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SUNYLA Council => June 15, 2011 @ Plattsburgh => Topic started by: Carleen Huxley on June 08, 2011, 04:35:08 PM

Title: Campus Updates
Post by: Carleen Huxley on June 08, 2011, 04:35:08 PM
Reply to this thread with your Campus Updates.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Carleen Huxley on June 13, 2011, 02:17:10 PM

Carleen Huxley and Connie Holberg were granted money from Northern New York Library Network to attend ACRL in Philadelphia in March. They had lots of fun, learned lots of new stuff and then presented their experience at this years annual Northern New York Library Network Conference.

We're undergoing more changes with our building.  Mostly rearranging furniture and adding new furniture. We finally completed (well...almost) our weeding project so we now have space to move our collection so it all fits on the second floor. The first floor will be getting lots of new snazzy furniture, a few collaborative working desks.  The idea is to make more room for our Learning Skills Center staff to move in and work with tutoring students and to create more room for our students to do group work. We will also being getting a few more desktop computers and will be playing with the idea of doing some of our instruction downstairs.
Title: Cobleskill-Campus Updates
Post by: AprilDavies on June 13, 2011, 02:57:38 PM
Construction, construction, construction. The Library is closed for the summer as they finish up our renovations and 3 of the surrounding buildings are also being worked on. The College finally hired a new CIO, Jim Dutcher from SUNY Orange. Our recent Middle States accreditation visit went pretty well, no big surprises in their evaluation.
Title: Oswego -- Campus Updates
Post by: kathrynmasten on June 13, 2011, 03:12:55 PM
We just started the search for a Learning Technology/Reference Librarian.
Mary Bennett, our Documents Librarian, will be retiring in July after many years at Penfield.  Library Director interviews will be starting shortly.  Current construction projects at Penfield Library include a new roof and new elevator. We are preparing for Middle States review.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: mcbridmf on June 13, 2011, 03:28:50 PM
Buffalo State College

Maureen Lindstrom, Associate Director of the Information Commons applied and has earned the status of Full-Librarian.

E.H. Butler Library has purchased the Serials Solutions product Summon and launched it in the the first week of June.

We have purchased LibGuides and will be transitioning from SubjectsPlus to LibGuides.
Title: Oneonta
Post by: flintopj on June 13, 2011, 04:09:36 PM
The campus is undergoing its normal summer renovations, roads and sidewalks are tore up, buildings closed - but it is all for the good!

The Library is quieter than normal this year, no large moves - as of yet anyway.  Our search for a new Director failed.  We will be searching again in the Fall.  Alvin Dantes started with us as a new technology librarian.  Michelle Hendley will be leaving soon for her sabbatical, to return late this Fall.  Kay Benjamin (retired as of Dec. 2010) will be her part-time replacement beginning in September.
Title: Brockport
Post by: Logan Rath on June 13, 2011, 04:14:12 PM
We're merging our Reference Desk and IT Help Desk students into one cohort that will be trained on both sides. Logan Rath will be managing the students come fall. Jennifer Little received tenure and promotion to Associate Librarian.
Title: Re: Binghamton -- Campus Updates
Post by: jyaples on June 13, 2011, 05:00:26 PM
Binghamton Libraries are interviewing for 3 new Professional positions: Science Information Services Coordinator (SL-3), Technical Services Asst. (SL-2), and Information Commons Reader Services Coordinator at the University Downtown Campus Library (SL-2). Our 4 new Librarians, Ben Andrus, Anne Larrivee, Rachel Jaffe, and Molly O'Brien, will all be giving presentations at the Conference. If you get the chance, please take the opportunity to say "hi" to them.

Binghamton University was ranked 9th in return-on-investment (education costs versus net pay 30 years after graduation) by Investor's Business Daily.
Title: MVCC
Post by: lcharbonneau on June 14, 2011, 09:28:05 AM
Last December, MVCC's Board of Trustees approved a retirement incentive for all employee groups.  Consequently, 15 employees retired this spring.  Among them was Sherry Day, who had worked at the library for 42 years!  She spent the last 22 years as ILL clerk.  She is being replaced by Aiko Kane, former part-time circulation clerk, who will now work in ILL and oversee the Course Reserve.

Stephanie Reynolds will be our new Vice President for Student Affairs, starting on July 5.  She currently serves as the Vice President for Student Services at Onondaga Community College. 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: KarenPitcher on June 14, 2011, 10:21:56 AM
Broome still has one vacancy for a 12-month full-time librarian, but so far, we have not been given permission to start a search. We did hire Sue Slivan in April as a part-time librarian. In addition to her reference duties, Sue will be liaison to the music department & helping out in tech services, including cleanup from the OCLC reclamation project.

