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April 25, 2008

2008 Library faculty recipients University awards for Excellence

President George M. Philip has announced Candace Merbler has been selected to receive this year’s University award for Excellence in Professional Service. This prestigious honor is based on a recommendation from a peer review committee that examined a nomination statement together with other testimony and materials documenting performance over a sustained period. Philip wrote “While we take great pride in the accomplishments and dedication of all UAlbany faculty and staff, we are especially proud and grateful for the attainments and commitment of those individuals who are exemplars in research, teaching, and service in academic, professional, librarianship, and support positions.�

Excellence Award recipients will be recognized at a public ceremony and reception in the Campus Center Ballroom on Monday, May 5, at 3:30 pm.

President George M. Philip has announced Karen E.K. Brown has been selected to receive this year’s University award for Excellence in Librarianship. This prestigious honor is based on a recommendation from a peer review committee that examined a nomination statement together with other testimony and materials documenting performance over a sustained period. Philip wrote “While we take great pride in the accomplishments and dedication of all UAlbany faculty and staff, we are especially proud and grateful for the attainments and commitment of those individuals who are exemplars in research, teaching, and service in academic, professional, librarianship, and support positions.�

Excellence Award recipients will be recognized at a public ceremony and reception in the Campus Center Ballroom on Monday, May 5, at 3:30 pm.

Award for Outstanding Classified Staff Employee

Nancy Tessitore is the 2008 recipient of the University Libraries’ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER. This award is given annually by the Libraries to recognize an exceptional Civil Service employee who enhances the work environment by fostering a positive attitude with a spirit of cooperation and creativity in support of the University Libraries’ mission and goals.

Recipients of the award must have been employed by the Libraries as a permanent Civil Service staff member for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years on a full- or part-time basis and need to have demonstrated characteristics and contributions worthy of recognition.

The 2008 AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER jury, a volunteer committee, was composed of the following individuals: Brian S. Doubleday, Lisa Fenton, Morris L. Stilson, Gloria Herkowitz, Carol H. Jewell, and Elaine Moody (2007 recipient of the award). Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee, the Library personnel officer, is an ex-officio member of the Committee.

In bringing the name of Nancy Tessitore forward, the Committee stated the following: “Nancy has been a mentor to many, not just to those she has supervised, but to many new employees, even those who outrank her. She always has a positive attitude, which strengthens the morale of all. She used to do all of the word processing in various units; she was, in essence, the secretary, even though at the time she did not hold that civil service grade. She is always willing to learn new things, and to teach others various procedures. It is significant that she currently performs work previously done only by professionals: adding volumes and copies to sets and series, resolving circulation snags, doing collection transfers, copy cataloging English language monographs, and maintaining collection statistics. Technical Services work changes constantly, and Nancy has always shown herself to be a flexible and valuable employee. She always encourages people, is helpful, and non-judgmental. From years ago, typing innumerable card sets to currently being the most prolific copy cataloger in the Cataloging Services Department, Nancy has always liked her job. She is a great manager. Her opinions are highly valued and respected.� Nancy began her career with the University Libraries in September, 1966.

The AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER was established in 2007. The first recipient was Elaine Moody. This award is underwritten by library supporters and alums.

April 7, 2008

University Library Spring 2008 Extended Hours

Sunday, April 27–Sunday, May 4

Open 24 hours from Noon on Sunday through 1AM on Saturday, and from 9AM on Saturday to 1AM on Sunday.
Sunday, May 4–Thursday, May 15

Open 24 hours from 9AM on Sundays through 1AM on Saturdays, and from 9AM on Saturdays to 1AM on Sundays. Extended hours end at 11PM on May 15.

Service Desk Hours

Reference

http://library.albany.edu/hours/ulibrefspring.html

Circulation
April 27–May6
Monday–Thursday: 8am–3am
Friday: 8am–1am
Saturday: 9am–1am
Sunday: Noon–3am
May 7–May 15
Monday–Friday: 8am–1am
Saturday: 9am¬–1am
Sunday: Noon–1am
*The library will close at 11pm on Thursday, May 15.

Periodicals, Microforms, and the Interactive Media Center
http://library.albany.edu/hours/perimcspring.html


April 3, 2008

A Book Discussion, Omnivore’s Dilemma, in the Science Library, April 8th, at 12 noon.

Science library and School of Public Health will be having a book discussion as part of National Public Health Week. This event will take place in the Standish Room, Science library, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 8th. The theme of this year’s Public Health Week is “Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance�. If you have any questions please contact Irina Holden.

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