Labor Day Hours 2016

The SVA Library will close at 1pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. We’ll reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 6th for the start of the Fall semester.

Labor Day 2016

New Colourbox Key for Fall 2016

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The SVA Library provides access to the Colourbox stock image database for all current students, faculty, and staff. Each Fall, a new access key is released for our education license. The Fall 2016 key, which is valid until September 1, 2017 has been distributed via the college’s SVA Today email and is also posted under the Library tab in MySVA.

To get started with Colourbox, sign up for an account with your SVA email address here.

Got a question about this resource? Ask us!

Catch the Synthwave!

Synthwave is exploding as a genre and the SVA Library has caught the bug. Take a break from watching Stranger Things (soundtrack coming soon to our collection) and check out these excellent synth-heavy artists, now available in our CD collection:

Zombi kicked off this whole synth-revival craze way back in the mid-00’s with their excellent throwback sound. Heavily inspired by the film scores of John Carpenter, Goblin, & Tangerine Dream (all artists in our collection), Zombi took the basic templates of 70’s & 80’s synth scores and improved upon them, adding live drums and additional layers of improvisation.

No one in the late 80’s would have predicted that John Carpenter would be one of the decade’s most influential composers; let alone that he would make a huge comeback in 2015, waving away his many imitators with a transcendent return album. We also carry most of his original film scores from the 80’s & 90’s, all of which are amazing.

Kavinsky had the pop hit behind the soundtrack success to the film “Drive” (yes, we have the soundtrack) and his albums are among the highest selling of the synthwave movement. Kavinsky injects some much needed humor and levity into the genre but doesn’t forget to hit the turbo booster when necessary.

College sounds just like what I imagine an alternate reality College party would sound like if the 90’s had basically never happened.

All of these artists, and more, are available now in our CD collection at the main library.

SVA Library Orientation Open House

The SVA Library invites all new students and their families to an Open House following the Orientation Welcome Luncheon on Sunday, August 28th 2016 from 3-5pm.

Meet the library staff, browse our collections, and check out books, comics, video games, DVDs, and more!

Coffee and cookies will be served.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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New York Times webinars, July 2016

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The SVA Library subscribes to NYTimes.com for all students, faculty, and staff in the SVA community. Their monthly webinar series for July is happening this Thursday, the 28th in a 3-part series. Please join The New York Times in Education on Thursday, July 28, 2016, to learn how to activate a NYTimes.com account, briefly tour NYTimes.com, and tour the online teaching resource from The New York Times in Education, NYTimes.com/edu, in 3-part sessions.

Register for any or all sessions below. You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar meeting link and may select the ‘Add to Calendar’ option to place the webinar session in your time zone.

Thursday, July 28th 

Webinar 1: 11:00am – 11:15am EST
Activating a NYTimes.com account via school domain authentication
RSVP:11AM How To Grab a Pass Webinar

 

Webinar 2: 1:00pm – 1:20pm EST
NYTimes.com Introduction: Post Activation
RSVP: 1PM NYTimes.com Intro Webinar

 

Webinar 3: 2:00pm – 2:20pm EST
The New York Times in Education Website – Instructional Resources for classrooms
RSVP: 2PM NYTimes in Education Instructional Demo Webinar

The meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to give permission for the plug-in to run), so please be sure to click link 2-3 minutes before we start. Feel free to use the chat box to ask questions; they are answered near the conclusion.

July 4th Holiday Hours 2016

The SVA Library will close at 1pm on Friday, July 1st for Independence Day weekend and will reopen Tuesday, July 5th at 9am. Happy 4th of July!

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New York Times webinars, June 2016

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The SVA Library subscribes to NYTimes.com for all students, faculty, and staff in the SVA community. Their monthly webinar series for June is happening this Thursday, the 30th in a 3-part series. Please join The New York Times in Education on Thursday, June 30, 2016, to learn how to activate a NYTimes.com account, briefly tour NYTimes.com, and tour the online teaching resource from The New York Times in Education, NYTimes.com/edu, in 3-part sessions.

Register for any or all sessions below. You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar meeting link and may select the ‘Add to Calendar’ option to place the webinar session in your time zone.

Webinar 1: 11:00am – 11:15am EST
Activating a NYTimes.com account via school domain authentication
Registration URL: 11am Webinar RSVP

Webinar 2: 1:00pm – 1:20pm EST
NYTimes.com Introduction: Post Activation
Registration URL: 1pm Webinar RSVP

Webinar 3: 2:00pm – 2:20pm EST
The New York Times in Education Website – Instructional Resources for classrooms
Registration URL: 2pm Webinar RSVP

The meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to give permission for the plug-in to run), so please be sure to click link 2-3 minutes before we start. Feel free to use the chat box to ask questions; they are answered near the conclusion.