Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Olin Library, Level 1 and B1
This exhibit will explore the cultural and political frontiers of World War I, examining its effects from a variety of national and transnational viewpoints. Highlights include a series of historic cartographic materials and original maps created using GIS to demonstrate the extent of the war’s reach. Other materials—diaries, letters, posters, historical news—reveal cross-cultural exchanges that reflect the war’s broad geographical scope, from Ottoman to Canadian, Portuguese to Bulgarian.
Open during building hours.
Book and Paper Conservation at Cornell
Thursday, 8:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Uris Library, Gallery Level
This exhibit will showcase the history of book conservation at Cornell, papermaking and specialty papers used in library conservation, and the types of photographs and their preservation.
Open during building hours.
Map & Geospatial Information Collection Open House
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Olin Library, Lower Level
Located on the lower level of Olin Library, the Maps and Geospatial Information Collection includes over 400,000 maps, as well as books, atlases, and electronic media. Stop by to see highlights from the collection and learn about the latest in cartographic scholarship at Cornell and around the world.
Cornell Luminaries of Science Fiction
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Olin Library, Room 107
Join us for a talk by Librarian Fred Muratori about prominent Cornell writers of science fiction including Garrett P. Serviss (Class of 1872), Kurt Vonnegut (Class of 1943), Joanna Russ (Class of 1957), Thomas Pynchon (Class of 1959), Carl Sagan (faculty), and Ron D. Moore (Class of 1986).
Genealogy: Finding your Ancestors Online
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Uris Library, Uris Library Classroom, Gallery Level
The computer and the Internet are powerful tools for genealogy. Let Cornell reference librarians introduce you to basic tools and concepts for discovering your ancestors. You’ll get hands-on practice in using the many electronic genealogy resources available on the Web and here at Cornell.
Historic Walking Tour of Uris, Olin, and Kroch Libraries
Friday only, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tour begins at the plaza in front of Uris Library
What is a library? These three buildings—built in three different eras—yield multiple answers to this question. Join us as we walk through the rooms where you once studied (or slept) and discuss the evolution of a modern academic research library.
A. D. White Library Tours
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (repeating every 20 minutes), Uris Library, A. D. White Library
Join us for a brief tour of one of the most beautiful and distinctive spots on campus: Andrew Dickson White’s library. Learn about the founder, his collections, and his role in designing “the great living, growing historical workshop of the University.”
Cornell Memories with the Library
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Olin Library, Amit Bhatia Libe Café
Take a break in a library oasis! Historic footage and beautiful images from our library archives will be screened throughout the day, showing everything from films of athletic contests and Cornell events to recent panoramic photos of your favorite spots on campus. Drop into Mann’s lobby or Olin’s Amit Bhatia Libe Café at any time for a relaxing stroll down memory lane.