Issue 1, Spring 2010
BUTLER BULLETIN News & Announcements from E. H. Butler Library http://library.buffalostate.edu/
Issue 1, SPRING 2010 Inside Highlights: 2010 begins on a constructive note: StudyQuad expansion project underway! Are you ready for the semester? Information Commons is here to help.
Visit the Application Support Desk for free scanning, equipment loan, and more! Welcome back …and Happy New Year! E. H. Butler Library looks forward to yet another year of supporting the Buffalo State community in all of its academic endeavors. We’ve got a lot planned for this coming
semester. From the StudyQuad expansion project to our new Rooftop Reading Club—E. H. Butler is certain that 2010 is going to be an exciting year of change and growth for the library. See inside for details!
The Rooftop Poetry Club announces a new schedule of events.
StudyQuad Expansion Project Underway! In case you haven’t heard the buzz yet, construction work has begun on our new expanded StudyQuad area! Construction of the expanded 24/7 computer lab will incorporate the former Copier Lounge and first floor periodicals area. The anticipated completion date for the project is April 30, 2010.
Please note that the print periodicals collection has been consolidated to the second floor, NE quadrant. You can browse the full listing of our print, microfilm, and online journals from http://library.buffalostate.edu (Research>Find Articles). Stop by the Reference Desk for more assistance.
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The beginning of the semester tends to get a bit hectic. So, we’d like to remind you of a few helpful services that Information Commons offers to the Buffalo State Community:
Book Requests. Are there specific books you’d like to see added to the library’s collection? Simply fill out our online book order form, http://library.buffalostate.edu/se rvices/bookorder.php
Library Instruction. Librarians are available to assist students with research projects of all kinds. It’s easy for faculty to book a library instruction class using our online form; see our Web site under Services > Faculty & Staff http://library.buffalostate.edu/s ervices/instruction.php
Renew Your Books Online. Avoid late fees by renewing your books online. Link to our online renewal form from the right hand side of our home page http://library.buffalostate.edu
Placing Materials on Reserve. Faculty, for guidelines on how to place books and articles on reserve in the library, please see our Web site under Services > Faculty & Staff. http://library.buffalostate.edu/s ervices/reserve.php
Equipment Loan. Check out laptops, camcorders, cameras, and much more. http://ic.buffalostate.edu/equipm ent.html
Faculty: Now is the time to book your library instruction classes. See our Web site under Services for Faculty & Staff.
Writing Help Center. A service of the College Writing Program, the center is located on the second floor of the library in Media Services. http://ic.buffalostate.edu/writing .html Interlibrary Loan. Looking for a book or article that Butler Library doesn’t own? Try our Interlibrary Loan service. You’ll find the link on the right hand side of our home page. http://library.buffalostate.edu/services/illiad.php
Bengal ID Card Office. Questions about your Bengal ID card? Follow the “paw prints” decorating the floor of the library to the Bengal ID Card office, located in BUTL108. For more information contact email@example.com
Students show off their new E. H. Butler Library tote bags!
Advisement Assistance. The Academic Advisement Center has established an auxiliary office in BUTL110G in StudyQuad, with drop-in hours available for students. For more information, contact Patricia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 1, Spring 2010 Q. My home computer is not working right. Can you guys help me out?
Tech Talk with the Computer Help Guys Q: Hey Computer Help Guys. As a faculty member, can I order special software for my classroom lab using campus funds? A: Good question. The answer is MAYBE! If you need to order software with campus funds for campus-owned devices (for lab or office), please contact the Computing Help Desk (8784357, or email@example.com) to submit your order. Please be ready to provide the following information: software title, purpose (i.e. Academic, Administrative, Research), number of licenses required, platform (PC or Mac), device name or lab name plus building/room, and funding source (i.e. Tech Fee or Department Funds). If the software you are ordering is not a common title that we recognize, we may ask for a Web site address for purchase information and negotiation. Again, to order software with campus funds, please contact the Computing Help Desk.
