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Holiday Hours – Labor Day, September 1, 2014

With the holiday weekend here, don’t forget to check the library hours before heading to campus. Building and reference hours for each library are available on the library web site under the About Us drop-down menu.

Please note that all University Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

Ask Our Science & Engineering Librarians

SEIC-FredMeet the experts! Librarians from the Science & Engineering Information Center in Silverman Library are offering a special service to students and faculty during the first two weeks of the fall semester.  From 11am-5pm Monday through Friday, our science and engineering librarians are available at the library entrance to answer your questions and introduce themselves and their research assistance services. Stop by to say hello and learn more about our outstanding resources and services!

 

Welcome! – Our Top Ten List

The University Libraries extend a warm welcome to new and returning UB students and faculty. We look forward to working with you!

The Libraries facilitate access to information in many formats, including print and digital collections, maps, music scores, CDs, DVDs and more.

The start of a new semester is the perfect time to share our Top Ten List of “must-knows” about the Libraries.

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the UB Libraries:

10. Our Libraries have extended hours.
9. Each major has a subject librarian who can help you with your information needs.
8. You can get instant answers from knowledgeable professionals on 24/7 chat.
7. The Libraries have an online guide that explains basic research skills.
6. There are many different group and silent study spaces in the Libraries – choose your favorite.
5. You can use your print quota from your laptop.
4. Silverman Library in Capen Hall is open 24/7 during Fall and Spring semesters.
3. Have journal articles and book chapters delivered electronically, and library books made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice using Delivery+
2. Undergraduate students are required to complete the Library Skills Workbook during their first year at UB.
1. The UB Libraries are the go-to places to find sources for your research paper or project.

Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

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Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

The website for Fine Books & Collections magazine currently features an interview with our own Marie Elia as part of their Bright Young Librarians series:

http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2014/08/bright-young-librarians-marie-elia.phtml

Here’s an excerpt:

Thoughts on the future of special collections / rare book librarianship?

I think special collections are inherently interdisciplinary; even a collection with the narrowest collecting policy will appeal to interest outside the scope. To continue to broaden our relevance, we have to explore our capacity to serve unexpected needs and to inspire new inquiry. As a processing archivist, I think I do this by creating rich documentation for collections so that people can find our materials through multiple access points. In addition to traditional exhibitions and outreach, I think good cataloging and sharing of resources will be the best way to bring our collections to new users. 

Congratulations, Marie!

UB Libraries Go Green!

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Beginning Monday, August 4, 2014, all public photocopiers in the UB Libraries will be replaced with state-of-the-art scanners for the library public. The new scanners are free, and users can make high quality images that can be easily saved and sent directly to a USB flashdrive, email, or Google Drive.

We are pleased to offer this new scanning service in response to user demand; and moving from photocopying to scanning is environmentally the right thing to do – no paper, no toner, no plastic cards, no waste.

If you have any questions about scanning in the Libraries, or have a print/copy debit card with a remaining balance, please stop by a library circulation desk for assistance.  Non-UB affiliated patrons and visitors, please note that the card reader at the printer will be removed — please plan to make alternate arrangements for printing.