Guerrieri Academic Commons arial view from front entrance.

From the Dean

Bea Hardy headshotWe are wrapping up what is certainly one of the strangest and most difficult semesters in living memory. I am proud of the way the staff of the SU Libraries has stepped forward to help our students, whether the students were here on campus or studying from home at a distance. In these articles, you will see some of the ways we have served students, adapting instruction and other services and promoting safety.

In addition, you will see some of the ways we have tried to continue to operate as normal. One article highlights some of the faculty who work most closely with us. We also awarded the Library Art Prize to two seniors, and you’ll see their work that will be gracing the walls of the Guerrieri Academic Commons. Finally, you also will be introduced to the work of the winner of our new undergraduate research prize.

I did not start my career as a librarian but rather as a history professor. I was drawn to librarianship, however, in part, by how helpful librarians were. And I can tell you that our library staff is full of super-helpful people who are adaptable. In short, they rock! Consequently, you can rest assured that we will continue to do our best to meet the information needs of our students and faculty, adapting our services and collections to serve both those on site and those connecting with us virtually.