Poster Presenters

Brandon West, SUNY Geneseo

Brandon K. West is the Head of Research Instruction Services and liaison to the Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology at the SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library. His research interests include examining the intersections of information literacy and online learning, applying instructional design principles to enhance student learning, and addressing LGBTQ+ issues in libraries. His most recent publication is Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians, an edited volume from ACRL Publications.

Dana Haugh, Yale University

Dana Haugh is the Web Services Librarian at Yale University’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library where she leads the design and development of the library’s web presences. Her research interests include web design & development, marketing & outreach in libraries, open access, and information literacy. She received her MLS from Queens College and BA in English from Stony Brook University.

Alan Witt, SUNY Geneseo

Alan Witt is a Research Instruction Librarian and internship coordinator at Milne Library. He liaises with the Business, Political Science, and International Relations Departments and assists community members in partnership with the Small Business Development Center. His research currently focuses on open pedagogy.

Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo

Bill Jones is the Digital Resources and Systems Librarian at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and the Aleph & Pre-Migration Support Specialist for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. Bill serves as the SUNYLA 1st Vice President, the ALA RUSA STARS Webmaster, and is a member of the ALA RUSA STARS Outreach & Promotion Committee.

Alana Nuth, SUNY Geneseo

Alana Nuth is the Head of Collection Management at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and is a member of the Milne Alma Implementation Team. Alana is a member of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee and the SLC Commercial Products Committee.

Carol Anne Germain, University of Albany

Carol Anne Germain is the Information Science, Informatics, and Sociology Librarian; and serves as the liaison to the Office of Access and Academic Enrichment. In this position, she teaches undergraduate and graduate students, participates in Dewey Library reference, and works extensively with the University’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Project Excel Program. She assists members of the Information Science and Sociology Departments on their instruction, research, and collection needs. She is also an adjunct in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Her research interests include the persistence of URLs in academic resources, Web usability, and information literacy. Carol Anne is active with several professional library organizations including the State University of New York Librarians Association and the New York Library Association.

Emily Kilcer, University of Albany

Emily Kilcer is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University at Albany where she is helping to nurture a culture and services in support of open access efforts on campus. Before joining UAlbany Emily spent several years at Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication on projects that supported outreach and education around copyright, licensing, open access, and electronic theses and dissertations.

Traci Tosh, University of Albany

Traci Tosh is the Information Specialist for Research at Schaffer Library of Health Sciences at Albany Medical College. She is the Associate Theme Leader of LaGrange Medical Informatics and her responsibilities include course development and instruction of evidence-based medicine, biomedical informatics, bibliographic management software tools, medical apps, and searching the literature.

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, University of Buffalo

An Emerging Technologies Librarian and Instructional Designer with the University at Buffalo Libraries, State University of New York. She is also the Director of the SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC) ( ). She has been recognized through a SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) Excellence in Instructional Support award, three Open SUNY Effective Practice Awards, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Additional information can be found on her personal homepage at: .

Jennifer Moore, SUNY Cortland

Jennifer A Moore is an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland where she serves as liaison to the Communication Disorders & Sciences, Health, and Kinesiology Departments.  She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and her MS from SUNY Albany.

Richard Powell, SUNY Cortland

Richard J Powell works as an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library. He also serves as its Interlibrary Loan Librarian and has been active in the resurrection of its college archives. He is currently involved with the creation of a makerspace. Rick received a BA from SUNY Potsdam and his MLS from Syracuse University.

Justin Cronise, SUNY Erie

Justin Cronise has been College Librarian at SUNY Erie since 2016, currently with a focus on Collection Development, User Experience, and Open Educational Resources. Justin previously presented a workshop on this topic, “Empathy, Assessment and Improvement: User Experience in Practice with Work Like a Student Day,” at a regional conference in Buffalo, NY, in 2017.

Brenden McCarthy, Hudson Valley Community College

Brenden McCarthy is the Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.

Katie Jezik, Hudson Valley Community College

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

Alice Wilson, Munroe Community College

Alice Wilson is the assistant director of Library Services at Monroe Community College.

Jean-Paul Orgeron, SUNY Oneonta

Jean-Paul Orgeron is a Senior Assistant Librarian at the State University of New York at Oneonta, where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. He received his BA and MLIS degrees from Louisiana State University and the PhD from Tulane University.

Kelsey O’Brien, University of Albany

Kelsey O’Brien is an Information Literacy Librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY.  She serves as the liaison for the Writing and Critical Inquiry program, a required course for first year students, and enjoys helping students transition from high school to college research. Her interests include alternative credentialing technologies, competency-based learning, and creative publication tools.  She recently co-edited a book titled Teaching with Digital Badges: Best Practices for Libraries. Prior to her role as an academic librarian, Kelsey has worked as a high school Library Media Specialist and a Youth Services Librarian.

Jennifer Jeffery, SUNY Potsdam

Jennifer Jeffery is currently a Visiting Senior Assistant Librarian at SUNY Potsdam. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard for seven years as a machinery technician and worked primarily at search and rescue small boat stations. Before attending library school in 2015, Jennifer worked in various capacities guiding students through academic decision making and transitions. Jennifer is passionate about connecting people with information improves their lives and teaching them lifelong research skills.

Natalie LoRusso, Syracuse University

Natalie LoRusso is the Reference and User Experience Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. Her duties include reference, instruction, and usability testing of library services. Natalie graduated from Syracuse University with an M.S. in Library Science. She can be reached at

Abbey Kasowitz-Scheer, Syracuse University

Abby Kasowitz-Scheer is a Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries, where she provides reference, instruction and outreach services. Before she joined the SU Libraries in 2001, Abby was coordinator of the Virtual Reference Desk Project at the Information Institute of Syracuse. Abby holds an M.S. in Library Science and an M.S. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. She can be reached at

Cindy Hagelberger, Genesee Community College

Cindy Hagelberger is the Reference Services Librarian at Genesee Community College in Batavia.  Besides managing the reference desk, she also works with the college archives and coordinates library programming such as the annual Student Poetry Contest, student exhibits, and themed roving.  She teaches face-to-face classes and represents the library at new student and other outreach events. She is also co-advisor for the student newspaper.

Laura Harris, SUNY Oswego

Laura Harris is the Online Learning Librarian at SUNY Oswego. She is passionate about open educational resources and serves as the campus lead for OER initiatives at Oswego.