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March 31, 2010

New Exhibit in Science Library Atrium, “Constructing a Learning Space: The Science Library, 1984-2009�

March 24, 2010

New Database Trial - Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is one of the world’s largest online databases of streaming classical music. The database contains over 40,000 cds with close to 600,000 individual tracks. Labels include the full catalogue of Naxos and Marco Polo as well as thousands of titles from other major classical labels such as Analekta, Auvidis, Berlin Classics, BIS, Chandos, Coro, CPO, First Edition, Gimmell, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Nimbus, Opus 111, and Vox. The database contains mainly classical recordings, as well as world/folk, Chinese orchestral, and traditional music.

Naxos Music Library Online

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March 19, 2010

Reference Librarians - At Your Service - Check us out on YouTube!

Link to this Video

March 17, 2010

Writing Center at the Library

WRITING CENTER at the LIBRARY hours – Sundays 3pm-6pm (on 3/21/10
5pm-8pm). At the University Library, 1st floor South Information Commons.
For more information, check with the Writing Center at with the Reference Librarian.

March 15, 2010

Call for Award Applications

Please announce and distribute in your department’s relevant classes.  Award applications are due:  April 5, 2010.

Please encourage and assist your students to fill out the brief application, which requires a faculty signature confirming the plan’s connection with University at Albany work.

The award:

Cash awards will be given to one (1) undergraduate student and one (1) graduate student who have submitted the following application describing their research project/class paper related to feminist social justice using materials in our Libraries’ M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.  The awards are $ 100 for undergraduate and $500 for graduate students.  Students are asked to list one or two possible uses of the funds such as books, copying, software, or travel to other archives, but the award is given as a check to the recipient, requiring no follow-up receipts or verification of how the funds are used.  A short final report on the impact of the award is requested at the end of the semester.  (Summer work will be considered in either fall or spring semesters.)   

Donors from the Women’s Studies and Biology Departments have established The Patricia Stocking Brown Fund for Feminist Social Justice Research in University Libraries, to support and promote students’ interest in and use of primary materials related to the study of social justice, housed in our Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.  (For example, primary materials from NYS N.O.W., Black Women’s Clubs in NYS, Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, United University Professions labor union, history of higher education in NYS)

Criteria for selection:

The awards will be based solely on submitted applications.  Awards will be made on the basis of simple criteria:  clarity of work plan, relevance to feminist social justice, and proposed use of specified materials in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.  Applications not listing materials to be used from Special Collections and Archives will not be considered for the awards.

 Selection of awards:

Applications will be reviewed by a small committee knowledgeable in the field of feminist social justice research.

History of award:

The Award is named to honor Professor Patricia Stocking Brown, who taught Biology and Women’s and Minorities’ Studies for 35 years at nearby Siena College.  Trained at the University of Michigan in comparative endocrinology, and a self-described feminist, Patricia Stocking Brown was the first female faculty member in the sciences at Siena.  There, she established an extraordinary career as a caring and rigorous teacher and researcher who promoted student research, feminist analytical thinking, and evidence-based medicine.

Professor Brown died in 2004 from metastatic breast cancer.  UAlbany’s department of Special Collections Archives and Manuscripts contains her papers along with those of the grassroots nonprofit Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!) she co-founded in 1997 and the New York State Breast Cancer Network she also co-founded soon after, a coalition of grassroots breast cancer groups around New York State.

Contact Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee, 442-3574, for more information.

Please apply here: Patricia Stocking Brown Fund for Feminist Social Justice Research in University Libraries Award

March 5, 2010

Census 2010 – 10 Questions in 10 Minutes

2010 Census.

Census forms will be delivered or mailed to households starting in March 2010. By answering 10 simple questions you can help improve your schools, hospitals, job training programs, public transportation and much more. Take time to make a difference by completing and returning your form. People should be counted where they live and sleep most of the year, so if you live at school—on or off campus—that is where you will receive your questionnaire.

March 2, 2010

Scheduled maintenance for LexisNexis online products

Scheduled maintenance will take place on all LexisNexis online products in conjunction with the beginning of daylight savings time. The online products will be unavailable from Saturday, March 13, 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) until Sunday, March 14, 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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