Milne Library News and Events

Research Help at the library!

It’s that time of year again — Thanksgiving Break is over and now you are scrambling to get that research paper done before finals begin. Did you know you can get help with your tough research assignments at Milne Library? Library faculty are trained and ready to assist students with finding resources and materials for their research. Students have several options when looking for help:

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Milne Library’s Thanksgiving Break hours go into effect Tuesday, November 21st. The library is open the following days and times during the Thanksgiving Break period:

Tuesday, November 21st: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22nd: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th: CLOSED
Sunday, November 26th: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Our regular semester hours resume on Monday, November 27th at 7:30 a.m.
For more information on library hours, visit the Hours link on the Library homepage.

Denise Scott: “The Best Kept Secret” talk in Milne

Professor Denise Scott of the Sociology Department gave a talk entitled, “The Best Kept Secret: Women Lobbyists and Corporate Power in the U.S“, at 4pm Thursday, November 16th in Milne Library, Room 213. Dr. Scott’s lecture was part of an ongoing series of events celebrating the centennial Susan B. Anthony Year, 2006-2007. Please visit the Susan B. Anthony, Women’s Rights, Women’s Power webpage for more information about important series events this year.

Unsure of where your class is being held in Milne?

Has your professor scheduled a class in Milne and you don’t know in which room? Coming for a lecture and unsure of location? Visit the library homepage and look for “Classes in Milne today…” under the Students links. Updated daily, our schedule will give you class or event title, sponsor of the event and room location. You may also search by building or date to find other events happening on the SUNY Geneseo campus.

New Art Exhibit in Milne Gallery

“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.

Course Management System (CMS) Demos in Milne

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]

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!