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January 9, 2017

ILLiad Service Interruption on Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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December 22, 2016

Contacts: Timothy Jackson, Resource Sharing and Reserves Coordinator, tjackson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3613; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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ILLiad Service Interruption on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ILLiad, the Libraries' interlibrary loan software, will be unavailable on Tuesday, January 10, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm due to a software upgrade. Thank you for your patience while ILLiad is unavailable.

 

 

 

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December 7, 2016

Faculty Reserves Requests for Winter and Spring 2017 Semesters

The University Libraries are now accepting reserves requests from faculty for the winter and spring 2017 semesters. The Libraries recommend that faculty submit requests at least one week prior to the start of your class to ensure all requested materials are available by the first day of your class.


December 5, 2016

Therapy Dogs Help You Stress Less



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December 5, 2016

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Lending & Access Services Associate amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-4424; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Therapy Dogs Help You Stress Less


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The University Libraries invite all UAlbany students, faculty, and staff to experience a series of fall 2016 events meant to reduce student stress during finals. The kick-off event will be a Therapy Dogs visit on Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm in the garden-level atrium of the Science Library.

The Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International will be bringing dogs to the Science Library that have been specially trained to comfort people experiencing stress. Therapy dogs are known for their ability to lower stress levels in a variety of educational settings, which is the reason they frequent campuses during exam times. Studies show that therapy dogs rival conventional stress management programs in reducing anxiety, stress, and depression.

"We're very excited to have the therapy dogs back again," says Amanda Lowe, University Libraries Lending & Access Services Associate. "They were here in October for midterms and we had a record turnout."

"The therapy dogs have become a staple in our stress reduction programming," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "It is one of my favorite University Libraries' traditions."

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 124 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.

 

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. 2 (2015): 14. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2014.984264     

 

 





Requesting Library Materials During Winter Break


Requesting Library Materials During Winter Break

The Science and Dewey Libraries will be closed December 21 through January 2.

For periods when the Science and Dewey Libraries are closed to the public, library materials will be paged and held for pickup at the University Library. Please request needed materials via the library's catalog.

Delivery of library materials to the Science and Dewey Libraries will be suspended on December 20. Materials on hold for users at the Science and Dewey Libraries and not picked up by December 20 will be sent to the University Library for pickup.

The Science and Dewey Libraries will reopen, and all delivery services will resume, on January 3.

If you have questions about these services please call 442-3613.

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 124 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





November 8, 2016

Welcome Visiting Scholar Rong Xiao



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November 8, 2016


Contact: Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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University Libraries Welcome
Visiting Scholar Rong Xiao

 


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The University Libraries welcome its first Institute for International Visiting Scholars, visiting librarian Rong Xiao.

In support of the University President's initiative to expand the University at Albany's international reach, Yu-Hui Chen, PhD, Subject Librarian for Education and East Asian Studies initiated a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Center for International Education and Global Strategy to recruit librarians from overseas to attend the Center's newly established Institute for International Visiting Scholars (IIVS). Dr. Chen developed a proposal for the Libraries to host an international visiting librarian for the fall 2016 semester. The program allows the visiting librarian to gain an understanding of how American libraries operate by observing many facets of our operation and taking field trips to other libraries. In addition, the visiting librarian will take part in seminars and other cultural activities hosted by IIVS.

Ms. Xiao works at the Library of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China). Ms. Xiao received a Bachelor's degree in English for Economics and Trade and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

"I am enjoying the environment at the University Libraries," says Ms. Xiao. "My dean at SWUFE expects me to get a good understanding of how U.S. libraries operate and the differences between U.S. libraries and libraries in China." Ms. Xiao comments favorably on the Libraries' zones for collaborative, quiet, and silent study, noting that the study spaces provide a good opportunity for people to work longer and more comfortably.

"We are pleased to host Ms. Xiao as a visiting librarian this semester," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "We believe that her visit will provide both the library and the campus community with meaningful exposure to diverse perspectives. This, in turn, will enrich our learning environment."

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 124 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

 





October 5, 2016

2016 Presidential Election: An Historian's Perspective


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October 5, 2016


Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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2016 Presidential Election: An Historian's Perspective




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Dr. Carl Bon Tempo, Associate Professor of History, will present "Election 2016: An Historical Perspective" on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.–1:30 p.m., in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event is free and open to all. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

Professor Bon Tempo will deliver a brief presentation and then facilitate a discussion around the issues. The highly-contested 2016 election has been the subject of unprecedented coverage and record turn-outs. A look at historical currents will offer insight and context to this year's race.

"Obviously, the 2016 election has so far proven to be an extraordinary event and is on the minds of most Americans. My goal in this talk is to provide some historical perspective on the election and the candidates," says Professor Bon Tempo. "Hopefully, I will be able to help our community better understand some of the dynamics at play and where this election sits in the longer history of American politics."

An accomplished scholar and educator, Professor Bon Tempo has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.

The event will be the second in the series of "Campus Conversations in Standish" of the 2016-2017 academic year. The University Libraries launched "Campus Conversations in Standish" in spring 2015 to call attention to University at Albany faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. All "Campus Conversations in Standish" are held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third floor of the Science Library at the University at Albany and are free and open to the public.

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 124 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

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