Presenters

Dana Antonucci-Durgan, Suffolk County Community College

Dana Antonucci-Durgan is currently the Head Librarian at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk CCC and administrator for Eastern’s Educational Technology Unit.  Prior to this, she was the Head of the Science & Engineering Library (2011-2013) and Head of the Chemistry Library and Biology Librarian (2004-2013) at Stony Brook University.


Carlos Arguelles, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Carlos Arguelles is an Associate professor at the Robert J. Kibbee Library, Kingsborough Community College. As a Reader Services Librarian I do reference work and run instruction library sessions for students of different programs in the College. I am also the web Liaison working with IT in matters related to the Library’s website. I have published several peer review articles on information literacy and the impact on students.


Danielle S. Apfelbaum, New York Institute of Technology

Danielle S. Apfelbaum is a 2016 recipient of the “I Love My Librarian Award.” She is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at the New York Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Science of Learning through SUNY Buffalo’s online Graduate School of Education.


Bruce Avery, The College at Brockport

Bruce Avery is a library student assistant at the College of Brockport.


Michael Bartolomeo, Stony Brook University & Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Since February 2016, Michael has been the Research & User Engagement Intern at Stony Brook University Libraries, in addition to being a Digital Services Librarian Trainee at Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. He is interested in library outreach methods and using technology to promote information literacy and library services.


Sheila Beck, Queensborough Community College

I am an Associate Professor at Queensborugh Community College. I have been advocating  for OER materials for the last 4 years. The OER team at Queensborough Community College has promoted community college involvement by displaying a poster at the ACRL/ NY in 2014  and hosting a roundtable discussion  at Bergen Community College in 2016.


William Blick, Queensborough Community College

William Blick is Assistant Professor and Electronics Resources Librarian at Queensborough Community College. He is also the representative for Academic Works, the CUNY-wide Institutional Repository.


Helena Bourque, The College at Brockport

Helena Bourque is a library student assistant at the College of Brockport.


Jasper Campos, SUNY New Paltz

Jasper Campos is an undergraduate at SUNY New Paltz. They began their work at the Sojourner Truth Library in 2015 in the reference department. For the past three semesters, they have also worked alongside librarians Madeline Veitch and Lydia Willoughby as the intern for the New Paltz Zine Library. As the zine library intern, their work has included event programming, creation of library materials, and social media/campus outreach. Jasper has compiled the zines “SOJO Squad: Who’s Who?” about the staff at STL and “New Paltz Reacts: Presidential Election 2016,” a documentation of campus climate after the November election.


Emily Carlin, SUNY Purchase

Emily Carlin received her MA in information science and learning technology from the University of Missouri in 2012 and her MA in philosophy from Indiana University in 2010. Her research interests include universal design, accessibility, and information literacy instruction.


Kerry Carlson, Suffolk County Community College

Kerry Carlson is an Instructor of Library Services at the Grant Campus, Suffolk County Community College (SCCC). Ms. Carlson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College, a J.D. from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College and an M.L.I.S. from LIU/C.W. Post.


Darren Chase, Stony Brook University

Darren Chase is head of the Center for Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University.  His research interests include open access, crowdfunded research, online learning, digital badging and information literacy.


Ching-Jung Chen, CUNY City College

Ching-Jung Chen is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the City College of New York.  She received her PhD from Rutgers University, where she wrote her dissertation about the English conversation piece.  She has published and presented on British art, art librarianship, and digital projects.


Bruce Conrad-Reingold, The College at Brockport

Bruce Conrad-Reingold is a Library Clerk in Circulation Services at The College at Brockport.


Laura Costello, Stony Brook University

Laura is the head of research and emerging technologies at Stony Brook University. Her research interests include data and demand driven strategies for acquisitions and other library management decisions, emerging technologies in libraries, education technology, and designing digital and physical library learning spaces.


Gabrielle Darling, SUNY Oswego

Gabrielle Darling is a senior at SUNY Oswego. She has published one non-fiction piece and has been accepted to the University of South Carolina for Graduate Studies in Library Science.


Sara Davenport, Cayuga Community College

Sara had 15 years of academic library experience before accepting a position at Cayuga Community College Library in 2003. She participates in all aspects of library service including systems, cataloging, reference, information literacy instruction, collection development, assessment, and library management. She is currently serving as the Interim Library Director.


