BU Study Group to Host Software Carpentry Inspired Workshops

May 27th, 2016 in Feature


Every year people across all disciplines discover how useful it is to have programming and statistical computing skills in their toolkits, though teaching yourself everything can be a daunting concept.  To address this, an organization called Software Carpentry was founded, focusing on building crowdsourced software lessons and fostering a community of trained teachers.  From the BU Study Group, Will Kearney, Chris Holden and Alexey Shiklomanov will host hands-on sessions throughout June inspired by lessons they’ve learned from Software Carpentry, followed by an informal “Hacky Hour” at the BU Pub.  Be sure to register and bring a laptop to STO 132, 1:00-4:00 pm on the following dates:

June 2nd: Introduction to Unix and the Shell
June 9th: Introduction to R – Part 1
June 16th: Introduction to R – Part 2
June 23rd: Introduction to Version Control with Git

Guidance for Writers of Theses and Dissertations

May 24th, 2016 in Feature, Uncategorized


etd videosAre you working toward finishing a dissertation?  Did you know the BU Libraries offer an online Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations?  It has all the formatting, online submission, and library contact details you’ll need. Thesis preparation videos and a pdf on formatting details should help get you well on your way to completion!

If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian.

MET SO501: Boston’s North End

May 17th, 2016 in

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MET ML715: Food and the Senses

May 11th, 2016 in

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Winners of the Library Survey iPad minis Announced

May 11th, 2016 in Feature, Uncategorized


facwinnerA huge thank you to all students and faculty who took the 2016 library survey.

Linda Plunket, Associate University Librarian and the chair of the Library Assessment Committee, says the response rate was terrific for faculty, graduate students, and for undergraduate students. Her team will now diligently explore all of the responses to help improve the libraries and our services.

The survey results, once complete, will be reported on the library website on the Library Assessment pages.

Students and faculty that took the survey and then submitted their email addresses were entered into a competition to win one of twelve iPad minis.

In the photo above, University Librarian Bob Hudson presents Sean Elliot, Associate Professor of Chemistry, with one of the iPad minis. The winners of the iPad mini prizes have all been notified, and more photos of them can be seen on the Library Assessment pages.

Summer Hours Have Started

May 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Science & Engineering Library is on summer hours as of this week until the start of the Fall semester in September. Those hours are:

Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 10 pm

Check out this page to always keep up to date on SEL’s hours and check this page to check the hours of the other libraries on campus.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized


DiplomaThe Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours from May 9 – 15:

Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 13 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 14 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 15 (Commencement) 12 pm – 8 pm

Congratulations graduates!

MET ML610: Ethical Eating and the Food Movement

May 6th, 2016 in

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Mugar Library: Extended Hours for Exams

April 27th, 2016 in Feature


Mugar 24 hoursBeginning Saturday April 30, 2016 at 7:00 am, through Saturday May 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

During late night/early morning hours (generally between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am) access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card).  All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that during the late night hours, regular library services, such as checking out books, will not be available. Also, the Music and African Studies Libraries and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will be closed.

Mugar Library will provide a van service from midnight until 6:00 am for anyone that needs a ride home on campus. The van will make periodic pick-ups on Commonwealth Ave. in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location.  If you have any questions, please call the Mugar Library Security Department at (617) 353-4015.

Other BU libraries may also have extended hours. Please check the full listing of BU libraries for more information and contact the individual library directly if you have any questions.

Good luck on your finals!

UA510: Feeding the City: Urban Food

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