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Connection Magazine Spring 2022

This semester we opened two exciting new spaces in Bird Library that further solidify the Libraries’ position as the academic hub of the campus.
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Syracuse University Libraries Annual Report 2021

The past year was challenging for us all as colleges and universities provided teaching and learning in different hybrid environments. Similarly, Syracuse University Libraries operated in this part virtual, part in-person space. Where we were able to safely offer in-person services, even at reduced capacity, we did. And we also offered more virtual and online services and resources than ever before. Having a foot in both worlds posed challenges, but it also provided numerous lessons.

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Connection Magazine Fall 2021

Connection Magazine Fall 2021

I cannot begin to express how excited we are to welcome students, faculty, staff and visitors back to campus this fall. After more than a year of almost entirely online meetings, events, research consultations and workshops, it is refreshing to see more and more people in our buildings studying, conversing and using our collections and services.

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Connection Magazine Spring 2021

This fall the Office of Academic Affairs conducted a comprehensive decanal review of David Seaman after five years of service to Syracuse University as dean of the Syracuse University Libraries. Overall, the librarians and staff provided a very positive review of Dean Seaman, and similar feedback was received from all stakeholders.

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Connection Magazine Fall 2020

Connection Magazine Fall 2020

The past year has been most extraordinary. It has tested our flexibility and forced us to rethink our systems and policies. Like with most challenges, the Libraries has emerged stronger as a dynamic partner, facilitating the University’s work of completing the spring and summer 2020 semesters virtually.

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Syracuse University Libraries Annual Report, 2020

This year was quite extraordinary, with Syracuse University and most colleges and universities across the country making the difficult but prudent decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Friday, March 13, 2020. For the first time in my five years as Dean of the Libraries, this meant that the Libraries closed our buildings for an extended period of time. However, we did not suspend operations.

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Spring Connection 2020

Connection Magazine Spring 2020

Our Libraries are thriving, and we are continually assessing our operations to increase our impact on student success, campus-wide innovation and entrepreneurship, and research excellence. In 2019 the Libraries staff examined our organizational structure, created over a decade ago, and worked together to bring it into alignment with our current ambitions and the strategic direction of the Libraries and the University.

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Syracuse University Libraries Annual Report, 2018-2019

An annual report does not tell the whole story. It provides a snapshot in time. It’s an opportunity to share data and provide a numerical perspective. It provides a benchmark, relative to historical information for an organization or compared to other similar type academic research libraries.

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Connection Fall 2019

Connection Magazine Fall 2019

As we begin the 2019/2020 academic year, I’m astounded that I recently passed my fourth anniversary as Dean and University Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. Although the time has gone quickly, the degree of change that we’ve experienced has been immense. Syracuse University Libraries continues to evolve as the central hub for student success, innovation, and community. 

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Syracuse University Libraries Strategic Directions 2018–2022 PDF

Syracuse University Libraries Strategic Plan 2018–2022

One University needs at its center One Library as a potent force in the growth of teaching and research excellence across the institution; as a central hub for exhibits, programs, and expertise; as a repository for knowledge and cultural heritage; and as a showcase for our University’s academic and creative endeavors.

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150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University

At the February 1870 Methodist State Convention in Syracuse, a resolution was passed to found a university. Measures were taken to raise $500,000 to endow it, with the city of Syracuse subscribing $100,000. Reverend Jesse T. Peck, who would be elected president of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, suggested purchasing fifty acres of farmland in southeast Syracuse. The Board of Trustees of Syracuse University signed the University charter and certificate of incorporation on March 24, 1870.

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