SUNYLA Council Meeting 10am-12pm

Lunch  (on your own) 12-1pm

PRECONFERENCES Wednesday 1-4pm

Session PC1 and PC2 will run subsequently during the same 3 hour block

PC1: Improving Customer Service and Inter-Communication with One ILLiad Click! [90 minutes]
Kate Ross, Micquel Little (St. John Fisher College)
Learn how you can communicate with patrons as well as multiple departments within your library – all through using ILLiad! With one easy click, improve your Resource Sharing and facilitate patron driven acquisitions with a progressive Collection Development strategy, all while providing seamless Customer Service to your patrons.

PC2: LibGuides: For More Than Just Guides [90 minutes]
Alvin Dantes  (Oneonta)
LibGuides can do more than just show off your subject specific knowledge. Learn how to use the LibGuides API, LibGuides widgets, and other tools to showcase LibGuides content in new ways. Use HTML and CSS to customize LibGuides to fit your design sensibilities.

CANCELLED PC3: Leading for Change:  Conflict Resolution in the Academic Library [3 hours]
Robert Delprino, Lisa Forrest, Maureen Lindstrom
Organizational conflict can lead to unsocial behavior between co-workers and towards patrons. Conflict is stressful, but if handled effectively, can lead to improved communication and unity.  This activity based workshop will draw upon concepts from organizational behavior, organizational theory and strategic management  to develop healthier approaches to resolving conflict.

PC4: Leadership Study Group [3 hours]
Stephan J. Macaluso (New Paltz), Mark A. Smith (Alfred Ceramics), Jill Dixon (Binghamton), April Davies (Cobleskill), Alex Hodges (American University)
Using assigned readings and small group discussion, participants will review the organizational theory called reframing, then apply it to a library management case study.

PC5: Not Just a Fad!: Embracing the Future with Library-Led Repository Services [90 minutes, vendor]
Dave Stout (Digital Commons, bepress)
A little retro, a little avante garde, and definitely a successful trend!
Academic libraries are extending their digital service’s capabilities to promote open-access publishing, host collections of faculty and student research, and create partnerships between the library, the campus community, and their wider community.




Constantia Constantinou (SUNY Maritime) and Trudi Jacobson (SUNY Albany) hold the SUNY Distinguished Librarian Professorship rank.   Conversations with Constantia and Trudi include topics on:

  • The background of the rank, and requirements for consideration
  • Working towards the rank
  • The responsibilities of those who are at this rank
  •  Information on those who have attained it, and the routes Constantia and Trudi in particular took
  • A potential role for SUNYLA  

SESSION A Thursday 9:15-10:30am

A1: Fashioning a new role for the Library: The undiscovered supermodel on the Instructional Design runway
Michelle Costello, Corey Ha, Kim Davies-Hoffman (SUNY Geneseo)
As the landscape of instructional design and higher education shifts, three Geneseo librarians have taken the lead in instructional design (ID) efforts on campus, weaving together their strengths along with those from CIT and TLC.  In its final form, ID will be “pret-a-porter” in academic practice.

A2: Uncovering Undiscovered Needs: Using Mobile Librarians & Technologies to Provide Point-of-Need Services
Leah Massar Bloom, Susanne Markgren, Darcy Gervasio (Purchase)
Whether you have already implemented a point-of-need service (or a text messaging or roving reference service), you plan to do so, or you just want to learn more about it, this hands-on session might make you think differently as we generate ideas on how to uncover, and meet, undiscovered needs at your library.

A3: Refashioning Your Library on a Shoestring
Sara Davenport, Margaret Devereaux (Cayuga Community College)
The Cayuga Community College Library is refashioning itself. Library staff  face  the challenge of re-inventing the library services, collections and services without an increase is funding, staff, time or physical space.

A4: Fashioning the Institutional Repository with Digital Commons
Kim Myers (The College at Brockport), Marc Bayer (Buffalo State College), David Stout
Institutional Repositories are one way that libraries are fashioning the future. Buffalo State College and The College at Brockport will share their experiences over the past year with Digital Commons. From recognizing the need to populating the repository, we will share with you the ongoing opportunities and challenges we face.

A5: Community of Purpose: fun programming hosted by the library and for the library
Tabitha Hanslick, Magda Cupidon, Greta Earnest (SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology)
See how the mechanics of promotion filter through programming designed to educate and entertain your library’s internal and external community. We will discuss the FIT Library’s three main programming events: Love your Library; Library Walks and Talks; Library Professional Development day. We will also help you brainstorm to similar programs at your institution.

Session A6 will be two 45-minute vendor presentations

A6a: HeinOnline Demonstration
Steve Roses (William S. Hein & Co., Inc.)
HeinOnline is a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., which has 50 years of experience providing research libraries with primary research materials.  All content is in PDF format, fully searchable and from inception.  HeinOnline is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries of legal history.  This presentation will focus on HeinOnline’s New York Legal Research Library, along with our newly released Political Science Research Package.

A6b: The necessity for information literacy skills in a world of Google and Wikipedia.
Jessica Bacques, Emily Gover (
Students today by habit go to Google to begin their research. The results oftentimes contain the likes of Wikipedia, and websites driven by marketing and bias, rather than reliable academic content. At the same time, the library offers a plethora of great information which is increasingly underutilized. How do we teach students to properly research in a world of growing information? We will address how we are building tools to cultivate research skills that are critical No only in academia, but in our everyday information-driven lives.

SESSION B Thursday 10:45-11:30am

B8: The impact of information literacy on undergraduates’ perceptions and use of the University Libraries Web Portal – A case study.Yu-Hui Chen (University at Albany)
This study explored the influence of a Gen Ed information literacy course on undergraduates’ perceptions and use of the library’s Web portal.  Students’ perceptions of ease of use, usefulness, information quality, system quality, service quality, and satisfaction were examined.  Their usage was measured in terms of frequency, purposes, and tasks.

B9: Runway Reference: Extending the Reference Catwalk Beyond the Library Walls
Lauren Marcus, Valerie Mittenberg, Colleen Lougen, Matthew Laudicina (SUNY New Paltz)
In the Spring of 2012, the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz will begin the first phase of a major renovation plan scheduled for completion in 2013.  STL Librarians initiated a pilot survey to determine the need for outpost reference kiosks across campus.

B10: More Than an Exercise – How Assessment Can Assist in Organizational Transformation
NJ Wolfe, Ms. Frances Dearing (FIT)
This presentation will illustrate the benefits of libraries working closely with institutional assessment personnel to meet the challenges of assessing libraries.  Prospective from both the Library and the College Office of Assessment will discuss challenges and tips for successful collaborations.  Examples of long term benefits post process will illustrate assessment facilitated organizational positive change.

B11: Doing and Teaching History at The New York Public Library
Raymond Pun (St. John’s University and The New York Public Library) Elaine Carey
Our panel explores how this unique collaboration between a public research library and a History department in a university can improve students’ research, creative, and critical thinking skills; we are also focusing on the types of information literacy skills students can gain from being exposed to the NYPL.

B12: Building on Two Decades of Shared Services
Maureen Zajkowski (SUNY Office of Library and Information Services)
This session highlights how the concept of shared servces has evolved over twenty years of collaborative projects among SUNY libraries and how this evolution impacts current and developing initiatives.

Session B13 will be two 20-minute presentations

B13a: Using Multimedia in Academic Libraries as a Creative Marketing and Instructional Tool
Walter Valero (Queens College)
Showcasing examples of innovative content produced by graduate library students using Adobe Flash, this presentation will highlight the ways in which academic libraries can creatively use multimedia as a marketing and instructional tool.

B13b: “SkypeTM” Station Zebra
Benjamin Andrus (Binghamton)
Recently, the Binghamton University Libraries’ Research and Instructional Services Team added SkypeTM to its already rich array of digital reference offerings. We would like to profile and demonstrate this new service in our presentation.


SESSION C Thursday 2:15-3:00pm

C15: Partnering with IT to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success
Janet H. Clarke (Stony Brook University)
This presentation will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills they need to succeed in college.  EOP is a state-funded program aimed at economically disadvantaged students whose high school education has No fully prepared them for college success.

C16: Checklist of Best Practices in Library Resource Sharing
Beth Posner (CUNY Graduate Center)
The ALA’s RUSA STARS Committee and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative have created a checklist of best practices in library resource sharing. Discuss how to implement these best practices, as well as how to use the checklist to inspire change, provoke discussion, and garner support within interlibrary departments and with library administrators.

C17: Running effective meetings: There’s more to collaboration than just showing up
Jenica Rogers (SUNY Potsdam)
There is Nothing worse than a bad meeting – they can destroy the motivation of the most committed group, and sap the life out of exciting and important projects. There are things you can do before, during, and after meetings, as chair or as participant, to ensure that your group work succeeds.

C18: A User-Centered Design Approach to Designing a Libraries Website
Patrick Patterson (SUNY Potsdam)
On January 27, 2012 the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries unveiled a new website to the world. The process used to design the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries new website took a user-centered design approach, which took place in just over a year.

C19: Finding the right fit: designing collections with shrinking budgets and limited space
Heather Whalen Smith (New Paltz), Marianne Hebert (Potsdam)
Many academic libraries are struggling with shrinking budgets and print collections that have outgrown their physical spaces.  Join Heather Whalen Smith (New Paltz) and Marianne Hebert (Potsdam) as they describe events at their libraries that necessitated major deselection projects of their print collections and retooling how their budgets are spent.

Session C20 will be two 20-minute presentations

C20a: Augmented Reality in Libraries: Fact or Fiction
Ken Fujiuchi (Buffalo State)
A look at augmented reality technology and the possibilities for libraries and librarians.

C20b: Using “clickers” to measure the disconnect between the perceptions and the actual knowledge of Biology Undergraduates about science literature.
Aditi Bandyopadhyay (Adelphi)
In this study “Clickers” had been used to measure the gap between undergraduate Biology students’ perceptions and their actual knowledge of science literature. Initially, this study was conducted in Spring 2011 and 114 students participated. The quantitative data showed that there was a significant gap between students’ own perceptions of their abilities and their actual performances when they were asked to identify research articles, literature review articles and science magazine articles.

SESSION D Thursday 3:15-4:00pm

D22: Preparing Patrons of the Future: A Library Instruction Program for High School Students
Eamon Tewell, Kate Angell (Sarah Lawrence College)
In 2002 Sarah Lawrence College Library embarked on a unique partnership to teach research skills to area high school students. Working in conjunction with public librarians and the high school librarian and teachers, the reference staff provides instruction sessions and consultations for students, demonstrating value to the local community.

D23: Become a Zotero Advocate: Learn How to Use It So You Can Teach It!
Marie Sciangula (Purchase)
Zotero is a free open source citation management tool that can help organize your research resources, cite in-text, collaborate with other researchers, and quickly generate bibliographies. Zotero is No tied to any institution so you will always have access to your resource library wherever your research takes you.

D24: Job Description Brainstorming Exercise
Katherine Jenkins (Monroe Community College)
The convergence of technology and economy present an opportunity to reframe library work and rewrite job descriptions in public, academic or special libraries. Participants in this workshop will analyze their current daily work to identify and eliminate nonessential tasks and develop new tasks that respond to current and emerging trends in libraries.

D25: Transcending Boundaries to Increase Cultural Understanding Between Countries. Advancing Global Cultural Understanding Through Innovative Library Practice: Three Fulbright Experiences
Constantia Constantinou (Maritime), Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman College , CUNY), Michael Miller (Queens College, CUNY)
By introducing new library collaborations through a highly political-ethnically sensitive environment between Turkish and Greek Cypriot library communities; transforming an in-situ Arab Spring religious diversity experience into digital learning objects; developing strategic directions for library and cultural heritage institutions in South Africa, three New York City academic library leaders embrace Fulbright programs to advance access and applications of information in order to advance international learning.

D26: A semester with John Adams and Emma Lazarus: How dead presidents and dead poets can keep your library relevant to students as well as your community
Pamela O’Sullivan, Wendy Prince (The College at Brockport)
Touring exhibits developed by other institutions can bring a fresh programming perspective to an academic library.

Session D27 will be two 20-minute presentations

D27a: Integrating Social Media Tools
Junior Tidal (New York City College of Technology, CUNY)
Libraries and librarians have been on the forefront of adopting new technology, one of which is social media. This presentation is an overview of interconnecting a WordPress-powered blog with Twitter and Facebook, which includes automatic tweets from WordPress and Facebook, as well as automatic Facebook wall posts from WordPress. Statistics will also be mentioned.

D27b: Literacy Support Assistive Technology
Kristy Lee (New Paltz)
Assistive technology available in the library that we did No pay much attention to. Demonstrate a software program and web app that work discreetly with Microsoft Office programs, pdf and HTML files to support student learning and study skills.


POSTER SESSIONS Thursday 5-6:30pm

The Bookless Branch: A Library Going Virtual
Jeremy Cusker (Cornell)
Cornell University has been in a process of closing down several of it’s smaller libraries as physical, print collections. But these facilities–the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Entomology, and other Cornell libraries in the future–are still open for business and serving their patrons in new ways.

Collaborating Between Services For Students With Disabilities
Sara Rofofsky Marcus

Cultivating Talent
Tess Tobin (New York City College of Technology)

Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy (CIIL) in a Nursing School: A Practical Model
Carlos Arguelles (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY)
A strategy of four phases to integrate information literacy to a nursing program. The phases are : preparatory, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Digital Marketing & Social Media at a Distance College
Heather Shalhoub (Empire)
A poster about how I have used social media, online newsletter contacts and the online courses to market our library and library services.

Designing Displays to Create Visual Interludes for Library Visitors
Prof. Jennifer Blum, Prof. NJ Wolfe (FIT)
This poster illustrates examples of a growing display program. FIT Library in 2002 had display cases in the library virtually forgotten for several years.  Almost 10 years later, a legacy of interesting displays viewed by thousands of patrons who enjoyed and where inspired by displays covering a wide range of topics from politics to high fashion!

Discover library resources: how do libraries catch up with students’ search habit in the dynamic information world?
Fang Wan (Alfred Ceramics)
This poster presented a study of our libraries’ project on implementing a discovery layer in the catalog to meet students and faculties’ demand for an user-friendly yet comprehensive search tool.

Embedded Librarians: Faculty and Librarian Perspectives
Katie Jezik, Andrea Laurencell (Orange)
Are you interested in starting an embedded librarian program?  This poster session explores the embedded librarian pilot program at Orange County Community College from the perspective of both the librarian and the teaching faculty.  Learn what worked (and what did not) and how to start a program at your campus.

How To Teach A Social Media Literacy Workshop
Jennifer Tang (Hostos Community College)

LibGuides: The “Must Have” Outreach Tool
Christine Butler, Marsha Spiegelman (Nassau)
In the last year, NCC librarians have successfully fashioned LibGuides into a creative and popular outreach tool that has increased our information literacy instruction target market and enhanced student learning. This poster session spotlights how NCC librarians designed faculty workshops to attract interest and then developed a signature line of LibGuides to support specific degree programs, course assignments, and campus-wide events.

Library Internships in the Educational Continuum
Beth Evans (Brooklyn College, CUNY), Jennifer Thompson (Brooklyn Public Library), Sophia Maldonado.
Academic library internships are an excellent way to prepare No just library school students but high school students about to begin their higher education, undergraduates and those in career transitions considering librarianship as a profession. Panelist with many years of experience running internship programs in libraries as well as former interns will describe their experiences and offer recommendations for successful programs and partnerships. 

Library Learning Spaces: Creativity, Collaboration, and Technology
Emily Thompson, Chris Hebblethwaite (Oswego)
A poster session exploring the collaborative learning spaces at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library.

Library Services to Extension Centers
Beth Seelick (Westchester)
Extension Centers are local public facilities and buildings where Westchester Community College offers coursework in your community. Many of the same college credit courses that are held on the main campus are offered at these centers.
Providing library services and resources to this population was non-existent until the Library began an outreach program targeting these students.

Maintaining persistent scholarship: An analysis of the accessibility rate of cited URLs in doctoral dissertations
Carol Anne Germain (Albany)
Citations provide an erudite mechanism to support an author’s work; acknowledge scholarly contributions; and integrate academic conversations. Concerns and discussions about access to digital materials have surfaced in academic environments. This study reviewed citation patterns and accessibility rates of freestanding URL citations found in dissertations. Accessibility verifications were conducted through Google searches and Web archiving tools.

Re-tailoring Interlibrary Loan Workflows After Being Outfitted with IDS Search
Carrie Marten  (Purchase)
The adoption of IDS Search at Purchase College had a profound effect on Interlibrary Loan.  Patron requests immediately increased, forcing interlibrary loan staff to adjust physical and digital workflows.  I will present the challenges we faced, include some statistics and stimulate some conversation on the overall impact of IDS search.

Satellite Reference
Alexandra Rojas, Steven Ovadia, Alex de Laszlo (LaGuardia CC, CUNY)
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Provides One-on-One Reference Consultation Off-Site.

Standards, benchmarks and data: Erie Community College libraries as a case study in practical assessment.
Melissa Peterson, Joe Riggie (Erie)
ECC libraries took up the challenge to know itself better, know peers better and prepare library benchmarks for institutional review. Some of our findings were a surprise to us. In an effort to be transparent, to invite comment and suggestion we wish to share our findings with the SUNYLA community.

Suffolk County Community College Librarians Create Cool Objects for the Virtual Learning Commons (VLC)
Susan P. Lieberthal, Jennifer Farquhar (Suffolk)
Suffolk County Community College Library is an integral part of the virtual learning commons (VLC) that is being created at the college with funding from a Title III grant, “Student Engagement through Informed Systems.”  SCCC librarians have a priority list of virtual research tools and videos for the VLC.

Using the LibGuides API
Alvin Dantes (Oneonta)

Friday, June 8th

BREAKFAST – Great Hall – 7:30-9:15am

SESSION E Friday 9-10:30am

E29: Setting Trends in Information Literacy Instruction
Greg Bobish, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson (Albany)
Want prepared, engaged students in your instruction sessions? Team-based learning (TBL) is No frequently utilized in IL instruction. Our students are now better prepared, more engaged with material, and working at a more advanced level. Experience the method yourself in this session, and learn to implement TBL in your classes.

E30: Textbooks on Reserve: Opportunities and Challenges
Katrina Frazier (Nassau), Lisa Errico (Nassau), Justina Elmore (Geneseo), Karen Gelles (Farmingdale), Andrew Leykam (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Mary Beth Morse (Niagara), Michelle Toth and Parker O’Mara (Plattsburgh)
Panelists from a variety of institutions discuss the pros and cons of a textbook reserve program.

Session E31 will be two 45-minute presentations

E31a: Designing Mobile Libraries for Research and Instruction
Stefanie Havelka (Lehman College, CUNY), Danielle A. Becker (Hunter College, CUNY), Stephen Francoeur (Baruch College, CUNY)
Librarians from three different CUNY campuses will discuss and share their experience on mobile library initiatives, ranging from the use of mobile technology in the classroom to the designing for mobile users.

E31b: Going Beyond Anecdotes: Assessing Student Learning During Reference Transactions
Bonnie Swoger, Kim Hoffman (SUNY Geneseo)
At SUNY Geneseo, we wanted to know what students learned during reference transactions, beyond counts of reference questions or user satisfaction surveys. Building on library instruction assessment techniques, students answered a survey after each reference transaction that simply asked “What did you learn today from your meeting with the librarian?”

Session E32 will be two 45-minute presentations

E32a: Copyright in the Online Learning Environment
Sarah Morehouse (Empire State College)
Clear explanations of how copyright works, along with tools and resources you can use to make sound copyright decisions.

E32b: Anchors En Vogue: The Institutional Archives and Identity of Maritime College and the Stephen B. Luce Library
Elizabeth Berilla (Maritime College)
“Out with the old, in with the new” has long been an adage of modernity in libraries, but what about archives?  Elizabeth Berilla will present on how the Stephen B. Luce Library and Archives preserves the strong traditional identity of Maritime College from the Institutional Archives to modern practices.

E33: When the Library Gives You Lemons, Mount an Exhibition Anyway!: How the FIT Gladys Marcus Library Became a Destination for Artwork Display and the Story of its first Exhibition
Karen Trivette Cannell, Anna Yanofsky (FIT)
The FIT Gladys Marcus Library holds hundreds of thousands of beautiful, informational assets; however, the facility itself is No known for its magnificence. Presenters will chart the course of how they rallied the resources necessary to create a desirable space for the display of unique, archival photographs and other media.

Session E34 will be two 45-minute vendor presentations

E34a: Convergence of Discovery & eBooks
Ed Roche (VP of Sales for US  & Canada, EBSCO)
EBSCO will presenting on the EBSCO Discovery Service and how libraries are using discovery tools for access to all of their resources (including the library catalog and eBooks).   As libraries are relying more and more on tools such as EDS for discovering everything in the library collection, it is important for EDS to provide a full and rich experience in accessing full text articles and books.  EBSCO has successfully combined eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary), along with eBooks from dozens of other providers including Books24x7, CREDO Reference, HathiTrust and many more.

E34b: Elsevier [coming soon]

SESSION F Friday 10:45-11:30am

F36: Virtual Activewear: Small Group Activities in Synchronous, Online Library Instruction
Dana Longley (Empire State College)
Discussion of recent efforts to integrate more active learning through small group activities into live, online one-shot library workshops using the Elluminate webinar breakout rooms tool. Obstacles, successes, assessment and a brief review of the literature will be covered.

F37: SUNYLA Information Literacy Task Force Update
Mark McBride (Buffalo State College),  Dunstan McNutt (Amherst College), Penny Bealle (Suffolk County Community College), Michelle Toth (Plattsburgh), Karen Shockey (Oswego), Dana Longley (Empire) Rebecca Oling, Kimberly Detterbeck and Darcy Gervasio (Purchase)
Here is a chance to discuss the report from the General Information Literacy Assessment Team and to hear from the SUNYLA Information Literacy Task Force.

F38: Using Moodle to manage your circulation desk.
Alexander Gomez (SUNY Potsdam)
The presentation will demonstrate how course management software can be used as a tool to improve service at your circulation desk. The presentation will show how the Crane Music Library at SUNY Potsdam created a web accessible Moodle course designed to facilitate scheduling, communication, documentation, statistics, and training.

F39: From backstage to center stage: Librarians as actors in video tutorials
Alevtina (Allie) Verbovetskaya (New York City College of Technology, CUNY)
All too often, we come across library video tutorials that simply narrate a task: searching in a catalog, locating an article, and so on. The Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College decided to take a different approach: put a librarian in front of the camera to give it a personal touch.

F40: The FIT Library Faculty Toolbox: Helping Classroom Faculty to Embed the Library
Helen Lane (FIT)
I will discuss the FIT Library Faculty Toolbox, what led to its creation, and how it has been utilized.

Session F41 will be two 20-minute presentations

F41a: QR codes in academic libraries.
Karen Gelles (Farmingdale State College)
QR codes are 2 dimensional barcodes you can scan with any camera-equipped mobile device. I will provide an overview of QR code usage in libraries, including a demonstration of how to scan and create your own QR codes. My research on the use of QR codes will also be described.

F41b: Prezi: One Editor, Endless Possibilities
Danielle S. Apfelbaum (New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury)
In this talk, Prezi, a cloud-based, zooming presentation editor, will be introduced as a tool for enhancing information literacy sessions, a platform for authoring self-guided tutorials, and an aid for information mapping.

SESSION G Friday 11:45am-12:30pm

G42: Extreme Makeover: Library Orientation Edition
Barbara Kobritz, Susanna Van Sant (Tompkins Cortland)
After a pre-conference on active learning at SUNYLA last year, we got busy applying what we learned. The result is a game that is making teachers, students and librarians a lot happier. Come to our workshop to get a taste of Library Quest.

G43: Triage!  A case study of the tiered single service point model at SUNY Geneseo.
Justina Elmore (SUNY Geneseo) Thomas Ottaviano
Thinking of moving to a single service point model of service? This session will discuss why SUNY Geneseo made the switch and discover some lessons learned from our experiences.

G44: “How do you keep being a library while your building is on its way to the future?” or, “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.”
Katherine Brent (SUNY Cobleskill)
When your building is undergoing extended renovations, you want to maintain services.  This presentation will show some of the ways we kept on doing what we do when the Van Wagenen Library at SUNY Cobleskill got a facelift.

G45: The Future of Digital Output: Beyond Digital Paper Printing
Jana Duda, Rodel Oiga (FIT)
This presentation will discuss future technologies for creating digital output beyond digital paper printing. The following will be included: Digital fabric inkjet printing, Rapid prototyping/3D printing, Laser engraving/etching

G46: Make an impact!  Assessing scholarly research and output while connecting to your faculty
Anne Rauh, Linda Galloway (Syracuse University)
This session will explain how to calculate impact factors and other citation metrics for your research and for the work of your faculty. It will also teach you how to frame these discussions and how to use these output measures to make connections with faculty, department chairs, and Deans.

Session G47 will be two 20-minute presentations

G47a: How Delicious! – Information Literacy and Collaborative Learning Using The New
Helen Lane (FIT)
This semester, students from two Fashion Merchandising Management 114 sections, in which the presenter is an embedded librarian, will contribute to the presenters “stacks” on Designers and Decades of the 20th Century and on Apparel Retailing and Merchandising.  Students will be asked to evaluate and rate the websites that they wish to add to the stacks according to standard evaluation criteria.

G47b: Technology Tools for Management
Logan Rath (Brockport)
This brief session will focus on some technology tools to help get things done in the library when it comes to managing time, people, requests, email, tasks and more! Come learn about some tools that could save you time and alleviate stress.


Nancy Alzo coordinates reference services in F.W. Crumb Memorial Library at SUNY Potsdam as well as teaching in our Information Literacy program.

Benjamin Andrus is a reference librarian at Binghamton University.

Katelyn (Kate) Angell is a reference librarian at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She focuses primarily on the Social Sciences and is planning on pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology later this year. She is active in scholarly communication and recently co-published an article in American Libraries.

Danielle S. Apfelbaum, a graduate of Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science, is a reference and instruction librarian at the Wisser Memorial Library on the Old Westbury campus of  New York Institute of Technology. She blogs at

Jessica Bacques is a New Orleans native who graduated from New York University with a degree in environmental science.  While working on her senior paper, she realized the importance of having an effective way to manage research.  Through her studies, Jessica has come to understand the challenges that today’s students face, and is committed to providing them with a quality solution.  She loves working with librarians to help address student research needs.

Aditi Bandyopadhyay, MLS, Ph. D., is Associate Professor and Science Librarian at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. She has been serving Adelphi community in this capacity since Fall 1994. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented in professional meetings related to Library and Information Science as well as Biological Sciences.

Marc Dewey Bayer is currently the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the E. H. Butler Library, managing Buffalo State College’s Interlibrary Loan department and institutional repository.  Marc has also served as Systems Librarian at both D’Youville College and Buffalo State College from 2005 to 2011 and continues to enjoy working with database-driven applications.  Previous experience in the private sector included account and project management roles in marketing and IT, multimedia, and print publishing industries in both Buffalo, N.Y. and New York City. He holds a BA in English from Fordham University and an MA and MLS from the University at Buffalo.

Penny Bealle, MLS, PhD, is Associate Professor of Library Services and coordinates library instruction at the Eastern Campus Library of Suffolk County Community College. Prior to joining the library faculty at Suffolk she was the Collection Development Librarian at Adelphi University. She holds an MLS from Queens College (2000) and a PhD in Art History from Cornell University (1990). At Suffolk, she promotes infused library instruction as a means to enhance student outcome behaviors for critical thinking and synthesis skills.

Danielle Becker is an Assistant Professor/Web Librarian at Hunter College.  Her research areas are mobile technology and libraries and creating user-centered designs for library web sites.

Elizabeth Berilla, the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian at Maritime College, recently completed her MLS with a concentration in Archival Studies at Drexel University.  She came to the Luce Library in 2010, and is excited for her upcoming voyage aboard the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI as the ship’s librarian.

Lana Bittman is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Electronic and Serials Resources at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, where she oversees collections including print and electronic journals, databases, fashion and trend forecasting services, auction catalogs, and designer look books.

Leah Massar Bloom is the Head of Reference and Natural & Social Sciences Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY.  She teaches instruction sessions, provides in-person and virtual reference, and works on marketing strategies as a member of the Library’s Communications Committee.  In her pre-librarian days, she worked in environmental policy.

Greg Bobish is an Information Literacy librarian at the University at Albany. Teaching UNL 205, a one-credit information literacy course, and serving as SUNYLA Treasurer, are two of the things he does there. He is interested in teaching with and about new technologies, and in the effects these technologies have on the way we use information.

Yu-Hui Chen is the Bibliographer and Outreach Librarian for Education at the University at Albany Libraries.  Her research interests include human-computer interaction, Web usability, information architecture, and user studies.

Wendy Chu is currently the Circulation/Reserves Librarian at the Kingsborough Community College Library. She interned at the Brooklyn College Library for two semesters in 2009, and graduated with her MLS degree from Queens College early 2010.

Katherine Brent has been the Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at SUNY Cobleskill since 2008.  She received her M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany in 2004 and her M.A. in 2007.

Karen Trivette Cannell is an Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is Head of Special Collections and FIT Archives within the Gladys Marcus Library. She has served FIT in this capacity since August 2008 and has been professionally active in libraries and archives since 2001.

Dr. Elaine Carey is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the History Department at St. John’s University.  She is the author of Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in Mexico 1968 and coedited Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America’s Borderlands.

Daniel Cherubin is Chief Librarian/Associate Dean at Hunter College. Previously, he was a library director in various settings, including Rabobank International, The Wildlife Conservation Society and MONY Life Insurance. He also worked as a librarian at NYPL and the American Music Center and has served as a consultant to libraries worldwide.

Janet H. Clarke is Associate Director for Research & Instructional Services at the Stony Brook University Libraries in Stony Brook, New York.  She has an MLS from Queens College-CUNY, and a PhD in English from Stony Brook University.  She is a member of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, ALA, ACRL and SUNYLA.

Constantia ConstantinouMLS, MA, is the Library Director, Department Chair at SUNY Maritime College. Twice a Fulbright recipient as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2005) and Fulbright Scholar (2011). Constantia holds the Distinguished Librarian Professorship rank at State University of New York.

Michelle Costello, Education/Instructional Design Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, is liaison to the School of Education and provides reference help and library instruction to students, faculty and community members. Michelle earned her MLS from Syracuse University and a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from St. John Fisher College.

Cindy Craig has worked in academic and public libraries. Outside of the library, Cindy Craig has experience as a counselor and a background in psychology. Both Ms. Craig and Mr. Friehs have found that applying non-library qualifications to the field has been beneficial.  This has been known to lead to positive workplace outcomes.  Together, these two library subversives have presented at the 15th Annual Reference Research Forum at ALA, the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Annual Forum, as well as the Charleston Conference.

Magda Cupidon has been working in libraries since 1999 starting off as a wee little page at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA.  She has since worked her way up to her secretary position in the Office of Library Directors at FIT.  She is currently working on her Masters in Library Science.

Michael V. Daly is the Instruction/Public Services Librarian at Fulton-Montgomery Community College where he coordinates an active information literacy program and serves as the library liaison to the Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Professions Divisions.  He was the co-chair of the inaugural 3Ts conference held at FMCC and served on the planning committee for 3Ts2012.

Alvin Dantes is a new librarian: new to the profession, new to New York, and new to SUNY. He graduated from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science in January of 2011 and is the current Technology Development Librarian at SUNY Oneonta.

Kimberly Davies-Hoffman, Coordinator of Instruction & Reference Services at Milne Library, was recently promoted to Librarian and possesses a SUNY’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Kimberly earned her MLS at SUNY Buffalo and a BA in French and International Relations at the University of New Hampshire.

Sara Davenport is the Systems and Technical Services Librarian at Cayuga Community College. She coordinates operations of several library departments including technical services, ILL, serials and electronic resources. Sara also participates in reference, collection development, library instruction and web page development.

Ms. Frances Dearing serves as FIT’s Associate Dean of Institutional Assessment.  She handles all academic program reviews, general education assessments, and administrative review assessments for the college.  Additionally, she serves as a reviewer for Middle States.  She has worked in assessment for 11 years and was formerly a professor of speech communication at Monroe Community College. Ms. Dearing has an MBA from Northwestern University.

Robert Delprino is a member of the Department of Psychology at Buffalo State College, SUNY. with a doctorate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He serves as an instructor for strategic planning with the Society for College and University Planning.  Recipient of the Buffalo State College President’s award for excellence in teaching and President’s award for excellence as an undergraduate research mentor.

Kim Detterbeck is the Art Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY. She provides reference, instruction, and collection services to the art history, art + design and arts management programs as well as oversees the Visual Resource Center. Kim’s professional interests include visual literacy, digital art history, and assessment.

Margaret Devereaux is the Interim Director at Cayuga Community College Library, overseeing operations of the library department at two separate campuses. She also participates in reference, collection development, library instruction and web page development. Prior to her current position, Margaret’s previous positions at Cayuga have included Assessment and Instruction Librarian and Collection Development Librarian.

Jill Dixon is the Acting Director of Public Services at Binghamton University Libraries. Ms. Dixon oversees the development and implementation of innovative services and programs for Access Services, Reader Services, Research and Instructional Services and three branches. She serves on the Library Executive Council – providing library leadership and strategic planning.

Jana Duda is the Technology Resources Manager in the Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is responsible for Library Technology, the PrintFx Lab, the Fabrication Lab, and FITDIL (FIT Digital Image Library). She is also an adjunct professor in the Photography Department.

Greta Earnest embarked on a cross-country road trip after college reading job classifieds along the way – leading her to choose librarianship as a profession. Greta obtained her MLS from SUNY Albany. Employment includes: Art and Architecture Thesaurus, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, Bard Graduate Center and currently FIT.

Justina M. Elmore is the Information Services Librarian at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library. She holds a B.A. in English from the Colorado State University at Pueblo and an Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo. She currently serves as the chair for the Service Desk Management Team at Milne Library.

Lisa Errico is the Technical Services Librarian at Nassau Community College since 2008, her position combines both Cataloging and Acquisitions responsibilities.  Her main focus is on the acquisitions and management of textbooks for the Library’s Reserve Collection.  She received her ML S from Queens College, CUNY and worked at Queens Borough Public Library before beginning her career at Nassau as an adjunct librarian in 1994.

Beth Evans is an associate professor and electronic services librarian at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where she began her career as an intern while completing her MLS at Queens College, CUNY.  Beth has coordinated the internship program at her library for more than ten years and has worked with interns from both the U.S. and abroad.

Lisa A. Forrest is an Associate Librarian for SUNY College at Buffalo.  Her scholarly writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including American Libraries, Urban Library Journal, the Journal of Library Innovation and others.  Lisa is the recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Library Service Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Stephen Francoeur is an Associate Professor/User Experience Librarian. He has published and presented on digital reference services as well as in library history. He blogs at Beating the Bounds and at Digital Reference.

Katrina Frazier is the cataloging Librarian at Nassau Community College since 2000. She is an Associate Professor and has served as the Unit Head of Cataloging since 2007. She received her MLS from C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University.

Curt Friehs has worked in academic and public libraries.  In addition to library experience, Curt Friehs has expertise with organizational behavior and human resources management.  Also, he is working on a piece for ALA Editions focusing on challenges for middle-level managers faced with fewer resources.

Ken Fujiuchi is the Emerging Technology Librarian in the E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College. Fujiuchi holds an Masters in Library Science from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include the semantic web, Web 2.0/Library 2.0, information literacy, information storage and retrieval, and human-computer interaction.

Linda Galloway is the Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Sciences Librarian at Syracuse University.  She expedites access to scholarly resources via formal and informal instruction.  She is interested in information literacy and enhancing scholarly communication. Linda is active in the Upstate SLA and the Syracuse University Chapter of Beta Phi Mu.

Darcy Gervasio is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY.  She is the Anthropology, Sociology, and Gender Studies liaison and coordinates Text Message Reference. Her interests include virtual reference and information literacy, and she is a member of the SUNY/LA Information Literacy Assessment Task Force.

Karen Gelles is the Head of Acquisitions at Farmingdale State College, where she has worked since 1999. She received her MLS from Simmons College and a BA from SUNY Geneseo.  She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus in the Information Studies program.

Alexander Gomez has been a member of the SUNY Potsdam professional staff since 2005. As a member of the College Libraries’ circulation management team he is responsible for daily operations at the Crane Music Library’s circulation desk (training, scheduling, and supervising student staff), shelving and shelf maintenance in the branch library, and designing and maintaining the Crane Performance Database (CPD).

Emily Gover is a graduate of the University at Albany’s Master’s in Information Science program. She has worked for Reader’s Digest as an editorial librarian, at a small public library in New York, and most recently as a Web Services Librarian at Berry College in Georgia. Her main interests lie in web services, usability studies, information literacy and reference work.

Morgan Gwenwald has served as the Outreach Librarian at Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz since 2006.  A resident of New York City for over 20 years, she is delighted to return to Gotham for SUNYLA this year.

Corey Ha, a technology enthusiast for the past 20+ years, has been involved with K–12 and higher education. In his current role at Milne Library, he assists users with integrating technology in instruction. Corey earned his MLS at SUNY Buffalo and an MS in Information Technology at Capella University.

Tabitha Hanslick-Nguyen has worked at the FIT Library for nearly 20 years, in a number of capacities. Today, she happily oversees library operations and facilities and works as part of the Library’s Management Team. She is also an aspiring ovo-lacto-vegetarian with a weakness for bacon.

Stefanie Havelka is Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources-Web Services Librarian, Lehman College.  She published on Mobile Resources for Nursing Students & Nursing Faculty; she is co-author of an article on mobile information literacy.

Marianne Hebert has been at SUNY Potsdam since 2001, and has been the Collection Development Coordinator since 2009.  She serves as delegate for SUNYLA and participates on the SUNY C4D Committee.   She enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks and prefers weeding in her garden rather than in the stacks.

