Scholes News

EndNote X7 is available for Win & Mac

August 28th, 2013

The latest EndNote X7 is available for both Windows and Mac systems. You can find the installer in U:\Public\AULibraries\Endnote\. For Windows users, make sure you save the installer and the license file under the same directory to avoid license error.



Peer Bode Collection Available Through Video Data Bank

August 22nd, 2013

Following shortly on that information about our Randall Chair, we have more exciting news: Peer Bode, Professor of Video Arts and Co-Director of the Institute for Electronic Arts, now has a large collection of his work featured in the Video Data Bank.

The Video Data Bank is a collection of videos by and about contemporary artists, featuring more than 500 artists and 5,500 video art titles.  The Peer Bode collection is a set of thirteen “pioneering works” by Bode from 1976-1985.  In these works, Bode investigates “the semiotics and phenomenology of the medium, specifically through the synthesis of audio and visual signals.”  In his own words: “I am maneuvering through the ecstasy of communication, information and databases, i.e. new Millennial forms.

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These are the next powers and spaces of the bodymind, of re-territories, of bringing people together.”

Congratulations to Professor Bode!

Johan Creten Featured in Sculpture Magazine

August 22nd, 2013
"Odore di Femmina - The New Wound" by Johan Creten

“Odore di Femmina – The New Wound” by Johan Creten

Looking for an interesting read and to learn more about the faculty and artists at Alfred University?  Then look no further: Johan Creten, Randall Chair in the Division of Ceramic Art for the fall 2013 semester, has been featured in a well-illustrated article in Sculpture Magazine.  Creten creates work that is both monumental and biological, and which has often been described with terms such as “chaos” and “beauty.”  If you’d like to take a look, we have the current issue of Sculpture in our reserves collection, while previous issues are on the second floor in the bound journals.

Welcome New Students, Faculty, and All Library Visitors

August 16th, 2013

Scholes Library would like to extend buy generic cialis a warm welcome to our new students, faculty and all of our visitors.

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We hope that you can visit us in person, but virtual visitors are encouraged to explore our resources through these Web pages. We will be continually upgrading and expanding our Web resources, and we welcome you to contact us with comments or questions.

Named for a noted glass scientist and educator, the Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics is a special library formally established in 1947 to support the curriculum and research programs of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Scholes Library today serves as an international resource for information on the art, science, technology, and history of ceramics and glass, and its collections of print and non-print material on photography, art history, contemporary art, electronic media, glass art, and sculpture are outstanding. The library faculty includes specialists in art and design, engineering and science, visual resources and information systems.

During the academic year the library is open 96 hours per week, with extended hours during final examination periods. The Reference Desk is staffed during most open hours and reference services are also available by telephone, fax, and e-mail.

Welcome Our New Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction

August 16th, 2013

Welcome Eva Sclippa as our new member of the library! Eva serves as our new Art Librarian/ Coordinator of Library Instruction starting from August 2013.

For questions and appointments, Eva’s office is Room 234 at Scholes Library, email:


Eva received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Furman University, and graduated with a Master of Library Science and Master of Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a graduate research assistant at Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina before joined Scholes Library.

Summon: Fast, simple, and easy research!

January 16th, 2013

The libraries are excited to announce the arrival Summon!

Summon is a powerful yet simple tool for searching the libraries’ print and electronic collections.

Search Herrick and Scholes at the same time, including edu review print and electronic books, journal articles, reference sources, movies, music, archival material, and more.

Summon works like other web search engines: put your search terms in and refine from there. Narrow your search (limit to books, for example) or expand your search (add in results from other libraries).

And there’s more!

  • obile-friendly
  • Ability to limit results to scholarly material including peer-reviewed
  • Citations in

    APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and Harvard styles

We invite you to try it out and share your feedback. Need help? Just Ask Us!

Leisure Reading and New Books!

December 29th, 2012

“PhD comics”,
“Cooking for Geeks”, “Steal Like an Artist”…..

Check out our leisure reading and new books collection at the first floor of the library. Reading art or engineering books can be fun!

For more new books, DVDs, click HERE



New and Leisure

LibAnswers: A New Way To "Ask a Librarian".

December 11th, 2012

Got a question? Ask a Librarian! It is our new LibAnswers FAQ tool to provide you quick answers to common questions and to help with your request by email.

Try out “Ask a Librarian” by typing a question into the question box at the top of the page.  If someone else has asked a similar question, a link to the question with its answer will appear below. If your question has not been asked before, you can submit the question by clicking the “AskUs” button. Our librarians will work on your question and you will receive the answer by email.

An easy way to find a place to ask your question is through the purple side bar “Ask a Librarian” on the library website.

We have the answer for you. “Ask a Librarian“,try it out now!

Alfred Digital Repository–AURA

October 18th, 2012

The AU Libraries are promoting and supporting the Open Access movement through the implementation of a digital repository designed to house historic and research material. Using the open-source software DSpace, it’s been locally named AURA (Alfred University Research and Archives). The repository stores and indexes digital information for the long-term

as well as makes it available to the world-wide community through search engines like Google.

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Check it out at! New material is added each week.

The AU Libraries encourage individual faculty, departments, colleges, student organizations, etc. to make use of the repository by adding relevant material. Examples include meeting minutes, newsletters, publications, research data, and reports. To add material, please contact either Laurie McFadden ( or Fang Wan order viagra no prescription (


Alfred University Libraries awarded Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection

October 11th, 2012

Alfred, NY – The Alfred University Libraries have been selected to online cialis receive a usa viagra collection of 25 books and 4 films designed to increase public understanding of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Some of these materials will be on display in Herrick Library’s entryway through early March, and the University will host a variety of public programs based on them during the coming year.


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) selected 840 libraries and humanities councils nationwide to receive these materials, in a competitive process.


The books and films, collectively called the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys,” explore five themes: the histories of Muslims in the United States since colonial times; the global history of Islam in the pre-modern world and interactions among Islamic and non-Islamic cultures; literary reflections on Muslim religious practices, ethics, governance, and identities; the relationships between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and among various types of Islam (Sunni, Shi’a, and Sufi); memoirs and novels by Muslim authors; and Islamic arts. A team of Alfred University librarians and faculty in history, political science, religious studies, and art history developed a winning proposal for using these materials.


The “Bookshelf” materials were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history,

religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.


Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art provided additional support.


For more information about the Bookshelf materials and upcoming events at Alfred University, visit