Clothes for Coba

Alpha Kappa Phi sorority is holding a clothing drive for the people of Coba, an impoverished village in Mexico.  The drop off will be located at the table in the main entrance lobby area of Milne Library. Dates and times are:

Tuesday, March 20th – 11 am to 6 pm and

Sunday, March 25th – 6 pm to 11 pm

Any clothes or shoes can make a difference.  If you are traveling home for spring break that is the perfect time to bring back any clothes you could spare!

This clothing drive is inspired by a service learning trip that Anthropology professor Dr. Ellen R. Kintz has been taking Geneseo students on for the past 30 years.  The trip is part of the CHAA COBA (“Aid Coba”) Project, which was founded on the principle that each of us holds the power and responsibility to eradicate extreme poverty.  The people involved in this effort have worked to provide resources to liberate and empower the villagers of Coba.  Here at Geneseo we can each be a part of this project by donating any clothes and shoes we can spare to help these people in need.  To find out more about Dr. Kintz and her ongoing efforts in Coba, check out the CHACOBA project’s website.

For questions, please contact Katie Finnerty @ [email protected].

Whitney Houston, 1963-2012

Whitney Houston, 1963-2012
Whitney Houston, 1963-2012
Whitney Houston, 1963-2012

On Saturday, singer and actress, Whitney Houston was laid to rest in Newark, New Jersey. Daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, Whitney climbed instantly to fame in the 1980s after being discovered by music executive Clive Davis in 1983. Although not exhaustive, this list of accomplishments from the resolution in the House of Representatives (H.RES.555) speaks to the breadth of her accomplishments as a black woman, musician, and figure of popular culture.

Houston’s debut album released a string of No. 1 hits – including two of my own favorites, “The Greatest Love of All“, and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. Her career grew steadily through the 1990’s  and in 1992 she released the soundtrack to the movie: The Bodyguard, in which she costarred with Kevin Costner. It became one of the biggest selling albums of all time, is still the biggest selling motion picture soundtrack of all time and was voted Grammy-winning `Album of the Year’, and  of course, gave us Dolly Parton’s composition, “I Will Always Love You.” Here is a list of titles available here in Milne Library, but don’t forget that you can always order her other music through IDS.

The Star Spangled Banner

Whitney

The Bodyguard

My love is your love

What is your favorite song of Whitney Houston? Leave us a note in the comments.

Spotlight on TERC!

For those of you who don’t know, TERC stands for Teacher Education Resource Center. Our TERC area is on the lower level of Milne Library. You may have noticed a lot of changes going on down there to improve the appearance and make it easier to use.  We had a great team from the library working on this.

Michelle Costello, our Education and Instructional Design Librarian, has played a key role in planning this extraordinary project.

Sheila Freas, who has worked in Milne Library for over 20 years, is the support staff for the Teacher Education Resources Center. Sheila has been extremely beneficial in maintaining the collection. She supervises the shelving of curriculum material and assists students in locating items in that area, as well as keeping the Imaginarium in order and assisting students with technical issues. She is also the person responsible for the marvelous displays.

Our Cataloging Librarian, Joan Cottone, has been instrumental in de-selecting those old, battered books and selecting shiny new ones for TERC.  Without her expertise, this process would have taken years.

If you have suggestions for additions to this collection, please leave a comment to this post.  We love feedback!

Organize Your Web Research

Diigo GOLD Workshop

Diigo GOLD WorkshopOrganize Your Web Research with Diigo (Ruby Certificate)

Thursday, February 16, 2:30-3:30 pm
Milne Library Room 121

Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Don’t do research twice! Learn how to save, annotate, tag and share websites while creating your own personal archive.

Walk-ins are welcome! Bring your own laptop or check out a netbook at Milne’s Service Desk!

New Look, Same PsycINFO

While it is not our first choice to have the CSA databases like PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts change, unfortunately the old CSA interface will be gone in March and we want to give faculty and students plenty of time to use and become accustomed to the new interface while the old one is still available . As we see so often with companies buying one another out, CSA purchased ProQuest around 2007 and is finally moving all their CSA interfaces to the new ProQuest platform so that all of their products have a similar look and feel.

PsycInfo will soon go from this:                                                          to this:

Remember, all links on the LibGuides and library website will be changed to the new interface, but links to the old interface through the LibGuides and library website  will be available through the end of March.

If you should encounter problems, please let us know immediately and we will look into it asap and get back to them with changes (if its possible.)

Film Festival for Geneseo Insomniacs

Geneseo Insomniac Film Festival
Geneseo Insomniac Film Festival
Insomniac Challenge: 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video

Geneseo’s CIT and Milne Library in conjunction with CAS are pleased to announce the First Annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival (GIFF). On March 23rd, participants will have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website. Teams will compete 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. Your submissions will be judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special Geneseo Late Knight award event the week after submissions are due. Rally the troops and get started!

GIFF Sponsors
Sponsored by CAS, CIT, and Milne Library

Individuals interested in joining in the fun should visit us on Facebook or our GIFF website for necessary information and to register their team.

CIT and DML staff will be head quartered in Brodie Mac lab (Brodie 239) for the entire duration of the event with advice, iMacs loaded with iMovie for editing your video FREE CAS coffee. Geneseo Insomniacs are highly encouraged to come make use of our skills, talk video with other Insomniacs, and enjoy caffeinated goodness!

Milne Hosts Valentine’s Day Story Time

On Friday, February 10th, Milne Library will host a Valentine’s Day Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers!

This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council and students from the School of Education. Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group.

Story Time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with refreshments provided. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.

Help us improve the Milne Library website!

We are seeking student participants for a usability study of Milne Library’s new website. Each study will take approximately an hour and your participation will help us improve the website’s design and navigation. Each participant will receive a $20 gift card!

  Two openings available on Thursday, February 9:

  10-11am and 11am-12pm

  Apply online at: http://tinyurl.com/Milne29