BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lockwood Memorial Library at the University at
Buffalo now has international collections of popular fiction and
non-fiction books in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese -- three
languages spoken by large and growing segments of the UB
Judith Adams-Volpe, director of communication and development
for the UB Libraries, says, "Each language set contains 25
carefully selected books, including bestsellers, selected classics
and highly anticipated new releases that have wide appeal."
The collections, located in the entrance lobby of Lockwood
Memorial Library on the UB North Campus, can be borrowed by
students, faculty, staff and other members of the UB community.
"The Libraries have acquired these language collections to
address a growing need for leisure/casual reading materials for
UB's international population," Adams-Volpe says, "but they also
are useful for those who want to augment their language skills by
reading popular books."
She says the International Leisure Reading Collections are
provided through the Online Computer Library Center, which offers
books, DVDs and other material in 14 languages: Arabic, Bengali,
Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Panjabi, Russian,
Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
"The sets arrive at UB 'shelf-ready,' " says Adams-Volpe, "and
if the first three collections prove popular here, material from
the other language sets will be considered."
For more information or queries about other international
leisure reading language sets, contact Laura Taddeo, associate
librarian, Arts and Sciences Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.