Register to Vote!

It’s 2016 and whether you like it or not, it’s time to VOTE!

Politics may not be your thing, but your vote is your voice!


BE HEARD! VOTE! (But first, you’ve got to register to vote)


Both Scholes and Herrick have voter registration forms.

Scholes Library will also be streaming the debates!

While your here, fill out a voter registration so that you are ready for NOVEMBER 8th!



Kanopy, a popular online streaming service, is available to library patrons!

Have you ever wished that a Netflix-like streaming service would be freely accessible on campus? Now it is!

Herrick Library has purchased a one year subscription to try out Kanopy, an on-demand video streaming service, which provides online access to over 26,000 films from 800 top producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, etc. Its collection grows by roughly 500 films a month, so viewers are regularly presented with new and interesting viewing options.

Kanopy provides educational institutions access to one of the largest collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable.

Its innovative patron-driven acquisition model has been adopted by over 1,500 universities worldwide, now including Alfred University!

You may browse Kanopy’s available films by subject on its website:

To browse Kanopy’s most recent film additions and recommendations, please click here.

Click here to start watching.

Enjoy! 🙂

AU Libraries Wins Nationally Recognized Prize for Public Relations

Touted as “The Most Prestigious Award of the American Library Association”  The ALA has recently announced that Alfred University Libraries is a winner of the coveted: 

2016 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

gI_78425_johncottondana HPW_Presentation_Page_01 “Built around the National Library of Medicine’s traveling Harry Potter exhibit, the Scholes Library created a comprehensive marketing campaign that both showcased their own collections as well as their creativity as they celebrated all things Potter in a tiered campaign that brought the entire community together.”

With this recognition, AU Libraries takes its place alongside several of the nations’ most prestigious public and university libraries.

From the official press release :  April 29, Chicago, ILAfter many hours of deliberation – made especially challenging by the high quality of the dozens of entries in this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards – the judges announced the eight winners of this year’s contest.  Each winning library will receive a $10,000 award from EBSCO and the HW Wilson Foundation, the sponsors of this prestigious annual award. The following winners will be celebrated June 26 at an open reception during the American Library Association’s 2016 annual conference in Orlando.

illustrationIn Fall 2015, the Scholes Library at Alfred University hosted the National Library of Medicine’s “Harry Potter’s World” traveling exhibit. To welcome the exhibit, forge ties with the campus and community, and raise awareness of our collections, we created a two month long event series in the university libraries. The product of collaborations with university staff, faculty members, student groups, and local public libraries, this event series energized the Alfred community, created new connections between the library and outside institutions, and brought several hundred additional patrons into the libraries.

evaThe project was the brainchild of Scholes Art Librarian Eva Sclippa, whose leadership and creativity have helped put AU Libraries in the company of large, nationally recognized, library institutions such as Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, Vancouver Public Libraries and the libraries at Northwestern University.  This is an extremely impressive company.  With a simple idea and a few hundred dollars, Eva has led the Alfred University Libraries and the entire university community to prove, once again, that Alfred University has magnificent creative resources and a dedicated faculty and staff who generate national recognition.

For additional information please see Application Materials Submission from Alfred University

Herrick Hosts Therapy Dog Night and Massage and Acupuncture Night During Finals Week!

Therapy Dog Night, May 2016

We would like to thank everyone who attended and took part in the end of the semester’s annual Therapy Dog Night and Massage and Acupuncture Night!

There were 62 people who received massages from 5 therapists, 16 people who received acupuncture, and 25 people who interacted with the incredibly sweet and one and only Cole Porter, therapy dog.

Once again, thank you all for a wonderful end to the spring semester!

We wish you a safe, restful, and excellent summer!


Herrick Library hosting month-long exhibition of paintings by Perrone ’82

Perrone '82

Alfred University’s (AU) Herrick Library will present “Selected Paintings 1990-2016 by Stephen Perrone” beginning Friday, March 4 and running through Saturday, April 2. Perrone is a Central New York artist and member of the AU Class of 1982.

Herrick Library will display an array of paintings created by Perrone during his career in the arts. After settling in Sylvan Beach, NY he began taking art classes at Syracuse University and Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Primarily a self-taught artist, Perrone has been participating in exhibitions for the past 30-plus years.

He says in his artist statement: “I enjoy painting on anything that offers an unusual surface and a good feeling between the brush and my hand. There is a rawness to my work that I hope contributes to the nature of each ‘personality’ on display.

“These figures (in the Herrick exhibit) were made with an eye toward the ordinary. I wanted a little unattractiveness in the physical sense, and I wanted body language to be an important consideration in trying to understand each subject. If they seem unrefined and restless, that’s largely what I had in mind.”

Perrone continues, “Finally, my hope is that each painting conveys a measure of simplicity and fragility that I feel is so much a part of the human experience. Life is both pleasant and difficult, and I’m attempting to demonstrate both possibilities with the sensitivity and compassion we all deserve as human beings.”

Most recently, Perrone presented “The Homeless” at Studio 24, Syracuse, and his “Selected Paintings” at the Rome (NY) Art and Community Center. His art has also been shown at the Art For Artists (AFA) Gallery, Scranton, PA,; The Art Etcetera Gallery, West Newton, MA; The Book Mill Gallery, Montague, MA; The Broome Street Gallery and The Ariel Gallery, SoHo, and the Cedar Tavern, New York City; the Roberson Museum, Binghamton; the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn; and The Delavan Center, Syracuse.

Perrone has been a featured artist at the Clinton House Artspace, Ithaca; and at the Joan Lucas Rothenberg Gallery, The Redhouse, Studio 24, and the Szozda Gallery, all in Syracuse.

His work may be found under “Stephen Perrone” at

Massage, Acupuncture, and Therapy Dog Night a Success!

Massage, Dec. 20155

We would like to thank all those who attended and took part in this semester’s Massage, Acupuncture, and Therapy Dog Night!

There were 55 people who received massages, 26 people who received acupuncture, and dozens of people who met and played with the adorable and one and only Cole Porter, therapy dog.

We thank everyone once again for a wonderful end to the fall semester!

Happy Holidays!

New blog from the American Psychological Association

If you’re a frequent user of databases and electronic resources from the American Psychological Association (PsycArticles, PsycINFO, PsycBooks) you may want to follow the new APA databases and electronic resources blog.

Watch the blog for announcements about online and in-person training opportunities, new or updated training materials, and new features in APA Databases. Blog posts will also highlight new journals and include the monthly list of books added to PsycBOOKS.

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