SUNYLA Council > January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT

Campus Updates

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Here are GCC's updates:

We've hired a new part-time reference librarian, Michelle Salvia, to replace Dan Lewandowski.

We're in the process of hiring a new part-time Technical Assistant to support Reference & Instruction.

We'll be hosting our first-ever GCC Authors reception on Thursday, January 22, coordinated by librarian Cindy Hagelberger.  Ten faculty authors will be celebrated, and their library-created READ posters will be displayed on our shelving end-caps until we collect a new batch of authors.

Librarian Cindy Francis organized our annual "weed and feed" with the GCC nursing faculty on 1/8.  The annual event brings the nursing faculty to the library to assess our print collection and determine which subject areas need to be weeded, enhanced, and updated.  The collection assessment and new technology overview is traditionally followed by lunch, alternately hosted by the library and by the nursing faculty.

Nancy Goldblatt is joining the Library team as an Adjunct Reference Librarian. She is also the School Library Media Specialist at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Nancy is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and received her MSIS from UAlbany.

We finally got our shiny new flatscreen hooked up in the lobby. Digital signage is proving to be both useful and fun.

I'm pleased to report that it was recently announced that Dr. Marion Terenzio will become the next president of SUNY Cobleskill. Dr. Terenzio is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

Logan Rath:
Mark your calendars:
-- Friday, March 20 ‘Library as publisher’ 1 day workshop at Brockport sponsored by SUNY COCID, Geneseo and Brockport
-- Sat and Sun., March 21-22, 9 am – 5 pm, Antique Appraisers Road Show to benefit Friends of Drake Library.

Staff Updates: Serials and ILL have combined. Susan Perry is now overseeing that department. Logan Rath has moved full time into Instruction and Reference.

Drake Library is in the process of getting a Makerspace. It's being installed as I'm writing this update! This new space will contain our 3D printers and allow for small group projects.

Also, thanks to a generous (and anonymous) donor the eight stained glass windows in the library are being restored by Valerie O'Hara of Pike Stained Glass. These windows are rare survivors of a much earlier era in our history, the "Normal" era. Established as a private academy in 1835, we became a state Normal school in 1867. From about 1910 to 1930 various graduating classes and other student groups donated stained glass windows to the school. There ended up being sixteen such windows, prominently displayed along the main corridor of the Normal School. In the late 1930s the old building was torn down and replaced by what we now call Hartwell Hall. The story is a little unclear, but eight of the windows at least were boxed up and stored in the basement of Hartwell. They were discovered there in the early 1970s and placed in the library at the urging of history professor Wayne Dedman.

Patrick Patterson:
SUNY Potsdam Updates

We are making preparations for new carpet and paint on the first floor of the Crumb Library.  The original plan was to do everything over the course of winter break; However, it has been delayed until the end of the semester because the carpet was not available during break.  This involves determining the importance of having journals that can be browsed or not and weeding of the microform collection.

Abby Smith will be leaving SUNY Potsdam on January 30th.  I will also be leaving the college and my last day will be February 20th.  I will be moving to Colorado and working in a suburb of Denver.

Hello from SUNY Cortland. I do not remember when we last wrote an update. So, I apologize for any repeats. We have had a few retirements and a few new hires. Dave Ritchie and Gretchen Herrmann both retired after many years of service. They were also very active in SUNYLA. They will be missed. We have hired a few new Instructional Services Librarians, a Technical Services Librarian, and a new Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator. We have seen many changes in our instruction program, with a lot of new exciting developments. All in all, a lot of change here at SUNY Cortland. Of course, that is normal for libraries...lots of change....


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