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Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

September 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

“Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce”
OCTOBER 27-28, 2016

Free-speech pioneer. Satirist. Cultural Icon.


Comedian Lenny Bruce’s legacy is the focus of an up-coming, two-day conference at Brandeis. “Comedy and the Constitution” will mark the formal opening of the collection of archival material that the university acquired from Bruce’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, with a generous grant from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.

The conference will be held Oct. 27-28, 2016 in Goldfarb Library.
Full schedule and more information:

Students who would like to apply for free registration should email to express their interest.

Tags: Constituents · Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Staff · Undergraduate Students

Faculty Night at the Archives

September 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Faculty Night at the Archives

All Brandeis faculty are cordially invited to a special showcase of treasures 
from University Archives & Special Collections, Tuesday, September 13, 4pm.

Come one, come all! Whatever the discipline, we’ve got something for you.
Learn how you can incorporate these rare and unique materials into your classes and your research.

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Faculty Night at the Archives
Tuesday, September 13th
4 – 6 pm
University Archives & Special Collections
Goldfarb Library, Level 2

Light refreshments will be served
Open to all Brandeis faculty

Any questions? Please contact:
Chloe Morse-Harding, Reference Archivist
Surella Seelig, Archives & Special Collections Outreach Librarian

Tags: Faculty · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources

Students: Join the Undergraduate Library Council!

August 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Students: Join the Undergraduate Library Council!

We’re recruiting students to join the Brandeis Undergraduate Library Council, a student advisory committee that starts in October.

If you’re interested in helping shape the direction of the library in the months and years to come, let us know!  Apply by using our online application form by Friday, September 16.

The Brandeis Undergraduate Library Council will advise Interim University Librarian, Matthew Sheehy, on a variety of subjects related to library services, facilities, and resources.  Meetings will be monthly, mid-week, at noon, and lunch will be provided. More details, including meeting days and times for 2016-2017, are available on the Brandeis Undergraduate Library Council webpage.

Applicants are asked to commit to attend a minimum of two meetings per semester.

Direct questions to David Wedaman at

Tags: Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Undergraduate Students

Improved Interlibrary Loan Service

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Improved Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan just got better!

You can now keep track of everything you have borrowed in one place!

All materials received from other libraries, regardless of how the requests are submitted, will now appear in your Brandeis library account (“My Account” in OneSearch) along with your Brandeis library materials.


You can renew all your Interlibrary Loan materials from My Account as well! Just click on the ILL Renewals link in My Account, and this will take you directly to the renewals page in your ILL account.

Now everything you have borrowed via Interlibrary Loan will also accrue overdue fines the same way as your Brandeis materials. Of course, you can avoid overdue fines by returning your loans on time! Visit our late fees page to learn more about our overdue and lost book policies.

Want to know more about getting books from other libraries? Check out our Interlibrary Loan self-help guide!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Staff · Support Services · Undergraduate Students

Brandeis Joins the Center for Research Libraries

July 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on Brandeis Joins the Center for Research Libraries

The Brandeis Library has become a member of the non-profit Center for Research Libraries (CRL), an important international consortium of research libraries, making a vast new collection of expertly-curated scholarly resources available to the Brandeis community. Many CRL materials were previously unavailable to Brandeis patrons, required significant staff intervention to acquire, or were cost-prohibitive.

CRL collections will appear automatically in the library catalog and will be delivered via our Interlibrary Loan service after requesting. CRL materials can be searched and requested via OneSearch or WorldCat. You may also search the CRL catalog or browse the CRL topic guides to find out more about collections available to you. A Subject Liaison can help you identify CRL materials that might be useful in your research.

From the CRL Website:

The Center for Research Libraries provides a shared collection of five million books, journals, documents and newspapers to supplement member libraries’ holdings in the humanities, science, and social sciences. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods, allowing for intensive use of long runs of publications and archives. With a strategic emphasis on expanding electronic access to international primary source collections, CRL participates in a number of cooperative digitization efforts, yielding over 15 million pages of digitized content to date.

CRL resources include:

  • 6,500 international newspapers, some from as early as the 1700s—the largest circulating collection of newspapers in North America
  • 4,500 U.S. newspapers, including 2,000 ethnic titles
  • Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries, with a focus on science and technology
  • Access to rich holdings in Science, Technology, and Engineering print serials through a partnership with the Linda Hall Library
  • More than 800,000 non U.S. dissertations
  • Area Studies: major collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and South Asia, in various formats

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Undergraduate Students

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