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Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:06:04 -0500

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2017

Contacts: Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center, rconboy@albany.edu, (518) 442-3608; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Advanced Student Photography Exhibition at University Library

 


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A collaboration between the University Libraries and the Department of Art and Art History will come to fruition when an exhibition of advanced student photography opens on May 5. Titled Finding Our Way: Student Work from Art 444 Advanced Photography, the exhibition will be held in the University Library's Interactive Media Center (lower level). An impromptu conversation between Danny Goodwin, Associate Professor of Art, and Regina Conboy, Head, Interactive Media Center stimulated the idea for this University at Albany collaboration.

Art 444 Advanced Photography focuses on traditional chemical-based black and white photography, as well as digital photography. The exhibition will feature a single, limited edition photograph from each student's final project. To ensure their longevity and to encourage sustainable artistic practices, all works in the exhibition will be printed on cotton rag paper using archival pigment inks and presented on museum board.

"As a comprehensive, public research university, the production of new, distinctive creative works is one of the most important things we do at the undergraduate level," says Professor Goodwin. "I’m delighted to have worked alongside this group this semester."

"The University Libraries champion our students' work," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "In addition to supporting our faculty and students, we celebrate their achievements. We are proud to display our students’ art work in the Interactive Media Center."

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 124 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.

 








Therapy Dogs at Science Library May 2

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:36:20 -0500

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2017

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Outreach and 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 at Science Library May 2


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Therapy Dogs from nearby Schenectady will be making their soothing presence known in the Science Library atrium on Tuesday, May 2, 1:00–3:00 p.m. The program will be the first of the University Libraries' Stress Less UAlbany @ Your Libraries spring 2017 series.

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 All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

"The therapy dogs are definitely something I look forward to during finals," says Rachel Szeliga, a senior and Biology major. "I always do my best to see them, because it's a great break from studying. Twice a year is not enough!"

"I look forward to the therapy dogs program each semester," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. "It's an event that brings the entire campus together."

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 124 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.

  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 (Review of the Literature), doi: 10.1080/15228959.2014.984264.







Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:20:26 -0500

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April 21, 2017

Contacts: Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, bkeough@albany.edu, (518) 437-3931; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Special Collections & Archives to Digitize History of U.S. Executions

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives was recently awarded a $157,775 grant to digitize and make freely available via the Web primary source materials that document the history of legal executions in the United States from 1608 to 2002. The grant will support the conversion to digital format of the papers of M. Watt Espy, Jr. The grant was conferred by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Brian Keough, Head of Special Collections & Archives, will lead the project.

"Digitization increases the visibility of unique resources," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. “We are proud that Special Collections & Archives has received this prestigious grant to raise awareness of this aspect of our nation’s history." Click here to learn more.


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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 124 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.

 








Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:30:02 -0500

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2017

Contacts: Karen Kiorpes, Head, Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department, kkiorpes@albany.edu, (518) 437-3923; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Monuments Men Screening at the University Libraries


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A screening of Monuments Men, the riveting documentary about German art plunders during WWII and the work of the Allies to save our cultural heritage, will occur on Friday, April 28, 2017, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Cobb Room (lower level, B43) of the University Libraries. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. Learn how the Allies tracked down these priceless works, what they saved, and what is still missing to this day.

The screening is being organized by the Libraries' Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department in concert with "Preservation Week," a project sponsored by the American Library Association to highlight the importance of preserving our cultural heritage whether it be paintings, sculpture, sound recordings, manuscripts, books, or buildings. "Preservation Week" has occurred annually since 2005. This year's "Preservation Week" is April 23-29, 2017.  

"I am looking forward to the screening of Monuments Men," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "I find that the themes of the film connect with the message of 'Preservation Week.' These values are vital to an academic library."


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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 124 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.

 








New Online Resource: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:10:53 -0500

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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2017

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

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New Online Resource:
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

 


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UAlbany students, faculty, and staff may now view thousands of digitized newspapers, images, and documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction on the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection database. The database may be accessed here: http://library.albany.edu/db/resource/?id=4238.

Subject Librarian Jesús Alonso-Regalado notes that the "AAS Historical Periodicals Collection database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912."

Alonso-Regalado further notes that this acquisition drew strong faculty interest and support. "The American Antiquarian Society digital collection provides the University at Albany community with access to one of the most comprehensive historical newspaper collections in the world," says Dr. Christopher L. Pastore, Assistant Professor of History. "This resource creates an infinite number of new possibilities for original research on early American topics, including, among others, the history of American politics, race, class, gender, religion, and the environment. The acquisition of this collection will enrich our American history courses and expand the research possibilities for both our faculty and students at all levels."  

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 124 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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Dr. Lawrence Schell to Speak on Eliminating Native American Health Disparities

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:34:53 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2017 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 Dr. Lawrence Schell to Speak on Eliminating Native American Health Disparities Dr. Lawrence Schell, Director of the University at Albany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities will present on "Minority Health Disparities: The Case of Native Americans" on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. Free and open to the public, the event will be the last in the "Campus Conversations in Standish" series of the spring 2017 semester. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room is on the third level of the University at Albany's Science Library. Professor Schell, who is also a Professor of Anthropology and a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University at Albany, will deliver a brief presentation on Native American health disparities before leading a discussion on the topic. His talk comes at a time when minority health disparities are gaining national attention. In April 2016, the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities received a $10 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine minority health disparities in the northeast United States. "This semester's 'Campus Conversations in Standish' series revolved around the theme of communities," says Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries."Dr. Schell's presentation addresses an alarming challenge to an underrepresented community." Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015, "Campus Conversations in Standish" is designed to showcase UAlbany faculty research and expertise and to connect 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 always held from 12:35 to 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the University at Albany's 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 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) [...]



Blackboard and Electronic Reserves Unavailable Tuesday, March 14

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:01:45 -0500

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES • ANNOUNCEMENT

March 8, 2017

Contacts: Timothy Jackson, Resource Sharing and Reserves Coordinator, (518) 442-3613, tjackson@albany.edu; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Blackboard and Electronic Reserves Unavailable
Tuesday, March 14, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Blackboard and Electronic Reserves will be unavailable from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 14, because of system maintenance. Thank you for your patience while Blackboard and Electronic Reserves are unavailable.

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

 



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Take a "Paws" from Midterms with the Therapy Dogs

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:31 -0500

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES • ANNOUNCEMENT

February 27, 2017

Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Marketing and Outreach Librarian, amlowe@albany.edu, (518) 442-3552; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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Take a "Paws" from Midterms with the Therapy Dogs


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When: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Where: Science Library Atrium (Ground Floor)
Time: 1:00–3:00 PM

 

 

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

 



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David Hochfelder on the Human Toll of Urban Renewal

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:47:05 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2017 Contact(s): 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 History Department's David Hochfelder on the Human Toll of Urban Renewal On the morning of March 27, 1962, thousands of families living in downtown Albany learned that through eminent domain the State of New York had "appropriated" their homes and businesses for the purposes of building the Empire State Plaza. The stories of the people this urban renewal project displaced are the focus of University at Albany's Dr. David Hochfelder's public research project, "98 Acres in Albany." Dr. Hochfelder will reveal these people's stories at the next "Campus Conversations in Standish" on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:35 to 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room at the University at Albany's Science Library (third level). Dr. Hochfelder, Associate Professor of History, will lead a discussion with a talk titled "98 Acres in Albany: Telling the Social History of Urban Renewal." The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Urban renewal was a hallmark of American life in the post-World War II years. An examination of Albany's own history provides examples and context, the most long-lasting in impact being the Empire State Plaza. "What I'd like audience members to come away with is how large-scale urban redevelopment projects changed the faces of America's cities after World War II, and how people at the time directly experienced these sweeping changes," says Dr. Hochfelder. An expert on the history of United States business and technology, Professor Hochfelder also focuses on public history. He developed the popular undergraduate class "Introduction to Public History." The "98 Acres in Albany" project highlights his commitment to the field. The project's website may be found at https://98acresinalbany.wordpress.com/. Dr. Hochfelder's discussion will be the second of the spring 2017 "Campus Conversations in Standish" series. Launched by the University at Albany Libraries in spring 2015, the highly-respected "Campus Conversations in Standish" are designed to showcase faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to the public and are held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the University at Albany's 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 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) [...]



