Month: March 2009

Meeting: Mon., March 30 at 5:15 in Koran A/V Room 533

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The next UB ALA meeting will be Monday, March 30 at 5:15 in Koran A/V (5th floor of the law library) in Room 533. We will be announcing the winning tote bag design, discussing the Teen Book Festival and the upcoming Bake Sale (Wednesday, April 15). We will also be accepting nominations for officers (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary) for next semester. Interested in running for ALA exec board but can’t make the meeting? Just send an email saying which positions you’re interested in! Hope to see you on Monday.


Librarians for Life

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Relay for Life was a great success — Librarians for Life made over $600 to aid in the fight against cancer. In addition, while most teams left the Relay around midnight, the librarians stayed for the entire night! Thank you to everyone who supported our team and the American Cancer Society.

Team Photo
Team Photo

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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A librarian in the Buffalo Public Schools will be moving to a new school and needs help packing the current library the last week of March/the first week of April and needs help unpacking in the new library the week of April 13th.

Also, the Seymour Library in Brockport is having a fundraising event called “After Hours @ the Library.” The purpose of the event is to purchase books, computers, software and other materials for “The Tot Spot,” a new children’s early literacy area.   It will be a fun event with food, wine, and music. Seymour is a wonderful community library and all of its librarians are proud UB graduates. Volunteers are needed for a variety of areas including check in, wine pouring, food station, set up and clean up activities. The event is Saturday, March 28 from 7-10 pm.

Please email if you would like more information or are interested in volunteering.

Free Online Student Sessions Sponsored by ALSC

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Interact, network and learn virtually though the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) new online series, ALSC Student Sessions. These one-hour sessions taking place in OPAL (Online Programming for all Libraries;  give students the opportunity to learn first-hand about hot library issues from ALSC members around the country. At no cost to students, these sessions aim to be interactive, interesting and enjoyable.

Upcoming Sessions:

How I Got My First Library Job: Tips from Library Directors
Thursday, March 19, 2009
5 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST)

Library 2.0: Technology in Children’s Services
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
7 p.m. CST (6 p.m. EST)

For more information about these sessions visit: