research Continue Reading →

Softline Databases Migrated to ProQuest

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 1, 2004

The Softline databases are now accessible via the more robust ProQuest platform as of June 1, 2004. These include: Alt-Press Watch A full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Ethnic Newswatch A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and Continue Reading →

2004 Reunion Discussion: Peter I. Rose ’54 to present “Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor” on Saturday, June 5

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 28, 2004

For Syracuse University’s 2004 Reunion, the Library is hosting a book discussion at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, in the 1916 Room of E.S. Bird Library. Peter I. Rose ’54 will present “Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor.” Peter Rose has spent a lifetime exploring patterns of culture, examining issues Continue Reading →

SUL Welcomes New Numeric Data Services Librarian

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 11, 2004

Paul Bern joined the Syracuse University Library staff in the newly created position of Numeric Data Services Librarian on March 16. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse, Bern was Senior Statistical Programmer/Data Archivist for the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. In his new role, Bern will lead the Continue Reading →

Introduction to ArcGIS Using ArcView 8.3: A Two-Day Workshop

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 5, 2004

When: June 3-4, 2004 Time: 8:30am-4:30pm each day Where: Syracuse University, Bird Library, Room 46 (ETC) Click Here for Registration Form and Payment Information Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has applications in practically every field, and people who know how to work with it are in demand in today’s highly Continue Reading →

Brown v. Board of Education Subject Guide Now Available

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 7, 2004

A web page of Brown v. Board of Education-related resources for educators is now available on the Education Subject Guide page. This page ( was created in anticipation of the Brown v. Board of Education anniversary celebration (please see the Hendricks Chapel page for additional information: This page of Continue Reading →

Have you registered to vote? Forms now available.

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 7, 2004

Have you registered to vote? Forms are available at the Maps & Government Information Reference Desk, 3rd floor Bird Library – or, via the web <>

Announcing Availability of Electronic Backfile of Engineering Index

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 7, 2004

Elsevier Engineering Information, Inc. is in the process of digitizing all volumes of Engineering Index back to 1884. The library has purchased this backfile containing references of major engineering innovations pioneered throughout the 19th and 20th centuries to provide you with access to citations on topics such as the first Continue Reading →

Featured Exhibit: “On the Spot” with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Marguerite Higgins

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 3, 2004

Open Access Journals: The Answer to High Publisher Costs? A Peer to Peer Library Dialog, 4/7/04

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 26, 2004

Peer to Peer Library Dialog Wednesday April 7 Noon – 1pm 1916A Room – E.S. Bird Library Join Susan Berteaux, Head of Syracuse University Science & Technology Libraries, and Betsy Elkins, Library Director at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Moon Library, for a Peer to Peer discussion entitled Continue Reading →