Criminalizing the LGBTQ Community

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:39:17 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2017 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 Rockefeller College's Victor Asal: "Criminalizing the LGBTQ Community and the Long Arm of the Religious State" Dr. Victor Asal will lead the next "Campus Conversations in Standish" with a presentation titled "Criminalizing the LGBTQ Community and the Long Arm of the Religious State" on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room at the University at Albany's Science Library. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Asal is Chair of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy's Department of Public Administration, and Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Asal's discussion will address the state of the LGBTQ community on the international level and how it features prominently in global discourse. A policy examination will offer insight and context to the discussion. "Given all the challenges that face the LGBTQ community, this presentation will give us a useful analytical overview of why legal treatment of the LGBTQ community varies so much from country to country and what might impact this in the future," explains Dr. Asal, who is also a university expert on terrorism, discrimination, and political violence. In December 2016, Professor Asal and Udi Sommer released a book titled Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time. Published by SUNY Press, the text examines legal and cultural traditions surrounding state regulation of LGBTQ communities. It also develops a Gay Rights Index used to assess these findings. Professor Asal has received numerous awards and recognitions including the 2015 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation from the American Political Science Association. Launched by the University at Albany Libraries in spring 2015, “Campus Conversations in Standish” are designed to spotlight University at Albany faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the campus community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public. They are held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the University at Albany’s 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 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) [...]



ILLiad Service Interruption on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:59:12 -0500


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NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2016

Contacts: Timothy Jackson, Resource Sharing and Reserves Coordinator, tjackson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3613; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.

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ILLiad Service Interruption on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ILLiad, the Libraries' interlibrary loan software, will be unavailable on Tuesday, January 10, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm due to a software upgrade. Thank you for your patience while ILLiad is unavailable.

 

 

 

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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



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Faculty Reserves Requests for Winter and Spring 2017 Semesters

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:10:53 -0500

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December 7, 2016

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The University Libraries are now accepting reserves requests from faculty for the winter and spring 2017 semesters. The Libraries recommend that faculty submit requests at least one week prior to the start of your class to ensure all requested materials are available by the first day of your class.





Therapy Dogs Help You Stress Less

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:51:58 -0500

NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 Contacts: Amanda Lowe, Lending & 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 Therapy Dogs Help You Stress Less The University Libraries invite all UAlbany students, faculty, and staff to experience a series of fall 2016 events meant to reduce student stress during finals. The kick-off event will be a Therapy Dogs visit on Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm in the garden-level atrium of the Science Library. The Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International will be bringing dogs to the Science Library that have been specially trained to comfort people experiencing stress. Therapy dogs are known for their ability to lower stress levels in a variety of educational settings, which is the reason they frequent campuses during exam times. Studies show that therapy dogs rival conventional stress management programs in reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. "We're very excited to have the therapy dogs back again," says Amanda Lowe, University Libraries Lending & Access Services Associate. "They were here in October for midterms and we had a record turnout." "The therapy dogs have become a staple in our stress reduction programming," says Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge. "It is one of my favorite University Libraries' traditions." 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.   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. 2 (2015): 14. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2014.984264          Comments (0) [...]



Requesting Library Materials During Winter Break

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:19:54 -0500


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December 5, 2016

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Requesting Library Materials During Winter Break

The Science and Dewey Libraries will be closed December 21 through January 2.

For periods when the Science and Dewey Libraries are closed to the public, library materials will be paged and held for pickup at the University Library. Please request needed materials via the library's catalog.

Delivery of library materials to the Science and Dewey Libraries will be suspended on December 20. Materials on hold for users at the Science and Dewey Libraries and not picked up by December 20 will be sent to the University Library for pickup.

The Science and Dewey Libraries will reopen, and all delivery services will resume, on January 3.

If you have questions about these services please call 442-3613.

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



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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) [...]

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