New Student Study Space in Bartle Library

Students are enjoying the expansive new offering in Bartle Library, the South Reading Room. Located at the top of the stairs (going up, this would be to the left) on the second floor, the South Reading Room offers comfortable study space in the form of tables and seating for more than 90 people plus fun new furniture, free Wi-Fi, and a screened terrace that seats approximately 30 more when the weather is fine. Within, there is also a group study room for 12 available via our new and popular online group study room reservation system at http://libroomreserve.binghamton.edu/.

Student feedback has been very positive, with comments including:

“Definitely needed. Comfortable and quiet space, nice and modern too.”

“I like it, more open space!”

“Had been studying in a tight desk on one of the upper Library floors. I like this open space better.”

“Don’t tell anyone else about this space!”

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2013-14 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship

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The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship.

The Chancellor’s award program refers to Julie Wang as “a tireless advocate for students and faculty in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies,” adding that “through creativity and ingenuity, she has developed a strong collection in East Asian studies and is known as a global partner in her field.”

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Beijing Normal University in China, and an MLS (Master of Library Science) degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Since joining the Libraries in 2007 as a subject librarian for Asian and Asian and American studies, Julie has persistently, and successfully, sought funding to support the department; including grants from the Nippon Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation, the Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Fund and others. Her efforts have greatly enhanced the significance of our University’s East Asian studies collection.

Also active outside of campus, Julie participates in a number of professional organizations and founded both the Southern Tier Chinese School and the Southern Tier Chinese Culture Association.

Congratulations to Julie on her receipt of this prestigious and meaningful award!

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10 things you need to know about the Science Library

By Angelique Jenks-Brown and Andrea Melione

Science LibraryThe Science Library has long been known as the “quiet study area” on campus, but do you know about the wealth of resources and technologies available within? Visit the Science Library to Connect, Discover, and Create for yourself!

10) You have access to more than 50 computers available with productivity software, as well as two flatbed scanners.

9) If you still like to thumb-through print journals and newspapers, there are scientific journal issues and local newspapers on the first floor.

8) With our large format printing service, you can have conference posters and maps printed for a reasonable price of $3 per square foot.

7) If you need geologic or topographic maps you can find them in the Map Room. Many other types of maps and atlases are also available.

6) The walk-up book scanner can create searchable PDF files and audio files of scanned pages. The PDFs can be saved on a flashdrive or emailed.

5) New exhibits every semester cover scientific topics and highlight Science Library collections.

4) Friendly and helpful library staff are there to assist you.

3) Individual study carrels are equipped with overhead electrical sockets and a desk lamp – the perfect place to plug in your laptop and study at the same time.

2) Discover books on Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Nursing, Physics, and Psychology. Books are available from introductory level up to advanced researchers in the field.

1) One of the few places on campus where group study rooms are available. They seat up to 8 people with a white board and a large table.

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Tricky Treatise: inaugural talk of the Occasional Series in Special Collections

Curator of Rare Books, Beth Kilmarx, speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

Curator of Rare Books, Beth Kilmarx, speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Collections hosted Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (the Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting. This event was the first of many presentation of the Occasional Series in Special Collections. Held on Tuesday, October 28 more than twenty campus faculty, community members, students, and library members attended the presentation given by Beth Kilmarx and Richard Mackenney, Professor of History. Beth Kilmarx discussed the the historical backdrop of the treatise and its publishing history. Dr. Mackenny discussed the effect the book on Europe, and how the witch hunts were mostly concentrated in the Alpine regions of Germany. After the presentation, there were many questions which led to a lively discussion period. The next event, Good-bye to All That: the First World War and the End of an Era, will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:01 -12:31 in Special Collections. Beth Kilmarx and Dr. Mackenney will present their papers which will be followed by a discussion.

Professor of History, Richard Mackenney speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

Professor of History, Richard Mackenney speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

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Department of English: 2014 Miriam Leranbaum Memorial Lecture

Bust of Jonathan Swift Memorial to Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. © Copyright Philip Halling

Bust of Jonathan Swift
Memorial to Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. © Copyright Philip Halling

Helen Deutsch, professor of English from the University of California, Los Angeles, will lecture on “Disability, Irony, Untimeliness: The Lateness of Jonathan Swift” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Room 2320, Special Collections Reading Room located on the second floor of the Bartle Library.

Interested students and faculty are also invited to attend a special lunchtime seminar with Deutsch at noon Friday, Oct.31. For more information, special accommodations or seating requests, contact John Havard via e-mail.

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AR Magic Book – Trailer!

Check out this awesome trailer created by Juan on Vimeo:

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Giant Size Book

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Scary Good Rare Books: Tricky Treatise Event in Special Collections

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An Occasional Series in Special Collections

Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum
(The Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Huppe Reading Room
Special Collections
Bartle Library

Presentation and discussion led by
Beth Kilmarx, Curator of Rare Books and
Richard Mackenney, Professor of History

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Augmented Reality (AR) Magic Book

Welcome to The AR Magic Book Project developed at Binghamton University Libraries.

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Homecoming 2014: University Libraries Special Collections Tour at Bartle Library, Friday October 17

Treat yourself to medieval manuscripts…early editions of major authors…fascinating modern manuscripts… and gems from the University’s Archives. Hold in your hands the smallest book in our library and turn the pages of its oldest! Learn how accessible these amazing resources are and how they can elevate and inspire your Binghamton University experience. Join us Friday, October 17 from 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm as we explore what’s so “special” about Special Collections! You can find us on the 2nd floor of Bartle Library or look for the signs!

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