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GCC recently integrated its ILLiad authentication process into Ezproxy, creating one less username and password for students, faculty and staff to remember.  The college is also committed to switching to a single sign-on this summer, which will decrease the number of student username/password combinations from four (network, Blackboard, email, and ILLiad) to ONE. If you would like information on switching ILLiad authentication to Ezproxy, contact our Systems Librarian Michelle Eichelberger.

In May, part-time Reference Librarian Angela Davis accepted a new position as Engineering Librarian at Penn State. We are currently interviewing to find her replacement. Best wishes Angela!

Library is preparing for a national traveling exhibit this fall, “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” from The National Library of Medicine. It will be on display in the Library -- September 16-October 26, 2013.

Genesee Community College received a highly competitive State University of New York "High Needs" grant to help the College establish its proposed new Food Processing Technology program. The program is expected to begin in fall 2014. It will prepare students to work in the rapidly-growing food processing businesses located throughout the Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming region. The program will be the only one of its kind offered at any of SUNY's 30 community colleges. The library will be preparing a start-up collection for this field.


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Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica / Re: Campus Updates
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:20:43 PM »
Genesee Community College

The library participated in the college’s celebration of Abraham Lincoln for the month of October. We hosted the national travelling “Abraham Lincoln: A Man for His Time, a Man for All Times” with an Opening and Ribbon cutting on October 1st, a reception, Civil War music and a lecture by Dr. Aaron Wheeler on the 3rd, and a highly successful visit from renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author Eric Foner, on October 10th. The second half of the month began with a talk “What’s So Great About Lincoln” by Derek Maxfield, a facilitated viewing of the movie “Glory” by Dan Hammer and students on the 18th,, and community events with music on the 20th. A Lincoln Discovery contest awards ceremony took place in the library on the 26th. The national travelling exhibit left October 28th for a New Jersey library but unfortunately met up with Sandy on the way.

The library recently installed new table-top power plugs in all of our study tables. The new units provide patrons with convenient and safe means to power their laptops and other devices without having to access the library’s in-floor walker boxes. Since the implementation of the new power units, librarians have seen far fewer incidents of power cords stretched across walkways, creating potential tripping hazards.

Additional Citation Help: ‘Tis the citation season and the we are now offering additional access points for student service by flying specially designed “citation flags” outside the offices of Nicki Lerczak and Cindy Hagelberger when they are available for extended citation help sessions.  Similar flyers are located at the Information Desk and the roving cart to remind students that citation help is readily available.

The library partnered with the Tonwanda Historical Society and the Native American Student Group to create the Ely Parker and the Military Tradition of the Tonawanda Community exhibit which will be on display from November 14th to December 15th in the library. Terry Abrams, Vice President of the Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society, will present a short talk about Ely Parker and the community’s many generations of military service from the War of 1812 and Civil War to present on November 20th.

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The Alfred C. O'Connell Library and Genesee Community College are pleased to welcome the Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times exhibit.
The exhibit was created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will be on display in the library October 1-28, 2012.

The exhibit is part of an on-going series of lectures and events sponsored by GCC to explore the Civil War and its enduring ramifications 150 years after the battles officially ended. The National Lincoln Exhibit has been traveling to select libraries and educational sites across the United States since 2009, and this will be the first showing at a community college in New York State.

Library and MarCom staff working with history faculty have planned many events for October to coincide with the exhibit including a visit/lecture from Columbia University history professor and author Dr. Eric Foner. A leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, Dr. Foner will share insights from his award-winning book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at a free lecture at GCC. Other events include a Lincoln Discovery Contest open to the community and a talk entitled “Why Lincoln” by Historian Derek Maxfield.

In personnel news: Angela Davis joins the GCC library staff as a part-time Reference Librarian. Angela is a 2012 University of Buffalo MLS graduate. She has worked at the Lake Shore branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries system, and did her reference practicum as a Graduate Student Reference Assistant at the UB Health Science Library in 2011-12. 



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June 6, 2012 @FIT, New York City / Re: Campus updates
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:32:10 AM »
Genesee Community College

Reference Services Librarian Anita Whitehead retired May 18th and Cindy Hagelberger, our part-time cataloger, was hired for this position starting June 1st. Cindy came to GCC in 1996 as a part-time Reference Librarian and has had many roles in the library since then. We are happy to welcome Cindy to her new position.

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The GCC community will be celebrating the installation of the college’s fourth President with the Inauguration of Dr. James M. Sunser, Ed.D. on May 5th.

The Library is sponsoring its 11th Annual Student Poetry Contest. Students are encouraged to submit entries of all types and lengths of original poetry. Winning poets will receive honors and awards at a ceremony on April 26.

College History Digitization project: The University of Buffalo’s graduate Spring 12 DLIS course LIS 563 (Digital Libraries) solicited proposals for projects to be added to the NewYorkHeritage.org website. We applied to have materials from college Archives transformed into a page depicting the history of GCC, and were accepted. Librarians are working closely with a team of 4 graduate students assigned to our project.
 
Yannick Murphy, author of The Call novel, will visit GCC on March 22 as part of the annual A Tale for Three Counties area-wide library reading program. Keith Carlson, DVM presented A Day in the Life: Tales from a Large Animal Veterinarian in conjunction with the A Tale for Three Counties event on March 8th. Dr. Carlson related his veterinary experiences as his practice focuses on large (farm) animals.

http://www.genesee.edu/library/about-the-library/poetry-contests/

http://www.genesee.edu/library/library-news/special-a-tale-for-three-counties-event-march-8-talk-by-veterinarian-keith-carlson/




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Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 21, 2011, 09:07:05 AM »
Dr. James Sunser became GCC’s 4th president on August 1, 2011 succeeding Dr. Stuart Steiner, who retired after 44 years of service to Genesee, including 36 years as president. Dr. Sunser has served at Onondaga Community College for the past 23 years, most recently as Vice President for Continuing and Extended Learning.

Anita Whitehead, Reference Services Librarian, received the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

GCC has begun its institutional process to prepare our 5-year Periodic Review Report. Library Director Nina Warren is serving as a Standards Task Force Chair, and Instructional Services Librarian Nicki Lerczak is serving on a task force.

Cindy Francis coordinated the third annual “Weed & Feed” event with Nursing faculty and staff. Print and Media Collections were reviewed for currency and title suggestions were noted. Library staff and faculty then shared a pizza luncheon and exchanged ideas for better utilizing resources. The library appreciates the Nursing faculty for their assistance and commitment to providing a current and comprehensive nursing collection. 

Michelle Eichelberger worked closely with the college's webmaster this summer to roll out the college's new branding identity and to completely redesign the library website. Other technology upgrades include replacement of all our student PC workstations with new units (Windows7 and Microsoft Office 2010.) With this update, the library offers all of the same computer programs as in the college’s main student computer lab.

GCC is experiencing increased enrollment in many of its programs which has increased the demand for instructional resources on Reserve. Utilizing Perkins funding, Cindy Francis worked with Nursing and Biology faculty to acquire new science models to support BIO, Polysomnography, Vet Tech and Nursing courses. Models include a second human skeleton, human circulatory system, heart models plus various cow, pig, dog and horse anatomical models.

Summer Break facilities improvements included significant projects to shift, remove, strut and reconstruct shelving in Reference, Circulating, Career and Reserve areas, to redo numerous areas including a computer pod, the south main reading room, and to convert the former Copy Room into a study room. Changes to book stacks and the reading room both created more space for student work and improved support for our large format Art books.

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