Archive for August, 2005

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Join us in the Crumb Lobby for our first Bregman Book Discussion of the Fall

Date: Tuesday September 6, 2005

Time: 4 PM

Book: Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey by Ariel Dorfman

Panelists: Liliana Trevizan – Modern Languages
Steve Marqusee – Arts & Sciences
Onnie Bock – Honors Student
Rebecca Nelson – Honors Student

Monday, August 29th, 2005

If you’ve been watching the progress and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, whether out of curiousity, sympathy, or concern for friends and family, there are a few websites that might be very useful to you:


Monday, August 29th, 2005

Library courtesy notices are now being sent to your campus e-mail account. These notices are sent as reminders when loaned material are due. Check the link to “Loans and Renewals” for instructions on requesting a renewal.

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

The secretary’s position in Crumb Library is now vacant. (Congratulations to Lori-ane Dillon on her new position in the School of Education and Professional Studies.) If you need assistance normally provided by the secretary in the Director’s office in Crumb Library, please check in the interlibrary loan / reference office next door. Thanks for your patience during this period of transition.

Rebecca Thompson

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

The College Libraries has a new project in the works — a blog called “Potsdam Reads“. A few book-loving librarians (and we’re trying to recruit some faculty and staff, as well) will be posting about books we liked, with a short statement of Why I Liked This Book. If you’re tired of reading textbooks, need a paperback for an airplane read, or are just looking for something you might not think of yourself, check it out!

Potsdam Reads can be found on the left hand side of the College Libraries homepage, and a feed of current reviews can be found in the same place on the Finding Books page.


Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

The most comprehensive online search service for philosophy journals, POIESIS is now available to the SUNY Potsdam community. Use it to look for articles in over 100 journals, with links to full-text of the articles, when available.

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

During Summer Sessions, you will be able to connect to Crumb Library reference services in a variety of ways. Librarians will staff the reference desk, be available for IM chat, answer e-mail queries and offer appointments for research consultations. Click on our “Ask a Librarian” link on our web site and choose the option that best fits your needs.

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The College Libraries news blog is a library-wide venture — we’re all eager to tell our corner of the internet about what we do in the Libraries, what we’re excited about, and what we think you might find most useful to know about. Check the name at the bottom of each post to see who wrote each piece, and if you’re curious to know more about us, stop by and introduce yourself!

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Over the years, the College Libraries have used lots of ways to keep students, faculty, staff, and the community up-to-date on what’s going on in the Libraries. Our newest method of telling you about what you can find and do at Crumb and Crane libraries is this: The College Libraries News Blog.

We hope to use this blog to tell you about events in the library, about new books and databases, about research tips and tricks, about cool new stuff on the internet… and about whatever we think you might like to know. And our goal is to update several times each week, so check back.

Or, if you use a feed-reader like BlogLines, you can subscribe to this feed using the RSS feed link, permanently located in the sidebar on the left. You can also find the feed on the College Libraries web site, at the bottom of the front page.

However you choose to acquire our newsfeed, we hope you find what you were looking for!

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

The College Libraries and Computing & Technology Services are hosting the 4th annual Information Technology Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 in Crumb Library – LTEC (first floor). Drop in anytine.

Special demonstrations are scheduled for the following times: “Blogging & instant messenger”- 11:15-12:00 ; “The NEW MeetingMaker”- 12:15-1:00 ; “Coming Soon: D Space, GoogleEarth, SUNY Universal Borrowing”- 1:15-2:00 ; “E-mail Services”- 2:15-3:00 ; “Classroom podium demonstration”- 1:00 (Kellas 102) ; “Technology facilities tour”- 2:00 (meet in Kellas 102).

Schedule of events.