Learning@Lunch series explores the use of narrative research across disciplines

Gathering narrative as a method of research spans across many academic disciplines. If you’ve engaged in narrative-related research or would like to learn more, attend this informative session.

CCPA Walking SurveyMyra Sabir, assistant professor of human development, and Jeroen Gerrits, assistant professor of comparative literature, will describe how they have used narrative in their research. There will be time for others to share their experiences and ask questions.

Be sure to bring a lunch and join us at noon Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Zurack Family High Technology Center in Bartle Library.  RSVP online

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Tired of wasting time on citation mechanics and tracking down misplaced sources?

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.

This workshop is offered:refworks2

◊ From 1:15-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Bartle Library Instruction Lab (Newcomb Reading Room). Julia Glauberman, instructional outreach librarian, and Aleshia Huber, engineering librarian, co-present. Register

◊ From 4:45-5:40 p.m. Monday, Feb 20, in DC-123 (UDC Computer Lab). Stephanie Hess, electronic resources librarian, presents. Register

◊ From 12:15-1:05 p.m Thursday, March 16, in DC 123 (UDC Computer Lab). Sarah Maximek, associate librarian, presents. Register

◊ From 6:15-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Bartle Library Instruction Lab (Newcomb Reading Room). Julia Glauberman, instructional outreach librarian, and Aleshia Huber, engineering librarian, co-present. Register

Registration is encouraged.

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Introducing Julia Glauberman, our new instructional outreach librarian!

glauberman_welcomepost-copyThis is Julia’s first librarian position and she’s excited to support New Student Programs and the Educational Opportunity Program. As chair of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee, she’s working to improve our instructional materials, including online tutorials.

Julia’s graduate work in library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill focused on library instruction in the context of higher education. While completing her degree, she worked as a reference and instruction intern at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

Outside of work she enjoys crossword puzzles, bad television and long-form journalism.

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Meet David Schuster!

Photo by Leah Reigle

David’s role is a unique combination of disciplines, director of both Special Collections and Library Technology – something new at Binghamton University.

Learn more about the strategy behind this new position, and more about David and his plans for protecting and promoting our Special Collections through the integrated use of Library Technology in this “Inside” Q&A.

David, welcome – it’s good to have you here!


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Faculty Workshop: Bringing digital scholarship into the classroom

Qingbai Bowl-ThingLinkAnyone with an interest is invited to participate in the first of a series of digital scholarship workshops in the Libraries. The first session focuses on ThingLink and Scalar.

ThingLink provides the ability to annotate digital images with weblink, videos and other images. And Scalar, a multimedia publishing platform, is ideal for dynamic online collaborative projects. Both interfaces are relatively easy to learn and are already in use by campus instructors for class assignments and projects.

This workshop is presented by Nancy Um, associate professor in art history and our Kristen Gallant, fine arts librarian. It takes place from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Zurack Collaboration Center in Bartle Library (Newcomb Reading Room). 

Lunch will be provided. RSVP to kgallant@binghamton.edu.

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More information about the digital scholarship workshop series at http://www.binghamton.edu/libraries/services/digital-scholarship.html.

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From Cradle to Grave: Experiencing Life Cycle Rituals in Ancient China

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Deciding where to celebrate Chinese New Year? Come, experience rich and varied rituals of Ancient China in the From Cradle to Grave: Experiencing Life Cycle Rituals in Ancient China exhibit at the Chinese Cultural Experience Center located in Bartle Library.



From the birth celebration to funeral ceremony, viewers will see and feel a vividly-reproduced scene while learning Ancient Chinese rites, traditional customs and culture through a concise introduction, beautiful original painting and books and illustrations from Libraries’ Asian Collection.

The exhibit supports students’ research and practical training and is presented by Siyin Zhao, a Ph.D. candidate in History; Huanna Yu, a senior in Graphic Design; and the Libraries’ Exhibit Committee.

It will be on display from Jan. 30, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018 on the 1st floor in the Glenn G. Bartle Library.

Happy Year of the Rooster!


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Photographs from Kurdish Collection to be featured in University Art Museum exhibit


A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan

 January 26 – May 20, 2017

University Art Museum (lower level gallery)

Through black-and-white photography, this exhibit will highlight the everyday life of Iraqi Kurds during the 1960s and the 1980s-1990s.  The photographs are part of the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection, located in Special Collections.  The exhibit is curated by Dr. Aynur de Rouen, Curator of Kurdish Collection, and graduate student Marwan Tawfiq, Ph.D. candidate, Comparative Literature/TRIP.

Would you like to learn more about the Kurdish people? Come visit us! Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Glenn Bartle Library (off of the North Reading Room).

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New study space opens in Bartle Library

Welcome and welcome back!

For those who may have missed this news before break: the recent opening of dedicated graduate student study space has created additional undergraduate seating as well.

Read more at New Graduate Study Space.


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Celebrating Martin Luther King

MLK quoteVisit our window display celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Bartle Library.

Our display is part of Binghamton University’s Continuing the Dream: Inaugural MLK, Jr. Week of Welcome Celebration.

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Welcome Neyda Gilman!

Who joins the campus community as the librarian for the Decker School of Nursing (DSON) and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS).


Gilman comes to us from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she was the liaison librarian to the College of Agriculture Sciences, as well as to the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology.

She earned her MS in information and library science from the University at Buffalo. Prior to becoming a librarian, she earned her BS in medical laboratory science from the University of Utah and worked as a medical technologist in a variety of laboratories.

Gilman plans to continue growing the established and valuable relationship with DSON, while developing a similar relationship with SOPPS and assisting in the strong growth of both schools. She’ll also be working with the Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE).

Outside of work she enjoys books, movies, video games, all things science and all things outdoors.

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