Music Library blog posts
Getting ready for Halloween? So is Lilly Library! Come check out our collection of spooky DVDs and graphic novels, on exhibit through the end of October.The H Word: Horror in the Libraries Future Imperfect: Dystopian and Post-Holocaust Cinema
Our film exhibit features Dystopian and Post-Holocaust movies while graphic horror novels are highlighted in our The H Word: Horror in the Libraries exhibit. In addition, check out our guide to “Future Imperfect” for more dystopian movies. Last but not least, we have classic Halloween movie listings at the front desk, including a wide range of films from Ghostbusters to Paranormal Activity.
No matter what you’re looking for, Lilly Library has something for everyone to get into the Halloween spirit.
Congratulations to the 2015 Library Writing and Research Award Winners!
The Duke University Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 library writing and research awards. The Aptman Prize, the Middlesworth Award, and the Holsti Prize recognize excellence in student research using sources from the Libraries’ general collections, the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and primary sources for political science or public policy, respectively. New this year is the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award which is given in recognition of an outstanding work of creative writing.
Honor Thesis Prize: Tiffany Lieu
Third/Fourth-Year Prize: Jaclyn Grace
First/Second-Year Prize: Zachary Fuchs
Chester P. Middlesworth Award
Undergraduate: Michael Sotsky
Honors Thesis: Charlotte Lee
Semester Paper: Jack Dolgin
Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award
Antonio Lopez, Jr.
We will be celebrating their achievements at an awards reception on Friday, October 30 from 3:30-4:30 in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room. All are invited to join us for refreshments and the opportunity to honor the recipients.
Note: In our original blog post about these awards, we inadvertently omitted Jack Dolgin’s name when we first announced the winners. Our apologies to Mr. Dolgin!
The term “Hackathon” traditionally refers to an event in which computer programmers collaborate intensively on software projects. But Duke University Libraries and the History Department are putting a historical twist on their approach to the Hackathon phenomenon. In this case, the History Hackathon is a contest for undergraduate student teams to research, collaborate, and create projects inspired by the resources available in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections. Projects may include performances, essays, websites, infographics, lectures, podcasts, and more. A panel of experts will serve as judges and rank the top three teams. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.
The History Hackathon will take place over a 72-hour period from October 23-25, in the Rubenstein Library and The Edge. All the guidelines, rules, and details may be found at the History Hackathon: a Collaborative Happening site.
- When: Friday, October 23rd to
Sunday, October 25th
- Deadline to register: Tuesday, October 20th
Contact : HistoryHackathon@duke.edu
Sponsored by the Duke History Department, the Duke University Libraries, the David M. Rubenstein Library, and the Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Office.
Contributor: Susannah Roberson
John Billing, originally from England and now based in Ireland, is touring the East Coast of the United States during September and October, presenting workshops and performances. John’s background is in art, textile design and music therapy. Come and hear the interesting story of the performer and his instrument. Mr. Billing will perform pieces by J. S. Bach and Turlough O’Carolan, in addition to original compositions.
- Where: Thomas Room
Lilly Library, 2nd floor
- When: Friday October 2nd at 4pm
Light refreshments served at 3:30
The lyre is a stringed instrument from Ancient Greece, thought to metaphorically represent the skill of poets as it accompanied their recitations.
Sponsored by the Lilly Library, East Campus Residence Life and the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University.
The Duke University Libraries are now accepting applications for membership on the 2015-2016 student library advisory boards.
Members of these advisory boards will help improve the learning and research environment for Duke University students and advise the Libraries on topics such as study spaces, research resources, integrating library services into academic courses, and marketing library services to students.
The boards will typically meet four times a semester to discuss all aspects of Duke Libraries and provide feedback to library staff. This is an amazing opportunity for students to serve on the advisory board of a large, nationally recognized non-profit organization.
All three advisory boards are now taking applications or nominations. Application deadlines are:
- Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board: September 14, 2015
- Undergraduate Advisory Board: September 14, 2015
- First-Year Advisory Board: October 1, 2015
Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Undergraduate Advisory Board will be selected and notified by mid-September, and groups will begin to meet in late September. More information is available on our website, where you will also find links to the online applications forms.
For more information or questions about these opportunities, please contact:
Head, Assessment and User Experience Department
Librarian for Education
Librarian for Linguistics and Classical Studies
Evening Reference Librarian and Supervisor, Lilly Library
Lilly Library on East Campus When is the library open? How do I find a book? Where do I print?*
Duke University’s newest students can find the answers to these questions (and more!) on the Library’s First-Year Library Services portal page.
Each August, a new class of undergraduates arrives in Durham ready to immerse themselves in the Duke Community. Duke University Libraries serve as the core of intellectual life on campus. On East Campus particularly, the Lilly and Music Libraries have the unique opportunity to introduce our newest “Dukies” to the array of Library resources and research services available.
To help navigate the vast Library resources, we’ve created a portal especially for First-Year students. Through this portal page, new students (and even some not-so-new) can discover all that the Duke University Libraries offer:
Quick Facts: about collections and loan policies
Where: to study, print, and … eat!
How: to find and check out books & material, and get…
Help!: Meet the “who” – Librarians, Specialists, & Residence Hall Librarians
Research 101: how to navigate the Research Process
Citation 101: how to cite using recommended styles
*And when is the Library open?
Find the answer in our list of the Top 12 Questions, developed with input from First-Year Library Advisory Board students.
On East Campus, after students settle in and begin classes, the Lilly Library and Duke Music Library offer several ways for the newest “Dukies” to learn and benefit from the incredible resources of the Duke Libraries. Lilly and Music sponsor Library Orientation events such as scavenger hunts, film showings, and prize drawings to familiarize them with library services and collections. In recent years, students played The Library Games, and were wowed by the Incredibles and the Libraries’ super powers. This year, the Class of 2019 will experience the power of discovery because …The “Library is Open”! Schedule of Events for Fall Semester 2015 Movie on the Quad: Jurassic Park
- When: Wednesday, August 26th at 9pm
- Where: East Campus Quad between Lilly & the East Campus Union
- When: Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm
- Where: Lilly Library
- Join the First-Year Library Advisory Board
- Meet your Duke University Residence Hall Librarians
- Work in the Libraries
After the excitement of the new semester subsides, the Duke University Libraries continue to reach out to our students,always ready to offer research support and access to resources in support of their scholarly needs.
Here’s to a great year – and Duke career – filled with academic success!