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Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Beef and Okra Gumbo (1957)

February 24, 2017

Try this archival recipe for your Mardi Gras party

Fair Use Is for Innovation

February 24, 2017

A blast from the past reminds us that fair use promotes progress

Looking at Jay Anderson’s Historical Photos of Duke

February 23, 2017

A recently processed collection offers a fascinating look at Duke and Durham in the 1970s-80s.

Andrew T. Nadell Prize for Book Collecting, Feb. 28

February 22, 2017

Student competitors will display their collections and answer your questions

Fair Use for Authors, Feb. 23

February 22, 2017

Join us for a special workshop for graduate student authors

Book Talk: “A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland,” Feb. 21

February 20, 2017

Join us for a special book talk and reception in honor of Black History Month

New Exhibit on Urban Street Food Around the Globe

February 17, 2017

Photographs celebrate the vibrancy of urban food cultures and their ability to endure

Come Read the Novella that “Arrival” is Based On

February 16, 2017

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang won the Nebula Awards’ Best Novella in 1999

What to Read This Month: February 2017

February 14, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Mystery in the Stacks – A Library Party to Die For, Mar. 3

February 14, 2017

Join us for live music, costumes, decorations, food and beverages, and plenty of mystery!

Love Your Data Week, Feb. 13-17

February 13, 2017

An international event aimed at helping researchers take better care of their data

This Valentine’s Day, Go on a Blind Date with a Book!

February 10, 2017

Take home a one-night stand for your nightstand.

Book Collecting Contest Deadline: Feb. 14

February 9, 2017

Submit your entry for a chance to win $1,000!

Research-a-Palooza 2017 Round-Up

February 9, 2017

What do librarians look at when they do research at the Rubenstein?

Digital Scholarship Open House, Feb. 17

February 8, 2017

Join us in The Edge for lunch, lightning talks, and a panel discussion

A Refreshing New Look for Our Library Website

February 8, 2017

Notice anything different? We just gave our website a 50,000-mile tune-up.

Find Your Perfect Study Space

February 7, 2017

From FitDesks to Quiet and Food-Free Zones, we have options to meet all your study needs

Faces of Diversity

February 6, 2017

How employees move Duke’s commitment to inclusion forward

Dreamers and Dissenters: Women’s Marches, The Long View

February 3, 2017

The first in a series on Rubenstein Library collections that document activism and social justice

Read Our Newsletter for February (And Subscribe!)

February 1, 2017

Check out this month’s events and programs at the Duke University Libraries

Research Libraries, University Presses, Oppose Immigration Order

January 31, 2017

Association of Research Libraries and Association of American University Presses issue joint statement

From the History of Medicine Collections: Perkins’s Tractors

January 31, 2017

The fascinating story behind a baffling 18th-century medical instrument

Come Read the Novella that “Arrival” is Based On

January 29, 2017

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang won the Nebula Awards’ Best Novella in 1999

Duke Faculty: $250 to Consider Open Educational Resources

January 27, 2017

We are offering financial incentives to faculty interested in learning about OERs for their courses

What to Read This Month: January 2017

January 26, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Working at Duke: Meetups for Book Worms

January 25, 2017

Campus book clubs gather throughout the academic year

Matthew Rascoff Named Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation

January 24, 2017

New hire was vice president of technology-based learning and innovation for the UNC system

$1,000 Prize for Book Collecting

January 24, 2017

Entries to the contest must be received by February 14, 2017

Patsy Breaks into Advertising: Women’s Recruitment on Madison Avenue

January 23, 2017

Ad agencies have a long history of recruiting female employees

Multispectral Imaging Through Collaboration

January 23, 2017

Honing our skills and understanding the uses of a new kind of library technology

New Data Management Services at Duke

January 18, 2017

New services to help you secure funding, increase research impact, and preserve data

Video: Campus Designs by Julian Abele and the Trumbauer Co.

January 17, 2017

Original campus drawings provide surprises

Research Computing Symposium Kicks Off, Jan. 18

January 12, 2017

Learn the latest tools, techniques, and services for data science at Duke

2017 MLK Commemoration to Highlight Art and Activism

January 11, 2017

Architect Phil Freelon to deliver keynote address

View Julian Abele’s Original Campus Drawings, Jan. 12

January 5, 2017

In conjunction with Duke’s MLK Commemoration, see the original campus blueprints

Read Our Newsletter for January (And Subscribe!)

