Winter Storytime @Milne

Winter.StorytimeMilne Library will host a Winter Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers! This event open to the entire community and is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council and students from the School of Education. All ages are welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

Friday, December 11th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Teacher Education Resource Center
(located on the lower-level of Milne Library)

Story Time is performed by members of the Young Children’s Council and refreshments, songs and crafts will be provided.

Milne Library’s address is 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454.  Parking is available on Main Street; park by Ward Place, walk down the hill, and you will arrive at Milne Library! Look for signage to direct you into the library entrance.

For more information or to RSVP (walk-ins are welcome!) send an email to Dan Staton – [email protected] or Michelle Costello – [email protected]

Soul of a Citizen

Loeb.DecDon’t miss this upcoming All-College Hour speaker event!

SOUL OF A CITIZEN: HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND YOUR ACTIONS COUNT

PAUL ROGAT LOEB is the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin’s Press 1999 and 2010, now with 145,000 copies in print), The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, 2004, and named the #3 political book of that year by the History Channel and the American Book Association), Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus (Rutgers University Press, 1994), Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times. Both The Impossible and Soul won the Nautilus Award for best social change books of their respective publication years. (Full description here)

Sponsored by Student and Campus Life and Residence Life, the All-College Hour Speaker Series aims to provide integrative opportunities for the campus community to come together to engage in learning that promotes cognitive, emotional, and civic development. The topics of the series are intended to challenge thinking, spur self-reflection, encourage civil discourse, and promote social responsibility.

For more details and a look at this semester’s further line up, check out their page.

 

Devices, devices!

WirelessCIT We all get frustrated when we’re unable to connect wirelessly, wherever we are. Like it or not, we’re using more and more wireless devices to help manage our lives and information needs. CIT is working to make everyone’s experience as good as possible by monitoring usage and upgrading equipment to meet these needs. Did you know that in the space of a single year, users have nearly doubled the number of devices being used on the wireless network? That’s staggering.

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Lesson Plans: Resources to Engage Students and Enhance Learning

MichellePostIt can be difficult to find the right website to use in lesson planning, specifically one that contains videos, activities, games or other engaging material. I am highlighting three that stand out: two because of their high-quality content & their alignment w/the Common Core (BrainPop & PBS LearningMedia), & one that specializes in hard-to-find educational videos (Kanopy Streaming Video).

These media resources are helpful to use while creating lesson plans for your classes and for use with students in the classroom. In addition to containing subject and topic specific videos, they are also rich in lesson planning and activity ideas, many aligned to the common core.

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content. Resources include: movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health. All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards including Common Core.

PBS LearningMedia provides access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections.  You must be a SOE faculty member or student to access this resource. Please contact me if you have issues accessing the site.

Kanopy Streaming Video is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films. Over 80 subject areas range from Global Studies & Languages to the Arts, to Education (K-12); Technical Training to Career Development to LGBT.

For more media resource ideas, visit the Education Lesson Planning guide, or contact the Education Librarian, Michelle Costello, directly at [email protected]

Library Hours: Thanksgiving Break

thanksgiving-hoursAll of us here at Milne Library wish you a safe and happy journey home for the Thanksgiving holiday. If your plans include a little studying or research, the library will have reduced hours over the Thanksgiving Break:

Tuesday, November 24 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, November 25 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 26 CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27 CLOSED
Saturday, November 28 CLOSED
Sunday, November 29 Noon – 1:00 AM

High 5

HI5Go to a library & high-five as many people as possible.

This is part of Steve Kemple’s EveryLibrary Artist-In-Residency project “We’re In This Together.”

If you love libraries, consider taking action to support them by donating, signing a petition, or signing up to support them at www.action.everylibrary.org

Celebrating Geneseo Authors

2015.GeneseoAuthorsCome and celebrate all the recent publications of SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff, and students!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:00-5:00pm

Milne Library,  Room 213

Please join us for light refreshments and the chance to chat with colleagues about your recent publications.

 

Thanksgiving Storytime @Milne

Thanksgiving.StorytimeMilne Library will host a Thanksgiving Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers! This event open to the entire community and is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council and students from the School of Education. All ages are welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).

Friday, November 20th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Teacher Education Resource Center
(located on the lower-level of Milne Library)

Story Time is performed by members of the Young Children’s Council and refreshments, songs and crafts will be provided.

Milne Library’s address is 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454.  Parking is available on Main Street; park by Ward Place, walk down the hill, and you will arrive at Milne Library! Look for signage to direct you into the library entrance.

For more information or to RSVP (walk-ins are welcome!) send an email to Dan Staton – [email protected] or Michelle Costello – [email protected]

World of Wander: Living With People With Disappearing…

Dreesen.NovDon’t miss this upcoming All-College Hour speaker event!

WORLD OF WANDER: LIVING WITH PEOPLE WITH DISAPPEARING AND UNDER-DOCUMENTED LANGUAGES, AND SHARING STORIES THAT HIGHLIGHT THE POWER OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE.

Kris Dreessen, editor of the SUNY Geneseo alumni magazine and a freelance photographer and writer, gave up most her belongings in 2014 to live her dream: To travel around the world helping to document tribes with disappearing or changing languages, and sharing stories of everyday people who make a difference in the lives of others.  (Full description here)

Sponsored by Student and Campus Life and Residence Life, the All-College Hour Speaker Series aims to provide integrative opportunities for the campus community to come together to engage in learning that promotes cognitive, emotional, and civic development. The topics of the series are intended to challenge thinking, spur self-reflection, encourage civil discourse, and promote social responsibility.

For more details and a look at this semester’s further line up, check out their page.

 

Anti-Plagiarism – Citing Correctly Using Chicago/Turabian

GOLD.ChicagoThe best way to avoid plagiarizing by mistake is to be meticulous in your citing of articles, books, and online sources. Following the style manual your professor requires, however, can be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will give you practice in placing footnotes or in-text citations correctly in the Chicago/Turabian style. It will also help you learn what needs to be included in citations for common materials.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Thursday, November 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Milne 104

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