Tina Demo, SUNY Canton

Tina Demo is the Secretary 1 at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons, and is responsible for supporting library services. She earned her A.A.S. in Accounting at SUNY Canton, and started working at Southworth in 2012.


Jennifer DeVito, Stony Brook University

Jennifer A. DeVito is an Assistant Librarian and the Director of Access & User Services at the Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the College of Business and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies department.  Her research interests include library management and resource sharing.


Mark Eaton, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Mark Eaton is an Assistant Professor and Reader Services Librarian at Kingsborough Community College at the City University of New York. He is responsible for social media at the Kingsborough Library, and works to advance technology projects that support his colleagues and students.


Lisa A. Errico, Nassau Community College

Lisa Errico is an Assistant Professor at Nassau Community College’s A. Holly Patterson Library. As a Technical Services Librarian, her position combines both Cataloging and Acquisitions responsibilities.  She received her MLS from Queens College, CUNY and has been with the Library since 1994.


Laura Evans, Binghamton University

Laura Evans is the Assistant Head of Cataloging at Binghamton University Libraries.


Shafeek Fazal, Stony Brook University

Shafeek Fazal is the Assistant Dean for Library Technology, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, University Libraries, Stony Brook University.


Carrie Fishner, SUNY Delhi

Carrie Fishner came to libraries after spending 10 years in Student Life. Add in a degree in theatre, and you have a skill set that is uniquely suited to forming teams. Carrie has worked in numerous areas across campus before landing solidly at the library. She also likes cats.


Katrina Frazier, Nassau Community College

Katrina Frazier is Professor and Cataloging Librarian at Nassau Community College’s A. Holly Patterson Library. She received her MLS from C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University and has been with the Library since 2000.


Jen Frys, University at Buffalo

Jennifer Frys is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University at Buffalo.  She has over 20 years of cataloging experience, in both public and academic libraries.  At UB she oversees cataloging and metadata activities that fall under the purview of the AUL for Discovery and Delivery.


Ken Fujiuchi, SUNY Buffalo State College

Ken Fujiuchi is the Head of Information Commons and Emerging Technology Librarian in the E. H. Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State College. Ken holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include information literacy, augmented reality, social media, and other emerging technologies.


Carol Anne Germain, University at Albany

Carol Anne Germain is the Information Science and Sociology Librarian at the University at Albany. She is also the liaison for the Office of Access and Academic Enrichment. She works extensively with the Educational Opportunity Program throughout the year, providing information literacy instruction and other academic support. Her research includes usability, URL persistence in academic resources, and information literacy.


Karen Gelles, Farmingdale State College

Karen Gelles has been a Librarian at Farmingdale State College since 1999, serving as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Acquisitions Librarian, and Head of Technical Services. She was appointed Library Director in 2017.


Sharona Ginsberg, SUNY Oswego

Sharona Ginsberg is the Learning Technologies Librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library, mainly because her first career choice of X-wing pilot was unavailable. Her work fits where technology and learning intersect, and she is especially interested in making and creating.


Julia Glauberman, Binghamton University

Julia Glauberman is the Instructional Outreach Librarian at Binghamton University. She chairs the Libraries’ Instructional Services Coordinating Committee and is the liaison to New Student Programs and the Educational Opportunity Program. She earned her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Morgan Gwenwald, SUNY New Paltz

Morgan Gwenwald is the Head of Special Collections in the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz.  She received her MLS from Queens College, CUNY. She worked for 20 years as a volunteer Coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in NYC. She is also a photographer who used her recent sabbatical to start scanning her vast collection of negatives documenting the Women’s and Gay Movements to exhibit on an Omeka site.


Alexandra Hamlett, Guttman Community College, CUNY

Alexandra Hamlett is an Information Literacy Librarian at Guttman Community College, CUNY. She is currently developing an information literacy program with her fellow colleagues that will be embedded across the curriculum. She lives in Brooklyn.


Kristin Hart, SUNY Maritime


Dana Haugh, Stony Brook University

Dana is the Web Services Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries where she leads the design and development of the library’s evolving web presences. Her research interests include web design & development, emerging library technologies, information literacy, and researcher empowerment.


