Message from the Dean of Libraries

Binghamton University Libraries reaffirm our commitment to supporting all communities at the University.  We strive to provide safe, comfortable and accessible spaces where all are free to engage in study, learning and research.  We are committed to ensuring access to information that represents a broad and diverse range of opinions, and is reflective of the histories, cultures, experiences and perspectives of people of different genders, races, ethnicities, spiritual choices, sexual orientation or identity, physical or mental abilities and places of origin.  Welcome…we are here for you.

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November is Native American Heritage Month

7208432308_54e0e9b687_oExplore the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of Native peoples at our new pop-up exhibit, located near the Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month!

For more about Native American Heritage Month, contact Subject Librarian Anne Larrivee at larrivee@binghamton.edu.  

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Marian Stern recognized as “Library Worker of the Year”

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We are delighted by this recognition of our friend and colleague by the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC).

Marian assumed additional responsibilities when staffing changes in the systems department required her technical expertise in order to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of critical library services. This required two months of intensive training, a major software migration and focused dedication to a multitude of technical issues as they came.

Dean Curtis Kendrick summarizes, “We in the Libraries are hugely indebted to Marian and her efforts. For her contributions to the Libraries, the University and the broader library community, she is truly deserving of the SCRLC Library Worker of the Year Award.”

Congratulations, Marian!

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Learning @ Lunch, Course Observations: A CLT Service

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Come participate in an engaging discussion about the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) course observation service, a free service that provides you with the opportunity to obtain feedback on your teaching in order to inform your future planning, lessons, activities and pedagogical approaches.

Join us for the next Learning @ Lunch program (formerly known as Instruction Roundtable) as we hear ​Steve Lisman, Bartle Professor and distinguished teaching professor of psychology, discuss his cooperative approach to classroom observation​.

This program will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Chenango Room.

Lunch is available for purchase at the Chenango Room or feel free to bring your own.

RSVP or send questions to larrivee@binghamton.edu or macargel@binghamton.edu.

 

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A-Bombs, the Cold War and the Red Scare

Join us in unearthing surprises, prying open the vaults and breathing life into long dead…documents!

Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Special Collections, 2nd floor of Bartle Library 

Explore the fears of nuclear warfare in the 1950’s and how those fears were exploited by Hollywood. This talk is illustrated with posters from the campus McLaughlin Collection. By Jean Green, head of Special Collections and Archives.

Learn about a civil defense drill on our campus in 1960, at which several students refused to participate. This particular event defined student protests during the infamously tumultuous 1960’s. By Yvonne Deligato, university archivist.

Discover a new mystery genre, atomic renaissance – a term used for female mystery writers of the 1940′s and ‘50s. By Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books.7363225080_a4834f8b01_o

 An i-Pad sketch of atomic renaissance mystery writer, Patricia Highland.

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RefWorks: Research Organization Made Easy

What if you spent less time organizing your research and more time writing it?

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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.

The drop-in workshop will be held on two dates:

          • Noon–1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2
          • 5:30–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Both sessions will be held in the Bartle Library Instruction Lab located in the Newcomb Reading Room.

Questions? Contact Julia Glauberman at jglauber@binghamton.edu.

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Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life Exhibit @ Bartle Library

Come and experience aristocratic life in the Middle Ages at the Bartle Library.

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Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life gives viewers a glimpse into the past through library resources and interactive technology. Selections from the extensive publishing history of Binghamton University’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies are featured.

 

The exhibit is located on the second floor mezzanine in the Glenn G. Bartle Library. It will be on display until May 19, 2017.

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

The Libraries is hosting its next Student Advisory Meetup from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. The meetup is a forum to learn from each other and to cultivate new ideas. We want your insights on our initiatives.

Pizza and snacks provided.

To register, go online (you will need to log into BMail). Limited to the first 25 registrants. You will receive a confirmation email.

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

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Sustainability: What can I do?

Blog image Sustainability Poster UDC 2016The term “sustainability” evokes electric cars, solar power and clean water. How can I get involved?

If you want to go deeper into what sustainability really means as a citizen of Planet Earth, visit the University Downtown Center (UDC) Library-Information Commons.

Sustainability: What can I do? features books and materials that can help guide your research or serve as a jumping off point for those interested in living sustainable lives.

The exhibit is located in the UDC Library on the first floor of the UDC in downtown Binghamton. It will be on display until May 19, 2017.

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Animals of Land and Sea Exhibit @ Science Library

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Animals of the Land and Sea features books and materials from the Science Library collection. From amphibians to zebras, viewers learn about animals that swim, scurry or gallop and the scientists who study them. There is something for everyone.

This exhibit is in the Information Commons on the first floor of the Science Library. It will be on display until May 19, 2017.

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