The UB Literary Club and University Libraries are proud to present the Valentine’s Day event, “Blind Date with a Book.” Please join us in the foyer of Lockwood Memorial Library any time from 12:00-5:00 pm on Friday, February 14 to fall in love with literature!
How does the event work? Select a wrapped book from the blind date display, check it out, and take it home to unwrap and enjoy! (And if you don’t end up liking your date, just return it to any UB library location — no hurt feelings involved!)
Whether you’re single or taken, spend this Friday night reading what could be the book of your dreams!
Looking for tax forms and hints? The 2013 Tax Quick Guide provides selected links to federal and state forms, and tips offered by tax professionals. Please note that the UB Libraries no longer distribute print tax forms.
Disclaimer: Library staff lack training as tax professionals and cannot answer tax-related questions. Use the links on the 2013 Tax Quick Guide at your own risk. Consult a qualified professional if you need assistance preparing tax returns. Consult the Tax Clinics section on the guide to see if you are eligible for free tax services.
Bring your laptop to one of our regularly scheduled Wednesday EndNote clinics between 1 and 2pm and our EndNote experts will help you load and use this free software program, which helps you save, manage and format your references for use in writing papers. We will also be available at these clinics to help advanced EndNote users troubleshoot any problems you may have using the software. Questions about library resources and services also are encouraged. All are welcome!
WHEN: Day of the Week: Wednesday
DATES: February 26, March 5, March 12, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, and May 7
[Note: There will be no clinic during the week of spring break, March 17th-21st]
The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for February:
Based on the true story of a man’s one-year struggle with homelessness, The Pursuit of Happyness, tells the story of Christopher Gardner, a salesman who spends a year battling homelessness with his young son along his side. (The screenplay is based on the memoir written by Gardner and published in 2006.)
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, The Pursuit of Happyness is available in the Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003451748.
Published in 1962, Silent Spring has been noted as playing a major role in the formation of the contemporary environmental movement. Biologist Rachel Carson wrote the book to educate the public on the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides. The book became wildly popular, taking a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, and in present day still finds itself on lists of influential science books (OEDB’s 100 All-Time Greatest Popular Science Books; Discover Magazine’s 25 Greatest Science Books of All Time).
Highly recommended for those interested in environmental studies, copies of Silent Spring are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection (SB959 .C3), Silverman Library Book Collection (SB959 .C3), and also on circulating Kindle e-readers.
Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions.
All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.