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Library Hours & Locations – Spring 2015 Update

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Lockwood Library Now Open 24/7Beginning Monday, January 26, 2015, Lockwood Library will be open 24/7. Also, please note that due to renovations currently underway in Silverman Library (Capen), the 3rd floor of Silverman is closed, and the Cybrary has moved to the 2nd floor of Silverman.

The Science & Engineering Information Center and the Map Collection are now located in Lockwood Library, and a large silent study area is now available on Lockwood 3.

The changes in library hours and locations are part of The Heart of the Campus, the UB 2020 initiative to enhance the student learning experience. When construction is complete, the 3rd floor in Silverman will feature bright, flexible study areas to accommodate individuals and groups; a grand reading room; a state-of-the-art classroom; new spaces for creating, editing and viewing media; and new technology spaces.

Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

Questions? Please feel free to ask at a library service desk or contact

My Information Delivered, Part II: Database Notifications

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[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

Similar to Google Alerts, most academic databases allow you to create an alert based off of a search.  Once you create an alert, notifications will be sent via email when new articles with your keywords have been added to the database.

Using Academic Search Complete, one of the most comprehensive databases made accessible by the UB Libraries, an alert can be created for any research topic of scholarly or personal interest.

1)      Start by going to the Academic Search Complete database.  (If you are accessing the database remotely, you may be prompted to sign in using your UBIT username and password).

2)     Once at the database, you can type in your keywords and continue as if you were conducting a search on the topic.

3)      Look for the “Share” button on the search results page.  Click this button to bring up several options, one of which is to create an email alert.

4)      A new window will open in which you can alter various alert settings, such as how often you want to receive emails and how current the articles will be.  To save the alert, you must sign in to your EBSCOhost Folder account.  (If you do not yet have an account, you can create one at this point by clicking the “Sign In” link which will provide that option.)

5)      Save the alert and you will begin receiving scholarly results directly in your inbox!

If you have any questions about Academic Search Complete or features within any of the databases made accessible by the UB Libraries, please contact a librarian either by email, phone, through instant messaging, or in person.


Stress Relief Days Return to the UB Libraries!

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UB students can take a break and relax between end-of-semester study sessions during Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries. We’ll have therapy dogs to meet and pet, free coffee and snacks, and soothing music in two locations:

Lockwood Memorial Library

Government Documents Area, 1st Floor Lockwood Library

  • Monday, Dec 8th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec 9th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec 10th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Health Sciences Library

Room B-15, lower level

  • Monday, Dec 8th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec 9th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec 10th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Call for Nominations: Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

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[The following announcement comes from the Office of the Dean, Undergraduate Education.]

The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring was established through a generous gift by the late UB President Emeritus Martin Meyerson and his wife, Margy Ellen, to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at UB. Faculty members who exemplify these qualities are foundational to the University at Buffalo and its academic mission. They provide the guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for not only research and creativity but also for critical thinking and innovation. This award sets the bar for faculty excellence in helping our undergraduates reach their full potential as young scholars, and launching their future careers. In addition to their involvement with students, mentors are leaders within their own departments, extending beyond professional duties to engage other faculty and students in meaningful collaboration and initiatives. A common theme among successful faculty mentors is that their mentoring experiences are as impactful to them as they are for their students.

Faculty may be nominated for the award by students, faculty colleagues and/or university administrators. Individuals selected for the award will be recognized during UB’s annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence, which will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The process and portal for nominations may be found at

Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2014.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Colucci, Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships at 716-645-6134 or via email at