Video: New iZone Director, Flowers from Our Special Collections, Preserving Rochester's LGBT History, Sharing Collaborative Experiences
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Introducing Julia Maddox, Director of the Barbara J. Burger iZone

We are excited to introduce Julia Maddox, the recently appointed director of the Barbara J. Burger iZone. Scheduled to open in October 2017, iZone will be a collaborative, technology-rich space that will provide students with programs, services, and resources to explore their ideas and develop innovative projects for social, cultural, community, and economic impact. Maddox brings to her role ten years of experience as a creative business leader and community builder. She has a special passion for resolving social and environmental problems using the power of ideas, and for helping students cultivate an entrepreneurial way of thinking. Watch her video interview here and read our official announcement
A Vision of Spring in Winter: Flowers from Our Special Collections

Rochester's long and grey winter seems like an appropriate opportunity to explore the beauty of flowers and gardens found in our vast and diverse holdings. Our new exhibit, A Walk in the Garden: Special Collections’ Blossoms, assembles floral images from our various collections and puts them side by side for the first time. Come enjoy a beautiful vision of springtime, and feel the warmth and sense the fragrance of countless blooms spanning centuries. Read more
The Digital Closet: Helping Preserve Rochester's LGBT History

The Empty Closet is one of the oldest continuously published LGBT newspapers in the United States. It was started by two University of Rochester students in 1971, and has been covering local, state, national, and international LGBT news ever since. To preserve the newspaper’s proud history, River Campus Libraries launched a new digital collection last December. Read more
Sharing Collaborative Experiences in a New Edited Collection

Collaborating for Impact is a new book edited by River Campus Libraries' Lori Birrell and Kristen Totleben. It explores the many benefits of cross-departmental collaboration between special collections and liaison librarians, and includes theoretical discussions and case studies based on the experience of librarians from institutions across the United States. Read more
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River Campus Libraries has now an official Instagram account. Follow us to learn about our events and activities, see what our students are up to, browse our exhibits, and enjoy unique views of our buildings. We are excited to offer both our current and past users another way of connecting with us and staying in touch. You can find us at
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