The University Library will be closed this weekend (June 22 - June 23) because of unexpected HVAC issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Welcome to the spring 2022 issue of the Library Update! In this issue, you will read about how students in the criminal justice program use the archives of the Center for Law and Justice to learn about their discipline. Other collection-related highlights include the acquisition of materials related to accessibility and services for persons with disabilities. The Libraries also licensed the digital New York Times to provide access to students, faculty, and staff at UAlbany

You will also read about the achievements of our librarians, including an award won by User Experience Librarian Lauren Puzier, and the promotions of two librarians to department head positions within the Libraries. Director of Finance and Administration Peter Recore-Migirditch shares his thoughts after 41 years at the University in “Five Questions.”

Dean of University Libraries Rebecca Mugridge

And, big news for Dewey Library: we are honored to receive an estate gift from Henry T. Hettger, a 1968 UAlbany graduate. Articles about the Libraries’ spring semester programs, including two Campus Conversations lectures by UAlbany faculty, faculty publications and presentations, and reports from our Anna Radkowski Lee graduate assistant and one of our student ambassadors, round out the newsletter.

Finally, I want to let you know that I will be stepping down as dean on June 30. I have enjoyed my time as dean and am very proud of the work our librarians and staff have done over those years, but I felt that it was time to move on to the next chapter in my life. While I don’t yet know who will take the reins of the University Libraries, I am sure that we will be hearing about that in the coming weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with the University Libraries. We greatly appreciate your support, which makes much of what we do possible.

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