Honoring Professor Sandro Sticca

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Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, died Wednesday, May 3, following an illness.

Sticca was a great friend of the Libraries and a scholar who used many of our books for his research. He often brought in classes for instruction using  materials from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The campus and greater community is invited to honor and remember the professor at a special exhibit in the Special Collections Department of Bartle Library.

In addition to highlights of Sticca’s published works, a body that spans six decades, some of his rare book donations are on display, including:

♦Responsa ad cuiuscunque penè generis casuum conscientiae quaesita quadringenta … : Apud Societatem Minimam,” pars secunda, written in 1603 by Giovanni Battista Corradi, O.P. The book Sticca described as essentially “the spiritual meaning of life.  This video highlights the donation event.

Chronicon Casauriense : Liber instrumentorum seu chronicorum Monasterii Casauriensis : codicem Parisinum Latinum 5411 quam simillime expressum edidimus.  Alessandro Pratesi;  Giovanni, di Berardo.  L’Aquila : Amministrazione provinciale : Comitato per il 5. centenario della introduzione della stampa in Abruzzo.1982. This book is a facsimile of a beautifully illustrated 12th century manuscript about the history of the Abruzzo region in present-day Italy.

Michelangelo : artista, pensatore, scrittore / scritti di Charles De Tolnay … [et al.] ; premessa di Mario Salmi.  Novara : Istituto geografico De Agostini. 1965.  A highly illustrated two-volume set commemorating the 400 years since Michaelangelo Buonarroti’s death.

This Inside story underscores Sticca’s understanding of The Value of Growing and Maintaining University Collections.

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Visit Dateline for more about the life and contributions of Sandro Sticca.

Con apprezzamento, professore!
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ~ the first president of Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, c.1923

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, c.1923

Today, May 19, is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s birthday.  Mustafa Kemal was born in 1881 in Thessaloniki, which was part of the Ottoman Empire and died on November 10th, 1938 in Istanbul.  Atatürk, which means father of the Turks was the first president of Turkey from 1923 to 1938.  He led the National Movement and was the commander during the war of independence against imperialism.  He was a nationalist and he advocated the independence of Turkey from all foreigners.   In 1923, he found the Republic of Turkey out of ashes of the Ottoman Empire and he transformed the country into a secular democratic nation-state and launched many reforms to create a modern Turkey by bringing a new political, legal, and education system and giving equal civil rights to women.

A number of books with information about Mustafa Kemal can be found in Special Collections on the second floor of the Bartle Library. These include Ataturk : a biography of Mustafa Kemal, father of modern Turkey by Lord Kinross, How happy to call oneself a Turk : provincial newspapers and the negotiation of a Muslim national identity by Gavin D. Brockett and Turkey by Arnold J. Toynbee and Kenneth P. Kirkwood. All three of these books are part of the Saeedpour Kurdish Collection.

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Elizabeth Brown to present at Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) workshop

HOB06172016-ElizabethBrown02-3Great news! Elizabeth (Beth) Brown, our director of assessment and scholarly communications, has been named one of three national presenters for an ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop.

Congratulations Beth! 

More about the Association of College and Research Libraries

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Caryl Ward a recipient of the “Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship”


We’re delighted to announce that Caryl Ward is a 2016-17 recipient of the “Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.”

This award recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship. To receive this distinction, candidates must demonstrate extraordinary performance in the areas of skill in librarianship, service to the University and to the profession, and scholarship and continuing professional growth.

Please join us in congratulating Caryl on her achievement and recognition. Well done!

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Puppies, coffee and massages: Stress-free events at the Libraries

Take a break from your studies at our stress-free events to help you relax and rejuvenate. Good luck with finals!

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Chair Massages
4-6 p.m. Monday, May 1

Snacks and Coffee
4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 1 & May 2


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Snacks and Coffee
4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9

Chairs Massages
2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10

Therapy Dog Visit
6-7 p.m. Monday, May 15

Therapy Dog Group

Snacks and Coffee
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9

Zoo Mobile
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10


Chair Massages
3-5 p.m. Thursday, May 11

Therapy Dog Visit
6-7 p.m. Monday, May 15

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“Summer of Love: 50 Years”

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Dean of University Libraries Curtis Kendrick invites the campus and greater community to get “far out” and “groovy” at our new exhibit, “Summer of Love: 50 Years.”

The exhibit showcases items from our Center for the Study of the 1960s collection that recall an important year in a tumultuous decade.

Viewers will get a glimpse into the past at the social, cultural and political movements that started or were advanced during the year of 1967.

The exhibit features stunning rock concert poster art; books on Psychedelic art and the impact the movement still has on contemporary artists; and books on social activism of the late sixties and how those movements are still alive today.

In Special Collections, the exhibit will feature rare materials from the Libraries’ University Archives that show facets of Binghamton University campus life: activism, academics, the social scene, and groups and clubs. Go back in time and gain an archival perspective of what was happening at the University back in the day.

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The exhibit is on view in the Glenn G. Bartle Librarys second floor mezzanine and in Special Collections (North Reading Room).

Library hours.

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Data Visualization User Group

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Join us as we begin cultivating a community of practice around data visualization tools and methods in a discipline-neutral space. This session will provide a forum for sharing information, experiences and ideas about this vital component of digital scholarship. Faculty, staff and students with any level of experience using data visualization tools are welcome.

This workshop will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Zurack Collaboration Center in Bartle Library (Newcomb Reading Room)

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

This event is part of the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Workshop Series


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A grant award for the Max Reinhardt Collection


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Great news! The South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded a $5,000 Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Grant to for the digitization and description of the Max Reinhardt Collection.

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Once digitized, the collection will be made available via the  New York Heritage research portal.

The collection documents the life of Max Reinhardt (1873-1943), celebrated theater director and filmmaker, and offers a singular historical record of many aspects in the study of theater and its history—acting, direction, stage design and costume design.

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To some extent, it also incorporates a documentary record of Reinhardt’s personal Jewish life, as he was forced to flee the Nazis.

Reinhardt is still recognized today for his significant role in the transformation and development of theatre.


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UDC Library Closed April 10-14

The UDC Library – Information Commons will reopen Thursday, April 13.
The UDC Library- Information Commons will be open April 13 and April 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m


Due to the main electrical shutdown for critical maintenance, the UDC Library-Information Commons will be closed Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14. If the maintenance work is completed early, we will open the library if possible. Visit the Libraries’ website for updated information.


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Library Services Unavailable April 10-13

Our interlibrary loan system (Illiad) will be unavailable due to system maintenance from noon, April 10 through April 13, 2017. You will be unable to log into your ILLiad accounts. Visit this temporary online request form during the downtime to request material via interlibrary loan.

During Technology Maintenance Day on April 11, 2017, the following library services will also be unavailable:

You are encouraged to plan your library research accordingly. Contact Ask a Librarian for questions about access to library resources or the Interlibrary Loan Office at 607-777-4985 or mainill@binghamton.edu concerning Illiad. Read more about Technology Maintenance Day at Plan ahead.

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