Dean's Message, Doors of Rush Rhees, ECO Program
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Dean's Message

On behalf of the River Campus Libraries, we wish you a warm welcome to the Fall 2016 semester, and look forward to engaging with you as the academic year evolves. Read Dean Mavrinac's message to the University community in celebration of the new academic year. 

Past, Present, and Future: The Story Behind Rush Rhees Library's Doors

The three doors that lead into Rush Rhees Library have been one of the River Campus' most iconic architectural features for almost nine decades. Thousands of students have passed through them over the years, and they appear on uncountable campus images. And yet, not many people are aware of the circumstances that resulted in choosing the three-door design and the inscriptions that were selected to appear on them. Read more if you wish to learn about the story behind Rush Rhees Library's doors. 
Bringing Words to Life through Archival Research: River Campus Libraries' Partnership with the ECO Program

If you spent some time on campus this past summer, you probably ran into small groups of high school graduates who were wandering through Rush Rhees Library. Chances are these were students in the University's Early Connection Opportunity (ECO) program. River Campus Libraries have been a long-time partner with the ECO program, and have been its proud supporters. Read more  
Q&A with Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman is our new Assistant Dean & Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Read what she thinks about the importance of archival work, community outreach, leadership, and her exciting plans for the future.
Regional Excellence: RCL/RIT Staff Conference

At River Campus Libraries, we believe that excellence is oftentimes the result of collaboration. This is why we put such great emphasis on collaboration in our programs and initiatives. Last June, 76 library staff from River Campus Libraries and the Rochester Institute of Technology met for a joint conference at the Wallace Center on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Read more about their experience and plans for future regional collaboration.


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Orientation Events at River Campus Libraries
Each year, River Campus Libraries is happy to be an active participant in Freshman Orientation. Please join us for the following events and allow us to give you a warm welcome to the University of Rochester and River Campus Libraries:
August 24th, 9am-4pm: The Technology and Campus Expo, The Field House. River Campus Libraries will host a table filled with information and goodies for students.

August 24th, 10am-12:30pm: International Student Library Orientation, Carlson Library. International students will be treated to a bingo game! 

August 24th, 10:30pm – midnight: Ice Cream Social, Lam Square, Rush Rhees Library. Following the candlelight ceremony, the Class of 2020 will file into Rush Rhees for ice cream and socializing. Musical entertainment will be provided. 

August 25th, 8am-9am: The Parent’s Breakfast, Rush Rhees Library. This is an opportunity for parents to visit Rush Rhees Library and learn from Outreach Librarians about the many wonderful programs and library resources that are available for University of Rochester students.
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