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CUL Mentorship Program
Did you know that currently there are forty-two participants in the mentorship program at CUL?
Have you been to one of the various panels and discussions for mentors and mentees so far this spring?
Would you like to know what is still to come?
Are you curious about the program itself?
If so, read more>
Faculty Grants for Digital Library Collections
In 2004 the Library launched its Faculty
Grants for Digital Library Collections program with the twofold goal of
supporting teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences
and adding to the Library’s
digital holdings. Now, in its second year, nine grants were recently awarded,
totaling $200,000, to fifteen faculty members from the colleges of Agriculture
and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art and Planning; Arts and Sciences; and Engineering.
Hitler Profile Puts Cornell Law School on the World Map
The Law Library’s posting of the 1943 Psychological Profile
of Adolph Hitler, compiled by the Offices of Strategic Services (OSS),
on its Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection Web site generated quite
a stir. The overwhelming response to the posting of the book, written
by Henry Murray, of Harvard, shows that Hitler continues to fascinate
and repel people even sixty years after his death.
CUL and Reunion
Cornell’s annual alumni reunion weekend is scheduled
for June 9-12 this year. CUL has traditionally offered more special programs
than any other campus unit, and this year is no exception. From tours
and open houses, to workshops on electronic genealogy and preserving home
libraries, to exhibits and lectures, CUL will host eighteen programs for
alumni and their families.
University Librarian’s Update
On April 21-22 I spoke at the University of Texas on trends in library
facilities. My visit coincided with the announcement that the UT undergraduate
library will be transformed into a student learning center. The library
will collaborate with other university stakeholders (including the University
of Texas Information Technologies) to create unified services for students,
removing book collections and replacing stacks and tiered carrels with
new study spaces that are less crowded and linear.
North Campus Book Drop
The north campus book drop in the Robert Purcell Community
Center has been in operation for just a week but, word has spread quickly
of its availability. I’m not sure whether it was the ads in the Cornell
Daily Sun, the infomercial on the Campus Store big screen, or the
direct e-mail blast targeting north
perhaps it’s just one very tuned-in, devoted library user, but Shipping & Receiving
is now retrieving three tubs' worth of books a day from the drop. Each
tub holds between twenty-five and thirty books.
Cornell is in the so-called silent phase of a $3 billion campaign.
When a university embarks on a campaign, it typically assesses the feasibility
of achieving a particular goal by exploring the willingness of key alumni to
contribute to advance its mission.
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