Fall Faculty Talks at Birnbaum Library

The Birnbaum Library Faculty Talks Series this semester features Environmental Studies and Science Prof. Melanie Dupuis reading from her book Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 AM; and Women’s and Gender Studies Prof. Emily Bent discussing her research on girls’ activism through social media on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:10 PM. Join us for both events in the Birnbaum Library Fishbowl.dupuisbent

Pace History

Want to know more about the history of Pace? The Birnbaum Library currently has three displays that delve into the university’s history. On the first floor in the library foyer, you’ll find our newest display case, filled with newspaper clippings and artifacts from bygone eras; as you proceed to the second floor, check out the six framed photographs depicting the NYC campus location at different stages over the last century; and when you reach the second floor, take in the slide presentation on the LCD screen above the display table. Thanks to archivist Ellen Sowchek for providing the material.


Friday Film Series

This semester students have been attending the Friday Film Series at 7 pm in the Mortola Library. Running until December, each film in the series is hosted by Dr. Rebecca Martin, who leads a discussion following the screening. Admission is FREE.

The remaining films in the series are:

Oct. 7 – GILDA

Oct. 14 – BADLANDS



Nov. 4 – WHAT’S UP, DOC?

Nov. 11 – BONNIE & CLYDE


This We Believe

Please join us at the Mortola Library tomorrow (Sept. 30) at 10:30 for the This We Believe read-aloud. Students will be reading “This I Believe” personal statements and sharing their experiences with the Pace community.

Refreshments will be served. Please note that the reading has been moved to the first floor of the Library, near the phone charging lockers.


New Collection – Rare Books

To keep a library operating efficiently requires regular housekeeping. Recently, in the course of inventorying a storage and gift book room, librarians at the Birnbaum Library discovered a trove of rare books. Highlights include two first edition copies of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle; a signed first edition of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s The Buck in the Snow and Other Poems; a first edition of Robert Frost’s Mountain Interval, notable for its typographic errors; a first edition of William Faulkner’s The Town, complete with dust jacket; and many more, including books dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Most of the books were acquired by donation over many years and have yet to be processed, and we are currently adding to the new collection by identifying rare books in the circulating collection to be relocated. Stay tuned for more information, as we hope to make the collection accessible soon.