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May 18, 2016

Problem Logging in to "My Library Account" When Using Firefox


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LIBRARY SERVICES ALERT • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2016


Contacts: Jane Kessler, Head, Reference & Research Services, jkessler@albany.edu, (518) 442-3830; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Problem Logging in to "My Library Account" When Using Firefox


Firefox My Library Account Problem


May 18, 2016—Firefox users trying to log in to "My Library Account" from the University Libraries' website— for example, from under "Quick Links" on the home page or from the online catalog—will get an error message stating "Your connection is not secure." The University Libraries have been informed that this problem will persist until August 19, 2016. Please use Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari as your Web browser if you need to access your library account, or add an exception to Firefox to allow you to proceed to the site. The University Libraries apologize for this inconvenience.

 

 





May 16, 2016

New Chairs for the University and Dewey Libraries

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2016


Contacts: Peter Recore-Migirditch, Director of Finance and Administration, prm@albany.edu, (518) 442-3563;; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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New Chairs for the University and Dewey Libraries

Seating Limited at University Library Week of May 16


New Herman Miller Chairs

Albany, N.Y. (May 16, 2016)—662 new Herman Miller chairs will arrive at the University Library on Monday, May 23 to replace all the Library's hard, wooden chairs.

It is important for the UAlbany community to know that from May 16 to May 23 no seating will be available on the third and second floors of the University Library. This includes the private study carrels. Scholars will need to use the first and lower-level floors of the University Library from May 16 to May 23.

In late June, all the lounge chairs in the first floor northeast group study room will be replaced with new purple lounge chairs. Less seating will be available in the first floor northeast group study room during the month of June, from the time the purple lounge chairs are removed sometime after graduation until the new purple lounge chairs arrive in late June.

The University Libraries apologize to the UAlbany community for this inconvenience.

"Replacing this quantity of chairs is quite an undertaking, which is why I scheduled this upgrade during a less hectic time of the academic year," says Peter Recore-Migirditch, Director of Finance and Administration for the University Libraries. "I appreciate everyone's cooperation while this transition takes place."

"Some of the feedback we've received from students has been related to furniture," notes Interim Dean of Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "We are pleased to have this upgrade."

Other planned improvements for the University Library include a new service desk for the Interactive Media Center (IMC) and four additional white boards for the first floor group study rooms.

The Dewey Library's lower level study space will also be getting new chairs, as well as new carpeting.

For more information relating to the University Libraries' renovation projects, follow the hashtag #UAlbanyLibsReno on Twitter or Instagram.

A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)--the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America--the University at Albany Libraries provide research services, resources, and programs to the students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany to further their academic achievement and research success. The Libraries serve the University's community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit http://library.albany.edu

 

 

 

May 5, 2016

Extended Hours for Final Exams are HERE!




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Extended Hours for Final Exams are HERE!
Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 15th

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Extended Hours Spring 2016 Owl




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April 25, 2016

Winning Designs of 2016 "Trashion Fashion" on Display in the Science Library


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2016


Contacts: Carol Lee Anderson, Reference Librarian canderson@albany.edu (518) 442-3546; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu .


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Winning Designs of 2016 "Trashion Fashion"


on Display in the Science Library Through April



Trashion Fashion 2016

Science Library Atrium

Albany, N.Y. (April 25, 2016)—The winning designs of UAlbany's third annual Trashion Fashion show will be on display in the atrium of the Science Library through the end of April 2016.

The annual Trashion Fashion show is a creative and fun opportunity for students to showcase their artistic side, while raising and practicing environmental awareness. Students are challenged to design an outfit made up of recycled or reusable materials. The competition was held this year on April 7 in the Campus Center Ballroom, 8:30-11:30 pm, and drew the largest turn-out yet, with at least two hundred attendees.

"The Trashion Fashion show is an exciting event at UAlbany,"says Mary Ellen Mallia, Ph.D, Director of UAlbany's Office of Environmental Sustainability. "Trashion Fashion invites competitors to find creative uses for items diverted from the waste stream while exposing just how much waste comes through our daily lives. The goal is to foster a generation of mindful consumers and creators who will change the way the world sees waste."