Q. I’m really broke. Can you guys get me a good deal on some software? A. You’re in luck! Buffalo State faculty, staff and students may take advantage of substantial savings, ranging from 40% – 90% off, on popular software titles such as Adobe, Microsoft Office and SPSS. For more information, go to http://www.ubmicro.buffalo.edu/1/bsc.php/
A. We can’t work on home computers, but we can send you to the right place. Buffalo State has partnered with UB Micro to offer a convenient pickup and delivery service to faculty, staff, and students for repairs of personally owned computers. For more information, go to http://www.ubmicro.buffalo.edu/1/bsc.php/
Q. Hey Computer Help Guys, is it okay to use my kid’s first name as a password? A. We really don’t recommend it. Your password should be as strong as possible - avoid using dictionary words, names of people you know (such as your children), phone numbers, or anything else that might easily be associated with you. Your password must be 6 to 14 characters long, and should contain a combination of upper/lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Protect your accounts, files, and other computer resources by periodically changing your Buffalo State password. To do so, visit the Password Change Utility (http://chngpwd.buffalostate.edu/ ). Note: Changing your Buffalo State password will affect the following campus systems: Campus Logon, EMail/Barracuda, ANGEL, Library Databases, Online Directories, CyberQuad Registration, SUNY Administration System, and Degree Navigator (initial logon). Word to the Wise: Never share your passwords with anyone for any reason, and never logon to campus computers for someone else! Doing so violates the campus policy on the use of electronic resources.
Q. Hey Computer Help Guys. What if I have another Tech Talk question? A. If you have Tech Talk questions you’d like to see answered in this column, please send them to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries, please contact the Computer Help Desk at x4357 or email@example.com
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APPLICATION SUPPORT DESK NEWS
Quick Print Station Running late for class and just need to quickly print off your paper? You are in luck! E. H. Butler Library has a computer work station (Internet disabled) set aside for quick printing jobs. If you have a readyto-print document on a flash drive or other portable storage device, you can use the Quick Print station. Stop by the Application Support Desk (ASD) in the Information Commons room for more information.
And...Action!! E. H. Butler’s Application Support Desk team is in the movies! ASD students have created a variety of useful tutorial videos on everything from “scanning to a USB drive” to using the new Flip minoHD camcorder (available for check out in the Information Commons Room). You can find the IC videos at http://vimeo.com/infocommons.
Check out a laptop computer We know the library can get very busy this time of year, and it can be difficult to find an open computer station. If there are no computer stations available, you can always check out a laptop at the ASD and settle down comfortably anywhere in the library!
ASD Offers Free Scanning Need to scan a document or photo? E. H. Butler’s ASD offers free scanning services at the color printer locations in the StudyQuad and Information Commons room. All you need is a USB drive! Ask for assistance at the ASD.
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The Spotlight Jeffrey Dirr
Interviews with your favorite library celebrities… What are your major job responsibilities? KEN: I teach LIB300 Advanced Library Research, provide library instruction for other courses, teach technology workshops, and serve as overall technology geek extraordinaire. JEFF: I’m responsible for re-shelving books and stack maintenance. What do you like best about working in the library? KEN: I enjoy the challenge of being prepared to answer any question. JEFF: Meeting lots of people– and getting my exercise by walking around the library all day. What are your hobbies? KEN: Graphic novels, manga, movies, science fiction/fantasy literature, and World of Warcraft. JEFF: Guitar playing. I also attend a lot of concerts.
What are you currently reading? KEN: Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card. JEFF: A music theory book. What was your favorite book as a child? KEN: I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books. Nothing beats being able to make different choices to get different stories from the same book.
JEFF: Silver for General Washington. I’ve always loved history! What do you like most about the city of Buffalo? KEN: Frank’s hot sauce, Wegmans, the mild summers, and Gabriel’s Gate wings. JEFF: There are so many free concerts throughout the area. Buffalo has such an amazing music scene!
Read more Spotlight interviews on our blog http://askehbl.wordpress.com/ 5
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The Rooftop Poetry Club invites you to attend our upcoming readings and workshops! Rooftop Poetry Club events are 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the International Students Reading Area (3rd floor, SE Quadrant, Butler Library) unless otherwise noted. (Go up the center stairs to the 3rd floor, take a RIGHT, take a LEFT, and walk straight back towards the flags!) January 27th “Let’s Celebrate” Open Mic Welcome in a new year and semester! Come and share a celebratory poem, short story, or song with us. February 10th Writing to Music with Caity Brady Music can inspire emotions and creativity of all kind. In this hour-long workshop, Caity Brady will guide participants through writing exercises to rhythmic music.
