Stony Brook University Libraries celebrated Open Access Week with a number of events. There were two screenings of The Internet’s Own Boy, a workshop titled “Getting Published: Preparing your research for publication” held in the Libraries’ Center for Scholarly Communication, and the Open Access Symposium and Antonija Prelec Lecture: Open Data, Open Minds, Open Access which featured speakers Neil Rambo (NYU), Gary Ward (PLoS) and Marguerite Avery (MIT Press) as well as members of the Libraries’ and Stony Brook University community.http://library.stonybrook.edu/scholarly-communication/oa-prelec-2015/
Stony Brook University Libraries’ has also hosted a number of outreach events including Create Your Own Zen Garden, an educational display in honor of Native American Heritage Month, and several concerts by SBU student musicians. The Libraries will be holding a Game Day celebration on November 18th.
The Stony Brook University Libraries Colloquium Series kicked off in October. The event is held on Thursdays and features Stony Brook University Libraries librarians and staff presenting on various topics such as:
Laura Costello, Head of Research & Emerging Technologies, Head of Research & User Engagement, will be presenting Redesigning a Library Space. While working at Teacher's College, construction of a "learning theater" had begun on the fourth floor of the library building. Laura Costello will go over the community engagement process for the redesign as well as the specs and purpose of the new space.
Ann Gleason, Head, Health Sciences Library, will be presenting Marketing the Library to Departments: Many departments are unaware of the range of services offered by the library. This session will cover outreach to departments to present key services and advocate for collaborations with the library. Successful models of outreach from Health Sciences will be used as examples.
Shafeek Fazal: Associate Director, Library Technology, Discovery and Digital Initiatives and Darren Chase: Scholarly Communications Librarian
Open Access & Data Management: In terms of scholarly literature, open access applies to digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What it means to academia and research is that the primary barrier to access, price, is removed from the equation, allowing free access to peer-reviewed, scholarly works, books, and just about any other electronic print material with the designation. Research Data Service provides guidance and support for all aspects of the data lifecycle, from planning data management strategy during the proposal phase through preserving data at the conclusion of a project.
Jamie Saragossi: Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian
Health Literacy and Access to Consumer Health Information: This presentation will define health literacy and demonstrate initiatives being taken to provide access to free, high quality health resources and educate the public about the importance of their role in their own health care. An outline of future plans of Stony Brook Health Sciences Library to address health literacy and consumer health-care will also be discussed.
Recruiting continues for a number of positions at the library, including Digital Projects Librarian and Evening & Weekend Manager - Health Sciences Library. http://library.stonybrook.edu/about-us/employment/