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UB Librarian Receives National Award

SusanDavis(1)Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources at UB Libraries, is one of the inaugural recipients of the ALCTS Honors Award given by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association.  The award recognizes “outstanding contributions at all levels within ALCTS, stellar dedication to service, uncompromising commitment to excellence, willingness to accept challenges, and a sustained and exemplary record of moving ALCTS forward.” Congratulations Susan for the well-deserved honor!

Prominent Visitors to Buffalo

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RFK(1)Prominent Visitors to Buffalo, an exhibit currently on display in Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall, chronicles famous politicians, authors, poets, musicians and other noteworthy individuals who visited Buffalo and UB in years past, particularly during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Selected photographs, along with original articles published in The Spectrum and Reporter, and related ephemera from the University Archives and the Poetry Collection, recall the Buffalo visits of Robert F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, The Clash, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Muhammad Ali, Talking Heads, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and many others.

Exhibit curator Joe Patton, MLS candidate, Library & Information Studies, will provide a tour of the Prominent Visitors exhibit on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  He’ll offer an in-depth look at the exhibit and the famous individuals who visited Buffalo and UB in past decades. We hope to see you there!

  • Tour:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  • 12 noon – 1:00 pm
  • Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall
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July 4th Holiday

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fireworks1In honor of Independence Day, all University Libraries will be closed on July 4, 2014.

Celebrate the holiday by watching the fireworks display scheduled for Baird Point at Lake LaSalle on UB’s North Campus. The July 4th fireworks are the largest event that occurs at UB each year, attracting thousands of spectators. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m., so bring a blanket and get a good seat – the fireworks start at 9:45pm.

And if you’re planning to visit the UB Libraries this summer, be sure to check our schedule of hours!

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Dylan Thomas Digital Collection

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We are happy to announce a new Dylan Thomas Digital Collection.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century and also the author of numerous short stories, radio scripts, and plays. His publications include The Map of Love (1939), Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog (1940), Deaths and Entrances (1946), Collected Poems, 1934-1952 (1952), The Doctor and the Devils (1953) and Under Milk Wood (1954).

The Dylan Thomas Collection contains five holograph poetry notebooks (1930-1951); a prose notebook of ten short stories (1933-1934); holograph and typed manuscripts, many with corrections, for such works as The Doctor and the Devils (1953); a film script of Life in a Girl’s Reform School; corrected or fragmentary versions of over a dozen individual poems including “Do not go gentle into that good night,” “Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait” and “Fern Hill”; approximately 81 items of correspondence including Thomas’ letters to Henry Treece, Trevor Hughes, Donald Taylor and Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow); three diaries of Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow) 1933-1935; and two 1953 portraits of Thomas painted by Gordon Stuart.

The ten photographs featured here are from Thomas’s trip to New York shortly before his death on November 9, 1953. These images are also available for sale on the UB Libraries store.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

chronicle1Did you know? The UB Libraries provide online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education for all current UB faculty, students and staff.  Simply login with your UBIT name and password to read the Chronicle any time, on or off campus.  The Chronicle‘s website features the complete contents of the latest issue; news and advice columns; thousands of current academic job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. Enjoy!