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Happy Spring: The History of Dandelion Day

Dandelion Day, which is going to be celebrated on April 24 as part of Springfest Weekend, is a favorite University tradition that has a long and interesting history. The first Dandelion festivities took place in 1951 and have been celebrated every spring since then. See how student at the University of Rochester used to celebrate Dandelion Day with images taken from the River Campus Libraries archive. Read more
Tradition, Technology, and Scholarship: The New Humanities Center in Rush Rhees Library

Rush Rhees Library's central location on the River Campus is not only physical, but is also, in many respects, symbolic. What the library carries in its stacks and on it shelves, and more recently in its databases and electronic resources, is a constant reminder of the University's liberal arts roots, and is also the basis for humanistic scholarship throughout its three campuses. This symbolism was one of the reasons why the new Humanities Center was chosen to be located in Rush Rhees Library. Read more

Image source: HBT Architects, Rochester NY
Working Together: Career Workshops in the Gleason Library

Have you ever wondered how to make your online presence more effective for your job search? What about learning how to use your published work to advance your career? Or maybe learn about the top ten characteristics employers look for in job candidates? What if you were told you could attend workshops that would teach you all about that in a library? Well, it is now possible thanks to a recent collaboration between River Campus Libraries and the Gwen M. Green Career and Internship Center. Read more
Introducing: Rochelle Mazar, New Assistant Dean of Academic Engagement

Please say hello to Rochelle Mazar, who assumed her position as Assistant Dean of Academic Engagement on April 1. She will be responsible for the academic engagement portfolio at River Campus Libraries, which includes patron services, outreach learning and research, and engaging with the academic mission of the university. Watch her interview here
Day of Giving 2016

May 3 marks the second University of Rochester’s Day of Giving. The Day of Giving is a 24-hour push to support any school, program, or giving area, including libraries, across the University and its Medical Center. A gift or pledge of any amount to any University fund counts. You can give to the University of Rochester here
 
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Celebrating National Poetry Month with BOA Editions' Retrospective Exhibit
April is National Poetry Month and serves as a great opportunity to celebrate the recent purchase of BOA Editions’ last decade of publishing archives. BOA Editions is a Rochester-based publishing company established in 1976. It has published more than 300 books of American poetry, poetry-in-translation, and short fiction. Throughout its four-decade history, BOA Editions has been a living proof that poetry still matters and has maintained a dedicated audience of readers. River Campus Libraries and the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservations is proud to support poetry by making the BOA Editions archives available to scholars and lovers of poetry. A retrospective exhibit that explores BOA Edition’s evolution over the years will be on display in the Friedlander Lobby, Rush Rhees Library through July 29.
 
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