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SUNYLA Council => January 18, 2019 Council Meeting @ FIT => Topic started by: amlowe on January 10, 2019, 01:16:11 PM

Title: Campus Updates
Post by: amlowe on January 10, 2019, 01:16:11 PM
Please comment with your campus updates to this thread
Title: Campus Updates - Stony Brook University
Post by: jenndevito on January 14, 2019, 10:11:39 AM
Michael B. Huang was named a Distinguished Librarian, the highest academic rank in the SUNY System.

HSL librarians Jessica Koos and Gregg Stevens were elected to the board of the New York/New Jersey chapter of the Medical Library Association for 2019-2020. Jessica will be an Executive Board member; Gregg will be Treasurer-Elect.

Janet H. Clarke, Associate Dean of Research & User Engagement, and Kristin Hall, Assessment & Learning Outcomes Specialist, presented at ACRL’s 2018 Library Assessment Conference in Houston, TX. They co-presented a paper on a study of library assessment presence on Association of American University library websites.
Jin X. Guo also presented at the conference. She spoke about her study of the implied and exchange values of a research library through big data analytics.

Gregg Stevens, HSL librarian, won first prize in the category of presented research papers at the South chapter of the Medical Library Association. Gregg presented his co-authored paper “Speeding Ahead: Assessing Trends in Distance Librarian Services for Advanced Practice Nursing Programs.”

Stony Brook University Libraries is recruiting for a number of positions, including:
Head of Content Acquisition and Services
Content Access and Discovery Librarian
Supervisor of Southampton Library
Title: Re: Campus Updates - Adirondack
Post by: millerjaACC on January 14, 2019, 01:15:49 PM
Library assistant Bertha Belanger retired Jan. 11 after 28 years of service. SUNY Adirondack is a family tradition: not only did Bertha graduate from the college, but all six of her children and several grandchildren have attended the college. Her daughter is currently a nursing professor at SUNY Adirondack. We wish Bertha the best as she enjoys life at a more relaxed pace and enjoys time with her family.     
Title: Campus Updates - Cobleskill
Post by: AprilDavies on January 15, 2019, 03:09:05 PM
Instructional Design Librarian Don LaPlant had a chapter selected for inclusion in the forthcoming book Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs to be published in mid-2019 by ACRL.

The library's mac-n-cheese cookoff (Mac-n-Cheese Is Love) is scheduled for Valentine's Day. Stop by and be one our tasters if you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood. 

We've added an award for excellent writing as part of our annual Student Research Showcase. We hope to expand this awards program in subsequent years, but in our inaugural year, eligibility will be limited to essays submitted as research papers in sections of ENGL101. The showcase will take place April 24th here at the library.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Danharms on January 17, 2019, 11:27:22 AM
Cortland Update
Jim Fitzgerald

Students in Dr. Szilvia Kadas' graphic design class created a wonderful, modern map of Memorial Library.  Dr. Kadas, an Assistant Professor of the Art & Art History department, collaborated with Jennifer Kronenbitter (Director of Libraries), Maaike Oldemans (Interim Associate Director of Libraries), and Lauren Stern (Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator) to design this applied learning project for SUNY Cortland students.

South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded a $4583 Technology and Digitization Grant to the SUNY Cortland Library to digitize SUNY Cortland student newspapers. These include The Co-No Press (1925-1942), and The Dragon Chronicle (2013-2017). The newspapers will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers and made freely available to everyone at SCRLC's Technology and Digitization Grants are funded as part of the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Program.

Brian Zoll comes to The Help Center of the Memorial Library with 17 years of experience working in academic libraries. As a recent graduate from SUNY Cortland with a BA in Biology, he was grateful for the educational opportunity provided to him as a veteran of the Army National Guard. While a student here on campus he developed fond regard for the Library as a welcoming and supportive place on campus where he conducted the majority of his studies and collaborations with colleagues. Due to his recent experience as a student, he has an intimate understanding of the importance of the services a library can provide to the campus community.

Hilary D. Wong has joined the Library staff at SUNY Cortland's Library, as an Instructional Services Librarian. She was at Cornell University Library in Special Collections for 8 years, and previously worked in Interlibrary Loan at the libraries of Ithaca College and Wells College. At Cortland, she is liaison to Biology, Geology and Physics.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Rebecca Hyams on January 18, 2019, 08:31:29 AM

Rebecca Hyams will be leaving the Stephen B. Luce Library on February 1st (following the SUNYLA Midwinter Conference) to take up the position of Web and Systems Librarian at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). She had started at Maritime in 2013 and has served as the SUNYLA delegate (among other things, including as President of SUNYLA from 2015-16) since then.

Chante Hope, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, will be taking over as Delegate.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: leah on January 18, 2019, 08:34:27 AM
Michelle Costello, Education and Community Engagement Librarian; and Tracy Paradis, Digital Collections & Archives Librarian, received a $3700 grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries for their project proposal with Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, NY. Michelle and Tracy’s  "Growing a Maker Community"  project will fund a growing collaborative relationship between the library staff of SUNY Geneseo and Wadsworth Public Library in their work to establish and promote a maker community in their region.  The Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries is a fund which honors Harold Hacker, former director of the Monroe County Library System and founder of the Rochester Regional Library Council and Pioneer Library System.

One of the first events that is part of the "Growing a Maker Community" project is the Geneseo Maker Fest, which will be held March 30, 2019.  The Maker Fest is planned around engaging in three domains: physical, cognitive and performative.  Quoting from the Geneseo Maker Fest website: “From beginner to artisan, we encourage all stages of expertise and skill level to participate. Our goal is to expand the scope of what constitutes ‘Making’ with an emphasis on user engagement as well as to inspire attendees to join in the Maker Movement themselves. We particularly encourage interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making (or fixing!) things. The stations and activities at the event will be designed to emphasize user engagement and activity in the three making domains identified.”

Brandon West, Head of Milne Library Research Instruction, presented a poster at the Library Assessment Conference in Houston, TX, titled "Restructuring Reference Services Using Assessment Data" in December 2018. His project focuses on how Milne Library transitioned its reference services from a traditional reference desk to an office hours model. Under the new reference model, librarians offer 34 hours per week of drop-in reference time that can also be scheduled via LibCal. The number of student research consultations has increased 200%, while drastically reducing ready reference questions that are now triaged by student workers.

In January 2019, Tracy Paradis transitioned to a new role at Milne Library. Formerly a Research Instruction Librarian and liaison to Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance, Tracy will be the Digital Collections & Archives Librarian. As a new member of the Collection Management department, Tracy will be responsible for creating new policies, workflows, and programming in support of digitizing Milne's extensive Special Collections and Archives. Congratulations, Tracy!

In the last quarter of 2018, the Milne Library website and several web applications underwent a redesign for Usability and Accessibility. The redesign was based on analysis of results from a Usability Study conducted throughout the summer of 2018 by Leah Root, Library Web Developer; Brandon West, Head of Research Instruction; and Alan Witt, Research Instruction Librarian. The Usability Study included a variety of student groups who tested common Library website tasks and provided feedback.  Leah Root also worked with an Accessibility analyst to ensure that web pages and web applications met WCAG 2.0 Accessibility standards for readability, visual contrast, and navigation with assistive technology. The Accessibility design effort improves information and resource access for students and for the community at large.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: jrfitzgerald on February 19, 2019, 01:10:32 PM