Monday, June 30, 2008

IM Reference

The library is making it easier for students, faculty and staff to ask for help!

We are in the process of adding a widget to pages within the library website and catalog that allows you to IM a librarian without having to navigate to another page.
You can preview the widget on the E-Journals Finder page. The widget is also located on the page displayed when Article Linker cannot find an online version of the article requested.

Look for the widget to other pages in the near future. Have a suggestion for where the widget should be placed? Leave a comment here or email

Books and Records for Sale

We have hundreds of books and a large collection of big band era and jazz record albums for sale. Most items are $.50 or $1.00. Come to the third floor stacks, Main Circulation Services in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, and find some great treasures.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Service Award

Donna Sammis, Instructional support specialist in Interlibrary Loan has been awarded the Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Service Award for 2007-08.

GSO Distinguished Service Awards are ultimately decided by the GSO Executive Council. Each year a call is sent out to the GSO membership, all the graduate students at Stony Brook University, asking for people to nominate administrators, faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the graduate student community. The Executive Council then looks over the nominations and chooses who should get the award for that year.

Donna was nominated and chosen because of the exceptional service she's provided to graduate students. The items she orders through Interlibrary borrowing are essential to helping graduate students complete their papers, reports, experiments, thesis, dissertations, etc. over the years that they are in graduate school and hopefully beyond. Without her support, graduate student projects would take longer and/or might be impossible to complete.

Congratulations to Donna from her colleagues in ILL, Reference and throughout the library!