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New exhibition: Kate Gleason, Visionary: A tribute on her 150th birthday

Exhibition dates: 19 November — 18 December 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday 19 November 2015, 5-6:30pm
Sunken Gallery, The Wallace Center, 2nd floor
This exhibition serves as a tribute to Kate Gleason’s multifaceted achievements in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, banking, and building.
On view at the Wallace Library on the RIT campus, the exhibition was organized by a team of faculty in the museum studies program of the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, including Professor Tina Olsin Lent, who serves as museum studies program chair, and Professor Rebecca Edwards, who serves as chair of the department of history. They are joined by Juilee Decker and Rebecca DeRoo from the department of performing arts and visual culture and Michael Brown from the department of history.
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 5-6:30 on the RIT campus.
For more information visit the exhibition website: http://kates150th.wordpress.com

New exhibition: A Small Pasture – Drypoints by Maria Victoria Savka

A Small Pasture – Drypoints by Maria Victoria Savka
October 19 – November 10, 2015
Sunken Gallery (2nd floor, north side of the building)

Enjoy this small pasture of animals created in the quiet printmaking studio by senior Maria Victoria Savka. These elegant and whimsical studies of animals are a delight. As Maria remarks “Drypoint has made a large impact on my work, it has taught me to understand expression and gesture through line, and value through cross-hatching and timing.”

Maria Victoria Savka is a senior in Illustration and Fine Arts Studio in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She is a local Rochesterian. She strives to create work that is whimsical, visually appealing and unites intricacy and simplicity.  Overall, she is intrigued by her environment, studying in a childlike exploration through paper and pen.  For more examples of Maria’s work visit http://mariavictoriasavka.com/

New Cary Collection exhibition: Albion no. 6551: The Wanderings of the Kelmscott-Goudy Press

The Cary Collection houses one of the most famous printing presses of its time—the handpress used by William Morris, the father of the Arts & Crafts movement, and subsequently by the great American type designer, Frederic Goudy. This exhibit traces the press's 124 years through rare books and artifacts that were printed on it. On view through Fall semester.

For more information, visit the Cary Graphic Arts Collection website.

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!

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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!