Library (2007) by Brooklyn artist Lori Nix
Like much of the world, Langsdale has been bitten by the World Cup bug–which may or may not be the same or similar to those crazy giant moths occasionally flying on the field (or “pitch,” as any self-respecting soccer fan (read: ‘football Continue reading World Cup @ Langsdale
In 2008 I moved out on my own, like completely on my own, like no roommates (good riddance), no dorms, nothing but me and a room. I was just about to start my first semester at UB, so a couple Continue reading Dark Rooms: Simon Schama’s “The Power of Art”
A study recently showed that adults don’t read nearly as many books as children do. Common Sense Media, 2014https://www.commonsensemedia.org/children-teens-and-reading-infographic It might be because we’re busier, or maybe it’s a lack of summer reading programs like we had as kids (although Continue reading Read a Book This Summer
Our own audiovisual archivist Siobhan Hagan did a wonderful piece for Humanities Connection on WYPR last Thursday. In it Hagan discusses the wealth of material found in Langsdale’s WMAR and WJZ film and video collections. These two collections contains both Continue reading Archiving History in Special Collections
Image courtesy of James B. Hunt Library, North Carolina State University We often hear that libraries are losing relevance in the Internet Age; we have users and funders who say, “why do we need libraries – can’t you find most Continue reading Libraries Matter
Can you beat this score? Probably. The sliding tile game, 2048, has been all the rage in social media since it was introduced by the Italian programmer Gabriele Cirulli in March. Just for fun, here’s a special customized Langsdale Library Continue reading 2048: it’s not just for squares
On the left is is portrait of R. Loran Langsdale, for whom Langsdale Library is named. He has been peering out over the circulation desk in Langsdale Library for years. But now that we are operating on the 3rd and Continue reading Where’s Langsdale?