Grand Opening Event Thursday: “Windows in the Sea: The Life and Work of Marion C. Link”

The intrepid life and work of Marion Link is reflected in an exhibit, now available in Bartle Library.   A life-long supporter of education, exploration and philanthropy, Marion Link and her husband, Edwin Link, dedicated years to the research of the sea.   

Join us from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on the second floor mezzanine of the Glenn G. Bartle Library for the opening event, which will include live readings from Marion Link’s writings. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

The exhibit will run through the end of the academic year and is made possible through generous support from the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund of the Binghamton University Foundation.

Exhibit Windows to the Sea

 

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Two from the Libraries Honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

The Libraries is proud to announce that Jill Dixon, faculty librarian and director of Public Services; and Laurie Kolosky, senior circulation assistant/library cashier; are both recipients of the 2015

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence!

 They will be officially recognized tonight at the Chancellor’s Award Dinner, one of the most prestigious and enjoyable events on campus.

 Please join us in congratulating Jill and Laurie on their receipt of this important award!

Laurie Kolosky, 2015 Chancellor's Award Winner for Excellence in Classified Service
Laurie Kolosky, 2015 Chancellor’s Award Winner for Excellence in Classified Service
Jill Dixon, 2015 Chancellor's Award Winner for Excellence in Faculty Service
Jill Dixon, 2015 Chancellor’s Award Winner for Excellence in Faculty Service
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Book Sale begins Thursday in Bartle Library

 All are welcome and invited to visit the annual Book Sale!Library Book Sale

This year there are close to 15,000 donated books, including academic texts, history, classic and popular fiction, poetry, children’s stories and much more.

DVDs and records will also be available for purchase.

Prices range from $0.25 to $3.00 until Sunday, when a bag of books is only $5.00. Proceeds go directly to fund Library programs and purchases.

Book sale group photo

 October 22-25th, 2015 (Family Weekend)

Thursday . . . . .1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday . . . . . Noon  - 4 p.m.
Sunday . . . . . . Noon  - 4 p.m. ($5 Bag Sale)

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Learn the art of extracting fascinating, horrifying history from the tamest of resources

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Have you ever wondered how historians learn the sometimes shocking details of drama and intrigue from the past?

Especially using “dull” sources like journal entries or municipal logs?

Find out, as the Libraries opens that unique window in their upcoming event:

“A Day in the Life: Painting a Picture of History”

Presented by Professor Sean Dunwoody of the History Department
and Beth Kilmarx of the Libraries Special Collections

Friday, October 16th, from 1:00-2:00 pm  

  Bartle Library, Second Floor
Special Collections Department

 

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Significant Literary Event on Campus Friday

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Azar Nafisi
(Photo by SJ Staniski)

 
“A novel is not an allegory…. It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel.
 
This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.” Azar Nafisi

 

The Libraries is very pleased to share news of this important literary event from  Dateline:

Reading Lolita“Binghamton University celebrates 50 years of offering PhDs with a presentation by Azar Nafisi, best known as the author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. Nafisi will speak on campus at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.”

For those of you who may not yet have read  Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, it is available through University Libraries.

The book shares Nafisi’s belief that everyone, even Iranian women, have the right to an education.  This is a human right she bravely supports not only through her words, but  through her actions – conducting classes for women in her own Iranian home.

Republic of the ImaginationThe Dateline article also provides a brief, but enticing  overview of Nafisi’s newest offering The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, which we learn has been . . . 

“Praised as the memoir in books that does for America what Reading Lolita did for Iran, this passionate book illustrates the importance of fiction, and especially of active reading, to change people’s lives.”

This new book is featured and available in the University Bookstore (UUW 104).

For the full Dateline article,  go online.

The Libraries offers a wide variety of books and articles from, and about, Author Azar Nafisi  including  Why Americans Love Azar Nafisi,  Vagabond Nation: Becoming a Naturalized American,  The Last Word: Azar Nafisi: Finding Fact Through Fiction,  Culture War: America’s best weapon is the Iranian people and many, many more on this and a variety of related subjects.

As always, contact us for any assistance you may need!

