“Our Troubled Youth” from Artist & Curator: Leah DeVun
In an age of Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of online networking, and at a moment when definitions of “friendship” are undergoing rapid change, “Our Troubled Youth” traces a complicated history of friendship before social media — through the artist’s personal archive of 1980s and 90s punk ephemera, through items from the Fales Library collection, and through an installation of original photographs and video. While many recent exhibitions and publications have focused on punk, there’s been less attention given to the friendships and epistolary traditions that were at the heart of the scene. This show centers on these (coded feminine) aspects of punk in the form of confessional letters, mail art, and embarrassing expressions of fandom. The exhibition also keeps in focus how the word “friendship” has long operated as a euphemism for queer bonds. Queer friendships were also at the heart of New York’s punk arts and nightlife communities, a history of social networks that is encapsulated in the Fales Library. Through these multiple conduits, “Our Troubled Youth” pictures an underground narrative of friendship, while also considering how archives function to create both personal and official histories.
On View From: March 22 – May 31 (M-F: 10:00 – 5:00)
A beta release of the new BobCat, the library catalog, is available for trial March 5th.
The interface has a modern look and feel, offering new features in addition to all the features of the current interface (BobCat Classic). Both Classic and Beta will run simultaneously throughout the spring semester.
What’s new in BobCat Beta?
Responsive design is mobile-friendly.
Search experience improvements with a single-search bar, collection- scoping, and an update to the advanced search features.
Virtual Browse is a new discovery feature in beta
Filters & facets have new features and look.
Item details screens were updated.
Search history is more robust
Report issues, or just tell us you think about the new BobCat, right from the interface.
Please note, a beta version is a test phase before the release of the final product. BobCat Beta is close to the final product, but there may be bugs or features that aren’t available yet.
You may see changes to the interface during beta. As we get feedback, we’ll be making improvements.
How do I try out BobCat Beta?
Starting March 5th you’ll see a new tab for BobCat Beta in the resource search tool on the library.nyu.edu.
What’s the Timeline?
BobCat Beta will be available throughout the spring semester. The new interface will replace BobCat Classic before the fall semester.
The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in February 2018:
Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
NYU Libraries are subscribing to following ORE modules:
Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa (JSTOR) brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.
The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am in room LC 400 on the 4th floor of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech in Brooklyn.
Come have breakfast, discuss your projects with us, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have subject specialist librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am. You can come and go as you like during that time.
All disciplines are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please REGISTER to attend.
Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on:
Brooke Kroeger’s The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the formation of the League and the men who instigated it to involve themselves with the suffrage campaign: what they did at the behest of the movement’s female leadership, why they did it, and why it matters today.
Brooke Kroeger is a journalist, author of five books, a professor of journalism at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and director of its MA unit, Global and Joint Program Studies, which she founded in 2007. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, is her latest.
Wednesday, February 21 | 6:00 pm
Bobst Library | Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC
Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served
All are welcome!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center).
Due to University maintenance for Bobst Library’s power supply, Bobst Library will close early at 10PM (EST), and several library systems will be unavailable beginning on Friday, February 16 at 8PM (EST) until the afternoon of Saturday, February 17.
The affected systems include the library catalog (BobCat), book requests, e-journals, databases and ebooks, E-ZBorrow, Interlibrary loan, and group study room reservations.
Bobst Library will reopen at 10AM (EST) on Saturday, February 17th. Visit our status page for updates as online systems are restored on Saturday.
Please plan your research accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.