Presenters

Aleshia Huber, Binghampton University

Aleshia is the Engineering Librarian at Binghamton. She earned both her BS in Chemistry and MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests lie in library instruction, tutorials, and collection development.

Amy Hathaway, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Amy Hathaway is the Access Services Librarian at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Before that, she worked at the University at Albany assisting with student supervision in the Access Services department. Amy has worked in libraries for over eight years and received her MLIS from Syracuse University.

Glen Benedict, University at Albany

Glen J. Benedict is an Access Services Associate at SUNY Albany. He organized a comprehensive inventory review and assisted in developing a student training program. He also serves on the ALA Committee on Legislation and the GLBTRT Reviews Committee. He received his MLIS from SUNY Buffalo.

Andrea Kingston, Monroe Community College

Andrea Kingston is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Monroe Community College. Her responsibilities include digital initiatives, instruction, outreach, programming, OER support, and collection development.

Anne C. Deutsch, SUNY New Paltz

Anne C. Deutsch, Associate Librarian, is the Instruction Program Coordinator at the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz and serves as the Liaison Librarian for the Communication Disorders Department. She is working toward an MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology at the University at Albany.

Jessica Welsh, SUNY New Paltz

Jessica Welsh is a faculty member at SUNY New Paltz, where she is a classroom instructor and clinical supervisor in the Communication Disorders Department. Her clinical and research interests include aphasia and neurogenic communication disorders, Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA)-grounded intervention, aphasia advocacy, and community education.

Ashley Shea, Cornell University

Ashley Shea is the Head of Instruction Initiatives at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. There she serves as a member of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Curriculum Committee and leads the outreach for the SUNY OER initiative.

Brianne Hagen, Humboldt State University

Brianne Hagen is the Discovery and Metadata Services Librarian at Humboldt State University. Her research interests include the intersection of metadata, information literacy, and student success. When not at the library, she and her partner enjoy spending their evenings playing games with their 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Kimberly Stelter, Humboldt State University

Kimberly Stelter is the First Year Experience Librarian at Humboldt State University. She earned her MSLIS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her work focuses on providing instruction and reference on topics including source evaluation, visual and digital literacy, finding and using information, and college success skills.

Brandon K. 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.

Logan Rath, SUNY Geneseo

Logan Rath an Associate Librarian at The College at Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library. This year he is leading the coordination of training for Alma. His research interests include the intersection of information literacy and the learning sciences, instructional design, and examining information literacy practices using literacy methods.

Charlene V. Martoni-McElrath, University at Albany

Charlene V. Martoni-McElrath has been supervising student assistants in SUNY Libraries for almost ten years. During that time, she worked to foster library cultures that value diversity and inclusion at all levels of library work.

Deborah Bauder, SUNY Oswego

Deborah Bauder is currently Resident Librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library. She previously worked as an adjunct reference librarian at Onondaga Community College and as a reference assistant at Syracuse University’s Special Collections Research Center. Deb completed her MLIS from Syracuse University in May 2017.

Michelle Toth, SUNY Oswego

Michelle Toth is an Associate Librarian at Feinberg Library at SUNY Plattsburgh in the Instruction and Reference Services unit. She coordinates the LIB200 course and proficiency exam, the Library Liaison program, and Textbooks on Reserve.

Mechelle Romanchock, Alfred University

Mechele Romanchock is currently the User Services Librarian for the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has worked in Access Services and Technical Services in some form or another for over 10 years in public, school and academic libraries.

Jane Fiegel, Xavier University of Louisiana

Jane Fiegel is the Digital and Technology Associate at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she helps digitize the numerous items in the Archives and Special Collections. She is also a member of the team responsible for the Innovation Studio, Xavier’s Makerspace.

Jenifer Phelan, SUNY Cortland

Jenifer Phelan, MLS: SUNY Albany & MEd: Seattle Pacific University is a Visiting Assistant Librarian at SUNY Cortland. She was the Education Liaison/Remote User Services Librarian at Seattle Pacific University for 8 years and has held positions at the College of Charleston, SUNY Albany, and the Maryland State Archives.

Daniel Harms, SUNY Cortland

Dan Harms, MA SUNY Buffalo and MLIS University of Pittsburgh, is an Associate Librarian at SUNY Cortland.

Jennifer Whittaker, SUNY Canton

Jenn Whittaker is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at SUNY Canton. She has a passion for reading dystopian literature and gardening. She lives with her husband, two children, and dog, Kady.

Sarah Lane, SUNY Canton

Sarah is the Access Services Librarian at SUNY Canton. She balances information literacy instruction, management of the Library-Provost Textbook Reserves program, and work as a liaison to the School of Business and Liberal Arts as her primary duties. She received her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeremy Pekarek, SUNY Cortland

Jeremy Pekarek is an Archivist & Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland, and liaison to Communication Studies, History, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies. Pekarek holds an MA in History from SUNY Oswego, a MSLIS from Syracuse University and a CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation from Syracuse University.

Annette Ernste, SUNY Cortland

Annette Ernste is a Visiting Assistant Librarian at SUNY Cortland working with the Teaching Materials Center and Child Care Center. Ernste earned a MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a Children’s / Programming Librarian in Winona, MN and at NY Public Libraries in Irondequoit, Brighton, and Geneseo.

Jocelyn Ireland, Mohawk Valley Community College

Jocelyn Ireland is the Instructional Design Librarian at Mohawk Valley Community College. She is an embedded librarian in the tutoring center of the Utica campus Learning Commons. Her research interests include OER, course design, VR/AI and other emerging technologies.

Katelyn Baroody, SUNY Delhi

Katelyn Baroody is Assessment and Instruction Librarian at SUNY Delhi and serves as the college’s federal depository coordinator.

Katherine McGivern, Bergen Community College

Katherine McGivern holds an Ed.D. in Community College Leadership. She is a media, reference & instruction librarian at Bergen Community College, the largest community college in New Jersey.

Kayla Siddell, Xavier University of Louisiana

Kayla Siddell is the Scholarly Communications and Instruction Librarian in University Library at Xavier University of Louisiana where she manages the institutional repository, the Data Visualization Lab, and consults with faculty, staff and students on their research and use of library resources and services.

Mary George, Xavier University of Louisiana

Mary George works as an Institutional Repository/Instruction Librarian at Xavier University of Louisiana Library. Mary is responsible for uploading faculty and student publications, dissertations and theses, and helping users to upload their content.

Kelly Williamson, SUNY Center for Professional Development

Kelly Williamson is the Community Manager at the SUNY Center for Professional Development, located in East Syracuse, NY. She is tasked with overseeing the implementation, adoption and engagement of the SUNY Workplace community. Kelly is a three-time SUNY graduate, most recently earning her Advanced Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Empire State College. Prior to joining the SUNY CPD, Kelly was the Marketing and Events Manager for the MedTech Association, a Syracuse-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology industry in New York.

Lauren Stern, SUNY Cortland

Lauren Stern is an Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator at SUNY Cortland. She received her MS in Information Science from the University at Albany in 2011, and her research interests include information literacy instruction, assessment, and gamification.

Maaike Oldemans, SUNY Cortland

Maaike Oldemans is the Interim Associate Director of Libraries. She is liaison to Art, International Studies and Modern Languages. Previously she worked in libraries in the United States, the Netherlands and Australia. She holds a MLIS from NorthUmbria University (U.K.), and a BA in Library Science from Amsterdam.

Szilvia Kadas, SUNY Cortland

Szilvia Kadas is assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at the Art and Art History Department at SUNY Cortland. Kadas earned her Ph.D. in Human and Community Development from West Virginia University and her M.F.A in Graphic Design from the University of Arkansas.

Lisa Czirr, SUNY Cortland

Lisa Czirr is the Teaching Materials Center Librarian at SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library. She is the liaison to Education, and manages the curriculum materials collection that supports Education students. Prior to academic, she worked in the public library setting. She received her MLS from the University at Buffalo.

Jennifer Moore, SUNY Cortland

Jennifer Moore is an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland and liaison to the Health, Communication Disorders and Sciences, and Kinesiology departments. She previously worked at SUNY Albany and Siena College. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.S.I.S from SUNY Albany.

Hilary Dorsch Wong, SUNY Cortland

Hilary Dorsch Wong is an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland, and liaison to Geology, Biology and Physics. Previously, she worked in Special Collections at Cornell University, and in ILL at the libraries of Ithaca College and Wells College. She holds degrees from Whitman College, Cornell University, and Syracuse University.

Janet Ochs, SUNY Cortland

Janet L. Ochs is a Senior Assistant Librarian at SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library and an instructor in the Computer Applications Program. Prior to teaching, Janet worked in the computer industry for 15 years. Janet has a B.A. from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree in Computer Information Technology from Regis University.

Jen Parker, SUNY Cortland

Jen Parker is the Discovery Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland and a liaison to mathematics and geography. Jen previously worked at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and as a systems analyst for Verizon Wireless. Jen holds a B.S. in mathematics from Indiana University of PA and an MSLIS from University of Pittsburgh.

Jeremy Pekarek, SUNY Cortland

Jeremy Pekarek is an Archivist & Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland, and liaison to Communication Studies, History, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies. Pekarek holds an MA in History from SUNY Oswego, a MSLIS from Syracuse University and a CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation from Syracuse University

Richard J. Powell, SUNY Cortland

Richard J Powell is an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library. He also serves as its Interlibrary Loan Librarian and is currently assisting with the creation of their Makerspace. Rick received a BA from SUNY Potsdam and his MLS from Syracuse University.

Maureen Zajkowski, SUNY System Administration Office of Library and Information Services

Maureen Zajkowski has been with the OLIS since 1998 with a focus on all things Aleph. With the migration to the Alma/Primo Library Services Platform, she is shifting her attention to learning about services and workflows in support of research repositories as well as gaining an understanding of the current SUNY Digital Repository (Dspace) environment. In a previous life, Maureen worked in the technical services area where were she did original cataloging, database maintenance, and authority control. She has a BA in History, a MLS and a MBA.

Mark McBride, SUNY System Administration Office of Library and Information Services

Mark is currently the Library Senior Strategist in the Office of Library and Information Services at SUNY System Administration. He is a thought leader in higher education, with a track record as a change agent. He is a connector, bringing institutions and people together around ideas and innovations. In his role at the SUNY System, he works to align the goals of the SUNY Libraries with the broader system priorities, with a particular focus on the future of scholarly communication. He is an Open Education advocate and believes in the unfettered access to content for researchers and learners. Mark is at the center of the Open Educational Resource and Open Access efforts in SUNY.

Karen Gardner-Athey, SUNY System Administration Office of Library and Information Services

Karen Gardner-Athey is the Professional Development Training Coordinator for the SUNY System Administration Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). She received her MLIS from UCLA and a MS in Information Resources Management from Syracuse University. She has been with OLIS for 18 years where she has provided online training for Open Educational Resources (OER), DSpace support as well as Aleph support and training. As we shift to a new LSP, she will be providing training coordination activities for Alma. Previously, Karen worked at Gaylord Information Services and several libraries in Southern California.

Megan Coder, SUNY New Paltz

Megan Coder is an Associate Librarian at SUNY New Paltz.

Melissa Gasparotto, New York Public Library

Melissa Gasparotto is Assistant Director of Research Services for The New York Public Library Research Libraries. In this role she provides leadership in establishing a consistent user experience across all research libraries’ strategic services and collection initiatives.

Michelle Eichelberger, Genesee Community College

Michelle Eichelberger is the Systems and Electronic Services Librarian at Genesee Community College and is the co-chair of the Discovery Working Group.

Jill Locascio, SUNY College of Optometry

Jill Locascio is the Digital and Technical Services Librarian at SUNY College of Optometry. She serves as the chair of SUNYLA’s TDG, and is a member of the Discovery Working Group. Rebecca Nous is the Discovery Services Librarian at University at Albany and is a member of the Discovery Working Group.

