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Summer Construction Update

May 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Summer construction projects in and around the Library will limit access to certain areas and collections. Regular updates will be sent to keep everyone on campus informed of service interruptions. Currently:

  • Plaza construction has meant the closing of the main Goldfarb and Farber entrances for the duration of the summer. Visitors may enter through the doors opposite Usdan. This work will also involve loud demolition and drilling work, which will be audible throughout the building, until approximately mid-late June.
  • From now until approximately June 9th, Farber Level 3 will be closed to all visitors, due to HVAC updates. However, the Getz Multimedia Lab will remain open during construction.
  • Visitors may speak with the Information & Borrowing desk for assistance with collections made inaccessible by the construction. Such requests may take longer to process, so your patience is appreciated.
We appreciate your patience as we make these much-needed improvements to the building.  Watch this space for updates!

Questions about services?  Contact:
Info & Borrowing: borrowing@brandeis.edu
Technology Help Desk: help@brandeis.edu
Maker Lab: makerlab@brandeis.edu

Tags: Business · Faculty · Graduate Students · Staff · Undergraduate Students

Library Hours February 12 – 13

February 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Library Hours February 12 – 13

Due to inclement weather, the Goldfarb Library will close at 5:00PM on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
The Farber Library will be open for study hall from 5:00PM – 2:00AM.
The Brandeis Libraries will open at 10AM, Monday, February 13.

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Staff · Support Services · Undergraduate Students

From Privilege to Advocacy: Translating Advantages into Action

February 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on From Privilege to Advocacy: Translating Advantages into Action

From Privilege to Advocacy: Translating Advantages into Action

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4PM
Levine-Ross Room, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Brandeis University

Speakers:
Madeleine Lopez, Director of the Intercultural Center
Atticus Ranck, Coordinator, Sexuality and Gender Diversity

Description:
Privileges are manifested in different ways, some noticeable while others require a closer look. Come join us as we take stock of our privileges and ways to put them into action. Madeleine Lopez will discuss how her education affords her a level of privilege, which allows her to advocate for students and the undocumented. Atticus Ranck, who has has spent the past few years as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, will discuss the gender-based privilege of which he is acutely aware.

Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert!

About the Social Justice Forum
The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, the Women’s Studies Research Center, and the Brandeis University Library. To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman: wedaman@brandeis.edu.

Notice to Members of the Press
If members of the press are interested in attending Social Justice Forums, please alert us in advance. You may not record attendees (their images, identity, actions, or words) without their consent. We reserve the right to close particular sessions to the press, in order to preserve participant confidentiality.

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Staff · Undergraduate Students

Sex Work, Feminism, and Activism Around the World.

January 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Sex Work, Feminism, and Activism Around the World.

Announcing our next Social Justice Forum:

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4PM
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center, Brandeis University

Speakers:
A speaker from Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), Boston
Gowri Vijayakumar, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Description:
Sex worker activism has become increasingly visible around the world. We will discuss the history, goals and strategies of different groups within the sex workers’ rights movement, drawing on experiences in the US, India, and Kenya. We will also talk about conflicts and alliances between the sex workers’ movement and the feminist movement.

Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert! Bring your lunch.

About the Social Justice Forum
The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, and Library and Technology Services. To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman: wedaman@brandeis.edu.

Notice to Members of the Press
If members of the press are interested in attending Social Justice Forums, please alert us in advance. You may not record attendees (their images, identity, actions, or words) without their consent. We reserve the right to close particular sessions to the press, in order to preserve participant confidentiality.

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Top 10 Lists of 2016

January 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on Top 10 Lists of 2016

Wonder what Brandeis reads?  Curious as to see what DVDs are most watched? Wondering what kind of treasures are most requested from University Archives & Special Collections? Wonder no more! Here are the most popular requested and circulated items from 2016!

Top 10 DVDs

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  2. Inside Out
  3. Kokoyakyu High School Baseball
  4. Howl’s Moving Castle
  5. The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection
  6. Up
  7. 12 Years a Slave
  8. Inception
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  10. The Great Gatsby

Find this and many more in our Browsing Collection on Goldfarb 1!

Top 10 Most Requested Items from Archives & Special Collections

  1. The Justice
  2. University History
  3. Brandeis University Photography collection
  4. Abram L. Sachar Brandeis University Presidential papers
  5. Brandeis University Senior Theses
  6. Gordon Fellman papers
  7. Victor Young collection–the Oscar!
  8. Spanish Civil War posters 
  9. Fannie Hurst collection
  10. Louis Dembitz Brandeis collection

Visit the Archives on Goldfarb 2!

Top 10 Most Circulated Titles

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (parts one and two)
  2. Career of Evil
  3. Americanah
  4. Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups
  5. Israeli Politics and the Middle East Peace Process, 1988-2002
  6. Outliers: The Story of Success
  7. The Girl on the Train
  8. Tuesdays with Morrie: an Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
  9. The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World
  10. Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement

Check out OneSearch for these titles and more!

Top 10 Most Circulated Authors

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  4. Anton Chekhov
  5. Adrienne Cecile Rich
  6. J.K. Rowling
  7. Maksim Gorky
  8. Homer
  9. Jawaharlal Nehru
  10. Pablo Neruda

Check out OneSearch for more from these authors!

Top 10 Most Used Databases
(UNet Login Required)

  1. JSTOR
  2. Academic Search Premier
  3. Web of Science
  4. PsycINFO
  5. MathSciNet
  6. MLA International Bibliography
  7. Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  8. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  9. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
  10. PsycARTICLES

Check out Brandeis Scholar for links these databases and more, or ask a librarian!

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