• 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 ...

  • Justin Diaz ’23, Environmentally-Conscious Latino Entrepreneur

    October 11, 2019
    When Justin arrived at Syracuse University this past summer as an Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) student, his first stop was the Syracuse University Libraries. He knew that was the place he’d be able to find information that would help him pursue his dream of making an impact on the world. What ...

  • Reflecting on Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

    October 1, 2019
    by Syracuse University Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship Librarian Stephanie JH McReynolds Despite evidence to the contrary— cooler evenings, glimpses of red and golden leaves, and mid-terms on the horizon— summer feels like just a moment ago. Reflecting on this past summer’s work with the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program brings forth images and snippets of ...

  • Shared Print Programs – new ways libraries are ensuring long-term scholarly access to print books

    September 16, 2019
    By Scott Warren, Associate Dean for Research Excellence How do we ensure that a sufficient number of copies of historic books continue to be held in academic libraries to enable use when needed? When the Libraries’ 2019 Annual Report comes out later this fall, you may notice a new statistic – number of volumes under shared ...