Introducing New Library Service: “My Library Account”

MyLibraryAccountNews240On May 5th, 2015, Milne Library launched a new service called “My Library Account.” My Library Account allows users to view all items (whether they are from IDS or Milne) that they’ve checked out in one place!

In addition, users will be able to do the following:

  • View due dates
  • Renew items
  • Print a list of items

The url for My Library Account is http://www.geneseo.edu/library/mylibraryaccount

Witness the INSOMNIA (Film Festival)

Popcorn.FlickrUserrpb1001Join the Insomniacs to view the results of our Fourth annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival. Viewing and the awarding of some great prizes will take place at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21

Wave Machines, Puppets, and a Scavenger Hunt: The Perfect Field Trip!

On Friday, March 27, SUNY Geneseo was host to four 3rd graders and their teachers from the Genesee Valley BOCES program. The purpose of the visit was to introduce the students (all on the Autism Spectrum) to the idea of attending college and for them to experience the life of a college student (at least for one day). Each of the visiting students was paired up with a Geneseo School of Education student, who served  as their “buddy” for the day. The following is a write-up from one of the buddys.
miranda2“…I was able to spend the morning and afternoon with four great students from the BOCES program. My buddy for the day was a third grader named Makayla. We spent the morning looking at the wave machine in the Science building at Geneseo and seeing the cool things that happened when waves caused erosion on a shoreline! At lunch Makayla and I sat together with another student, Landon, and his college-buddy. They were telling us all about themselves including their pets and siblings and even what they have learned in school this year (they were especially excited to tell us about their fraction knowledge).  Makayla was full of questions about college and was really interested with the fact that we lived here as well as went to school! We next got to have some fun running around campus during our scavenge hunt. Makayla was especially excited about finding a colorful piano in the College Union, and even started to play some notes! When we finally arrived at our last location, the library, there were prizes waiting for the students. Makayla was really excited about her prizes and showed them off all around! It was a great time to read with her and see her interest in all the different books and puppets she could look at and use in the library. Overall it was a great day filled with lots of fun and excitement!”

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This was an amazing experience, not only for the 3rd graders but for the Geneseo students (and staff) as well! We hope that this is just the first in many such opportunities.

Workshop: Improve Your Search Results Using Filters & Citation Tracking

AdvDatabseLeaders, scholars, and professionals all have one thing in common: they have complex information needs. This workshop will teach participants to leverage the power of online search tools by applying filters, citation tracking, and other techniques rarely used by casual researchers. You’ll be expert researchers after this workshop!

Wednesday, April 8th
2:30 – 3:30 pm  in Milne 104

Instructors: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library;  Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

 

Workshop: Create Professional Resumes

ResumesHow do I line up text? How can I keep my paragraphs looking the same throughout my document? Is there a way to line up my decimals? Successful document layout requires a proper understanding of how and when to use the assortment of MS Word’s paragraph formatting tools. Come and learn how to effectively use tabs, indents, tables, and styles.

Tuesday, April 7th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Steve Dresbach – Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Aaaand…. ACTION!

2015.ActionThe day has arrived! Be on the lookout around campus for our teams who have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website.  Follow @GeneseoInsomnia on Twitter for the latest news or check out the Facebook page.

Teams are competing for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to create the most witty, interesting, and creative video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate their skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Submissions are judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special  award event at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Workshop: Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop.

Please bring your laptop computers.

Tuesday, March 31st
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

See www.mendeley.com
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content

Fair Use?

Fair Use?

Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.

Monday, March 30th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114

Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Open (free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates

GOLD.OERYou’ve just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them. Students are required to bring a lap top to the workshop.

Thursday, March 26th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Welles Hall 24 

Instructor: Michelle Costello – Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Workshop: Using iMovie to Create Winning Video

GOLD.iMovieLearn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.

Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Brodie 239

Instructor: Joe Dolce – Computing Information and Technology