Technology Training for Faculty & Staff

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
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)

Library School Reunion a success!

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)

Milne Library homecoming float wins Best Departmental Float

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!

Library Open House

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!

Know HTML? The library needs you!

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.

The Princeton Review ranks SUNY Geneseo

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”.

New Faculty Orientation

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.

Melissa Jadlos
Associate Director, Milne Library
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
[email protected]
585-245-5769 fax

Launch Day

Today is the launch of the new Milne Library website. New features include:

Keep checking back for new features. We will be making improvements throughout the coming semester and the new website design is just one of our many plans for library website development this year!

Testing the new site

Testing begins in earnest today on the new library website! Library staff members have been asked to test all sections of the new website and report any editorial and functionality errors they find. It’s a lengthy process, but well worth it in the end. Contact Kate Pitcher if you find any errors you would like to report.