 

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New Faculty Series: “Putting Information Literacy into Practice”

Campus instructors who use information literacy and information management in their courses may want to take note of this series. . . which has been designed and offered by campus librarians with you in mind!literacy framework 3

Register in advance for:

      • Scholarship as Conversation  (October 7 or 8)
      • Research as Inquiry (November 4 or 5)
      • Authority is Constructed and Contextual (December 9 or 10)
      • Information Creation as a Process (February 10 or 11)
      • Searching as Strategic Exploration (March 16 or 17)
      • Information has Value (April 13 or 14)

Duplicate sessions are offered on Wednesday and Thursday,  select the day that works best for you. 

 All of the workshops will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m in Bartle Library (Second Floor, Administrative Conference Room, – LS 2504G)

 

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Friendly reminder that all are invited to Saturday’s special opening event of the Chinese Cultural Experience Center in Bartle Library

Beijing Opera

The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera plans to celebrate the 2nd Annual Global Confucius Institute Day with the grand opening of its new Chinese Cultural Experience Center in Bartle Library at 2 pm Saturday. All are invited to join us for the opening celebration of this richly ornate cultural event.  In addition to the invitation below, you can learn more about:

    • The opening of the Chinese Cultural Experience Center in Bartle Library;
    • Other celebration activities planned by the Confucius Institute; as well as
    • Information ABOUT the Confucius Institute, and all it has to offer – knowledge sure to enhance your enjoyment of all of the above

 by visiting the Confucius Institute online!

Chinese Cultural Event Sept 2015

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Today is “National Voter Registration Day”

Voter Reg Day Students 18An important step in participating in the politics of our nations is  learning all you can – another is registering to vote.  Following is some information to help with both:

The National Voter Registration Day site  offers a wealth of information, including a clear explanation of why registering is so important and what your involvement can accomplish. Many can register to vote right on the site.

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Rock the Vote is all about building political power for young people.Rock the VoteRock the Vote

National Twitter outlines why this may be the most important Voter Registration Day EVER (dramatic, but true!)

And ,of course, the Libraries has books for you to explore . . . a rich, vast, satisfying  assortment of books and resources on the subjects of voting, politics, political parties,  evaluating candidates and on and on.

Once such example comes highly endorsed by Libraries’ student employee Jose Gomez who shares, “Definitely one book that anyone should look into is American Political Thought  [which can be found] right at our Newcomb reading reserves.”

Jose explains, “Yes, it is a textbook, but in reality it is also a compilation of the greatest American thinkers of all time. People like Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin who paved the way at the birth of our nation and expressed the importance of being involved through Martin Luther King all the way up today with speeches by people such as President Barack Obama. It is really an invaluable resource because the one book, is many all wrapped in one.”

Uncle Sam Vote

So visit us in the Libraries to check out  American Political Thought, or one of the multitude of other selections that can help you absorb the information you need in order to vote with confidence.  And as always, contact a Librarian if we can assist you in your quest for knowledge!

And if you haven’t already registered to vote, today could be the day.

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2015 Marks 20 Years for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this legendary institution, the September book of the month is LSD: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo.

(from LSD: the Library of Julio Santo Domingo)’
(from LSD: the Library of Julio Santo Domingo)’

The two volume set published in 2013 was written not just to celebrate a remarkable collection put together by a determined individual, but also to offer a scholarly overview of the subject matter involved.

LSD: the Library of Julio Santo Domingoby Peter Watts, is housed on the 2nd Floor of Bartle Library in Special Collections. (Call Number:  NX180.S6 W38 2013 v.1-2)

The Special Collections Department is open to the public weekdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and by appointment.

More about the book can be found on the Special Colllections blog.

 

The Libraries also offers a multitude of books on the subject of Rock and Roll, including titles such as:

and many, many more – so visit us in person or online  . . .

Also worth visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Facebook

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 Photo taken Friday, September 1, 1995. (Mike Levy/The Plain Dealer)
 

And MORE than worth visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum’s “Rock Hall” site,  if for nothing other than to hear the epic Jimi Hendrix version of the Star Bangled Banner (just in time for National Voter Registration Day tomorrow)!

Displaying (Photo courtesy of Rock Hall site)

If Jimi’s historic musical clip captured your interest and left you with the impossible-to-ignore, irresistible urge to read up on him,  the Libraries has a number of Hendrix biographies,  including:

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Grand Opening: Chinese Cultural Experience Center in Bartle Library

Chinese Cultural Event Sept 2015

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