News & Notes – August 12

— LINK TO CHRONICLE CAMPUS WIDE for the Article Discussed During the College Wide Meeting Can Be Found HERE.  For Off-Campus Access, Sign in With Hilbert Credentials.  McGrath Library Subscribes to The Chronicle of Higher Education in Print and Online.  More Articles Can be Found on the Library Faculty Services Page, Click on the Link for Chronicle Campuswide.

— McGrath Library is very pleased to feature the works of Ann Stievater as the Fall Semester’s Arts in the Library guest artist.  Ms. Stievater’s oils capture the beauty of sunsets and cloud formations over Lake Erie.  The works are truly breathtaking and we are fortunate to be able to continue to exhibit the creativity and talent of Western New York.  Please, if you have the opportunity, stop into the library to view the works.

— On Thursday, August 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, ALL Hilbert staff is invited to attend a special training on working with students on the spectrum, the training will take place in the Library Conference Room.  This training has been specifically designed for Hilbert staff members to:

  • Develop an awareness of characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders
  • Understand non-academic issues that affect students on the spectrum in college
  • Cultivate a Hilbert community of caring by building effective communication strategies with this diverse population of students

This training will be conducted by Dr. Jane Thierfeld-Brown who is a nationally recognized speaker, educator and author.  Her biographical information may be found by clicking on the following link –

For staff members who also teach, there will be a separate presentation specific to faculty regarding best practices in college classrooms and strategies for working academically with students on the spectrum.  If you are interested in attending this training as well, it will be held from 1:00 – 3:00pm in BH 101.

Please let Debbie Dimitrovski (716.926.8866 | know if you have any questions!