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Professors and Their Pets

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The librarians at Lockwood are planning an exhibit, and UB faculty are invited to help. The exhibit, Professors and Their Pets, will coincide with the Libraries’ Stress Relief Days, planned for Lockwood Library and the Health Sciences Library December 8, 9 and 10th. The exhibit showcasing professorial pets will open on December 1, 2014 in the Lockwood lobby.

What we need:

  • One digital photo of you and your pet, or just your pet (300dpi preferred but we can accept lower resolutions)
  • A brief description of your pet (maximum 100 words)


Biff (2)“This is Biff. He came from the Buffalo City Animal Shelter in 2003. Biff enjoys sleeping, staring at birds, chicken liver pâté, and running around the house at top speeds in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Biff lives with librarian Molly Poremski.”

If you’d like your furry (or not so furry, as the case may be) friend included in Lockwood Library’s exhibit, please email the photo and description to Molly Poremski, by November 10, 2014.

Please note: for promotion of the exhibit, we may use your photo on the UB Libraries’ social media. If you’d like to opt out of that, just let us know when you submit your photo.

Thanks for considering!

Change in Hours on October 23

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To accommodate event scheduling, the Poetry Collection will close at 3:00 on Thursday, October 23.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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Seeking Nominations

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The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship. Nominees for this award must have demonstrated extraordinary performance in the following areas:

  • Skill in librarianship
  • Service to the university and to the profession
  • Scholarship and continuing professional growth

If you are interested in nominating a deserving and qualified librarian or need more information on compiling and submitting a nomination dossier, please email Cherie Williams, Libraries’ Human Resources Officer (

Nomination packets must be received by close of business Friday, December 5, 2014.

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Web of Science Training Sessions

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webofscienceFind out how the Web of Science can work for you!

The Science & Engineering Center in Silverman Library will host three informative sessions that will teach you tips and tricks for using the Web of Science databases. The Web of Science indexes thousands of journals, books, and conference proceedings across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.  Prizes, courtesy of Web of Science, will be awarded at each session!

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WHERE:  Science & Engineering Info Center, 2nd floor, Silverman Library, Capen Hall

SESSION 1:  11:30am-1pm  – Tips for Searching the Web of Science

SESSION 2:  2pm-3pm – Researching Citation Metrics and Impact Factors Using the Web of Science

SESSION 3:  3pm-4pm – Searching the New Patent and Data Citation Indexes on Web of Science

We look forward to seeing you on October 14th!


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2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500) – Deadline March 6, 2015

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ResearchPrizeThe University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.

Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research

  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2014 – February  2015 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites

One $500 prize will be awarded.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit:

The application deadline is March 6, 2015.

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