Posted by: Andrew Begley
The records of the New England chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACFNE) are now available for research in the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.
The collection documents the role of ACFNE in promoting local composers and their music, and includes administrative records for the organization, as well as scores and recordings of original compositions. The collection also provides some interesting intersections with the Archives’ existing social justice collections. During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, ACFNE’s Community Partners Program provided funding to place composers in diverse non-musical community settings in the Boston area, with the goal of integrating community participants in the making, playing and enjoyment of new music. Program participants in the Boston area included City Year, Casa Myrna Vasquez, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.
A flier for “Know the Ledge: An Expression of Afro-Caribbean Culture Through Hip-Hop,” sponsored by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción and ACFNE.
Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, Music
Posted by: Emily Nehme
Snell Library is proud to welcome four new co-ops this semester:
Marketing and Events Co-op: Emily Nehme
My name is Emily Nehme and I am the Marketing and Events Co-op in Snell Library’s Communications Office. I will help to promote and organize events hosted by the library. I am currently a second year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. I really enjoy traveling and have had the chance to visit and live in some amazing countries. I look forward to being a part of the library community!
Graphic Design Co-op: Amanda Winfield
My name is Amanda and I am a 3rd year Animation major with a double minor in Art and Interactive Media. My artistic interests are broad and I am always excited to acquire new knowledge regarding art & design. My hobbies include: painting, sewing, drawing, and occasional video gaming.
Digital Media Commons Studios Co-op: Lucas LaScala
My name is Luke LaScala but people call me Zander. I am currently a third year Music Industry and Business Administration double major here at Northeastern and I am working at the DMC Studios in Snell! I am a singer songwriter who makes relatable hip-hop music and I have been working in or around studios for the last two years. I love writing songs – making a vision come to life – because I find it very rewarding. I am very excited to host the upcoming audio and video workshops this semester and to teach others how to use the studio and record their songs/videos! We have some great things planned.
3D Printing Studio Co-op: Russell Butenhof
My name is Russell and I am a third year digital art student in the animation program from New Hampshire. I started studying at Northeastern back in the Fall of 2010 as an engineering major. During my third semester in the engineering program I decided to take a year off to explore my passions. During that time I rediscovered art, which was a childhood passion of mine, and decided to leave the engineering college to pursue a career in animation. This is my first co-op. In my free time I enjoy composing songs on my computer, writing lyrics, playing video games, and binge watching television series on Netflix.
Best of luck for a great co-op experience!
Posted in: Jobs
Posted by: Hillary Corbett
It’s that time of year again… you’re thinking about your syllabus for the spring semester! Linking to articles and e-book chapters on Blackboard is a great way to help your students save money on classpacks. It’s also a good way to stay in compliance with copyright law.
Check out our guide to help you find and create permalinks to articles and e-books in library databases – links that will persist over time and are best for including in an online reading list. We’ve recently updated our guide because creating permalinks is now so much easier – you can do it right within Scholar OneSearch!
Posted in: Research Online, Tech Alerts
Posted by: Jennie Robbiano
Walking into the library like
*2 hours later*
Ok, time to study!…or not
Dealing with the effects of your procrastination in Argo
Trying to share a table with someone who took up all the space
When you find an empty table on the third floor during finals week…
Only to realize it’s under an air vent…
But then remember you brought a sweatshirt
Realizing that your to-do list is longer than you thought
When someone asks what you’re studying
Trying to focus…
Especially when there are people talking in the stairwell…on the silent floor
When you realize that you just spent 3 hours on BuzzFeed for your five minute break
Finishing the problem you’ve been working on for hours
Leaving the library at 3 am and seeing everyone still studying
Running to get home in the middle of the night
Taking the library shuttle home instead
Getting home after being in the library all night
When all those hours in Snell payoff and you ace your exam
Good luck on finals, Huskies! Have a wonderful winter break. We’ll see you in the spring.
Posted in: Serendipity
Posted by: Claudia Willett
In the wake of the events that occurred on April 15, 2013 at the 117th Boston Marathon and on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Northeastern University English Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Assistant Professor Ryan Cordell recognized the obvious need for a space where people could tell and share their stories with each other. They believed that sharing stories from survivors, families, witnesses, visitors to the city, and everyone around the world touched by the event will speed the healing process, and wanted to create that space as a gift to the community.
Together, they established the Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, a crowd-sourced, digital archive of pictures, videos, stories, and social media related to the Boston Marathon bombing. Thus far, they have acquired an archive of almost 10,000 items, 3 interactive exhibits, and 3 major collections.
[April 21, 2013, from the Public Submissions collection]
This summer, I contributed to this remarkable endeavor as a Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) graduate summer intern sponsored by the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department and supported by the Project Co-Director James McGrath. In addition to exhibit building and social media, the main task of my internship was to create lesson plans for schoolroom use.
Because children were affected by this crisis as well, the team at Our Marathon thought it would help the healing process for children to use the Our Marathon archives—to remember and share stories in the safety of their own classrooms. Additionally, it can be difficult for teachers to navigate the complex questions young students ask and a resource like the digital archive can work as a great tool to facilitate age appropriate discussion.
To that end, I helped create a Teaching Resources page for Our Marathon. This page showcases five lesson plans for Kindergarten through Grade 12 that utilize Letters to the City of Boston and The Copley Square Memorial collections, and the WBUR Oral History Project as the basis for a teaching unit. These lesson plans are designed to demonstrate mastery of grade and subject appropriate Common Core Standards.
Hopefully, these assignments will generate more student submissions to the archive as well as create a platform for an important dialogue amongst students and teachers. I look forward to reading about their experiences in the Our Marathon archives.
Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, History, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch, Research Online