Library End-of-Semester Extended Hours – Spring 2014

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

The Libraries have end-of-semester extended hours to accommodate study and research needs in preparation for finals. Our extended hours are:

Bartle Library and the Information Commons will be open 24 hours until Thursday, May 15.

UDC Library will extend hours until midnight from Friday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 13.

Science Library will extend hours on Friday, May 9 until 10pm and will be open on Saturday, May 11 from 12-9 pm.

Visit the Library Hours webpage for more information.

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Time is running out

Paper or project due before the end of Spring semester? Please submit your ILLiad interlibrary loan requests by April 28 to ensure these materials arrive on time.

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University Art Museum Opening: Affinities, Dialogues and Divergences

affinitiesArt faculty engage with the Permanent Collection in this exhibition which runs from April 22 through May 24. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the main gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum.

Eleven faculty members from the Department of Art selected a single work of art from the museum’s permanent collection to serve as an inspiration for an original work of art. The object chosen by the artist is installed alongside the new work. Graduate students from the Department of Art History interviewed the artists and composed labels to accompany each artist’s installation. Participating faculty members include Jim Bohary, Frank Chang, Alexandra Davis, Ronald Gonzalez, Blazo Kovacevic, Natalija Mijatovic, Kathryn M. Niles, Adjunct Lecturer Costa Sakellariou, Jim Stark, John Thomson and Michael Wesko.

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BCAC and Binghamton University Public Sculpture presentation FRIDAY, MAY 2


Reception and presentation at the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) 81 State Street, 5th Floor, Stephens Square Bldg. 4-6:00pm.

Don’t miss an early First Friday presentation of research by Binghamton University art history students about 14 often mysteriously unidentified public sculptures with major artistic and historic significance.  Artists revealed!  Back stories told!  Questions answered!  This exciting presentation completes a year-long collaboration between the BC Arts Council, Professor Kevin Hatch and his ARTH 496 Theory and Issues students, and the BU Art History Department.

4:00pm Reception and Meet & Greet; 4:30pm Student presentation, followed by Q & A.  Take away a free reference map to the 14 featured sculptures, as you continue your First Friday Art Walk!  For information, visit or call 607-723-4620.

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Several Online Library Services Temporarily Unavailable – April 15

Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on the main campus data storage systems from midnight – 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. The maintenance will affect several online library services.  Patrons will not be able to access library databases from off-campus; log on to our interlibrary loan service (Illiad) to submit new or view pending requests; or log on to their online library account through our library catalog and Find It! discovery service. All services should be available after 8 a.m.

Please note that University-wide applications and services will also be unavailable. For more information, visit System Maintenance.

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: the Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews by Tom Weaver is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014.

“This book pays homage to the many people that have contributed toward producing a body of work who entertainment (if not always artistic) values have only increased through the years. Assembled herein is a cross-section of talents: writers, producers, directors, actors, actresses, even a movie mogul and makeup man. We’ve kept our questions and interjected comments as terse and to-the-point as possible, our goal being to present a book in which the filmmakers and performers do nearly all of the talking.” ~ Tom Weaver

The people who directed, produced, and starred in the scary and fantastic movies of the genre heyday over thirty years ago created memorable experiences as well as memorable movies. This McFarland Classic brings together over fifty interviews with the directors, producers, actors, and make-up artists of science fiction and horror films of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. From B movies to classics, Samuel Z. Arkoff to Acquanetta, these veteran vampire baits, swamp monsters, and flying saucers attackees share their memories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers (“more fun than the lovably cheap movies that inspired it”–Booklist/RBB); and Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes (“candid…a must” –ARBA). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences squeal with fear, and occasionally, howl with laughter.

This book is from the Alan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema. This collection began with an inital donation by Allan Rogg, New York Private Collector and Bibliographer, to the Libraries in 2006. This preeminant collection of modern cinema contains over 9,000 monographs spanning over one hundred years (1893-2010). Most of the Allan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema can be found in Bartle Library Stacks. However, several limited editions and unique and fragile items are housed in Special Collections.

Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is located in Special Collections. We are located on the second floor of the Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.

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April First Friday

Featured event for this First Friday: Cabin Fever craft fair @ UDC

The annual Cabin Fever Artistic Celebration on First Friday from 5-9 PM, hosted by Southern Tier Artisans at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs at the University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from Arena). Cabin Fever features local artisans with locally produced art and crafted products. Some will be demonstrating their craft during Cabin Fever, including spinning fiber into yarn, felting hats and more, plus live alpacas and angora bunnies to see. Artisan Ann M. Merriwether and one of the Cabin Fever organizers said: “Help the local farm artisan community by purchasing one-of-a-kind locally made pottery, clothing, soaps, dolls, yarn, roving, sculpture and more. A portion of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund at the Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs.”

Other events on the First Friday Art Walk:

American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.),  3rd First Friday International Film Series: Dominican Film Sugar, an introspective sports drama by filmmakers Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden about a talented Dominican baseball player/pitcher, Miguel Santos, who longs to break into the American big league & earn the money needed to support his impoverished family.

Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row): Kathryn Niles – New Paintings and Drawings, Apr. 4-26, 2014. Exhibition: Series of Graphite Drawings, an homage to Charles Eldred, & Paintings from Quechee Gorge, VT, among other images. Opening Reception on First Friday, 6-9 PM.

JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Closing Night Show for Nick Kushner: “Aceldama” (

PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.): Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Little Italy Historic Walking Tour, a web-based cell phone tour on First Friday. See how the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility researched seven properties on Endicott, NY’s North Side and did a “genealogy” of each property. The web-based tour is available for use with cell phones or with a printed brochure. Info:

Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Patrick Branigan and Abigail Burpee-Paradise: Mixed Media. Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters (schedule online).

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Honors Thesis Workshop

Binghamton’s Center for Undergraduate Research will be hosting an Honors Thesis Workshop April 7th from 6-7 in UU 102. Librarians and Center for Undergraduate Research staff will be available to guide students through the research process. All undergraduates are welcome to attend, especially those who are preparing their undergraduate honors thesis.

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Research Help Available at CIW

Students are now able to book research consultation appointments with librarians through TutorTrac, the University Tutoring Services’ online schedular. Librarians who participate in the program will meet with students in the College-in-the-Woods Library to provide assistance on finding scholarly resources.  This new service was recently promoted in Pipe Dream.

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Working with Special Collections

Scanning of Rare Book

Here we are working with Special Collections to scan a entire rare book. Beth Kilmarx Special Collection’s Curator of Rare Books is working with our own Ben Andrus. The scanned book will be entered into our AIM system for our upcoming presentation.
Rare Books


Thanks to:

Jean L. Green

Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives

Beth Kilmarx

Curator of Rare Books
Special Collections Bibliographer
Special Collections and Archives


zetaSpecial Thanks to for allowing us to use the Zeta Scanner:
Nancy Abashian
Head of Reader Services


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