The Libraries, along with our campus partners, hosted alumni for events tied to the University’s EXCELERATE campaign launch in April. The spectacular weekend had many “lights, camera, action” moments. Old friends came together and new friendships were formed. It was an opportunity for units across campus to share their latest work, which in many cases was made possible, all or in part, by Binghamton’s philanthropic alumni, friends and community partners.
Amy Gay, assistant head of digital initiatives for digital scholarship, took part in a video interview with the weekend’s organizers. She speaks about the creativity of Binghamton students and the tradition of cross-disciplinary work the Libraries continue to foster on campus. She shares the opinion of many library professionals across the world; the digital age will only continue to further embed libraries in the lives of scholars. Dean Curtis Kendrick concurs, seeing the digital age as a growth opportunity for libraries. “The digital revolution has evolved and reinforced our Libraries’ role as the place of community, connections, discovery and learning,” he said.