I am stepping down as delegate after serving 10 years. Amanda Hollister will be the new delegate for Broome.
Title: University at Buffalo - Campus Updates
Post by: kathleenquinlivan on June 14, 2011, 10:54:06 AM
Kathleen O'Brien has been appointed Data & Assessment Officer for the UB Libraries. She will work on various data analysis and assessment projects under the direction of the Office of the Associate Vice President for University Libraries.

Diane Wasik was recently appointed as Library Clerk 2 in the Law Library's cataloging department.

Michael Basinski, Curator of the Poetry Collection, received a 2011 Chancellor's Award for Professional Service.

Elizabeth Adelman, Associate Director and Head of Collections for the Law Library, received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

During the renovation of historic Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus, the Architecture & Planning Library (APL) has moved into a temporary new home in the Health Sciences Library (HSL). The renovation project is scheduled for completion in 2013/14.
Title: Campus Update from Jane Verostek delegate for - SUNY ESF - Moon Library
Post by: verostek on June 14, 2011, 11:02:58 AM
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.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: millerjaACC on June 14, 2011, 01:48:25 PM
From Adirondack:

- Emily Goodspeed joined the staff in April as our part-time Cataloging Librarian. She interned at our library about three years ago while earning her MSIS at UAlbany. She replaces Melitta White, who retired in March.

- Instruction librarian Joyce Miller was presented with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching for Senior Faculty at an awards ceremony in May. This is the first time a librarian has won this annual award.
Title: Re: Campus Updates - Optometry
Post by: Kadri on June 14, 2011, 04:31:11 PM
SUNY College of Optometry is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, continuing with construction of a Center for Student Life and Learning, and designing a new Web site.  The Library also is designing a new site, more focused to patrons' actual usage. 

Tina Perez is compiling a print journal database in Serials Solutions, to be incorporated into the Journal Portal.  Many thanks to SUNY's who helped us.
Title: Fredonia
Post by: Scott.Richmond on June 15, 2011, 08:20:25 AM
At the end of the fall semester, Ms. Marianne Eimer, Head of Reference and Instruction, retired.  In January, Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes was named interim Head of Reference and Ms. Dawn Eckenrode was named interim Head of Instruction.  In March, Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes was officially named Coordinator of Research Services and Campus Partnerships and Ms. Dawn Eckenrode was officially named
Coordinator of Educational and Civic Initiatives.  
Title: Onondaga CC - Campus Update
Post by: Angela Weiler on June 15, 2011, 08:36:28 AM
John Spencer, Senior Media Development Specialist, will be retiring from Coulter Library in July. We have received the "okay" to fill his position; the search will be ongoing this summer.

Angela Weiler's sabbatical leave proposal was accepted, and she will be on sabbatical for the spring 2012 semester.  Her research topic will be open access and digital repositories.
Title: Campus Update - Maritime College
Post by: KimmySzeto on July 20, 2011, 02:41:26 PM
Campus Update
Maritime College

Our Library Director Constantia Constantinou was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research and lectures at the University of Cyprus in the areas of library technology, digitization, and information literacy. She is also active in promoting trust and collaboration between libraries in this region of conflict.

Our graduate internship program for library students saw a jump in applications this semester. Outnumbering the librarians, the four interns received a broad range of training in areas of reference, cataloging, archival processing and description, digitization and metadata creation, as well as records and documents management.

We have completed several housekeeping milestones this spring—all periodicals that are not in high demand have been stored in archival boxes and moved to closed stacks; all historical microfiche and vertical files have been inventoried; all active nautical charts have been moved out of crammed filing cabinets into proper map cabinets.

The Ship’s Library aboard our training ship Empire State VI received a much-needed infusion of reference materials and paperback fiction that replaced about half of the collection that dates back to the Kennedy administration. However, our 9-year-old library server that hosted the ILS finally turned in, and its back up of the same age also failed. With two weeks to go before the training ship set sail for the summer sea term, we processed and cataloged over 3,000 items, set up a freeware ILS on a new server, and configured it to work with the ship’s local area network, with only a few hours to spare.

Finally, our Maritime History Archives received a gift of the original 1790 Marine Society of New York member certificate for Captain John Paul Jones, founder of the United States Navy.