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Welcome Visiting Scholar Rong Xiao

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:22:26 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 Contact: Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568. University Libraries - University at Albany University Libraries Welcome Visiting Scholar Rong Xiao   The University Libraries welcome its first Institute for International Visiting Scholars, visiting librarian Rong Xiao. In support of the University President's initiative to expand the University at Albany's international reach, Yu-Hui Chen, PhD, Subject Librarian for Education and East Asian Studies initiated a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Center for International Education and Global Strategy to recruit librarians from overseas to attend the Center's newly established Institute for International Visiting Scholars (IIVS). Dr. Chen developed a proposal for the Libraries to host an international visiting librarian for the fall 2016 semester. The program allows the visiting librarian to gain an understanding of how American libraries operate by observing many facets of our operation and taking field trips to other libraries. In addition, the visiting librarian will take part in seminars and other cultural activities hosted by IIVS. Ms. Xiao works at the Library of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province (China). Ms. Xiao received a Bachelor's degree in English for Economics and Trade and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. "I am enjoying the environment at the University Libraries," says Ms. Xiao. "My dean at SWUFE expects me to get a good understanding of how U.S. libraries operate and the differences between U.S. libraries and libraries in China." Ms. Xiao comments favorably on the Libraries' zones for collaborative, quiet, and silent study, noting that the study spaces provide a good opportunity for people to work longer and more comfortably. "We are pleased to host Ms. Xiao as a visiting librarian this semester," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "We believe that her visit will provide both the library and the campus community with meaningful exposure to diverse perspectives. This, in turn, will enrich our learning environment." 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 124 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   Comments (0) [...]



2016 Presidential Election: An Historian's Perspective

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:35:08 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2016 Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568. University Libraries - University At Albany 2016 Presidential Election: An Historian's Perspective Dr. Carl Bon Tempo, Associate Professor of History, will present "Election 2016: An Historical Perspective" on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.–1:30 p.m., in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event is free and open to all. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Professor Bon Tempo will deliver a brief presentation and then facilitate a discussion around the issues. The highly-contested 2016 election has been the subject of unprecedented coverage and record turn-outs. A look at historical currents will offer insight and context to this year's race. "Obviously, the 2016 election has so far proven to be an extraordinary event and is on the minds of most Americans. My goal in this talk is to provide some historical perspective on the election and the candidates," says Professor Bon Tempo. "Hopefully, I will be able to help our community better understand some of the dynamics at play and where this election sits in the longer history of American politics." An accomplished scholar and educator, Professor Bon Tempo has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. The event will be the second in the series of "Campus Conversations in Standish" of the 2016-2017 academic year. The University Libraries launched "Campus Conversations in Standish" in spring 2015 to call attention to University at Albany faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. All "Campus Conversations in Standish" are held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third floor of the Science Library at the University at Albany and are free and open to the public. 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 124 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 Comments (0) [...]



University Libraries to Celebrate Open Access Week. Jerry Sheehan of the White House OSTP to be Keynote Speaker

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:53:49 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18 , 2016 Contacts: Elaine Lasda Bergman, Subject Librarian for Social Welfare and Reference, elasdabergman@albany.edu,(518)442-3695; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu,(518)442-3568. University Libraries - University At Albany University Libraries to Celebrate Open Access Week Jerry Sheehan of the White House OSTP to be Keynote Speaker Jerry Sheehan of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will be the keynote speaker at the University Libraries' celebration of Open Access Week. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room and is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served with support provided by UAlbany's University Auxiliary Services. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Open Access Week is an annual global event during which members of the academic and research communities come together to discuss how removing existing barriers to accessing scholarly research could transform the way research and scientific inquiry is conducted. Open Access Week runs from October 24 to October 30 in 2016. Mr. Sheehan, the OSTP's Assistant Director of Scientific Data and Information will address the implementation of the public access policy for accessing data from all federally grant-funded research projects. Other topics will include: Open Educational Resources (OERs), Scholars Archive (UAlbany's open access digital repository), and an update on SUNY-wide open access initiatives. "As a center of scholarly communication on the UAlbany campus, the Libraries encourage and support open access initiatives," says Rebecca L. Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "It's important for all researchers to understand the implications of federal mandates regarding open access to research data, and our keynote speaker will be addressing the implementation of this policy." Tentative Schedule 10:00 am Check in and Coffee 10:15 am Welcome and Introduction 10:25 am Lindsay Van Berkom,University Libraries, University at Albany Scholars Archive Snapshot: Showcase Your Research 10:45 am Jerry Sheehan, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Opening Science: Increasing Access to Federally Funded Research Noon Lunch 1:00 pm Elaine Lasda Bergman,University Libraries, University at Albany and Julie Cuccio Slichko, Information Technology Services, University at Albany OERs - A Game Changer for Higher Ed 1:30 pm Jessica Clemons, SUNY ESF, SUNY Council of Library Directors SUNY-wide Open Access Initiatives 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 124 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 Comments (0) [...]



