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August 23, 2016

A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Libraries


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August 23, 2016


Contacts: Carol L. Anderson, Reference Librarian, (518) 442-3546, canderson@albany.edu; Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Libraries


A Great Dane Welcome at Your Library Photo

Albany, N.Y. (August 29, 2016) — The University Libraries will host its third annual "A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library" on Monday, August 29, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm outside of the entrance to the University Library.

The "welcome" and "welcome back" event is for all University at Albany students. It is an opportunity to find out about the resources, services, and programs the University Libraries provide in support of academic success. Learn about our phenomenal online reference databases, PAWS (Personalized Assistance with Searching), Ask Us 24/7, Library Zones, collaborative study rooms, iLearn classes, and Mac Lab. Choose from a selection of leisure reading—books donated by library staff—as well as giveaways donated by library vendors ranging from pens, bags, and Post-it notes to car chargers, water bottles, and much more.

"Last year's 'A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library' was a remarkable success," notes Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "I'm delighted to continue the University Libraries' tradition of welcoming students to campus."  

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, 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.





Student Borrowing Policies Improved


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 August 23, 2016


Contacts: Kabel Stanwicks, Head of Access Services, (518) 442-3578, kstanwicks@albany.edu; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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Student Borrowing Policies Improved


New Circulation Policy Photo

Albany, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) —Beginning today, all University at Albany students will see their due dates for borrowed books simplified and renewal limits increased. These are two of several improvements the University at Albany Libraries will be making to its borrowing policies in the months ahead.

Going forward, all students will have just three fixed due dates for circulating book loans: December 1, May 1, and September 1.

Loans for media items, such as DVDs and audio CDs will also change. Students will be able to borrow from the media collection for seven days. However, in order to provide fair and equal access to all, media will now be recallable.  

In addition, students will be able to check out up to 250 books from the circulating collection — an increase of over 200 books for undergraduates. Renewal limits will increase for all borrowers. More information about the University Libraries' updated loan policies may be found here: library.albany.edu/circ/

These improvements in the University Libraries' loan policies reflect a university-wide initiative to promote undergraduate research efforts. "Many undergraduates write a senior thesis or conduct higher level research," notes Kabel Stanwicks, Head of Access Services. "In lengthening the undergraduate loan period we are demonstrating that we recognize this and wish to be more in line with the ongoing efforts of the Provost's and Vice-Provost's offices to enhance undergraduate research opportunities."

"We are pleased to announce the revisions to our circulation policy," says Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "As we enter a new academic year, the University Libraries look forward to assisting undergraduate students even further with their research."

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, 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.





August 11, 2016

University Libraries to Host International Students Reception on August 23


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August 12, 2016


Contacts:Yu-Hui Chen, Subject Librarian for Education and East Asian Studies, ychen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3586; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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University Libraries to Host International Students Reception on August 23


International Students Reception photo

Albany, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) —The University Libraries will welcome all incoming University at Albany international students on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:15 PM. The reception will take place on the uptown campus in the University Library. Light refreshments will be served. The reception is co-sponsored by University Auxiliary Services and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

"The International Students Reception is one of my favorite University Libraries' traditions," says Interim Dean of Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I look forward to joining the campus community in welcoming our international students to the University at Albany."

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, 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.





August 10, 2016

Brush Up Your Skills on PrepSTEP


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August 10, 2016


Contacts: Mary K. Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518)442-3559; Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Brush Up Your Skills on PrepSTEP


PrepStep

Albany, N.Y. (August 10, 2016) —Grammar tutorials. Practice exams for the GREs.  EBooks on workplace communication. These are some of the many tools the University at Albany community now has online access to on the PrepSTEP platform.

PrepSTEP provides online resources to help build academic success as well as workplace preparedness. Several resources are available in Spanish. The University at Albany community may start using PrepSTEP by clicking here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4233.

Registration is required to access learning materials and to save individual practice tests.

"Adding a platform such as PrepSTEP is invaluable to the University Libraries," says Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections at the University Libraries. "It offers University at Albany students a variety of resources."

"Our students ask for review programs and test preparation resources," explains Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "PrepSTEP is just the right tool for them."

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, 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.





August 3, 2016

Streaming Video from PBS


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August 3, 2016


Contacts: Mary K. Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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Streaming Video from PBS


PBS Streaming Video Photo

Albany, N.Y. (August 3, 2016) — A curated collection of highly respected documentary films and series from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is now accessible in streaming video to UAlbany students, faculty, and staff. The PBS Video Collection Second Edition may be accessed directly by clicking here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4232.

The PBS Video Collection delivers over 200 videos, spanning documentaries and series, in one online platform. The titles cover a range of academic disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. Familiar programs such as NOVA, Frontline, and American Experience are included, as well as films by Michael Wood and Ken Burns.

"The addition of The PBS Video Collection is significant because of its wide scope," says Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections at the University at Albany Libraries. "It is a great resource for students and faculty in a variety of programs."

"Streaming videos are an integral part of libraries in the 21st century," explains Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "The PBS Video Collection allows us to provide streaming media from an authoritative and familiar outlet."

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, 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.





July 29, 2016

Life Magazine Archives Now Online


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July 29, 2016



Contacts: Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Life magazine archives

Life Magazine—Every Issue—Now Online

 


Albany, N.Y. (July 29, 2016)—Every issue of Life magazine, the iconic publication of twentieth century America, has been digitized and placed online in a database called the Life Magazine Archive. The Life Magazine Archive has just been acquired by the University at Albany Libraries for UAlbany students, faculty, and staff. The archives include the first issue in November of 1936 to the last in December of 2000—more than 2,200 issues. Each issue is available in a comprehensive, searchable cover-to-cover format (PDF).

The Life Magazine Archive can be accessed directly at http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4229.

Published by Time Inc., Life magazine featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations. The Life Magazine Archive will be invaluable to researchers of twentieth century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.

"Our collection of print issues of Life magazine has been heavily used by students and researchers over the years, and we are pleased to be able to provide the digital archives of this important photojournalism magazine," notes Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections for 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, the University at Albany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and research 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 at Albany Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.


 





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