Libraries News and Events

2019-2020 Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program Now Accepting Applications

Since 1949, Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University records, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters’ efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education Continue Reading →

2019 Faculty Fellows Program Call for Proposals

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 →

Sue Miller Nominated for Phi Beta Delta Membership

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 3, 2007

Sue Miller, Instructional Services Specialist in Syracuse University Library, has been nominated for membership in the Phi Beta Delta honor society by Dr. Patricia Burak, Director of the Slutzker Center for International Services. As described on its web site, Phi Beta Delta “honors those who serve internationalism – the idea Continue Reading →

Special Collections Research Center Opens Exhibition on Composers Miklós Rózsa and Franz Waxman

By Pamela McLaughlin | February 27, 2007

Syracuse University Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) has opened an exhibition titled Lights, Camera, Music! on émigré composers Miklós Rózsa and Franz Waxman. Both men created scores for what are indisputably regarded as classic films from Hollywood’s golden age (Ben Hur and Sunset Boulevard are examples). The center is Continue Reading →

Learn to use RefWorks citation management tool

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 29, 2007

Syracuse University Library will offer several training sessions and help clinics on RefWorks, a citation management tool, during February, March, and April. “If you are writing a research paper, thesis, dissertation, or article, RefWorks is an excellent system for keeping track of your sources,” said Ruth Stein, interim director of Continue Reading →

Library offers Books 24×7 ITPro, a collection of 5,400+ technology e-books

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 22, 2007

Books24X7 ITPro provides both broad and deep coverage of over 100 technology topics from over 145 publishers including premier industry publishers, such as Wrox, McGraw-Hill, Apress, and Microsoft Press. Popular book series such as The Complete Reference, Inside Out, Bibles and many others provide multifaceted, multi-skilled approaches to topics. As Continue Reading →

Sixth-floor exhibition: The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 4, 2007

The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding, an exhibition, will be on display in the Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor, E.S. Bird Library, from 5 January to 14 March 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding Continue Reading →

Fourth floor display on Manhattan culture

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 6, 2006

The new display on the fourth floor of E. S. Bird Library is titled Manhattan Culture. It features SU Library items representing the rich and varied artisitic atmosphere of this great cultural center. The display includes items related to Broadway, local museums, literary figures, the Harlem Renaissance, architecture, famous television Continue Reading →

Nov. 30: Food for Fines Amnesty Day

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 16, 2006

For one day, November 30, patrons with overdue library book fees can pay their fines with donated food items. All locations of SU Library, SU Law Library, and SUNY/ESF Moon Library will be accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items at the rate of $1 per donated item. Please Continue Reading →

Through early November: “Imagination and Fantasy in the Arts,” a display on the fourth floor of E. S. Bird Library

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 29, 2006

In recognition of the Syracuse Symposium 2006-2007 theme of imagination, the Arts and Humanities Services of Bird Library presents “Imagination and Fantasy in the Arts,” a display featuring SU Library materials related to distinctive and innovative treatments of non-realist themes in literature and the visual and performing arts. The display Continue Reading →

New tutorial series available: “Welcome to SU Library”

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 15, 2006

“Welcome to SU Library” is a new three-part tutorial describing Syracuse University Library’s locations as well as its web site and research tools. It offers an introduction to new students or to anyone who would like to learn more about the Library’s services. The tutorials can be viewed individually in Continue Reading →

Announcing the ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 12, 2006

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) announces a new, annual event to be hosted by ICPSR: the ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition! The purpose of the competition is to highlight the best undergraduate student research papers using quantitative data. The objective is to encourage undergraduates to explore Continue Reading →