April 21, 2016

Sharon Wolff Wins Prestigious Alice Hastings Murphy Scholarship

Sharon Wolff is pictured on the right receiving the Alice Hastings Murphy Scholarship at the 2016 University Libraries Recognition Luncheon with Interim Dean and Director of the Libraries, Rebecca Mugridge. Sharon is currently enrolled in the Information Studies graduate program (archives track) and will graduate in May. She has worked in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives since June 2014, processing the radio programs of WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) and the paper collection of Elisabeth Semel, an important collection in our National Death Penalty Archive. Sharon recently completed an internship at the National Portrait Gallery during the winter intersession.


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Alice Hastings Murphy Scholarships, granted to staff employees or student employees who wish to become librarians and who are enrolled in or accepted in an American Library Association accredited library and information science degree program.

March 11, 2016

IELP Students Visit the Archives

Supervisory Archivist, Jodi Boyle teaches a class of IELP students about the collections and how to use primary resources.

February 19, 2016

Celebrating the Life of an Artist: Marcia Brown, Class of 1940, (1919-2015)

Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00 - 5:00PM
Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Room
University at Albany Science Library


Video of the event

Please join us to celebrate the life of Marcia Brown, New York State College for Teachers Class of 1940, an internationally renowned illustrator and author of children's books. She was a three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's highest award for excellence in children's' book illustrations, for three of her books: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1954); Once a Mouse (1961); and Shadow (1982), and six more of her books are Caldecott Honor Books.

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Speakers confirmed include:
Anita Silvey, author and former editor of The Horn Book
Jeanne Lamb, New York Public Library
Dr. Kendra Howard Smith, Associate Professor, University at Albany
David Mitchell, Curator, Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children's Literature
John Solum, Music Teacher and Friend of Marcia Brown

More speakers to be confirmed
Marcia Brown's original artwork on display
Reception will follow the program

Please RSVP

Sponsored by the University Libraries' M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives