• Relax with Fiction, Fantasy, eBooks, and Audiobooks Over Break

    November 23, 2020

    By John Stawarz, Online Learning Librarian Now that we’re finishing the fall semester and many of you are heading home, you might be wondering what to do to keep yourself busy over the long winter break. Check out something fun to read—or even listen to—with the great ebooks and audiobooks that public libraries (and Syracuse University ...

  • A COVID Cataloging Project: Considerations and Conundrums of Cataloging the Latin American 45 Records

    November 17, 2020

    by Chelsea Hoover, Catalog Librarian of Music One month after I assumed my role as Music Catalog Librarian for Syracuse University Libraries, I was introduced to my first sound recordings cataloging project, the Bell Brothers Collection of Latin American and Caribbean Recordings. This collection was acquired by Syracuse University in 1963 from the Bell Music Box ...

  • Online Teaching

    October 30, 2020

    By Kelly Delevan, Information Literacy Librarian In the spring of 2020 Syracuse University sent students home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and our semester was interrupted in a myriad of ways. For the Libraries, that meant closing our doors, suspending our collection efforts, and putting in-person instruction on hold while shifting to remote-only instruction. As a librarian ...

  • Architecture Facing the New Reality: What Can We Learn?

    October 7, 2020

    Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture, Syracuse University Libraries The COVID 19 pandemic has changed our lives forever. We read every day about its impact on our health, the economy and how we function in the “new reality.” Are there takeaways for architects? David Benjamin, who is an associate professor at Columbia University reminds us “Pandemics are ...

  • New to Researching?

    September 28, 2020

    Six tips to help you along the process! By Giovanna R. Colosi, Librarian for the School of Education Tip #1  REFINE YOUR RESEARCH TOPIC Choosing your topic is the first step in the research process. There may be times when the general topic is chosen for you, and other times you will have the flexibility to choose one ...

  • Constitution Day 2020

    September 15, 2020

    by Winn W. Wasson, Social Science Librarian September 17th marks Constitution Day. It was on this day in 1787 that the U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia and sent to the 13 states for ratification.  In 2004, the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) inserted a provision into a spending bill that required educational institutions that receive federal funds ...

  • The New PubMed: What’s Changed and How You Use it

    August 20, 2020

    By: Anita Kuiken, Librarian for Falk College of Sport & Human DynamicsJust when you thought there wasn’t enough new in your life, lo and behold, the PubMed interface that you’ve been working with forever has changed too. PubMed, a rockin’ database developed by the National Library of Medicine and freely available on the open web, ...

  • COVID-19 Research Informs Libraries Practices

    August 11, 2020

    Update posted September 7, 2020: Due to the REALM project’s Test 4 Results, which indicate that the virus can survive on stacked materials longer, the Libraries has increased its materials quarantine period to six days. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Syracuse University Libraries has modified several policies and services for the upcoming semester, to ensure ...

  • Resources for LGBTQ+ Studies

    June 10, 2020

    By Winn Wasson, Social Science Librarian June is here, which means the celebration of Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.  Finding information about our identities has long been a major part of coming out, and libraries in general have long had a role to play in providing resources to help community members better ...

  • Subject Librarian Online Engagement

    May 21, 2020

    by Brenna Helmstutler, Librarian for the School of Information Studies When I originally selected the topic of subject librarian online engagement last summer to be published this month, I had no idea that its timing would be quite so relevant. I will offer my experience with online courses and discuss the various ways in which subject ...