7/06/2018

Looking for the Archives?

Views of Special Collections and Archives in the Learning Commons

Summer is a wonderful time to conduct original research. With a break from classes, students and faculty alike take advantage of this time to rest, travel, and visit the archives! Archivists in University of Baltimore's Special Collections and Archives are ready to help! We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. All archival researchers are encouraged to make an appointment, so we have your boxes ready and waiting in the Research Room. When it’s time for your scheduled appointment, please come see us on the 2nd floor of the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Avenue. We’re right across the street from the new Robert L. Bogomolny Library!

7/05/2018

New Materials at the Library!!!


Did you know that the Robert L. Bogomolny library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.


New Materials at RLB Library:


 Antisocial media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy

  "If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan...."


The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50

"Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife."


Making things and drawing boundaries : experiments in the digital humanities  

"In Making Things and Drawing Boundaries, critical theory and cultural practice meet creativity, collaboration, and experimentation with physical materials as never before. Foregrounding the interdisciplinary character of experimental methods and hands-on research, this collection asks what it means to make things in the humanities."





Lead with heart : transform your business through personal connection


"In Lead with Heart, Tom provides an unconventional approach to business leadership, including advice and strategies on how to open yourself up as a leader, recognize potential in your employees, and increase employees’ trust in you and the company."--Publisher's website."


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"The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future."--Amazon.com."


These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Bogomolny Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.


6/01/2018

The Oldfields School visits Langsdale Library's Special Collection






The Oldfields School visits Langsdale Library's Special Collection




For the month of May, Oldfields School for Girls does a 2-week experiential learning program for the students to get a wide variety of history, art and culture. Last week, Oldfields students came for a visit to view our Eva Anderson Baltimore Dance Theater and Robert  Breck Chapman collections. 




Carrie Hammond the Performing Arts Department Chair,  and the coordinator of the  May programs at Oldfields said that the girls gained a lot of knowledge about the arts and culture viewing the artifacts and photos. The experience for them was exciting and it was great to see photos that reflect the history the culture of Baltimore.



Knowing our history allow for personal discovery and growth that can last a lifetime.






5/17/2018

Library 2.0: the new UB library

http://blogs.ubalt.edu/newlibrary/


It’s a home, a university square where students and faculty will work together. It’s designed to inspire both individual research and collaboration.

The library is certainly home to us! With only a week before the highly anticipated move begins, we're packing, marking boxes, inventorying, and taking count of the lasts for Langsdale.

The last Final Finish.
The last birthday party celebration.
The last student appreciation event.
The last learning and success workshop.
The last Coffee Break.

What will the new UB library look like? Well, we're not sure--and that's kind of the point.

Learn more about the new library, its flexible space, and what we hope will be the new heart of the university at the Library 2.0 blog.

5/10/2018

Libraries' place in the university

Mortlock Library, Adelaide, Australia
This photo by unknown author is licensed under cc by-nc-nd 2.0
Here's an interesting essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the changes (losses) we face in academic libraries and the impact on higher education (and I would argue society/culture).  I hope it will engage some discussion here.

5/08/2018

New Materials at the Library!


Did you know that your UB Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at the UB Library:


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"Minority Leader is a guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, slated to become the first black female governor in the U.S. Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. In Minority Leader, Stacey combines aspects of memoir with real-world advice for women and people of color, offering hard-won insights for navigating worlds that, until now, were largely the territory of white men alone."



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"A groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. "


The idiot


"A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings." 



These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your UB Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.

5/03/2018

The History of the University of Baltimore


There are multiple ways to learn more about the history of the UB. The UB photographs and Yearbook collections are the best way to start. The University of Baltimore Photographs Collection includes images from the University Archives that depict the past athletics programs, the campus, significant events, and student life. The photographs are drawn from archival collections that were generated by a diverse set of units in the University and span over the period from 1925 to the present.

Below, there are some pictures from this collection:

Former Odorite Building 1994
The former Odorite building at the southeast corner of Maryland Ave. and Mount Royal Ave. 
(The current location of the University of Baltimore Student Center)


 University of Baltimore Campus 1990
Aerial view looking west featuring the Academic Center, Charles Hall, Charles Hall Annex, the Lyric Theatre, The Law Center, Penn Station, and the Jones Falls Expressway


Edgar Allen Poe Statue Installation in Gordon Plaza 1993
Edgar Allen Poe statue being lowered onto a plinth in Gordon Plaza 


Edgar Allen Poe Statue 1984
 Cover image from the spring 1984 edition of the Newsmagazine


Also, the University of Baltimore Yearbook Collection contains issues of the UB student yearbook from 1928 to 1975.

The University of Baltimore was founded in 1925 to provide an opportunity for working adults to receive degrees in law and business, graduating its first class in 1928. This graduating class began the tradition of publishing an annual yearbook, known as The Reporter

If you want to know more about UB Archives you can browse the complete database here.