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New exhibition: Large scale work by Emily Glass

Emily Glass My Agent Says the Neighbors are Nice
September 18 to October 12, 2015
Sunken Gallery (north side of building)

Emily Glass
My Agent Says the Neighbors are Nice
Oil on Canvas
43 x 180

Large panoramic paintings to small, enclosed charcoal and pencil drawings make up the current boundaries of Emily’s work. Paint lays in shapes and lines relying on traditional drawing methods to find and hold natural form and space. Within this parameter of paint and pencil you will see figures, often animals, interacting with and ignoring each other, while cognizant of the viewer’s presence. 

As a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Rochester Institute of Technology, Emily specializes in teaching foundations drawing and upper level undergrad and graduate painting.  She received a BFA from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a MFA degree in painting from Kansas State University.  In the last four years, Emily’s work has shown in juried and solo exhibitions in New York, Maryland, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and Illinois.  Examples of Emily’s work can be found at emilyglassart.com

Book written by NTID faculty member selected for local self-published book festival

NTID faculty member Melissa Skyer's new book, "Train Gone, Sorry" has been selected by the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County for inclusion in the 2015 Self-published Book Festival and Fair. Skyer's book was one of 35 winners selected from over 120 submissions in a variety of genres.
Train Gone, Sorry is an emotional collection of artwork and poetry on subjects including hearing loss, relationships and grief. It will be featured at the Book Fair located in Harold Hacker Hall, located on the first floor of the Rundel Memorial Building. 
For more information about Train Gone, Sorry, visit: http://www.lulu.com/shop/melissa-skyer/train-gone-sorry/paperback/produc....
The Self-published Book Festival and Fair is for authors and readers interested in learning more about self-publishing and discovering new books and local authors. The event takes place on November 7th and 8th. For more information, visit the festival website: https://spbfest.wordpress.com/.

Database of the Month: Pronunciator

Check out our new language-learning database, Pronunciator! Pronunciator is a web-app that provides access to courses in 80 languages, including ESL for 50 non-English languages.

On your first visit use this link, register for an account and then you can use it from anywhere including their mobile app. See if your device is supported here: http://www.pronunciator.com/go-mobile/

Welcome new & returning students!

We at RIT Libraries are here to support your academic success!
What can we do for you?
Meet your librarian
Each RIT college has its own librarian who is an expert in the resources within that field. They can help you get started on the research for your paper, project or thesis. Who is your librarian? Check out this page to find out: /research/meet-your-librarian
Subject guides
We have library guides on a variety of subjects to help you navigate our resources on your own: http://infoguides.rit.edu/
Interlibrary loan
If we don't have a book or article that you need we can get it for you for free from another library: http://ill.rit.edu
Study rooms
Find a quiet place to study. Check out our study rooms! They come in a variety of sizes to meet your quiet or group study needs. Reserve them for up to 4 hours a day up to two weeks in advance: /studyroom
Don't have laptop or don't feel like dragging yours around campus? Borrow one of ours! We have Dell laptops and Macbook Pros available for 4-hour loan and you can take them out of the library.
Electronic information accessible from anywhere
Just start your search from the library website and you'll be able to access our electronic resources from both on and off campus with your RIT username and password.
Visit us 24x5 hours a week
Come study here at any hour of the day during the week! We're open from Sunday at 11am until Friday at midnight. Saturday we're open 10am-midnight.

We hope to see a lot of you at RIT Libraries!

Attend our pre-orientation workshops

Greetings from the RIT Libraries! We can't wait to meet you! You can start exploring our resources and services before you even arrive. Once you receive your RIT username and password you can access our electronic resources from anywhere in the world!

You can learn about the services that we have to offer in our general "Using the RIT Library" guide: http://infoguides.rit.edu/howdoi. Learn about information research and evaluation with our self-paced Learning Information Veracity @ RIT tutorials: /liv/. Visit the Meet Your Librarian page to learn who your librarian is and how to contact them: /research/meet-your-librarian.
If you arrive to campus early we invite you to attend one of our pre-orientation sessions to learn more about library resources:
General library/plagiarism—Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm
Join us for an overview of the services we offer and a tour of our digital collections. Get your questions answered and get a jump start on your research. We'll also discuss plagiarism and how to avoid it. The more you know, the safer you'll be!
Database 101—Tuesday August 11th at 10am
Learn how information is organized and accessed from library databases. We'll discuss the different kinds of databases and how to structure your work so that you can be more efficient in your research.
Database 201—Thursday August 13th at 10am
Maximize your research potential with this advanced session on databases. We'll look at how to find a subject specific database and how to use it to the full potential. Save time by learning tips to be organized and more efficient in your search strategies.
All sessions will take place in the second floor computer lab of The Wallace Center. We hope to see you there!

Database of the Month: Books 24x7

We hope you're enjoying your summer! Want books but can’t come into the library? Need something after we're closed in the evening?

Books 24x7 is a collection of full-text electronic books in information technology, leadership, and career development. Available, you guessed it, 24x7!

You can search or browse by topic and also view a list of new titles or top titles from last week.

SG Extra Mile Award presented to RIT Libraries

In recognition of our continual commitment to students at RIT, Student Government honored RIT Libraries with the Extra Mile Award.
From SG Vice President Tyler Pierce:
"It is with great pleasure we were able to recognize the RIT Libraries this year for the tremendous amount of work you have not only helped with for Student Government and our goals this year, but because you have worked so hard to provide great opportunities for the students. 
The Wallace Library team has exemplified the principles of outstanding and attentive service to the students, above and beyond any standard of normal expectations, and for this we are very happy to be able to present you with the Student Government Extra Mile Award."
This past year the library worked closely with Student Government to provide extended hours of access during the spring semester.  We look forward to pairing with Student Government again as we continue to enhance the services we provide to students, as well as the entire RIT community.

Lecture this Thursday, 5/7: In Defense of Fred Goudy

A lecture by Paul Shaw, design historian

Join us Thursday May 7th. Lecture at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 6 p.m.

Frederic W. Goudy is widely acknowledged to be one of the titans of American type design—alongside Morris Fuller Benton, W.A. Dwiggins and Oswald Cooper—in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet, today he is often derided as an egotist and his typefaces dismissed as dated, inconsistent or clumsy. His reputation has been eclipsed by his students Cooper and Dwiggins, though neither had a type design career to rival his.

This talk will present a case for the importance of both Goudy and his typefaces—whether they are likable or not—from an historical vantage point. It will argue that Goudy’s typefaces were an integral aspect of the “modernization” of American graphic design as it emerged from Victorian printing and the Arts & Crafts movement in the first decades of the 20th century. And that Goudy himself deserves to be seen as the key figure in the development of type design as a profession, a precursor to today’s independent digital type designers.

This talk is part of the Cary RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection exhibition: Frederic W. Goudy 150 Years of Typographic Influence. 

The Goudy 150 events are sponsored by Monotype.