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December 3, 2018

Therapy Dogs Return to the Science Library

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2018

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Outreach & 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 Return to the Science Library


Photo of Therapy Dogs at the Science Library, University at Albany

Therapy dogs return to the Science Library on Thursday, December 6. The program is a part of the University Libraries’ Stress Less Month initiative.

The dogs will be in the Science Library Atrium from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. 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.*

The organizer of the event, Outreach & Marketing Librarian Amanda Lowe, notes that the event is a fan favorite. “I love hearing so many students say how happy they are when they see the dogs,” she explains. “That's why we do it and that's what gets me excited.”

“A visit from the therapy dogs is the perfect end-of-semester program,” says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. “The University Libraries are happy to bring the campus community together during exam season.”

The program is free and open to students, faculty, and staff.

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 125 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.

* 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, https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2014.984264.

 





November 7, 2018

Rachel Dressler, PhD: Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery

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CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS IN STANDISH

November 14, 2018

Contacts: Trudi E. 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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Rachel Dressler, PhD:
Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery


Photo of Rachel Dressler,PhD, Associate Professor of Art History, University at Albany

Rachel Dressler, PhD, an Associate Professor of Art History, will deliver the last “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the Fall 2018 semester with a talk titled “Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery: A Shared Historical Discourse of Place and Space.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Dr. Dressler’s research field is medieval art. She has published extensively on medieval tomb sculpture and issues of status and gender including the book, Of Armour and Men in Medieval England: the Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights’ Effigies (2004). She has also published on materiality and identity in English medieval alabaster sculpture. Dr. Dressler’s most recent research focuses on medieval visualizations of history, especially as featured in the Bayeux Embroidery and in medieval maps such as the Hereford Mappa Mundi.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise while connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public and are held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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 125 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 2, 2018

Yanna Liang, PhD: The Pursuit of Sustainability

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November 2, 2018

Contacts: Trudi E. 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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Yanna Liang, PhD:
The Pursuit of Sustainability


Campus Conversations: Doctor Yanna Liang

Yanna Liang, PhD, founding chair of UAlbany's Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, will lead the second “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the fall 2018 semester with a talk titled “The Pursuit of Sustainability.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Dr. Liang received her BE degree in Environmental Engineering from Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu, China in 1992, and MS and PhD degrees, also in Environmental Engineering, from Utah State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Before Dr. Liang started her academic career in 2007, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency, both in China and in the U.S., for more than eight years. Her research interests include the fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles in aqueous and soil environments, water and wastewater management, and solving environmental concerns using biological processes.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public, and are always held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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 125 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.

 





October 24, 2018

Donghee Sinn, PhD: Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground

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October 24, 2018

Contacts: Trudi E. 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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Donghee Sinn, PhD:
Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground


Campus Conversations: Doctor Donghee Sinn

Donghee Sinn, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies will kick off the first “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the fall 2018 semester with a talk titled “Personal Digital Archiving on Common Ground.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Sinn's research focuses on digital and personal archiving, public memory, and the use of digital formatted primary sources. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She has published widely and teaches three different graduate courses.

“In this talk, I want to present some of the quantitative studies I have conducted to understand general patterns and trends of personal digital archiving practices,” explains Dr. Sinn. “While it is true that individuals have their unique methods, my research findings also suggest that there are some discernible patterns of information practices. Some challenges and factors that were identified from previous exploratory studies do not seem to be widely applied, while there are other factors that display significant associations with information practices.”

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public, and are always held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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 125 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.

 





October 12, 2018

Advance Open Access with the University Libraries

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October 18, 2018

Contacts: Lindsay Van Berkom, Scholars Archive Administrator, lvanberkom@albany.edu, (518) 442-3517; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Advance Open Access with the University Libraries

 Open Access Day
October 25, 2018
9:15 am-3:15 pm
Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room
Science Library

The University Libraries will be celebrating Open Access Week with a full-day event in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on Thursday, October 25, 9:15 am-3:15pm. The event is free and open to the public. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

Open Access Week is an annual global event during which members of the academic and research communities come together to discuss how removing access barriers to scholarly output could transform the way scientific research is conducted in the future. Open Access Week in 2018 is October 22-28.

Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), will discuss ways to foster an open access culture on campus and SPARC’s efforts to promote and support advances in open access. Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, will talk about his experience developing a data repository. Other programming will include a panel discussion with the UAlbany Provost’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Fellows, TED-style Scholars Archive updates, and a roundtable discussion of scholarly communication topics.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our Open Access Day event page (http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/open_access_week/).

With thanks to the generous support of University Auxiliary Services and SUNY OLIS


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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 125 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.

 





October 8, 2018

Therapy Dogs Return to University Libraries October 11

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 8, 2018

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Outreach & 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 Return to University Libraries


Photo of therapy dogs midterms fall 2018

The University Libraries will bring therapy dogs to the Science Library's atrium on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:30–2:00 pm. The program serves as an opportunity for students to take a break from studying for midterms.

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]

“I look forward to the therapy dogs program each semester,” says Amanda Lowe, Outreach & Marketing Librarian. “I take great pride in this tradition. It's an event that brings the entire campus together.”

The program is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

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 125 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

[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, doi:10.1080/15228959.2014.984264.

 




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