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Inconceivable! Lilly Celebrates 30,000 DVDs with Princess Bride Screening

March 29, 2017

Join us for a free screening of the 30-year-old classic to mark a collecting milestone


Comics and Graphic Novels at the Library

March 29, 2017

From Batman to manga and everything in between, we have thousands of comics in our collections


Photographing the Movement

March 29, 2017

Images by SNCC staff photograher Danny Lyon added to SNCC Digital Gateway


Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Low Maintenance Book Club

March 28, 2017

Join us as we read selections from Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine


From Fake News to Clickbait: Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Information

March 27, 2017

This is no joke. Join us for a special workshop about students’ online reasoning skills


Collections Spotlight: Trans Day of Visibility, Mar. 31

March 24, 2017

Highlighting the lives and accomplishments of our diverse student body and broader Duke community


Edible Book Festival Seeks Submissions of “Bookish Foods”

Edible 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
March 24, 2017

We’re seeking submissions for our annual contest on March 31, open to all


Promises and Pitfalls of Social Media as a Primary Source in Research

March 23, 2017

Social media is an important data source for understanding today’s socio-political atmosphere


The Dostoevsky Games (Duke v. UNC), Mar. 26

March 23, 2017

A new Tobacco Road rivalry based on the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky


Haggadah Exhibit Opening Reception, Mar. 22

March 21, 2017

Join us to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit of the Passover Haggadah


What to Read this Month: March 2017

March 21, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


Let’s Get Small: A Tribute to the Mighty Microcassette

March 21, 2017

The smallest (and cutest) tape format of them all shows up in many archival collections


New Conservation Exhibit: How a Book Is Made

Exhibit case
March 17, 2017

Examples of the bookbinder’s trade now on display near our conservation lab


How to Start a Digital Humanities Program, Mar. 22

Shovel in dirt
March 16, 2017

A conversation on building undergraduate DH programs at smaller institutions


Edible Book Festival Seeks Submissions of “Bookish Foods”

Edible 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
March 15, 2017

We’re seeking submissions for our annual contest on March 31, open to all


A History of Photography (in 90 Minutes), Mar. 31

A History of Photography (in 90 minutes)
March 15, 2017

Join us for a crash course in the history of photography from daguerreotypes to digital files


VIDEO: Minute Marvels: Classically Computed

March 8, 2017

Using the Duke Research Computing cluster to analyze Latin text on more than 80,000 rare books


Rubenstein Library Books Part of NC Museum of Art Exhibit on Venice

March 8, 2017

Early printed books featured in “The Glory of Venice: Renaissance Painting 1470-1520”


In Memoriam: Economist Kenneth Arrow

March 7, 2017

Nobel Prize winning economist and Stanford professor’s papers are held in the Rubenstein


2017 Nadell Book Collectors Contest Winners Announced

March 6, 2017

Congratulations to our undergraduate and graduate bibliophiles!


Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics, Mar. 8

March 4, 2017

Join us for a free concert in the library with two string quartets by Schubert


Read Our Newsletter for March (And Subscribe!)

March 2, 2017

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


Which Book Should the Class of 2021 Read? Cast Your Vote!

March 1, 2017

All incoming first-year Duke students will read one of these seven books. Which one?


Duke Alumna Speaks on Low-Cost Global Education Models, Mar. 2

March 1, 2017

Katelyn Donnelly T’08 discusses the $1-a-Week School


Mystery in the Stacks: A Library Party to Die For (March 3rd)

February 28, 2017

Get a clue! Join us for a night of music, food, and un-shushed entertainment— inspired by mystery and detective fiction.


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


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