Rebecca Hewitt, SUNY Polytechnic

Rebecca Hewitt is the Reference, Outreach & Instruction Librarian at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica, New York. She has also served as librarian at Hartwick College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, and Boston University School of Law. In addition to her M.L.I.S., which Rebecca earned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned a law degree at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree at Smith College. In May 2017 Rebecca will complete a master’s degree in education at Penn State World Campus, focusing on higher education administration. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in that field next.


Lisa Hoff, Onondaga Community College

Lisa Hoff started in her new position as Electronic Resources Librarian at Onondaga Community College, Coulter Library in the fall of 2016. Previously, she was employed at Wells College, Long Library as Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian and Instructional Technologies Librarian at Cayuga Community College, Bourke Library. She holds a B.A. in History from Wells College and a Masters of Science in Library and Information Studies from Syracuse University.


Michael Huang, Stony Brook University

Michael Bailou Huang currently serves as the Coordinator of the Office of Global Library Initiatives and health sciences librarian. He is a selector and liaison for the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook Medicine and the School of Health Technology and Management. His research areas focus on health sciences librarianship, international librarianship, and comparative studies of Chinese and American university libraries.


Aleshia Huber, Binghamton University

Aleshia Huber is the Engineering Librarian at Binghamton University. She is the liaison to the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and provides reference and instructional services. She earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Carleen Huxley, Jefferson Community College

Carleen Huxley is the Coordinator of Library Instruction at Jefferson Community College.  Her responsibilities include teaching and assessing information literacy skills in community college settings, with a particular interest in exploring emerging technologies and pedagogies to help increase student engagement in one-shot instruction.


Katie Jezik, Hudson Valley Community College

Katie Jezik has been serving as Technical Services/Systems librarian at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York for past five years.


Ariana Kaleta, St. John’s University

Before entering St. John’s, Ms. Kaleta worked in a combination of Academic-Special Collection libraries in Europe. Since returning to the U.S. to study Library & Information Sciences, she has used her language skills to develop international student access to outreach programs in academic libraries.


Kathleen Kasten, Stony Brook University

Kathleen Kasten is Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries.  She holds a PhD and MA in French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MLS from Queens College.  Her research interests include reading practices in the humanities and social sciences, material culture studies, and the history of the book.


Christopher Keough, University at Buffalo Libraries

Christopher (CJ) Keough is the Manager of the Libraries Annex, a high density remote storage facility affiliated with the University at Buffalo. Previously to his position at the Annex, CJ was the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor for both campuses within the University Libraries. CJ received his MLS for the University at Buffalo in 2012.


Lilly Kiel, SUNY Oswego

Lilly Kiel is a Creative Writing major at SUNY Oswego. She’s from a small town on Long Island and was inspired to become a librarian from loving the library since she was a young child. In her spare time, she loves to read, particularly memoirs, and watch Gilmore Girls.


Cynthia L. Koman, Hudson Valley Community College

I have been a librarian since 2002 and have held my current position at the Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College for 8 years.  My subject area expertise is the health sciences.  At the Dwight Marvin Library, I conduct reference and instruction and manage the library’s LibGuides platform.


Jessica Koos, Stony Brook University

Jessica Koos is a Health Sciences Librarian at Stony Brook University. She previously worked as a Pharmacy and Nursing Librarian at Wilkes University. She received her MLS from Queens College, CUNY. Prior to becoming a librarian, Jessica worked as a service coordinator for individuals with traumatic brain injury.


Holly Kuhl, Cayuga Community College

Holly Kuhl is the Instruction and Assessment Librarian at Cayuga Community College. She participated in the 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh ACRL Assessment Immersion program and the Design for Learning program, Cohort 2. A graduate of McGill University’s School of Information Studies, Holly plans to begin an M.S.Sc. at SU this fall.


Anne Larrivee, Binghamton University

Anne Larrivee serves as the Faculty Engagement and Subject Librarian at Binghamton University. She has Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Anthropology and before earning these degrees she served with the Peace Corps from 2005 until 2007. Research interests include exploring communities of practice, motivators of help-seeking behavior, and open research culture.


Christopher Larson, Stony Brook University Libraries

Christopher Larson is the Evening & Weekend Manager for the Health Sciences Library at SUNY Stony Brook.  His previous experience includes nine years as a Librarian with The New York Public Library. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Stony Brook University and an MLS from Queens College.


