Library Events

  • Posted on: Friday, 30 November 2018 - 3:05pm
    Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University LibraryBibliographies got you down? Join us for a Zotero workshop!  This one-hour workshop will focus on Zotero, but will also briefly introduce you to other similar software such as Mendeley. Approximately half of the session will be devoted to hands-...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 3:13pm
    Thomas Conlan, Japanese historian and Princeton University Professor of East Asian Studies and History, and Princeton University Library's Japanese Studies Librarian, Setsuko Noguchi, uncovered rare Japanese medieval documents from Sakuramotobō, a famous temple in Yoshino, Nara prefecture. Pictured...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 11:13am
      How to prepare?  Bring your laptop! Editing Wikidata on a tablet or mobile phone is not very user friendly yet - a laptop is highly recommended. If you don't have a Wikidata account yet (same account as on Wikipedia), please create one before the event. You can do that here.  POSTER TEXT: ...
  • Posted on: Monday, 15 October 2018 - 4:28pm
    Tara McGowan '90 tells stories of the oral tradition, celebrating women, to her fellow Princeton alumni at Cotsen Children's Library during the 2018 'She Roars' conference. Photo by Stephanie Ramírez, Princeton University Library  Princeton University alumni were recently invited to Firestone...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 4:01pm
    Learn more (libguides.princeton.edu/OAweek2018/) POSTER TEXT:  OPEN ACCESS WEEKOctober 22-26, 2018 OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION BOOTHSWhen: Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Firestone Library, Stokes Library, Lewis Science Library, and Engineering Library Please...
  • Posted on: Monday, 8 October 2018 - 10:17am
    POSTER TEXT: LIBRARY OPEN HOUSEWelcome Class of 2022 and Families! GO on a tourEXPLORE the Library's world-renowned collections, resources, and servicesFIND your personal librarianENJOY candyRECEIVE a free gift (while supply lasts!) Firestone LibraryFriday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Last...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 12:44pm
    POSTER TEXT: Celebrating Science at Princeton: a stellar past & a brilliant future!LEWIS SCIENCE LIBRARY'S 10th Anniversary CelebrationNovember 8, 2018 9 a.m. - Nature Walk with Professor Henry Horn 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Tours of Lewis Science Library 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Science board games! 4...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:15am
      It’s the “Year of Data.” This fall, the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) will kick off a campus-wide initiative featuring over 20 events, including talks, workshops, and discussions to encourage critical thinking about how data shapes our research, teaching, and daily lives. YoDA for short, “...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 4:31pm
      The Material Samples Collection is the result of a collaborative effort between Gabriella Karl-Johnson, Architecture Librarian, and Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian, who investigated options and content, creating a collection that is specific to the needs of University faculty, students,...
  • Posted on: Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:47am
      Join us for a night of gripping drama, deceit, passion, and incredible operatic singing set in the early 19th-century Rome!   The Mendel Music Library will be streaming the recent 2018 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's "Tosca" on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cone Seminar Room...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 2:05pm
    All classes will be held in the Lewis Science Library Electronic Classroom 225 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staffContact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (offered twice a semester)...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 11:51am
      Join us for the Fall 2018 Lewis Science Library film series, "Blue Planet II!"Date: ThursdaysTime: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225 Sept. 27: One OceanOct. 4: The DeepOct. 11: Coral ReefsOct. 18: Big BlueOct. 25: Green SeasNov. 8: CoastsNov. 15: Our Blue Planet...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 3:33pm
    As of Monday, August 20, Princeton University IDs will be required to enter Lewis Science Library after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University LibraryAs of Monday, August 20, the first floor doors to Lewis Science Library will...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:03am
    The Elfers family and Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian, unveil the William Elfers '41 Reading Room in Firestone Library. From left to right: Anne Jarvis, Katherine Elfers '18, Amelia Elfers, Deborah Elfers, and William Elfers '71.  The Firestone Library third floor reading...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 9:41am
    Dana Sheridan, center, receives her first place award for the 2017-2018 Princeton Writes Staff Essay Contest. From left to right: John Weeren, Princeton Writes Program Director, Dana Sheridan, and Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian.  On Wednesday, June 6, Princeton Writes...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 10:05am
    From left to right: Minjie Chen, Martin Heijdra, Cheng Huang, and Haiyan Xu    Written by Martin Heijdra, East Asian Library Director, and Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian  The East Asian Library welcomed HUANG Cheng, Deputy Director of Zhejiang University Library in Hangzhou, China and...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:06pm
      Join us for the Second International Symposium for Children's Literature and the Fourth U.S.-China Symposium for Children's Literature, "Border Crossing in Children's Literature," in the Maeder Hall Auditorium in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.  The event, open to the public...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:00am
    From left to right: Mauricio Acuña, Andrea de Castro Melloni, Gabrielle Winkler, Alma Concepción, Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones, Michael Stone, Stanley J. Stein, Don Skemer, Jeremy Adelman, and Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez.  Princeton University professor emeritus Stanley J. Stein visited Firestone Library on...
