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June 24, 2016

Resolved: Problem Logging in to "My Library Account"


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LIBRARY SERVICES ALERT • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 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 Resolved!
Firefox My Library Account Problem

June 24, 2016—Firefox users may now log in successfully to "My Library Account" from the University Libraries' website. Online patrons will no longer receive an error message stating "Your connection is not secure" as reported on May 18. The University Libraries thank you for your patience.

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June 13, 2016

University Library's Interactive Media Center Undergoing Facility Upgrades


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 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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University Library's Interactive Media Center Undergoing Facility Upgrades




Interactive Media Center Service Desk



Albany, N.Y. (June 13, 2016)—The University Libraries continue to upgrade its facilities throughout the summer. The Interactive Media Center (IMC) on the Library's lower level is up next for refurbishment.

"In response to the increasing demands for the services provided by the Interactive Media Center we are investing in a new service desk, erecting landscape walls [moveable, fabric partitions] to provide more convenient storage of equipment, and an office space for additional IMC staff. The renovation of this space will not only improve the functionality of this service but it will be an attractive and inviting space for users," says Peter Recore-Migirditch, Director of Finance and Administration for the University Libraries. "I appreciate everyone's cooperation as we continue to upgrade facilities."

"We are excited about the installation of a new service desk," says Regina Conboy, Head of the Interactive Media Center. "With the new desk and supporting components, we'll be able to house our loaner equipment nearby. The new desk will also provide space for one-on-one technical consultations." The IMC's old service desk was demolished and removed on Wednesday, June 8. Its new service desk will be installed between July 5 and 7.

From June 13 to 15 the carpet where the old desk was located will be repaired. On Wednesday, June 15, landscape walls will be installed inside the Interactive Media Center. The installation will begin at approximately 8:30 AM and is projected to end on June 16. The new landscape walls will create a storage room and staff office.

Students and faculty can expect elevated noise levels on the lower level, but no additional disruptions. The Interactive Media Center desk remains open throughout construction, with full services available.

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 library.albany.edu.




June 6, 2016

L. A. Theatre Works Collection: Streaming Audio from the Nation's Premiere Radio Theatre Company


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June 6, 2016


Contacts: Gerald T. Burke, Subject Librarian for Art, English, Music, Philosophy, & Theatre, gburke@albany.edu, (518) 442-3592; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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L.A. Theatre Works

L. A. Theatre Works Collection: Streaming Audio from the Nation's Premiere Radio Theatre Company

Albany, N.Y. (June 6, 2016)—The University at Albany Libraries are pleased to announce a new online resource for students, faculty, and staff:  L.A. Theatre Works Collection, a database of streaming audio recordings of more than 300 important plays and dramatic works produced by L.A. Theatre Works, the nation's premiere radio theater company.  The L.A. Theatre Works Collection may be accessed directly by clicking: http://search.alexanderstreet.com/radr.

Performed by an international array of leading actors—including UAlbany alumni, Harold Gould in Julius Caesar and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis performing in his Jesus Hopped the "A" Train—the collection presents classics of the Western canon as well as modern works by American luminaries, originally commissioned plays, and high profile docudramas by both renowned and emerging playwrights. Scholarly commentary from experts adds background and contextual information for the plays.

Following a month-long trial period earlier this year, Andi Lyons, Director of the Theatre Program, Professor of Theatrical Design and Technology, and Resident Lighting Designer at the University at Albany commented, "Now that the trial period is over, I just wanted to say that this collection from LA Theatre Works generated more discussion about, and general interest in, the library's holdings for theatre than any single thing in memory."

The Collection's appeal reaches beyond the theatre arts, however. "Although a drama collection, students of literature, women's studies, English, and history will also find the collection to be of tremendous scholarly value," says Jerry Burke, Subject Librarian for Art, English, Music, Philosophy, & Theatre.

Funded by the Mellon Foundation, plays are chosen that specifically address important issues in the humanities, arts, social sciences, medicine, hard sciences, law, and other fields. Specialized indexing at the track level for over half of the recordings allows one to search for and find segments of plays that dramatically address these subjects and issues.

Examples of plays in the collection are:

  • Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare's classic tale of duplicity, betrayal and murder, performed by UAlbany alumnus Harold Gould, Stacy Keach, JoBeth Williams, and Kelsey Grammer;
  • Our Lady of 121st Street, written and performed by UAlbany alumnus Stephen Adly Guirgis, Laurence Fishburne, and Orlando Jones, who portray a group of childhood friends brought together years later by a funeral.
  • Arthur Miller's The Crucible performed by Richard Dreyfuss, Michael York and Ed Begley, Jr., which mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s through the lens of the seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts witch trials;
  • Reginald Rose's classic study of persuasion and power, Twelve Angry Men, starring Hector Elizondo, Richard Kind and Dan Castellaneta;
  • The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov's timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family's fading fortunes and struggle to maintain their status in a changing world, starring Marsha Mason, Charles Durning, and Jennifer Tilly;
  • The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, a docudrama originally commissioned by L.A. Theatre Works about the seminal 1925 Scopes trial, starring Ed Asner, Mike Farrell and Sharon Gless.

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 16, 2016

New Chairs for the University and Dewey Libraries

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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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April 25, 2016

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


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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