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UB Librarian Receives National Award

SusanDavis(1)Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources at UB Libraries, is one of the inaugural recipients of the ALCTS Honors Award given by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association.  The award recognizes “outstanding contributions at all levels within ALCTS, stellar dedication to service, uncompromising commitment to excellence, willingness to accept challenges, and a sustained and exemplary record of moving ALCTS forward.” Congratulations Susan for the well-deserved honor!

Prominent Visitors to Buffalo

RFK(1)Prominent Visitors to Buffalo, an exhibit currently on display in Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall, chronicles famous politicians, authors, poets, musicians and other noteworthy individuals who visited Buffalo and UB in years past, particularly during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Selected photographs, along with original articles published in The Spectrum and Reporter, and related ephemera from the University Archives and the Poetry Collection, recall the Buffalo visits of Robert F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, The Clash, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Muhammad Ali, Talking Heads, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and many others.

Exhibit curator Joe Patton, MLS candidate, Library & Information Studies, will provide a tour of the Prominent Visitors exhibit on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  He’ll offer an in-depth look at the exhibit and the famous individuals who visited Buffalo and UB in past decades. We hope to see you there!

  • Tour:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  • 12 noon – 1:00 pm
  • Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall

July 4th Holiday

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fireworks1In honor of Independence Day, all University Libraries will be closed on July 4, 2014.

Celebrate the holiday by watching the fireworks display scheduled for Baird Point at Lake LaSalle on UB’s North Campus. The July 4th fireworks are the largest event that occurs at UB each year, attracting thousands of spectators. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m., so bring a blanket and get a good seat – the fireworks start at 9:45pm.

And if you’re planning to visit the UB Libraries this summer, be sure to check our schedule of hours!

The Chronicle of Higher Education

chronicle1Did you know? The UB Libraries provide online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education for all current UB faculty, students and staff.  Simply login with your UBIT name and password to read the Chronicle any time, on or off campus.  The Chronicle‘s website features the complete contents of the latest issue; news and advice columns; thousands of current academic job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. Enjoy!

Congratulations Graduates!

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As Commencement 2014 ceremonies begin, all of us at the University Libraries wish you the best for continued success as University at Buffalo alumni.

We hope you’ll stay in touch as you move forward. A reminder that we’re on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest and would love to hear from you!

For those of you staying in the area, you are welcome at any of the University Libraries during their hours of operation. Also, members of the UB Alumni Association have library borrowing privileges. Bring your UB Alumni membership ID to any library circulation desk to receive your Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card. See Alumni Support for details.