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Who We Are, What We Did

November 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Who We Are, What We Did

Vampire Friends of the Libraries explained.

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Vampire Fiction, Recommended Titles

October 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Vampire Fiction, Recommended Titles

In honor of the time of year, and in honor of Dacre Stoker’s recent visit, an overview of our collection of vampire fiction:

Of course, to really know vampires one should be acquainted with the work of Lord Byron, although, that can be further work for this blog…

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Dacre Stroker News

October 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dacre Stroker News

Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot from a famous film of a slightly sinister nature…and while you remember that remember that Dacre Stoker will be signing books at the Brewer Bookstore today at 4:30, and lecturing tonight in the Winston Room at 8:00.  Great frightening fun, see you there!

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Summer Blogging, The Browsing Collection

July 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Summer Blogging, The Browsing Collection

…with summer reading season in full swing, here is a reminder about the SLU Libraries Browsing Collection. Located just in front of our Special Collections area in ODY, the Browsing Collection is made of up of both nonfiction and fiction, and is assembled with the serious reader in mind.  A sampling of current titles in the Browsing Collection includes (picked to emphasize variety):

The Browsing Collection is available to anyone with borrowing privileges, and, again, these titles which are all on display are suggested to hopefully suggest the breadth of what is available.  Check ’em out!

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Lincoln Papers at SLU

February 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lincoln Papers at SLU

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a piece over the weekend, on a signed Abraham Lincoln document here in the SLU Libraries Archives, and it’s new “place” in a national digital collection of Lincoln’s papers…they are literally looking to scan anything he signed or touched!  Our Curator of Special Collections Mark McMurry has some interesting commentary on this document, and the ultimate “place” of the document now that it has a digital doppelganger…

Tags: Essay on Technology · SLU Library Event

Notes on Creative Commons Presentation

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Notes on Creative Commons Presentation

On January 14th I’ll be part of a panel with Michelle Gillie (of ODY!) and Amy Hauber (of Fine Arts!) discussing the Creative Commons. My notes for the presentation are here.

So if you’re interested in documents related to either the founding of the Creative Commons, or documents foreshadowing the necessity of the Creative Commons, take a look!

Tags: Essay on Technology · Licklider's Legacy · SLU Library Event

New Apples in ODY

January 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on New Apples in ODY

…in the reference area of ODY there are eight new beautiful white-as-bone art deco iMacs.  Brand new, ready for any Apple-leaning researcher who happens by and are first in line. These are networked machines sporting all the things you’d expect with a Mac, plus Photoshop and both Firefox and Safari.

And after a morning on the Mac, why not read about the company from which these beauties sprung.  We have a number of books in the collection on Apple, and on the implications of the technologies they’ve produced and so successfully marketed:

Tags: Recommended Book · SLU Library Event

Poetry Reading, Friday

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Poetry Reading, Friday


Alan Casline
Paul Doty
Albert Glover
Dale Hobson
The Yoga Loft / over The Blackbird
Friday, November 6
8 p.m.

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David Gerlemen Talk

November 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on David Gerlemen Talk

“Have You Seen A. Lincoln? Searching for Old Abe in the National Archives”
Presented by Dr. David Gerleman, Assistant Editor, Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, November 5
4:30 p.m.
Josephine Young room, ODY Library

Sponsored by the History Department, ODY Library, and the SLU Sophomore Initiative

Hope to see you there!

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SLU Profs as Writers, Welcome Dr. Fox!

October 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on SLU Profs as Writers, Welcome Dr. Fox!

…with Bill Fox’s inauguration at hand and the air of celebration much about the autumnal scenes here at St. Lawrence, I thought it would be in the spirit of things to point to books written by our faculty that are home here in the St. Lawrence University Library Collections.  These folks are great teachers, they’re fine writers.  This is not a comprehensive list, but, rather, a sampling for an inauguration weekend:

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