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This National Library Week Was One for the Books

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:46:34 +0000

Are you one for the books? That’s what we asked Duke students and faculty this year during National Library Week (April 9-15). We invited them to share their love of libraries by showing us their best bookface. Nearly 200 people across East and West Campus accepted the challenge. We also used the occasion to kick … Continue reading This National Library Week Was One for the Books

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Exhibit Explores Health Advice for Scholars and Students

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:45:54 +0000

By Thomas J. Gillan, Josiah Charles Trent Intern, History of Medicine Collections “It is an old complaint,” wrote the eighteenth-century Swiss physician Samuel-André-Auguste-David Tissot, “that study, though essentially necessary to the mind, is hurtful to the body.” Since antiquity, much ink has been spilled on the potential health hazards of a life of sedentary study, … Continue reading A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Exhibit Explores Health Advice for Scholars and Students

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Literature as Life

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:44:01 +0000

By Richard H. Brodhead Richard H. Brodhead was the president of Duke University and William Preston Few Professor of English from 2004 to 2017. During that time, he spoke at numerous university ceremonies, community forums, and faculty meetings, and even appeared on The Colbert Report. His new book, Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University, … Continue reading Literature as Life

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How the Libraries Moved Duke Forward: A Report on the Campaign

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:41:44 +0000

In September 2012, Duke University launched Duke Forward, the most significant fundraising campaign in its history. The comprehensive $3.25 billion campaign supported strategic priorities across the university, with a goal of raising $45 million for the Duke University Libraries. Generous hearts and minds responded to the call to make Duke’s Libraries the best they could … Continue reading How the Libraries Moved Duke Forward: A Report on the Campaign

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How Has Duke Forward Made a Difference? Let Keegan and Ashley Tell You

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:38:33 +0000

Duke students are already feeling the impact of the campaign’s success—students like Keegan Trofatter and Ashley Rose Young. We interviewed two students—one undergraduate, one graduate—to learn about their library experiences and how philanthropic support for the Libraries has made a difference to their time at Duke. Watch their videos to learn more. Read More: How … Continue reading How Has Duke Forward Made a Difference? Let Keegan and Ashley Tell You

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Campaign Priority: Supporting Experts and Innovators

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:12:51 +0000

Our librarians and skilled staff provide invaluable service to the Duke community. These are the men and women who work together to meet the teaching and research needs of the entire Duke community, day in and day out. They’re accomplished specialists versed not only in their particular academic fields, but also in how to find, … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Supporting Experts and Innovators

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Campaign Priority: Programs that Educate and Engage

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:12:39 +0000

The Duke University Libraries are the intellectual and social center of the university. Every year, we host dozens of public events, including workshops, exhibits, book talks, film screenings, symposia, music performances, award ceremonies, and other programs that foster conversation between the academic community and the general public. Expanding public programming ensures that the Libraries are … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Programs that Educate and Engage

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Campaign Priority: Technology for Faster, Easier, Better Research

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:12:29 +0000

The internet has become the primary way people find and use information. That’s why we’ve been mounting a digital modernization effort that is just as significant as our brick-and-mortar renovations. Investments in our technical infrastructure, developing our digital collections, and expanding staff expertise ensure that the Libraries will continue to attract pre-eminent researchers and teachers for … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Technology for Faster, Easier, Better Research

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Campaign Priority: Building Distinguished Collections

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:12:11 +0000

The backbone of every great library is the strength of its unique collections. Our collections transform disciplines by facilitating archival research and discovery, attract visiting scholars and top faculty whose work depends on the richness of resources, and establish the university as a leader in critical fields. Over the past five years, we have added … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Building Distinguished Collections

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Campaign Priority: Spaces for Study and Community

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:11:50 +0000

Few parts of Duke have been transformed so completely in recent years as its libraries. During the Duke Forward campaign, we completed two major renovations and expansions that have greatly enhanced the research support and gathering space we provide for today’s students and scholars. Thanks to careful planning, the experience of every library user who … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Spaces for Study and Community

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