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Envisioning “Science at Colgate” on the Walls of Cooley

We want to capture and share images of “Science at Colgate” on the new walls of Cooley. In particular, we seek photographs of “Science at Colgate” taken by people at Colgate. Six photographs will be selected by community vote. These will be enlarged, framed, and mounted on the walls of the Cooley Science Library.


  • Submit a photograph at by 1PM Monday, February 29th.
  • Selected photographs will be enlarged to at least 8×10, or more. Use of a camera rather than a phone is recommended. You can borrow a camera from ITS in Case-Geyer.
  • During the first 2 weeks of March, the Colgate community will vote. The six images with the most votes will be selected for framing and display in Cooley.*
  • Details about voting will be made available immediately after the submission period.

    If you have questions, please contact the peeps at Cooley via

    *Persons whose images are selected will need to grant intellectual property rights for the image to Colgate University.

    Freedom Summer Resources at Colgate Libraries.

    bw book coverSummer reading for the incoming Class of 2018 is Bruce Watson’s Freedom Summer: The Savage Season that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy.

    Watson, Bruce, 1953-

    New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2010


    Learn more about Watson’s discussion of  one of American history’s most volatile moments from New York Times and  Washington Post book reviews.

    Don’t stop with this book! Colgate University Libraries has many related books in its collection.

    Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear / Aram Goudsouzian

    Goudsouzian, Aram, author

    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

    Pageants, parlors, & pretty women : race and beauty in the twentieth-century South / Blain Roberts

    Roberts, Blain

    Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]

    The eyes of Willie McGee : a tragedy of race, sex, and secrets in the Jim Crow South / Alex Heard

    Heard, Alex

    New York : Harper, c2010


    Scalawag : a white southerner’s journey through segregation to human rights activism / Edward H. Peeples ; with Nancy MacLean ; afterword by James H. Hershman Jr

    Peeples, Edward H. (Edward Harden), 1935-

    Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014


    Cesar Chavez at Colgate… “Sí, se puede”

    unnamedJoin LASO, Colgate University’s Latin American Students Organization, for a screening of the new film, Cesar Chavez, depicting the life of an American civil rights leader.

    May 1 at 10:pm at the Hamilton Movie Theater.

    But don’t stop at the movie! Check out Colgate University Libraries’ collection to learn more about this important American activist. These are just a few of the materials available.

    The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography

    Pawel, Miriam, 1958- author

    New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2014

  Cesar Chavez and the common sense of nonviolence

    Orosco, José-Antonio, 1971-

    Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2008



    Prouty, Marco G., 1973-

    Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2006


    The rhetorical career of César Chávez / John C. Hammerback and Richard J. Jensen

    Hammerback, John C

    College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c1998




    Case-Geyer & Cooley Libraries Will Open At 11:00AM Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and Will Be Open Normal Hours After That

    Library staff will open Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology and Cooley Science Library at 11:00AM Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which just missed the Hamilton, NY, area. It will be a skeletal staff but librarians will staff the Reference Desk beginning at 2:00PM to 5:00PM and also 7:00PM to 9:30PM so feel free to ask questions in person or via the Ask a Librarian service.  However, the ITS Help Desk on level three and the Digital Learning and Media Center Help Desk on level five may not be staffed. Feel free to ask questions of library staff at the Reference, Circulation, and Learning Commons desks and we will do our best to answer them knowing that some things may not be completely normalized. Thanks for your understanding! Joanne A. Schneider, University Librarian

    Glen Platt’s seminar on the inverted classroom

    If you didn’t get a chance to attend and are interested – you can watch the video of Glenn Platt’s noon seminar on the inverted classroom, along with other talks at:

    This is part of a new initiative that Digital Media Services is implementing this semester is to stream lectures that have occurred on Colgate’s campus within a Moodle Site. The site is available to everyone with a Colgate network account. You will have to log into Moodle and click a "Yes" button to enroll in the course site.

    Malan Gift to University Libraries Reception

    Join us at a reception acknowledging the generous gift of Ivo and Beatrice Malan in support of the Libraries’ collections.


    The reception will be held on:

    Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4pm

    Batza Meeting Room on Level Five

    Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology

    RefWorks Workshops

    Come to a 45 minute training session and learn to use RefWorks and Write-N-Cite to semi-automatically format citations and bibliographies in your research papers.

    Sessions are in the Cronin Learning Lab (Case-Geyer 501):

    Tuesday, November 18 – 11:30am – 12:15pm
    Friday, November 21 – 1:30pm – 2:15pm
    Or call x7402 to schedule an appointment.

    October 14th is Open Access Day

    The first ever Open Access day will be October 14th.

    Peter Suber, a Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC,) defines Open Access literature thusly:

    “Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.”

    Bo-Christer Björk and others estimate in a recent published conference report that 19.4% of scholarly literature published in serial format in 2006 is accessible in some form of Open Access.

    Open Access to scholarly literature is refreshing in light of 20 years of serials price inflation that is now well over three times that of the consumer price index and more than twice that of the higher education price index since 1984. Locally, Colgate was forced to cancel over $200,000 dollars worth of journal subscriptions two years ago because of extreme serials price inflation. The situation serves as an impetus to move toward more Open Access publishing.

    Many scholars and researchers use public funding to do research. In numerous instances they then have to pay to get their work published. Afterwards, researchers and/or their institutions pay again to gain access to that research. The value publishers add, and the compensation they receive for added value, are being questioned, and rightly so.

    This is largely why publishers of scholarly literature are lobbying lawmakers hard to pass legislation that would undue the recently passed NIH Public Access Policy that requires investigators who receive NIH funding to “submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.”

    New information technologies are challenging old publishing business models. Currently mainstay publishers are attempting to change laws to protect their habits rather than investigate new business models.

    Open Access publishing offers a viable and attractive alternative to high priced publishing. Indeed, studies suggest that papers published in Open Access journals often have greater impact on successive research and publishing then those published through traditional means. Publishers know that there are successful alternatives to traditional publishing models, hence their efforts to legally limit Open Access publishing. As members of the higher education community, you should be informed of events, developments and changes occurring in the world of scholarly publishing.

    We’re a bit late for formal celebrations of Open Access day. However, you can take part by spending a few minutes learning more about Open Access and the issues involved by visiting and reading the resources listed below.

    Open Access Day


    Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition


    students for free culture


    Colgate Libraries’ Student Open House

    Monday, September 1, 2008, 9am to 1pm

    Stop by between classes to learn about services offered by Libraries and Information Technology Services.

    • Interactive Information Stations to answer your questions
    • Free continental breakfast at Cooley Science Library
    • $2 off coupon at Case-Geyer’s Hieber Cafe

    Visit all four Information Stations at either library, and enter our contest to win:

    • First Prize: Flip Video Camera
    • Second Prize: 4GB iPod Nano
    • Third Prize: $50 iTunes giftcard


    The Auspicious Creation of a Tibetan Sand Mandala

    The Buddhist Student Association and Professor Vic Mansfield’s Core 179:  Tibet course, in conjunction with Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, are pleased to announce the creation of a Tibetan sand mandala from Monday, November 5, through Saturday, November 10 located in Case-Geyer’s Level 3 Reference Reading Room. Additional information is available. [November 1, 2007]