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Improv Workshop for Library Liaisons

The improv workshop with Louisa Johnson with the SBU Libraries was a great success! In our three hour session, we identified our communication challenges as liaisons at SBU, developed best practices for addressing the needs of our user groups, and enhanced

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End-of-semester Reference in the Humanities Building, May 2nd 2-3

Join us for an end-of-semester, on-site reference hour in the Humanities Building lobby on Monday, May 2nd from 2 to 3.  Librarians will be available to answer questions about research, collections, and library services.   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Reference, Research

Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Stony Brook University Libraries’ hosted the third in the series, and final concert of the Spring semester, “The Art of Violin” featuring musicians from the department of music. It was a beautiful afternoon enjoyed by

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music, Stony Brook University

Library Liaisons to attend Improv Workshop with Louisa Johnson

Alda Center Improvisation Workshop (3-hour session) This unique improvisation based workshop was pioneered by science advocate, Alan Alda. Library liaisons will take part in improvisational theater exercises aimed at helping them connect more directly and spontaneously with different audiences. This

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Create A Zen Garden

On Wednesday, March 30th, SBU Libraries offered a special event for students to stop and take a break for a few minutes from their studies.  Using the libraries’ promotional “Get Your Read ON!” Frisbees, a cup or so of beach

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Library Outreach, main, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Bookbinding with the Preservation Department

The SBU Libraries Preservation Department just wrapped up a series of new bookbinding workshops on campus. Arielle Hessler, Preservation Technician and Bookbinder, taught campus students, faculty and staff how to make leather and felt tiny book keychains and necklaces. Each

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Preservation

Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

SBU Libraries, in cooperation with Michael Hershkowitz, Director of Concerts,  and Department of Music faculty member, two time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi,  was honored to present the first concert of the Spring 2016 semester featuring violinists and musicians from the Department

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music, Stony Brook University, Uncategorized

Pi-Day Honors the Delicious Side of Mathematics

Stony Brook University Libraries kicked off Pi-Day a little early again this year as a nod to the irrational side of the symbol known as Pi, and also because the true Pi-Day – today – falls on spring break.  The event drew

Posted in Events, Featured, Library Outreach, Math, Physics and Astronomy Library, Melville Library

SBU Libraries: Yes, we also do matchmaking!

It was the best of holidays, it was the worst of holidays.  Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s Day, it is coming, ready or not.  If you find yourself a little dismayed by this news because you have no

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library

Play Culper Spies eGame this Presidents Day Week!

Presidents Day is next Monday, February 15th.  Wondering what you can do to feel a little more patriotic? Why not learn more about our nation’s rich history while fine tuning your research skills! For those looking for a game that

Posted in Game Studies, Get Your Read On, History, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, New and Notable