Student organizations, living areas, individual submissions, and campus offices submitted a total of eleven entries. The biggest rivalry was between the Quads and the on-campus Apartments whose residents competed valiantly for the coveted Green Dane Cup. This year, the judges awarded "Best Design" to the Apartments, however, Indian Quad won "Fan Favorite." UAlbany's student groups, including the Earth Tones, the UAlbany Salsa Club, and Phenomenal Voices highlighted UAlbany's musical and dancing talent by performing throughout the fashion show.

"We are pleased to showcase the winners from this year's Trashion Fashion show" says Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "It demonstrates the University Libraries' commitment to Go Green initiatives on campus and Earth Day celebrations." This is the second year the show's winning designs have been on display in the Science Library. The Libraries' GO GREEN, DANES board on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/ualibraries/) is another example of its Go Green support.

A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)—the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America—the University at Albany Libraries provide research services, resources, and programs to the students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany to further their academic achievement and research success. The Libraries serve the University's community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit http://library.albany.edu

 

April 21, 2016

Dr. Gary Kleppel - The Emergent Agriculture


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2016


Contacts: Sue Kaczor, Subject Specialist for Biology, Atmospheric & Environmental Science, General Science and Science Reference, Liaison to the School of Public Health skaczor@albany.edu (518) 437-3942; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu .


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Science Library Colloquia Series

Dr. Gary Kleppel - The Emergent Agriculture:

Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy


 




Gary Kleppel


May 3, 2016

11:00 am–12:00 pm


Patricia & J. Spencer Standish Board Room, Science Library

Free and Open to All

Albany, N.Y. (April 21, 2016)—There's a revolution underway in the American food system. Disenchanted with industrial agriculture, the corporate farming model driven largely by profit and greed, the American farmer is looking to a better way to produce our nation's food supply. Industrial agriculture spews tons of pollutants into the water and air, abuses people and livestock, and wastes valuable resources.

Dr. Gary S. Kleppel, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University at Albany will address how American agriculture is being transformed on May 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the Science Library's Patricia & J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The program is free and open to all.

"Most of the food that most Americans eat comes from an industrial system of agriculture that is neither safe, nor ethical, nor sustainable," says Professor Kleppel, former longtime Director of UAlbany's Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy program and newly-awarded recipient of the 2016 President's Award for Exemplary Public Engagement. According to Dr. Kleppel, a new, sustainable, locally-based food system is emerging that is:

  • Stable in the face of economic uncertainty;
  • Resilient in the face of environmental change;
  • Grounded in stewardship of the land, and in attaching value to food and the crafts involved in producing it;
  • Respectful of the dignity of farmers, consumers and livestock.

Dr. Kleppel is author of the The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy (2014). Copies of Dr. Kleppel's book will be available for purchase.

Dr. Kleppel's talk reinvigorates the Science Library Colloquia Series, which provides an opportunity for the UAlbany community to meet with authors who have published books in the sciences. Since 2001, the Science Library Colloquia Series has hosted more than twenty scientists and journalists, including Eric Block, (University at Albany Department of Chemistry), Garlic and other Alliums (2010); Victor Chase, Shattered Nerves: How Science is Solving Modern Medicine's Most Perplexing Problem (2006); Eric R. Kandel, In Search of Memory (2006); and David Baron, The Beast in the Garden (2004).

A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)—the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America—the University at Albany Libraries provide research services, resources, and programs to the students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany to further their academic achievement and research success. The Libraries serve the University's community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries, visit http://library.albany.edu

 


April 14, 2016

The Return of the Therapy Dogs!

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2016


Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Lending and Access Services Associate, amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-3612; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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The University Libraries Are Pleased to Announce

the return of the

Therapy Dogs!


First Page Photo of Therapy Dogs News Release

April 21, 2016

1 pm–3 pm

Science Library Atrium (garden level)


Albany, N.Y. (April 14, 2016)—Students. Faculty. Staff. Remember to give yourself a break during finals. Experience the healing powers of therapy dogs at the Science Library Atrium (garden level) on Thursday, April 21, 1pm–3pm. Therapy dogs are specially trained to comfort people who are feeling stressed. As these photos from previous years attest, therapy dogs from the Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International are well trained indeed:


Therapy dogs, girl kneeling, two girls sitting


Therapy dogs with girl in peace cap, boy seated


Therapy dogs with group, boy kneeling