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March 11, 2016 Council Meeting at Binghamton / Re: Campus Updates
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:00:55 PM »
Delhi Update

The librarians at SUNY Delhi are working through the spring semester on a number of projects. Carrie Fishner is continuing her personal librarian program working with at risk students closely to better ensure their academic success. Blind date with a book was popular with students and more displays will be forthcoming. I’m working with 64 history students this semester teaching them archival and preservation techniques while they help the library to index our substantial collection of photographs. The librarians here are testing a new way of getting assessment from one shot instruction sessions;  piloting a program that we hope will prove useful enough to expand in the fall semester. Other than that it’s the usual rhythm of instruction, reference and other tasks.

Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / Re: Campus Updates
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:05:25 PM »
SUNY Delhi Campus Update

This Fall SUNY Delhi welcomed a new library director, Virginia (Ginger) Trow and a new full time librarian, Carrie Fishner. Instruction has been a major focus for the fall semester with all librarians on deck teaching in an array of disciplines and formats. The library participated in Banned Books week this year; activities included a film discussion, banned books display and a “guess the banned book” competition. This year the Resnick library is also piloting a personal librarian program, meant to engage our Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) students and to give them extra tools to ensure their educational success on campus. Carrie Fishner is heading up the project.

The Resnick Library was awarded a grant to digitize the collection of student newspapers and continues to work on completing the project. This semester librarian Jenny Collins is working with public history students on a service learning project to index the schools collection of photographs dating back to the 1920s.

Cosmetically the library received a much needed facelift this summer with a new carpet on the main library floor.

September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 25, 2014, 03:22:10 PM »
SUNY Delhi

We had a relatively quiet summer at SUNY Delhi. Several of our librarians and staff attended conferences ranging from SUNYLA’s own annual conference, the Conference on Instructional Technology to one of the ALA pre conference’s in Las Vegas. Over the summer holiday we weeded the reference section and participated in annual collection maintenance and weeding in a variety of subject areas. The weeding of the reference section gave the library shelf space to create a new section at the entrance to the library. This new space acts as a staging ground to present new acquisitions and act as a display area for events like Banned Books week.

The beginning of the school year has been both exciting, hectic and all around everything a fall semester should be.

SUNY Delhi is premiering it’s online Masters in Nursing program. It is the colleges first graduate level degree and the library is doing our best to make sure the program has the best library support available.

Our library liaison for health sciences and nursing, Amanda Calabrese (formerly Mitchell), moved to a distance position in August. She is  still a valued employee at Delhi and a member of the library staff but now reports in from off campus. She and the other librarians are exploring ways to have her become and embedded library and to extend library services for the online students, particularly those in the new MSN program.

On campus we’ve had a productive first few weeks. A new scavenger hunt style library tour in which students use twitter to send pictures and answers premiered at orientation weekend. The scavenger hunt activity had great student turnout and has since been used in two instructional sessions in place of a traditional tour. Each time a group completes the scavenger hunt we’re learning more about how students retain information and the library staff continues to make adjustments to improve the activity.

The Resnick Library has also hired a new library adjunct, Carrie Fishner to assist as we adjust to Amanda moving off campus. Carrie is a welcome addition to staff and is working on reference and instruction.

We’re also exploring a more comprehensive approach to social media, the effort is ongoing.

March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / SUNY Delhi
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:31:17 PM »
Staff Update:

SUNY Delhi hired me, Jenny Collins, as their new reference and instruction librarian. I will be taking over as our campus rep to SUNYLA.

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