Q&A with Andrea Mays on a Business Magnate’s Obsession with the Book That Gave us Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, currently being presented at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, features a large-size volume of the first authorized collection of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Printed in 1623, only about a third of the original 750 copy run survives, and 82 of those surviving copies were collected by business magnate and Shakespeare enthusiast Henry Folger.

do you want different hours at the FIU Libraries?

In December 2015, the Black Student Union worked with FIU Libraries to advocate for an extension of Green Library hours to a 24/5 schedule during the last two weeks of the Fall semester. Your Student Government Association has also supported the extended hours, but would like to better understand students’ needs for library use during final exams week.

We encourage you and your peers to take this survey, as it will inform administrators if library hours need to be adjusted. The survey will remain open through Friday, February 19.

"You're Suing Me?! Best Fair Use and Copyright Practices" Panel

Do you teach? Do you publish? Do you know how to exercise your fair use rights?

Join us for a panel discussion on fair use and copyright practices.

Panels include:

The Basics – Get a general overview of fair use and methods for making fair use decisions, including the four factors and best practices.

Blackboard Behavior! - Learn about best practices when building course content and assignments in Blackboard. Find out about the TEACH Act and how it impacts teaching online.

Green Library Gallery Opens Shakespeare Exhibition

The Gallery at the Green Library will be holding a “Shakespeare Exhibition,” showcasing the holdings of Special Collections in regards to Shakespeare: included will be various editions of the works of the Bard, along with illustrations and facsimiles. In addition there will be an exhibit of rare books published around the time of Shakespeare.

Concurrently, the University Archives and FIU’s Theatre Department will be showcasing memorabilia related to performances of Shakespeare’s plays: photographs, playbills, posters, costume designs and costumes.

We've Been Awarded a Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Preservation Grant!

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has awarded FIU a Preservation Grant for "Preserving Rare Latin 78rpm Recordings from 1900 to 1929." The project, presented by sound and image librarian Veronica Gonzalez, will preserve valuable examples of Latin American heritage from various countries through the digitization of rare 78rpm sound recordings from 1900–1929, currently at the university's library. These musical styles include, but are not limited to, danzón, bolero, tango, cueca, rumba, foxtrot, son, aguinaldo, and guaracha. The entire press release can be found here:

Enter the "Hot Pepper Shakespeare" Contest on Feb. 1!

Calling brave volunteers! On February 1, the Green Library will host Hot Pepper Shakespeare, a fun event to kick off the First Folio's appearance, and we're looking for volunteers who will:

1. Eat a hot pepper (options will range from slightly spicy to insane)
2. Read a monologue/soliloquy/sonnet/or other short Shakespeare passage in its entirety with emotion and depth while suffering from the “slings and arrows of outrageous” amounts of capsaicin.


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