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Carleen Huxley

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Campus Updates
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:49:42 PM »
Please respond to this thread with your campus updates.

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SUNY Potsdam Update
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 11:33:43 AM »
SUNY Potsdam has just finished on campus interviews for a new president and the name of the top candidates has been passed along from the college.

In February the Director of the Libraries Jenica Rogers gave birth to her first child. Gwyneth Winter Capen was born on February 21st  weighing 7 lbs and 1.9 oz, and was 20 inches long.

In January the Crumb and Crane Library each added a new piece of furniture accommodating both computers and printers.  The furniture is from Kl and is called Wireworks. 

With some restructuring of the college the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) has become part of the libraries. Paula Willard, the instructional Support specialist has joined our staff.  The ITC still remains in another building on campus.


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 12:26:13 PM »
Our big project right now is organizing a Human Library event for April 10.  See our site at  We have benefitted from the guidance of Pauline and Angela at OCC.

Once all the access and authentication questions have been resolved, we will be launching a collection of Axis360 ebooks and audiobooks.


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Cobleskill update
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 01:57:27 PM »
Van Wagenen Library is in the midst of a search for an Instructional Design Librarian. On campus interviews will probably be in April.

Visiting Information Literacy Librarian Katie DeRusso presented at the recent 3Ts conference in Geneseo.

The college has begun the process of finding a new President. Someone should be named, and maybe even be in place, by this time next year. In other campus news… both the new Ag & Natural Resources building and a new dorm are opening in the fall; the CMS migration from Angel to Moodle is underway; one of our goats gave birth to quintuplets last week, 5 is unusual but them being adorable is not (

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 09:30:55 AM »
Maritime Update

Just this week we had a new part-time librarian, Jessica Patterson, join our staff. We are now back to having a full staff ashore.

We just put out a posting looking for ship librarians to go on Summer Sea Term 2014. Information about the position can be found here: .

In the library we recently hung two paintings of the school's original training ships, the St. Mary's and Newport. They were bequeathed to us by George Marshall, whose grandfather, Christopher Mardsen, had served as an executive officer on the ships. More information about the paintings (and pictures) can be found on our blog here:

Elsewhere on campus, Dr. Timothy Lynch was hired as our new Provost and started in January, leaving northern California for very snowy New York. We're also in the middle of a presidential search, and hopefully a new president will be hired in time for the summer.


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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »
Since the last SUNYLA newsletter
we really do not have any new campus updates to report.

- Jane Verostek - SUNY ESF - SUNYLA Delegate


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GCC Update
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 02:27:55 PM »
Staff updates:
We are working on hiring a new part-time reference librarian to replace librarian Keri Hyde, who left us for a full time position at a local marketing firm.
Our new part-time Technical Assistant, Jenna Shay, joined us last week.  She'll be helping with reference, instruction, and administrative duties.
Maxine Koberg, one of our senior library clerks, returned from being out for three months for knee surgery this week, and we're thrilled to have her back.

One Book Project: The 12th annual A Tale for Three Counties project wrapped up this week with a series of book discussions and a visit from Karen Thompson Walker, the author of The Age of Miracles.

EDS and One Bib: we're part of the second group of EDS implementers, and we're knee-deep in web design and data set-up.  We've been selected as a pilot campus for the SUNY One Bib project, and we're working on responding to questionaires and thinking about how to best clean up our records.


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Re: Campus Updates - Adirondack
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 04:30:16 PM »
The inaugural celebration for President Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D. will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday. April 11, 2014 on the SUNY Adirondack campus.  Dr. Duffy will be inaugurated as the seventh president of SUNY Adirondack at a ceremony on campus. In attendance will be members of the SUNY Adirondack Board of Trustees, Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges for the State University of New York Dr. Johanna Duncan-Poitier, alumni, faculty, staff, students, scholars and dignitaries from New York State and beyond.  The theme of the inaugural celebration is "Reach New Heights." 

​​Several area high school English classes visited the SUNY Adirondack Library over the winter and spring breaks. They toured the library, learned how to find books and articles, and gathered information for their research projects. 

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SUNY Delhi
« Reply #8 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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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 07:30:17 AM »
Oneonta has received funding and signed contracts to complete a project to fix the concrete panels on the outside of the third floor of the library. This was a project that had been delayed from last year due to funding issues. It will take place during summer 2014 and should be completed before the start of the fall semester.

Oneonta is currently looking for librarians. We have received applications for our Reference position and are preparing the job ad for a bibliographic services position as well.


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Monroe Comm College
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 08:46:29 AM »
At Monroe CC we are starting the Middle States accreditation process.  We are also starting a campus wide initiative aimed at retention and completion called the Academies and modeled after the Queensborough Community College program.  Librarians are heavily involved in both endeavors. 

This week Assistant Director Micquel Little is presenting at the 2014 ILLiad Conference in Virginia Beach. 'Assessment with ILLiad: Discover the value!'  Also, Library Director Mark McBride has given two presentations on Open Educational Resources to the college community.  The snows have hit us hard the past few weeks and there have been several event/presentation cancellations; we are slowly digging out. 

On the facilities front, money is being secured for the new downtown campus and talks with the architects have begun.  The really good news is the library / learning commons is looking like it will be a MAJOR presence on campus:  library, computer lab, tutors, faculty expressing interest that they want adjacency, tech help area, faculty and student meeting space within the area.  We have high hopes for a really great space!