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Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / SUNY ESF Campus Update
« on: November 15, 2011, 08:17:48 PM »
This fall SUNY ESF - Moon Library is in the midst of our search for a new librarian.

In other exciting news - this Fall SUNY ESF - Moon Library received a monetary donation from a SUNY ESF alum. The money has been earmarked to create a quiet study room. We are in the process of researching furniture such as chairs with pull up table tops, study carrels and other quiet room needs, etc.

- Jane Verostek - SUNY ESF Delegate

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / News from SUNY ESF including an open position
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:41:33 AM »
*Penelope Klein has joined Moon Library this Fall as a part time librarian. Penelope’s main responsibility is providing reference services.
*Flora Nyland, the SUNY ESF - Moon Library Archivist is retiring after nearly 30 years of service in November 2011.
*Due to budgetary considerations, it is expected that the Moon Library Archives position will remain unfilled for the next few years.
*SUNY ESF continues to celebrate our 100 year anniversary
*An exhibit created by the Onondaga County Historical Society is currently on display in Moon Library.
*Based on feedback from our users - Moon Library has continued making improvements for students/library users and this Fall added a BookScan Station and a second public copier.

*********Moon Library currently has an opening for an Assistant Librarian.*********
This is a Twelve-month, Full-time, Tenure-track position. Deadline for applications is October 8th For more information about the position, qualifications and to apply online visit this site -

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:

Interact with researchers; negotiate and analyze research questions and determine most appropriate resource(s) to address the question; construct complex research strategies to facilitate patron research.
Utilize numerous complex research resources such as online catalogs and databases, finding aids, reference sources, technical manuals, etc. to perform job responsibilities.
Create finding aids for library materials.
Interact with researchers and provide consultation on appropriate technologies to accomplish research goals.
Track, compile, analyze, and interpret non-financial statistics.
Participate in library-wide planning and serve on campus-wide committees and task forces.
Active professionally and contributes to developments in the field.

Required Qualifications:
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program and library or related work experience.
Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support research programs.
Experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting, teaching experience, or knowledge of instructional methods.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in instruction and information technologies.
Experience in developing tutorials and learning objects.
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with faculty, students, and academic administrators.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
General knowledge of library catalogs and related tools/resources including databases and Internet resources; directional and customer service skills.
Ability to use independent judgment, effective organizational and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with MS Office, Access, Internet, Email.
Prior academic library experience.
A second Masters degree in a STEM subject area.
Proficiency with technical protocols and systems specific to libraries such as MARC, DCRM, HTML, etc.
Knowledge and skills required to support Scholarly Communications efforts of the Library and the College.
General knowledge of discovery and delivery tools including Voyager, Encore, ILLiad, bibliographic records and call numbering systems.
Experience with LibGuides and RefWorks or similar tools
Excellent customer service skills.
Digital technology skills.
Some experience with the creation of metadata.
Data manipulation skills

Campus Update from Jane Verostek delegate for - SUNY ESF - Moon Library:

•Work has been completed on the installation of solar panels on the roof of Moon Library. Up to 25% total kilowatt energy is expected to be supplied by these for our campus.

•Our Centennial celebration is going strong with a 100th birthday celebration planned for this summer on July 28, 2011. If you have an upcoming anniversary of your library/college coming up be sure to check out our centennial site for publicity, presentation, etc. ideas.

•We are very happy to have available to us SUNY DSpace and we are just about done with loading scans of the front covers of all 100 of our SUNY ESF yearbooks

•SUNY ESF is in the process of our decennial institutional reaffirmation of accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

•We still have an open position for a full time librarian but have not received approval to hire a replacement.

•For the second year in a row SUNY ESF is offering classes at our main campus. In the past classes/programs were normally only held at our remote campus locations in the Adirondacks. Moon Library has been included in these summer courses and our ESF 200 Information Literacy course that is normally taught in the fall and spring is being taught this summer also.

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