Black History Month in the Library
February is Black History Month! In celebration, this month the library is putting a spotlight on the history of Black student organizations and activism at Bard.
On Thursday, February 23 at 5 pm, we welcome Talaya Robinson-Dancy ‘21 to the library to give a talk about her senior project research on the history of Black student activism at Bard. After Talaya’s talk, we’ll have a hands-on exhibit of items from the archives that help tell the story of the Black student experience at Bard over time. Refreshments will be provided. (This event is cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Friends of Stevenson Library.)
On the main bulletin board near the library entrance, we have a display of selected items from the Bard Student Newspaper archive that tell the story of past activities of the Bard Black Student Organization (BBSO) and its predecessor, the Bard Racial Action Committee.
In addition, our Black History Research Guide and Antiracism Guide are always available on our website.
Sproj Clinics are back!
Seniors looking for help with finding or keeping track of sources and formatting citations will find it at our weekly Sproj Clinic on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. on the first floor of the library. Drop by anytime during the hour–you bring the questions, we’ll bring the answers (or help you find them). There will be snacks!
Shut Up and Sproj Mondays and Fridays!
Shut Up & Sproj provides you with a quiet, supportive space to work on your Senior Project. Starting February 3, we will meet Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in Stevenson Library 402 and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Zoom. By making the commitment to show up for your Senior Project each week, you can turn 1.5 hours of focused work into a stable routine that yields real results over time. Note that “Senior Project work” is anything that moves your project forward.
Hedwig Meyer Thoma Exhibit
An exhibit of the art of Swiss
illustrator and graphic designer
Hedwig Meyer Thoma (1886–1946),
curated by Beat Keerl.
January 30–March 30, 2023
First floor lobby and second floor Sussman Room, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Image: Hedwig Thoma “Verkehiswalinsim,” 1940
watercolor on paper; 15 3/8 x 12 1/3 in.
Sign up for the New York Times today!
Did you know that the library has a subscription to the New York Times?
It works a little differently than our other resources, but it’s easy to use after the initial sign-up!
Here’s how it works:
To register at the New York Times site, you have to use this link
Please use your Bard email address. Students will be prompted to give a graduation date. Staff and faculty will need to renew their accounts every 4 years.
Do you already have a paid account and want to cancel your subscription? You will need to contact NYT Customer Care before trying to sign up for the complimentary Bard subscription. [email protected] / 800-591-9233 / Chat
Our subscription covers mostly current articles and unfortunately, NYT Cooking and the Crosswords are not included.
Are you looking for an older article? Your best bet would be to use The Historical New York Times , it covers 1850 to 3 years ago.
Once you have your account set-up, you can just go to nytimes.com, no need to visit the library’s page after initial set-up.
Off Campus Database Access
Due to security updates, we are experiencing some interruptions in off-campus access to a few of our library databases. In some cases, switching to a different browser may resolve the issue temporarily.
As we work to secure these sites, please report any Stevenson Library resources access issues by filling out this form or emailing Melanie Mambo at [email protected]
New browsing books are in!
HistoryMakers Digital Archive (New Database)
The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is the largest African American video oral history collection. This primary source collection has over 3,000 interviews of African American educators, religious leaders, political activists, artists, and many more. The aim of the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is to preserve and elevate African American history and culture, as well as to highlight stories of well-known and unsung African Americans from diverse backgrounds.
Late Hours for Completion Days!
Library hours for completion week:
- Monday 12/12 – Thursday 12/15: Open 8 am – 3 am
- Friday 12/16: Open 8 am – 5 pm
- Saturday 12/17 & Sunday 12/18: Open 12-5 pm
Research help is available via walk-up desk and/or chat Monday-Thursday 11 am – 7 pm or Friday 11 am – 3 p.m. OR request an appointment via Ask a Librarian on our website.