Milne Library News and Events

Kodak blogger visits Communication class in Milne

Milne Library was host today to Tom Hoehn, Eastman Kodak‘s Director of Marketing and Customer Experience, who presented a talk to faculty member Ginni Jurkowski’s Communication 274 class. Mr. Hoehn described Kodak’s use of new communication technologies, including blogs, wikis and video applications such as YouTube. Ms. Jurkowski’s communication class is Electronic Publishing and students are learning about the different facets of publishing for the web, including writing, editing, and using many of the new communication technologies. The class meets in the library every Friday.

Seeing in the Dark

Inspired by the stars? Ponder the Universe and learn more about our cosmos in two beautiful and thought-provoking programs on PBS (WXXI) tonight, September 19.

Seeing in the Dark

Author Timothy Ferris’ film is meant to introduce viewers to the wonders of the night sky, making casual stargazing or serious amateur astronomy a part of their lives. It includes images of deep space and comments from various stargazers, among them former NFL player Robert Smith, space photographer Rob Gendler.8:00 PM

Followed by:

Sidewalk Astronomer

A profile of the “pied piper of astronomy,” John Dobson, a 91-year-old former Vedanta monk who invented a telescope mount that made looking at the stars accessible to everyone; and who co-founded the Sidewalk Astronomers. 9:00 PM

Check it out!

Who couldn’t use $100????

The race for the $100 grand prize has been slow at best. Only 10 more days to complete the Hubble Scavenger Hunt and enter to win “big money!” Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a gameboard and your first set of questions that will lead you on a discovery tour of Hubble and the universe it captures. The last day to turn in a completed gameboard is Friday, September 28. The grand prize will be handed out before Fall Break. Couldn’t you use a little extra money over break????

Read what others are saying about Heavens Above

The Loop is a brand-new, Rochester-based multimedia web project designed, produced and written by college students from all over the Finger Lakes/Rochester region. Blogs, articles, essays, photos and more are contributed by students at the area colleges. Alyx Vanderweel, Geneseo junior senior (and former Milne employee), wrote a recent article about the Heavens Above exhibit for The Loop. Read what others are saying about us!

Where in the world is Room 109?

Part of our renovations this summer include the addition of a new classroom, Room 109, on the lower level of the library. Equipped with laptop computers, a printer and the usual technology for instructors, the room will hold library instruction classes and other session of up to 30 people.

Room 109 is on the lower level, across from the elevator. See our updated library maps.

Other new additions over the summer include the office of Dual-Degree Programs and English for Speakers of Other Languages, and the new Center for Student Achievement.

Stay tuned for more information about the services these offices provide.

The travels and adventures of our CD collection

Things never stay in the same place for long here at Milne, and our CD collection is no exception.

Over the summer we rearranged a lot of offices, classrooms, and technology here in the library. As a result, the CD collection has been moved to the third floor (the upper floor) at the top of the main stair case.

In addition to the new location, we are interested in expanding the collection. What types of music do you like to borrow from the library? Leave some suggestions in the comments below to help us expand the collection.

The 2007 IDS Conference

Over 80 participants are in Milne Library today for the first day of the annual IDS Conference. The IDS Conference is a gathering of ILL librarians, staff and administrators of over 20 different libraries in New York State, who meet yearly to discuss the IDS Project, an information delivery services project designed to create more effective ways to share library resources. Each of the libraries in the project agrees to a set of performance standards, such as borrowing or loaning journal articles with certain turnaround times, in order work together cooperatively towards a common goal. For more details about the conference or The IDS Project, please contact the Project Director, Ed Rivenburgh, at [email protected].

Kate Pitcher is back from maternity leave

You may have already seen her in the library since the beginning of July, but Kate Pitcher is officially back in Milne Library, working full-time. Although Kate would not describe the months between February and July as “relaxing,” she would certainly tell you how thrilled she was to have time to bond with her baby boy, Griffin.

The staff at Milne Library are happy to have Kate back on a regular basis.

FACULTY: Start thinking about library instruction requests for fall

The Fall 2007 semester is just around the corner and faculty and staff are busy preparing for the first day of classes. Before it slips your mind, request library instruction for fall classes and beat the September rush. Schedule instruction through the Library Instruction page on the library’s website. Or, contact Bonnie Swoger, Instructional Support Associate, for more details regarding rooms and technology support in the classrooms.

Milne Library says goodbye to Mary McGrath

Milne Library is saying farewell on Friday, July 6th to one of our outstanding employees – Mary McGrath, IDS Lending Manager. Mary worked in Milne Library for 35 years and was an integral part of the IDS team, helping students and faculty with requests and always ready with a friendly smile for anyone who dropped by the IDS office. Mary also worked in the business library when it was housed in Fraser. She will be missed, but will enjoy her retirement. Everyone at Milne wishes Mary the best!