• 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” ...

  • Accessing Full Text Using Google Scholar

    April 2, 2020

    By Emily Hart, Science Librarian, Research Impact Lead. If you’re a Google Scholar user, follow these simple steps to connect to SU’s full text electronic resources from home or from anywhere off campus. In Google Scholar, in the upper left corner, look for the sandwich icon: This will open the Google Scholar menu. Within the menu, ...

  • Winter 2019 Electronic Theses and Dissertations now available on SURFACE

    March 6, 2020

    by Deirdre Joyce. The records for the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) submitted by the Graduate School for Winter 2019 (December graduates) have been successfully uploaded into SURFACE, Syracuse University’s institutional repository, with submissions from 25 different departments: Anthropology; Biology; Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Design; Earth Sciences; Electrical ...

  • Kenya National Archives

    February 17, 2020

    By Bonnie Ryan, recently retired Librarian for Africa/African American Studies. Struggle for Kenya, Robert Maxson 1993, 18  “I would like to investigate the colonial government in the Northeastern Frontier district or province of Kenya in the early 20th century, focusing on education policies.” “I would like to look at land tenure disputes in the Nyanza Province…” Two questions above are examples ...

  • New e-Resources

    February 11, 2020

    Check out the newly acquired Digital Archival Collections: Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Parts 1 & 2 Archive of primary source publications relating to the history and study of social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBT communities. Documents are from the collections of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, GLBT Historical Society, New York ...

  • Information Literacy and The High School to College Transition

    February 3, 2020

    by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Learning Commons Librarian. As an academic librarian, I’m often asked by school librarians and others, “What should students learn in high school in order to be prepared for college-level research?” I began exploring this topic along with other academic and school librarians from the Central New York area in a group called “Bridging the Gap,” initiated in ...

  • SU Libraries’ Discovery Team

    January 28, 2020

    by Emily Hart. One of the primary missions of libraries is to provide easily accessible information to their communities, ultimately protecting patrons’ freedom to read. At SU Libraries, there is a team of individuals from across the Libraries who work towards optimizing the Libraries’ discovery layers. These discovery layers include systems like our Libraries’ catalog ...

  • A Decade of Architecture Books

    January 16, 2020

    by Barbara Opar, Architecture librarian In late December of 2019, CNN posted online what they considered the most influential books of the decade. The article began with the statement that “A decade is in part defined by its books. And recent days have seen many roundups of the best books of the 2010s — the titles that critics consider the ...