Therapy Dogs and Free Coffee During Pre-finals Week
As the semester winds down and students gear up for exams, the University Libraries is working to reduce stress the week before finals. Monday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 5, students will be able to take a break from studying and enjoy some free and fun activities.
Student Graphic Designers Display Work in Bierce
Two graphic design seniors honor’s projects are on display in Bierce Library 168 through December 6. The joint exhibit is mixed media using video as well as 2-D design.
Fall Food For Fines Runs Until Dec. 6
From Nov. 18-Dec. 6 Bierce, Science and Technology, and the Law libraries will be sponsoring their semiannual “Food for Fines” drive to support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's “Harvest for Hunger” Campaign.
Archival Services Celebrates Archives Month
Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, celebrated Archives Month this October by partnering with UA Communication Professor Dr. Terry Lueck and her Feature Writing class. Students from the class utilized primary sources from the archives to write feature stories on the topic “Disasters in Ohio,” the theme chosen this year by the Society of Ohio Archivists.
University Libraries Hosts Veteran's Week Activities
The University of Akron's annual observance of Veterans Day has begun with a full week of activities for the campus and community that will honor service members, past and present.
The University Libraries will be hosting a variety of films and exhibits throughout the week.
Archival Services Migrates Digital Collections
The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently migrated all of its digital collections to a new content management system known as CONTENTdm
Celebrate Banned Book Week with Us: September 22-28, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird . . . Harry Potter . . . The Great Gatsby . . .Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries.
The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Bierce Library celebrates 50th anniversary
Providing free public access to federal government information, safeguarding the people's right to know.
Archival Services Curates New Exhibits at Lock 3
Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently curated and installed two new exhibitions “Remembering the Shenandoah: The Life and Death of America’s First Rigid Airship” and “Capturing Akron’s African-American History: The Photography of Opie Evans” at the Akron History Exhibit at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.
Opie Evans Photographs Digitized
Archival Services of University Libraries recently digitized a selection of images from the Opie Evans Papers. The papers consist of approximately 40 cubic feet of archival materials documenting the life and work of African-American photographer, publisher, and businessman Opie Evans of
Archival Services Awarded OHRAB Grant
Archival Services of University Libraries recently received a $1,980 grant from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB). The funding will be used to digitize for preservation purposes and to make available online 60 technical reports from the Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute. The institute was operated by The University of Akron from 1929 to 1949 and was a partnership with the California Institute of Technology, the Daniel Guggenheim Fund, and the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation in
3D Printing Coming Soon to Bierce Library
The University Libraries, through the Emerging Technology Lab at Bierce, is offering the faculty, staff and students the opportunity to be part of the printing future—3 D Printing.