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Putting the “Global” Back Into Global Pandemic, Part 2

Thu, 2020-05-28 10:05

Our librarians share recommended reads and resources about pandemics throughout world history

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When It Rains on the Inside

Thu, 2020-05-28 10:00

Even during a pandemic, minor library disasters can strike and have to be dealt with

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On the Occasion of Ros Raeford’s Retirement

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:06

A look back at a forty-three year career in Duke’s libraries

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Learning from Our Students

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:03

A snapshot of findings from our most recent student survey

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Putting the “Global” Back Into Global Pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:53

Our librarians share recommended reads and resources about pandemics throughout world history

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What to Read (Virtually) This Month

Tue, 2020-05-12 18:33

Recommended reads from our collection of e-books and audiobooks on OverDrive

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Meet Noelle, One of Lilly Library’s Class of 2020

Fri, 2020-05-08 19:18

Graduation may be virtual this year, but our regard for our student workers remains very real

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Videotelephony, Better Late than Never

Fri, 2020-05-08 19:15

We take Zoom for granted, but the technology that helps us endure a pandemic has been over a century in the making

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Congratulations to Our Invited Talk Nominees!

Thu, 2020-05-07 10:00

Although the in-person celebration was called off, we want to recognize these outstanding undergraduate researchers

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Meet Toni, One of Lilly Library’s Class of 2020

Wed, 2020-05-06 10:00

Graduation may be virtual this year, but our regard for our student workers remains very real

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So Many Dates! Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen (1925)

Tue, 2020-05-05 13:16

How do these nearly century-old recipes for date muffins, date crisps, and date meringues hold up?

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Print, Fold, Ponder: A Mini-Zine for This Moment

Fri, 2020-05-01 10:00

We’ve put together a little zine anthology of quotations we’ve been thinking about during this difficult time

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Share Your COVID-19 Story, We’ll Archive It

Wed, 2020-04-29 14:35

The University Archives and Medical Center Archives are working to document this unique time in Duke history

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Puppies & Ants & Sharks, Oh My!

Tue, 2020-04-28 21:12

In lieu of Puppies in Perkins, we’ve compiled a caboodle of animal live streams for you to view any time you need to de-stress!

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Dedicated Devils: How Continuing Resource Acquisitions Supports Digital Classrooms

Mon, 2020-04-27 19:58

Next time you use one of our thousands of journals, textbooks or articles online, you have Continuing Resource Acquisitions to thank

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Student Research and Writing Prizes: Win $1,000+

Mon, 2020-04-27 10:00

While you’re working on those final papers, consider submitting them for one of our research and writing awards!

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You’re Invited to a Woman Suffrage Party

Fri, 2020-04-24 10:00

Break out your craft supplies and help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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Labor in the Time of Coronavirus

Thu, 2020-04-23 15:05

Some musings on the essential workers who are keeping us all afloat during these challenging times

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Earth Day Film Festival: Free Documentaries Through May 1

Thu, 2020-04-23 15:02

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with these twelve free documentaries

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Animated April – the Winner is Crowned

Wed, 2020-04-22 18:30
An Animation Coronation Lion King All hail – The Lion King wins!

Just in time for LDOC (Last Day of Classes for you non-students), Lilly Library’s Animated April comes to an end as does this strange semester.  All the votes are counted, and the results between the match of The Ling King and Mulan are in…

Offering his final remarks, Bracketologist Nathaniel takes you inside the fierce competition:

Nathaniel Brown Media & Reserves Coordinator, Lilly LibraryBracketologist Nathaniel Brown

We have a winner!! It was a close and grueling affair. At one point during the contest, just three votes separated the two combatants. However, pulling it out at the very end with a 169 – 162 victory is…THE LION KING!

Drawing strength, determination, and grit from Mufasa and his other ancestors, Simba “remembered who he was” and defeated the mighty warrior and worthy adversary, Mulan.

We would like to thank you for your participation in this event. We understand the unique and tough times we are experiencing currently as humankind with the COVID crisis. We hope we have provided a bit of levity and fun in an uncertain and scary time. Thanks to you, we received the most votes we have ever received in the 3 years of these themed brackets during this final round. Thank you so much for your participation! Thanks for your suggestions as well for future brackets – we can’t wait to see what 2021 brings!

In case you were wondering, Lilly’s inaugural 2018 March Movie Madness featured Sports Movies with Rocky winning. Lilly’s March Movie Madness in 2019 was a Superhero Edition featuring Marvel vs. DC brackets where Black Panther was the victor.

Thanks again for your participation and we will see you down the road!

Written by Nathaniel Brown

Contributor: Carol Terry

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