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SUNY Cortland Update
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012, 03:46:19 PM »
This February, the library hosted the “Abolishing the Chains of Slavery: Central New Yorkers to the Rescue.”  Sponsored by the Library, the Friends of the Library, NYS/UUP Campus Grants, and CALS, this consisted of a traveling exhibition of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, a lecture by Milton Sernett (Syracuse University), a performance by Robert Snead of Rochester, and an exhibit discussing the possible use of quilts on the Underground Railroad.


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Re: Campus Updates - Optometry
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2012, 04:04:51 PM »
The College of Optometry is pursuing a uniform identity, a branding, for both its physical and virtual presence.  Should you pass by the College on 42nd Street in mid-Manhattan, you will also see the SUNY logo displayed prominently. 

Inside the building, the drilling and hammering continue just below the Library as the Center for Student Life and Learning tries to takes shape, not very conducive to studying or working.


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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #17 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.

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 02:17:53 PM »
Brockport is in the process of a new search for a Systems/Assessment librarian. This is a continuation of our search from the Fall. Also, Brockport has made great progress with Digital Commons, thanks to Kim Myers, our Repository Specialist and Bob Cushman, Head of Library Technology.

Logan Rath is teaching LIS 523, User Education, in the University at Buffalo's online program.

Also, Drake Library hosted "Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience."  This exhibit was developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. More information at
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 01:09:43 PM »
This semester we welcomed the Learning Center to the Cayan Library.  Director Doug Eich and the professional and student tutors have settled in and students are taking advantage of the new surroundings.  The writing and statistics tutors have established schedules in the building.  The math tutors still have some hours outside of the library but have evening and weekend hours in the library.

SUNYIT and Morrisville State College are involved in shared services talks.  The library has been identified as one of the initiative areas and faculty and staff from both campuses have begun to talk about possible areas where services could be shared.  Barb Grimes was elected by the Faculty Assembly to serve as a faculty representative on the SUNYIT Shared Services Committee.  She also is involved in the dialogue between the library staffs.


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Re: Campus Updates MVCC
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 09:13:34 AM »
The library is taking advantage of the current Spring Break to finalize the library renovations that were started during the January holiday, with the addition of the last pieces of furniture (including a new circulation desk and reference area furniture).  The progress can be seen here:   

MVCC will be hosting the ENY/ACRL Spring Conference on May 21st, 2012.  The day's schedule is available at and the theme is "Measure for Measure: Exploring Library Assessment".


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SUNY Fredonia Campus Update
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 01:35:27 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I apologize for not posting to the discussion forum sooner.  I was on vacation this past week and it dropped off my radar.

Here is a quick update about the happenings at Daniel A. Reed Library: 

At the beginning of the Spring Semester, Reed Library implemented Summon, the discover service through Serial Solutions.  We have also started migrating our library guides to the LibGuides program. 

In addition, we submitted the application for what will be our 5th National Endowment For The Arts’ Big Read Program.  After a successful program last year, based upon the works of Edgar Allan Poe, we selected Jack London’s classic story The Call of the Wild.   The next Big Read Program is scheduled for a kick-off date of February 2013.