Nancy Sarah Murillo, SUNY Orange Community College

Nancy has been an academic librarian since 1996. She has worked in technical services, reference services, instruction and archives. Her primary focus over the last 10 years has been information literacy assessment. More recently, she worked with her colleagues to develop and adapt our instruction and assessment endeavors to the Framework for Information Literacy.

Nandi Prince, New York City College of Technology

Nandi Prince is an assistant professor at the Ursula C Schwerin Library. She teaches multiple sections of Information Literacy Instruction to students of English Composition and a three-credit library documentation course. She enjoys teaching Information Literacy because her skills connect the complexity of students’ informational needs with the vastness of the information universe of publications.

Nicole Wood, Austin Peay State University

Nicole Wood is the Resource Management Librarian at Austin Peay State University.

Pauline Lynch Shostack, Onondaga Community College

Pauline Lynch Shostack is a librarian and professor at Onondaga Community College. She has been a librarian for almost 20 years and has worked in a variety of libraries throughout the country. In her current position she is responsible for managing Coulter Library’s web presence, social media, cataloging, and the library’s new maker space.

Dennis Thoryk, Onondaga Community College

Dennis Thoryk is a library media specialist and an adjunct instructor in the Computer Studies department at Onondaga Community College. He has been a media specialist for 8 years and has spent the last 18 years teaching programming and technology related courses. In his current position he is responsible for maintaining the library website and databases, managing the IT and A/V needs of the library, and co-managing the library’s new maker space.

Matthew Harrick, Brooklyn College CUNY

Prof. Harrick is Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College.

Lee Ann Fullington, Brooklyn College CUNY

Prof. Fullington is Health & Environmental Sciences Librarian at Brooklyn College.

Samantha Dannick, Alfred University

Samantha Dannick is Engineering & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Alfred University. She serves as the liaison librarian for the Inamori School of Engineering and university-wide OER (co-)Lead.

Sharona Ginsberg, SUNY Oswego

Sharona Ginsberg is the Learning Technologies Librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library. Her work fits where technology and learning intersect, and she is especially interested in making and creating. She is also interested in issues of equity and social justice, serving LGBTQ patrons, and her dog, Bilbo Waggins.

Juan Denzer, SUNY Oswego

Juan Denzer is the Discovery Services Librarian at SUNY Oswego. He has an MLIS from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in Computer Sciences from Binghamton University. Author of Digital Collections and Exhibits. He is a maker and inventor. He enjoys working with students on projects from programming to engineering.

Stephan J. Macaluso, SUNY New Paltz

Stephan J. Macaluso is the Planning, Assessment & User Experience Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. His academic interests include visitor studies, public space research and intellectual property. In addition to his assessment work, he is the library’s liaison to the Music, Languages and Educational Administration departments. Stephan commutes to work by bicycle and frequently performs with Bagad New York.

Katherine Zipman, SUNY New Paltz

Katherine Zipman will graduate from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Anthropology in May 2019. Katherine was a User Experience intern at Sojourner Truth Library in spring 2016 and has worked there as a UX student assistant through her senior year. She is a student leader with the SUNY New Paltz Outing Club and loves hiking and rock climbing.

Steve Dixon, SUNY Delhi

Steve Dixon has worked as a Reference/Instruction Librarian at SUNY Delhi since 2001. Previous to his time at SUNY Delhi, he worked at academic libraries Canadaigua, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York, and in Tucson, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in Hazard, Kentucky. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Utah State University, a Masters of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Arizona, and has also completed graduate work at the University at Buffalo.

Katie Ghidiu, Monroe Community College

Katie Ghidiu is the Director of Library Services at Monroe Community College. She also serves on the SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) Board, and represents SUNYLA on the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). Katie worked previously as a librarian at SUNY Cobleskill and North Country Community College.

Alice Wilson, Monroe Community College

Alice Wilson is the Assistant Director of Library Services at Monroe Community College.