Archive for October, 2009

Silent auction in the BookEnd October 24-30

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

There will be a Silent Art Auction in the BookEnd Area in conjunction with the fund raising for the “Passionately Pink for the Cure” event during the last week of October.  From October 24-30, there will be approximately 20 pieces of art (current estimate) on easels or tables in the BookEnd area.  There will be cards for bidding next to each piece and information about the artists. At the end of the week it all will be moved over to the big final “Passionately Pink” event on Friday night. Passionately Pink is a week-long event to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Photo exhibition on China-US diplomatic relations

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

“Look Back After 30 Years – a Photo Exhibition Marking the 30th Anniversary of China-US Diplomatic Relations,” will be up from October 6 through October 31 in Herrick, in the east wing of the library’s first floor.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Alfred University.

Obama declares October as “National Information Literacy Awareness Month”

Monday, October 5th, 2009

President Barak Obama recently declared October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month.

The press release reads, in part, “Though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it. Over the past decade, we have seen a crisis of authenticity emerge. We now live in a world where anyone can publish an opinion or perspective, whether true or not, and have that opinion amplified within the information marketplace. At the same time, Americans have unprecedented access to the diverse and independent sources of information, as well as institutions such as libraries and universities, that can help separate truth from fiction and signal from noise.

Service downtime early Saturday morning

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

One of the library’s service providers has notified us of expected downtime in the early hours of Saturday morning (approximately 3 am – 6 am).

Services that may be affected include: Journal Locator, OneSearch, and full-text linking from some library databases.

We apologize for any inconvenience.