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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 […]

Librarians Influencing Publishing

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Patrick Williams,  Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, and Bonnie Ryan, Librarian for Social Sciences were both recently quoted in “Increasing the Value of Scholarly Books: A Case for Chapter-Level Metadata in Humanities and Social Science Publishing.” This white paper, published by Publishers Communication Group (PCG), argues that chapter level metadata will increase discoverability […]

DRS Blog Editor Promoted

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

In May 2016, it was announced that Stephanie JH McReynolds, librarian for business, management, and entrepreneurship, and co-editor of this blog, was promoted to Associate Librarian with permanent status. Congratulations Stephanie!

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 […]

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 […]

Warren Gives Webinar Talk and Hosts Virtual NISO Events

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Scott Warren gave an invited webinar talk via Information Today on “Using data to drive decisions: Thoughts on ebooks and gap analysis.” Scott served as host for the NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution? Scott Warren, Kelley Lasher, and Robert Cleary hosted a two-part NISO webinar on issues with elicensing: The Practicality […]

Pease and Warren Represent SUL at CLRC Meeting

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Janet Pease and Scott Warren represented the SU Libraries at the annual CLRC business meeting and luncheon (Janet sits on the Board of Trustees and Scott is on the Resource and Services Committee). Keynote speaker explored sustainability in libraries.

McReynolds Organizes UNYSLA Conference

Friday, November 6th, 2015

With a great deal of help from the UNYSLA (Upstate New York Chapter of SLA) board, Stephanie McReynolds (in her role as president-elect of UNYSLA) planned, organized, and facilitated a one-day conference with the theme of “Be Your Own Change Agent: Going beyond survival when transitions occur” at the NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY […]

Williams Professionally Active

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Patrick Williams presented a short paper entitled “50 Years of Digital Humanities at Syracuse University” and participated in a roundtable discussion at the “Digital Humanities: Beyond the Hype” event in the 2015-16 Future of Graduate Education in the Humanities Ray Smith Symposium. Patrick participated in the English Department’s Teaching Assistant Training Day, in which all […]

Wasylenko Serves on Lecture Planning Committee

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Recruited by Dr. Patricia Burak, Director of the Slutzker Center for International Services, Lydia Wasylenko served on the planning committee for an October 28, 2015 evening lecture at the Maxwell School.