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New Reads This Spring from Duke Authors

April 30, 2017

Our spring season continues to shower us with smart, interesting books


Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

April 28, 2017

Submissions due by May 15. You could win $1,500!


Multispectral Imaging: What’s It Good For?

April 26, 2017

What can this powerful technology tell us about the objects in our collections?


Finals Week: Puppy Edition! Puppies in Perkins, May 2

April 24, 2017

Therapy dogs will be back in the library for another tail-wagging snuggle fest.


Video: One for the Books

April 24, 2017

Thanks to everyone who made a #bookface with us during National Library Week!


Graduate Interns Share Insights on Library Work Experiences, Apr. 27

April 21, 2017

Internships provide students with skills, challenges, and professional development


From Bass Connections: Event to Highlight Library Collection of NC Folk Music

April 20, 2017

NC Jukebox project team will host a special event at the Orchard at Altapass in western NC


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Kerry Cake and Sadie Seal (1971)

April 20, 2017

Everything is better with aluminum foil


Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency, Apr. 20

April 18, 2017

Join us for a discussion with Peter Honigsberg, founder of the Witness to Guantanamo Project


“Speaking of Duke”: Special Faculty Bookwatch with President Brodhead, Apr. 19

April 18, 2017

In essays, Brodhead shows a university thinking its way forward through challenges


Nasher Exhibit Discussion: A Portrait of Venice, Apr. 20

April 17, 2017

Join us for an overview of a fascinating digital humanities initiative and exhibit


The Books Student Collectors Love and Where They Found Them

April 17, 2017

Libraries’ Nadell Prize honors students who collect for learning and entertainment


Collection Spotlight: Poetry

April 13, 2017

It’s National Poetry month! Look out for our selection of poetry featured by the New & Noteworthy section.


Exhibit Shows How Passover Was Artistically Reinvented Through the Years

April 12, 2017

A review of our new exhibit appears in Religion News Service


Creating and Sustaining the Sonic Dictionary, Apr. 13

April 11, 2017

How do you migrate, sustain, and further develop a successful digital project?


Make a Bookface for National Library Week!

April 10, 2017

Help us celebrate by making a bookfaces in front of Perkins and Lilly this week


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Sherif Cakes (1783)

April 6, 2017

These 18th-century treats are best dunked in a cup of tea, to make them safe for your teeth


Book Arts Merit Badge Workshop at the Library

April 5, 2017

Our Conservation Services staff recently led a group of Girl Scouts in making their own books


30,000 DVDs and Growing: Lilly Library Celebrates Milestone

April 5, 2017

Duke staff, faculty and students can take advantage of inexhaustible list of titles


History of Medicine Exhibit: A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

April 4, 2017

The potential hazards of studying too hard are the subject of a new exhibit


Read Our Newsletter for April (And Subscribe!)

March 31, 2017

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


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!)


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