College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Academic Support Services

The Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Learning Center

SUNY Delhi is committed to providing students with the best opportunities to achieve academic success. Centrally located on campus, the Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Learning Center is the College's "one-stop shop" that includes a wireless network, computer lab, and café in addition to a complete array of academic support services. This campus hub for research provides a modern mix of information resources, collaborative study and tutoring spaces, and an outstanding staff to assist students in their academic pursuits. 

Library and Library Service

Facility and Technology

On the main floor of the Library is the Wickham Information Commons, where students work comfortably on state-of-the-art desktop and laptop computers to conduct research, write papers, and study with friends.

The library now houses the primary computer lab on campus with over 60 computers, making the Library an even more popular destination for research and class work. A computer classroom is available as a student computer lab when not scheduled for classes; laptops are available to check out and use within the Library; students can practice classroom presentations with a laptop hookup to a large flat screen monitor; and mobile whiteboards are available to facilitate group study and tutoring. The library also has three scanners, and color and black-and-white printing and copying are available to students who have paid their printing fee.

Four specialized rooms offer additional group-study space on the upper level of the Library. Comfortable chairs, study tables, wireless laptops, multimedia units, and a breathtaking view of the valley complete all of these spaces:

The Resnick Family Reading Room, a comfortable, quiet room for studying or meeting with friends, features a student art exhibit and a portrait collage of the Resnick family.

The Olive B. Price Nursing and Health Care Special Collections Room contains the Library's books on nursing and medicine in one location for Nursing students.

The Merrill Family Foundation Special Collections Room is a similar space for Veterinary Science Technology students, containing books as well as two desktop computers, specialized software, and a whiteboard to facilitate the peer mentoring program.

The Carol Brock Special Collections Room houses an impressive array of cookbooks donated by food journalist Carol Brock, as well as other culinary resources for Culinary students.

Resources

Library resources include:

Faculty, students, and staff may suggest purchases to enhance the collection by requesting titles using an online Purchase Request form.


Services

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 "Ask Us!" chat box on the Library's Web and Vancko Hall pages, by our AOL Instant Messenger buddy name (resnicklibrary), through our Vancko Hall forums, by e-mail (library@delhi.edu), and by phone at 607-746-4644 to answer questions or to set up individual appointments. Librarians also teach course-specific and general workshops on research and information-gathering strategies in conjunction with academic program faculty.

Cooperative lending agreements with hundreds of libraries throughout the country, and a 24-hour delivery system assure students timely access to materials not available at Delhi. In addition, the SUNY Open Access program assures that a SUNY Delhi ID is accepted as a library card at all other SUNY libraries.

Online Research Tools

The Library is open seven days, over 80 hours a week, for on-site use when classes are in session. Extended access to research tools and services is available through the Library's webpage at http://www.delhi.edu/library and in Vancko Hall, the College's online learning system. These sites allow students and faculty to consult with a librarian, utilize online tutorials on use of the Library's databases, learn proper citation styles, search Delhi's Web-based library catalog, retrieve articles from research databases, search all SUNY library catalogs, and take advantage of many internet research sites selected by Delhi librarians.

Online research assistance is available 24/7 to Delhi students and faculty from the AskUs 24/7 reference cooperative. Staffed by librarians from around the country and SUNY Delhi librarians, this virtual research desk is linked to the Resnick Library website and Vancko Hall. Students can also keep up with all the latest news, events, and research tips at the Library blog, http://resnicklibrary.wordpress.com/, where they can subscribe by RSS feed, or join and subscribe to library forums in Vancko Hall.

Learning Center and Services

Academic Advisement

The Academic Advising Office serves as a clearinghouse of academic information to students and staff, as well as a source of referral to other support services. Staff are available to:

Additionally, the Office's webpage provides information for students, including the latest list of approved General Education courses, as well as suggestions for working with academic advisors.

The Academic Advising Office also provides training and guidance to new and seasoned advisors across campus, with the goal of assuring each student receives consistent and appropriate information from advisors.

Accommodated Testing

English Language Learner (ELL) students may be approved for testing requiring extended time.

Students with disabilities may be approved for testing requiring extended time, a distraction-free environment, or other special testing needs.

Career and Transfer 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 about internships; an online, monthly jobs bulletin; seminars on topics such as résumé writing, interviewing skills, and transfer assistance; and access to nationwide electronic employment databases through the Internet. Services are available to students by appointment, email, phone, or on a walk-in basis.

Educational Opportunity Program

The EOP program is designed to assist students from New York State who are academically and financially disadvantaged. Applicants must meet academic and income guidelines established by New York State. Priority is given to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must apply prior to their entrance to the College. The main components of the program include tutoring, counseling, and financial-aid support. Those accepted to EOP must attend a three-day summer transition program that takes place right before the College-wide fall freshman orientation program.

English Language Learner Services

Assistance for non-native speakers is available to students who need to improve proficiency in the English language. Instruction and support are provided through individual and group study in the Writing Center. SUNY Delhi staff also volunteer to work with individual students.

Non-Matriculated Student Services

Advising and registration services are available for all part-time students not enrolled in an academic degree or certificate program as well as those who are enrolled at extension sites. After the completion of 12 credit hours, students are expected to file a SUNY application for matriculated status.

Students with Disabilities Services

Support services are available for students with documented physical and/or learning disabilities. The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations necessary to remove barriers interfering with student access under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Support services include, but are not limited to: testing accommodations, adapted equipment/assistive technology, note-taking and reading services, interpreting services, accessibility information, referral and advocacy services, and accessible parking and elevators.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is available for many, but not all, subjects for students experiencing difficulty with their courses. Tutoring services are provided by trained peer and professional tutors, or by faculty and staff volunteer tutors; and a new, online tutoring program is available for students with writing needs. Students may receive tutoring in two courses for one hour a week. The Writing and Math Centers also provide specialized tutoring service for walk-ins or by appointment.

Veterans Services

SUNY Delhi recognizes the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, or a survivor or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for Veterans’ Educational Benefits to help you achieve a great education. Students who believe they are eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits should contact the Veteran’s Office in the Resnick Learning Center.

The mission of the Veteran’s Office is to provide a caring, supportive environment for veterans and their dependents, and to help them with the services they need to receive V.A. benefits to enroll and become a success at SUNY Delhi. The Veterans Office is a liaison between the veteran or dependent and the Veterans’ Administration, and is equipped to assist you with the appropriate resources to process your claim for educational benefits as well as with any questions you have regarding those benefits.




About the Resnicks

Originally dedicated in 1988 in honor of Louis Resnick (Class of 1930) and his wife, Mildred, the Library and Learning Center was re-dedicated in May, 2003, following extensive renovation. Recognized civic leaders and philanthropists, the Resnicks received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from SUNY Delhi in 1996.

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Last Updated: 7/17/12