Resolution J5285-2013

Commending the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries as recipient of the 2014 Academic Library of the Year by the Rochester Regional Library Council on June 5, 2014

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 21, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  University  of Rochester River
Campus Libraries upon the occasion of its designation  as  recipient  of
the  2014 Academic Library of the Year by the Rochester Regional Library
Council on June 5, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and character of life in the communities across the great State
of New York  is  reflective  of  certain  exemplary  institutions  whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  University of Rochester River Campus Libraries upon the occasion of
its designation as recipient of the 2014 Academic Library of the Year by
the Rochester Regional Library Council, to be celebrated at  its  Annual
Meeting  on  Thursday,  June 5, 2014, at Casa Larga, Fairport, New York;
and
  WHEREAS, The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) is a multi-type
library network serving libraries and library systems in the five-county
Rochester region of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming coun-
ties; and
  WHEREAS, RRLC provides  programs  and  services  that  enhance  member
library  cooperation,  service  delivery  and  resource sharing; it also
serves as a forum for the unified representation  of  library  interests
helping  members achieve together what could not be achieved separately;
and
  WHEREAS, Through RRLC, its members can  coordinate  and  relate  their
diverse activities to create a more effective service network to improve
information  access  for  the people of the Rochester region and beyond;
and
  WHEREAS, The River Campus Libraries hold more than 3 million books  in
both print and electronic formats, over 40,000 active journal titles, as
well as microforms, videos and other formats; and
  WHEREAS,  The  arts,  social  sciences, and humanities collections are
housed in the Rush Rhees Library, which  was  designed  to  serve  as  a
centerpiece of the River Campus when it was dedicated in 1930; and
  WHEREAS,  Rush  Rhees  is  home  to  a number of special libraries and
collections, including the University Archives, Rare Books  and  Special
Collections,  and the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which specializes in
medieval studies; and
  WHEREAS, Anchoring the west side of campus, in  the  computer  studies
building,  is  the Carlson Science and Engineering Library; furthermore,
collections in support of physics, optics, and astronomy are located  in
the  POA  Library in the Bausch and Lomb Building, and a small reference
library is also sited in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  that  when  insti-
tutions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion,  they  should  be  recognized and applauded by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  University  of  Rochester  River Campus Libraries upon the
occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2014 Academic Library of
the Year by the Rochester Regional Library Council on June 5, 2014;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.

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