  • Posted on: Friday, 4 May 2018 - 12:38pm
      Cotsen Children's Library celebrated the reopening of the public gallery, Bookscape, on Saturday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m with arts & crafts activities and giveaways. Over 500 patrons visited the library and were invited to wear costumes, craft their own illuminated three-dimension...
  • Posted on: Friday, 4 May 2018 - 9:54am
      Nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers will be gathering at the Frist Campus Center on Thursday, May 10, for the third annual Princeton Research Day. At the event, participants will present their research findings through 10-...
  • Posted on: Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:43am
    From left to right: Grace Masback '21, Annabel Barry '19, Alexander Gottdiener '19, Rasheeda A. Saka '20, and Kiara Gilbert '21. Not pictured: Lavinia Liang '18.  Congratulations to Annabel Barry, Class of 2019; Grace Masback, Class of 2021; Alexander Gottdiener, Class of 2019; Kiara Gilbert, Class...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 1:32pm
      Canine & Coffee Fix When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018Where: Lewis Science Library, 1st floor Need a study break, Princetonians? Come play with Woody, RG, and other puppies and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea at Lewis Library. The dogs are all service puppies in training.  Please note: This event is open...
  • Posted on: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:55am
      The Cotsen Children’s Library will celebrate re-opening its public gallery, Bookscape, on Saturday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with arts and crafts activities and literary-themed giveaways for children.  Patrons are invited to visit the gallery on the first floor of Firestone...
  • Posted on: Friday, 23 March 2018 - 1:00pm
    Fintan O'Toole Fintan O’Toole Lecture: "Bernard Shaw and the Uses of Celebrity"May 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.Friend Center (Room 101) Fintan O’Toole—renowned columnist and literary scholar—will present a lecture, sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library, on Tuesday, May 1st at 5 p.m. The...
  • Posted on: Friday, 16 March 2018 - 3:46pm
    Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) has arranged to host two Society of American Archivists (SAA) workshops this spring. SAA supports the needs and interests of archives and archivists across North America.  April 20thRBSC will host the all-day...
  • Posted on: Monday, 12 March 2018 - 3:26pm
    Introduction to ArcGIS (offered twice a semester) February 13 March 5 A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines software and digital geographic data to generate maps, tables and interactive analyses of spatial information. Princeton faculty, students and staff use GIS technology to manage...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 11:47am
    Left to right: Sara Logue, Dr. Robert Rivers, Robert Durkee, and Lt. Colonel Kevin McKiernan   “The impact of war on campus has a lot to do with how directly it affects the campus community and how much the campus community either supports or cares about the objectives of the war,” posited...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 10:37am
    HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY, FREDERICK DOUGLASS! Please join us for a 200th birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Campus and local community members are invited to enjoy some birthday cake and help transcribe the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, a bureau established after the Civil War to help formerly...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:09am
    At the "Canine & Coffee Fix!" event on Wednesday, January 10, Firestone Library invited Princeton University students, staff, and faculty to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and spend time with dogs. The DeLong Room was packed! In total, the Library hosted seven dogs, six of which are training to...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 11:53am
    Join us for Mendel Night at the Opera, featuring the Metropolitan Opera production of Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and Matthew Polenzani as Robert Devereux. November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cone Seminar Room, Mendel Music Library, Woolworth Center...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 4:51pm
    On behalf of Morgan & Claypool Publishers, we would like to invite you to please join us for a publishing presentation featuring the IOP Concise Physics e-Book collection. When: Friday, October 13th at 12:15 PM Where: Lewis Library (Room 225) Lunch to Follow Joel Claypool (Vice President &...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 10:19am
    This one hour workshop will focus on Zotero, but will also briefly introduce you to other related software such as Mendeley. Approximately half of the session will be devoted to hands-on practice with Zotero: setting up an account, importing citations from library databases and web pages, and...
  • Posted on: Friday, 21 October 2016 - 4:12pm
    Join the Library Scholarly Communications Office in celebrating Open Access Week, October 24th - 28th. Visit with librarians at information tables in Firestone, Frist, and Frick to learn more about open access, and join us for a faculty panel "What Open Access Means to Me" on Thursday, October 27th...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 12:00pm
    All first year students and their families are welcome to join us in Firestone Library, on Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th for cider and donuts, tours of the library, and a chance to chat with librarians, staff and current students. The Open House will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on both...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 7:24pm
    All library printers are now managed by the "Papercut" print accounting system. This system helps reduce the amount of paper wasted with accidental printing. When a document is printed to a Papercut-managed queue, the document will not print until it is released at any of the PRINT RELEASE STATIONS...
  • Posted on: Monday, 12 September 2016 - 10:28am
    Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide Video series hosted by Professor Scott Huettel, Ph.D. Duke University Fridays, Noon to 1 in Lewis 225 September 16th – What is a Good Decision? / The Rise of Behavioral Economics September 23rd – Reference Dependence: It’s All Relative /...
  • Posted on: Friday, 9 September 2016 - 11:38am
    The library will be celebrating Constitution Day 2016 with a display of documents from the library's collection related to the United States Constitution, its amendments, and its interpretation.  Stop by the Firestone Lobby to view these documents, discuss their significance, and take home a copy...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 9 August 2016 - 2:24pm
    The early 20th-century German arts periodical Der Sturm is profiled in a recent article featured in the online, New York-based arts and culture site “Hyperallergic.” Marquand’s run of Der Sturm is mentioned (available in Marquand Rare Books AP30 .S768f), as well as the Blue Mountain Project,...
  • Posted on: Monday, 2 May 2016 - 2:51pm
                   Open Access and ORCID Author Identifiers Speakers: Jane Holmquist and Yuan LiDate: Thursday, May 5, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLocation: Lewis Library 225 No Registration Required. Beverages and cookies will be provided. According to Wikipedia, Open Access “refers to online research outputs...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 2:57pm
    Sylvan Barnet died this past January at age 89. I was familiar with this name as the author of the research and writing guide for students of art history that I had used as an undergraduate in art history. Some 35 years after the 1st edition was published, it is still being used by students...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 10:37am
    Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, become the University librarian at Princeton on Oct. 1. "Anne Jarvis is one of the world's premier librarians," Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. "Her proven track record of...
  • Posted on: Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:22pm
    Continuing the McGraw Center’s very successful Productive Scholar Series, this new “Library Edition” will focus on research related technologies but also include other computing topics of interest to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Second in our spring series is "Effective Note Taking: Tech...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 12:19pm
    What: ORCiDⓇ Information and Sign-up Session – A brief overview of the Open Researcher and Contributer ID (ORCiD) will provided, then librarians will be around to answer questions and help you get your own unique ORCiD. Four laptops will be available or bring your own. Where: Room 105, Engineering...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 11:54am
    We are pleased to announce the third in a series of Kuzushiji Workshops with Professor Yuichiro Imanishi, Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) will be held at Princeton University from May 5 to 7, 2016.This three-year workshop series is organized in coordination...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 4:28pm
    Interested in learning GIS? The Maps and Geospatial Information Center in Lewis Library is holding several GIS related workshops this Spring including Introduction to GIS How to create and collect geographic data How to select and analyze geographic features and data Finding the best location using...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 11:22am
    Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! Endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the...
  • Posted on: Monday, 28 September 2015 - 10:43am
    Welcome back students, faculty, staff and visitors to academic year 2015-16! Marquand's ten staff members are happy to see you all again and look forward to serving your needs this year. There are ten new student assistants working at our front desks this semester, as well as three students...
  • Posted on: Monday, 14 September 2015 - 9:20am
    University Library Open House Explore, discover and begin to imagine the research possibilities that await you. The Princeton University Library invites the Class of ’19 to informal open houses at both Firestone Library and Lewis Library. Have a snack, get a memento, take a brief tour, meet the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 11:46am
    Global consortium forms to standardize and improve sharing and displaying of image-based scholarly resources on the web Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 12:13pm
    Special sneak preview screening of the film A Little Chaos on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Free admission. Reservations required. Join us for a special sneak preview presented in conjunction with the Friends of Princeton University Library and the Library's Gardens...
  • Posted on: Friday, 10 April 2015 - 11:39am
    On April 10th, Princeton University Library welcomes Duke University to Borrow Direct. Soon, patrons may borrow circulating materials from Duke University through the Borrow Direct network. The Borrow Direct service enables PUL patrons to search the library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell,...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 3:10pm
    Please join us for cake and coffee, and a brief keynote given by Prof. Stanley Katz in celebration of Princeton University Library’s 130th anniversary as a U.S. Government Depository Library.  The reception will be held in the Firestone Staff Lounge, Tuesday November 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. ...
