Fall 2012


Moving Duke Forward: How the Libraries Will Help Shape Duke’s Future

Duke’s comprehensive $3.25 billion campaign, “Duke Forward: Partnering for the Future,” will support strategic priorities across the university, with a goal of raising $45 million for the Duke University Libraries. 

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For Whom Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Angelo Rocca’s De campanis commentarius (1612) is a very special book on bells. We recently acquired a copy in honor of a very special ringer of them.

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Postcard from Johannesburg: How One Duke Student Got the Most Out of Her Library

It isn’t often that librarians find out what happens to the people we help. But once in a while we receive encouraging reports from the field. 

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Vote for the Library!

This past fall, we challenged Duke students to “be our Super PAC” and make a mock election video explaining why the Duke University Libraries get their vote. Then we invited people to watch the videos and vote on their favorite. It was the democratic process in action.

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Duke Barber Shop

A Cut Above: Duke’s Longest-Serving Barber Gets a Place in the Library

Duke has had a barbershop on its campus since 1912. David Fowler has worked there for more than half that time. Here’s the story of two alums who decided they wanted to pay tribute to the man who has been their family barber and good friend for many years.

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Duke University Libraries Annual Report, 2011-2012 [PDF]

At a place like Duke, there’s always more to do, bigger plans, higher aspirations. As we look back at what we’ve accomplished this past year, we’re eager to show you what else we can do. 

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Print Version

The articles above are excerpted from the Fall 2012 issue of Duke University Libraries Magazine.

printable PDF version of this entire issue is also available. [3.5 MB download]