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Library faculty team up with undergraduate student to promote open access

In the opening paragraph of his recent post to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric’s RhetComp blog, student Matt Hono explains a typical undergraduate experience of using databases to write a research paper: “Overwhelmed with the simple goal of finishing

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Librarians and Writing Tutors Come Together to Support Students

On the evenings of April 12 and April 13, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, SBU librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in Zoom consultations with students who wanted extra support on their research papers. Students delved more deeply into discovering

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Celebrating SBU Writing Students and the Art of the Personal Essay

On Wednesday, April 6, University Libraries was proud to host nine undergraduate students as they read aloud their personal essays in a virtual event. The event was the sixth installment of Dr. Rita Nezami’s Personal Essay Student Reading Series. The

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After Hours Writing & Research Help

On the evenings of November 17 and November 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, SBU librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in Zoom consultations with students who wanted extra support on their research papers. Students delved more deeply into discovering

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A Celebration of SBU’s Writing Students and the Art of the Personal Essay

On Wednesday, November 17, University Libraries was proud to host ten undergraduate students as they read aloud their personal essays in a virtual event. The event was the fifth installment of Dr. Rita Nezami’s Personal Essay Student Reading Series, and

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Students and librarians come together to share ideas about Charles’ Yu’s ‘Interior Chinatown’

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, a small number of students and librarians gathered in the North Reading Room for a discussion of the One Book One Community book selection, Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown. The gathering was both an opportunity to

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First-year students use databases to explore the history of technology

This semester, Science and Society 102.23 first-year seminar students practiced using a variety of databases and digital collections to explore questions related to new technologies. One project was to delve into the past and investigate how society reacted to emerging

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SSO 102.23 students explore online collections: Look what they found!

This semester, Science and Society 102.23 first-year seminar students practiced using a variety of databases and digital collections to explore questions related to new technologies. One project was to delve into the past and investigate how society reacted to emerging

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Mysteries of the Library Explained

For the uninitiated, the workings of an academic library can seem mystifying and unintuitive, with questions at every turn. Indecipherable acronyms. Complex floor plans. Arcane classification systems.  Hopefully SBU Libraries helped dispel some of the mystery at the recent workshop

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After Hours Help at the Library!

On the evenings of November 19 and November 21, librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in consultations with students who wanted extra support on their research papers. The North Reading Room Learning Lab buzzed with activity as students conversed with tutors

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