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December 18, 2014

Downtime for Minerva - Library Catalog on Friday, December 19, 2014 starting at 7pm


On Friday, December 19, search functionality in the online catalog, Minerva, will be unavailable until service updates complete.

December 16, 2014

Requesting Library Materials during Energy Savings Initiative


The Science and Dewey Libraries will be closed December 19 through January 4. Library materials will be paged and held for pickup at the University Library. Please request materials via UA Delivery (illiad.albany.edu), by phone (442-3569), or by email (send title, call number, and location to circulation@albany.edu).

Materials on hold for users at Science and Dewey should be picked up by December 17. Holds not picked up by December 17 will be sent to the University Library for pickup.

Office delivery services for faculty will be suspended during the Energy Savings Initiative.

Science and Dewey Libraries will reopen, and all delivery services will resume, on January 5.

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

 

December 9, 2014

University Library Alternate Work Environment Intersession Energy Savings Initiative 2014/15



Library Hours of Operation


The University Library (west end of the Podium) hours of operation will be as follows: 

December 19th through January 20th Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and Monday January 20th. The building will be open on Tuesday January 20nd 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Note the building will also be closed on 12/25/14 and 1/1/15.


During the Limited Operations Period the Dewey & Science Library will be closed to the public 12/19/13 - 1/4/14.  The Science Library will be open Monday January 5th through January 20th   Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and Monday January 19th.   The building will be open on Tuesday January 20th 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  


The Dewey Library will be open Monday January 5th through January 20th Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and Monday January 19th.  The building will be open on Tuesday January 20th 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. 


For additional information on the hours of operation for the Intersession period please consult the University Libraries web page http://library.albany.edu/about/hours


University Library Alternate Work Environment: Intersession Energy Savings Initiative

University employees coming to the University Library to do their work during the Limited Operations Period 12/19/14 - 1/4/15 should expect the following conditions:



  • Normal level heat at 68 degrees and standard office environment lighting

  • Use of the Group Study space on the first floor north side of the building where there are tables and chairs in an open setting with windows. The Library will not provide private office space, supplies, or access to staff areas.

  • Please note that phone calls cannot be forwarded to the University Library. Be sure to make other arrangements to address personal or business related calls.  Should employees need to print; offices can purchase a Library Department Card by contacting Library Accounting (442-3572) ahead of time and use the UniPrint service.

  • Wireless access in certain spaces to connect to the Internet via your own wireless cards or laptops with integrated wireless.

  • Personal Belongings: while working in public areas do not leave valuables unattended due to the risk of theft.

  • Lunch Location: University personnel can use the basement level Staff Lounge, LI-B005, to eat lunch.  The lounge has a microwave, vending machines, and casual seating.

  • Please keep in mind the University Library is open for business and has an obligation to provide the appropriate environment for students and researchers.

  • Any questions or concerns about these arrangements can be addressed by Peter Recore-Migirditch, Assistant Director for Finance & Administration, 442-3563, prm@albany.edu

December 8, 2014

200 New Electrical Outlets Added to the University Library.

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December 8, 2014

Contacts: Carol Lee Anderson, canderson@albany.edu (518) 442-3546

Responding to users' repeated requests for more electrical outlets in the University Library, 200 new electrical outlets have been installed around the perimeter of the third floor of the University Library.

Renovation work in the University Library will continue as the second floor is wired for additional electrical outlets and wireless access points. To limit noise, renovation work will only take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am - 3:30pm.

Power Outlets Man

Electrical upgrades will take place at the University Library Monday-Friday during the hours of 7:00 am - 3:30 pm only.

 

"We appreciate everyone's cooperation and tolerance for the noise and disruption while this work is being done," says Peter Recore-Migirditch, Assistant Director for Finance & Administration at the University Libraries. "I think I can assure you that the inconvenience will be worth it in the end for our users."

Although University Library users are welcome to use the second floor while work is underway during the specified time period (Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm), quieter study spaces are available on the University Library's lower level (B) and on the third floor, which is quieter now that the electrical outlets installation has been completed. The Science Library also has quiet study spaces. Work on the second floor will continue through January 2015.

December 1, 2014

UAlbany Libraries Commit Further to Sustainability

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December 1, 2014

Contacts: Carol Lee Anderson, canderson@albany.edu (518) 442-3546


Two new water stations that make it easy to refill a reusable water bottle have been installed on the first floor of the University Library--one near the reference desk and one near the north elevator.  The water is filtered as well, tasting just as good as, if not better than, bottled water that is sold commercially. Refilling water bottles reduces the number of plastic bottles sent daily to landfills.  

Liss Water Refill

Grad Student Liss Bussen refills her water bottle with filtered water at one of the University Library’s new water refill stations.

"I looked at the water refill station at Liberty Terrace last August and was so impressed that I immediately contacted Mary Ellen Mallia," Director of UAlbany’s Office of Environmental Sustainability, “about installing water refill stations in the University Libraries” says Carol Lee Anderson, Reference Librarian at the UAlbany Libraries.   The Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Facilities Energy Office provided the financial support and expertise for the installation of the water refill stations.

Water Fountain


"The Dewey Graduate Library at UAlbany's downtown campus had a water refill station installed last year," says Peter Recore-Migirditch, Assistant Director for Finance & Administration at the University Libraries. "We are planning to get water refill stations installed in the Science Library as well."




"It takes 1000 years for a plastic water bottle to degrade in a landfill," says Dr. Mallia. "I am pleased that the UAlbany Libraries provide more options for the campus community to refill their reusable water bottles."

Landfill of Plastic

  • Only one out of five plastic water bottles are recycled. The other four bottles contribute to three billion pounds of waste from plastic water bottles.
  • Seventeen million barrels of oils are used annually to produce plastic water bottles.

Source:  http://www.onlineeducation.net/bottled_water

 

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