• 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 ...

  • Giving Thanks for our Sound Beat Partners

    December 11, 2019

    By Jim O’Connor, Producer of Sound Beat Producing audio episodes and projects for Sound Beat and Access Audio requires cooperation between many Libraries partners. I’m continually thankful for the support of staff from Belfer, Special Collections Research Center, and the librarians who help to guide research for these projects. Furthermore, an enjoyable part this job is ...

  • In Celebration of University Press Week, SU Press Author Sean Kirst Discusses ‘Community’

    November 7, 2019

    Written by Sean Kirst, author of ‘The Soul of Central New York.’ Kirst was the recipient of journalism’s 2009 Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing; he is now a columnist with The Buffalo News. Eight years ago or so, when I began working with editors at the Syracuse University Press on “The Soul of Central New York,” the ...

  • Native American Heritage Resources and Studies

    November 6, 2019

    by Bonnie Ryan, librarian for Social Sciences Syracuse University Libraries acknowledge the Onondaga Nation, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands of the Onondaga Nation territory Syracuse University now stands. Syracuse University Libraries supports the curriculum and research needs of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program’s faculty, students and staff, including students of the Haudenosaunee community.  ...

  • Open Access Electronic Theses & Dissertations

    October 23, 2019

    By Déirdre F. Joyce, Head of Digital Library Program The records for the ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the Graduate School for Summer 2019 have been successfully uploaded into SURFACE with submissions from 30 different departments: Anthropology; Art; Biology; Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Communication and Rhetorical Studies; Counseling and Human Services; Cultural ...

  • Open Access: An International Student Perspective

    October 18, 2019

    By: Euphemia Brewer Fasama (Maxwell School student from Liberia) and Prathamesh Pradip Datar (iSchool student from India), graduate student employees, working under the direction of Amanda Page, open publishing and copyright librarian Open Access week is October 21-27, 2019. Two student voices share their opinion, according to the theme “Open for whom?” In an era where the ...