Libraries Acquire New Primary Source Database for LGBTQ Studies

The Llgbtqibraries recently acquired the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. This fully-searchable database consists of 20 collections with more than one million pages of primary source material on social, political, health, and legal issues affecting LGBTQ communities worldwide. Although most materials are in English, the database contains periodicals in multiple languages. Selection of materials is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

The database supports research in a wide range of subject areas including Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies. It is also relevant to the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence and the University’s new LGBTQ Center.

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Copy ‘wrong’? Copyright in the Classroom

copyright symbolAs educators we are faced with copyright issues on a daily basis. Whether it’s an image selection for a lecture or debating on whether or not to copy a print source for a handout, understanding copyright informs how we teach. We want to help answer your copyright questions.

Please join librarians Elizabeth Brown and Kristen Gallant for a free lunch discussion on copyright as it pertains to lectures, in-class materials, Blackboard, course reserves and Web or social media resources. Enjoy lunch while learning about copyright.

Noon-1 p.m., April 4, Public Services Conference Room, LN-2308 (second floor), Bartle Library

Lunch served. Register Here. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Gallant at

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UDC Library Closed 9 a.m.-Noon, March 28

Due to an electrical shutdown at the University Downtown Center, the UDC Library-Information Commons will be closed 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, March 28.



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Celebrate Women’s History with our new Pop-Up Exhibit

The Libraries introduce a new monthly exhibit to highlight current events and feature a small, browsable collection of resources on a topic. The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library. Free themed-bookmarks are available each month next to the exhibit.

Womens_month_WebThis month’s exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month. Since 1981, March is nationally recognized as a time to celebrate women’s history in the United States. Additionally, March 8 is celebrated globally as International Women’s Day. Books on this subject can be found on the HQ range on the 3rd floor of the Bartle Library.

To learn more about Women’s History Month and women’s studies, check out these resources:

Women’s Studies Subject Guide

Women’s Studies Subject Librarian: Nancy Abashian, or 607-777-6356

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Library Services Unavailable During ITS Technology Maintenance Day

On March 29, 2016, Information Technology Services will hold a Technology Maintenance Day.

During this time, the following library services will be unavailable:

Faculty and students are encouraged to plan their library research accordingly so as not to be impacted by this disruption. Please contact Ask a Librarian for questions about access to library resources on March 29.  Read More

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Directing Your Students Toward Strategic Searching

Students may be able to locate resources, but how well can they strategically research? Attend this workshop led by librarians Anne Larrivee and Kristen Gallant to learn ideas and tactics for guiding your students toward developing critical thinking and high-level research skills. Light refreshments will be provided.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, LS-2504G, Bartle Library, Administrative Conference Room

Register Here

Subject Librarian

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March Instruction Roundtable: Teaching large-lecture courses

Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author and alum

Lecturing to a huge room full of students can be challenging, but also rewarding.

Professor Ann Merriwether joins this month’s Instruction Roundtable discussion to explore large-lecture ideas for keeping students engaged, managing the classroom, working with TAs and more.

Colleagues with and without experience in the large lecture-hall setting are welcome to attend and to share their insights. Bring or purchase your own lunch and join us!

Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 in the Chenango Room. 

RSVP to Eric Machan Howd at or to Anne Larrivee at

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Open Educational Resources Workshop

In celebration of Open Education Week, the Libraries is hosting an interactive workshop about Open Educational Resources (OER) from 4-5:30p.m., Thursday, March 3, in LN-1305 Bartle Library Instruction Lab.  No registration required.

300x250-oew-web-bannerJoin Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications Elizabeth Brown, Faculty Engagement Librarian Anne Larrivee and Head of Reader Services and Resource Sharing Nancy Abashian for a detailed overview of what OER are, why they matter and how they can be sustained. Attendees can exchange ideas and share their own perspectives on OER strategies and tools.

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We want to hear from you (and, give you pizza)!

Old Campus - Library, Endicott, NY Binghamton University Libraries c.1947-1948

Old Campus – Library, Endicott, NY Binghamton University Libraries c.1947-1948

Photo by Jonathan Cohen

Photo by Jonathan Cohen
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The Libraries will host its first-ever Student Advisory Meetup from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8.  We want your insights on our initiatives, including services, policies, library space and collections. The meetup is a forum to learn from each other and to cultivate new ideas. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Register (required) online or call 607-777-6356 (provide name and e-mail). Limited to first 20 registrants. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Cannot attend but want your suggestion heard?  Fill out this form.

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Science Library Closed February 16, 2016

Due to the power outage, Science Library has closed for the rest of today – February 16 (effective 11:30 a.m.).  We anticipate that Science Library will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.  Please check our website for any changes to tomorrow’s hours.

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