Posted on 2011-09-01 12:22:41 by Nancy Alzo

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.

Posted on 2011-08-31 13:40:37 by David Trithart

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


Posted on 2011-08-30 08:44:35 by David Trithart

Flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Irene have caused trails to be closed in the mountains through Labor Day weekend.  Take note of this DEC advisory.

Posted on 2011-08-23 10:09:02 by Jenica Rogers

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.

Posted on 2011-08-22 15:57:06 by Jenica Rogers

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:

Posted on 2011-06-20 09:55:35 by David Trithart

The National Archives has posted online access to all 7000+ pages of the Pentagon Papers.  See the press release for more on this historic event.

Posted on 2011-06-07 15:48:57 by David Trithart

A new Pew report is out on the rising use of internet phone calling. Beginning in 2007, the use has risen quite rapidly.  Check out this recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Posted on 2011-05-18 14:32:56 by David Trithart

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”.

Posted on 2011-05-17 08:30:33 by David Trithart

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.”

Posted on 2011-05-16 11:48:03 by Dan Newton

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.