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October 1, 2013

Open Access Week 2013

The University at Albany Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2013 with a program of student and faculty presentations on Wednesday, October 23.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its 7th year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn more about the benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in making Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Open Access to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and reuse those results as needed - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole.

Wednesday, October 23, 10AM - 12:30PM

Program will be held in the Standish Room, 3rd Floor, Science Library. Beverages and appetizers will be served.

10AM: Chris Kotfila, Ph.D. candidate, Information Science, University at Albany, "Reproducible Research: Open Access, Open Data, Open Tools and Metrics"

11AM: Adam Gordon, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, "Identifying and Addressing the Challenges of Open Access Data Sharing"

Off-campus guests, please contact Lorre Smith ( for parking information.

Thanks to University Auxiliary Services for its generous support of this program.

April 13, 2012

Extended Hours Spring 2012

Extended Hours have been announced! The University Libraries is excited to continue offering its extended hours for finals week from Friday, May 4th - Thursday, May 16th. Circulation services will be available ALL hours that the libraries are open, as well as access to our laptops, headphones, and reserve materials. The Science Library and the University Library combined offer more than 200 PCs and 12 Macs maintained by ITS, quiet study space throughout the buildings, and many Group Study Rooms - all equipped with a PC, table, chairs, a dry erase board, and wireless Internet access.

The University Library will be open:
         Sunday                        9:00am - 24 Hours
Monday-Thursday*                --- 24 Hours ---
          Friday               24 Hours - 1:00am (Saturday morning)
       Saturday                       9:00am - 1:00am

The Science Library will be open:
         Sunday                        11:00am - 1:00am
Monday-Thursday*          8:00am - 1:00am
          Friday                       8:00am - 8:00pm
       Saturday                       9:00am - 8:00pm

*The Science Library will close at 6:00pm, and the University Library will close at 8:00pm on Thursday, May 16th.

We welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas for improvement. Please contact Shawn Marosek at or 442-3612.

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February 3, 2012

Writing Center @ the Library

Need help with writing?
This Spring -- Sundays 3-6pm and Wednesdays 5-8pm, University Library, Reference area!

October 10, 2011

The Worlds of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester in Albany, N.Y. (1966 - 1972) - October 14, 2011 - January 12, 2012


The Official Website of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester in Albany, NY (1966-1972)

The Gonzalo Torrente Ballester Collection at the University at Albany Libraries (SUNY) is the most comprehensive in the U.S. It includes both works by and about the author. Of special importance are his diaries and the two typescripts of Don Juan housed in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. The collection also contains first editions of the vast majority of Torrente Ballester's works, many of which are signed by the author.

Official Website of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester in Albany, NY (1966-1972)


Legacy of Spanish Literary Icon to be Honored at UAlbany on Oct. 14

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 23, 2011) -- In the 1960s, famed Spanish novelist Gonzalo Torrente Ballester found creative refuge at the University at Albany after escaping the heavy hand of censorship under Francisco Franco's government.

See more from the UAlbany press release


The Official Exhibit Brochure - Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Open the Event Brochure


Exhibit Credits

Curated by

Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Hispanic Studies Bibliographer and Outreach Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY

Sponsored and supported by

University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY

Office of International Education, University at Albany, SUNY

Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


University Libraries

Jodi Boyle, Kathleen Broeder, Karen Brown, Mary Casserly, Ann Kearney

Brian Keough, Roger Lipera, John Pardavila, Betsaida Reyes, Mary Van Ullen, and Geoffrey Williams

University at Albany

Ray Bromley, Ilka Kressner, Joana Sabadell-Nieto, and April Schmidt

Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Carmen Becerra Suárez, Miguel Fernández-Cid, Marián Portela, Marina Martínez Mattanó and �lvaro Torrente Sánchez-Guisande

Additional contributors

Daniel Joudrey, Sally Lawrence, Drosoula Lytra, Stephen Miller, Francisca Ojeda-Suárez Miller, and José Miguel Torrente Sánchez-Guisande

September 27, 2011

Open Access Week 2011 Events

The University at Albany University Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2011 with exhibits and a program of activities on the afternoon of Wednesday October 26.

Wednesday October 26

12:00-1:30pm Brown bag lunch and discussion of open access Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Bring a lunch and the libraries will provide drinks. Discussion moderator will be Irina Holden, Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian. Co - Sponsored by Eastern New York Chapter Association of College (ENY/ACRL) and Research Libraries R.S.V.P Lorre Smith by October 21, 2011

2:00-3:30pm “Open Science, Free Software, and Citizen Astronomers' Dr. David Hogg Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Being open in scientific research--sharing code and ideas before publication, for example--can yield huge direct benefits for scientific investigators. This is most true when ideas are cheap but execution is expensive; these conditions are met in most (but not all) scientific fields. One of the big side effects of extreme openness is that it makes it easy for outsiders (non-traditionally trained or self-trained) scientists to contribute meaningfully to research. Dr. Hogg will give examples from work by his group. A reception will follow the talk in the Standish Room.

4:00-4:45: Tour of College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY) is a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology.

R.S.V.P. Lorre Smith to reserve a spot on the tour by October 21, 2011.

Thanks to University Auxiliary Services for its generous support of these programs.


October 20, 2010

Open Access Week: October 18-24, 2010

Open Access Week 2010 October 18-24
University Libraries Event


Panel Discussion

“Open Access -- the World of Research Within Reach
 UA Faculty Open Access “Championsâ€? Discuss Their Ventures in the Open Access Worldâ€?
 Thursday October 21, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
University Library basement: Cobb Room


Welcome by Dr. Mary Casserly, Dean and Director of University Libraries


Introductions by Dr. Peter Bloniarz, Dean of the College of Computing and Information


Dr. Timothy Stephen, Professor of Communication: Discussion of the development and challenges involved in organizing the Academic Serials in Communication – Unified System (ASCUS)


 Dr. Gerry Zahavi, Professor of History: Discussion of ventures In open access multi-media history publications


 Dr. Rachel Dressler, Professor of Art History: Discussion of starting the open access journal:  Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art


Reception and light refreshments will follow the panel discussion

May 6, 2010

Library Palooza 2010 August 29, 2010 from 1-3pm

Come and Join the fun! See our homepage for Library Palooza:


August 25, 2008

Library Palooza Prize winners

Congratulations to all the winners!
Dell Printer 9285365
iPod Touch 9286041

Bobbleheads (2)

If you hold a winning ticket, contact Colin Quin 442-4424 to pick up your prize.

September 20, 2007

Marketing @ Your Library Workshop Now Accepting Registration

Deadline October 11, 2007

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and University at Albany, State University of New York are accepting participant registration, for the Marketing @ Your Library Workshop with an application deadline of October 11, 2007. The workshop is an intensive one-day program intended to guide individuals in developing a marketing communications program for an academic library. The focus is on communicating with external audiences but involving internal audiences, e.g. staff, friends, and volunteers. The program emphasizes basic marketing concepts and skills that enable libraries to develop a customized marketing program. Time is also spent on learning about award winning marketing plans and activities successfully undertaken by academic libraries from across the country. In addition, information is provided about ACRL’s Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award competition.

Workshop Instructors
The workshop instructors are: Ken Marks, Dean Emeritus of University Libraries, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, and former chair of ACRL @ your Library Task Force and the ACRL Marketing Academic Research Libraries Committee. Dr. Marks has presented this highly acclaimed workshop to academic librarians located in the US, Europe and Asia; Mary F. Evangeliste, Training Coordinator-Information Commons, Undergraduate Services Team, University of Arizona, Main Library, Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Evangeliste was a member of the American University Libraries Team that was the 2005 recipient of ACRL’s Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award; Frank D’Andraia, Dean and Director of Libraries, The University at Albany, State University of New York and chair, ACRL’s Marketing Academic Research Libraries Committee, as well as MARL Committee members Barbara Winters, Dean of Libraries, Marshal University, Huntington West Virginia and Cynthia (Cyndy) Pawlek, Associate Librarian of the College Dartmouth College.

Who Should Attend
The one day workshop is designed for librarians with an interest in developing a marketing plan or strengthening an existing marketing initiative. It is most appropriate for those who have direct responsibility for development and marketing efforts and for those individuals interested in developing programs to heighten user attention to selected library services and operations.

Date & Location
The workshop will be held Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the Science Library (Standish Room) of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

The registration deadline is Thursday, October 11, 2007.

The participation fee for this one-day ACRL/UA workshop is $100 per participant ($75 for ACRL, and ENY/ACRL members, as well as SUNY Library Personnel). This covers the cost of the program and instructional materials, and refreshments (morning coffee & treats, lunch and afternoon coffee and treats).

To Register and for information:

Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee

Library Personnel Officer

University Libraries - LI 111

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12222

(518) 442-3574 phone

(518) 442-3567 fax

February 14, 2007

All UA Libraries will close at 2pm on Wednesday, February 14th

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, all UA Libraries will close at 2pm today, Wednesday February 14th.

November 27, 2006

Science Writers' Colloquia Series - Dale Peterson

The Science Writers' Colloquia Series presents Dale Peterson, author of Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

Wed. December 6
4:00 p.m.
Standish Room,
3rd floor, Science Library
Catered reception and book signing to follow

For more information, contact: Barbara Via, at 518-591-8150.

July 20, 2006

German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection Program on October 12

The program "University in Exile: Refugee Scholars, the New School for Social Research, and the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection" sponsored by the University Libraries, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be presented on Thursday, October 12, 2006, in the Standish Room of the Science Library.

The program will include: Dr. Claus-Dieter Krohn’s discussion of this unique period of immigration; Dr. Johannes Evelein’s discussion of the role of émigré writers in American intellectual history; and Dr. John M. Spalek’s discussion of the founding and growth of the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection at the University at Albany Library. Additional information about the program is available at

The German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives presently consists of more than 1,500 cubic feet of personal papers, organizational records, political pamphlets, tape recordings, photographs, and related research materials documenting the German intellectual exodus of the 1930s and 1940s. Additional information about the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection is available at

May 23, 2006

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor a Trip to Glimmerglass Opera July 16

We invite you to join us this summer for our Summer Musical Outing to Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY, on Sunday, July 16, 2006, to enjoy a boisterous production of Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,� one of the world’s great Romantic operas. We will travel in an air-conditioned touring bus.

Prior to the opera performance, we will—once again—enjoy the famous, sumptuous buffet brunch at the lakeside Otesaga Hotel. Selections will include waffles and exotic omelets to order, breakfast meats, carving meats, pancakes, waffles and toppings, hash browns, baked goods, salads, fruits, luscious pastries, desserts, and more.

The cost of this Glimmerglass outing, including transportation, brunch, and the opera ticket, is only $133 for first-floor seats, and $117 for balcony seats.. Return reservations to Del Cummings, 1976 Curry Road-A104, Schenectady NY 12303 ( 518-356-0377). For further information, contact Colleen ( Reservations due by JUNE 30, 2006.

9:30 am
Bus leaves University uptown campus from the University parking lot across from Alumni House (free parking available).
11:30 am
Brunch at The Otesaga Hotel.
2:00 pm
Barber of Seville
5:00 pm
Depart from Glimmerglass to Albany
6:45 pm
Bus arrives at the University uptown campus starting point.

Space is limited and seats go quickly, so reserve early. RESERVE NOW WHILE THERE’S SPACE!

For your convenience, a reservation form is available online. Print the form, fill it out, and mail it with your check to the address on the form. Connect to the form.

April 4, 2006

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor Aqua Ducks Tour on May 3

Join the Friends of the Libraries, University at Albany, for a special tour through historic Albany on land and on the Hudson River on Wednesday, May 3! The trip through historic downtown Albany will take 45 minutes; there will also be a 30-minute journey on the Hudson River, to see many sites "off shore."

There will be an optional lunch, at the Albany Pump Station, after the trip. The trip begins at 10:30 am, at the Visitors’ Center, Quackenbush Square, downtown Albany. Parking is free. The lunch will be on your own, so you can order as much as you like, and enjoy the end of a pleasant day on an outing with the Friends of the Libraries.

Cost of the Aqua Duck tour is $16. Please contact Del Cummings, at 518-356-0377 or e-mail: delmagic1@aol. com. Reservations are due by April 21, 2006.

March 20, 2006

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor Paperback Book Sale April 5

Contact: Roberta Armstrong, 518-442-3540, or

ALBANY, NY (March 20, 2006)—Friends of the Libraries, University at Albany, will sponsor a special paperback book sale, from 10 am-3 pm, in the University Library on the uptown campus.

All paperback books will sell for $ .50 each. The books on sale include fiction as well as non-fiction books, with all genres represented. Volunteers who would like to participate in the sale should contact Del Cummings (518-356-0377 or or Gloria Herkowitz (518-482-3663 or

All proceeds from the Friends’ annual book sale go to Albany’s University Libraries, in support of student scholarship and services.

To learn more about the Friends of the Libraries : Membership in the Friends of the Libraries is open to all who share an enthusiasm for books and a commitment to building for the future of the University Libraries at the University at Albany.

Albany’s University Libraries are ranked as one of the top 100 research libraries in the United States by the Association of Research Libraries. The Libraries serve the University’s community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University’s Libraries, see the Website:

February 2, 2006

Libraries Support the First University at Albany Reading Project

Mountains Beyond Mountains The first University at Albany Reading Project is underway. The text chosen for this event is Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.

The University Libraries are contributing to this effort. Librarian Elaine Lasda Bergman has created Mountains Beyond Mountains: Bibliography & Selected Resources Available at the UA Libraries. This bibliography includes reviews of the book, as well as a list of related items available in the Libraries including other books by Tracy Kidder, selected resources by Paul Farmer, and resources on health care in developing countries. Also included are links to related Web sites of interest.

The University Library has mounted exhibits to mark the event. In the lobby is a display case exhibiting "Tracy Kidder Writes about Dr. Paul Farmer." This displays information about the written works of both authors. The bulletin board near the Reference Desk offers "Exploring Themes and Issues: Mountains Beyond Mountains." This display is organized as a concept map and explores a number of themes engendered by Mountains Beyond Mountains. Users can pick up a series of bookmarks that offer additional information on these themes.

More than 20 copies of Mountains Beyond Mountains are available on reserve at the University Library. The book can be requested by call number R 154 F36 K53 2004 and is available for 72-hour loan.

For more information about the University at Albany Reading Project, visit the Reading Project site.

January 11, 2006

Winter Library Palooza: Monday, January 30, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Check out our Winter Library Palooza page.

Come to the University Library on Monday, January 30th, from 1-3 pm! We’ll have free coffee and tea and other giveaways, as well as the chance to enter a drawing for one of 3 $100 gift certificates to the UAlbany Bookstore. Representatives from the Libraries, SunyCard, ITS, Academic Support and Student Affairs will be present to answer your questions and welcome you back to campus. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with L’il D!

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