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New Cary exhibition & lecture: Vessel, Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition, May 12 5:30pm

Vessel is a juried traveling exhibition sponsored by the Guild of Bookworkers. This exhibition features approximately 50 works by Guild members. Selected works include fine and edition bindings, artist’s books, broadsides (letterpress printing, calligraphy, and decorative paper making), and historical binding models.

Lecture at the Cary to celebrate Vessel: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Art, Craft and Conservation: De-mystifying A Book Conservator

By Todd Pattison, Senior Book Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center

Todd will discuss his work as a book conservator and how it relates to research and teaching in the field of bibliophily. He will also highlight his artistic contribution to the Vessel exhibition, as well as those of some of his peers, who are also professional book conservators around the country.

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

Information Delivery Services has moved to the 1st floor

Information Delivery Services (IDS) has moved to the first floor of the library in room 1445. Stop by if you have questions about the status or renewal of a ConnectNY or Interlibrary Loan request. Continue to visit the Circulation desk to pick up and return requested items.

Their normal office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm weekdays. Stop in and say hello.

Meet the Distinguished Alumni Award winners Friday April 15th

The Wallace Center is hosting the Meet the Distinguished Alumni Award Winners event on Friday April 15 from 2-3pm. Meet footwear designers, doctors, inventors, activists, CEOs and more!

Light refreshments will be served and the first 150 to arrive will receive a commemorative booklet featuring the winners.

For more information, visit the alumni website: http://www.rit.edu/alumni/daa.


New database now available: Wiley Online Library

The RIT Libraries is now offering 1500 Wiley journals, dating back to 1997.  Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.


Students and faculty now have access to such journals as: Advanced Materials, AIChE JournalCriminal Behaviour and Mental Health, English Literary Renaissance, Journal of Popular CultureJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Progress in Photovoltaics.


The new offering of Wiley Online is a direct result of faculty and student requests for many Wiley journals. Access it by searching the Database Finder or directly through this link.

Exhibition to Mark 65th Anniversary of Rochester Royals’ 1951 NBA Championship

Exhibition to Mark 65th Anniversary of Rochester Royals’ 1951 NBA Championship
Dates: March 29 to April 22, 2016
Location: Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor, The Wallace Center

Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5 to 6:30 pm -- 65 years to the day when the Royals captured the NBA crown

In 1951, Rochester’s Royals were NBA champions. Six years later, the team was gone. When Rochester Was Royal: Professional Basketball in Rochester 1945-1957, chronicles the Royals’ entrance to and exit from Rochester’s sporting landscape. Curated by a team of museum studies faculty at RIT – Rebecca Edwards, Juilee Decker, and Michael Brown – this exhibition explores the team, its town, and its time at the pinnacle of professional basketball. 

Database of the Month: New York Times

RIT Libraries now provides full-text electronic access to the entire run of the New York Times from 1851 to present!  Doing historical research?  Be sure to check out this database.
As the newspaper of record for the United States, the New York Times offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.
Search for it in the Database Finder by name, or follow this link to access it directly.

New Cary exhibition opening event 3/2 @ 6pm: Benguiat Buffalo, from photolettering to wood type

A talk by Geri McCormick of Virgin Wood Type
Wednesday, March 2, 6 p.m.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor the Wallace Center

From film to pixels to WOOD?
The Western-inspired Buffalo typeface was first designed by Ed Benguiat in the 1960s as a film font for Photo-Lettering Inc., and then digitized in the new millennium by House Industries. In 2013 Rochester’s own Virgin Wood Type revived Buffalo as analog type for letterpress. Join us to hear the exciting tale of its design metamorphosis.

Reception to follow, all are welcome to attend.

This event appears in conjunction with the Cary exhibition, "Ed Benguiat and the Cold Type Revolution," on view through April 15, 2016.

Celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with us Wednesday March 2nd 9-11am

Feeling a little whimsy? Perhaps a little silly? Grab Thing 1 and Thing 2 and come celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with us on Wednesday, March 2nd from 9-11 am! Stop by the first floor of The Wallace Center for green eggs and ham breakfast sandwiches to enjoy here or take with you all the places you'll go! Come dressed as your favorite Seuss character and be entered to win a Java's travel mug and drink! (All food is while supplies last. First come, first served. One sandwich per person, please.)

Video phones available for public use

RIT Libraries has video phones available for public use. Sorenson and Purple video phones are located on the first floor along the wall at the front of the building and also on the second floor along the wall in the computer lab near the microfilm machines. Deaf patrons can use the video relay service or call others who have a video phone and hearing patrons can call their Deaf friends who use the video phone.

New Exhibition: Selections from Drawing One

Selections from Drawing One

Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor The Wallace Center
Please visit the 2nd floor galleries to  view large format work by members of Drawing One students!

February 1 to March 18, 2016

Opening Reception – Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 4:30 to 5:30 pm