New Library Web Site….coming by October 15


The Resnick Library will soon be changing the look and style of its web pages to fit in with the college’s OmniUpdate platform.  Please be aware the web site address and the navigation will be changing by October 15.    We are interested in feedback from any faculty or staff as we move to the new site.   If any of you are interested in previewing the pages and providing us with criticism and/or suggestions, please contact us at or leave a comment on this blog.

The Joy of Teaching (conference in April)

Call for Proposals , SUNY Plattsburgh Conference on Teaching and Learning: “Discovering the Joy of Teaching,” April 4, 2009.

Suggestions for contributions include strategies and techniques that contribute to healthy relationships between faculty and students, positive classroom learning environments, and ways to inspire and sustain the passion for teaching. Strategies may be related to any instructional format, including forms of e-learning. Proposals should be characterized by emphasis on engagement of the participants in the presentations.

For more information on how to submit a proposal, go to:

Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November!

Are you registered to vote in this year’s Presidential election?  Act now, it’s not too late!

It’s easy:  fill out an online or paper application (available on campus in your Resnick Library and Learning Center), and mail with photocopy of ID (driver’s license or passport) OR deliver in person to your state’s election office.

College students living away from home can mail in registration forms (by Oct 10 in NYS), and then send in an absentee ballot to their local election board.  See registration applications and absentee ballots below. 

NYS dates:
Oct 10 – Applications must be postmarked by October 10.  (Oct 15 for some exceptions)

NYS absentee ballots must be mailed to your local election board office 7 days before the general election (TUESDAY OCT 28 this year) or delivered in person up to the day before (MONDAY NOV 3) the election.

To vote in federal election, you must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

If you register for the first time in a state by mail, you must present ID at the polls.

Helpful web sites:   All about voter registration, candidate profiles, and links to each state’s voting regulations and forms  NYS Board of Elections  NYS county boards of elections

Library Passwords and Accounts

The library emergency password for off-campus databases (CINAHL, Lexis/Nexis, ScienceDirect, etc.) has changed for the fall semester.  You should be able to use your college ID, but if that doesn’t work, we have a temporary password that changes each semester.   Contact the library at and provide your college ID, or log into VanckoHall to get the emergency password.

As a reminder, there are 3 different possible library logins:
1. Off-campus access for databases (such as above), which is your college ID.  Only needed when you’re off campus trying to access resources such as CINAHL, ScienceDirect, etc.

2. Your Resnick Library account – that is stuff you’ve borrowed from Resnick Library.  You can view the list of loans, renew online, etc.  Your login is your college ID.

3. ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system, which allows you to borrow books, films, etc from other libraries in SUNY and around the state.   You can track requests, renew, etc.  (sign up following link on library home page, it’s free!).   Keep it simple and make your ILLiad account your college ID like the other accounts (or use your Delhi email account).


Gutenberg and Beyond

A significant facsimile edition of the 42-line Gutenberg Bible is on display throughout September in Resnick Library. Presented in its original size with illuminations reproduced in full color and gold, the Gutenberg Bible represents the success of moveable type created by Johan Gutenberg between the years 1450 and 1455.

While the Gutenberg Bible represents a key piece of western culture, the name now has given flight to an international undertaking to digitize out of print books. Access to Project Gutenberg is free, and the e-books can be downloaded to your PC or a hand-held device. The link to Project Gutenberg can be found on the Library’s Website under “Find Books” and under “Search E-Resources by Subject”, or Google “Project Gutenberg”.

Stop by the Resnick Library, view the display, search the web, and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Library Café. We hope to see you soon!