Archive for the 'Library Services' Category

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Research Tutors are available at various times throughout the day and evenings to help with researching library databases. Drop by the Research Center in Crumb to view the schedule and to get help.

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

JSTOR database will undergo maintenance on Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th.  It will be accessible in “read-only” mode.  You will be able to open articles and download them as PDFs but “My Account” features will not be available.

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.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Schedule a consultation appointment with a librarian!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Use our Ask-a-Librarian options to send an e-mail, request a consultation appointment or chat with a librarian 24/7 through our national cooperative.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Did you know we have a 24-hour ask-a-librarian service?  Check our Ask A Librarian page, and click on Ask Us 24/7.  You may not  get a Potsdam librarian — lots of librarians at colleges and universities across New York and the United States are part of the project — but you will get help.

But it’s a shame that you may not always get a Potsdam librarian, because our librarians are great at helping with research questions.  Holly Chambers and Nancy Alzo have both gotten the Transcript of the Quarter award from Ask Us 24/7 — that means Potsdam’s gotten half the awards for the year.  Fantastic work, Holly and Nancy!

If you would like to work with one of our award-winning librarians, stop by the Reference Desk in Crumb or the circulation desk in Crane during our drop-in hours, or schedule a consultation.  We’re glad to help, and we’re good at it!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Did you know that the Libraries have Lost And Found bins?  And did you know that right now we have more than 20 USB drives in the one at Crumb?

So… if you’ve lost your flash drive, come by the Circulation Desk at either of our libraries, and see if yours is living with us.  We’ll be glad to return it to you!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The Libraries have changed providers for MLA Bibliography and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.  Links on our web pages have been updated or, log in using these links –
MLA Bibliography
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to review the most useful resources…a great way to get a jump start on any assignment!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

When full-text is unavailable in the Science Direct database you can use Citation Linker to determine article availability elsewhere or request ILL.  Ask-a-Librarian if you need assistance.