Blog Archives

Writing Tutors and Librarians Join Forces to Support Student Research Writing

On the evenings of November 16 and November 17, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, SBU librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in Zoom consultations with students who needed extra support on their research papers. Students delved more deeply into

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Veterans Day: Special Collections on Exhibit

On November 9, Special Collections participated at SBU’s annual Veterans Day ceremony held in the Student Activities Center. Several collections that document the experiences of U.S. veterans were on display, ranging from the correspondence written during the American Revolutionary War

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Grant for Strengthening Research Skills in High Schools

University Libraries is excited to partner with Brentwood High School (BHS) on a grant project to improve college and workforce research skills in their students. The grant from the William E. & Maude S. Pritchard Charitable Trust aims to create

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Library Outreach

Culper Spy Day 2022 Re-Cap

More than 1,300 visitors attended Culper Spy Day activities on Saturday, September 10 in Setauket, NY. Special Collections, SBU Libraries was on site at the headquarters of Three Village Historical Society, and showcased its American Revolutionary War collections. Among the

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Announcing the 8th Culper Spy Day: Saturday, September 10

The 8th annual Culper Spy Day will be held on Saturday, September 10 (rain date: September 11) from 10am to 4pm.  A collaboration of more than thirty local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day of community events

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Meet our Fall Social Media Intern

Did you know that every semester, the library offers a for-credit internship on social media marketing and outreach? Through the Career Center, we run a section of EXT488 working with juniors and seniors of all majors. Students learn more about

Posted in About Us, Libraries, Library Outreach

SBU’S Class of 1972 visits Special Collections & University Archives

As part of festivities for their 50th class reunion, graduates of SBU’s class of 1972 visited Special Collections and University Archives on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Alums attended an open house featuring photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and artifacts from their years on campus. Related

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

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

Posted in About Us, Databases, Education, Electronic Resources, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, OER, Open Access, Writing and Literature

Join Us on the Art Crawl, Wednesday, April 13 starting at 1pm

Don’t miss these free guided tours of campus galleries! Registration is not required, and you can join us at any point along the route. The Spring 2022 schedule will be as follows: 1:00 PM | Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center,

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Stony Brook Undergraduate History Club Visits Special Collections

Special Collections hosted the Stony Brook Undergraduate History Club on November 17. The lively discussion and viewing of unique research collections focused on historical materials that can only be found and accessed at Stony Brook University. Original sources on display

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives