Archive for August, 2006

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
On Thursday, August 31, from 3-6 pm, the College Libraries will be hosting a
Library Expo
in the lobby of Crumb Library.

The Expo is designed to introduce new students to the libraries and what we have to offer, from Reference help to computing services to the fantastic Minerva’s cafe. The Libraries have coordinated with the Residence Life staff to ensure that our first-year students are coming to the Expo, anyone interested in learning more about services in the libraries is welcome to stop by!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Please join us for our first Bregman Book Discussion of the year!

Tuesday, September 5, at 4 pm, in Crumb Library lobby:
Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, by Lisa Delpit.

Drawing on her own teaching experience, the author illuminates the challenges of creating an effective learning environment for all children.

Our panelists will speak briefly on their thoughts about the book, followed by discussion with the audience. You need not have read the book — some of the most interesting questions come from people new to the topics we’re talking about.

Also… refreshments will be served…

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Recent additions to the resources available through the library web site include, in addition to the Oxford English Dictionary added in early summer, the set of 100+ volumes in Oxford Reference Online. These are concise reference works on broad subject areas – especially good for explanations of terms, persons, events, etc.

A review of the SUNYConnect system-wide resources has resulted in a substitution of the Academic Search Premier collection of e-journals for the InfoTrac Expanded Academic we had previously. While there are some differences in exact content, the scope and depth of the new resource is very similar to what you may have become accustomed to.

The Alexander Street Press collection of documents will be of interest to people in several disciplines. These are mainly primary source documents.

Some fairly minor changes to the library web site for this fall foreshadow a major re-design of our homepage expected before the start of the spring semester.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Crumb library will be reopening on August 21, at 7:45 am, and we’re all working hard to be sure that we’re ready. What do you think? Will we make it? Stop by on Monday and take a look!

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