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Dr. Julia Assante: The Ancient Roots of the Fear of Death in Patriarchal Religions

September 18, 2013 - by Debbi A. Smith

Dr. Julia Assante:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
1-3 PM
Swirbul Library, Room 101

Scholar of the Near East Dr. Julia Assante will speak about her new book, The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death.

Sponsored by Asian Studies, University Libraries, the Departments of History and of Gender Studies, School of Social Work, and the History Society.

SGA Reads!

January 22, 2013 - by Debbi A. Smith
FINAL SGA 2012 13

Here are the favorite books of your 2012-2013 SGA Cabinet:

Madeline Dressner, President: The Last Lecture

Samantha Garguilo, V.P. Administration: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Nicole Wong, V.P. Internal Affairs: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Michael Manzo, Executive Treasurer: The Great Gatsby

Bradley Fliller, Parliamentarian: They Cage the Animals at Night

Kieran Persaud, Executive Secretary: The Old Man and the Sea

Important Announcement

January 07, 2013 - by Saleena Due to scheduled maintenance on Tuesday January 8, 2013 between 10-11am, some patrons might experience some disruptions while submitting Interlibrary Loan requests. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Important Announcement for ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan

November 06, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Due to the effects of the hurricane, we are experiencing delays in receiving books requested via ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan.  We hope that the situation is resolved quickly and that this inconvenience is temporary.

Complete our Library Survey for a chance to win great prizes!

October 10, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Your opinion counts!

It certainly matters to all of us at Adelphi University Libraries.

As we plan for the future of our Libraries, it is important that we understand users' perceptions and expectations so that we can offer the services you want and need.

On October 15th, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a link to a survey on the quality of Library services (LibQUAL+). By responding to this survey you will supply essential information to us for use in providing better services. The survey is a part of a North American initiative led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to measure the quality of library services and identify best Library practices.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Your response to the survey constitutes your consent for us to see your input for our research.

Student survey respondents interested in entering the random drawing will be eligible to win one of six prizes: 1 Nook Color, 1 iPod Nano, and 4 $50 Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificates offered by University Libraries. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and will not be linked to your survey responses.

We greatly appreciate your help. When you receive the e-mail containing the
survey link, on October 15th, please take the time (about 10 minutes), to complete the survey.  Only you can tell us how we are meeting your Library needs. We thank you for taking this opportunity to help us to serve you better.

Adelphi University Authors and Artists Exhibit

September 14, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

"Adelphi University Authors and Artists"
Monday, September 17 - Sunday, November 25

Swirbul Library Gallery Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An exhibition featuring the scholarly and artistic works published or created by Adelphi University faculty, administrators and staff.

Looking for MultiSearch? Try the Article Databases tab

September 12, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov


MultiSearch is a tool that allows you to simultaneously search multiple databases or multiple subject areas within Adelphi University Libraries' collection and combines the results into one list. You can now find it under the Article Databases tab on the main library webpage. You may also want to check out our new tab for "Guides and Tutorials" to assist you with your various research questions. If you have any comments or questions you can always comment to this post or give us a call at 516/877-3574.

AU Reads The Omnivore's Dilemma

August 27, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

In The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan addresses what we should have for dinner and follows each of the food chains that sustain us—industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves—from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the contemporary American way of eating. The surprising answers Pollan offers to the simple question posed by this book have profound political, economic, psychological, and even moral implications for all of us.

Your Library has copies of the book on reserve for a 7 day borrowing period, and there is a related book exhibit in Swirbul Library in the Hay Periodical Lounge.

Important Announcement

July 25, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Due to scheduled maintenance,  ALICAT and AlicatPLUS  will be unavailable on Thursday, July 26, from 6pm to 7pm. You will not be able to search for books, videos, etc in the library catalog during those times. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Important Announcement

July 16, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov Please note we are experiencing access problems with our Inter-Library Loan service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Library Privileges for AU Doctoral Students

May 03, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Doctoral students currently enrolled at AU have all rights and privileges to use library collections and to take advantage of the full range of services offered all students. After completing coursework, doctoral students are no longer considered matriculating students even if still working on a dissertation. As a result, library privileges will be reduced. In particular, remote access to online databases, e-books and e-journals will be removed. Inter-library loan privileges will also end.


Doctoral students can extend their full library privileges by registering for continuous matriculation with the Registrar’s Office. We advise students to register before the end of May to avoid expiration of privileges during the summer.

Children's Illustrated Literature on Display in Swirbul Library

April 26, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

What was your favorite book as a child? 

Come to Swirbul Library from April 26 to May 31 and see the display of selections from our special collection of children's illustrated literature.  Your favorite may be there!  In the meantime, please log in to tell us your favorite children's book and the memories it holds for you.



Adelphi University Authors and Artists Exhibit

April 16, 2012 - by Debbi A. Smith


Monday, September 17 - Sunday, November 25

Adelphi University Authors and Artists
Swirbul Library Gallery

Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

An exhibition featuring the scholarly and artistic works published or created by Adelphi University faculty, administrators and staff.

Important Announcement

March 29, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

On Friday, March 30th, Alicat will be down for scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 hour between 8-9pm. AlicatPlus will be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Henrietta Lacks: Behind The Story (Exhibit)

March 19, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Henrietta Lacks Exhibit

Join us for a wonderful exhibit on Henrietta Lacks in the Swirbul Library Gallery from March 18th to April 19th, 2012! After you view the exhibit, please take a few moments and answer some of the questions below.You can either comment directly to this blog post or use the embedded Google Form to submit your answers. Feel free to do as few or as many questions as you want!

  • In 1976 when Mike Rogers Rolling Stone article was printed many viewed it as a story about race. How is this different from the way her story is being interpreted today? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • Do you think Henrietta would have given consent to have a tissue sample used in medical research if she had been given the information? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • Is it possible to approach history from an objective point of view? If so, how and why is this important in the context of Henrietta’s story? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • How do you feel about the Supreme Court of California ruling  that states when tissues are removed from your body, with or without your consent, any claim you might have had to owning them vanishes? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • When is your body not just your own?
  • How would you feel if this was your mother?
  • What's the rule of law in human rights?
  • What's the difference between legality and morality?

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From Left to Right: (In back) Eloise Bellard, Gary Cantrell, Linda Weinberg, Stan Bogdanov
(In Front) Lois O'Neill (Chair) , and Frank Scaturro
(Not Pictured) Amrita Madray and Debbi Smith


Professor Eloise Bellard is the Instructional Services Coordinator/Reference Librarian specializing in Social Work and Sociology research. She enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and a good read.

Stan Bogdanov is the Library's Instructional Multimedia Specialist. His interests encompass anything from new technologies and mobile apps to movie-making and singing.

Professor Gary Cantrell is a Reference Librarian and subject specialist for the Performing Arts. He enjoys singing with the AU chorus.

Professor Amrita Madray is the Education/Reference Librarian. She loves the summers and enjoys tropical scenes and delights.

Professor Lois O'Neill is Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian and chair of the Library Web Committee. A graduate of Adelphi's MFA program, she also writes poetry.

Frank Scaturro is an Adelphi Library Systems Administrator by day and a hard core tennis player by night.

Professor Debbi Smith is the Library's Collection Development and Management Librarian. When not at work, she sews quilts and clothing, or is traveling and taking many pictures. And READing!

Professor Linda Weinberg is the Coordinator of Cataloging and subject specialist for Nursing and Health Studies. She enjoys a morning walk before beginning her work day.

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