Fun, food and relaxation: Stress-Free Events at the Libraries

Pet puppies, hang out with a parrot or chow on a light snack at the Libraries. Take a break from your studies at our stress-free events to help you relax and rejuvenate. Good luck with your finals.

MONDAParrot3Y, MAY 2

Free chair massages, snacks and coffee
4-6 p.m.
sity Downtown Center Library


Free snacks and coffee
4-6 p.m.
University Downtown Center Library

Bark9 Therapy Dog visit
4-5:30 p.m.
University Downtown Center lobby


Binghamton Zoo’s ZooMobile Visit
2-4 p.m.
Bridge outside Bartle Library, near the Lecture Hall

Face painting: Experience Beijing (Peking) opera facial makeup
3-5 p.m.
Chinese Cultural Experience Center Bartle Library (first floor)

Join faculty from the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) at Bartle Library to learn about traditional Peking opera facial painting, and have your face painted while you’re there!


Free chair massages
3-5 p.m.
Bartle Library, second-floor mezzanine


Free chair massages
2-4 p.m.
Science Library, Yellow Group Study Room

Free snacks and coffee!
5-7 p.m.
Science Library Lobby

Free snacks and coffee!
7-9 p.m.
Outside the main entrance to Bartle Library


Therapy Dog Visit
7-8:30 p.m.
Bartle Library vending area & Science Library Lobby

Visit the Office of the Dean of Students’ Spring 2016 Stress-free Events Calendar.

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Promoting Your Scholarship in a Digital Age

digitalcomJoin us to learn more about Digital Commons, a forthcoming platform designed to manage, promote and share your scholarship online. This workshop will cover how to digitally showcase your research activity including articles, hosted journals and research data as well as metrics to assess the impact of your work.

The presenters are Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications Elizabeth Brown, Faculty Engagement Librarian Anne Larrivee and Electronic Resources Librarian Stephanie Hess.

Noon-1:30 p.m., April 28, Libraries Administrative Conference Room, LS-2504 (second floor), Bartle Library

Lunch served. Register Here. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Gallant at

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Special Collections Lectures on Shakespeare

As part of the Libraries’ Special Collections’ Occasional Lecture Series, Richard Mackenney, professor of history at Binghamton University, will present three lectures on Shakespeare:

Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 – “Alas, Poor Yorick: Shakespeare’s Infinite Jester”

Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 – “Shakespeare: Staging the Renaissance”

Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 – “Shakespeare and the Cinema”

The lectures will be held in Special Collections, Bartle Library (2nd floor). After the lecture, view the Shakespeare in Special Collections: Selections from the Max Reinhart Collections and the Rare Book Collections exhibit. The exhibit and lectures mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (April 23, 1616).


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Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16

April 10-16 is National Library Week. Not only do you have access to an extensive research collection, you can enjoy a variety of other resources and services, including cultural exhibits, workshops, events and even a free paperback book exchange in Bartle Library. Visit your favorite Libraries location and support us via Facebook.


April 13 – Beyond the books: Panel discussion about careers in librarianship

Libraries Exhibits

Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare – Special Collections, Bartle Library (2nd floor)

Windows in the Sea: The Life and Work of Marion C. Link – Bartle Library (2nd floor)

National Poetry Month Pop-up Exhibit – Reader Services Desk, Bartle Library

Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera – Chinese Cultural Experience Center, Bartle Library

Fossils Rock! – Science Library

You can also view a new exhibit of Special Collections’ B-movie posters – Graphic! Lurid! Sensational! Exploitation and B-Movie Posters – at the Art Museum.


Bartle Library

Science Library

Science Library


UDC Library

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April’s Pop-Up Exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.

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The celebration aims to highlight the legacy and achievements of American poets and encourage people to read poems. Books on American poetry can be found in the PS stack ranges on the third floor of Bartle Library. To learn more about poetry, check out this resource English Subject Guide.

English Subject Librarian Bern Mulligan at, 607-777-2196.

The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month.

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Beyond the books: A look at Library and Information Science Careers

Four librarians

Are you interested in a career in libraries? Hear from campus librarians about career options, educational requirements and what librarians actually do. Panelists include librarians from public and access services, reference, instruction, collections, cataloging and systems.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, UU-133A

Sponsored by Binghamton University Libraries and the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development.

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Libraries Acquire New Primary Source Database for LGBTQ Studies

The Llgbtqibraries recently acquired the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. This fully-searchable database consists of 20 collections with more than one million pages of primary source material on social, political, health, and legal issues affecting LGBTQ communities worldwide. Although most materials are in English, the database contains periodicals in multiple languages. Selection of materials is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

The database supports research in a wide range of subject areas including Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies. It is also relevant to the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence and the University’s new LGBTQ Center.

Read more.


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Copy ‘wrong’? Copyright in the Classroom

copyright symbolAs educators we are faced with copyright issues on a daily basis. Whether it’s an image selection for a lecture or debating on whether or not to copy a print source for a handout, understanding copyright informs how we teach. We want to help answer your copyright questions.

Please join librarians Elizabeth Brown and Kristen Gallant for a free lunch discussion on copyright as it pertains to lectures, in-class materials, Blackboard, course reserves and Web or social media resources. Enjoy lunch while learning about copyright.

Noon-1 p.m., April 4, Public Services Conference Room, LN-2308 (second floor), Bartle Library

Lunch served. Register Here. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Gallant at

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UDC Library Closed 9 a.m.-Noon, March 28

Due to an electrical shutdown at the University Downtown Center, the UDC Library-Information Commons will be closed 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, March 28.



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Celebrate Women’s History with our new Pop-Up Exhibit

The Libraries introduce a new monthly exhibit to highlight current events and feature a small, browsable collection of resources on a topic. The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library. Free themed-bookmarks are available each month next to the exhibit.

Womens_month_WebThis month’s exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month. Since 1981, March is nationally recognized as a time to celebrate women’s history in the United States. Additionally, March 8 is celebrated globally as International Women’s Day. Books on this subject can be found on the HQ range on the 3rd floor of the Bartle Library.

To learn more about Women’s History Month and women’s studies, check out these resources:

Women’s Studies Subject Guide

Women’s Studies Subject Librarian: Nancy Abashian, or 607-777-6356

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