Category Archives: Events

#VASAstache contest winners announced

With the month of November drawing to a close, so does our No Shave November-inspired Instagram contest. The contest was held in partnership with VASA’s event, I Mustache You to Read a Book, held in the SVA Library on November 18th. Students and staff were invited into VASA’s photobooth to take photos with mustache hats and stickers, which were fed onto the library’s website with the hashtag #VASAstache. The top three most liked photos won gift cards to The Strand bookstore – the winners are below!

1st Prize – $25 gift card: Alexandra Graudins


2nd Prize – $20 gift card: Amber Ross


3rd Prize – $15 gift card: Morgan King



Congratulations to the winners!

Banned Books Week 2015 is here!


Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released a list of 

How many of these have you read? Can you name all of the titles by SVA-affiliated artists? Proudly, all of these books can by found in our collection.

Banned Book Week poster by Raina Telgemeier (BFA 2002 Illustration).

Library West Grand Opening Recap & Photos

Last Thursday, September 24th, was the Grand Opening of Library West. We celebrated with students, faculty, and staff in the space with cider, donuts, and a prize raffle. SVA librarians and library staff were on hand to welcome everyone to the new space and to answer questions. The most frequent question was “how do I have items sent here from the main library?” To answer that question, we’ve created a handy guide.

Many people entered our prize raffle; up for grabs were an SVA sweatshirt blanket, an SVA travel coffee mug, a UBS flash drive, and 5 neon wristwatches. The winners of the raffle were drawn on Friday, and they are:

Blanket – Preston Nelson
Coffee mug – Casey Schultz
USB drive – Chelsea Rust
Watch (5) – Aniella Kniazeva, Joanna Anderson, Dylan Prince, Charles Yoder, Victoria Hristoff

Check out our photos of the event below, and stop by Library West M-F from 12-8pm!




Book Raffle Winners & Open House photos

The SVA Library held an Open House for new students and their parents on August 30, 2015. Library staff were on hand to introduce themselves, give tours, answer questions, and welcome students to SVA. Light refreshments were served, and a book raffle was held. The raffle was kept open for the first couple weeks of the Fall semester, and 5 winners have been announced!

book raffle

Raffle Winners:

1st Prize (Egon Schiele, Portraits): Yi Zhang

2nd Prize (Susan Mullin Vogel, El Anatsui): Tanya Lavache

3rd Prize (Amy Sillman, One Lump or Two): Gina Lee

4th Prize (Mary Ellen Mark): Vicky Zambrano

5th Prize (Logo Design): Rebecca Kasten

Congratulations to all winners!

Check out photos from the Open House below:

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NYTimes_webThis Thursday May 28, 2015, join SVA’s New York Times representative, Emily Ryan for a series of educational webinars that will cover how to grab a pass and then feature three areas that help users get the most from the subscription for both personal and classroom use.

All webinars are 20 minutes in length, starting at 10AM, 12noon and 2PM Eastern Time.

Participating at 10am, 12noon and/or 2pm is easy: simply go to at these specific times, dial (888) 419-5364 and enter code 3977-6248 to listen. Note: we do suggest folks mute their phones to make the experience more efficient for all.

For more on SVA’s institutional subscription to the New York Times Online, see here.


Jiraiya at SVA

On March 28th, 2015 the manga artist known as Jiraiya stopped at SVA as part of his first North American tour. The talk was enthusiastically received by a standing room only crowd of students, facility and the general public with a cheque forming hours before the scheduled start time. Author, editor, graphic designer and tireless comics proponent, Chip Kidd led a lively Q&A with the artist. Chip’s perceptive questions and clear passion for the artists work led Jiraiya to give deep insights into his creative process, technique and the political implications of his work. The event was cohosted by Keith Mayerson, Cartooning Coordinator and Faculty in SVA’s Cartooning  and Illustration Departments, and Eric Ingram, curator of the Comic & Graphic Novel Collection at the SVA Library.

Jiraiya and Chip Kidd were kind enough to stay after the talk to sign books and memorabilia. In addition to signing Jiraiya also drew caricatures of those in line. It was a thrilling and historic afternoon at SVA indeed.

Click here for a slideshow and write-up from the Examiner, and check out more photos in the slideshow below.

Graham Kolbeins, Jiraiya behind his book, Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd

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Free Coffee & Doughnuts Next Week!

Get your caffeine and sugar fix at the SVA Library during the final week of the semester! We will be serving free coffee and doughnuts on Monday, April 27th, Wednesday, April 29th, and Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 5-10pm.

coffee flyer