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John Schumacher

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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 08:36:35 AM »
[re-posted to "Campus Updates" thread    JES]
I'm probably missing tons of stuff since I've been out on sabbatical, but when I do stop in everything seems great!

One thing I'm aware of is that Mary Jane Brustman, our AD for User Services retired this summer, and we're in the process of looking for her replacement. I believe phone interviews are slated to begin in the next couple of weeks. Also our new President will be formally inaugurated this semester and there are tons of events planned around that.

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Christine Faraday

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2013, 08:54:57 AM »
Nassau Community College
The A. Holly Patterson library is busy preparing for banned books week. Our theme is Stand With the Banned: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. We have many events planned, such as:

Sept. 24, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm:

Read-outs, Drawings, Photo Booth

Sept. 25, 11:00 am-12:15 pm:

NCC Faculty Panel

Sept. 25, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm:

Discussion & debate on Censorship and 1st Amendment Rights

Sept. 26, 11:30, 2:30 and 5:30:

Showings of the Film, The Hunger Games

lcharbonneau

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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2013, 09:26:51 AM »
We're in the process of making some staffing changes with our part-time reference positions.  Ann Hyland, who until now was covering a couple of night and weekend shifts for us, will fill some of the day time reference shifts in Utica from Monday to Friday. Additionally, Sarah Schultz (a recent graduate from SUNY Albany), has been hired to work some week night and weekend hours.  It's great to have new people join us! 

Patrick Patterson

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 09:32:02 AM »
I just got access to the BB yesterday after leaving for the day.

Here at SUNY Potsdam we have been working on four large projects over the end of the summer and the beginning of the school year.

EBSCO Discovery Service implementation and
EBSCO A to Z and Link Source implementation
Starting the first week of July we have been working on implementation EBSCO's Discovery Service, A to Z and Link Source at the same time to have the ready by the first week of school.  With any large undertaking the implementation of these three products have had their ups and downs.  The Discovery Service was a much smother implementation than the other two products because it is brand new and new replacing an existing one.  On the other hand, A to Z and Link Source has taken more time and effort because it is replacing products that we are currently using by Serial Solutions.  All three products are up and running.  Now that they have been implemented the need to be customized to work better with the online resources that our libraries subscribe too.

Subject Guides redesign inside of LibGuides
The redesign of the subject guides started at the end of last year and has continued up until this point in time. The goal of the project is to balance the needs of users, best practices in usability, the teaching and learning that takes place in the Crumb Library. Part of the process used in redesigning the subject guides is taking an interactive approach that was similar to the one used to redesign the College Libraries website. The project started with a discussion about good design principles that included showing examples of both websites and subject guides that were created using solid design principles with a user in mind.  Most of the subject guides were updated prior to the start of the fall semester.

Library Quest
This is a game that has replaced a one day activity that was designed to educate incoming students who are taking FY 100 about the libraries.  Another way to think about it is a brief orientation to the services and items that reside in the libraries.  The Library Quest involves a student taking part in an online game that asks people to locate information in the libraries catalog and find information within the Crumb Library.   You can view the Library Quest on the SUNY Potsdam Libraries website by going to the following URL: http://www.lib.potsdam.edu/libraryquest/.

These have been the large projects that we have been working on over the past few Months.  There have been several other things going on, but these are the ones that have been taking up most of our time.

John Schumacher

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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 10:32:56 AM »
[re-posting to "Campus Updates" thread    JES]

University Libraries has a new Dean and Director: SUNY Distinguished Librarian  Constantia Constantinou has been named the Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University, effective October 1, 2013.  Constantia comes from SUNY Maritime.  Learn more: http://www.library.stonybrook.edu/dean-2013.  Other good news -- we have hired a new Science Librarian, Clara Tran. 

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
We've got a lot going on at GCC. 

Staffing: we hired three new part-time librarians (Keri Hyde, Dan Lewandowski, and Sarah Karas), we have a new provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Kate Schiefen, and we have a new technical assistant, Cady Bows, starting today.

Events: we're hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War untl October 26th. GCC library and college faculty and staff members have enhanced this exhibit to include displays of Civil War era medical devices and instruments from John Potera’s extensive private collection, and a life-sized diorama depicting a typical field hospital in action. More info (and photos) at http://guides.genesee.edu/lifeandlimb

We have a new touchscreen KIC Bookedge scanner, which we love.  We also have a new handheld device charging station.  We upgraded to Libguides CMS this Fall and we're having fun playing with the new features (particularly the surveys/forms and the ability to create different headers for different guide categories).