September 15, 2014

The Library celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

"Nearly 50 years after the United States first observed what was then National Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanics represent a vibrant and thriving part of our diverse Nation.  Their histories and cultures stretch across centuries, and the contributions of those who come to our shores today in search of their dreams continue to add new chapters in our national story.  This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements.

This month’s theme, “Hispanics:  A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success,” reminds us of all the ways Hispanics have enriched our Union and shaped our character.  From those with roots that trace back generations to those who have just set out in pursuit of the promise of America, they have come to represent the spirit of our Nation:  that with hard work, you can build a better life for yourself and a better future for your children.  Hispanics have served honorably in our Armed Forces, defending the values we hold dear.  They have transformed industries with new, innovative ideas.  And they have led and inspired movements that have made our Nation more equal and more just.”—from a Proclamation by the President of the United States, Sept. 12, 2014, The White House

In honor of this month, the library has put together a small exhibition of new books on the subject of Hispanic American studies, and these books may be checked out!  Are you planning on doing a research project or term paper on the subject of Hispanic Americans?  A librarian will be glad to show you  many more books and other resources that the library has on this topic.

August 22, 2014

Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester at SUNY Sullivan!

Welcome to new and returning students, faculty, and staff from the Library!

In addition to providing Information Literacy sessions during Orientation, the Library will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 23rd from 9am to 5pm.  Cookies and Lemonade will be served in the Library “Collaboratory”.   Free books (formerly in the Library collection) will be available for browsing and take-away.  The Open House will continue on Sunday, August 24th during regularly scheduled Library hours: Noon to 5pm. If you haven’t been in the Library yet, or haven’t been in for a while, please come by and say hello.

The New Book shelves on the 1st floor hold some great “reads” such as Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Reinventing Fireby Amory Lovins,   Fifty typefaces that changed the world by John Walters, Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman, The pure gold babyby Margaret Drabble,  Lived through this; stories of sexual violence survivors and Diet for a hot planet by Anna Lappe among many, many others.   The Library has approximately 50,000 books on its 2nd floor, along with study rooms, plenty of seats, and 120,000 E-Books that we can show you how to download for reading.  Our print periodicals and digital collections give access to hundreds of thousands of magazine and newspaper articles.

We now subscribe to the McNaughton Book Service, which provides popular best selling books on a rotating basis.  This growing collection of great books includes The valley of amazement by Amy Tan; Five days at Memorial by Sheri Fink; Police by Jo Nesbo; MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, Letters to an incarcerated brother by Hill Harper, The circle by Dave Eggers,  Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen, Americanah by Chimanmanda Ngozi Adiche and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Friendly librarians and library staff can show you around and teach skills you need to succeed. Who can ask for anything more?  Come visit!  Library web pageimage

August 19, 2014
May 1, 2014



"Despite great strides in our understanding of mental illness and vast improvements in the dialogue surrounding it, too many still suffer in silence. Tens of millions of Americans face mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment, and ensuring those who are struggling to know they are not alone…" from a Proclamation by President Barack Obama, May 1, 2014

In recognition of this event, the Hermann Memorial Library has put on display in the main entrance a selection of older and newer books on the topic of mental health and mental illness.  All of these books may be checked out.  These are but a sampling of the many resources we have in the library on the subject.  A librarian will be glad to show you other books and e-books, magazines and journals, newspapers, image files, videos and podcasts, and even more.

For your interest: NAMI is a rights and advocacy organization for mental health consumers, check out their announcement here. .