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Campus Updates
« on: March 06, 2019, 03:21:53 PM »
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Re: Campus Updates - Stony Brook University
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 01:53:41 PM »
Health Sciences Librarian Jessica Koos was selected to be a participant in the course, “RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Training Office (NTO). This 6-week, asynchronous course is designed to provide librarians with hands-on skills in data science and open science, so that they can help to support these initiatives at their home institutions. Topics will include data literacy, data visualization, data wrangling, and more.

In partnership with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Institute, the Graduate Student Organization, and other campus entities, the library was very pleased to host Humanities and the Digital: A Workshop, on February 13th.  This workshop, on mapmaking using StoryMap, featured presentations by Dr. Aurélie Vialette (Hispanic Languages and Literatures) and Sara Martínez, a PhD student in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures.  The workshop was attended by students, faculty, and staff from several departments.

On February 6th, the University Libraries hosted its third annual forum dedicated to the Modern Language Association convention.  This year, the forum included work presented at the American Historical Association meeting as well.  Both conferences were held in Chicago in early January, and many Stony Brook University faculty members and graduate students attended.  Several of those who presented at the conferences gave lightning talks based on their work:

EK Tan (Associate Professor, Department of English)
Kay Sohini (PhD Student, Department of English)
MaryJo Bona (Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Celia Marshik (Professor, Department of English)
Susan Scheckel (Associate Professor, Department of English)
Scott Zukowski (Postdoc, CELT)
Rachel Corbman (PhD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Kate Kasten (Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Libraries)

Stony Brook’s health sciences librarians are active members of the Medical Library Association (MLA). This year MLA will undergo a major transformation, with its many sections and special interest groups (SIGs) restructuring to provide a more meaningful experience for MLA members.
One of our health sciences librarians, Gregg Stevens, is involved with this transition. He was invited to join a work-group which will provide guidance to MLA’s communities as they become caucuses and align themselves better with MLA’s professional competency domains hubs. He and three colleagues previously researched the role of MLA’s communities and possible ways to improve their value to MLA members.  Gregg’s work starts February 1 and will continue through until June 2020.

The University Libraries is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Dean of University Libraries
Head of Content Acquisition & Services
Content Access & Discovery Librarian
Web Services & Data Librarian
Electronic Resources Librarian


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Campus Updates - Cobleskill
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 10:02:19 AM »
The Library's "Mac-n-Cheese is Love" contest was a big hit with 17 different varieties to enjoy.  Our next big event is the annual Student Research Showcase on April 24th.

In campus news, SUNY Cobleskill has established a new Bachelor of Technology degree program in Canine Training in Management. The first in SUNY and one of only a handful in the US.


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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 08:44:28 AM »
The library participated in OER week this year, offering a webinar on Monday in conjunction with Mike Daly from FMCC.

We have two separate OER projects funded by SUNY grants this year - another set of McKnight Fellows who are converting individual courses to be >51% OER, and the entire MALET grad program (Masters in Learning and Educational Technology)!

Heather Shalhoub is leading our Alma/Primo conversion adventure.

The college's Open Access/Repository working group is starting to gather momentum, and the library has secured a place at the table for the decisions that need to be made.


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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 01:09:56 PM »
The first annual Geneseo Maker Fest was held on March 30, 2019.  Nearly 200 people attended, and several families stayed for the entire day. 
A variety of individuals and organizations ran maker stations and demonstrations, including SUNY Geneseo students, Milne Library staff, The Finger Lakes Community Woodshop, Rochester LEGO User Group, MakeAcademy, and numerous community members who wished to share their creative and technical knowledge with others.
Kudos to Michelle Costello, Education and Community Engagement Librarian; and Tracy Paradis, Digital Collections & Archives Librarian, for organizing this community outreach event.

Creative Commons’ founding member and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig delivered the keynote address for SUNY Open Education Resources Week at Geneseo in March.

A warm welcome to Alessandra Otero, who became Milne Library’s newest Research Instruction Librarian in March 2019.  She brings to Milne her years of experience and knowledge in academic research, information literacy,  library instruction, research and reference services, scholarly communication, data management, and library promotion. Alessandra originally hails from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, “a town known for its college and tasty mangos.” She has a Master’s Degree in Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Theory of Art from the University of Puerto Rico.

A warm welcome to Teddy Gyamfi , who joined Milne in March 2019 as the Library Evening Access Services Manager.
Teddy brings an extensive background of operations management, marketing, community outreach, customer service, and supervisory positions in non-profit, public, private, and library settings. Teddy has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from SUNY Binghamton.

Best wishes and congratulations to Donna Ayers, who retired in March 2019, after 14 years of service to Milne Library.