Spring Course Reserves: Submit Requests Now

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Submit requests now to ensure your students have access to course materials at the Libraries and on Blackboard by the first day of class for the spring semester.

Remember, we are happy to circulate not only library books, but also any textbooks or materials you may want to provide for the benefit of your students.

More information is available on the Course Reserves Information for Instructors webpage.


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Meet our new Cataloging Librarian, Rachel Turner!

“As the new Cataloging Librarian, I look forward to helping students and staff find the resources they need through the Library Catalog.

Picture1.Rachel TurnerI also have plans to help make the resources in Special Collections more easily available and to take part in other on-going projects, such as digitization, which will also improve user access to important Libraries’ resources.

My graduate work at The University of Texas at Austin focused on User Experience and metadata. While there I was the Cataloging and Metadata Graduate Research Assistant at the Perry-Castañeda Library.

In addition, I have an MA in East Asian Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, where I focused on Korean ceramics.

In my free time I enjoy drawing, traveling with friends and family, and reading.”

Welcome Rachel!

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De-stress December in the Libraries

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Food and Coffee
4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6
Chair Massage
4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5
Therapy Dog Visit  
4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6


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Chair Massage
3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9
2nd Floor Mezzanine
Animal Adventure “Zoo to You”
2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12
Entrance (Tombs area)
Food and Coffee  
7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13
Entrance (Tombs area)
Therapy Dog Visit  
6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14    
Ground Floor (vending machines)
Science Library
Chair Massage
2-4 p.m., Thursday Dec. 8
Food and Coffee  
5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Lobby
Therapy Dog Visit
6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Lobby


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Special Collections and CEMERS reveal newly-acquired 14th century Latin manuscript

Professor Kayla Whearty and her students examine new acquisition, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos.

Professor Bridget Whearty and her students examine new acquisition, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos.

“Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews”
(Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos)

~Nicholas of Lyra

This week’s celebration of alum Alex Huppé’s generosity in Bartle Library’s Huppé Reading Room offered the opportunity to view the 14th century manuscript recently acquired through his support. The acquisition came as a recommendation from our Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Distinguished Professor and Director of CEMERS Marilynn Desmond.

14th-century manuscript of Nicholas of Lyraís Postilla litteraliAuthored by Nicholas of Lyra, one of the greatest biblical scholars of the Middle Ages, this particular work, the Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, is part of his larger Commentary on the entire Bible. Here, Lyra addresses Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews in which Paul urges perseverance in the face of persecution, essentially encouraging people to keep the faith.

Visitors are welcome and invited to view the new addition by contacting Special Collections.

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Message from the Dean of Libraries

Binghamton University Libraries reaffirm our commitment to supporting all communities at the University.  We strive to provide safe, comfortable and accessible spaces where all are free to engage in study, learning and research.  We are committed to ensuring access to information that represents a broad and diverse range of opinions, and is reflective of the histories, cultures, experiences and perspectives of people of different genders, races, ethnicities, spiritual choices, sexual orientation or identity, physical or mental abilities and places of origin.  Welcome…we are here for you.

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November is Native American Heritage Month

7208432308_54e0e9b687_oExplore the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of Native peoples at our new pop-up exhibit, located near the Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month!

For more about Native American Heritage Month, contact Subject Librarian Anne Larrivee at larrivee@binghamton.edu.  

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Marian Stern recognized as “Library Worker of the Year”


We are delighted by this recognition of our friend and colleague by the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC).

Marian assumed additional responsibilities when staffing changes in the systems department required her technical expertise in order to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of critical library services. This required two months of intensive training, a major software migration and focused dedication to a multitude of technical issues as they came.

Dean Curtis Kendrick summarizes, “We in the Libraries are hugely indebted to Marian and her efforts. For her contributions to the Libraries, the University and the broader library community, she is truly deserving of the SCRLC Library Worker of the Year Award.”

Congratulations, Marian!

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Learning @ Lunch, Course Observations: A CLT Service

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Come participate in an engaging discussion about the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) course observation service, a free service that provides you with the opportunity to obtain feedback on your teaching in order to inform your future planning, lessons, activities and pedagogical approaches.

Join us for the next Learning @ Lunch program (formerly known as Instruction Roundtable) as we hear ​Steve Lisman, Bartle Professor and distinguished teaching professor of psychology, discuss his cooperative approach to classroom observation​.

This program will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Chenango Room.

Lunch is available for purchase at the Chenango Room or feel free to bring your own.

RSVP or send questions to larrivee@binghamton.edu or macargel@binghamton.edu.


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A-Bombs, the Cold War and the Red Scare

Join us in unearthing surprises, prying open the vaults and breathing life into long dead…documents!

Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Special Collections, 2nd floor of Bartle Library 

Explore the fears of nuclear warfare in the 1950’s and how those fears were exploited by Hollywood. This talk is illustrated with posters from the campus McLaughlin Collection. By Jean Green, head of Special Collections and Archives.

Learn about a civil defense drill on our campus in 1960, at which several students refused to participate. This particular event defined student protests during the infamously tumultuous 1960’s. By Yvonne Deligato, university archivist.

Discover a new mystery genre, atomic renaissance – a term used for female mystery writers of the 1940′s and ‘50s. By Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books.7363225080_a4834f8b01_o

 An i-Pad sketch of atomic renaissance mystery writer, Patricia Highland.

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RefWorks: Research Organization Made Easy

What if you spent less time organizing your research and more time writing it?

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Join us for an introduction to RefWorks, a citation management tool that will keep track of your sources, generate citations and bibliographies, and facilitate collaborative research.

The drop-in workshop will be held on two dates:

          • Noon–1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2
          • 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Both sessions will be held in the Bartle Library Instruction Lab located in the Newcomb Reading Room.

Questions? Contact Julia Glauberman at jglauber@binghamton.edu.

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