Librarians Can Help You with Summer Projects
IIt is summer time again, a time for relaxing, fun in the sun, hanging out at the beach, and… research projects? You heard right, with summer comes summer classes and the ever present research project or assignment. Though it may not be first on your summer priority list, research and the library are surely in your future if you are doing class work over the summer. Like you, the library staff is working over the summer, and there are plenty of ways to get help with your projects even this time of year. Here are a few of the ways we can help you finish those projects and get back out into the great weather!
Believe it or not there is in person reference help available to you over the summer. The reference librarians can walk you through a database search or help you request books or articles for your assignments. These librarians are here for you and are always available for any of your reference needs. You can drop by in person during reference hours or call us at (518) 442-3691. The summer reference hours are as follows:
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Friday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
If you need help from a librarian while you are off campus this summer, there are a few options available to you for virtual reference help. First you can use the Ask-A-Librarianservice to send an email to a librarian with a reference question. You are also able to instant message a librarian through the library website, or even send a text message to a librarian for help. To send us a text message, dial 265010 on your cell phone, make sure to start the text with “ualibraries:��? then write your message (don't forget to include the colon). Keep in mind that a single text message cannot exceed 160 characters.
Our subject bibliographers are also available for you this summer! If you feel you are having trouble or just need a good place to start these people are experts in their respective fields and can help you! They all have years of experience and trust me they are very nice people and are always willing to help. Here is the information for all of the subject bibliographers:
Elaine M. Lasda Bergman
Bibliographer for Dewey Reference, Social Welfare, and Gerontology
(518) 442-3695 (phone)
Mary Jane Brustman
Bibliographer for Criminal Justice
(Mary Jane is based on the uptown campus)
Bibliographer for Information Studies
Bibliographer for Political Science, Public Administration & Policy, and Law
So, do not hesitate to call or email them and set up an appointment to get help for your summer project or assignment. They are here to help and are happy to sit down and work through a problem with you.
There you are all of your summer reference needs are covered. The library is ready and willing to aid you with any and all projects this summer, so do not hesitate to ask for help. We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see or hear from you soon.