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Campus Updates
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:49:14 AM »
Please respond with the updates from your campus!

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Campus Update - Cobleskill
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 12:24:56 PM »
Van Wagenen Library hosted a luncheon on Sept. 14th for Mark McBride (OLIS) to come to Cobleskill and talk to faculty and administrators about OERs.

The new entrance on the lower level of the Library is finally open and ready for use! This change provides more direct access to CASE (tutoring, etc.) and EOP, as well as our lovely Archives and Special Collections room.

The Library’s Annual Chili Cook-Off happens October 4th. Tasters will vote for their favorites in three categories: Hottest, Best Tasting, and Most Unique.

The Library’s big Fall Book Sale begins Friday, October 13th and runs through Tuesday, November 21st. Stop by and shop if you’re in the neighborhood.

Dawn Foland, part-time Circulation Supervisor and Coby grad, started Rutgers University’s online Master of Information program over the summer.

Congratulations to Don LaPlant on his recent promotion to Associate Librarian! This summer Don attended two major library conferences: the ALA annual conference and the LOEX Conference focused on library instruction and information literacy pedagogy.   


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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 07:01:53 PM »
Conference wrap-up:
# of attendees registered: 212 (+ a few on-site registrations)
Registration Breakdown
135 Full day
43 One day
24 Vendor
10 Student

Conference Wrap Up report with additional detail and feedback from the conference evaluation is attached.

The University Libraries will take part in SBU’s first CommUniversity Day, an event designed to highlight Stony Brook University’s campus and services.
Kristen Nyitray and Jennifer DeVito are team leaders and will be presenting; Laura Costello and Lisa Miller will provide tours of the renovated library spaces, Jay Levenson, Claudia McGivney, and Gisele Schierhorst will present.

Respect for diversity is a fundamental value of Stony Brook University and the University Libraries, and is identified among the core values of our strategic growth. In an effort to strengthen our commitment to fostering a work environment where everyone feels valued and included, and to ensure that this commitment is reflected in our recruitment, development and retention programs, University Libraries has created a committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. The committee's purpose is to create and maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all library employees and patrons.
Mona Ramonetti --Science Librarian-- Chair
Anastasia Chiu - Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Violeta Ilik  -- Head of Cataloging & Metadata
Chris Kretz - Head of Southampton Library
Jay Levenson - Library Clerk II, Access Services
Raquel Lynn - Instructional Support Librarian
Victoria Pilato - Digital Projects Librarian
Sarita Sharma - Office Assistant
Gregg Stevens -​ - Health Sciences Librarian​
Giulieta Stoianov - Senior Assistant Head of Access Services 
Dana Haugh - Web Services Librarian.  Ad Hoc (SUNY Diversity Committee)

Jamie Saragossi has been appointed Head of the Health Sciences Library

New hires
Anastasia Chiu as Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.
Donna Darling as the Overnight Manager.
Jin Xiu Guo as the new Director of Collections and Resource Management.
Kristin Hall as the new Library Assessment & Learning Outcomes Specialist.
Violeta Ilik as the new Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services.
Matthew Michel as an Overnight Supervisor in Access & User Services.
Mona Ramonetti as the new Science Librarian.
Meghan Sprabary as the Manager of the Music Library.

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:30:39 AM »

We've have several comings and goings this summer. The biggest news is that Library Director Kristin Hart left us at the end of August to take a position as the Dean of Libraries at Queens College (CUNY). A search is underway for our next Library Director. While that search is ongoing, Annie Tummino is serving as our Interim Library Director and Rebecca Hyams is serving as the Interim Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Over the summer we hired Marty Zmijewski as our new Content Services Librarian. Marty had been working for us as a Part-time Librarian for the past year and a half and we're excited to see what he will do in this new role. To fill Marty's previous position we recently hired a new Part-time Librarian, Matthew Dineiro (who's first day is today actually). We've also hired a new Instruction and Outreach Librarian (who is starting next week) and a new Educational Technologist (starting in October). [I'll post more about them in our next update.]

The Stephen B. Luce Library has recently been awarded several grants, two to fund projects in the Archives and a SUNY IITG grant (in conjunction with the Humanities Department) to fund a Digital Scholarship initiative.


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Re: Campus Updates - Adirondack
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 04:25:30 PM »
A great deal of new construction and renovation continues into the fall. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 8 for the new Adirondack Hall building.  Work continues on the renovation of the Science Building and Warren Hall, and the construction of the Regional Workforce Readiness Center. See the college page here:

The library welcomed several new staff members:
- Emily Barber was recently hired as a part-time Reference Librarian at SUNY Adirondack. Emily holds an MLIS from Syracuse University and a BA from SUNY Potsdam. Prior to this position, she worked as the Library Services Assistant at the SUNY Adirondack Library.
- Samantha Berry completed Masters degrees in Library Science and English, as well as a BA in English, all from the University at Albany, SUNY. Sam began her academic career at SUNY Adirondack, graduating from the Liberal Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences program.
- Danielle Thomas has joined the staff as Library Specialist after working as a student assistant for several semesters. After finishing her degree this fall at SUNY Adirondack, she plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in psychology at the Plattsburgh Branch Campus on the SUNY Adirondack campus. 

During the summer, SUNY Adirondack Library conducted a large scale inventory project. The library's book and media items were checked, and Aleph catalog records were updated to match inventory results. Student workers also cleaned the bookshelves and shifted library materials, resulting in an overall neater appearance for the collection.
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