Archive for May, 2011

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Ebsco databases can now be accessed via iPhone and iPod touch apps.  Look to the bottom of the opening screen of any Ebsco database to find a link to instructions.  You can also choose the mobile interface by going to this direct URL and then selecting “Ebsco Mobile”.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Rethinking music: a briefing book” – is from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  “This introductory piece briefly describes the broad range of ways the music industry is reacting to and rethinking music and copyright law and policy. The accompanying papers included in this briefing book reflect the views of and provide additional context from a diverse range of stakeholders on some of today’s most pressing legal and policy issues.”

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Due to physical work in the archives spaces and other issues, the College Archives & Special Collections will be totally closed to all services until Fall Semester 2011 begins. Please wait to contact us regarding any needs you may have until after Fall Semester has begun.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The U.S. Bureau of the Census has just released new data on Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010.  Among other facts, we are now seeing more working women than men holding BAs degrees.

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Erica Herman, Nick Middlebrook and Marybeth McGreevy were awarded the College Library’s Above and Beyond Award for student employees. The students were nominated by library staff or supervisors and are considered exemplary workers. An exceptional student worker is one who:

• Takes appropriate initiative.
• Requires little or no supervision and is self-directed.
• Exhibits a broad spectrum of library knowledge.
• Demonstrates proficiency in library processes.
• Exhibits a high skill level beyond expectations for his or her position.
• Displays a willingness and ability to troubleshoot problems and presents innovative solutions to their supervisor.
• Demonstrates that they are a team player and works efficiently with other library employees.
• Takes on willingly extra duties, projects, and/or services.
• Contributes in a way that adds value to the library.

Congratulations to Erica, Nick and Marybeth!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Over the course of National Poetry Month (April) you contributed 85 haikus to our haiku wall.
Haiku Wall

These poems ranged from the sublime to the profane and most were left anonymously. Below some examples:


Caught between worlds, know
Backwards is not the way back
Forwards is a dream -P.V.


My socks are purple
Your smile makes me smile all day
Do a dance for me


Hello there my friend
Would you like to stay for lunch
And I’ll eat your brains -Your Zombie Pal


Studies in basement
Facebook, Pandora and blogs
Not much work is done


So many choices
Enter life’s vending machine
Pick wisely and fall


Megaman’s a boss
He’s cooler than Mario
with his sweet lasers! -Saixx


I can picture him
Standing in a leaf outfit
Feeding you cheeses


Little worms outside
I don’t like stepping on you
Get back in the ground


Dude, where is my car?
I like sipping apple juice
dance with no pants on.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

College Libraries have various Federal Work Study jobs available in both the Crumb and Crane Libraries for the 2011-2012 academic year. Get a head start and apply now!

Please contact James Hubbard at hubbarjl@potsdam.edu for further information.
Applications can be found on the library website. Or by clicking HERE.

Follow the link above to the application form.  Leaving a comment here is not an application.