• 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 ...

  • Being a New Librarian in the Age of COVID-19

    April 30, 2020

    By: Giovanna Colosi, Librarian for the School of Education When I offered to write a piece for the Libraries blog back in the Fall of 2019, I had the intentions of writing about my journey into librarianship as a second career. I joined the Libraries in July 2018 as my first library job. I intended to discuss how scary ...

  • Libraries Zoom Backgrounds Now Available for Download

    April 13, 2020

    As our campus community transitions to an online learning and working landscape, Syracuse University recently implemented the popular Zoom videoconferencing for students, faculty, and staff. Available for enrollment by using your SU NetID and password at zoom.syr.edu, Information Technology Services says that Zoom “provides another tool to allow the University community to remain connected during ...

  • Documentary Films from American Library Association’s Notable Videos for Adults

    April 7, 2020

    by Michael Pasqualoni, librarian for the Newhouse School, film connoisseur, and member of the ALA Film and Media Roundtable. The following videos are available online and drawn from the American Library Association’s Film and Media Roundtable’s selections of top titles named in 2019 and 2020. These are recommended for high school and adult viewing.  “McQueen” ...