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Research & Scholarship

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

Spotlight on the Research and Scholarship Librarians

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

If you are a regular follower of the DRS Blog, you will know that we have recently published a series of posts about the librarians of DRS. These spotlights introduce you to the many people and the huge range of expertise that make up our department. Here are a few examples of things you will […]

Good Old Fashioned Research

Monday, April 13th, 2015

I was fortunate to grow up in a home filled with a lot of books, music and culture. Every room had books on shelves, tables, chairs and, along the main wall of the music room where my mother’s piano was located, were floor to ceiling dark mahogany bookcases filled with books. As far back as […]

Writing Roundup

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Writing and publishing is one of the many things that librarians do throughout the year. Below is a roundup of professional writing by librarians in the Research & Scholarship department. Linda Galloway wrote about “Altmetrics, library outreach, and value” for ACRL Value of Academic Libraries. Linda Galloway and Anne Rauh published an article in the […]

The Librarians

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

No, we don’t mean the TV action heroes. We are talking about all of the individuals listed on the SU Libraries’ website under “Librarians” plus seven of the 19 people listed under “Administration.” Who are the librarians collectively? They are a group led by the Dean of the SU Libraries (SUL) that corresponds to the […]