December 1, 2023As we approach finals period, the Library is here to support you! Stop by the library to de-stress and unwind. Events and activities begin December 8th!
November 10, 2023To mark GIS Day on November 15, Brandeis Library is highlighting resources for GIS and mapping–and celebrating mapping projects created by Brandeis classes!
November 3, 2023In mid-August, the RTI department built and ran a 1-week curriculum for the LOOP Lab on using Drones for Aerial Photography and filmmaking. This includes everything from learning to fly a drone, up to getting an FAA pilot's license and insurance.
November 2, 2023On September 9 and 10, 2023, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) held a pedagogy seminar for Brandeis graduate students. The seminar aimed to teach graduate students techniques for course design and inclusive teaching, whether they were experienced instructors or teaching for the first time.
October 3, 2023Eileen Myles, a poet, novelist, performance artist, and art journalist, will be speaking on October 17, 2023, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
October 3, 2023The MakerLab team will hold Open MakerLab Hours on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., during the Fall 2023 semester. During these hours there will be someone in the MakerLab to help you with your project ideas! Stop by the MakerLab on the Farber Mezzanine Level, and look for someone in a green apron to assist.
October 3, 2023
Check out the University Archives research guide, which includes interviews, films, photographs, and more, or our various displays around the library. Recently, staff from the archives assisted with images used in a variety of articles featured in the Summer 2023 Brandeis Magazine and assisted with the campus timeline.
September 27, 2023We've made some important enhancements to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Scan on Demand: You can now request textbooks and required reading materials. And when classes are not in session, you request scans of chapters from books on reserve.
August 8, 2023Brandeis Library is currently participating in the ProQuest Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) program. Through an annual subscription fee, the EBA program provides access to a large number of primary source databases and, at the end of each fiscal year, the Library is able to select titles for perpetual access.
August 7, 2023Brandeis Library now has access to JSTOR's Archival Journals and Primary Sources Collection .
August 2, 2023Introducing The Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Learning Design Gallery. This series will highlight faculty experiences, collaborations with Learning Designers, and innovative tools that have positively shaped teaching here at Brandeis. Our first feature in the Learning Design Gallery is all about VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a unique tool that can transform the manner in which instructors offer feedback on students' oral presentations. Watch our short video highlighting one faculty member’s collaboration with a learning designer to set up VoiceThread in his online course space. He was able to provide pinpoint feedback on their video presentations, resulting in improved presentation quality and an enhanced learning experience. Faculty in the language arts, business schools, or other fields that require students to get input on public speaking techniques have found this to be a very useful tool. Make sure to visit our website for future Learning Design Gallery features!
July 5, 2023
We have several new resources that are now accessible through OneSearch. Click this post to see the full list of new journals!
June 23, 2023The Brandeis Library's Research Excellence Prize recognizes students who apply sophisticated information literacy skills to the selection, evaluation and synthesis of sources for a research project. The 2023 winners were selected from a pool of outstanding student submissions in eight categories, including a new category and collaboration with the Samuels ‘63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT) for community engaged research.
June 5, 2023
The Brandeis Library’s University Archives and Special Collection is happy to announce the newly completed exhibit: "At Home with Justice Brandeis and Family: The Brandeis/Popkin Room". Located on Goldfarb 1 near the group study rooms, this exhibit features furniture and objects from the summer home of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.
May 8, 2023Recently completed renovations on the Goldfarb mezzanine level have transformed a formerly bleak room into the new Judaica Reading Commons. The space features warm, inviting coloring, a seminar table, comfortable seating and a glassboard (updated white board) intended to encourage collaborative work. Located between the Judaica Reference Room and the main open space at the top of the stairs to the mezzanine, the Judaica Reading Room is designed to encourage a sense of community focused on the resources featured there, and throughout the mezzanine level.
March 17, 2023The Brandeis Library's Research Excellence Prize recognizes students who apply sophisticated information literacy skills to the selection, evaluation and synthesis of sources for a research project. In addition to highlighting exemplary student scholarship, the Award serves to encourage students to engage with library resources and make use of library services. Each prize is for $250
February 28, 2023The library is happy to announce that we have several new resources that are now accessible through OneSearch, including new science and climate journals.
February 8, 2023Over the February 3 - 5 weekend the Brandeis Library housed the 6th annual DeisHacks. Hosted by the Brandeis MakerLab partnered with the Brandeis International Business School, this year's DeisHacks was a 48-hour hybrid competition targeted at real-world solutions - made possible by the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center.
January 17, 2023Deishacks is Brandeis University's not-for-profit Hackathon! It's a 48 hour hackathon from Feb. 3-5-- and there's no technical experience necessary. What makes Deishacks special is what the teams of students competing work on: developing real world solutions to real-world problems.
January 13, 2023A few months back, Peter Rothstein ‘66 approached the library with an offer of six historic prints by Roman Vishniac, the iconic photographer of pre-World War II Jewish life in eastern Europe.
December 9, 2022As we approach finals period, the Library is here to support you. Stop by the library between December 6 and December 19 to destress and unwind at the library's Community Care and Comfort events.
November 17, 2022Want to make something to save the planet? Apply now for an Environmental Benefit Maker in Residence grant! $500 funding available to selected projects.
November 15, 2022November is Native American Heritage Month, and this month the library is highlighting our resources and collections about our nation’s original Indigenous peoples.
October 17, 2022
October is upon us which means...SPOOKY SEASON is here! Check out our Halloween display on Farber Level 1.
October 12, 2022
In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Library is featuring several relevant resources.
September 27, 2022
The International Business School and Brandeis Library have partnered together to provide online access to The Wall Street Journal to current Brandeis students, faculty, and staff through a subscription paid for by the International Business School.
September 22, 2022
Just in time for Brandeis' 75th anniversary, the university receives a remarkable trove of Brandeis family artifacts and ephemera including handwritten letters to and from political luminaries, photos, an exquisite fountain pen, and even a personal 1941 telegram from Franklin D. Roosevelt.
September 19, 2022
Observed annually from September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, heritage, contributions, and diversity of the American Latinx community. University Archives and Special Collections is home to a range of materials documenting the experiences of Latinx students at Brandeis, and taking the opportunity to highlight them over the next month.
September 12, 2022
Visit the library's collaborative display in the café area of Farber 1, highlighting resources on Sexual Health and Wellness from the library's collections and from our health and wellness partners on campus.
September 5, 2022
Join us at the Library for a voter registration event on September 15th, and an Absentee Jamboree on October 13th, and prepare to get out the vote this election year!
August 29, 2022
After a whole summer's worth of work, the Library unveiled our new, redone service points on Goldfarb 1 at the start of Fall semester.
May 31, 2022
Look back on the inaugural class of Brandeis students, celebrating their 70th reunion this year!
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