  • Posted on: Friday, 17 October 2014 - 4:48pm
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the Papers of Toni Morrison, celebrated American author and Nobel Laureate, now have a permanent home in the Library. President Christopher L. Eisgruber made the announcement on Friday, October 17, in Princeton's Richardson Auditorium,...
  • Posted on: Friday, 3 October 2014 - 3:15pm
    Beginning in October 2014, Princeton students, faculty and staff will have on-site borrowing privileges at the following BorrowDirect Plus institutions: Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:29pm
    The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates. It is awarded annually to the undergraduate student or students who, in the opinion of the judges, have shown the most...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:14pm
    Should researchers share their data?  If so, when, in what form, with whom, and at what cost are among the issues researchers, their funders and their employing institutions wrestle with on a daily basis. Please join us on November 14th, at 4:30 in McDonnell Hall A02 as we explore these questions...
  • Posted on: Monday, 21 October 2013 - 6:45pm
    Firestone Library is pleased to be exhibiting a selection of Woody Allen’s film scripts in conjunction with the question-and-answer session with the celebrated American movie director, screenwriter, and author in Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium on Sunday, October 27. On display in the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 3:57pm
    Sharing Research Data: When, in What Form, with Whom, and at What Cost? Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m., McDonnell Hall Auditorium, room A02 Free and Open to the Public Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American...
  • Posted on: Monday, 7 October 2013 - 4:39pm
    The Blue Mountain Project at the Princeton University Library will host an interdisciplinary conference,  "Remediating the Avant-Garde: Magazines and Digital Archives," October 25-26, 2013 on the Princeton University Campus. The conference will explore the conceptual and practical ground where...
  • Posted on: Monday, 7 October 2013 - 12:39pm
    Original Firestone Lobby, 1949 Princeton University Library will host an open house during Freshman Family Weekend, October 11th and 12th. We invite members of the Class of 2017 and their families to drop by the Firestone Library at their convenience between 2:00 and 4:00 either day. Librarians...
  • Posted on: Friday, 27 September 2013 - 12:48pm
    This semester's Lewis Films Series showcases the work and lectures of MIT's Professor Jeffery Grossman. All films will be screened in Lewis LIbrary, Room 225. All are welcome. Lecture Titles: Magnetism: the science of attractionsTransportation: the science of how we move Computers: trillions of...
  • Posted on: Friday, 13 September 2013 - 6:23pm
    Once the rush of the beginning of the academic year is over you may want to consider attending this FREE full-day event that will showcase how you can save time and get to the critical engineering answers you need faster. Featured keynotes include: “Success Strategies for Introverted Leaders”...
  • Posted on: Monday, 9 September 2013 - 11:04am
    Welcome to all new incoming graduate students! The Library will participate in the Graduate Student Information Fair which will be held on Monday, September 9 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm under the tent on Alexander Beach, in front of Richardson Auditorium.  Librarians will greet new grad students and...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 8:50am
    “Putting the Figure on the Map Imagining: Sameness and Difference for Children"  - September 11, 2013 - September 13, 2013 Co-organized by Andrea Immel and Emer O’Sullivan The world seemed to shrink during the nineteenth century, thanks to improved communications and transportation that...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 5 June 2013 - 12:04pm
    Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of our new Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian. Thomas Keenan comes to us from his current position as User Services and Instructional Librarian at the Bern Dibner Library of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU,...
  • Posted on: Monday, 6 May 2013 - 11:40pm
    Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce that the PUL's Archival Description working group has been awarded the 2012 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference(MARAC). The award recognizes outstanding finding aids and finding aid systems in...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 5:08pm
    "Annotated printed books in Firestone Library ... show just how richly rewarding it can be to examine the sparks that texts struck off from early readers. The study of printed books cannot be limited to their printed contents." -- Anthony Grafton. Ane detectioun of the duinges of Marie Quene of...
  • Posted on: Monday, 25 March 2013 - 2:14pm
    Are you ready to ROCK? Gear up for Princyclopedia, the Cotsen Children’s Library’s huge, annual event where we bring a book to life through tons of activities, live shows, and demonstrations. This year we're digging deep with Journey to the Centre of the Earth! Explore the world beneath your feet,...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 1:20pm
    One of the finest manuscripts in the East Asian Library’s Rare Book Collection is a 30-volume edition of the Japanese classic, the Heike monogatari. Bound in green and gold-figured silk brocade flecked with gold foil, the large, traditionally bound volumes of colored Japanese paper with worked-in...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 3:22pm
    The Map and Geospatial Information Center was recently moved to a newly renovated space in the Fine Hall Wing of the Lewis Library. It houses one of the largest collections of cartographic materials at an academic institution. It has over 300,000 maps and charts as well as aerial and satellite...