January 3, 2017

Check out this month’s events and programs at the Duke University Libraries

Our New Strategic Plan, 2016-2021

December 29, 2016

Introducing our library-wide roadmap for the next five years

Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

December 29, 2016

Check out photos from around the Libraries and tag us to share yours!

Announcing a New Version of CIT’s Website

December 27, 2016

Give the refreshed, modern design a look and submit your feedback

The Role of Test Kitchens in Modern Advertising

December 22, 2016

Where did test kitchens originate? A look back at their history and evolution.

Blue Devil of the Week: University Archivist Valerie Gillispie

December 19, 2016

As the official keeper of Duke history, Gillispie looks to the past to see the future

“Boom, Bust, Exodus” Wins WOLA-Duke Book Award

December 19, 2016

Award goes to study of boom and bust in U.S. and Mexican factory towns

Duke Libraries Holiday Gift Guide

December 16, 2016

Make a gift that matters to every member of the Duke community

SNCC Digital Gateway Goes Live

December 16, 2016

New documentary website invites visitors to learn from the past, organize for the future

Where Should the Copyright Office Live?

December 15, 2016

A case for keeping it at the Library of Congress

$1,000 Prize for Book Collecting

December 13, 2016

Entries to the contest must be received by February 14, 2017

Puppies in Perkins, Dec. 14

December 13, 2016

Tired of hitting the books? It’s time for a study bark!

What to Read This Month: December 2016

December 13, 2016

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Relax and Recharge at Lilly During Finals

December 8, 2016

Take a moment to recharge your gray matter at Lilly Library’s Relaxation Station

Take the Library Home with You

December 8, 2016

Music, movies, audiobooks, and more that you can enjoy while you’re home for the holidays

$1,000 Prize for Book Collecting

December 7, 2016

Entries to the contest must be received by February 14, 2017

Edge Lightning Talks, Dec. 9

December 4, 2016

Join us for coffee, dessert, and research-in-progress

Did Someone Say Puppies in Perkins? Dec. 14

December 2, 2016

Join us for a snuggle-filled study break! (Plus button-making!)

Conquer Finals with Long Night Against Procrastination, Dec. 6

November 30, 2016

Come out for study help, relaxation, snacks, and a night of maximum productivity!

Castro in the Early Days of the Revolution

November 28, 2016

Rubenstein collection captures controversial Cuban leader during early days of rule

HIV/AIDS and the Health Humanities, Nov. 30

November 28, 2016

Join us for a special World AIDS Day event featuring Maria de Bruyn and Kelley Swain

In the News: How The Edge Supports Digital Scholarship

November 28, 2016

Association of Research Libraries reports on how digital scholarship has evolved at Duke

Announcing a New Data Visualization Challenge

November 28, 2016

Create visualizations to capture the richness and dynamism of Duke research

Free Electronics Engraving with Duke Police, Nov. 17

November 16, 2016

Get your smartphones, laptops, and other personal electronics engraved for free

What to Read This Month: November 2016

November 16, 2016

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Nov. 17

November 15, 2016

The twenty-first Poet Laureate will read from his work in the Gothic Reading Room

Doing Good in the Neighborhood: Why They Give Back

November 9, 2016

Duke staff and faculty explain why they contribute to Duke’s employee giving campaign

Exhibit Opening & Lecture: “Have We Come A Long Way, Baby?”

November 9, 2016

Join the Hartman Center in celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special lecture and exhibit opening

New Position Will Guide Humanities Grad Students through Career Paths

November 8, 2016

University-wide program seeks to expand career opportunities for humanities Ph.Ds

The Other Man in Black

November 7, 2016

A 40-year-old commercial prompts an interesting look at Johnny Cash’s family history

The Apothecary Ledger of Hugh Mercer

November 7, 2016

A leather-bound account ledger offers a fascinating window on pre-revolutionary medicine

New Reads This Fall from Duke Faculty

November 2, 2016

Fiction, scholarship, poetry and essays: Faculty and staff offer something for any reader

Read Our Newsletter for November (and Subscribe!)

