We are happy to announce that the Writing Learning Center (WLC) is officially open for business for the fall 2017 semester! With a new layout and a splash of paint, the services still inherently remain the same. Continue reading “Writing Learning Center is OPEN”
After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, many of the faculty librarians are struck by the systemic failure of institutions to condemn white supremacist hate speech and fascism. Champions of ‘both sides’ represent a key point of rhetorical failure, as though it were possible to have a productive conversation with someone who believes you shouldn’t exist. Continue reading “Never Neutral”
Thanks to funding from RRLC, Milne Library recently purchased new educational materials – board and picture books, juvenile literature, toys, games, puppets, blocks, and more! Continue reading “New educational materials at Milne!”
Faculty librarians Brandon West and Michelle Costello (with Kim Hoffman, University of Rochester) have recently published an edited volume with the Association of College and Research Libraries titled Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians. Continue reading “Milne Faculty Librarians, Published”
“The History of Our Tribe: Hominini,” and “Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?”
On Friday, April 28, Milne Library will host a zoo themed 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 (appropriate for preschoolers).
Story time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with stories, crafts, and snacks. The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.
Attached is a flyer, please distribute and/or display.
*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm (registration from 10:30-11:00)
SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library, TERC area CLICK FOR MAP
Members of the Rochester Lego Users Group will introduce basic concepts in Lego® design and showcase some of their creations. Attendees will get a chance to build their own creations, and explore physical and digital Lego® design. SUNY Geneseo students will be lending a hand to help younger enthusiasts in designing and creating their projects, however, parents must stay with children during the event.
This is the latest in several planned joint SUNY Geneseo and Community events involving LEGO® designed to bridge the gaps of fun and learning with students and families!
This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in Lego® creation and NO experience required!
For more information or to RSVP (not required!), please email Michelle Costello (email@example.com)!
[As told by Amanda Wentworth]: As someone who relatively recently became interested in the wonderful world of librarianship, it was not too long ago that the term “Special Collections” would’ve passed through the air over my head with no recognition and no further consideration.
Using graphic novels in the classroom is a great way to bridge what students already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphic novels are multimodal and help facilitate and support students’ ability to visualize and understand complicated ideas. In addition to being manageable for students to read, they are relevant, engaging, and approachable. Milne Library has recently acquired a large collection of graphic novels in a variety of subjects, topics, and reading levels. For help finding graphic novels, visit the reference desk or contact the Education & Instructional Design librarian, Michelle Costello.
A sampling of graphic novels found in Milne Library:
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A look at ocean science covering the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance.
Flying couch tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy Kurzweil weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. The voices and histories of these wise, hilarious, and very different women create a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.
Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light.
A memoir, in graphic novel form, on the early years of the Vietnam war through the eyes of a young Vietnamese boy.
In graphic novel format, retells the Native American legend about a young woman living along the Niagara River near its waterfalls who is transformed into a Thunder Being.
A little girl collects wildflowers while on a walk with her distracted father. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is big and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad has been swallowed by a giant, planet-eating whale. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.
In this graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful–and very awkward–hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear–sometimes things she shouldn’t–but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.
A true story.
Follow Tippy on a nocturnal adventure through mist, up a mountain, down a hole and back home.
Welcome to the Imaginarium!!
We are Megan and Emily, second year students in the Childhood and Special Education program at SUNY Geneseo. We are your Imaginarium curators for the Spring 2017 semester and are always willing to help with your creative needs when it comes to projects! Here in the Imaginarium, there are lots of resources for your use. We have over 100 die cut stencils, three die-cut machines, a paper cutter and LOTS of space for project creations. The Imaginarium has limited resources this semester, but you’re welcome to use what we have to offer!
The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC) space and the Imaginarium is available for everyone’s use. Located in Milne Library on the lower level, the TERC area and the Imaginarium have lots of resources to offer. TERC includes fiction and nonfiction books for all grade levels, puppets, videos, and other materials for teachers’ lessons. We encourage that students take advantage of these materials.
Our office hours are: