The latest from the Fordham University Libraries
Year: <span>2020</span>

Year: 2020

Plants of the Library, Volume 4

When the going gets tough, who doesn’t end up heading for the self-help aisle? The way I see it, The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Flowers is as basic and comforting as it gets. From time to time I like to turn to page 34 and gain some knowledge about myself and my cacti and succulent brethren.

Spring 2021 Copyright Webinar Series

The Fordham University Library’s copyright webinar series is back after a successful first run in Fall 2020! Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, we will again be offering a series of webinars about copyright issues that faculty and students often face – with a few changes to the program. There will …

Staff Picks: Volume 1

Everyone knows that librarians are pretty savvy about books. Most of us love reading them as much as we love helping our patrons discover them. But what does the library staff read for fun? In this post, David Vassar, a Reference Librarian at Quinn Library, recommends some of his recent favorites.

Library Advent Calendar 2020

Welcome to the first-ever Fordham University Libraries Advent Calendar! Throughout the month of December, we will be unveiling “gifts” from our collections and bit of Fordham history to celebrate the holiday season. Since most Rams are off-campus for the rest of the semester, we hope this will help bring a …

The Last Days of the Incas

On November 16th, 1532, the old world met the new world in a small town in the mountains of Northern Peru called Cajamarca. One-hundred sixty-eight Spanish, who had brazenly marched into the country intent on spreading Christianity for the Spanish Crown (and even more intent on enriching themselves), faced an Incan army of 80,000 encamped on the hills around them.

Plants of the Library, Volume 3

By Jeannie Hoag, Reference and Assessment Librarian In this biweekly column, meet the plants who live in the library or work from home with our library staff. Find out what they’re reading and how you can join them by checking out books from the Fordham Libraries! Catch up on all volumes of Plants …

Open Access Week 2020: Highlighting Open Educational Resources

By Tierney Gleason, Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian, and Jeannie Hoag, Reference and Assessment Librarian In recognition of Open Access Week 2020, we’re giving a shoutout to Open Educational Resources, or OER. For faculty, these open digital resources can help ease the stress of developing online course content from scratch. …