Archive for the 'Library News' Category

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Due to the terrible weather, several power outages, and general concern over the wellbeing of staff and library users, the College Libraries are closed as of 2 pm today. This includes both Crumb and Crane Libraries. We anticipate resuming normal hours on Saturday, January 14. Stay safe, everyone!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Two major psychology databases have move to the Ebsco interface.  The links on the library website have been updated to reflect this.  Both PsycInfo and PsycArticles are now available on the same interface that runs other heavily used resources such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete – and many others.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

You can now search BearCat using an interface designed especially for mobile devices.  There is a link at the bottom of the BearCat search page; or use this mobile device url.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Technology Help Desk in Crumb Library: Seeking hard working work study students who are familiar with both Windows XP, Windows 7, and Mac OS to staff the new Technology Help Desk in Crumb Library evenings and weekends.  Applicants must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office-Including: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint.


  • Maintaining public use printers, Print-only stations, Reference Pod Computer workstations, Loaner Laptops
  • Answer technology related questions pertaining to software usage
  • Troubleshoot software and e-mail issues
  • Assist with printer installation

Submit Letter of intent including qualifications and skills beneficial to this position to:

James Hubbard

Technology Coordinator

College Libraries


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

For the 2011 fall semester, the SUNY Potsdam College Archives & Special Collections will be open to the public on Mondays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and on Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Additionally, researchers are welcome to schedule appointments with the college archivist for times outside of the public hours.

Also beginning for the fall semester, the new college archivist Matt Francis will be responsible for the administration of the College Archives & Special Collections.  Francis comes to SUNY Potsdam from the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming where he spent the past three years as an assistant archivist in the arrangement and description department.  He earned his B.A. in history from Bluffton University, and a M.A. in public history from Wright State University.  If you have questions or requests for the archives, please feel free to contact him at or 315-267-3326.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Looking for a campus job? The College Libraries are hiring student employees! First priority is given to students with Federal Work Study awards. For more information, see:

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

We now have three laptop docking stations on the second floor: one under the low ceiling near the “P” stacks, one near the elevator, and one between 208 (The Silent Study Room) and 211. Each docking station has a flat screen display, a usb keyboard and a usb mouse. Check them out using either your personal laptop or a library laptop. If demand warrants we will add additional stations.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The online American Chemical Society journals are back in service.  Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Despite class cancelations today, the libraries will remain open normal hours.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Crumb Library is in the process of gathering all its video materials together to form a video collection at the north end of the 2nd floor.  While this is happening videos may be either in their old location in the book stacks, or in the new video collection.  Please bear with us during this transition – which should be complete by the start of the spring semester.