Rebecca Mugridge Appointed Dean of University Libraries

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:01:49 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 28, 2016


Contacts:Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Rebecca Mugridge Appointed Dean of University Libraries

 


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Albany, N.Y. (September 28, 2016)—Rebecca Mugridge was appointed Dean of University Libraries effective August 26, 2016. Interim President James Stellar officially announced Mugridge's appointment in an e-mail distributed to University at Albany faculty and staff.

Mugridge has served in the capacity of Interim Dean & Director of the University Libraries since July 2015. She joined the University at Albany Libraries in 2013 as Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems. Prior to her appointment at the University at Albany, she held positions at a number of academic libraries, including The Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

"When I arrived in Albany, I saw a university library system with immense potential," Mugridge explains. "I'm grateful and excited to be leading an ARL institution. My vision is to continue the current initiatives undertaken by the University Libraries, while also expanding our reach in the campus community. Collaborative efforts with faculty and students are among my top priorities." 

Mugridge received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. She also earned an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University in 1998. Outside of the University Libraries, Mugridge enjoys traveling, exploring upstate New York, reading, and spending time with her dogs and cats.

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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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.








Defend Freedom. Read Banned Books.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:25 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2016 Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Lending and Access Services Associate, amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-4424; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568. University Libraries - University At Albany Defend Freedom. Read Banned Books. Albany, N.Y. (September 28, 2016)—Attempts occur far too frequently to ban such books as The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Bridge to Terabithia, and Beloved. The University Libraries encourage the UAlbany community to resist censorship by reading passages from their favorite banned books at a Banned Books Read-Out. The Banned Books Read-Out will be held at the University Library on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Current Periodicals Room (lower level). A discussion about censorship will be led by Amanda Lowe, University Libraries Lending and Access Services Associate. The event coincides with Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. For lists of frequently challenged books, see: www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/childrensbooks. Banned Books Week, which is traditionally held during the last week of September (September 25–October 1 in 2016), 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, journalists, professors, students, librarians, booksellers, publishers, 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 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 while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. "The University Libraries are very excited to be able to hold this event again," says Amanda Lowe, University Libraries Lending and Access Services Associate. "Being able to have honest conversations about intellectual freedom issues, like censorship, are very important. I'm glad that we are providing our students and faculty with a time and place to do that." "Last year's Banned Books Read-Out was a resounding success," says Dean of University Libraries, Rebecca Mugridge. "I'm looking forward to once again seeing our students and faculty celebrate the First Amendment and academic freedom through the reading of banned books." If you are positive that you would like to read at the event, please email Amanda Lowe at amlowe@albany.edu so she can put you on the list of readers. We ask that passages take no longer than five minutes to read. If you are uncertain about whether you would like to read, bring a passage—any additional reading spots will be available for sign-up on the night of the event. If you choose not to read, come anyway! Participate by listening and joining discussions on censorship and intellectual freedom. 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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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[...]