Matthew Laudicina, SUNY New Paltz

Matthew Laudicina is the Reference Program Coordinator at the Sojourner Truth Library at New Paltz where he serves as a member of the reference and instruction staff and is liaison to the History Department, Asian Studies Program, and the Haggerty English Language Program. Matthew earned his MLS from the University at Albany.


Kristy Lee, SUNY New Paltz

Kristy Lee is the Systems Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at New Paltz where she serves as the information systems administrator, technology support, as well as a member of the reference research help desk service team. Kristy received her MSc in Library and Information Studies from Robert Gordon University and MS in Information Design Technology from SUNY Polytechnic.


Dana Longley, SUNY Empire State College

Dana Longley is Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Information Literacy. She directs and teaches the college’s synchronous library instruction program and teaches a 2 credit online course on information literacy.


Colleen Lougen, SUNY New Paltz

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, Economics and Mathematics Departments, 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.


Amanda M. Lowe, University at Albany

Amanda M. Lowe serves as the Outreach and Marketing Library at the University at Albany. She graduated with her MLS in 2014 from the University at Buffalo.


Stephan J. Macaluso, SUNY New Paltz

Stephan J. Macaluso is the Planning, Assessment & User Experience Librarian at SUNY New Paltz.


Sandra Marcus


Danielle Masursky, Syracuse University iSchool

Danielle Masursky has a PhD in applied psychology and has worked for many years as a research manager. She recently returned to school for a Masters in Library and Information Science degree at the iSchool at Syracuse University with a particular interest in scholarly communication and collaboration.


Mark McBride, SUNY System Administration

Mark is an Open Education advocate and believes in the unfettered access to content for all learners. His research interests are in OER and the impact they have on learning.


Claudia McGivney, Stony Brook University

Claudia McGivney is the Head of Academic Engagement at Stony Brook University. Previously, she served as the First Year Experience Coordinator at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY. She holds a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, C.W. Post, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hofstra University, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Literacy at Hofstra University.


Alexis McMillan-Clifton, SUNY Geneseo

Alexis is an Open Educational Resources advocate, and helps faculty in all disciplines understand how OER can best help their students achieve success. As Executive Director of OER at SUNY Geneseo, Alexis oversees the system-wide activities and services of Open SUNY Textbooks and SUNY OER Services.


Emily Mitchell, SUNY Oswego

Emily Mitchell is the Webmaster Librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library. This is to say that she lives to do battle with villainous CMSs, stubborn stakeholders, confounding content, and obfuscating organization. She hopes to ride off into the sunset someday with her good friends usability, CSS, and clear writing.


Fabio Montella, New York Institute of Technology

Fabio Montella is a reference librarian at New York Institute of Technology and an instructor of library science at Suffolk County Community College. A graduate of Stony Brook University and LIU, Fabio has translated his passion for history, research and outreach into the realm of information literacy and embedded librarianship. His work as an instructor/reference librarian has seen him work in close liaison to multiple university/college departments, and his work as an embedded librarian has led to the development of several community programs and academic presentations. Fabio’s current research interests include racial and social histories in professional sports organizations, and the imagined communities of professional sports in the 19th and 20th centuries. Aside from his work as a librarian, Fabio is also an active Rotarian and an avid spectator – and occasional performer – of theatrical productions.


Kimberly Mullins, LIU Post

Kimberly Mullins is an Assistant Professor and Instructional Design Librarian at Long Island University (LIU) Post. Kim’s research interests include learning theory and neuroplasticity. Kim has published and presented her IDEA instructional design model for librarians in journals such as The Journal of Academic Librarianship and Reference Services Review.


Laura K. Murray, SUNY OER Services

Laura is a librarian, instructional designer, and project manager devoted to supporting all OER initiatives in SUNY. She believes that open educational resources support student success on all levels, not just in cost savings!


Joseph Napolitano, Suffolk County Community College

Joe Napolitano is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Suffolk County Community College and holds degrees in entomology from Cornell University and Clemson University. He has also worked as an aquatic biologist for the State of South Carolina, and a science liaison for the Expo ’90 Foundation in Osaka, Japan. He is particularly interested in bees and wasps, and osteology.


Jennifer Noe, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Jennifer Noe is a reference librarian and head of access services at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY. In addition to an MLS from Queens College/CUNY, Prof. Noe has an MS in Journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was a news reporter for a criminal justice trade journal, as well as writing for college magazines and other publications.


