Monday, April 30, 2007

Summer Borrowing Privileges

All students (including doctoral candidates) must be registered for the Summer or Fall semester in order to qualify for Summer library borrowing privileges.

After registering, it can take 24 to 36 hours for registration information to be reflected on your borrowing record. At that time, you may renew your material at the library or online. All library patrons are responsible for checking their STARS accounts online to ensure that items have been properly renewed and that no materials are overdue. Patrons are liable for any library fines accrued.

Thank you for your cooperation.

It's Time to Renew Your Library Material

Faculty, Management Confidential, Emeritus and Professional staff who currently have library material with a due date of May 15, 2007 from the Main, Music and/or the Science/Engineering Library are urged to renew at this time. The new due date, after properly renewing, will be Dec. 21, 2007.

Information on how to renew online via STARS/OPAC

To renew in person, please present your ID card to service desk staff. It is not necessary to bring the material into the library in order to have them renewed. There are no phone renewals. There is a three time renewal limit per book. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Melville Library Author Series
Elof Carlson to Discuss His Book "Times of Triumph, Times of Doubt: Science and the Battle for Public Trust"

Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. - Javits Room, Melville Library (second floor)

The intent and uses of science are a continuing preoccupation, especially in public debates on issues such as new pharmaceuticals, cloning, stem cells, genetically modified foods, and assisted reproduction. Times of Triumph, Times of Doubt, written by eminent geneticist and historian Elof Carlson, explores the moral foundations of science and their role in these hot button issues.
Sponsored by the University Libraries.

Elof Carlson is Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Melville Library Author Series
Paul Edelson to Discuss His Book "Drawing on Experience in Adult and Continuing Education"

Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. - Javits Room, Melville Library (second floor)

Based upon his experiences and scholarship, Dr. Paul Edelson, Dean of the School of Professional Development, will present an overview of present-day continuing higher education from the perspective of a senior level administrator. His book examines continuing education as it is practiced in an urban community college, at a major national museum, and at a premier research university. Topics to be discussed include program development and administration, leadership, creativity and innovation, e-learning, staffing, budgeting, and the culture of higher education. Reception to follow.
Sponsored by the University Libraries.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Extreme Googling Workshop - April 11

Extreme Googling Workshop
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Central Reading Room, classroom A
12 PM

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Melville Library Author Series
Shirley Lim to Discuss "A Feeling of Belonging: Asian American Women's Popular Culture, 1930-1960"

Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. - Javits Room, Melville Library (second floor)

In A Feeling of Belonging, Shirley Lim highlights the cultural activities of young, predominantly unmarried Asian American women from 1930 to 1960. This period marks a crucial generation—the first in which American-born Asians formed a critical mass and began to make their presence felt in the United States. Dr. Lim traces the diverse ways in which these young women sought claim to cultural citizenship, exploring such topics as the nation's first Asian American sorority, Chi Alpha Delta; the cultural work of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong; Asian American youth culture and beauty pageants; and the achievement of fame of three foreign-born Asian women in the late 1950s. By wearing poodle skirts, going to the beach, and producing magazines, she argues, they asserted not just their American-ness, but their humanity: a feeling of belonging.

Shirley Lim is Assistant Professor of History at Stony Brook University.