High Noon at Miner Library Presents: A Walk on the Wild Side, Birds of Prey in Upstate New York, June 28th at Noon

June 21, 2017

Please join us for the next High Noon on June 28th. We will have some very special speakers and visitors from Wild Wings, Inc.

Stop by and learn about raptors from local non-profit Wild Wings, a facility in Mendon Pond that houses injured and non-releasable birds of prey. There will be live birds on-hand to demonstrate the amazing adaptations that make them fearsome hunters.

Join us on Wednesday, June 28, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues.

Want to help the birds? Stop by with lightly used blankets or towels…their supplies are low.

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About Wild Wings: Wild Wings is a not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured birds of prey which are unable to survive on their own in the wild.

Our mission is to teach environmental stewardship through programs featuring our resident raptors as our teaching partners. We travel with our raptors to schools, scout meetings, and many other corporate and private events. We also host educational programs and hikes at our facility at Mendon Ponds Park.


June 2017 Classes by Miner Library

June 7, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

3D Printing Orientation
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses including Residencies
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Register
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
RefWorks Basics
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
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3D Printing Orientation
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


On exhibit @Miner: Mental Health Portraits by Charmaine Wheatley

June 5, 2017

Be honest.

What words came to your mind when you read the title of this exhibit?

Maybe gloomy, depressing, boring?

Well, get ready to be surprised.

Because the exhibit is intimate, playful, spontaneous, and colorful.

Charmaine Wheatley is artist-in-residence at University of Rochester Medical Center. Her goal is to shift perceptions around mental illness. Through her art, Charmaine encourages understanding and provides hope to those who struggle. No labels; no condemnations; no stigma.

Wheatley’s portraits are a breath of fresh air. Her work is informal and intuitive. Each drawing is a pocket-sized 4” x 7-3/8.” She uses watercolor, ink, gel pen, graphite, and gouache on paper.

Artist's studio

“De-stigmatizing happens through humanizing,” says Wheatley. So each portrait sitting involves an open-hearted discussion about living with the challenges of mental illness. Fragments of conversations are integrated within the portrait to create the final piece.

Sitters include people from University of Rochester, Strong Ties, Strong Recovery, Creative Wellness Opportunities, and St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. They include people experiencing mental health challenges themselves, and/or professionals actively engaged in helping others, like psychiatrists, mental health activists, peer advocates, counselors, and nurses.

After July 1, 2017, Wheatley will shift her focus to the HIV/AIDS community of Rochester.

For more information about the project, visit bit.ly/cwartistinresidence.

About the artist: Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Wheatley has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; Arts Nova Scotia; and Arts Newfoundland Labrador. During her on-going artist residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, she sat in the “Living Room” with museum patrons and employees. An installation of 104 of these portraits is on the view at the museum. Recent related portrait work includes two artist residencies with senior centers in Brooklyn in 2016 (Krakus Senior Center in Greenpoint; and the Hope Gardens Community Center in Bushwick).

 

Edward G. Miner Library is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Posted by Susan Andersen


Computing Center closed on weekends starting 6/3/17.

June 2, 2017

Starting June 3, our Computing Center will have new hours:

• OPEN: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday.

Does the weekend closing affect you?

Because when it comes to service, our aim is to solve your problems quickly and easily. We’re dedicated to doing the right thing, and we take our commitments seriously.

So, let us know.  Is this a downright disaster, a tad inconvenient, or really no big deal?

• Use the online survey available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FGK86DL
• Use the Ask A Librarian link on our website to send us a question or comment.
• Stop by and talk to one of our Answer Desk professionals.

Thanks.

 

 


RefWorks citations…Don’t leave UR home without ’em!

May 25, 2017

Did you know you can keep your RefWorks citations when you graduate or leave the University of Rochester? 

It’s simple. 

Before your NetID expires, just create an alumni account and transfer your folders and citations to the new account.  Click here for instructions.  

RefWorks is an online program that helps you organize your references/citations. You can access it from anywhere, upload documents (such as articles or even your own paper) and search all your citations and attachments.  

Want more information? 

Miner offers instruction on using the program.  Click here to contact your liaison librarian for more information. Contact us by email, by calling (585) 275-2487, or by using the Ask A Librarian page on our website.


May 2017 Classes by Miner Library

May 3, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

3D Printing Orientation
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
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3D Printing Orientation
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register
Blackboard Tests and Surveys
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Register
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Register

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.


New Service – 3D printing @ Miner Library

April 28, 2017

Transform scientific and medical concepts into three-dimensional objects. You can now create physical, three-dimensional objects from digital files using our new 3D printer- the Ultimaker 3.

On Monday, May 1, we will begin offering 3D printing services at no cost to University of Rochester Medical Center students, faculty, staff, and researchers.

ultimakerpicCreate your own object using 3D design software or select a pre-designed model.  Check out our recommended 3D design software programs and web sites that offer 3D-printable models here.

Sign up for an orientation class at Classes @ Miner. You’ll need to attend this before submitting a job for printing.

Looking for more information? Check out 3D printing at Miner Library, stop by the Answer Desk, or submit a question to Ask A Librarian.