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Carleen Huxley

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Campus Updates
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:29:26 PM »
Please add your campus updates to this thread.

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Re: Campus Updates - Niagara C.C.C.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 03:19:26 PM »
News from the NCCC Archives is that archived student newspapers are now available online.  The student newspaper has been around for 50 years and it has had 3 unique titles?  The newspaper was called Entricy Herald (1964-1968); Old Weird Herald (1969-1971); and The Spirit (1972 – present). If you are wondering about that first title, “Entricy” is short for “N Triple C”.

Newspapers held in the NCCC Archives from 1964-1992 have been digitized and loaded on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website.  Taking a look back, you’ll find articles on campus life, sports, college curricula, social events, and local news as well as national events during those years.  You’ll also find names of faculty, students, administrators, and alumni, in addition to national celebrities who have spoken on campus. Karen Ferington is spear-heading this project in her role as Catalog/Archives Librarian. 

Phase 1 of the digitization project (1964-1992) is completed and phase 2 (1993–2013) is projected to be done in 2014.

To explore the NCCC Student Newspapers Collection online:
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Renovations continue on the library’s main floor as we move closer to a Learning Commons with new carpeting, new furniture, and new spaces for a number of student services.  Mary Beth Morse, Circulation Librarian, is busy purchasing materials to be put on Course Reserves for students in the Learning Commons to use.  A Perkins Grant will make materials in these subject areas available:  medical assisting, phlebotomy, science, hospitality and tourism. 

We also have a new charging station in our Reference area to make it convenient for students to re-charge their phones and other electronic devices while in the library. 


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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 03:03:38 PM »
JCC was chosen as a recipient for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Our library director, Connie Holberg and another faculty member from the social sciences put on a very successful week long programming event from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, related to the themes represented by the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Collection.  You can read more about it here. http://melvildeweylibraryjcc.blogspot.com/2013/11/muslim-journeys-four-days-of-discovery.html


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Campus Updates - Cobleskill
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 08:44:24 PM »
The Library's own Megan Trigg won the Quilt Barn contest! Her beautiful design was chosen by Acting President Thatcher and other members of the SUNY Cobleskill administration. Once painted, it will be mounted on one of the campus barns for all to enjoy. See our FB page for a look at Megan's design (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SUNY-Cobleskill-Van-Wagenen-Library/152889094752803).

The 40th Anniversary edition of The Library Cookbook is selling well. Contact me if you want a copy or three, only $5 each.

SUNY Cobleskill's EOP office moved into the Library last year which allowed for closer collaboration with the various academic support services housed here. Now they're moving from the 3rd floor down to the lower level where they will share space directly with those areas. The only exception is the Writing Center which will move back up to the 3rd floor where it started several years ago. A good series of moves for all parties.

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Re: Campus Updates - Potsdam
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 01:12:06 PM »
During the fall semester we have continued our implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service, A to Z, and LinkSource products. Last week SUNY Potsdam hosted one of the shared catalog/single bib project meetings.  The majority of the people attending where from Potsdam and other people from other regionally campus also attended. 

During this past summer the College Archivist left for a position at another institution.  At the moment the college is unable to higher a full time archivist; However, part time coverage is being provided 10 hours a week.

In the first two months of the semester a new game was introduced called Library Quest for FY100 Students to learn about the resources available at the libries.  This game replaced a one day event that was held in previous years.  Before starting the Library Quest students were asked to watch a short video.  You can view the video on YouTube by going to the following link  http://youtu.be/v88j_-Jg6SQ

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Re: Campus Updates - Adirondack
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
SUNY Adirondack Library has enjoyed a busy semester with the increase in student enrollment. For more, see: http://www.sunyacc.edu/news/suny-adirondack-sets-school-enrollment-record-fall-2013 .

We are also now teaching library research sessions at both the Wilton and Queensbury campuses.

 

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SUNY ESF Campus Update
« Reply #6 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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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 09:40:25 AM »
Hi from Albany! 

The latest news is that we're currently holding interviews for a new AD for User Services, to fill the position left vacant when Mary Jane Brustman retired. We've got 4 candidates, and are very hopeful we'll have a great new library faculty member soon!

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Campus Updates - TC3
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 09:49:21 AM »
We're working on a marketing campaign intended to teach students about what librarians do/are good for/can help them with.  We're gathering testimonials and photographs and preparing posters and slideshows (for in-house display and on the Web) for launch in January.

Currently, we have book displays up in honor of National Picture Book Month (with selections and annotations from the students in the children's lit course) and International Education Week (about world food supply and hunger).

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 10:21:59 AM »
This semester's been quite busy at Maritime. Lots of changes are going on!

Shafeek Fazal was promoted from Assistant Director to Library Director in October.

Joseph Williams' book, Four Years Before the Mast: A History of New York's Maritime College (http://amzn.com/0989939405) was published by Fort Schuyler Press and has just come back from the printer. The book is a detailed history of Maritime College, from the 19th century to the present.

This November we hired Veronica Gaffney as our new library assistant/clerk. Jeanette D'Esposito was also hired as a Consulting Archivist to work with our Marine Society collection on the New York State Documentary Heritage Program Grant we were awarded.

In October, Rebecca Hyams collaborated with the IDS Project mentors for their fall regional user group meetings, co-presenting on how to customize ILLiad web interfaces at METRO. 

Also, we officially switched to EBSCO LinkSource and configured IDS Search for use by our library patrons (we're currently in the silent roll-out phase). We also had Dr. W. Jeffery Bolster come on October 16th to give a lecture on his book The Mortal Sea, which was well-attended by faculty and students.

As for the rest of campus, Dr. Michael Capetto was named Interim President effective November 4th and Dr. Gilbert Traub was named Interim Provost. We appear to be close to hiring a new provost and the search for a new college president has begun. The campus also hosted the most recent meeting the SUNY Faculty Senate in late October.

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Re: Campus Updates - New Paltz
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 12:51:34 PM »
We are about finishing up our new library website redesign pages, and incorporating EDS discovery search single-search box with the new library home page. The new web is tentatively scheduled to be launched in January.

New Paltz hosted the first 'Single-Bib' kickoff meeting on October 30th, 2013. Most mid-Hudson SUNY libraries' reps and librarians attended and participated in the discussion. All participants were excited and very enthusiastic about the project. The presentation and information were timely and well received.

 

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Campus Updates - GCC
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 03:12:09 PM »
GCC will be hosting one of the shared catalog/single bib project meetings on Thursday, December 5.

Our ILL/Serials Clerk, Marilyn Mullen, has retired, and our current Circulation Supervisor, Rachel Schauf, will be replacing her.  We're currently running a search for a replacement for Rachel.

Sarah Karas, one of our part-time reference librarians, has had an article published by the Eastern Educational Research Association in the Journal of Research in Education: http://eeraonline.org/journal/v23n2.cfm

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 09:59:31 PM »
Hello from Oneonta,

Andy Perry attended NY3R’s/EBL e-book pilot project meeting at Rochester NY. He presented at the Charleston Conference, Nov. 6-9. Nancy Cannon copy-edited an article by Frank Deford for the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

Our campus hosts a faculty showcase called Life of the Mind. This year's showcase occurred on November 7. Members of our Special Collections Committee, with student workers, and our intern prepared a display. In addition, Mary Lynn Bensen presented her article: "Telling the 'True Tale':  Thomas Hardy's Impressionism" published in The Hardy Review (2012). Michelle Hendley presented two posters at the Life of the Mind: “Contributions of African Americans to Science and Engineering: A Presentation and Data Gathering Display” with Matthew Hendley (History) and Trudy Thomas-Smith (Chemistry & Biochemistry) and “Are Physical Spaces Still Essential in Academic Libraries? The Results of Milne Library’s Locked Study Carrel Survey”; and an article Citation behavior of undergraduate students: A study of history, political science and sociology papers.  Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 31(2), 96-111. DOI:10.1080/01639269.2012.679884. Nancy Cannon created a poster, "The Enga, Papua New Guinea, 1955".

Yesterday was our latest Alden Scholar Lecture which showcases book length works by our faculty. Dr. Amie Doughty from English presented her book "Throw the Book Away: Reading Versus Experience in Children's Fantasy."