“Looking Through Their Eyes: A Child’s-Eye View of Life and Development in Borgne, Haiti” is a new photo exhibit featured in Milne Gallery, showing November 8th through December 10th. The exhibit is sponsored by Haiti Outreach – Pwoje Espwa (H.O.P.E.), the Anthropology Department and Milne Library, and is based on a project created by Sarah Brownell and Kevin Ahimsa. The photos were taken by children in a small village called Borgne in rural northern Haiti as part of an educational development project led by two volunteers from Rochester. A presentation by these two volunteers will include a slideshow and reception and is to be held in Milne Library in the coming weeks. Check back for further details. In the meantime, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
On October 30th, there will be a demonstration of the course management system ANGEL in Room 105 (Milne Library) at 12:30pm. On Friday, November 3rd, representatives from Blackboard will be on hand to demonstrate their course management system at 12:30pm in Room 105. The course management system products include organizational tools for course content, as well as assessment and gradebook tools for easier management of course administration. Questions? Contact Cristina Geiger in the TLC at [email protected]
During the week of November 6-10th, the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC), CIT and Milne Library will be offering a series of Technology training workshops for faculty and staff. Classes include:
Nov 6, 8,10 Access (Windows Only)
Nov 6 Excel Basics
Nov 6 Google Scholar, Earth, Desktop
Nov 6 PowerPoint Basics
Nov 6 Turnitin.com
Nov 7 Bag Lunch Mail Merge (Mac)
Nov 7 Interactive Lectures with a Sympodium
Nov 7 Blogging Workshop
Nov 8 Content Management System (CMS)
Nov 8 Multimedia PowerPoint
Nov 9 Oracle Calendar (Mac)
Nov 9 Oracle Calendar (Windows)
Nov 9 Bag Lunch Mail Merge (Windows)
Nov 9 RF Clickers in the Classroom
Nov 9 Google Scholar, Earth, Desktop
Nov 10 Advanced Excel
Nov 10 Blogging Workshop
Contact Laura Cook at [email protected] to register. Include the following in your email:
1. The class(es) you want to attend
2. If you have a Windows or Mac computer
3. If you will be bringing your own notebook computer.
View the training brochure (PDF)
The Friends of Milne Library hosted the first ever School of Library and Information Science Alumni reunion on Saturday, September 30th, 2006. Over 100 alumni of the library school were on campus to celebrate and reminisce about the graduate program which closed its doors in 1983. Reunion highlights included campus tours, a luncheon featuring Chris Dodge, former Utne Reader Magazine librarian, and the Minerva Awards ceremony, which honored nominated librarians in several categories. Read more on the reunion webpage…
The recipients are (l-r):
Mary Miller, Class of 1967 (special librarianship); Pat Albanese Pitkin, Class of 1974 (academic librarianship); Joe Schubert, Class of 1951 (librarianship); and Marian Schumacher Crawford, Class of 1960 (public librarianship)
Not shown: Claire M. Finnigan, Class of 1945 (school librarianship)
Hard-working Milne Library staff and students pulled together to create the Best Departmental float in this year’s Homecoming parade. Librarian Tracy Paradis coordinated this year’s float, Milne Library’s first-ever. The theme of this year’s Homecoming, Homecoming Rocks, is based on the ever popular Schoolhouse Rocks, the ABC program. Participants were asked to use a shopping cart (the parade was sponsored by Wegmans) and their own creativity. The library’s float — Milne Search Express — was a train, and incorporated the “Conjunction Junction” so famously featured in Schoolhouse Rocks. Kudos to Tracy and her team!
The Library hosted an Open House on Thursday, September 21st, featuring food, beverages, music by Professor Tom Greenfield, and a raffle drawing for a 1GB mp3 player. New and returning students, faculty and staff were encouraged to fill out a website survey, which entered them automatically in the drawing for the Samsung mp3 player. Congratulations go out to our winner, Connie Wanke, a junior accounting major. A hearty thanks go out to all our students who participated!
The library is actively seeking students with HTML and web skills to hire for the upcoming Spring 2007 semester. Interested students should stop by the Milne Library Reference or Circulation desks and complete an employment application. Or, contact Kate Pitcher, Web Development Librarian ([email protected]), for further details about the job.
Read about SUNY Geneseo on the Princeton Review‘s website and see what students say about SUNY Geneseo and Milne Library. You can also get information on rankings, financial aid, and statistics. A neat feature on the site is the “Review Map” where students search for schools other Geneseo applicants also considered, and group them by size, geography, selectivity, and more. Princeton Review calls it “six degrees of admissions”.
The SUNY Geneseo Summer Reading Program book this fall is Letters From a Young Activist. Librarian Tracy Paradis has created a resource guide for those interested in learning more about the book and in preparation for the discussions, being held around campus on Sunday, August 27th.
Please see the 2006 Summer Reading Program website for more information about the discussions.
Orientation to the Teaching and Learning Center and the Library for new faculty will be on Tuesday August 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Milne Library’s goal for the day is to introduce you to the local resources that you need to begin teaching, reserves, library instruction, etc.Previous attendees have told us that this session is timely and very helpful.
There will be a break for lunch, please RSVP to Melissa Jadlos to help us keep track of how many are attending.
Associate Director, Milne Library
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454