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Updates at Binghamton  University Libraries:
Molly O'Brien and Dean John Meador presented at the SUNY Systemness Conference – see .

Dean John Meador, Beth Brown, and Edward Corrado presented a poster session at Columbia University’s Research Data Symposium last week – see  (Andrea designed the poster).

 News about Special Collections on the cover of College & Research Libraries - (or did you do this already)?

Stephanie Hess joined in December 2012 as the Electronic Resources Librarian.

The Libraries are preparing the the University's Research Days, we will have a few tables set up to notify students and faculty about Scholarly Communication and how to benefit from contacting a librarian.

On a somber note, we also had a former colleague pass away. Cheryl Spiese, hired at Binghamton University Libraries in 1979, passed away February 12th. She had gained full librarian status, retired with this recognition in 2010 and then returned as an adjunct lecturer and worked part-time in Special Collections.

Binghamton University's Spring Semester begins January 28th, we look forward to the students return.

Some things worth mentioning:
BU's Special Collections was featured is Binghamton University's Discover-e site:
This article highlights some of the unique Civil War-related materials in BU's Special Collections.

A task force is currently collecting data on our Primo Discovery System, 'Find it'

New library employees joining us this autumn are: Andrea Melione – Public Services Coordinator, Science Library, August 16, 2012; Lauren Laskowski – Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Bartle Library, September 18, 2012; Elise Thornley – Resource Sharing Assistant, ILL, September 27, 2012; Andrew Blaine – Student/Weekend Supervisor, Bartle Library, October 3, 2012; and Stephanie Hess – Electronic Resource Librarian, December 3, 2012.

Binghamton University's Special Collections made the cover of CRL News -

Recent conference presentations include:
Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, attended the Association of Research Libraries' Library Assessment Conference 2012 in October 2012 and presented a paper as part of the Institutional Data Session: Game of Clones: Using research analytical tools to identify institutional peers and collections needs. Papers from the sessions will be published from the Association of Research Libraries in late 2012 or early 2013.

Binghamton University Libraries has welcomed many new faces over these past few months.
Leslie Vega, the new Visual Arts Librarian, started work at Binghamton University Libraries in May and was formerly working with the Carnegie Museum of Arts collections and holds an MLIS and an MS in Art History. Lee Cummings, the new Engineering Librarian, began work at Binghamton University Libraries August. Lee has a degree in Industrial Engineering and is from Toledo, Ohio.
We also welcomed Bill Palmer to our staff in June, Bill is responsible for processing and managing the gifts that arrive at the Libraries.

June 6, 2012 @FIT, New York City / Re: Campus updates
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:15:30 AM »
Leslie Vega will be joining Binghamton University Libraries as the new Visual Arts Librarian. Leslie was formerly working as the Collections Management Assistant at the Carnegie Museum of Art and earned her MLS degree from the Pratt Institute.

Elizabeth Brown, the Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, gave a presentation on research analytical data at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego. The symposium, Libraries and Institutional Research Evaluation, was taped and made available as streaming presentations with the talk, Finding the Future located at

During the 2012 Eastern New York Association of College and Research Libraries (ENYACRL) Conference, in Utica, NY, Rachel Jaffe, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, Benjamin Andrus, Sociology and Education Librarian, and Julie Wang, Asian and Asian American Studies Librarian presented a poster titled,  “Going global: New frontiers in academic librarianship.”

March 15, 2012 @Empire, Saratoga Springs / Re: Campus Updates
« on: March 09, 2012, 04:34:47 PM »
Binghamton University Libraries Updates

Binghamton University Libraries has also now integrated Subject Guide links into Blackboard course pages. These links are setup to open a new page, directing users to the appropriate librarian’s subject guide for a specific area of study or course-guide. For more information, see the blog post-

Erin Rushton, Web Services Librarian, presented "Implementing Primo at Binghamton University Libraries" at the National Federation of Advanced Information Services’ (NFAIS) meeting "Web Scale Information Discovery:  The Opportunity, the Reality, the Future" in September 2011.
Rushton also co-authored the article, “The Goodness in the Evil of SEO Why Search Engine Optimization Matters to Information Professionals with Susan Funke. The article was published in the November 2011 issue of Searcher.

Edward M. Corrado, Director of Library Technology, has co-edited a book, "Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA guide," with Dr. Heather Lea Moulaison that was published this summer by Neal-Schuman.
Corrado presented on the topic of cloud computing with Dr, Moulaison at LITA National Forum, St. Louis, Missouri in September 2011.
Corrado also presented at the New York Library Association’s Annual Conference about cloud computing. During this conference, Corrado also co-presented about Tools for Digital Preservation and Asset Management with Mark Wolff, Rachael Jaffe (metadata/cataloging librarian), and Molly O'Brien (metadata/cataloging librarian ), and he participated in a panel about emerging technologies with Blake Carver and Ken Fujiuchi in November 2011.

Anne Larrivee, Social Sciences Subject Librarian, presented with colleague Ava Iulliano for the Reference Services Section (RSS) of RUSA for the 2012 American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. The topic of their presentation was titled: For whom the Catalog Serves: Reference Librarians using Information-Seeking Features of Catalogs and Discovery Systems. Larrivee & Iulliano will be presenting a similar topic at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference for the The Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Forum.

Binghamton University has added another high-speed KIC scanner to assist library users with their research. It is located next to the other KIC scanner in the Bartle Library’s Information Commons.

Binghamton University Libraries welcomes new staff member, Matthew Tompkins, as the new Stacks Maintenance Coordinator.  Matthew will be taking over for Adam Basa who was promoted to Information Services Coordinator at the Binghamton University’s Science Library.

Skype™ is being added as another point of contact on the BU Libraries’ Ask Us Page-  A Research Help Skype™ Station has been setup at the BU Science Library to provide convenient access to Subject Librarians and screen-to-screen instruction. Library users can also make calls to the Libraries’ Skype™ account using their personal computers and Skype™ accounts.  

The Research and Instructional Services Team, in collaboration with the Instructional Services Committee would like to announce the release of their new Research Project Calculator: . This will help students calculate the estimated time needed for research assignments.

Binghamton University Library Staff updates:

Dean of the Libraries, John Meador, was invited to present at several locations around the world on the topic of “Building a Digital Library for Binghamton University.” Locations included: London, United Kingdom (September 6,2011); Manchester, England (September 7, 2011); Duesseldorf, Germany (September 8, 2011); Stockholm, Sweden (September 9, 2011); Hong Kong (October 28, 2011); and Singapore (October 31, 2011)
Dean John Meador also served as Convener for “Chronicle Tech Trends: Challenges for the Future "Unbundled" University,” 2011 Educause Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (10-20-11)

Jill Dixon, Acting Director of Public Services, presented “How may I help you? Implementing the single service desk in libraries” at the 2011 New York Library Association Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications and Library Grants officer, presented the session, “5 steps to using Open Access in the Classroom,” Friday, November 4th, as part of the program New concepts in teaching and learning: E-texts, open educational resources and more, sponsored by the SUNY FACT2 E-publishing Task Group. The Task Group was awarded a $3,000 Innovation Grant from FACT (Faculty Access to Computing Technology) to support the event. Elizabeth served as a co-PI on this project, which will be written up for a future submission to the Journal of Educational Technology Systems. The work of the Task Group was also featured in a recent article in Educause Review, Advisory Groups to Encourage Collaboration: A Case Study (

Julie Wang, Subject Librarian for Asian and Asian American Studies, co-presented with Luo Zhou (Duke Univ.), Dongfang Shao (Stanford Univ. ) on Sino-American Academic Library Forum for Cooperation and Development:  “Digitization, Dissemination and Intellectual Property Management”, Xiamen, China, Oct. 14, 2011.
Julie was also selected to attend 2011 International Workshop for Professional Librarians: Sinological Resources and Services, granted by National Central Library & Ministry of Education, from Oct. 17-21, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:00:25 PM »
Binghamton University Libraries welcomed two new staff members in July. Marian Stern joined as a Technical Services Assistant and Carrie Blabac-Myers is our new University Downtown Center Library – Reader Services Coordinator.  In addition, Adam Basa was promoted to the Science Library –Information Services Coordinator and Jill Dixon was appointed Acting Director of Public Services.

Due to the Binghamton floods, the University Downtown Center will potentially be closed for the remainder of the academic school year, the Downtown Center Library’s collection has been temporarily shifted to the Science Library. Continue to check the Binghamton University Libraries website for any other updates.

The Binghamton University Libraries showcased their Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection with speaker, Associate Professor, Janet Klein, Ph.D. and tours of the collection during homecoming weekend, September 23rd in the Glen G. Bartle Libary.

The Binghamton University Libraries participated in the annual campus-wide University Fest. Library volunteers Ronnie Goldberg, Julie Wang, Holly Patterson, Juan Denzer, Jill Dixon, and Anne Larrivee spoke to over 300 students and community members.

The Binghamton University Libraries has added a new high-speed KIC scanner, located next to the Reference Collection, to assist students and faculty with their research.

iPads are now circulating in the Binghamton University Libraries, more information can be found on the libraries website.
Ben Andrus, Anne Larrivee and Jill Dixon, subject/reference librarians, co-presented In with the new: Training new hires under a restructured framework at the 2011 SUNYLA Conference at SUNY Plattsburgh, June 2011.

Angelique Jenks-Brown and Jill Dixon, subject/reference librarians, co-presented the poster session, Engineering a Collaborative Information Literacy Partnership, at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, La., June 2011.

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