- Letters and manuscripts by Frederick Douglass and other important abolitionists, including an early edition of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, were acquired. These items serve as an important addition to River Campus Libraries’ already strong collection of African-American historical materials that will continue to support anti-slavery research and scholarly projects.
- Hosted by the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, the University of Rochester’s first Data Dive saw over 20 students learn how to use data analysis to address real world problems while supporting two not-for-profit community organizations.
- The Libraries presented the May Bragdon Diaries Project, which offers the transcribed and annotated diaries of May Bragdon, a remarkable woman who lived in Rochester during a time of great social transformation. The diaries offer an illustrated view of a single, working woman’s life from 1893 to 1914.
- The River Campus Libraries successfully piloted the Carlson Student Research Space, a collaborative hub that will support and showcase students’ work in all phases of research. The pilots included sessions on how to develop research plans, build a career in data science, and get published. Students remarked that the sessions were very useful to them.
Bullet points highlight impact made in 2016