Announcing the Rooftop Reading Club This semester, the Reading Club collaborates with the Women’s Studies Program and its sponsorship of a visit by Lynn Peril, author of Pink Think. The club will have their first meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Butler’s International Students Reading Area (3rd floor, SE Quadrant). Lynn Peril will be visiting Buffalo State on Tuesday, March 23rd. For more information on joining the Reading Club, contact Lisa Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 8th Charles Burchfield’s Heat Waves in a Swamp: Transformation and Revelation workshop presented by Karen Lee Lewis. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 4:00 6:00 p.m. Space is limited. RSVP to Lisa Forrest email@example.com March 10th Reading featuring George Hole and Lorna Perez March 24th TBA April 7th What Poem Is in Your Pocket? Celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem in Your Pocket Day. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. We’ll create “pocket poems” to distribute across the community on April 29th. April 21st Reading featuring Karen Lewis and Theresa Wyatt Weather permitting, we will meet in the Rooftop Garden, E. H. Butler Library, 2nd floor courtyard.
Submissions for Issue 2 of the Butler Bulletin are now being accepted firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tech Guru Tip by Ken Fujiuchi, Emerging Technology Librarian Google Docs will support the storage of any file format. This means that you can use the same sharing and collaborative features of Google Docs with any kind of file. This is a great alternative for sending large e-mail attachments or having to use a flash drive! For more information, check out the Google Docs blog at http://bit.ly/5rZrMW
CHECK IT OUT!
American History in Video Database This growing collection features thousands of hours of material from the History Channel, Bullfrog Films, PBS, 1940s & 1950s newsreels, archival and public affairs footage, documentaries, and more.
Keep up with the latest news on whatâ€™s happening in and around E. H. Butler Libraryâ€Śjoin us on Facebook and Twitter! Librarians Ken Fujiuchi and Lisa Forrest provide timely updates on everything from campus construction news to Rooftop Poetry Club announcements. 7
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Recent Awards & Accomplishments E. H. Butler Library was awarded the Outstanding Library Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council. The award is intended to honor libraries that provide outstanding service through creativity in developing programs or collections that enhance service or increase library usage, through leadership in the creation of enhanced services that can be emulated by other libraries, and through improvements in physical facilities that result in better services. E. H. Butler Library was honored for the development of a variety of innovative programs and services, such as the Green Initiative Program, Rooftop Poetry Club, and “Ask Me” Help Desk. Maryruth Glogowski, Associate Vice President of Library and Instructional Technology, accepted the award on behalf of the library.
Wanda Slawinska, Curator of the Fronczak Room, received the Polish American Congress, WNY Division Award for her promotion of Polish culture and history at Buffalo State College.
Maureen A. Lindstrom, Associate Director for Information Commons at E. H. Butler Library, has been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship to recognize her twentytwo years of outstanding contributions to Butler Library, the Buffalo State campus, and the field of librarianship. Throughout her career, Maureen has remained a champion for providing good service to students. It was her vision that resulted in one of the most important initiatives in Butler Library history, the Information Commons. Donna Youngs, Media Services Clerk, was given the President’s Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Campus Equity and Diversity. Lisa Forrest, Public Relations and Outreach Librarian, received the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Award for her radio commentary And So This Is Christmas which aired in December on WBFO, Buffalo’s National Public Radio station. PRNDI is the only national competition devoted solely to rewarding outstanding local public radio journalism, according to Mark Scott, news director at WBFO.
If you done it, it ain’t bragging. -Walt Whitman
Lisa Forrest is a new fellow of the Western New York Library Resources Council/Rochester Regional Library Council 2009 Leadership Institute.
Marc Bayer, Lisa Forrest, Ken Fujiuchi, and Mark McBride presented at the EDUCAUSE Conference in Denver, Colorado. Ken Fujiuchi recently co-presented Designing Library Services for the Cloud Computing World for the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum.