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Encyclopedia of Social Work available online

Reed Library now offers online access to the Encyclopedia of Social Work from Oxford Research Encylopedias. The Encyclopedia is "the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly."

The Encyclopedia of Social Work is accessible from the Reed Library homepage, under the Databases tab.

2017 Constitution Day events

Reed Library will be hosting two events to mark Constitution Day.

First, the Handwriting the Constitution event will take place on Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18 on the first floor of Reed Library.

Then, on Tuesday, October 3, Peter Galie, Professor Emeritus at Canisius College and co-editor of New York's Broken Constitution, will present "Calling a Constitutional Convention in
NewYork: The Process and the Issues" as part of the Democracy 101 lecture series.

Bound periodicals: Q&A

In 2011, Reed Library performed an extensive weeding of the Reference Collection. Items were weeded on the basis of duplication in electronic form, currency, and condition. Based on a careful collection sample this project was estimated to reduce the physical size of the Reference Collection by more than fifty percent. By serendipity, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (formerly SUNYIT) was disposing of a large quantity of low shelving at that time. The reshelving of the reference collection on the low shelving was the second physical change moving Reed Library toward a twenty-first century library while at the same time providing a glimpse of the original interior visioning by architect I.M. Pei.

In 2014, the Bound and Current Periodical Collections were weeded to remove materials available full-text online. This weeding removed shelving from two thousand square feet of floor space, creating sightlines across the library for the first time since its opening in 1968.

In 2017, the Bound Period…