Associate Librarian Laura Taddeo and Stacy Hubbard, Associate Professor in the UB English Department, have received an NEH grant to support five reading, viewing and discussion programs featuring the documentary “Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women” and the companion biography of the same name. Laura and Stacy will collaborate with area libraries and historical societies to develop the outreach programs in the coming months.
Our e-book purchase-on-demand pilot program is underway. Records for over 50,000 as-yet-not-purchased e-books have been added to our catalog; the Libraries purchase a particular title after it's been downloaded twice for a short-term loan. We're excited about this patron-driven approach to collection development; the pilot should provide plenty of data for analysis.
The Libraries recently introduced two new discipline-specific versions of our Library Skills Workbook—a health-sciences version and a music version. We now have four versions of the workbook: these two, the original, and an engineering version.
Amazon Kindles are now available in the UB Libraries. Our Kindles are pre-loaded with current bestsellers, award-winners and more, and students, faculty and staff can try them out during the e-book reader pilot project.