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The Love of Libraries

Friday, April 7th, 2017

“How do you know you’re alive?” cried The Flying Busman on the Centro shuttle bus from South Campus/Manley Parking Lot a few weeks ago. That day he had something more to share than just one of his poems. It’s the extent at which you wonder and marvel at the world (M. Mahan, personal communication, March […]

What Are Your Librarians Reading?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

From a previous post, we hope you got a better sense of what librarians do all day. To those of you who missed that post: Spoiler alert— we do not sit in the library and read books. However, many of us do find the time for leisure reading when we are not “on duty.” Below […]

What Do Librarians Do All Day?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

One of the books that my daughter (who is not quite three years old) likes quite a lot is Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? After reading the title, before my daughter and I begin to look at the pictures and the descriptions of the many and varied types of work, I often […]

Back to School – Embedded in the Classroom

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

For several semesters I did the standard “one-shot” introductory session for a 1-credit undergraduate class in Public Health called Healthy You Practicum. I talked about finding credible health-related information and how to evaluate it, and I recommended some of the more authoritative places to look. In the vast majority of classes, that was the first […]

The Once and Future Subject Librarian

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

We updated our subject librarian titles earlier this year and not surprisingly the new titles reflect some changes well underway in how liaison librarianship is practiced. In the past, many liaisons had relationships with one or two departments. That focus often reflected managing a branch library located within an academic department – over 20 departmental […]

Digging for Documents: A Review of Materials Found in Hawkins Storage Facility Related to East African Studies Programs

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

In my recent past I was an historical archaeologist, sifting through the soil to find artifacts that told the stories and history of groups and cultures of peoples often lost, forgotten, invisible, or voiceless. This summer, I was called upon to once again find evidence of a lost and forgotten group, in this case the […]

Syracuse University Libraries Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Research: Focus on the Humanities​

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

“Humanities” work at Syracuse University is viewed as being centered primarily in departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, namely in the Departments of African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Languages, Literature, & Linguistics; Philosophy; Religion; Women’s & Gender Studies; and Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition, as well as in interdisciplinary programs, […]

Summer is for Learning

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The other day, as my two-year-old attempted to put on her tennis shoe, I said in my most encouraging mom tone, “You can do it!” She dropped the shoe, threw her head back on the stairs, closed her eyes, and proclaimed in utter frustration, “No I CAN’T do it!” Oh, the humanity! The drama involved […]

Three Professional Strategies for Your First Year in Library School and Beyond

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Author: Jennifer Jeffery I started working as a graduate assistant for Syracuse University Libraries’ Department of Research and Scholarship in fall 2015. Specifically, I work for the STEM librarian Anne Rauh and my primary responsibility is to work at the reference desk in Carnegie Library, which houses most of the collection for the STEM disciplines, […]

Sssh! I’m Tweeting.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

  Q&A with Catherine Johnson, Head of Reference & Instruction, Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy Interviewer: Michael Pasqualoni, Public Communications Subject Librarian, Syracuse University   In an age of social media, how should academic libraries and librarians, or any academic person or organization, employ these communications tools? Do these new social media channels represent publications? […]