Libraries News and Events

April 29-May 10 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 April 29-May 10 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines. Overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1 Continue Reading →

Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra performs April 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Bird Library

The Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra (SASPO) will perform a selection of “bangers and party anthems” on Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the 1st floor of Bird Library. Members of the University community are invited to enjoy the sounds of the University’s Continue Reading →

Syracuse University M.A. student Mark Muster wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

Mark Muster, an M.A. candidate in the Department of English at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s award for the best essay by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University. He is a native of New York. Muster’s paper entitled Continue Reading →

BREATHE at the Libraries, April 24-25

Take a moment to breathe before finals! On Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25, the Syracuse University Libraries, the Office of Health Promotion, Health Services, and the Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE) will be hosting “BREATHE at the Libraries,” a series of end-of-semester events to help students relax Continue Reading →

Archie Collectibles, selections from Nancy Silberkleit’s private Archie Comics memorabilia collection on display at Bird Library

The SU Libraries Learning Commons is is thrilled to be able to showcase an amazing variety of Archie comic memorabilia from the private collection of the Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit. Thanks for this collaborative effort go to Stephen Singer, Kate Deibel, Natalie LoRusso, and Diane Wiener. Additional thanks Continue Reading →

In the Biblio Gallery: Afghanistan by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio

An exhibit by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio will be on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio is currently a student in the Military Photojournalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. He deployed to Afghanistan Continue Reading →

The Political Urgency of Community Archives: Public Talk and Workshop with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) on April 23-24

As part of the 2018-2019 Syracuse Symposium Series, the SU Libraries are excited welcome Michelle Caswell (Associate Professor of Archival Studies, UCLA) and Samip Mallick (Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive) for a free public lecture and workshop. Further information on the two events is as follows: Continue Reading →

Syracuse University French Colloquium

Please join us for the 22nd Annual Syracuse University French Colloquium on Friday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The French Colloquium provides the opportunity for graduates and undergraduates to share their recent research. This event is sponsored and organized by Continue Reading →

Exhibit on Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne in Bird Library, March 25-31

Syracuse University Libraries is pleased to help welcome the Haitian writer and artist, Frankétienne, to campus. An exhibition of manuscripts and typewriting, first editions, pictures, and posters by or on this important artist and writer will be on display near the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (PGSC) on the first floor Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Libraries announces new Director of Special Collections Research Center

Petrina Jackson will be Syracuse University’s next Director of the Special Collections Research Center, starting in June 2019.  She comes to the SU Libraries from Iowa State University, where she has been Head of Special Collections and University Archives since 2016, and before that was Head of Instruction and Outreach Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Community Mourns Passing of University Librarian Peter S. Graham

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 12, 2004

Peter S. Graham, University Librarian at Syracuse University, died Aug. 11 at his home in Syracuse after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 65. Graham had served as University Librarian since Sept. 1, 1998. As head of the SU Library, he revitalized the staff structure by appointing nationally known Continue Reading →

Enhanced Databases Main Menu

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 6, 2004

The Databases Main Menu has been enhanced with a new way to locate databases by types of content. Check it out from the Main Menu when you click on the link Databases by Content Type. From this page, you can browse within these categories: Audio Files Electronic Books and Text Continue Reading →

9/11 Commission Final Report now available via GPO Access

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 22, 2004

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) is releasing its final report. The report will be available after 11:30 AM on July 22, 2004 from the U.S. Government Printing Office. The Commission, an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation under the signature of President Continue Reading →

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts Database Discontinued

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 22, 2004

The following has announcement has been received from OCLC FirstSearch NOTICE OF DISCONTINUATION OF THE INTERNET AND PERSONAL COMPUTING ABSTRACTS DATABASE Following its acquisition of the Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts (InternetPCAbs database), EBSCO has informed OCLC of its intention to terminate the contract to distribute the database on FirstSearch. Continue Reading →

The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary(OED) online database is now available at

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 17, 2004

In their Online June Update of June 15, 2004, Oxford Online Products of Oxford University Press reports that the new OED contains more than 2,800 new and revised words. Their announcrment continues: The latest alphabetical range to be revised is OLM to ORATURE. Coverage is broad including everything from OMIGOD Continue Reading →

Do you need immediate assistance with a reference question?

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 15, 2004

Try LibChat, Syracuse University Library s newest reference service. LibChat uses chat software to allow you to  converse  online with a librarian. The librarian can also show you web pages, and you can have a full transcript of the chat session, including URLs and other information shared during the session. 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 →