• The Digital Underground: A Discussion with Digital Library Program Core Team Member, Patrick Williams, on Open Scholarship, Collaboration, and the Future of Digital Humanities at SU

    March 12, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program Interview conducted in September 2020. Brittany: How did you come to assume your current role and where does it intersect with the Digital Library Program (DLP)? Patrick: I joined the libraries about 11 years ago as a subject specialist librarian in the humanities departments and over the course of ...

  • The Digital Underground: Web Archives, Digital Exhibitions, and COVID-19; a Conversation with University Archivist, Meg Mason

    March 2, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program 2020 was Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary.  In the months leading to the official March 24th birthdate, monumental exhibitions, events, and resources were devoted to celebrating this historic milestone. Unfortunately, 2020 did not unfold as anyone could have imagined. The University closed its buildings abruptly just before the March jubilee due to the pandemic and remained physically closed for five months. The Special Collections ...

  • Thematic Resources – A new section of the Architecture Research Guide page

    March 1, 2021

    by Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture As we complete the first month of the semester, which happens to correspond to Black History month, we’ve added a new tab on the Architecture Research Guide entitled Thematic Resources. This tab includes information about books, databases, periodical articles and related media on a number of topics, beginning with African ...

  • Reflecting Forward: The Digital Underground Series

    February 23, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program In the spring of 2020 I began interviewing library employees to understand their role in SU Libraries’ Digital Library Program as part of my ‘work-from-home’ quarantine project. While doing that, I discovered numerous stories and insights to be shared with the broader University community.  This blog series ...

  • “Bento-box” Focus Group

    February 19, 2021

    NCSU Libraries’ bento-style search interface What is a focus group? A focus group is a research technique used to collect data through group interaction – basically, it is a conversation! The group comprises a small number of carefully selected people who discuss a given topic, which will be led by a moderator. What is a “bento-box” search? Named after the popular Japanese container ...

  • Film and Media Roundtable Announces 2021 Notable Films for Adults

    February 15, 2021

    Movie clapper icon by Shmector is licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Michael Pasqualoni, Librarian for Newhouse School of Public Communications SU faculty and students are invited to explore this list of notable documentary films honored by American Library Association’s Film & Media Roundtable (FMRT).  Most of the titles are immediately available to current SU NETID holders ...

  • Black History Month Resources

    February 10, 2021

    Although not comprehensive, highlights from our collections in celebration of Black History Month include: African American Studies Research Guide African American Communities  Pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports, and in-depth oral histories covering the experiences of African Americans. Focuses on themes of racism, discrimination and integration, and African American culture and identity primarily in the communities of ...

  • Research Starting Points

    February 8, 2021

    by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Librarian in Learning and Academic Engagement The Syracuse Universities Libraries website is a rich gateway to information resources that can support your research needs. Students, faculty, and staff have access to a wide variety of articles, e-books, videos, data, and other resources that are not freely available online. However, it can be overwhelming ...

  • Now on Blackboard

    February 1, 2021

    We’re excited to announce a new feature designed to support students’ academic success by integrating Syracuse University Libraries directly in the Blackboard learning management system. Faculty and instructors teaching Blackboard-based courses this spring can now easily and quickly add a link to the course menu that will connect students directly  to a research guide highlighting ...

  • Everyone Wants the Libraries to Acquire Textbooks for Student Use, Including Us

    January 7, 2021

    By Anne Rauh, Head of Collections and Research Services One of the most frequent requests we receive, from both students and faculty alike, is that the Libraries acquire textbooks. We certainly recognize that textbooks are an enormous expense and financial burden on students. In an ideal world, the Libraries would be able to alleviate that. Now, in ...