*2/26/15 Update: PDF Problems Resolved*

EBSCO has notified us that the problems with PDF loading have been resolved. A quick check of our databases shows that everything is functioning normally once again. If you continue to experience issues with this, please contact the electronic resources librarian directly (mitcheag@delhi.edu, 607-746-4734). Thank you for your patience during the outage.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the library’s EBSCO databases. PDF articles from these databases (which include the MILO search box on the library’s home page, CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and others) will not load. EBSCO is aware of the issue and is working hard to resolve it.

In the meantime, you can still access articles from our non-EBSCO databases like Science Direct or Academic OneFile. If you have questions about alternative ways to search for articles, please contact the reference desk (607-746-4644 or library@delhi.edu).

We apologize for the inconvenience and will post an update as soon as we hear that the problem has been fixed.

A visit from the Library Genie

During the month of March, Resnick Library has a question for you:

If a library genie could grant you three library wishes, what would they be?

genie survey displayLook for the display table in the library to fill out a slip with your three wishes and drop them into our magic lamp! Online students can submit their wishes here.

Q and A

Q: How long do I have to make wishes?
A: The lamp will be available in the library until Friday, April 3rd, the last day before Spring Break.

Q: Can I put more than three wishes in the lamp?
A: Everyone remembers the immortal words of the genie in Disney’s Aladdin: “Ixnay on the wishing for more wishes!” However, if you’ve weighed the consequences and you think you can get away with it, wish as many times as you want.

Q: Is there really a library genie who will grant these wishes?
A: Maybe… the library genie will try to grant as many wishes as possible this semester, but all wishes will be considered for future library plans and decision-making. Keep an eye on the display to see if your wish has been granted!

Q: What magic lamp? All I see is a watering can.
A: Well, if a library genie could grant our wishes, we’d wish for an actual lamp.

Online Students: Meet your Librarian in her “office”

This year Resnick Library started trying to expand its support for online students. We now have a dedicated online librarian. Meet Amanda:

Amanda will be holding virtual office hours in Zoom on Monday evenings and Wednesday mid-day for the next few weeks. Zoom is an online meeting platform (kind of like Skype, but with no downloading). Simply click this link to enter her “office”:

https://delhi.zoom.us/j/4817300561

She will be in this virtual room on the following days/times:
Monday, Feb. 16, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11am-1pm
Monday, Feb. 23, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 11am-1pm

Click on the link during any of these days/times to join and get your questions answered (or just to say hi!).

If you’d like to try meeting in Zoom but can’t make these days/times, please e-mail Amanda (mitcheag@delhi.edu) to set up another time.

Valentine Kisses Challenge

Stop by the Resnick Library to help raise money for our local Delhi Food Bank. For $1 donation, submit a guess for the number of chocolate kisses in the large glass jar at the Library Front Desk. Closest guess–without going over–wins all the Kisses! Winner will be announced 12:00 noon Friday, Feb 13, 2015 in the Library Cafe. Submit as many guesses as you like!

Snow Day! (2/2/15)

The library is open! Thanks to our staff and student workers who have made it in, the library will be open until 4pm today. The Library Cafe is closed today.

Stop by to get a little work done, or to pick up something fun to read or watch while you stay warm inside! Don’t forget, we have the new Graphic Novels collection, currently across from the main desk. DVD’s and Leisure Reading are up on the 3rd floor.polar bear

Graphic Novels at the Resnick library

Welcome back to campus! The library staff hopes that everyone had a good break and is coming back ready for the spring semester.

The start of the semester can be overwhelming so why not pick up some light reading and check out one of the libraries new graphic novels. The graphic novel collection is currently on display on the new book shelf at the front of the library and includes titles like The Walking Dead, V for Vendetta and Batman: The Long Halloween. Graphic novels aren’t just limited to stories about super heroes; they cover a wide array of genres. Graphic novels can be a memoir, like Alison Bechdel’s award winning Fun Home (which caused controversy in South Carolina last year), a coming of age story like Ghost World, or a post-apocalyptic adventure like The Walking Dead (the graphic novel series that inspired the TV show).

The library has over 20 graphic novels to choose from. Come in and check them out and if there’s something we don’t have, feel free to suggest a purchase. Happy Reading!

Pam’s Big News

Dear friends and colleagues,
It is with great joy and a little nervousness that I tell you I will be retiring at the end of this summer, 2015. I want everyone to hear the story straight from me, and have decided a letter is the best vehicle.

SUNY Delhi has been incredibly good to me, and I hope I have made a difference and given back in some meaningful ways. I love our campus, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our richly diverse body of students.

I certainly imagined working a few more years, but personal circumstances are driving me to retire early. I am excited about the life ahead with my family and friends, and starting a totally new kind of “To Do” list. Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy being outdoors: hiking, birding, biking, gardening and am an avid concert goer. There are many places in this world to explore (Italy, Thailand, Scotland top the list), and I want to travel while I can. I also look forward to keeping in touch with many of you and hearing about the new directions Delhi is heading towards in the future.

I am confident we will be able to find a fantastic, dynamic new director to lead the Resnick Library into the next generation. Delhi is a great place to work for someone who likes to get her hands dirty, wear lots of hats, move fast, and work with a great staff. The college is in good shape, we have a beautiful library and learning center with resources and services highly valued by our faculty and students.

As plans for a search get underway, I will keep the campus community informed.  Meanwhile, I have a full semester ahead of me. If you have questions for me, I’m here!

Thank all of you for making Delhi a great place to work and a hard place to leave.
~ Pam Peters, Resnick Library Director

Winter Break Hours

The Resnick Library is open! Winter break runs from Dec. 19th – Jan. 19th

Stop by to pick up something good to read or fun to watch while the temperatures are so cold out there.

Our hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

We are closed Saturday and Sunday

Spring Semester hours will begin on January 19th.