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June 26, 2017

Redesign of Science Library

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June 26, 2017

Contacts: Kabel Nathan Stanwicks, Head of Access Services, kstanwicks@albany.edu, 442-3578 ; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, 442-3568.

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Redesign of Science Library

Image of Paging Link in Library Catalog

The periodicals on the second level of the Science Library are scheduled to be moved to the Science Library's lower level beginning Monday, June 26. The move is part of a redesign of the Science Library—primarily its second level—that is anticipated to continue throughout the summer.

Library users will still be able to access the Science Library's print collections by using the Libraries' paging service. The paging service is accessed through the Library's online catalog. After finding a library item in the online catalog, click "All Items" to check its current status, and select the "Request this item" link at the far right of the screen.

Users may also request an item by visiting a circulation desk and talking with a staff member. Journal articles can be requested through the Libraries' ILLiad service and using the article request form.

Please check back for frequent updates. We appreciate your patience at this time

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the University at Albany Libraries serve the University’s students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the UniversityLibraries, visit library.albany.edu

June 14, 2017

Progress Report: Single Service Desk Construction

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June 22, 2017

Contacts: Deborah Bernnard, Director of Public Services,dbernnard@albany.edu,(518)442-3561; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Progress Report: Single Service Desk Construction

Construction of the University Library’s new single-service Reference and Circulation desk continues.

Watch its progress on the time-lapse video created by David Dickinson, the Libraries' Interactive Media Center Training Specialist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT_VrrCVML0&feature=youtu.be.

While renovations are underway, Circulation and Reference services will be provided to the left of the lobby entrance--where the current Reference desk is now. Reference services will not move across the first floor as announced previously.

The Libraries anticipate no interruption of service during this period. We appreciate your cooperation as we enhance our facility.

 

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June 12, 2017

One Point of Service: Reference and Circulation Desks to be Combined


Model of Single Service Desk

This summer the University Library's Reference and Circulation desks will be joined together so that in the future, students, faculty, and staff will receive public library services at one service point. Currently, library users must go to separate desks for certain library services—for example to the Circulation desk for checkout and return of laptops, and to the Reference Desk for research guidance.

The new, single service desk will be installed at the entrance of the University Library—roughly where the current Circulation desk stands now.

The ITS Help Desk, currently located on the Lecture Center concourse (LC27) will also be joining the University Library's public service desk.

"This project will assist us in streamlining our services, as well as enhance the space on the University Library's first floor," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "We are excited to improve our visitors' experience."

The renovation is scheduled to begin the week of June 12, 2017 and to continue throughout the summer; the new, single service desk is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.

Temporarily, while renovations are underway, Circulation services will be provided where the current Reference desk is now—off to the left of the lobby entrance. Reference services will move to a glass-enclosed office across the first floor—off to the right of the lobby entrance. The ITS Help Desk will remain in its current location (LC27) until the new desk is ready in August.

The Libraries anticipate no interruption of service during this period. We appreciate your cooperation as we enhance our facility.

This page will be updated frequently as construction progresses so please bookmark it.

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 123 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the University at Albany Libraries serve the University’s students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as 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

 

May 2, 2017

Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

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May 5, 2017

Contacts: Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center, rconboy@albany.edu, (518) 442-3608; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

 


IMC Student Photography Exhibition Photo

A collaboration between the University Libraries and the Department of Art and Art History will come to fruition when an exhibition of advanced student photography opens on May 5. Titled Finding Our Way: Student Work from Art 444 Advanced Photography, the exhibition will be held in the University Library's Interactive Media Center (lower level). An impromptu conversation between Danny Goodwin, Associate Professor of Art, and Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center stimulated the idea for this University at Albany collaboration.

Art 444 Advanced Photography focuses on traditional chemical-based black and white photography, as well as digital photography. The exhibition will feature a single, limited edition photograph from each student's final project. To ensure their longevity and to encourage sustainable artistic practices, all works in the exhibition will be printed on cotton rag paper using archival pigment inks and presented on museum board.

"As a comprehensive, public research university, the production of new, distinctive creative works is one of the most important things we do at the undergraduate level," says Professor Goodwin. "I’m delighted to have worked alongside this group this semester."

"The University Libraries champion our students' work," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "In addition to supporting our faculty and students, we celebrate their achievements. We are proud to display our students’ art work in the Interactive Media Center."

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as 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.

 





April 24, 2017

Therapy Dogs at Science Library May 2

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April 24, 2017

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Outreach and Marketing Librarian, amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-3552; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Therapy Dogs at Science Library May 2


Therapy Dogs Spring 2017 photo

Therapy Dogs from nearby Schenectady will be making their soothing presence known in the Science Library atrium on Tuesday, May 2, 1:00–3:00 p.m. The program will be the first of the University Libraries' Stress Less UAlbany @ Your Libraries spring 2017 series.

A staple on college campuses during exam seasons, therapy dogs have developed a reputation for alleviating test anxiety. Recent studies indicate they also diminish feelings of depression and stress.1 All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

"The therapy dogs are definitely something I look forward to during finals," says Rachel Szeliga, a senior and Biology major. "I always do my best to see them, because it's a great break from studying. Twice a year is not enough!"

"I look forward to the therapy dogs program each semester," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "It's an event that brings the entire campus together."

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as 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.

  1. Amber Lannon and Pamela Harrison, "Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library," Public Services Quarterly 11, no. 1 (2015): 13-22 (Review of the Literature), doi: 10.1080/15228959.2014.984264.




April 21, 2017

Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

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April 21, 2017

Contacts: Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, bkeough@albany.edu, (518) 437-3931; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives was recently awarded a $157,775 grant to digitize and make freely available via the Web primary source materials that document the history of legal executions in the United States from 1608 to 2002. The grant will support the conversion to digital format of the papers of M. Watt Espy, Jr. The grant was conferred by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, will lead the project.

"Digitization increases the visibility of unique resources," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. “We are proud that Special Collections & Archives has received this prestigious grant to raise awareness of this aspect of our nation’s history." Click here to learn more.


Note card from Executions Archives

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The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as 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.

 





April 13, 2017

Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries

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April 13, 2017

Contacts: Karen Kiorpes, Head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, kkiorpes@albany.edu, (518) 437-3923; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries


Monuments Men Photo

A screening of Monuments Men, the riveting documentary about German art plunders during WWII and the work of the Allies to save our cultural heritage, will occur on Friday, April 28, 2017, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Room (lower level, B43) of the University Libraries. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. Learn how the Allies tracked down these priceless works, what they saved, and what is still missing to this day.

The screening is being organized by the Libraries' Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department in concert with "Preservation Week," a project sponsored by the American Library Association to highlight the importance of preserving our cultural heritage whether it be paintings, sculpture, sound recordings, manuscripts, books, or buildings. "Preservation Week" has occurred annually since 2005. This year's "Preservation Week" is April 23-29, 2017.  

"I am looking forward to the screening of Monuments Men," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I find that the themes of the film connect with the message of 'Preservation Week.' These values are vital to an academic library."


Preservation Week logo

 

About the University at Albany Libraries
The University at Albany Libraries comprise the University Library, the Science Library, and the Dewey Graduate Library. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America (www.arl.org/membership/list-of-arl-members), the UAlbany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and success, as well as 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.

 





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