Screamfest in Pictures

On November 4, 2013 By

Look at all of the boys and ghouls (sorry, we had to) at our Haunted Library Screamfest!

We had materials on display from all of the creepy, spooky corners of the Rubenstein Library, including these items from the History of Medicine Collections:

And no, the skeleton wasn’t made of [...]

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Hi Rubenstein Library move diary readers! We’re into Week 4 here at Rubenstein Library Move HQ. And one of the fun things about moving our collections out of our soon-to-be-renovated stacks has been marveling at the expanses of empty shelving. We have a lot of stuff!

Our stacks weren’t always, well, ours. A [...]

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Welcome to the fourth installment of the photo diary of the Rubenstein Library’s move.  Like proud new parents, we present to you the firsts from this week of the collections move…

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Map to 3rd floor Perkins Reading Room Rubenstein Renovation website “Rubenstein Renovation” set [...]

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Welcome to the third installment of the photo diary of the Rubenstein Library’s move. Today marks the first day of our collections move.  Time to use our spiffy new aprons and fill up all of those book trays!

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Map to 3rd floor Perkins Reading Room Rubenstein [...]

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Dusting Flash Mob

On January 4, 2013 By

Welcome to the second installment of the photo diary of the Rubenstein Library’s move! We’re going to start off by showing you our new secure stacks, the future home of many of our archival collections and rare printed materials for the duration of the renovation.

Nice and empty, right? But they were a [...]

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Dear readers, did you enjoy your winter break? We did, too—but we were busy!

Since December 17th, we’ve been packing our offices, our reading room, our common workspaces—basically, everything that’s not a rare book or archival collection—and moved to our new digs on the 3rd floor of Perkins Library. This is where you’ll come to [...]

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A Snapshot from Study Hall

On December 11, 2012 By

Thanks to all of the students who came to the Rare Book Room for our special study hall yesterday!  We hope the golden light and monumental tomes inspired you.  And don’t forget to grab a cookie or two at tonight’s study break in the Perkins lobby!

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Shortly after Duke’s football win over the University of North Carolina on October 20th, the Duke University Libraries’ Communications and Development Departments and the Duke University Archives had an idea: why not bring the Victory Bell to Perkins Library? The University Archives has tons of historical material about Duke’s football team and the [...]

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Over the past few months, Perkins staff has been shifting books out of the 3rd floor of the library to make room for the Rubenstein Library to have a home away from home during the renovation. We will be opening our reading room on the 3rd floor of Perkins on January 7, 2013. This month, [...]

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Former Duke men’s basketball team captain Kenny Dennard came to visit the Duke University Archives today. We gave him a refresher on his Duke basketball career (1977/78-1980/81), with the help of the Sports Information Office’s Basketball Records.

Here’s Kenny reading the 1981 Chanticleer. Continue Reading