Between the Bookstacks

Kari Zhe-Heimerman, Staff Writer



Streaming Videos Now Available through Library

Have you found yourself needing a video clip for a class presentation? Are you interested in viewing films anytime and from anywhere? Do you need an archival newsreel of FDR? The Library now offers you two streaming video packages, Films on Demand and Academic Video Online (Alexander Street), that allow you to do all this and much more!

No more waiting for your turn to check-out a video, no more DVD overdue fines, and no more watching DVDs in the library using headphones. You can watch these streaming films from anywhere and at anytime you have an Internet connection. Plus, there are lots of nifty features that allow you to find short clips of film for a specific project, to create your own films by combining a series of clips, and to do lots more.

The content in these packages is vast and ranges from interviews, to music and dance, news programs and documentaries, including PBS, BBC, A&E and ABC (just to name just a few). To access and browse these collections, select “Databases by Name” from the library homepage. Then select either “Films on Demand” or “Academic Video Online.”


New Exhibit at the Wilson Art Gallery

The Wilson Art Gallery (in the Noreen Falcone Library) is proud to exhibit paintings and assemblages by Jim Ridlon from Friday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 9. The exhibit contains about 40 works, which the artist is donating to Le Moyne for its permanent collection.

Jim Ridlon, artist/athlete, has achieved fame in both those pursuits. He played in the National Football League for eight years — six with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Dallas Cowboys, being named All-Pro as a defensive safety with the latter team in 1964. After retiring from pro football, he returned to Syracuse University to complete graduate studies and coach the defensive backs. Ridlon has completed many sports-related commissions, including large assemblages for ABC television to commemorate Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports. He was named “Sports Artist of the Year” in 1989 by the U.S. Sports Academy.