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Re: Campus Updates-SUNY Purchase
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2014, 03:43:19 PM »
There isn't a whole lot to report that wasn't included in the newsletter.  I am attaching the newsletter stuff to this for those who didn't have a chance to see it.

This week we are also putting together a new display of short stories by American writers for the remainder of our semester.  And we solicited the help of one our Reference Librarians, Joseph Swatski to select the titles.  Joe has a PhD in American Literature and has read everything he selected for the display (over 147 separate volumes).  Pretty cool, huh?  The display will go up tomorrow and we expect high interest.

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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2014, 03:48:33 PM »
Coulter Library held a “Banned Book Bracket Challenge” during the first few weeks of classes this fall. The event was conceived and planned by Library Assistant Lisa Murphy. Students filled out a bracket page consisting of 64 banned books, choosing their favorite banned books, including an overall winner. The winners received an ipod and Apple gift cards.

On September 24, Coulter Library sponsored a Banned Books Reading, organized by Angela Weiler. Throughout the day, students from Professor Muhammed’s Public Speaking classes read excerpts from banned books, along with the dates and circumstances of the ban/challenge.

In November, Jeff Harr presented the 20th chapter of his “Albums That Shook the World” series (R.E.M.’s “Murmur”). The event was open to students, faculty, and the public, and was held on November 5, 2014 at 11:15 am. There was a reprise event on Friday, November 7.

Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz attended NYLA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show, “Open Libraries, Open Minds”, in Saratoga Springs, NY from November 5 through November 8th. She presented a Pecha Kucha (20 PowerPoint slides each shown 20 seconds) titled, “Reach Out on Campus and Bring Students into the Library”, and discussed outreach initiatives libraries can consider to bring more faculty and students into the library for programming, exhibits, poetry readings and more.

On Wednesday, November 12, Coulter Library celebrated “International Game Day @ Your Library”, organized by Pauline Shostack and Vi Marcy. Many international games were made available for students to play. Students dropped by and played as many games as they wanted, and a fun time was had by all!


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Campus Updates - Albany
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2014, 08:10:52 AM »
Greetings from Albany! 

We are excited to welcome several new employees here.  Allison Hosier has been hired as our Information Literacy & Undergraduate Outreach Librarian in the Information Literacy Department,  Brian Wylock joins us as a Catalog Management Assistant in Catalog Management Services, and  Maya Esperson accepted a full-time position in Interlibrary Loan. 

The Preservation Department has been renamed the Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department in honor of Alice Hastings Murphy, a generous benefactor of the University Libraries.  A naming ceremony was held on October 10 in commemoration. 

We launched our institutional repository, called Scholars Archive, with a special event on October 21 as part of our Open Access Week activities.  Faculty have started adding their research.  Check it out at:

Renovation update:
The installation of electrical outlets on the basement to the third floor has been underway since the start of the summer.  Additional electrical outlets have been installed in the Current Periodicals Reading Room and the basement purple study area. Electrical outlets were installed in the IMC above the height of the work stations allowing for more convenient access to plug in more crawling on the floor to plug in! 
Work on the Third Floor has gained some good momentum as the technicians have become familiar with the various components involved in dropping the ceiling to install cable trays and ceiling tiles to run electrical lines out to the perimeter of the floor.  This work is very labor intensive and time consuming and work on this floor will continue throughout the fall semester.

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2014, 09:20:36 AM »
This is the update from SUNY Oneonta.

Two new Senior Assistant Librarians have joined us here at Milne Library.  Molly Brown has joined the Reference/Instruction Department and Cheng Cheng has joined the Bibliographic Services Department.  We are very pleased to have them!

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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2014, 10:30:29 AM »
We've had a few notable events since the last council meeting. During Open Access Week we held an event to celebrate SUNY E-Text Authors: On October 30th, four library staff members participated in the Giant Read (see the attached news story). In physical space news we're getting a Makerspace at some point during the Spring semester. Lastly, our president is retiring at the end of the academic year. A search consultant has been hired and is overseeing the process.

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2014, 03:38:22 PM »
SUNY Jefferson -

We hired a new Library Circulation Coordinator, Robin Booth.  She's settling in very well.  Other than that, it's been a period of transition for us this semester now that our new dorms are complete and we have students living on campus.  We've extended hours and are now open on Sundays.