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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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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


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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.

 




September 21, 2018

University Libraries Spotlight Banned Books Week

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September 21, 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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University Libraries Spotlight Banned Books Week


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The University Libraries will draw attention to the harms of censorship during Banned Books Week (September 23-29, 2018) with a number of programs and events.

On Monday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the University Libraries will hold a “Banned Books Read-Out” on the academic podium in front of the University Library. Members of the campus community are invited to read passages from their favorite banned books. For lists of challenged books, see: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks.

In addition, a screening of the film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the University Library’s Cobb Room (B43). A conversation on censorship, Harry Potter, and banned books will follow.

These events coincide with Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. Traditionally held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week is a way to bring together the book community at large-- everyone from authors, librarians, journalists, teachers, students, publishers, booksellers, and readers of every shape and size. Ultimately it is a celebration of people joining together to show their shared support of the freedom to be able to seek and express ideas, even if those same ideas are considered by some to be unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week expands efforts across the country to eliminate the removal or restricted access to books, drawing attention to the harms of censorship.


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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.

 





September 18, 2018

Advance Open Access with the University Libraries



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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 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


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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.


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.


Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC (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 the Libraries' Open Access Day (http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/open_access_week/) event page.



With thanks for the generous support of University Auxiliary Services



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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.


August 20, 2018

University Libraries Welcome All Great Danes

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August 27, 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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University Libraries Welcome All Great Danes


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The University Libraries will host its fifth annual “A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library”on Monday, August 27, 1:30–3:30 p.m. outside the entrance to the University Library.

The event provides an opportunity for all University at Albany students to learn about library resources and services that support student success—wide-ranging online databases, PAWS (Personalized Assistance with Searching), Ask Us 24/7 online research guidance, library zones, collaborative study rooms, iLearn workshops, and the IMC (Innovate Make Create center). A selection of leisure reading—books specially donated by library staff—and free sunglasses, stadium cups, bookmarks, and stickers will also be available.

“I encourage all students to visit us during the Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library,” says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. “Our faculty and staff will share many of the library services and resources that support student success.”  

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.

 





August 10, 2018

University Libraries Host International Students Reception

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August 10, 2018

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

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University Libraries Host International Students Reception

The University Libraries will welcome all incoming University at Albany international students on Monday, August 20, 2018, 4:00–5:15 p.m. The reception will take place in the University Library on the uptown campus.

“The International Students Reception is among my favorite University Libraries traditions,” says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. “I look forward to it every year. It is a great pleasure hosting the University at Albany community as we welcome our new international students to campus.”

All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by University Auxiliary Services and the office of International Student and Scholar Services.

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.

 





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