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A Symbiotic Relationship

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Art and books have enjoyed a long historic symbiotic relationship. The French psychoanalyst Jacque Lacan stated that “collecting is something we all do” be it on a personal or a larger more public scale. The Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities harks back to the late fiftenen hundreds when monarchs and the prosperous collected a […]

Recap: Digital Humanities Mini-Conference

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Digital Humanities Faculty Working Group at Syracuse University hosted approximately forty attendees for the Digital Humanities Mini-Conference on January 22, 2016. The event, held in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library, featured thirteen lightning talks given by fifteen SU faculty members, graduate students, and librarians. The afternoon opened with a brief welcome […]

Supporting Veterans at SU Libraries

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

“Summers are pretty slow around here.” I don’t recall who told me that, but my first summer at Syracuse University Libraries has been anything but slow. Between business reference questions from undergraduates enrolled in summer courses to inquiries from PhD candidates who are beginning new research projects, to department meetings, team project meetings, training and […]

Reflections on THATCamp CNY 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

On April 10 & 11, THATCamp CNY 2014, an unconference organized around technology in the humanities, took place in Bird Library. It was a new and exciting experience for those of us who planned and participated, in the library, on campus, and in the region. Nearly 50 participants attended, including graduate students, faculty, and librarians from […]

Community Engagement – Liaison work beyond the campus

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Last week at its department meeting, the members of the Research & Scholarship Department continued a discussion that it started a few months ago based on a series of readings – where is the 21st century academic library headed? Last week, our focus was on the liaison relationship – a discussion on collaboration and engagement […]