Team Trivia Sat. April 15th!

Alfred University Libraries will host the last Team Trivia Night of the semester Saturday, April 15th from 8 to 10 p.m. in Herrick’s Bookend Lounge.

Team Trivia Virtual Team Building

Returning as host of Team Trivia Night is DJ Mike Allen of Elmira.  His trivia questions cover a broad range of topics such as current events, sports, geography, and history. He intersperses his trivia questions with pop music, making for an enjoyable evening for those participating.

Groups are welcome to come to compete as a team; individuals are also welcome to play either solo or to join others to compete for the prizes awarded to the top teams.

Pizza and soft drinks along with milk and cookies will be provided, free of charge, to all participants.

AU Libraries Student Supervisor Named Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior

Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Winners Knox VanRenselaar and Owen Nelson

Congratulations to Knox VanRenselaar for being named 2023 Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior! VanRenselaar worked at Scholes Library for more than three years, first as circulation desk assistant, then as a circulation desk student supervisor.

Congratulations as well to fellow award winner, Owen Nelson.

While working at Scholes Library VanRenselaar spearheaded the initiative to create two satellite food pantries in Herrick and Scholes Library increasing the reach of the primary food pantry location in the Judson leadership Center.

From Amsterdam, NY, VanRenselaar is a double major who earned bachelor’s degrees in history and theater in December 2022. They are pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy and social policy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Read the full AU press release about Knox and Owen and their amazing accomplishments!

Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees!

The AU Libraries would also like to extend thanks to Marlin Miller for providing this generous honor to Alfred University students and to the selection committee for your contribution to this award.

LibChat is Live!

AU Libraries are pleased to announce a new way to ask questions and engage with librarians and staff…LibChat!

LibChat is a chat reference widget embedded on the website.

Active LibChat Widget

If you see this box pop up on the AU Libraries website, it’s not an AI bot-there’s a live human on the other side ready to assist you.  Librarians and staff will be online to monitor the chat Mondays-Fridays between 9:15am and 4:15pm (minus a noon hour lunch break for the humans). We are happy to assist you with everything from quick questions or in-depth research.

Minimized LibChat Widget

If you see the small chat icon in the corner, you can also start a chat this way.  If there is no one online at the time your message will be saved, and we’ll get back to you soon.

We invite you to give it a try!

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Call for Nominations: AU Libraries Community Impact Award

The Alfred University Libraries are pleased to announce the AU Libraries Community Impact Award, the second of our two new awards to honor our exceptional students.

Nominations will be accepted through March 10th 

Nomination Form

AU Libraries Community Impact Award

This award acknowledges and celebrates undergraduate or graduate students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting the Libraries’ values on campus and in the community with clear and positive impacts as the result of these efforts. Some of the Libraries’ core values are a commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression, support for intellectual and cultural diversity, the free and open pursuit of knowledge, and a passion for sustainability. As part of an ongoing dedication to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, the Alfred University Libraries seek to empower students to explore diversity issues, expand scholarly conversations beyond the historically dominant voices and perspectives, and inspire others to advance social justice.

Student award winners receive $150, a certificate, and recognition for their outstanding efforts at Honors Convocation.

Questions about eligibility or criteria may be sent to