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Gary Oliver

Gary Oliver, the technician who supports nearly all Library technology, celebrated his 25th anniversary working for NYS. It’s his extraordinary skill, and speed which keeps most of our technology running so reliably. If you’ve used a Library PC, laptop, or … Continue reading

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Black History for the other 11…

If you’re looking for a great way to expand your encounter with Black history beyond the month of February, check out Glory Days by Janus Adams*. This book – available in the Library – provides 365 brief, powerful essays highlighting … Continue reading

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What if…? [Library in Inclement Weather]

Although the Library tries to remain open even when other parts of campus are closed, sometimes, despite our best efforts, weather conditions may make it necessary to close early or open late.  We will announce any change to Library hours … Continue reading

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Conversation One’s last two gatherings of the semester

Conversation-One at New Paltz is a place of mutual respect, where anyone is welcome to share, examine, undermine – the ways racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of exclusion and discrimination have impacted their life and those of people … Continue reading

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Conversation One this week focuses on LGBTQ+

Bring your insights, your frustrations, your hurts and your hopes around homophobia, transphobia and other issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. Conversation One Wednesday, April 12th,  4:30 – 6 Sojourner Truth Library Conference Room [M39] EVERYONE is welcome! Conversation-One at New Paltz … Continue reading

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Message to our Community of Library Users

From the Library’s Mission, Vision and Values: “As a team of courteous and knowledgeable librarians and staff, we treat users with respect and empathy at all times and serve all members of the academic community equitably.” This means that the … Continue reading

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I want a president…

Some of you may have noticed the handwritten poem on the wall in the main lobby of the Library during the week after the election. It went up as part of a spontaneous Zine-workshop created by librarians Madeline Veitch and Lydia … Continue reading

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The Conversation continues…

Conversation One at New Paltz is an opportunity to meet in conversation around issues of inclusion/exclusion, diversity/difference, violence and healing. Everyone is welcome, no matter how much or  little personal experience you have of these topics. If you’re curious, hurting, interested, angry, come give it … Continue reading

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Make a Zine – Borrow a Zine!

STL zines are now available to be checked out for two weeks at a time – come take some home today! We also have zine-making supplies for checkout, just ask for them at the Circulation desk. There are typewriters and zine-making … Continue reading

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Introducing the Faculty & Staff Quiet Study Room

Last semester we celebrated the opening of the beautifully renovated Library with bagpipes, speeches and fanfare.  This semester we’re (very) quietly proud to announce the Sojourner Truth Library Faculty & Staff Quiet Study Room. This is a space open only to faculty, staff, emeriti, … Continue reading

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