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Textile exhibit opens with workers’ songs

Jose Beduya
September 19, 2022

Librarians are known to be keepers of quiet. But, on Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m., Caitlin Mathes and Bill Cowdery are hitting the piano keys …

Exhibit calls for textile art

Jose Beduya
August 31, 2022

Histories, cultures, and social forces are woven into the clothes we wear and the fabrics decorating our homes, explains Marcie Farwell, the Gordon and Marjorie …

HIV/AIDS exhibit tells story of love and acceptance

Jose Beduya
August 17, 2022

Visiting Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in 2017 to see materials related to the history of HIV and AIDS, Michael Mamp …

A library staff member is digitizing a book

Digitization program calls for applications

Jose Beduya
August 17, 2022

Got an idea for a digital collection to spark scholarship at Cornell and beyond? Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections wants to hear from you. …

Press director elected president of international association

Jose Beduya
June 23, 2022

Jane Bunker, Cornell University Press director, has been elected to be the 73rd president of the Association of University Presses, an organization of more than …

Congratulations to our 2022 Elevator Art Contest Winners!

Aia Ferreira
May 9, 2022

Our annual Elevator Art Contest gives Cornell undergraduate, graduate, or professional school students the chance to showcase their creative talents, win a Cornell Store prize, …

Jessica Tanzer's photo of dancers from The Box, an all-genders queer nightclub in San Francisco.

Talks mark exhibits, campus LGBTQ milestones

Jose Beduya
April 24, 2022

From April 27 to 28, the “Radical Desire” symposium brings pioneering lesbian feminist scholars, publishers, and photographers to speak at Cornell, in celebration of library …

Library deal to stimulate open access

Jose Beduya
April 24, 2022

Research published on an open access basis helps to knock down steep paywalls and reach more readers in need—but, often, authors are expected to cover …

Kheel Center’s Triangle Fire Site Honored

Mary Catt
March 28, 2022

The Triangle Fire website at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives has received the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s 2022 Health & Safety Virtual Exhibit of the …

Kheel Center Names Strassberg Grant Winners

Julie Greco
March 21, 2022

The Kheel Center has announced that Mary Vidaver and Ian Gavigan have been selected as this year’s Richard Strassberg Travel Grant award winners. The grant …

Library exhibits complement ‘opera quarrel’

Aia Ferreira
March 18, 2022

Drawing on Cornell University Library’s deep holdings in eighteen-century opera, an exhibit in conjunction with The Pleasures of the Quarrel performance is now open at …

Library exhibit links sea sculptures, human condition

Karl Rozyn
March 16, 2022

A new exhibit in the Mann Library lobby will examine the forms and nature of marine invertebrates, reimagined in postmodern materials such as silicone, resin …

Elaine Westbrooks named Carl A. Kroch University Librarian

David Nutt
March 3, 2022

Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost and university librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the next Carl A. Kroch …

Nuclear Freeze documents digitized

Jose Beduya
February 10, 2022

“We will not quietly stand by and watch our world go up in flames and radiation,” the late scholar-activist Randall Forsberg once roused a crowd …

Exhibition features pioneering erotic magazine

Jose Beduya
February 10, 2022

From its launch in 1984 to its last issue in 2006, the women-run erotic magazine On Our Backs made good on its tagline of delivering …

Anne R. Kenney, former university librarian, dies at 72

Jose Beduya
February 10, 2022

Anne R. Kenney, university librarian emerita, a charismatic visionary who led Cornell University Library through a decade of transformation and growth, died at Hospicare in …

If you create it, we’ll elevate it! Enter for a chance to display your art on Mann & Olin Library elevators. The 2022 theme is “Connection.”

February 14, 2022

Cornell students, enter our contest for a chance to showcase your creativity on the first floor elevator doors in both Mann Library and Olin Library and to …

Library boosts new digitization projects

Jose Beduya
December 16, 2021

Four projects have been selected for Cornell University Library’s annual Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which boosts the collaboration of scholars and …

Hans Bethe’s Nobel Prize medal given to library

Aia Ferreira
January 20, 2022

How do stars keep on shining? Physicist Hans Bethe solved this cosmic puzzle early on in his over 60-year teaching career at Cornell, earning a …

Portrait of a man and woman with a purse

Library immersions deepen student research

Jose Beduya
November 17, 2021

A doctoral student researching Black life in the U.S. after the abolition of slavery, Victoria Baugh was fascinated by the hundreds of studio portraits in …

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