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Welcome to our new Dean, Karim Boughida

The entire staff at the University Libraries extend a warm welcome to our new Dean, Karim Boughida. We are delighted that Boughida has joined the SBU family as the next leader of the Libraries. The following text are taken from

Posted in About Us, Music, Southampton

Announcing “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences” – A New Digital Collection

Stony Brook University Libraries is pleased to announce the release of its new digital collection “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences.” Browse the collection and read personal written narratives, listen to oral histories, and view photographs that document life during

Posted in COVID-19, Digital Collections, Health Sciences Library, Library Outreach, New and Notable, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives, Stony Brook University

Art in Focus with Helen Harrison

Last night marked the opening of the fall 2020 Art in Focus lecture series. Via Zoom, attendees from as far away as Texas and California tuned in to listen to Helen Harrison, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Southampton

SBU Libraries Launch “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences”

Stony Brook University Libraries is pleased to announce “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences,” a new digital archive project established to collect, preserve, and publish the institutional history of Stony Brook University during this unprecedented moment in history.  The entire

Posted in COVID-19, Digital Collections, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Health Sciences Library, Medicine, New and Notable, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University

My Research Life: Claire Garfield

Welcome to the inaugural post of My Research Life, interviews with Stony Brook people about how and where they do their research. Today, librarian Chris Filstrup interviews Claire Garfield, a senior biology major and marine science, chemistry, and French minor.

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Libraries, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Melville Library, Music Library, My Research Life, Research, Southampton

You Can’t Spell ‘Books’ without ‘Boo’!

Halloween 2019 Book Display

While Halloween isn’t until the end of the month, the Southampton library spares no time to decorate for the season.  Southampton Library Supervisor, Nicki Loder, created two book displays to help celebrate the month of October.  Need a scary read?

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Re-examining the Art of the 80s

Last night the Southampton Library hosted Dr. Charles A. Riley, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, as part of our annual Art in Focus lecture series. The topic was the exhibition now running at the museum, That 80s

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“Long Road to Freedom” Exhibition: Special Collections at the Long Island Museum

A rare manuscript from Special Collections documenting slavery on Long Island is currently on view through May 27 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island” is

Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Rare Book Featured in Long Island Museum Exhibition

A rare book from Special Collections is currently on loan and on view in the Long Island Museum exhibition “Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur” through December 30, 2018. The exhibition examines and showcases Pelletreau’s unique works of silver

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

Windmill Tales

If you were living in a small town on Long Island 200 years ago, the place to be would have been the local windmill. That’s where people gathered to grind their flour but also to gossip and catch up on

Posted in History, Southampton