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April 2023: Home


Welcome to the Begley Buzz, Begley Library's monthly newsletter. Read on to learn what's happening in the library this month.


National Library Week April 23 – 29 Two columns from left to right. First Column Box 1: Monday – Friday Book Giveaway Need a good book to read? Stop by the free book table in the library! How many candies are in the jar? Sweet tooth? Stop by the library and take a guess. The closest wins the whole jar! Love This Book! Dying to tell someone about your favorite book? Or looking for ideas on your next read? Stop by the library to fill out a book review. Hang it up to share! Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Who killed Anita B. Reading? Scour the library looking for clues. Uncover the perpetrator and receive a prize! Second Column Box 1: Tour the Archives Did you know the Begley Library has an archive? Take on tour on Monday at 2pm. Meet at the reference desk. Box 2: Origami Learn the art of folding paper! Come to Begley Library Room B208 on Wednesday at 2pm. Begley Library - Begley Learning Commons SUNY Schenectady

Oh, look now I can read more about this story! This is awesome. The whole story is here but it's not displayed on the screen all at once. Cool! Now I have to see if this is accessible or find a way to make it accessible.


Begley Library Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt April 24th – 28th Who killed Anita B. Reading? Scour the library looking for clues. Uncover the perpetrator and receive a prize! Background image: Black background with a yellow crime scene tape stating “Crime Scene Do Not Cross”
Three rows from left to right. First Row: “Free” is written horizontally on a green book mark. SUNY Schenectady Second Row: Book Table Begley Library April 24th – 28th Graphic of an open book on a table with a blurred book shelf in the background. Third Row: You are welcomed to bring your own unwanted books to leave for others.
Image of small round candy in the shape of a rainbow heart. The heart colors are blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. How many candies are in the jar?? Take a guess! The closest wins the whole jar! Graphic of a blue question mark. *Only 1 guess per person Graphic of a jar of candy. Graphic of a dark red question mark. Graphic of an orange question mark.


Here is a selection of books recently added to the library's collection. These are all available for check-out. If you need help finding them, ask a librarian.


Graphic novels on display in the library

Come check out the library's graphic novels collection, now on display near the elevator.


Top Ten Facts You Might Not Know About the Library

  1. Academic Video Online is not just academic, there's tons more in this database, including a lot of BBC shows like Miss Marple.  Check it out here
  2. Naxos Music Library is not just for academic purposes either. There are popular and classic, English and other language pieces here that you can listen to and learn about.  You can even make playlists and more.  Check it out here
  3. We not only have books for classes and research, we also have large collections of books for teens, children, young adults, adult leisure reading, graphic novels and manga, and so much more. 
  4. If we don't have the book or article you want, we can try to help you get it - you can Request it in the catalog, or use our ILL form. Check it out here -
  5. We've got access to art as well.  Want to see "The Scream" by Edvard Munch or Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory," or many other artworks?  Check out ArtStor here
  6. Our staff has very diverse knowledge and hobbies.  Stop by and chat with us if you are searching for anything, whether or not it's for class - we're always willing to help you find out more about anything.
  7. You can get help with your research at any time - if we're not open you can use Ask Us 24/7 available on our homepage to contact a college librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Check it out here -
  8. We've started to digitize our archives.  Want to know about the history of SUNY Schenectady?  Check out what we have scanned so far here -
  9. We have started adding instructional videos and handouts to our website - if you don't see what you're looking for, let us know and we'll be glad to help you ou.  Check it out here -
  10. We not only have access to music to listen to, we also have access to sheet music. You can transpose, print, and do more in Naxos Sheet Music. Check it out here -


"People who love to eat are always the best people" Quote by Julia Child

March was Women's history month, and you voted on your favorite quotes by women. This quote by Julia Child was received the most votes.


Caroline Buff
Research & Instruction Librarian
BLC 221G

In addition to editing the Begley Buzz, I oversee the library's research and instruction services, including Ask Us 24/7 online research help.  I help students do research and use the library; and I work with faculty to integrate library content into in-person and online courses.