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September 2009 Archives

September 8, 2009

Fall Book Sale

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Fall Book Sale will be held in the rotunda of the Library on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 (9 am to 7 pm) & Thursday,October 8, 2009 (9 am to 5 pm).

Items sold include books, CDs, LPs and more! Prices generally range from $.25 to $5 with some individually priced items. We accept cash or checks - sorry, no credit cards. Proceeds will be used to purchase new library materials and equipment.

The book sale is open to the public. Contact (410) 455-2341 for further information.

September 9, 2009

Launch of UMBC's Digital Collections

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is proud to announce the launch of UMBC's Digital Collections. Featuring images and publications from across campus, this new resource will increase access to our unique holdings and expand the possibilities of use by faculty, staff, students, alums, and external researchers.


The Digital Collections website includes images from the Special Collections Photography Collections including Lewis Hine's child labor photographs, George Bretz's coal mining photographs, Civil War photos, and other important collections; selections from UMBC publications and photographs; electronic theses and dissertations starting in 2007; promotional materials from the Theatre Department productions (1967-2009); and the digital archive of The Retriever Weekly. New collections and images will be added throughout the year.

Access to the Digital Collections is available from the Library homepage or directly at Training sessions for faculty and staff are scheduled for October 5th and October 13th; please sign up through the UMBC Training registration calendar. A student training session will be held October 14th. Librarians are also available for department or class focused instruction sessions.

Library staff would like to thank Linda Seguin, Janet Lee-Smeltzer, Sharon Favaro, Michael Johnson, Kenneth Huether, Gordon Potter, Terry Cook, Chris Corbett and The Retriever Weekly staff, Amy Houghton, and Amy Ciesielski for their assistance in the development and planning of this project.

September 18, 2009

Fall Book Sale - Faculty preview

September 28 - October 2, 2009
8:15am - 4:30pm
Library Room 158 (Collection Management)

In recent years the Library has offered various weeded or duplicate-donated-materials to academic departments for their own departmental libraries. In order to broaden the review of both types of materials the Library invites faculty to a review week of these weeded and booksale books. During this time materials may be reviewed and requested for departmental libraries, or may be purchased for your own use.

The review will take place from September 28 - October 2, 2009, 8:15am - 4:30pm, or by appointment. Please come to room 158, Collection Management, in the Library during this time. For appointments or questions please call x5-2341. Payment for purchased materials during this review week must be by check or exact cash, as we will have no way to make change.

Please alert your colleagues to the review and hope to see you soon!

September 19, 2009

Web of Science/Web of Knowledge Workshop - for Faculty and Staff

Thursday, October 22 & Monday, October 26
12 Noon - 1 PM; Library, Room 259

In this Library workshop, you will learn how to use the full capabilities of this multidisciplinary database that provides literature access to the highest-quality journals across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

This hands-on, one hour workshop will focus on cited and citing reference searching, filtering and analyzing search results and setting up search alert emails or RSS feeds.

Register at

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan ( or Janet Hack (

EndNote Web Workshop - for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, October 20 & Wednesday, October 28
12 Noon - 1 PM; Library, Room 259

In this Library workshop, you will learn how to utilize the full range of features included in this free (to UMBC affiliates) web-accessible citation manager.

This one hour workshop will explore creating an EndNote Web account, collecting and editing references, organizing and sharing references, formatting a bibliography, and using the Cite While You Write™ plug-in.

Register at

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan ( or Janet Hack (