The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has awarded FIU a Preservation Grant for "Preserving Rare Latin 78rpm Recordings from 1900 to 1929." The project, presented by sound and image librarian Veronica Gonzalez, will preserve valuable examples of Latin American heritage from various countries through the digitization of rare 78rpm sound recordings from 1900–1929, currently at the university's library. These musical styles include, but are not limited to, danzón, bolero, tango, cueca, rumba, foxtrot, son, aguinaldo, and guaracha. The entire press release can be found here: bit.ly/20tj3B4.
Calling brave volunteers! On February 1, the Green Library will host Hot Pepper Shakespeare, a fun event to kick off the First Folio's appearance, and we're looking for volunteers who will:
1. Eat a hot pepper (options will range from slightly spicy to insane)
2. Read a monologue/soliloquy/sonnet/or other short Shakespeare passage in its entirety with emotion and depth while suffering from the “slings and arrows of outrageous” amounts of capsaicin.
Looking for fun plans this Valentine’s Day? Go on a blind date with a book!
The display is located by the new book reading lounge on the second floor of the Green Library. Once you’ve browsed the selection and chosen a book, just take it to the Circulation Desk for check out.
Will it be love at first sight? Let us know online!
Come to the Second Annual FIU Library Fair for Faculty & Staff to step up your research and teaching in 2016. It’s time to meet and greet (and eat) at the library!
Speak with your librarian and visit our information stations to learn about the library resources, services, and specialized tools designed to help you with your research, teaching, and tenure and promotion documents. We will have refreshments, door prizes, and plenty of witty conversation, of course, plus a chance to be entered into our Grand Prize raffle.
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Welcome back panthers!
We hope everyone had a great break and a wonderful holiday season, now back to the grind - classes, lectures, quizzes, research! Remember the FIU Libraries are here for you, here are some helpful resources -
Looking for something to do to kick off the spring semester? Then join us on February 1st at the Hubert Library for the opening of "In Deep with Diatoms," an art exhibit featuring the work of Tropical Botanic Artists and Xavier Cortada that explores the beautiful world of algae through the eyes of artists and scientists. The event is part of the BBC Prestige Cultural and Educational Series.
There will be a panel discussion at 3:00 pm in room 175. The panel will be moderated by Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU, and will feature
Your Library. Your Tech Fee. Your Name.
We want your help! The second floor space over the breezeway has gotten a great makeover, with new seating, new study spaces, and new power outlets. Now all it needs is a new name! Visit go.fiu.edu/nameit to vote on your favorite, or write-in your own! Votes are due by Tuesday, December 15th.