Working with You is Killing Me…

is just one of the many new books recently received at your
Resnick Library.  Other good reads include: 

Working for you Isn’t Working for Me (HF 5548.83.C77 2009)
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (E 908.R46 2010)
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food (TX 371.M37 2009)
SUNY at Sixty (LD 3829.S86 2010)
Working with You is Killing Me (HF 5548.8 C953 2006)

All are on the New Book Shelf located just inside the library entrance.

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Request New Books and DVDs through SUNYOne Pilot

SUNYOne Cooperative Library Pilot

Have you ever looked for a particular book or DVD only to find it’s not available at the Resnick Library or even another SUNY library?  With the launch of a new cooperative purchasing pilot, Delhi faculty, staff and students are  now able to request those hard to find items be purchased immediately for our library.  The ordering process is quick…often books/DVDs can be received and ready for you to use within 3-4 days.

Here’s what you need to do….

If you identify a book or DVD needed for research assignment or to supplement your coursework**, check Amazon.com for price (that’s the only vendor we’re using right now).  If it’s available at Amazon,  enter the information into the library “Suggest a Purchase” form on the library web site.  A librarian will get back to you within 24 hours with a decision about whether we can purchase that item or whether you should request it through ILLiad.

In the future we hope to make this “purchase on demand” system part of our interlibrary loan ILLiad system, where requests can be routed directly to a librarian for possible purchase.

**What we are NOT buying with the SUNYOne Pilot
– textbooks
– recreational materials
– ebooks or other electronic resources
– journals/articles

These you can still request through ILLiad.

Here’s more about the project…

SUNYOne Pilot, aka “The Diversifying SUNY Collections Project” has the goal of enriching the University’s library collections through purchasing materials that are currently not available in any SUNY library.  To be considered for purchase, items must be requested by faculty or students and be needed for course-related work or independent research.

Certain types of materials are not being considered for the pilot:  electronic resources, textbooks, and recreational materials.  The ten pilot campus began working in the fall of 2009 to figure out the logistics of pooling resources and purchasing cooperatively.   A single vendor was agreed upon (Amazon.com) and tools were created to manage the project’s initial purchases.   The pilot campuses pooled funds totaling $43,000 for the initial phase of the project.   That’s a lot of books!

Ordering commenced in January 2010, and within a few weeks, approximately 40 titles had been requested and ordered by faculty and students, totaling $1700. SUNY institutions involved are Brockport, University at Buffalo, Cortland, Delhi, Mohawk Valley, New Paltz, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Ulster, and Upstate Medical.  Background information about the purchase on demand project can be found in the April 2009 issue of SUNYergy.

Any questions, contact Pam Peters at peterspj@delhi.edu or IM:  delhipam

Great Reads for Summer

Selected new titles from the Resnick Library are highlighted below. Most can be found on the New Book shelves during the summer, but just ask a staff member if you need help.

1. Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Interactive Portfolio is a beautiful book combining images, narrative, and removable memorabilia celebrating the design of our third president’s most notable structures: the University of Virginia, his Monticello home, the Poplar Forest retreat, and the Virginia State Capitol.
2. Satchel : the life and times of an American legend. Recently reviewed on NPR, this is the story of Leroy Satchel Paige’s career, from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues.
3. Digging : the Afro-American soul of American Classical Music. Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka explores the cultural development of jazz music with respect to African American artists and how the music evolves into other forms, as well as how these artists influenced others along the way.
4. The Color Idea Book, from Taunton Press, is a great source of inspiration for expressing your ideas through color in your home.
5. The Joy of Keeping Chickens : the ultimate guide to raising poultry for fun or profit. The title says it all….
6. Building a reputation — Stay organized — Hire good people. Sound like good advice? This is from businessman Paul Teutul’s book The Ride of a Lifetime : Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way.
7. Planet Google : One Company’s Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know. The strategy behind Google’s rise to Internet stardom told by New York Times columnist Randall Stross. According to Publisher’s Weekly, the “unfolding narrative of Google’s journey reads like a suspense novel.”
8. Local Breads is the result of Daniel Leader’s journey across Europe in search of the best sourdough and whole-grain recipes from the best artisan bakers. Beautiful color photographs add to this gem of a book.
9. Simply Organic is an updated edition of Jesse Ziff Cool’s “Your Organic Kitchen” with recipes organized by season.
10. And finally, for those rainy days :), how about some new and old movies? Resnick Library has over 700 films. Stop by and ask about our video collection.