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Alvin Sherman Library

Circle of Friends Annual Meeting

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center recently hosted its Annual Meeting to review the past year’s accomplishments, recognize outgoing board members, and to install new board members and officers. Outgoing board members Lydia M. Acosta, Elaine F. Blattner, Laurence Alan Maurer…

Alvin Sherman Library to host World War I Programs and Exhibit

This year marks the centennial of the entry of the United States into World War I.  Learn more about the impact this had on everyday lives and the making of America today as the NSU Alvin Sherman Library hosts a unique blend of programs and events. This series of programs and…

Save the date for Circle of Friends Annual Gala

Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library will hold its Annual Gala and Fundraiser “A Night of Dueling Pianos” on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Entertainment will be provided by Fun Pianos! By 176 Keys and the event will be held in the Sherman Library’s…

NSUWorks passes 1,000,000 Downloads around the World!

Did you know? In February of 2014, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library launched an institutional repository to collect, archive and disseminate scholarship and historical materials produced by the faculty, students, staff, and alumni of NSU. In December 2015 NSUWorks had just over 300,000 downloads. Now, one year and 21,000 works later…

Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Retires

During the past 8 years, Lydia M. Acosta has represented the NSU Alvin Sherman Library as Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.  As of January 6, 2017 she will be retiring from the Library to start a new chapter in her life with her husband, Miguel.  During her…

Holocaust Survivors: An exhibit featuring the artwork of Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D.

An exhibit featuring twelve portraits of Holocaust survivors done by physician Wilma Siegel, M.D. will be featured through December in the Alvin Sherman Library. In 2003 Wilma Siegel began painting portraits of Holocaust survivors living in South Florida. Retired since 1990,  Siegel devoted nearly 20 years as an oncologist and…

Circle of Friends to host “Mystery in the Library” at Alvin Sherman Library, Register by Oct. 24

Join us for a fun night of “who dunnit” drama, intrigue and laughs on Saturday, October 29 for “Mystery in the Library” presented by the Circle of Friends for the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library. Everyone becomes a real-life detective as we try to solve a murder! You are…

NEW Reference Hours for Alvin Sherman Library

The reference department at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library has new hours.  Those hours are as follows: Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm Friday: 11 am to 6 pm. Saturday: 12-8 pm. Sunday: 1-9 Remember, there are other ways to reach a librarian if you need help: Email: …

Realizing Potential: Sherman Library announces Opening of The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room

Let us Never Forget! The Alvin Sherman Library is pleased to announce the opening of The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room located on the 2nd Floor, Room 2005. The room has been a heartfelt vision of theirs for years. Craig and Barbara have always felt that…

Get in the know with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Enews

Are you keeping up with your Library? Subscribe today and start receiving the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Enews—a monthly newsletter that highlights what’s new and noteworthy! From best-selling authors to live performances, stay up to date with happening each month you and your family can enjoy for FREE!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

September is National Library card sign-up month, a time when the nation’s libraries highlight the value of a library card. As you all know, we are very fortunate to have a library that not only supports the needs of NSU’s students, employees and faculty, but also individuals and families who…

Alvin Sherman Library Continues Cine Argentino Film Series and Exhibit

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Alvin Sherman Library will host a free art exhibit and film series. The exhibit, entitled “Masters and New Generation: From Venezuela and Argentina” features the work of eight Venezuelan and Argentinian artists including a selection from the collection of the Ascaso Gallery located…

CAHSS Hosts the 2nd Annual Story Café in the Alvin Sherman Library

The Alvin Sherman Library was the site of the 2nd Annual Story Cafe hosted by Peace Place, a part of Community Resolution Services (CRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). The event was held in partnership with the Social Justice Roundtable and the CAHSS Graduate Student Government Association….

NSU Alvin Sherman Library Hosts Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer

  New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer returned to the NSU Alvin Sherman Library once again on Saturday evening, June 11 for a book launch of his latest release, The House of Secrets, which was co-written with Tod Goldberg.  Over 230 guests were in attendance to enjoy Meltzer’s thought…

NSU Circle of Friends Usher in 2016-17 Board at Annual Gala and Fundraising Event

There was a British invasion in the library atrium on Saturday, May 14 as The Beatles Tribute band, Across the Universe, ushered in the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Circle of Friends (COF) 2016-17 Board of Directors.  The Friends welcomed new board members, Janet Speth, Maggie Rogers, Chuck Malkus, Charles Morton, Karla…

Looking into the Past with the NSU Archives and WRIT 4000

In the Spring of 2016, Eric Mason, Ph.D,, was the professor for the class WRIT 4000 – Writing for Technologies, and collaborated with the NSU Archives to create a series of photographs “Looking Into The Past”. WRIT 4000 is part of the Department of Writing and Communication’s Minor in Writing program in…

Halmos Faculty and Students Explore Math with Children at Library’s STEM Session

Faculty members and students at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography helped children explore the mathematical concept behind making predictions at a recent session of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Programs for Children series hosted by the Alvin Sherman Library. The STEM Afternoon Series meets monthly…

Pink Powder Exhibit at the Alvin Sherman Library

Pink Powder brings together a group of artists whose work addresses the female form with an unapologetic intensity. Imagery varying from the quiet and ponderous to the raw and rebellious subvert the traditional role of the female muse within the canons of art history, literature and popular culture. Works ranging…

Donate your gently used books!

The Alvin Sherman Library needs gently used books for its semi-annual book sale being held in April! Proceeds from the book sale go to the Donald E. Riggs Library Education Assistance Fund. Consider cleaning out your old books and donating them to the library for a worthy cause! We also…

Realizing Potential: Grand Opening of the Collaborative Study Room

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the Circle of Friends Collaborative Study Room located on the Library’s 3rd floor. This state of the art room was a gift of the Circle of Friends, and is designed to meet the ever changing needs of our students…

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