The Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Learning Center
SUNY Delhi is committed to providing students opportunities to best achieve academic success. Centrally located on campus, the Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Learning Center was completely renovated in the summer of 2002. The Center includes a wireless network, computer lab, and café in addition to a complete array of academic support services to ensure student success at Delhi. Fully integrated with the Library, the Learning Center features the Educational Opportunity Program, the Writing Center, the Math Center, advising and retention services, peer and professional tutoring, English-as-a-second-language instruction and services for international students, services for students with disabilities, and career and transfer services.
All first-time, full-time students take placement tests in writing, reading, and mathematics to provide academic advisors with information necessary for appropriate course placement and schedule development.
Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are also administered at the Center.
An interdisciplinary developmental education program is available to all students. Courses in writing, reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language (ESL) are delivered through a range of formats including group and individualized instruction.
The Learning Center works cooperatively with faculty in the related academic divisions. Reading, basic writing, and basic math courses are taught by Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty. English as a Second Language is taught by the coordinator of ESL or an approved instructor.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Support services are available to students with documented physical and/or learning disabilities. The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations necessary to remove barriers interfering with student success under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Support services include, but are not limited to: testing accommodations, readers, note takers, accessible parking, accessible dorms, and coordination of interpreter services.
Tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects to students experiencing difficulty with a course. The Center also houses both the Writing and Math Centers, where students are provided help by both professional and peer tutors.
English as a Second Language
Course offerings, tutoring, and instructional support materials are available to non-native speakers who need to improve their English language proficiency.
Career, Transfer, and Veterans Services
The professionally trained staff in Delhi's Career Services Office assists students and alumni with career decision-making and planning, job searches, and the selection of upper-division colleges and universities for transfer to baccalaureate and master's degree programs. Specialized services include: online guidance programs and personal assistance with career/transfer planning; campus visits by corporate recruiters and employers, career fairs, as well as admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities; information on internships; an online monthly jobs bulletin; seminars on topics such as résumé writing, interviewing skills, and part-time employment; access to nationwide electronic employment databases through the Internet; a low-cost résumé-production service; an annual graduate and transfer report on SUNY Delhi graduates; and help registering for veterans educational benefits. Services are available to students on an appointment or walk-in basis or online at http://academicservices.delhi.edu.
Advisement and Retention
The Academic Advising Office serves as a clearinghouse of academic information to students and staff, and as a source of referral to other support services. Staff is available to advise students on general academic requirements, procedures, and policies. Assistance using the campus e-mail system and registering on Banner Web is available. Current curriculum worksheets are also available for all academic majors.
Resnick Library is a campus hub for research, providing a modern mix of information resources, collaborative study spaces, and an excellent staff to assist students in their academic pursuits.
To accomplish this mission, Resnick Library offers a strong on-site collection of print resources, an impressive array of Web-based research tools, and an active instruction program conducted in partnership with College faculty. Within the Library, students work comfortably on state-of-the-art desktop and laptop computers to do research, type papers, develop presentations, and study with friends. Three specialized rooms built since 2004 offer additional group study space on the upper level of the Library. The Resnick Family Reading Room is a comfortable, quiet room for studying or meeting with friends. The room features a student art exhibit and a portrait collage of the Resnick family. Nursing students appreciate the Olive B. Price Nursing and Health Care Special Collections Room, where they can find all of the Library's books on nursing and medicine in one location. The Merrill Family Foundation Special Collections Room provides a similar space for Veterinary Science Technology students; the room also features two desktop computers, specialized software, and a whiteboard to facilitate the peer mentoring program. Comfortable chairs, study tables, wireless laptops, multimedia units, and a breathtaking view of the valley complete both spaces.
Highlights of Library resources include: an e-book collection in medicine, business, and computing; Web databases with full-text articles in business, contemporary issues, hospitality, nursing, turf/horticulture, and veterinary science; over 300 professional journals and popular magazines for on-site browsing; specialized reference handbooks and statistical sources; course reserves; an academic and leisure-reading book collection; a video and music CD library; and state and federal document collections. A networked color copier/printer is available whenever the Library is open.
While the Library is open 7 days, 78 hours a week for on-site usage, extended access to research tools is available through the Library's Web site at http://www.delhi.edu/library. From this site, students and faculty can consult with a librarian, search Delhi's Web-based library catalog, retrieve articles from electronic research databases, search all SUNY library catalogs, and take advantage of the many Internet research sites selected by Delhi librarians.
Cooperative lending agreements with hundreds of libraries and a 24-hour delivery system assure students timely access to materials not available at Delhi from libraries throughout the country. In addition, the SUNY Open Access program assures that a SUNY Delhi ID is accepted as a library card at all other SUNY libraries.
Personal reference assistance is critical to the Library's service mission. Reference and research instruction are available most hours the Library is open. Librarians can also be contacted via the Library Web page, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Instant Messenger "Ask A Librarian," and by phone to answer questions or to set up individual appointments. Librarians teach course-specific and general workshops on research and information-gathering strategies in conjunction with academic program faculty.
Originally dedicated in honor of Louis Resnick (Class of 1930) and his wife, Mildred, in 1988, the Library was re-dedicated in May 2003 following the renovation of the expanded Library and Learning Center. Recognized civic leaders and philanthropists, the Resnicks received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from SUNY Delhi in 1996.
Computer Technology Center
The College's Technology Center in Sanford Hall features approximately 300 computers available 7 days a week during the hours most popular with students. Students have access to current hardware and software and PCs specifically engineered for their academic programs. Support staff are readily available to assist users. Network and Internet resources abound. Wireless notebook computers can be used here, too. The Tech Center also features "Cyberland," a facility dedicated to recreational computing.
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