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Art in Focus Series held at the Southampton campus library. October’s event was The Secret Life of Clothing featured a talk by artist Sue Ferguson Gussow, a Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture. Gussow presented a number of drawings from her series Unoccupied Clothing. In each, she traced her fascination with the movement of clothing and how to capture the missing shape of the person who is no longer there. She went on to show a number of portraits of friends and former students, all while detailing her process, her inspirations, and her passions.

On November 5, the Art in Focus Series hosted Dan Welden, a pioneer of Solarplat intaglio printing and author of Printmaking in the Sun (Watson-Guptill, 2001).

On November 8, the University Libraries held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Stony Brook University Libraries Center for Digital HumanitiesFunded by a generous gift from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, the Center for Digital Humanities provides instruction and support to students, faculty, and staff engaged in the digital humanities.

Patricia Brennan, the Director of the National Library of Medicine, spent the day at Stony Brook University on Friday, September 6, 2019 where she met with bioinformatics professionals and medical librarians and gave a fantastic presentation on the use of Artificial Intelligence for improvement of healthcare information delivery. Patti and the NLM are committed to using data science to make sure that technological advances are applied to problems of health and healthcare in the most efficient and effective ways possible.  Photos from her visit as well as a video recording of her presentation are available on the Prelec Memorial Committee page.  http://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/c.php?g=144958&p=6971758

The Center for Scholarly Communications hosted a number of events in honor of Open Access Week. On October 24, the University Libraries hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon during which participants worked to improve articles related to the Open Access Week theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.”

On the evening of Friday, November 8, Stony Brook University Professors Sarah Weaver and Margaret Schedel along with the University Libraries will celebrate the launching of their inaugural open access journal, Journal of Network Music and Arts.

Chris Kretz has assumed the role of Head of Academic Engagement which leads the Libraries’ overall academic engagement initiative on impacting student success, faculty productivity, and meaningful outreach for the entire University community.  He is the producer, writer, and host of The Radio Tower, The Long Island History Project, and the Dowling Library Omnibus podcasts. Currently, he is the New York State Coordinator for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States being developed by the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at Binghamton University.

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For a second year, the University Libraries is partnering with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), Division of Information Technology (DoIT), and the Career Center on SBUHacks, a 24 hour hackathon held in the Melville Library. SBU Hacks will be held Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 September.  https://sbuhacks.org/

New employees: Christine Fena, Undergraduate Success Librarian; Kimberly Kennedy, Content Access & Discovery Librarian; Claire Payne, Web Services & Data Librarian; Sonali Sugrim, Head of Content Acquisitions & Services; Renae Rapp and Timothy Kohn, User Services Supervisors.
New roles: Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication; Clara (Yuet) Tran, Associate Librarian

Positions open:
User Services Supervisor (part-time)
Electronic Resources Librarian
Dean of University Libraries

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Congratulations to librarians Darren Chase, Head of Scholarly Communication, and Clara Y. Tran, Head of Science & Engineering, who both received the Faculty Senate Service Award!

Health Sciences librarians Jessica Koos, Jamie Saragossi, and Gregg Stevens presented on various topics at the 2019 Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in May.

Distinguished Librarian, Michael Huang, was selected to present at the State University of New York Distinguished Academy at the annual meeting on June 10. His presentation, Libraries without Borders: Global library initiatives at Stony Brook University, will cover his work developing the Office of Global Library Initiatives.

The University Libraries, in collaboration with the University Libraries’ Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee and the Hillel Foundation, hosted a program on Thursday, May 2, at with Holocaust survivor and author/speaker Ruth Minsky Sender talked about her experience as a child living through the Holocaust.

On May 4, the University Libraries held a showing of Lone Survivor, a film based the book by Marcus Luttrell about the 2005 Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan that claimed the life of 3 Navy SEALS including Lt. Michael P. Murphy. During the 2018-2019 academic year, librarians collaborated with students and staff at the Office of Veterans Affairs to build a collection of books relevant to military studies and veterans affairs.  Supported by a Presidential Mini-grant for Departmental Diversity, this collection was created with the direct input of veteran students.  Librarians hosted a literary karaoke event to promote use of this collection and to encourage members of the Stony Brook University community to engage with important issues surrounding the military and veteran experience.  Held the day after the screening of Lone Survivor, the karaoke event drew a group of engaged readers and listeners who met to share passages which resonated with them.

Jin Guo, Director of Collections and Resource Management, presented on project management at the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) 5th Annual Technical Services Open Forum. Her talk, titled “Work Smarter, Together: Unifying the Library Management Systems”, reviewed her experience with unifying the two library management systems at SBU in preparation for Alma.

The University Libraries says goodbye to Darren Chase, Head of Scholarly Communications, who will start his new role as the Director of the James M. Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta in August. Darren started his University Libraries career in 2006 as Informatics Librarian at the Health Sciences Library, moving on to serve as the Head of the Southampton Library from 2008-2010, then as the Library Webmaster from 2010 to 2015. Since 2015, Darren has led the Center for Scholarly Communication. He was instrumental in promoting the University’s open access policy, building the Academic Commons, and advancing initiatives related to OER and data management. Darren’s been an active member of the instruction and reference team and a leader on campus. He has service as the President of the College of Arts & Sciences Senate and sits on the Executive Committee of the University Senate. We wish Darren the very best!

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Health Sciences Librarian Jessica Koos was selected to be a participant in the course, “RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Training Office (NTO). This 6-week, asynchronous course is designed to provide librarians with hands-on skills in data science and open science, so that they can help to support these initiatives at their home institutions. Topics will include data literacy, data visualization, data wrangling, and more.

In partnership with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Institute, the Graduate Student Organization, and other campus entities, the library was very pleased to host Humanities and the Digital: A Workshop, on February 13th.  This workshop, on mapmaking using StoryMap, featured presentations by Dr. Aurélie Vialette (Hispanic Languages and Literatures) and Sara Martínez, a PhD student in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures.  The workshop was attended by students, faculty, and staff from several departments.

On February 6th, the University Libraries hosted its third annual forum dedicated to the Modern Language Association convention.  This year, the forum included work presented at the American Historical Association meeting as well.  Both conferences were held in Chicago in early January, and many Stony Brook University faculty members and graduate students attended.  Several of those who presented at the conferences gave lightning talks based on their work:

EK Tan (Associate Professor, Department of English)
Kay Sohini (PhD Student, Department of English)
MaryJo Bona (Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Celia Marshik (Professor, Department of English)
Susan Scheckel (Associate Professor, Department of English)
Scott Zukowski (Postdoc, CELT)
Rachel Corbman (PhD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Kate Kasten (Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Libraries)


Stony Brook’s health sciences librarians are active members of the Medical Library Association (MLA). This year MLA will undergo a major transformation, with its many sections and special interest groups (SIGs) restructuring to provide a more meaningful experience for MLA members.
One of our health sciences librarians, Gregg Stevens, is involved with this transition. He was invited to join a work-group which will provide guidance to MLA’s communities as they become caucuses and align themselves better with MLA’s professional competency domains hubs. He and three colleagues previously researched the role of MLA’s communities and possible ways to improve their value to MLA members.  Gregg’s work starts February 1 and will continue through until June 2020.

The University Libraries is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Dean of University Libraries
Head of Content Acquisition & Services
Content Access & Discovery Librarian
Web Services & Data Librarian
Electronic Resources Librarian
http://library.stonybrook.edu/about-us/employment/

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Michael B. Huang was named a Distinguished Librarian, the highest academic rank in the SUNY System.

HSL librarians Jessica Koos and Gregg Stevens were elected to the board of the New York/New Jersey chapter of the Medical Library Association for 2019-2020. Jessica will be an Executive Board member; Gregg will be Treasurer-Elect.

Janet H. Clarke, Associate Dean of Research & User Engagement, and Kristin Hall, Assessment & Learning Outcomes Specialist, presented at ACRL’s 2018 Library Assessment Conference in Houston, TX. They co-presented a paper on a study of library assessment presence on Association of American University library websites.
Jin X. Guo also presented at the conference. She spoke about her study of the implied and exchange values of a research library through big data analytics.

Gregg Stevens, HSL librarian, won first prize in the category of presented research papers at the South chapter of the Medical Library Association. Gregg presented his co-authored paper “Speeding Ahead: Assessing Trends in Distance Librarian Services for Advanced Practice Nursing Programs.”

Stony Brook University Libraries is recruiting for a number of positions, including:
Head of Content Acquisition and Services
Content Access and Discovery Librarian
Supervisor of Southampton Library
http://library.stonybrook.edu/about-us/employment/

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Stony Brook University Libraries’ 4th annual Open Access Symposium, Values & Ethics in Open Access, took place on Friday, 26 October 2018. The program included a keynote address by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, as well as a number of panel discussions and lightning talks.

SBU librarians Jamie Saragossi and Kristen Nyitray were invited speakers at the 23rd Annual Archives Month Conference on Long Island on Friday, 12 October 2018. Jamie, Head of the Health Sciences Library, presented “Dental Instruments Past and Present: The Digital Presentation of a Physical Exhibit” and Kristen, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, presented “Minding the Archive: The Max Fink Papers at Stony Brook University.

Darren Chase, Associate Librarian and Head of Scholarly Communication, and Jennifer DeVito, Associate Librarian and Director of Access & User Services, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

Southampton Library evening & weekend manager Will Blydenburgh accepted a position as the manager of the Shannon Staub Library in the Sarasota County Libraries (FL) system.

Margaret Handle, Technical Services, retired in October after 12 years of service to the University Libraries.

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The Stony Brook University Libraries will hold the 4th annual open access symposium, Values & Ethics in Open Access, on October 26, 2018. The event will feature keynote speaker Heath Joseph, the executive director of SPARC. More information and registration can be found at: http://library.stonybrook.edu/scholarly-communication/open-access-symposium-2018/

On September 14-15, the University Libraries, in partnership with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, hosted SBUHacks. More than 300 hackers spent time working on projects, playing games, and meeting representatives from sponsor companies such as Major League Hacks, Github, Softheon, Soylent, Google, and Broadridge. More information can be found at sbuhacks.org.

The Southampton campus library hosted a talk by author Helen Harrison on Tuesday, September 11. She talked about her novel, An Accidental Corpse, which is based on events of August 11, 1956 which Jackson Pollock and Edith Metzger died in an automobile accident in East Hampton, NY.  The library’s next talk will be September 25th when author Mary Gabriel discusses her book, Ninth Street Women.

Interim dean announcement
Following the departure of Library Dean Constantia Constantinou, Shafeek Fazal, the Associate Dean for Library Technology, Discovery, and Digital Initiatives, has assumed new duties as Interim Dean of University Libraries, effective 1 August 2018. 

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The Southampton campus library is partnering with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center to bring a lecture series called Art in Focus to the campus. This 3-part lecture series are free and open to the public. The first lecture, held 22 May, featured Professor Katy Siegel, Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and Senior Programming and Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The subject was Jack Whitten, the noted abstract artist who passed away in January. On 5 June, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, spoke about indigenous Native American influences on Jackson Pollock as he created his mural for Guggenheim. The final lecture will take place on 19 June and will explore Auguste Rodin’s influence on Asian aesthetics over the last century.

The Medical Library Association (MLA) held its 2018 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from May 18th-23rd. Health Sciences Librarians Jessica Koos and Laurel Scheinfeld presented a poster on their research project investigating the educational and professional backgrounds of medical librarians. Jessica Koos also presented on a grant project co-authored by librarians Jamie Saragossi and Gregg Stevens, in which they trained public librarians on how to use free online health resources created by the National Library of Medicine.

On May 4, 2018 Stony Brook Health Sciences Librarian Laurel Scheinfeld attended the annual conference of the Association for College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NE) where she gave a presentation with Joan Wagner and Blanche Leeman from Touro College.  The presentation focused on 3D Printing in Health Sciences Libraries, specifically a pilot project that involves teaching occupational therapy (OT) students to design and create assistive devices for their patients using computer aided design (CAD) software and 3D printers.  In this project, librarians are embedded in a 2-credit OT course in which they provide instruction to students in 3D design and operation of the printer, as well as the organization and documentation of the inter-professional communication between OT students, engineering students, and OT faculty.  This is an example of an innovative way librarians can support the health science curriculum.

On 30 May 2018, Flora Pollydore, a clerk at the Math/Physics Library, retired after 29 years at Stony Brook University.


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Michael Huang, Director of Global Library Initiatives, was invited to present a keynote speech titled "From embedded to liaison librarian: Academic librarian in transition" at the International Conference on Embedded Education and Instruction of New Models of Library Service: The 4th International Conference of Beijing Academic Network Library, Beijing, China in November 2017.  Michael also presented a keynote speech title "Innovative services at Stony Brook University Libraries" at the Academic Seminar on Digital Resource Construction and Knowledge Service held in Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China in October 2017. Michael's new publication:
Shi, C., Xiong, L., & Huang, M. B. (Eds.). (2017). The proceedings of the international conference on embedded education and instruction of new models of library service: The 4th international conference of Beijing Academic Network Library. Beijing, China: Capital Normal University Press.

Laurel Scheinfeld joined the Stony Brook University Libraries in October 2017 as a Health Sciences Librarian.

On December 18, 2017, the library’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity committee welcomed Dr. Charles Robbins, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges here at Stony Brook University.   Dr. Robbins presented the findings of his recent research, The Missing Men at Graduation.  This work highlights the many factors that contribute to the faltering number of male graduates in higher education institutions.  The well attended lecture provided the library staff with insight into this often overlooked phenomenon and opened discussions on ways to remedy this challenge.


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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Stony Brook University
« on: October 28, 2017, 12:14:03 PM »
SBU celebrated Open Access Week with a number of events and culminating with the third Open Access Symposium.  http://library.stonybrook.edu/open-access-week-events/
The Symposium included keynote speakers Elliot Harmon, Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC as well as panel discussions on various aspects of open access.  Mark McBride, SUNY OLIS, participated on panel discussion on Open Access Policy and OERs.

On October 24th, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held at the Stony Brook University Libraries. Students from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric worked on Wikipedia resources related to disability studies, mental health, ethnic/minority and marginalized peoples, and the LBGTQ* community. Libraries Darren Chase, Jamie Saragossi, and Laurel Scheinfeld were on hand to help students use the library’s resources to support their edits.

Stony Brook University Libraries announce the opening of the Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection. The Max Fink Digital Collection, a subset of the papers, includes nearly 7,000 items (20,000 pages) of Dr. Fink’s original notes on experimental psychiatry, outgoing letters to colleagues, professional writings, and an autobiographical memoir completed in 2017.

Prize-winning journalist, author, and historian Bill Bleyer presented “Long Island Naval History in Wartime, with an emphasis on World War I” on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Special guests in attendance included residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook, NY.
 
This program was part of New York Archives Week and World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Librarian Bob Tolliver, Head, Science & Engineering, was invited to speak at the American Geosciences Institute’s (AGI) Leadership Forum as part of a panel on issues of concern to the geosciences. Bob spoke on the importance of access to data and information in the geosciences including research and data produced by federal agencies. Following the Leadership Forum, Bob attended AGI’s Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-CVD). The Geo-CVD started with a workshop on communicating with Congress and preparation for the following day’s visit to Capitol Hill. Bob prepared for the visit with the three other attendees from NY, including geoscientists from Columbia University, the University of Rochester, and the Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca. The following day, the NY group meet with the offices of our two state senators, the four house representatives from their districts, and staff members of the Environmental Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee to discuss the importance of geoscience funding and access to data and research produced by our federal science agencies. The Geo-CVD was a great opportunity to learn about communicating with our government about issues in science and education.
 
Personnel
Laurel Scheinfeld joined Stony Brook University Libraries on October 19, 2017 as the new Health Sciences Librarian.

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September 18, 2017 Council Meeting @ Delhi / Stony Brook University
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:01:53 PM »
Conference wrap-up:
# of attendees registered: 212 (+ a few on-site registrations)
Registration Breakdown
135 Full day
43 One day
24 Vendor
10 Student

Conference Wrap Up report with additional detail and feedback from the conference evaluation is attached.


The University Libraries will take part in SBU’s first CommUniversity Day, an event designed to highlight Stony Brook University’s campus and services.http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/communiversity/
Kristen Nyitray and Jennifer DeVito are team leaders and will be presenting; Laura Costello and Lisa Miller will provide tours of the renovated library spaces, Jay Levenson, Claudia McGivney, and Gisele Schierhorst will present.

Respect for diversity is a fundamental value of Stony Brook University and the University Libraries, and is identified among the core values of our strategic growth. In an effort to strengthen our commitment to fostering a work environment where everyone feels valued and included, and to ensure that this commitment is reflected in our recruitment, development and retention programs, University Libraries has created a committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. The committee's purpose is to create and maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all library employees and patrons.
Mona Ramonetti --Science Librarian-- Chair
Anastasia Chiu - Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Violeta Ilik  -- Head of Cataloging & Metadata
Chris Kretz - Head of Southampton Library
Jay Levenson - Library Clerk II, Access Services
Raquel Lynn - Instructional Support Librarian
Victoria Pilato - Digital Projects Librarian
Sarita Sharma - Office Assistant
Gregg Stevens -​ - Health Sciences Librarian​
Giulieta Stoianov - Senior Assistant Head of Access Services 
Dana Haugh - Web Services Librarian.  Ad Hoc (SUNY Diversity Committee)

Promotions
Jamie Saragossi has been appointed Head of the Health Sciences Library

New hires
Anastasia Chiu as Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.
Donna Darling as the Overnight Manager.
Jin Xiu Guo as the new Director of Collections and Resource Management.
Kristin Hall as the new Library Assessment & Learning Outcomes Specialist.
Violeta Ilik as the new Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services.
Matthew Michel as an Overnight Supervisor in Access & User Services.
Mona Ramonetti as the new Science Librarian.
Meghan Sprabary as the Manager of the Music Library.


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SUNYLA 2017 Conference Planning report
June 2017
 
The University Libraries at Stony Brook University welcomes SUNYLA 2017 attendees!
 
As of 12 June 2017, conference registrations:
Full conference: 132
One day: 42
Library student: 10
Total Library personnel: 184
Vendor reps: 24
Total registrants: 208
 
Dorm booking was less than anticipated. Less than 60 rooms booked as of 9 June.
 
Information about the conference, including sessions, room assignments, tours etc can be found online: https://sunyla2017.wordpress.com/
 
The registration desk will be staffed from 8am to 5pm Wednesday and Thursday; 8am-12pm on Friday if there are questions.  There’s a staff member located at the desk at the east entrance to the Melville Library who will provide assistance to those in Melville.

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On June 7th, the Global Library Initiatives at the University Libraries welcomed Ning Jia from Shanghai Normal University Library (Shanghai, China). Ms. Jia is the 5th lecturer in the series titled “Subject Librarian Services at Shanghai Normal University.”  The Global Library Initiatives is coordinated by SBU librarian Michael Huang.
 
SBU’s class of 1967 visited the Special Collections and University Archives on Saturday, June 3, as part of their 50th Reunion. Librarian Kristen Nyitray curated an exhibit of photographs, newspaper articles and other artifacts from their time at the Stony Brook University campus.
 
Librarian Darren Chase took part in Safe Space, an LGBTQ* Services program to works to ensure the campus is an inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people.  The goals of Safe Space are:
•To change campus culture, and wherever else we inhabit, so that LGBTQ* people feel safe, supported, valued, and celebrated.

•To provide information about resources and appropriate referrals for members of the campus community seeking additional support and information.

•To educate and empower individuals to do the constant work of being allies for social justice.

•To build tools and skill that facilitate the disruption of oppressive behavior, and mentality.

Across campus there are Safe Space members available to support and confidentially consult with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ*) community and their allies.
 
The University Libraries held its final Colloquium Series event on May 11.  Librarian Gregg Stevens presented on his research as a Rising Star Program member (Medical Library Association) related to special interest groups.
Claudia McGivney and Laura Costello presented on digital literacy, fake news and ways to engage students to assess information critically.
 
The University Libraries Special Collections has acquired the papers of Eversley Childs and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, NYC and Greenwich CT.  The papers are valuable sources of information for those researching Long Island history.  The collection includes photographs, papers, maps and textiles.
 
Pet Therapy events were held at the Melville Library and Southampton Library during finals as a way for students to de-stress.  This popular program is a partnership between the University Libraries, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Pet Away Life Stress (PALS).
 
The final University Libraries STEM Speakers Series was held on April 19, with Dr. Anurag Purwar presenting “Innovating and Inventing Mechanical Motion Generating Devices. Librarians Yuet (Clara) Tran and Robert Tolliver coordinated this series.
 
Michael Bailou Huang, Coordinator of the Office of Global Library Initiatives presented a keynote speech at the 3rd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Librarian in the Age of New Technology. His speech was titled “Transforming Stony Brook University Libraries into Collaborative Spaces.”

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March 10, 2017 Council Meeting @ Stony Brook / Conference Planning
« on: March 09, 2017, 03:34:10 PM »
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Session schedule is largely completed.  It will be posted on the site soon

Call for poster proposals has gone out. Deadline is 21 March.  Programming Committee will meet shortly thereafter to review and notify those who have submitted.
 
Slight change in lodging:
SUNYLA attendees staying in the dorms will be staying in Chavez Hall.  This is a newly opened dorm space, featuring suites of single rooms (no double room options).  Rate remains $78.25. 
It’s more centrally located to the event space and will be an easier, faster walk for attendees.

Registration will be up early April. 

Programming committee will be selecting swag soon.  Sponsorships are going well. We have a mug sponsorship from JoVE. http://library.stonybrook.edu/tech-spotlight-jove/

Website is being updated fairly regularly.  Housing information, local information and the keynote speaker are all on the site.


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The University Libraries is hosting a series of events in honor of Women’s History Month. 
Scholar Panel
On March 1st, four Stony Brook University faculty members participated in a panel held at the Libraries in honor of Women’s History Month.  The four scholars– Peg Christoff (Asian American Studies), Lisa Diedrich (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Victoria Hesford (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies), and Tracey Walters (Africana Studies)– underscored the intersections between gender and other influential aspects of the human experience.  Their interrogation of gender studies as an analytical methodology, as well as their exploration of key concepts in women’s studies, fostered rich and thought-provoking discussion.
Literary Karaoke
On March 7th, students and faculty members met in the University Libraries’ Center for Scholarly Communication for an hour of literary karaoke in honor of Women’s History Month.  Participants read excerpts from texts written by female authors.  Selections included texts published from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century, as well as many works in translation.  The readings prompted rich discussion and the discovery of some surprising intertextual connections.
On March 9th, Dr. Patricia Aceves hosted a lecture titled “Managing Power & Load: Primer for Working Women.” She discussed her research on McClusky’s Power-Load-Margin theory and how it applies to today’s working woman.  The lecture included engaging conversation on how to decrease load and increase power.

University Libraries’ Special Collections is highlight the papers of Mary Fletcher who authored “A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden” (1936).  The collection of papers includes correspondence, nature lists, and photographs.

There are a number of faculty and staff positions open at the library including Health Science Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Director of Collections & Resource Management, Science Librarian, Manager of Music Library and Overnight Manager.

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