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SUNY ESF Campus Update/News by campus delegate - Jane Verostek

SUNY ESF hosted a very successful Harry Potter Friday the 13th event on Friday February 13th with about 50 students competing in a Harry Potter trivia event. We also had our on campus alchemy club do some hands on scientific experiments as a warm up to the event.

The Friends of Moon Library FOML hosted a "coffee with friends” event in Moon Library on the morning of Friday February 18th. It was a very successful event with faculty, emeriti, staff and the college president in attendance. The FOML now plans to have regular "coffee with friends" events in the library.

Moon Library has 2 displays up right now of items related to Hyde Park http://www.nps.gov/hofr/index.htm home of Franklin Roosevelt. Associate Librarian Jane Verostek of Special Collections and Archives pulled items for the display such as letters from FDR on white house letterhead to the deans of SUNY ESF.  During the time Hyde Park was developed until today - SUNY ESF has played a role in the tree plantings and landscape architecture of the property.

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / SUNY ESF Campus Update/News
« on: January 21, 2015, 10:12:29 AM »
Jane Verostek – SUNY ESF Delegate


The F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is proud to host the National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibition Harry Potter’s World, Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. Detailing primary source materials from the 15th and 16th centuries, the exhibit entails six posters on potions, monsters, herbology, magical creatures, fantastic beasts, and immortality.  Moon Library supplemented the display with interesting books from the collection and display cases with Harry Potter memorabilia.  Working with student groups, such as the Quidditch Club and the Alchemists, we plan to host a Harry Potter Trivia event in the library to promote the exhibit. Follow Moon Library on Facebook (Moon Library) and Twitter (@esfmoon) for 6 weeks of exciting content.  The exhibit is on display from 1/19/15 to 2/28/15. For more information or to book the exhibit at your library, visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/

A photo of the traveling Harry Potter exhibit is shown along with two supplemental display cases of memorabilia and a mannequin provided by and designed by Associate Librarian Jane Verostek.


Starting in the Fall of 2014 Moon Library started a new workshop series called the Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series. This workshop series offers weekly workshops taught by Moon Library staff to students and faculty on a number of topics (Citation Management, Open Publishing, Blackboard, etc.) This series was so successful that the workshop series is once again being done during the Spring 2015 semester.

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News from SUNY ESF by campus delegate - Jane Verostek - Associate Librarian - Moon Library - SUNY ESF


It was just announced that Moon Library received a “I2NY Library as Publisher Innovator Grant Awards” (Grants Supported by NY 3Rs Association, Inc.).
The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that two New York libraries have been awarded “I2NY Library as Publisher Innovator” grants -- the Fulton Public Library and the F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Each will receive $5,000. The I2NY Work Group on Libraries as Publishers developed the grant process to highlight how libraries are no longer just content providers – they are publishers -- content creators -- as well.
Accessing Graduate Student Data Sets

The “Library as Publisher of Graduate Student Data” Project at the Moon Library at SUNY ESF, tackles a relatively new area of library publishing. Knowing that graduate students at Master and Doctoral levels generate many datasets that are all too often forgotten once the student leaves the institution, librarians at the Moon Library at SUNY ESF will work with students and the lab groups to curate the data and publish it on the institutional repository Digital Commons @ ESF  -- making it accessible not only to current but to future researchers. Reviewer Lippincott recognized the importance of this project. “Data publishing is one of the most promising and challenging areas for library publishing initiatives. It is still an emerging area and one that is poorly addressed by other publishers, making it an ideal subfield for library publishers. The check-list and procedures developed in this project could be used in other settings and could provide pathways for effectively collaborating with faculty and students in this critical area.” Steve Weiter, Director of College Libraries at SUNY ESF said, "We are excited to be able to provide a platform for publishing graduate student research and highlighting their contributions to the scholarship of the academic community."  Project leader and Senior Assistant Librarian Jessica Clemons concurred. “We want the library to be involved in data management and work with graduate students… The results of this grant will demonstrate to our faculty and the larger community that the library is an essential part of the entire research process. We want to thank the NY 3Rs Association for this incredible opportunity.”

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian at Moon Library just presented at the NYLA Annual Conference. Her workshop was: Virtual Reference Services in the 21st Century - Explore how LibGuides, LibAnswers and LibAnalytics can move certain services into a completely paperless environment, offer detailed guidance 24/7 to your campus  community, re-energize traditional library services, improve outreach and at the same time, provide detailed statistics and reports to help with number crunching reference statistics and more!

Steve Weiter, Director of Libraries presented at the NYLA Annual Conference. His workshop was: Open Textbooks and Textbook Publishing Services - Textbook costs have skyrocketed and show no signs of slowing down. SUNY Geneseo is at the forefront of a new movement to create open textbooks to combat these costs.

Steve Weiter, Director of Libraries presented at Educause. His workshop was: Open Textbooks and Open SUNY Textbooks: Cooperative Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Textbooks - innovative solutions are needed to reduce the cost of higher education. The Open SUNY Textbook program, an IITG grant project, demonstrated that faculty and libraries can publish high-quality open textbooks. In the connected age, libraries are poised to support faculty in the transformation of teaching and learning by providing publishing services.

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September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / SUNY ESF Campus Update/News
« on: September 22, 2014, 03:10:56 PM »
News from SUNY ESF from Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian

Events and displays

On September 12, 2014 SUNY ESF held the inauguration of our new college president – Quentin Wheeler. All the Moon Library librarians attended the inauguration in their regalia.

On August 27, 2014 Moon Library hosted a table at the SUNY ESF Activity Fair on the SUNY ESF campus. This was an opportunity to be a part of a campus event and meet SUNY ESF faculty, staff and students.

Moon Library is hosting the fall meeting of the Upstate NY Science Librarians. This will be held on the SUNY ESF campus on Friday, October 24th, 2014.  The theme is "Science Education in Higher Education."

This semester Moon Library started a workshop series open to the ESF community of faculty, staff and students. The series is called the Skill Sharpener Series and it has weekly workshops on topics such as: Blackboard, InterLibrary Loan, Citation Managers, Copyright, etc.

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian organized several displays in Moon Library for the months of September and October. Based on a recent donation and in conjunction with our new president’s inauguration the library has a display of graduation regalia from SUNY ESF Dean Joseph Illick who was dean of SUNY ESF from 1944-1951. And Moon Library is hosting an exhibit that combines writing and art with 17 posters from the Syracuse Poster Project. The Syracuse Poster Project combines local community member haikus with Syracuse University art students who translate the haiku’s words into art. The Syracuse Poster Project has been very successful and is now its 13th year.  To learn more about the Syracuse Poster Project visit http://www.posterproject.org/ and to see and read more about the posters and haikus on exhibit visit http://www.posterproject.org/posters/index.php

Presentations

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian presented at the SUNYLA Annual Conference in June 2014. Her presentation was called: The “Secret Life” of Online Students: See What Goes on in an Online Information Literacy Class and See – via Blackboard Surveys – What Students Have to Say About Taking Online Library Courses.

Steve Weiter, Director of College Libraries was a co-presenter at the SUNYLA Annual Conference in June 2014 for the presentation called: Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks and a presenter for the session called: Starting a Bike Library.

Ruth Owens, Assistant Librarian presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in August 2014. Her presentation was called: Integrating information literacy and research strategies into sophomore and senior level chemistry courses. 
Ruth Owens, Assistant Librarian and Heidi Webb, Instructional Support Technician  presented at the IDS Project Conference in August 2014. Their presentation was called: Campus Delivery: The nuts and bolts of a “we’ll get if for you” model..
Ruth Owens, Assistant Librarian and Steve Weiter, Director of College Libraries presented at the IDS Project Conference in August 2014. Their presentation was called: The Department of “Getting It!”


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March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / SUNY ESF
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »
Since the last SUNYLA newsletter http://www.sunyla.org/sunyla_docs/newsletters/2014feb.pdf
we really do not have any new campus updates to report.

- Jane Verostek - SUNY ESF - SUNYLA Delegate

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November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / SUNY ESF Campus Update
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:37:53 AM »
The current president of SUNY ESF - Neil Murphy is retiring at the end of this semester.
It was announced last Friday that our new president starting in January 2014 will be Dr. Quentin Wheeler who is currently the director of the International Institute for Species Exploration and Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment at Arizona State
University. To read more visit http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=2436

Moon Library has a new addition to our staff - our weekend clerk is now S.U. ischool student Emma Esperon.

Jane Verostek - Associate Librarian presented a poster on LibAnalytics http://libanalytics.esf.edu
at the UNYSLA conference November 8, 2013 http://uny.sla.org/upcoming-events

Ruth Owens - Assistant Librarian and Jessica Clemons Assistant Librarian attended the Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting on Friday, October 25th in Cazenovia at Cazenovia College Library. Jessica Clemons did a presentation called "Paperless Analytics through LibAnalytics".

Jane Verostek - Associate Librarian and Steve Weiter - Director, College Libraries attended the CLRC http://clrc.org/ Annual Meeting in Cazenovia at the Lincklaen House. Jane Verostek was appointed to the Vice President - President position on the CLRC Board.

SUNY ESF - Moon Library celebrated and hosted Open Access week - below is an article/summary by Ruth Owns - Assistant Librarian and Jessica Clemons - Assistant Librarian

ESF Celebrates Open Access Week - By Ruth Owens and Jessica Clemons

This year from October 21-27, ESF Moon Library celebrated International Open Access Week by highlighting some of the exemplary work our students and faculty do to promote and contribute to open access. The first event featured students from our Information Literacy courses. One group was invited to discuss their contributions to open access through editing Wikipedia pages that were in need of additional information and verification. Students shared how they added valuable content and references to Wikipedia pages on subjects such as firefighting tools, naval technology, and wildlife refuges. Another group of students discussed some useful open access resources such as the Directory of Open Access Journals. The demonstration included search features, sample searches, and different subject areas covered in the DOAJ. Students were excited to share with others what they had learned in class about Open Access.

The second event hosted at Moon Library was about faculty contributions to open access. A faculty member of the Forest and Natural Resources Management program, Diane Kiernan, wrote an open access textbook for her class. She talked about her personal reasons for wanting to help students afford college and make her work easily accessible. This book is specifically tailored to a biometrics class. Students learn by using mathematical models they will encounter in the field and gain valuable insight in their field of study. An open access textbook is also good news for them. The textbook, “Natural Resources Biometrics” will be available through SUNY Open Textbooks in late November. From the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, Dr. Sadie Ryan talked about the importance of publishing journal articles in open access journals such as PLoS (Public Library of Science). She mentioned that she can’t always find a place for her work since it is so multi-disciplinary and the applied nature of her work is meant to reach managers and is not necessarily exclusive to the academic community. Not only does she publish in open access journals, she is also a reviewer for them. Dr. Ryan believes that there is significant value in open access resources and they are earning a place in the scholarly discourse. She is a reviewer and an academic editor for open access work, so she is “really invested.”



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September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / SUNY ESF News
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:22:54 PM »
SUNYLA News from SUNY ESF

Ruth Owens has been hired as a new Assistant Librarian at Moon Library. Ruth started over the summer and will be teaching ESF 200 Information Literacy, handling InterLibrary Loan, doing reference and acquisitions.

Nan Clark has been hired as a new Circulation Manager. Nan started over the summer and she will be overseeing our many student workers and the Circulation Desk.

In August 2013, Steve Weiter, Director of Libraries, Ruth Owens, Assistant Librarian and Heidi Webb, Instructional Support Technician attended the 2013 IDS Project Conference.

Jessica Clemons, Assistant Librarian was appointed as the Membership and Marketing Chair for the Map and Geospatial Information Roundtable (MAGIRT) of ALA. This is a two-year term and will conclude June 2015.

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian is the 2013 recipient of the NYLA New York Library Association - ASLS Academic and Special Libraries Excellence in Library Innovation Award.

Over the summer – 2013 Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian was an invited speaker at the S.U. iSchool 20 Years of Distance Education Celebration. As a member of the very first distance class in the S.U. MLS program Jane spoke of her experiences and the differences in how it has been for her to take online classes 20 years ago and again in 2013 all over at S.U. http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/index.aspx?recid=1492 and http://www.ischool.syr.edu/ilife/20yearspictures.aspx

Starting this Fall – 2013 Moon Library started using SpringShare’s LibAnalytics to track/record all reference/reserve statistics. http://www.springshare.com/libanalytics/

Also starting this Fall – 2013 Moon Library is starting to check out bikes via the SUNY ESF Bike Library. http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=2250

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*In Mid May SUNY ESF migrated from the Voyager system to ALEPH. This summer everyone at Moon Library is very busy learning the new system.

*We also have been busy with searches – one for a new Assistant Librarian to handle ILL, teaching, collection development and reference and another open position we have is for our circulation manager. Both people in those positions retired during the Spring semester.

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The one big news item from SUNY ESF is that we have an opening for a librarian position. The deadline to apply is April 5th. - Jane Verostek - SUNY ESF Delegate

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 12 MONTH TENURE-TRACK FACULTY VACANCY

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
                                     
The F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY-ESF seeks a forward-thinking assistant librarian to serve as the Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Collections Management Specialist. This position is responsible for interlibrary loan, document delivery, and acquisitions using a patron request driven model for collection development. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Library Director and other Library staff to explore and implement the use of emerging technologies for rapid fulfillment of patron information needs. This position will also participate in reference rotations, provision of information literacy instruction, departmental liaison program, and other library activities as assigned.                                                                                                   

Primary Responsibilities Include: 
In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an Assistant Librarian, the following knowledge skills and abilities may also be required:

•   Manage all aspects of interlibrary loan, including OCLC ILLiad software, holdings queues and other features.
•   Serve as IDS Project contact, as well as primary information vendor contact.
•   Maintain awareness of issues and advances in interlibrary loan, resource sharing, and related library services.
•   Train ILL staff and student assistants.
•   Manage provision of Document Delivery Services.
•   Manage acquisitions of all electronic subscriptions, print resources, and other materials.
•   Management of gifts and donations of materials to the library.
•   Interact with various vendors and suppliers of information resources.
•   Utilize numerous complex research resources such as online catalogs and databases, finding aids, reference sources, technical manuals, etc. to perform job responsibilities.
•   Explore, Implement, and troubleshoot patron-initiated purchasing workflows.
•   Track, compile, analyze, and interpret financial and non-financial statistics.
•   Participate in library-wide planning and serve on campus-wide committees and task forces.
•   Be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field.

Required Qualifications:
•   MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program and library or related work experience.
•   Strong Analytical and budget management skills.
•   Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
•   Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with faculty, students, vendors and academic administrators.
•   Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•   Ability to use independent judgment, effective organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
•   A second Masters degree in a STEM subject area.
•   Experience with ILLiad, OCLC, integrated library management systems, MS Office suite and current interlibrary loan standards and practices.
•   Experience with developing academic research collections.
•   Ability to work across organizational boundaries.
•   General knowledge of discovery and delivery tools including ALEPH, Encore, ILLiad, bibliographic records and call numbering systems.
•   Prior academic library experience, including the delivery of information literacy instruction.
•   Experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting, teaching experience, or knowledge of instructional methods.
•   Experience with LibGuides and RefWorks or similar tools
•   Excellent customer service skills.

Salary/Benefits:  Twelve-month, Full-time, Tenure-track position Competitive salary. Excellent benefits.

About the College:
Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry  (ESF) is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future.  The ESF campus occupies 17 acres in Syracuse and 25,000 acres on its regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. The ESF student body consists of approximately 2170 undergrads and 550 graduate students.   ESF alumni number more than 18,000 worldwide. ESF is a doctoral granting institution, and offers 22 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs in the sciences, engineering, and landscape architecture.   US News & World Report ranks ESF among the "Top Public National Universities" and number 25 of all national universities in the “ Great Schools at Great Prices."   Ninety percent of ESF students are employed or pursuing graduate study within six months of graduation. 

About the Library:
The F. Franklin Moon Library (http://www.esf.edu/moonlib/) supports the College’s specialized disciplines including biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, environmental science, and landscape architecture. Offering over 135,500 volumes, access to more than 800 journal titles and vast electronic resources, the Moon library its collection by sharing recourses with neighboring Syracuse University, and with other SUNY campus libraries.  The Moon Library is a member of the IDS project (http://www.idsproject.org).   The mission of the Moon Library is to provide information resources to the ESF community and to teach library users to learn independently.

About the Community: 
SUNY-ESF is located in the ”University Hill” section of Syracuse, NY, a mid-sized metropolitan area with plentiful cultural and civic opportunities.  The Places Rated Almanac ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of “Best Places to Live.”  People from all over the world who settled in the area have enriched its diverse history.  Syracuse is within a five-hour drive to New York City, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal.  The Syracuse metropolitan area has over 600,000 residents that live in a region characterized by rolling hills, flat plains, abundant lakes, and waterfalls. The area boasts a wide variety of cultural organizations and activities, parks, theaters, and museums.

Application Deadline:  Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by April 5, 2013 to assure optimal consideration.
 
Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line. Submit a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references online at http://www.esf.edu/hr/

In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/2010Syr.pdf

SUNY-ESF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Jan. 17, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY New Paltz / News from SUNY ESF
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:35:33 AM »
Here is the news from SUNY ESF. - Jane Verostek - Associate Librarian - Moon Library

New Staff

Moon Library had two new staff additions in December 2012.
Joanne LaFontaine joined the staff at Moon Library as a Library Clerk 2.
Heidi Webb joined the staff at Moon Library as our Instructional Support Technician. Welcome to Joanne and Heidi.

Retirements

Bonnie Charity, Circulation Manager of F. Franklin Moon Library, is retiring at the end of January 2013. Bonnie began her tenure at ESF in 1995 as a Clerk 1 in the Circulation Department and very quickly advanced to a Library Clerk 2 and then to her current position of Library Clerk 3 in 1998. In addition to managing the Circulation Department in Moon Library, Bonnie has also served on numerous campus committees and is currently serving as Vice President for the campus CSEA Local 647. Bonnie has received several awards for her contributions to ESF including, an award for outstanding service from the Undergraduate Student Association in 1999, The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service in 2011 and most recently, in December 2012, the CSEA Employee Recognition Award, which is awarded in recognition of commitment and dedication to making ESF a great place to work. To quote Bonnie on her job here at ESF, “I love my job; I believe I have the best job on campus,” which puts her in conflict with ESF’s President, Neil Murphy, who thinks HE has the best job on campus. Bonnie will be retiring to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida with her husband Jim.

Professional Activities

•   Jessica Clemons, Assistant Librarian has been accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders Program, 2013 cycle. The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian did two Pecha Kucha presentations at the NYLA conference in Saratoga in November 2013. The first presentation was: QR Quick Response Codes: A free and innovative way to re-energize your library! And the second presentation was: LibGuides & LibAnswers: Your answer to moving to the online environment your users expect!

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian gave a workshop to librarians and graduate students on how to Use LibGuides and LibAnswers in October 2012. The workshop was sponsored and held at the CLRC Central New York Library Resources Council in Syracuse. Jane gave the same presentation – also in October 2012 to librarians attending the Upstate New York Science Librarians Meeting in Syracuse.

Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian was nominated to and voted onto the Board of CLRC – the Central New York Library Resources Council.

Remodeling!

In November 2011 Moon Library received a generous donation from The Unsworths  - Robert E. (’84 FRM – SUNY ESF) and Lisa (’84 Syracuse University) to transform the library’s current periodicals room into a dedicated quiet study room. After a year of remodeling - on Friday October 5, 2012 Moon Library held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of the new quiet study room. The room now has new study carrels, new lighting and new paint colors that are very much appreciated and heavily used by SUNY ESF students and faculty. To note the current periodicals were moved to our main stacks area right before the run of bound periodicals.

Out with the old in with the new for the new year! In January 2013 Moon Library replaced 24 metal carrels that were original to the library when it was built in 1968.  The new carrels are more inviting, comfortable and always filled with students looking for a private area to study.

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I can't connect to the meeting. When I try it says Ken F. is already connected and it won't let me connect in. Any suggestions on how to connect to the meeting?

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Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica / SUNY ESF Campus Update
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:49:12 AM »
Moon Library is currently in the process of searching/interviewing/hiring a part time Library Clerk 2 position and also a full time Instructional Support Technician (Library Technician).

On Friday October 5th Moon Library officially opened its’ new quiet study room. Thanks to the donation of an ESF alumni - our old current periodicals room was transformed into a comfortable quiet study room with new lighting and carrels.

Moon Library was just the host location this week on November 12th for the ENY/ACRL Brown Bag session
E-books:  Here today, gone tomorrow?  Moon Librarians Jane Verostek and Steve Weiter attended.

Jane Verostek gave a workshop at the CLRC Central NY Library Resources Council on LibGuides and LibAnswers on Friday October 19th.

Jessica Clemons, Jane Verostek and Moon Library intern Jocelyn Boice attended the Upstate NY Science Librarians at Syracuse University Friday, October 26, 2012. Jane Verostek was one of the presenters – her session was: LibGuides and LibAnswers: Your Answer for Connections with Students and Faculty 24/7.

Jessica  Clemons – Assistant Librarian at Moon Library was accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program. Jessica will be attending ALA and ALA Mid-winter this year in various parts of the U.S. sponsored by these organizations.

Steve Weiter – Director of Moon Library just returned from the Charleston Conference.

Jane Verostek – Associate Librarian at Moon Library just returned from the NYLA Conference. She gave two Pecha Kucha presentations – one on QR Codes and another on LibGuides and LibAnswers.

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Coincidentally as I was about to post our news I just sent the follwing email to the SUNYLA Listserv:
We are looking to take a poll from other SUNYs to see how other SUNYs are handling their copies of on campus produced SUNY theses and dissertations. SUNY ESF now requires students to submit an e-version of their theses/dissertations to be included in our Proquest theses/dissertation database. Along with the e-version we keep one BOUND copy in the stacks that can circulate and another print copy in our archives (some of these are bound and others unbound).

What are other SUNYs doing? Going fully digital? - Keeping any print copies? - Keeping multiple print copies?

I’ve created a brief Survey Monkey survey of questions about how SUNYs handle SUNY produced theses/dissertations –
It would be great to get some feedback to see what others are doing. Here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P592MPW

We are interested in learning what others are doing as we make some decisions about the future of how we keep our theses/dissertation collections. Many thanks ahead of time for your responses. If I get enough responses I’d be happy to summarize them and send out the survey results, etc. back out to the list.

And now for our news -


In August 2012 - The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - F. Franklin Moon Library received a grant to fund campus innovations through the SUNY 2012 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program. The proposal, "Engaging Students in Information Literacy and Digital Literacy through Emerging Technologies," will use apps for iPods and iPads to help students understand the library services and library information they have access to on campus. Using these devices will enable the students to become more comfortable with technology. In the Fall 2012 semester the iPods were used in ESF 200 Information Literacy classes that the Moon Library librarians teach in an activity led by Moon Library Librarian Jessica Clemons. During the activity student groups used the iPods to take photos of Moon Library via a questionnaire they were following – when done the  students then presented their photos and shared their findings with their classmates. To learn more about the grant visit http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=1859

During the Summer of 2012 – Moon Library purchased licenses for LibGuides and LibAnswers. The online tools are being used for guest lectures, library instruction, reference service and more. To visit the Moon Library LibGuides and LibAnswers sites visit http://libguides.esf.edu/ and http://libanswers.esf.edu/


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June 6, 2012 @FIT, New York City / SUNY ESF Campus Update
« on: June 05, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
This summer has started out as a busy one here at Moon Library - SUNY ESF.


Moon Library just purchased a license to LibGuides – Here is our new LibGuides site http://libguides.esf.edu


We also just purchased a license to LibAnswers  http://libanswers.esf.edu and plan to spend this summer populating the software with frequently asked Questions and Answers to prepare us for the upcoming fall semester.


The reference librarians at Moon Library now have two iPads to use to assist with reference. Plans are underway to make the most of these when the fall semester starts.


Jessica Clemons, Assistant Librarian at Moon Library was a presenter at the 2012 LOEX conference in May 2012. Title of presentation: Reaching Modern Students Through Amazing Screencasts


Steve Weiter, Director of Libraries at SUNY was the moderator and Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian at Moon Library was a presenter at the 2012 ALLUNY Association of Law Libraries of Central New York Spring Institute at the Syracuse University College of Law in May 2012.
Title of presentation: QR Codes: Linking Your Library Users to Information.

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Our new librarian will be starting later this month - Jessica Clemons - is a SUNY ESF Graduate and is coming to us from the the College of Wooster Library.

Moon Library is now on YouTube. Via SUNY ESF TV on YouTube we have a series of videos called Library 411. These are being used in online library information literacy classes and for outreach to high school students. Check them out -
Citations, Bibliographies and Online Citation Generators http://youtu.be/uv81zRYe2Cw
Searching for Journal Articles http://youtu.be/0f2qXGfImCs
Research Tips http://youtu.be/4fpuiyIzfws
Searching Library Catalogs http://youtu.be/4VBtxVtCPmY
Moon Library tour http://youtu.be/Gj1BU-zRsqY

Moon Library was the location for 11th annual SUNY ESF environmental career fair. 72 Employers were set up in Moon Library and 450 students attended and most important networked! To check this out visit the following sites:

http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=1519

http://www.esf.edu/communications/galleries/2012/02.29.career2012.htm


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