Strong Library Showing at Recent Phi Kappa Phi Induction

 

ALFRED, NY — 18 students were recently inducted into the Alfred University chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.

The ceremony,  held Tuesday, April 2, was presided over by chapter President Stephen Crandall, dean emeritus of libraries at Alfred University.  He was assisted by Chapter Treasurer Brian Sullivan, interim director of Alfred University Libraries. Herrick Library staffer Natalie Skwarek, assisted with many important behind the scenes preparations.

Herrick Library student workers inducted include juniors Gabrielle A. Griffin of Sterling, NY  and Amanda Meehan of Whitesville, NY.

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A complete list of students inducted this year can be found here.

Congratulations to everyone!


Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The Greek letters of Phi Kappa Phi stand for the society’s motto, “Philosophia Krateito Photon,” which is freely translated, “Let the Love of Wisdom Rule Humanity.”

The Alfred University chapter was established in 1970. In its annual initiation ceremony, held in the Herrick Library Bookend Lounge, the chapter honored the academic accomplishments of its newly inducted members.

Pictured in the photo above are newly inducted members of the Alfred University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi: (front from left) Kayleah Aldrich, Megan Alper, Heidi Boettcher, Lauren Germain, Zachary Plesmid; and (back from left) Samantha Kotze, Lyndsey McCoy, Holly Passetti, Sarah Raeman, Aidan Saccucci-Bryan, Natalie Turco, Benjamin Yonko and Gabrielle Griffin. Missing from photo are Charles A. McAllister Jr., Amanda Meehan, Angelica Sudore, Nathaniel Skeele and Zachary Goodwin.

Supply Drive to Benefit the SPCA

Libraries Answer Call of Local Furry Friends

catAre you an animal lover looking to make a difference for animals in need? The Alfred University Libraries are hosting a Pet Supply Drive benefiting the SPCA Serving Allegany County!

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all encouraged to participate! Supplies may be dropped off at Herrick and Scholes Libraries from Monday, April 15th through Monday, April 29th. (See list of supplies needed below.)

Any questions? Please contact Natalie Skwarek at skwarek@alfred.edu or (607) 871-2792. On behalf of all of our animal friends, thank you!

Wish list items include (but are not limited to):

dry and wet kitten and cat food
dry dog food
(the animals are used to Purina brand cat chow or kitten chow or 4Health brand
available at Tractor supply.)
rodent food and bedding
cat and dog treats
cat and dog toys
catnip
wood pellets used for kitty litter
animal brushes
dog collars and leashes
towels and washcloths
paper towels
bleach
dish soap
liquid laundry soap
13 & 39 gallon trash bags
office supplies

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Presentation Times Announced for Dean of Libraries Candidates

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Open Forum presentations to the campus will take place on the dates and times below.  Each forum will take place in the Kenyon/Allen room of the Powell Campus Center.

Additional announcements will be made in Alfred Today prior to each session.

Should you have any questions regarding the candidates and their presentation, please contact Ellen Bahr at bahr@alfred.edu  


Forum Schedule

Thursday, March 28, 11 am – 11:45 am

Monday, April 1, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Thursday, April 4, 9:30 am – 10:15 am

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Scholes Circulation Desks To Be Installed

The New Front Desks Are Coming!

The vision board will become a reality on March 7th and 8th, 2019 as professional  visionboardinstallers from Stevens Office Interiors of Syracuse, NY arrive to complete phase II of the Scholes Library entryway renovation project.

This project has been a collaboration between Alfred University Libraries, Jamie Babcock and the entire Facilities crew and the Procurement department.

The Scholes Library front desk will be temporarily relocated in the Commons area on the first floor.  The library will remain open during construction of the new desks, hours and service will not be affected.

Despite the temporary increase in activity and work noise on the first floor there will still be plenty of quiet spots in the library to study for midterms.

Come by and watch the progress!

 

 

Large Group Study Room Now Open

Come on down to Scholes Library and check out our brand-new group study room!

Guest Blogger, Scholes Library Student Worker Haleigh Youll

Located on the 3rd floor (307), this room has plenty of tables and chairs and a rolling whiteboard making this room conBig Group Studyducive for group collaboration or study sessions.  Another great feature of room 307 is that it can be reserved ahead of time.  Please contact one of the following people to make a room reservation:

Deborah Rollins rollinsd@alfred.edu

Mechele Romanchock  romanchockm@alfred.edu

John Hosford  hosford@alfred.edu

Rooms are reserved on a first come first serve basis.

This room is a perfect place to have group study sessions with all of your friends.

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It can also be reserved for club events, like this recent Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Study session.

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Room availability can be found here.

Library Open House

Stop in for some free food, friendly faces and learn what the libraries have to offer…

Come learn how you can save yourself time and effort by connecting with Alfred University library staff and resources.  Librarians, staff and student employees from both Herrick and Scholes will be on hand to show you what’s available and share some tips. Herrick_ScholesNeed space for a study group, club meeting or quiet spot for just you? Tours of Scholes Library will be available during this drop-in event.

Students, faculty and staff welcome.

Thursday, February 28th,

Scholes Library 4:00-6:00pm

Free Food!

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New Printer in Scholes 24 Hour Room!

The News You Have Been Waiting For…

After a long hard battle, tirelessly fought by many brave warriors from ITS, Toshiba, the Libraries and Procurement, victory has been achieved.  There is a NEW printer in the 24 Hour Study Room of Scholes Library.

Thanks to all who refused to give up the fight.

Does it take my fob?

YES!

Does it print double sided?

DOUBLE YES!

The 24 Hour Study Room is Available to all current Alfred University students.  It has a separate, secure exterior entrance on the south side of the building, across from Harder Hall.  To obtain the access code to this room, show your Alfred University student ID at the front desk.

A similar room is also available in Herrick Library with key code access upon request.

Roll the tape…

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