Rockefeller College's Julie Novkov on the Vital Importance of the Supreme Court

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:19:41 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2016 Contacts: Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu. University Libraries - University At Albany Rockefeller College's Julie Novkov on the Vital Importance of the Supreme Court Albany, N.Y. (September 28, 2016) — Dr. Julie Novkov, Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and also a professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will address "The Supreme Court's 2016 Term: Interesting Times" on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. While most recent political conversations have focused on the upcoming presidential election, the future of the Supreme Court remains a significant issue. Professor Novkov will deliver a brief presentation and then lead a discussion of the issues. "Since that Wednesday immediately precedes the first Monday in October when the fall Supreme Court session begins, the timing is perfect," explains Professor Novkov. "With an open seat, an upcoming election, and some significant issues likely to be on the docket, there's a lot going on."   Professor Novkov will inaugurate the first in the series of "Campus Conversations in Standish" of the 2016-2017 academic year. The University Libraries launched "Campus Conversations in Standish" in spring 2015 to call attention to University at Albany faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. All Campus Conversations are held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third floor of the Science Library at the University at Albany and are free and open to the public. Professor Novkov is the author of Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954, The Supreme Court and the Presidency: Struggles for Supremacy, and Constituting Workers, Protecting Women: Gender, Law, and Labor in the Progressive Era and New Deal Years. She was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. 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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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. Comments (0) [...]



Bloomberg Terminal Now at the University Library

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:50:31 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 Contacts: Christian Poehlmann, Subject Librarian for Business & Economics, cpoehlmann@albany.edu, (518) 442-3582; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568. University Libraries - University At Albany Bloomberg Terminal Now at the University Library Albany, N.Y. (September 19, 2016) —A prized Bloomberg Terminal is now available at the University Library. University at Albany students, faculty, and staff can access live coverage of financial markets and securities, including data on a variety of asset classes, ranging from fixed incomes to derivatives, all in a single platform. In addition, the Bloomberg Terminal features information relating to equities, commodities, and foreign exchange. The economic and corporate data found on the Terminal is used frequently by professionals when trading on the market. Patrons are asked to inquire at the University Library's reference desk for the Terminal's location and use. "Universities around the world use Bloomberg to bring the real world of finance into the classroom," says Chris Poehlmann, Subject Librarian for Business and Economics. "It gives students access to the same information platform used by businesses, financial institutions, and government. It's an essential tool in helping University at Albany maintain its place in top tier MBA programs." The Bloomberg Terminal also provides the option for UAlbany students to become Bloomberg Certified, a credential that is highly valued by many companies. In addition to financial information, the Bloomberg Terminal allows individuals to research companies and their contact information. This feature will enable students to network and connect with potential employers, including University at Albany alumni. "The addition of the Bloomberg Terminal adds to our institution's competitive advantage," explains Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "Our students are performing at a high level in the business and finance arenas. We are pleased to offer this resource to further enhance their experience." 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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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. Comments (0) [...]



A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Libraries

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:40 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 23, 2016


Contacts: Carol L. Anderson, Reference Librarian, (518) 442-3546, canderson@albany.edu; Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Libraries


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Albany, N.Y. (August 29, 2016) — The University Libraries will host its third annual "A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library" on Monday, August 29, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm outside of the entrance to the University Library.

The "welcome" and "welcome back" event is for all University at Albany students. It is an opportunity to find out about the resources, services, and programs the University Libraries provide in support of academic success. Learn about our phenomenal online reference databases, PAWS (Personalized Assistance with Searching), Ask Us 24/7, Library Zones, collaborative study rooms, iLearn classes, and Mac Lab. Choose from a selection of leisure reading—books donated by library staff—as well as giveaways donated by library vendors ranging from pens, bags, and Post-it notes to car chargers, water bottles, and much more.

"Last year's 'A Great Dane Welcome @ Your Library' was a remarkable success," notes Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "I'm delighted to continue the University Libraries' tradition of welcoming students to campus."  

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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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.








Student Borrowing Policies Improved

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:52:27 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 23, 2016 Contacts: Kabel Stanwicks, Head of Access Services, (518) 442-3578, kstanwicks@albany.edu; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu. University Libraries - University At Albany Student Borrowing Policies Improved Albany, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) —Beginning today, all University at Albany students will see their due dates for borrowed books simplified and renewal limits increased. These are two of several improvements the University at Albany Libraries will be making to its borrowing policies in the months ahead. Going forward, all students will have just three fixed due dates for circulating book loans: December 1, May 1, and September 1. Loans for media items, such as DVDs and audio CDs will also change. Students will be able to borrow from the media collection for seven days. However, in order to provide fair and equal access to all, media will now be recallable.   In addition, students will be able to check out up to 250 books from the circulating collection — an increase of over 200 books for undergraduates. Renewal limits will increase for all borrowers. More information about the University Libraries' updated loan policies may be found here: library.albany.edu/circ/ These improvements in the University Libraries' loan policies reflect a university-wide initiative to promote undergraduate research efforts. "Many undergraduates write a senior thesis or conduct higher level research," notes Kabel Stanwicks, Head of Access Services. "In lengthening the undergraduate loan period we are demonstrating that we recognize this and wish to be more in line with the ongoing efforts of the Provost's and Vice-Provost's offices to enhance undergraduate research opportunities." "We are pleased to announce the revisions to our circulation policy," says Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "As we enter a new academic year, the University Libraries look forward to assisting undergraduate students even further with their research." 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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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. Comments (0) [...]



University Libraries to Host International Students Reception on August 23

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:17:40 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 12, 2016


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


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University Libraries to Host International Students Reception on August 23


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Albany, N.Y. (August 23, 2016) —The University Libraries will welcome all incoming University at Albany international students on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:15 PM. The reception will take place on the uptown campus in the University Library. Light refreshments will be served. The reception is co-sponsored by University Auxiliary Services and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

"The International Students Reception is one of my favorite University Libraries' traditions," says Interim Dean of Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I look forward to joining the campus community in welcoming our international students to the University at Albany."

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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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.








Brush Up Your Skills on PrepSTEP

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:06:19 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2016


Contacts: Mary K. Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518)442-3559; Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Brush Up Your Skills on PrepSTEP


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Albany, N.Y. (August 10, 2016) —Grammar tutorials. Practice exams for the GREs.  EBooks on workplace communication. These are some of the many tools the University at Albany community now has online access to on the PrepSTEP platform.

PrepSTEP provides online resources to help build academic success as well as workplace preparedness. Several resources are available in Spanish. The University at Albany community may start using PrepSTEP by clicking here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4233.

Registration is required to access learning materials and to save individual practice tests.

"Adding a platform such as PrepSTEP is invaluable to the University Libraries," says Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections at the University Libraries. "It offers University at Albany students a variety of resources."

"Our students ask for review programs and test preparation resources," explains Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "PrepSTEP is just the right tool for them."

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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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.








Streaming Video from PBS

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:17:07 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2016


Contacts: Mary K. Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, (518) 442-3568, rmugridge@albany.edu.


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Streaming Video from PBS


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Albany, N.Y. (August 3, 2016) — A curated collection of highly respected documentary films and series from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is now accessible in streaming video to UAlbany students, faculty, and staff. The PBS Video Collection Second Edition may be accessed directly by clicking here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4232.

The PBS Video Collection delivers over 200 videos, spanning documentaries and series, in one online platform. The titles cover a range of academic disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. Familiar programs such as NOVA, Frontline, and American Experience are included, as well as films by Michael Wood and Ken Burns.

"The addition of The PBS Video Collection is significant because of its wide scope," says Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections at the University at Albany Libraries. "It is a great resource for students and faculty in a variety of programs."

"Streaming videos are an integral part of libraries in the 21st century," explains Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries. "The PBS Video Collection allows us to provide streaming media from an authoritative and familiar outlet."

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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, 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.



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Life Magazine Archives Now Online

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:32:29 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2016 Contacts: Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections, mvanullen@albany.edu, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568. University Libraries - University At Albany Life Magazine—Every Issue—Now Online   Albany, N.Y. (July 29, 2016)—Every issue of Life magazine, the iconic publication of twentieth century America, has been digitized and placed online in a database called the Life Magazine Archive. The Life Magazine Archive has just been acquired by the University at Albany Libraries for UAlbany students, faculty, and staff. The archives include the first issue in November of 1936 to the last in December of 2000—more than 2,200 issues. Each issue is available in a comprehensive, searchable cover-to-cover format (PDF). The Life Magazine Archive can be accessed directly at http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4229. Published by Time Inc., Life magazine featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations. The Life Magazine Archive will be invaluable to researchers of twentieth century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture. "Our collection of print issues of Life magazine has been heavily used by students and researchers over the years, and we are pleased to be able to provide the digital archives of this important photojournalism magazine," notes Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections for 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 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America, the University at Albany Libraries serve the University's students, faculty, and staff to further their academic achievement and research 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 at Albany Libraries, visit library.albany.edu.   Comments (0) [...]



Access to Science Library as Campus Center Renovations Progress

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:10:05 -0500

LIBRARY RENOVATIONS UPDATE University Libraries - University At Albany     Dewey Library Expected Completion: TBD   Science Library Expected Completion: Late 2016 The much awaited Campus Center expansion projects are underway. Access to the Science Library will be affected in varying ways throughout the project.   University Library Expected Completion: Spring 2015 This renovation project will add more electrical outlets throughout the building, additional Wireless Access Points (WAPS) for improved connectivity, new front doors and additional lighting controls. Dewey Library Renovations September 4, 2014 Dewey Library Signage A signage & way finding package has been designed by Plant Department.  At this time we are waiting for the signs to be manufactured and to be informed of an installation schedule.   Science Library Renovations July 27, 2016 Access to Science Library as Renovations to Campus Center Proceed Science Library entrances/exits at the Podium Level remain open. The hallway to the Science Library on the east side garden level, next to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, is open. Passage to the Science Library on the west side garden level is closed until Campus Center construction is completed in mid-2017. December 16, 2015 Access to Science Library Changes as Campus Center Renovations Progress As of December 21st, there will be a major change in entrance/exit to the Science Library on the Garden Level west side entrance. The hallway leading through the Campus Center between the 518 Market to the SEFCU office will be closed until the end of construction in mid-2017. Passage to the Science Library on the east side of the garden, next to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, remains open. The entrances/exits at the Podium Level remain open.     July, 8 2015 Science Library Renovation Updates As of Tuesday, July 7, there has been a change in entrance/exit to the Science Library on the Garden Level east side entrance.  The hallway leading from the Campus Center past the Barnes & Noble Bookstore is now open for travel to the Science Library. Passage on the west side of the garden remains open near the 518 Market and SEFCU. Entrance/exit from the Podium Level remains open. November 21, 2014 Campus Center Expansion Update - Science Library Updates As of Wednesday, November 19, there has been a change in egress to the Science Library on the Garden Level east side entrance.  The hallway leading from the Campus Center past the Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be closed off and a wall will be constructed near the entrance to the connector wing preventing travel up that hallway.  The connector wing doors leading into that corridor will be locked.  The east/west doors in the connector wing will remain open as will the entrance into the Science Library.  There will be signs posted on the connector wing doors indicating which doors are locked. The hallway being blocked off will be used Barnes & Noble storage until June 2015.  The blocking of this hallway does not violate any fire codes and egress from the Science Library is maintained through the Parents Garden.     September 4, 2014 Campus Center Expansion affects Science Library access Access from the east side of the Campus Center is a constantly changing.  Temporary signage that informs pedestrians how to get to the Campus C[...]



University Libraries Welcomes EOP Summer Program Students

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:46:02 -0500


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LIBRARY SERVICES ALERT • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2016


Contacts: Dr. Carol Anne Germain, Subject Librarian for Informatics, Information Studies & Sociology, cgermain@albany.edu, (518) 442-3590; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


University Libraries - University At Albany


University Libraries Welcomes EOP Summer Program Students

Albany, N.Y. (July 6, 2016) - The University Libraries welcomes all incoming University at Albany Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students, who arrived on campus July 3. The EOP class of 2020 represents the largest to date, with 256 freshmen enrolled.

The EOP summer students will work closely with Dr. Carol Anne Germain, Subject Librarian for Informatics, Information Studies & Sociology. Their library experience will include hands-on workshops related to research skills and information literacy. EOP students will spend a significant amount of time working in the University Libraries, engaged in study meetings each night while on campus for the summer.

Dr. Germain says, "I welcome the newest EOP family members to the University Libraries - they are always a delight!"

"The University Libraries have a longstanding commitment to the EOP summer program," says Interim Dean of Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I look forward to meeting this year's class and wish them a warm welcome to the University at Albany."

A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)--the 124 largest, most comprehensive research libraries in North America--the University at Albany Libraries provide research services, resources, and programs to the students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany to facilitate their academic achievement and research success. 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 Libraries, visit http://library.albany.edu

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