Spring 2012

Grand Central Station: Inside Duke’s Library Service Center

Ten years since it opened, the Libraries’ high-density repository is bigger and busier than ever. A look behind the scenes puts the work of running a modern-day research library in perspective.

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Strap On Your Utility Belt: Library Party Brings Out Duke’s Heroes and Villains

The theme for this year’s Library Party was inspired by a truly remarkable collection of comic books at Duke that was assembled over the course of forty years by two brothers who live in Durham.

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Foreign Exchange: Program Strengthens Ties Between Duke and Chilean Libraries

Among the many people and institutions it affected, the 2010 Chilean earthquake had serious repercussions for universities and their libraries in the area near the epicenter, Concepción.

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What Does Your Doctor Know?

A new exhibition spanning two Duke libraries traces the history of medical education, from the days of ancient Greece to the founding of Duke University’s School of Medicine.

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A Lifelong Love of Words, Poetry, and Libraries

Myrna Ruth Kanner Jackson (1935-2011) served as the Libraries’ Director of Development from 1991 to 1999. During that time, she helped usher in a period of tremendous organizational growth and change.

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Giving Back by Giving Books

The Libraries’ Honoring with Books program allows you to pay tribute to a special person by naming a book in their honor.

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Print Version

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

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