Rebecca Nous, University at Albany

Catalog Management Librarian. Current co-chair of the SUNYLA Technical Services Interest Group


Elin O’Hara-Gonya, SUNY Plattsburgh

Elin O’Hara-Gonya is an Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction & Reference Services at SUNY Plattsburgh. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2015. She holds a M.S. in Library Science and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.


Maaike Oldemans, SUNY Cortland

Maaike Oldemans is the Technical Services Librarian and member of the Archives Steering Committee @ SUNY Cortland Memorial Library. She is Liaison to the Departments of History, International Studies and Modern Languages. Prior to her appointment at Cortland, Maaike worked in libraries in the United States, the Netherlands and Australia. She holds a Masters in Library & Information Management from NorthUmbria University (U.K.) and a BA in Library Science from Amsterdam.


Mary Jo Orzech, The College at Brockport

Mary Jo Orzech is the Drake Library Director in Library, Information, and Technology Services at The College at Brockport.


Jen Park, Mount Saint Mary College

Jen Park is the Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to creating programs to showcase the library’s services, she collaborates with staff, faculty, and students on programming opportunities. She is always on the lookout for new types of programs and events.


Gail Pawlowski, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services


Jenifer Phelan, SUNY Cortland

Jenifer Phelan is a Visiting Assistant Librarian and member of the Archives Steering Committee @ SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library. Prior to her current appointment, Jenifer worked as the Education Liaison/Remote Services Librarian at Seattle Pacific University and managed the University Archives collection. Previously she worked at SUNY Albany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, and the Maryland State Archives. Jenifer holds a MLS from SUNY Albany and a MEd from Seattle Pacific University.


Victoria Pilato, Stony Brook University

Victoria Pilato is the Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University where she is also the liaison to the Philosophy and Religious Studies departments. Victoria studied art, and was once a printmaker before acquiring her MLIS. She also loves to research copyright and how it relates to digital libraries.


Nancy Poehlmann, University at Albany

Nancy Poehlmann is the Head of Cataloging at the University at Albany Libraries with over 30 years of technical services and management experience. She has previously been involved in ILS migrations at two major libraries. Her research interests are assessment and rare books. She may be contacted at npoehlmann@albany.edu


Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Mark Aaron Polger is the First Year Experience Librarian and Information Literacy instructor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. His responsibilities include promoting library services and resources to first year students. He also teaches LIB 102- Beyond Google, the credit-bearing course targeted to First Year Students.


Richard Powell, SUNY Cortland

Richard Powell is an Instructional Services Librarian and member of the Archives Steering Committee @ SUNY Cortland Memorial Library. He is Liaison to the Departments of Performing Arts, Physical Education, Political Science, Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies and Sport Management. Prior to his appointment at SUNY Cortland, he was a Law Librarian for a Syracuse based law firm. He holds a BA from SUNY Potsdam and an MLS from Syracuse University.


Shannon Pritting, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Shannon Pritting is currently Library Director at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.  He has also served as Access and Resource Sharing Librarian at Syracuse University, and Reference and Instruction at SUNY Oswego.  Shannon has also worked for the past decade to advance resource sharing in New York through the IDS Project.


Sara Quimby, SUNY Cortland

I am the current the Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator at SUNY Cortland. I graduated from library school at Wayne State University in Detroit, and received a master’s in art history from University of California, Riverside. I am originally from Watertown, NY and currently reside in Ithaca, NY.


Lisa Raposo, SUNY Center for Professional Development

Lisa Raposo is the Interim Director at the SUNY Center for Professional Development. A former Librarian, Lisa has over 19 years of experience in academic support serving both faculty and student populations within public higher education. She is passionate about using technology to support the business of the University.


Robyn Reed, Union College

Robyn Reed is the Head of Access Services at Union College. She has over 26-years’ experience in Public Services, which has afforded her much insight into user needs. She also teaches library instruction. She earned her MLIS from the iSchool at University of Pittsburgh after having spent much of her high school and undergraduate years working as a library student assistant.


Roger Reyes, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Roger Reyes is the Assistant Director – Business and Operations at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. He has a Masters of Library & Information Science from Queens College. He is an active member of the NYLA Sustainability Committee. He has been instrumental on the benchmarks committee which has worked to define what sustainability looks like in a library and how to measure it, and to create incentives to get libraries to meet these standards


Daniel Ross, SUNY Geneseo

Daniel Ross is the Academic Excellence librarian at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library. In this role, Daniel acts as liaison to several non-academic departments including the campus’ EOP program and the International School & Scholar Services office.  He has a BA in History from Geneseo (2009), and an MLIS from Drexel (2012).


Nilda Sanchez-Rodriguez, City College of New York

In August 2015, I obtained the Assistant Professor/Architecture Librarian position at the City College of New York. In this role, I am responsible for staffing, collection building, developing relationships with faculty, and monitoring the physical conditions of the library. I have experience in different library settings, which has allowed me to reinforce strong skills in many areas including: instruction, reference services, cataloging, collection development, and staff training/supervision. My goal is to transform each user’s experience by collaborating with them along their path to personal and professional development.


Adam Saunders, Morrisville State College

Adam Saunders is the Online Learning & Instruction Librarian at Morrisville State College.


Jennifer Smathers, College at Brockport

In 2016 Jennifer Smathers, Head of Library Technical Services at The College at Brockport, stated to a rapt SUNYLA session audience that she was not in charge of the committee being formed to plan for the cataloging policies of a system-wide shared-bibliographic records Library Management System…Famous last words.


Jess Spooner, SUNY Canton

Jess Spooner is the Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons, and is responsible for Cataloging, Serials, and Electronic Resources. She earned her MLIS at University at Buffalo, and started working at Southworth in 2005.


Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College

Derek Stadler received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Saint John’s University, and completed a master’s degree in both Library & Information Science and History at Long Island University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College, serving as the Web Services Librarian.


Meredith Starr, Suffolk County Community College

Meredith Starr is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at SUNY Suffolk County Community College in New York. She is a fine artist who explores scientific data and observational studies as inspiration. Starr creates drawings, paintings, and installations layered with video and sound to create a multi-sensory circuit. Her artwork has been exhibited in East Hampton, New York, and Hong Kong. She earned her BS in Studio Art from New York University and her MFA from LIU Post.


Bonnie J. M. Swoger, SUNY Geneseo

Bonnie J. M. Swoger is the Head of Reference and Access Services at SUNY Geneseo. She also serves as the library’s science librarian, and works on assessment projects. She has a BS in Geology from St. Lawrence University, an MS in Geology from Kent State University and an MLS from the University at Buffalo.


Eamon Tewell, LIU Brooklyn

Eamon Tewell is an Assistant Professor and Reference & Instruction Librarian at Long Island University Brooklyn.  Eamon has published on the topics of critical information literacy and popular media in library instruction in journals such as portal: Libraries and the Academy and the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and is the recipient of the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from the ALA Library Research Round Table.


Keri Thomas-Whiteside, Erie Community College

Keri Thomas-Whiteside is a College Librarian at Erie Community College – City campus. Her focus is serials and acquisitions duties as well as information literacy and user experience. Keri has her Bachelor’s in Arts from SUNY College at Buffalo and Master’s in Library Science from the University at Buffalo.


Robert Tolliver, Stony Brook University

Robert Tolliver is the Head of Science and Engineering at the Stony Brook University Libraries. His research interests include science and engineering information, scholarly communication, and usability of library resources. He received his PhD in Geology from the University of Tennessee and his MLIS from the University of South Carolina.


Natalia Tomlin, LIU Post

Natalia Tomlin is an Associate Professor and Technical Services Librarian at Long Island University (LIU) Post. She also serves as a Coordinator for Digital Commons @ LIU institutional repository. Natalia’s research interests include data curation, application of the ethnographic methods in librarianship research,  technical services operations, as well as research methodologies. She served as is a guest lecturer at the Palmer and Pratt schools of Library and Information Science. Natalia authored and co-authored several research articles on the topics of technical services operations and bibliographic control that were published in leading LIS journals.


Michelle Toth, SUNY Plattsburgh

Michelle Toth is an Associate Librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. Along with coordinating the newly reinvigorated Library Liaison program, she oversees the LIB credit course, the LIB proficiency exam, and the textbooks on reserve program.


Annie Tummino, SUNY Maritime College

Annie Tummino is the Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian at SUNY Maritime College. She obtained her MLIS and Archives Certificate from Queens College-CUNY in 2010 and has worked in a number of cultural heritage institutions, including Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Queens Museum.


Clara Tran, Stony Brook University

Clara Tran is a Science Librarian at Stony Brook University. She holds a BA degree from Stony Brook University and a MSLIS degree from Long Island University. She is the liaison to the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. Her research interests include bibliometrics, information literacy, data management, and open access.


Cynthia Tysick, University at Buffalo


Madeline Veitch, SUNY New Paltz

Madeline Veitch is a Research, Metadata, and Zine Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. In 2014, she collaborated with a group of students to start a zine library at the Sojourner Truth Library. The collection has since grown to over 400 zines and spawned library programming and instruction around zines and zinemaking. She loves making zines, and collaborating with zine library intern Jasper Campos on projects. Madeline has an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012).


Vanessa Viola, New York Institute of Technology

Vanessa Viola is the Art & Architecture Collection Librarian at New York Institute of Technology. She works with students and faculty to encourage and expand independent research skills, information literacy, and new technology. Prior to this, Vanessa was a digital printmaker and assistant registrar in a printmaking studio. A graduate from St. John’s University and Syracuse University School of Art & Design who relies on collaborative problem solving experience. Outside of information service, Vanessa is an avid barista and seasonal cook.


Elaina Vitale, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Elaina Vitale is a medical librarian who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Via training, outreach and funding, she supports academic and health sciences librarians in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


Damon Vogel, Suffolk County Community College

I’m a 10-yr computer technician at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead NY. I’m an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, and a Professor in the Graphic Design Department. I support the Graphic Design, Computer Art, Interior Design, and Photography Departments.


Leslie Ward, Queensborough Community College

Leslie Ward is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at Queensborough Community College. With an MLIS from Simmons College and an MA in the History of Medicine from Oxford Brookes University, Leslie specializes in addressing the challenges faced when working in the digital realm, particularly copyright and accessibility issues.


Wendy West, University at Albany

Head of Catalog Management Services. Current co-chair of the SUNYLA Technical Services Interest Group


Connie Williams, Queensborough Community College

As an Associate Professor at Queensborough Community College (CUNY), I serve as Access Services Coordinator, the College Archivist and liaison to the nursing and allied health departments. I attended the University of Michigan receiving a certification in medical librarianship. I am interested in exploring OER’s in community colleges.


Cori Wilhelm, SUNY Canton

Cori Wilhelm is the Interim Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton. She earned her MLS from University at Buffalo, and has been with SUNY Canton for 11 years.


Patrick Williams, Syracuse University

Patrick WIlliams is Associate Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, in the  Syracuse University Libraries.  He holds a B.A. in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Studies from the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in contemporary literature, digital humanities, and past, present, and future technologies of reading and writing. He is a participant in the NEH Office of Digital Humanities’ Early Modern Digital Agendas Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and he is co-editor of dh+lib Review. His research and writing appears in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, The Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, Heavy Feather Review, Prelude, and elsewhere.


Lydia Willoughby, SUNY New Paltz

Lydia Willoughby (MA, MLIS) is a Research and Education Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Willoughby’s scholarship addresses identity and literacy, zines, critical pedagogy, and library instruction. In 2013, Willoughby was selected as one of Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers” in the community builder category for her advocacy work with rural public libraries in Vermont. She is a founder and co-editor of the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus, a community-sourced reading list for healing in the wake of tragedy, and an ongoing project.


Dawn Wing, Suffolk County Community College

Dawn Wing is Assistant Professor of Library Services (Media) at Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus. She is also co-advisor to the Ammerman Asian Culture Club and coordinates workshops for the Teaching and Learning Center. Dawn enjoys sharing her passion for creativity and learning with her students and colleagues. To view her library portfolio, visit http://wingdawnlibraries.wordpress.com


Susan Wood, Suffolk County Community College

I’m an instructional librarian at SCCC with a background in Women’s Studies and Rhetoric & Composition.  I strive to incorporate inclusivity and a critical outlook into my library instruction and reference work.


Katherine Zipman, SUNY New Paltz

Katherine Zipman is a User Experience student assistant at Sojourner Truth Library SUNY New Paltz. She was a first-year UX intern at the library. Katie is currently in her second year and is an Anthropology major.


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