Connections - Spring 2021

Dean of Libraries, Curtis Kendrick
A message from the Dean of Libraries

At a most basic level, our just being here is important. Being open and providing a space apart from a residence hall room or noisy off-campus lodgings. Being here as a marker of stability in a world increasingly unrecognizable. Being a familiar and friendly face after a long day of meetings online. Even more so during the time the Libraries were closed, we witnessed how critical our print collections remain for our scholars.  

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Binghamton University Alumnus Georgia Westbrook
Student to student

The Binghamton University Libraries serve every discipline on campus. To some, the Libraries are a group of quiet rooms surrounded by books or the best place to study and meet study partners. For others, the Libraries represent research opportunities and discoveries in the stacks that lead to completed pages of a dissertation. Still other library lovers come to know the institution on a meta-level, and their appreciation for the institution turns into a career in library and information science.

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Book santizier for Reserve returns
Thank you, Binghamton Fund donors

Libraries are known for their collective ability to pivot. People who regularly use library services know that the richness of paper books, the essence of the stacks and the feeling of laying one’s hands on the perfect volume are all that remains the same and that nearly every other library action can be performed online.

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Stephen McKiernan pictured with Li Lu
The long decade and Stephen McKiernan

It is the Libraries’ primary institutional purpose to provide material that answers the myriad of questions posed by scholars. Our biggest fans are many-splendored and, while they proudly identify with their primary Binghamton degree programs, a select group remember the Libraries when giving. Stephen McKiernan ’70 is an alumnus who thought of the Libraries first and uniquely, he decided that he had something to contribute both now and later.

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