October 31, 2016

Check out this month’s events and programs at the Duke University Libraries

The Occasionally Recorded Happenings in the Business and Social Life of Irene Sickel Sims, 1916-1917

October 27, 2016

A century-old diary tells the story of a successful copywriter, one of the first women to play an integral role in a male dominated industry

Time Management Zines and Other Confessions of a Project Management Nerd

October 25, 2016

Newly developed printable zines offer grad students helpful hacks on planning, prioritization, and time-management

Celebrating 50 Years of Lemurs at Duke

October 25, 2016

A new exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Lemur Center will open at an event this Thursday, October 27th

Screamfest IV: Stranger Things at the Rubenstein

October 21, 2016

Join us on Halloween for a look at our creepiest collections, paranormal investigations, and candy. Lots of candy.

Duke Faculty: $250 to Consider Open Educational Resources

October 20, 2016

We are offering financial incentives to faculty interested in learning about OERs for their courses

The History of Ivory Anatomical Manikins, Oct. 25

October 19, 2016

Join us for a lecture by Cali Buckley on the political significance behind these medical objects

Persistent Picture Props

October 19, 2016

Interesting commonalities between McKeen-Duren Family Papers and photos of 19th-century celebs

Movers and Shakers: Robin Morgan and Ms. Magazine, Oct. 20

October 14, 2016

Join us for a conversation about the cultural significance of the venerable feminist magazine

New Exhibit Gallery Opens in Carr Building, Oct. 19

October 14, 2016

New East Campus exhibit space debuts with display of historical Rubenstein Library materials

Low Maintenance Book Club, Oct. 24

October 12, 2016

Join us for a discussion of James Tiptree Jr.’s book of stories, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

Book Talk: Eric Fair, Author of “Consequence,” Oct. 13

October 10, 2016

Author and former Abu Ghraib interrogator speaks out against torture of prisoners

What to Read This Month: October 2016

October 10, 2016

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Reel Politics: Focus on Elections

October 7, 2016

Exhibit in Lilly Library highlights politically themed films in our collections

Uncovering Women’s History at Duke: A Scholars’ Brownbag with Hayley Farless and Elizabeth George

October 6, 2016

Join two undergraduate researchers later this month as they share their discoveries about women’s past experiences at Duke

Go Faster, Do More, Integrate Everything, and Make it Good

October 5, 2016

The Duke Digital Repository releases nine digitized collections this week and highlights new online features

Showing Our Stuff

October 4, 2016

Lilly Library invites students to check out a “medium rare” folio on display.


Read Our Newsletter for October (And Subscribe!)

September 30, 2016

Check out this month’s events and programs at the Duke University Libraries

Homecoming Hours for Library Exhibits

September 29, 2016

Welcoming alumni returning to campus to check out our new exhibits in the Rubenstein this Saturday

Cameron Neylon: Sustainable Futures for Research Communication, Oct. 7

September 28, 2016

International expert on open science and scholarly publishing to speak at The Edge

Attend the CIT Showcase, Oct. 11

September 28, 2016

Free event highlights innovative teaching and outstanding work by Duke faculty and others

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2016

September 27, 2016

Explore challenging (and challenged) books with diverse content and celebrate your right to read

New Resource: Drama Online

September 27, 2016

Search, read, and analyze full texts of plays from Aeschylus to the present day

A Dialogue with SNCC Veterans, Sept. 29

September 26, 2016

Three veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee discuss life after SNCC

New E-Book Examines of Argentina’s ‘Never Again’ Report

September 26, 2016

Report documented abuses by security forces during Argentina’s military dictatorship

Low Maintenance Book Club, Sept. 27

September 22, 2016

Join us for a discussion of Sherman Alexie’s book of short stories, Blasphemy

On Radio Haiti, the Drum Never Stops Beating

September 21, 2016

A look back at a special broadcast on the eve of a military coup

Libraries Receive Virtual Reality Grant to “Flip Prisons”

September 20, 2016

State Farm Youth Advisory Board supports service-learning, youth-led project

Discovering a World of Books

September 16, 2016

One librarian’s journey from Detroit to Duke

Marriage Equality Activist Jim Obergefell, Sept. 23

September 15, 2016

Lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage to speak at Duke

A Delicate Balance: Understanding the Four Humors

September 15, 2016

Check out the exhibit in the Trent History of Medicine Room

Open Series at The Edge Kicks Off, Sept. 22

September 13, 2016

A new series of events highlights open forms of research, publishing, and scholarship

News, Events, and Exhibits from Duke University Libraries