Alex R. Hodges is associate director of instruction & curricular services at American University, Washington, D.C., where he leads the integration of information literacy instruction throughout the curriculum. He holds an affiliate appointment to the AU School of Education, Teaching & Health, where he teaches educational technology and children’s literature courses.

Allison Hosier used Team-Based Learning as a first-time instructor of the UNL 205 Information Literacy course at the University at Albany and has continued to use it ever since. She earned her M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany in May 2011.

Trudi Jacobson is the Head of the Information Literacy department at the University at Albany. She has been using TBL in her courses since 2009, and has also used it in course-related instruction sessions. Her article about TBL appears in Communications in Information Literacy 5(2).

Katherine Jenkins enjoys creating workshops that leave participants with new ideas and excitement in further exploring and understanding their role as librarians.  Since July 2009, she has served as Assistant Director of Operations and Personnel at Monroe Community College.

Barbara Kobritz is the Coordinator of Reference & Instruction, and liaison to the social sciences at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Susan Kraat is Coordinator of Instructional Services at the Sojourner Truth Library. She used to visit FIT on a regular basis when she was a clothing buyer back in the ’80’s, and still loves the craziness of fashion. This is a cool opportunity and she is really excited to be a part of it.

Prof. Helen Lane currently serves at the Head of Research and Instructional Services at the Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology.  Before coming to FIT in July 2009, she worked in Instructional Services and Reference at Columbia University, Pace University, St. Francis College and the New York Public Library.  She received her MLIS at Pratt Institute and her undergraduate degree at Earlham College.

Matthew Laudicina, Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at New Paltz, is currently assigned to the Information Access Team and liaison to the History and Haggerty English Language Programs. Matthew is also a former librarian at Mount Saint Mary College, and earned his MLS in 2010 from the University at Albany.

Kristy Lee, Head of Information Systems of Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz.

Andrew Leykam is the Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan at the College of Staten Island Library. He graduated from Queens College with an MLS in 2005 and has a Masters in Anthropology from Hunter College. Currently his research focuses on Interlibrary loan, and usage patterns.

Maureen Lindstrom is the Associate Director for Information Commons at E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, and recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.  Maureen earned her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in library science from the University at Buffalo.

Micquel Little began her post as the Access Services Librarian at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in August, 2010.  She has since become a mentor with the IDS Project and continues to collaborate whenever the opportunity arises!

Dana Longley is Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Information Literacy at SUNY Empire State College. She manages the instructional programs and faculty outreach for a fully online library for distance learners. She is an avid follower, user and experimenter of emerging technologies and social media for libraries and instruction. She is also currently the WGIL chair and a founding member of the WGIL Room podcast.

Colleen Lougen is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Sojourner Truth Library at New Paltz where she serves as a member of the reference and instruction staff and liaison to the School of Business, Mathematics Department, and Athletics.  Formerly worked as a librarian at Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Oneonta, Colleen received her MLS from University at Albany and MBA from Mount Saint Mary College.

Stephan J. Macaluso has been at SUNY New Paltz since 1995. He is the library’s liaison to the Music, Languages, and Educational Administration programs. He recently served on the document room team for his campus Middle States reaccreditation visit. His research interests include intellectual property, strategic planning and academic publishing.

Sophia V. Maldonado is a secondary school teacher. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in English Education, her first master’s degree is in TESOL Education, and her second master’s degree in Library Science. Currently, she is pursuing her passion as a fiction writer, and is looking for a career change into the library science field. Sophia worked as an intern in the Brooklyn College Library in 2001 as part of the NYC high school Executive Internship Program

Lauren Marcus is Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at New Paltz.  She is a member of the Information Access Team and is the library liaison to the Art, Art History, and Geography departments.  Before joining New Paltz, Lauren worked as a Librarian at Lake Sumter Community College and received her MSIS in 2008 from the University at Albany.

Susanne Markgren is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY, and an adjunct instructor of library research at Manhattanville College. She is on the executive board of ACRL/NY and writes for “Career Q&A with the Library Career People.

Anastasiya Matveyenko is a freshman at Hunter College. She completed the Multicultural Internship Program in 2011 at Brooklyn Public Library. She currently volunteers in the Coney Island Hospital and biology research laboratory at Hunter College. She is a very devoted to her causes.

Mark McBride is the Coordinator of Library Instruction, E.H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College and the SUNYLA liaison to the FACT2 Council and chair of the SUNYLA Information Literacy Task Force. His research interests focus on information literacy in the age of the participatory culture.

Dunstan McNutt is a librarian at Amherst College.

Michael J. Miller is the Associate Librarian for Public Services at the Queens College, CUNY Rosenthal Library.  He has worked with many students that help the library function across the public services departments.  He has also advised interns and students enrolled in independent study courses of the QC GSLIS.

Valerie Mittenberg is the Coordinator of Reference Services at the Sojourner  Truth Library at New Paltz. She has been a member of the Information Access Team since joining the library in 2000. She received her Masters of Librarianship at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1984.

Sarah Morehouse is one of Empire State College’s four librarians. Her focus is reference and instruction, especially creating online learning materials. She has also grown into the role of college copyright specialist.

Mary Beth Morse has been a public services librarian for 34 years, and has worked in various types of libraries including academic (community college through graduate level), public and law. Presently she is the Circulation Librarian at Niagra County Community College. Her responsibilities includes ILL and Reserves.

Peter Murray is the Assistant Director for Technology Services Development at LYRASIS, the nation’s largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals.  He received a MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University.

Kim Harris Myers is the Digital Repository Specialist at Drake Memorial Library, The College at Brockport. Formerly the Interlibrary Loan Manager, she was very excited to be asked to manage Digital Commons in Fall 2011, and has never looked back. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Technology Management through SUNYIT.

Parker O’Mara is the systems librarian at Plattsburgh State. He is new to academic librarianship having been at Plattsburgh since November of 2011.  Before coming to Plattsburgh he was a school librarian at a junior/senior high school.

Pamela O’Sullivan currently is Head of Integrated Public Services for the Drake Memorial Library at the College at Brockport. Her primary duties include oversight of copyright issues and public programming.  In addition to being a librarian, Pamela is a professional storyteller.

Rodel Oiga currently works as the PrintFX Coordinator at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has worked in the IT industry for several years, specializing in digital output services.

Rebecca Oling is Coordinator of Library Instruction at Purchase College, SUNY. She also oversees collection development for Literature, Drama Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Jewish Studies. As part of her responsibilities, she works closely with professors teaching online classes and help provide them with streaming content. She also oversees Assistive Technology within the library.

Thomas Ottaviano is a reference and instruction librarian at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library.  He holds a B.A. in History from SUNY Geneseo and a M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo.  He is currently a member of the service desk management team at Milne Library.

Patrick Patterson is currently working as the Web Services Librarian for the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries.  Prior to working at the college, he worked for the Indiana University Foundation as the web producer working on a variety of different websites.

Beth Posner is the Head of Interlibrary Loan Services at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative as well as a member of and mentor with the IDS Project.

Wendy Prince is currently Evening Supervisor for Drake Meorial Library. She has been with the College at Brockport for a little over a year. She wrote the grant that brought “Emma Lazarus” to campus, and carried out an impressive range of programs.

Mr. Raymond Pun is a reference librarian in the New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.  He has been working in NYPL since 2006; first as an intern, senior page, and library technical assistant and now as a librarian with an M.L.S from CUNY Queens College.

Logan Rath is the Resource Sharing Librarian at The College at Brockport where he oversees several students, a Clerk 2 and many, many ILL requests. He has almost completed his second Master’s in Information Design and Technology from SUNYIT as well as teaching User Education in UB’s online MLS curriculum.

Anne Rauh is the Engineering and Computer Science Librarian at Syracuse University. She is interested in information literacy, citation management, open access initiatives, and publishing and scholarly communication. She is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education and sits on the Engineering Libraries Division’s Board of Directors.

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Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, trying to breaking the bad patterns of library management in order to build something cool.

Steve Roses joined the Hein Company in 2009 as the Director of Sales, bringing more than fifteen years of experience in the legal publishing profession. Steve graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and subsequently received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1990.

Kate Ross is Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. She has worked there since October, 2006. Kate enjoys thinking about the future of academic libraries.

Maria Rothenberg is a reference and instructional librarian at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, where she teaches research techniques on a wide variety of subjects. She has worked in fashion libraries for almost a decade as a paraprofessional, technical services librarian, instructional/reference librarian and adjunct professor.

Kenneth Schlesinger, MLS, MA is the Chief Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY. He was awarded the Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2011.

Marie Sciangula received her MLIS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science (Long Island University) and is the Assistant Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center at Purchase College, SUNY (located within the Purchase College Library). She actively promotes innovative teaching and learning approaches across the Purchase campus and is a Moodle administrator, emerging technologist, and guitar and indie music enthusiast.

Heather Whalen Smith is a Collection Development Librarian at SUNY New Paltz.  When not teasing statistics out of Aleph, she enjoys hiking the Shawangunk Ridge, struggling to restore her 1920s bungalow and chasing after her energetic 21 month old son.

Mark A. Smith is currently Associate Dean of Libraries and and Director of Scholes Library, SUNY Ceramics at Alfred University. Mark has been a member of the NMC Horizon Report Advisory Board and served for 10 years as SUNY Libraries Liaison to the SUNY FACT. He is a Past President of SUNYLA and a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

David Stout has excelled at building strong relationships, and providing innovative and valuable technology-rich solutions for academic libraries for 12 years.  After 6 years providing sales leadership for the SFX product line at Ex Libris, Dave joined the executive team at Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) in 2007.  Dave has successfully translated the value of Digital Commons, established a growing community of customer-experts which now exceeds 200 institutions.  Dave continues to assist libraries in developing, then making the case about the value of Digital Commons services to their campus stakeholders.

Bonnie J. M. Swoger, Science and Technology Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, teaches information literacy, answers reference questions and chairs the Milne Library Assessment Team.  She has an MS in Geology from Kent State University and an MLS from the University at Buffalo.  She also blogs:

Jennifer Tang, Serials/Acquisitions Librarian at Hostos Community College Library, Bronx, NY, received her MLIS from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Hunter College.  She is a member of the American Libraries Association and New York Technical Services Librarians Association.  Her articles have appeared in library journals such as Collection Building as well as in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and

Eamon Tewell is a reference librarian at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he provides research, instruction, and outreach services. He has published and presented on the topics of emerging technologies and popular media, and is an active member of ALA, serving on committees in ACRL, RUSA, and NMRT.

Jennifer Thompson is the Multicultural Internship Program project manager for Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). She received her Master’s in Library Science from Pratt Institute in 2007 and started working at BPL as a young adult librarian that same year. While at BPL she’s been a member of the Young Adult Advisory committee, the New York City Young Adult Summer Reading List committee and is currently the co-chair of the Young Adult Books committee.

Junior Tidal is the Multimedia & Web Services librarian, ranked as Assistant Professor, for the Ursula C. Schwerin Library of the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He received his MLS and MIS at Indiana University. His research interests include information architecture and usability.

Tess Tobin is an Associate Professor at New York City College of Technology,  CUNY Schwerin Library. She is the Personnel and Administrative Services Librarian responsible for managing library part-time workers.

Michelle Toth is an instruction librarian and the LIB course coordinator at SUNY Plattsburgh. She has been involved in all things instruction, but is currently stretching her horizons by also coordinating Feinberg Library’s new Textbooks on Reserve program. She is always on the lookout for fashionable, yet warm hats.

Susanna Van Sant is Coordinator of Collection Development, and liaison to English and Business at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Walter Valero (MLS, MS) is currently a lecturer at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies where he teaches the Design and Production of Multimedia for Libraries. Previously he served for four years as the electronic/digital services academic librarian at a small private liberal arts college.

Alevtina Verbovetskaya is the substitute Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian at New York City College of Technology / CUNY.  She earned a BS in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College, and holds an MLIS from Rutgers University.

Prof. NJ Wolfe has been FIT’s Library Director since 2002.  Prior to joining  FIT, Director at Bergen CC  in Paramus NJ, Assoc. Director NYU Medical Center Library and various  health science libraries including Columbia University and Ohio State.  He has a varied library background including positions in hospital, school and public libraries around the US.  NJ holds a MS in Information Studies from Drexel  University.

Anna Yanofsky, Graduate Student, FIT Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice. She was the curator and chief planner for the exhibition discussed in the presentation.

Maureen Zajkowski has worked for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) since 1998 as the SUNYConnect Program Manager. While her primary responsibility has been the planning and coordination of activities related to Aleph500, Maureen also works on a variety of projects that serve the library resource needs of the libraries of the State University of New York.  Before working with the OLIS, Maureen was Head of Database Maintenance and Authorities at Binghamton University.  Maureen received her MLS from the University of Hawaii, has a MBA from Binghamton University, and a BA from SUNY Plattsburgh.

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