Nancy Abashian, Binghamton University

Nancy Abashian is the Head of Reader Services and Resource Sharing at Binghamton University Libraries. Beginning her career at BU in 2006, she earned her MLS from University at Buffalo in 2013, becoming an assistant librarian in 2014. She is responsible for circulation, reserves, ILL, stacks maintenance and remote storage. Nancy has also been the Mentor Coordinator the IDS Project since early 2015. Working with mentors to serve the membership of the Project and promoting the Project’s mission is her goal.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP, cSBA) is the Coordinator for Library Sustainability at the Mid-Hudson Library System. A founding member of the American Library Association’s Sustainability Roundtable and co-chair of the New York Library Association’s Sustainability Initiative she helped pass both the ALA and NYLA Resolutions on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries.

Mandy Babirad, SUNY New Paltz

Mandy Babirad is a Research and Education Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. Her research interests include examining the role of librarians in collaborative undergraduate research in the humanities and games in higher education. Her favorite board game is Carcassonne. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz in 2010 and her MSIS from SUNY Albany in 2012.

Kellie Barbato, Roberts Wesleyan College

Kellie Barbato was appointed as Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College in July, 2015. Prior to this, she was employed by the University of Memphis Music Library as a staff assistant. She completed her MLS at SUNY at Buffalo and her BA in Music (voice concentration) at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Erin Bennett, Roberts Wesleyan College

Erin Bennett serves as Information Services Librarian/Assistant Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College. Previously, she was employed as a Library Media Specialist. She completed her MSLIS at Syracuse University and her BA in English at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Katie Bertel, Buffalo State

Katie Bertel is an Outreach & Engagement Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State interested in user experience and providing outreach to underserved populations. Outside the library, she can be found skating for the Queen City Roller Girls, where she is known as Librawlian.

Amber Billey, Columbia University

Amber Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009 with certificates in Archives and Museum Librarianship. At Pratt, she focused on metadata standards, cataloging, and digital libraries for cultural heritage institutions. She is currently the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries.

Michelle Bishop, SUNY Oswego

Michelle Bishop is SUNY Oswego’s First-Year Experience Librarian. She instructs information literacy concepts specific to the unique needs of first-year students and am the liaison to three academic departments. As an Oswego faculty librarian and resident, she is always looking for new ways to harness the influence she has to empower the campus and local communities.

Anne Bouvier, University at Buffalo

Anne Bouvier is Manager of ILL Borrowing and Document Delivery Services at UB Libraries.

Katie Bram, SUNY Maritime

Katie Bram started at the Stephen B. Luce Library as an intern in 2011. Since then, she has served as Reference Librarian, Circulation Coordinator and now Acquisitions and User Services Librarian. She earned her MLS from Queens College in January 2012. She focuses on access issues and meeting user needs.

Mia Breitkopf, The College at Brockport

Mia Breitkopf is the new Online and Hybrid Learning Librarian at The College at Brockport.

Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo

Allison Brown is currently Digital Publishing Services Manager at SUNY Geneseo, where she coordinates and oversees Milne Library’s publishing program. Allison also works on the IITG-funded Open SUNY Textbooks project and was the Researcher/Editor of the RRLC-funded Library Publishing Toolkit.

Sean Bustard, Binghamton University

Sean Bustard is the University Downtown Center Assistant Reader Services Coordinator for Binghamton University Libraries. He is dedicated to find innovative ways to further improve patron services for Binghamton University Libraries.

Doug Cannon, bepress

Doug Cannon works with many universities, including SUNY campuses, on their open access repository initiatives. He often speaks on issues such as scholarly communications and open access publishing.

Sandy Card, Binghamton University

Sandy Card is an Associate Librarian at the Binghamton University Libraries where she is currently the Director for Technical Services. Her interests include information organization and retrieval and the effective use of library management systems to provide easy and accurate discovery.

Yu-Hui Chen, University at Albany

Yu-Hui Chen is currently the Subject Librarian for Education and East Asian Studies at the University at Albany. Her research interests include institutional repository, information organization, Human-Computer Interaction, Web usability, and user studies.

Su Kim Chung, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Su Kim Chung is the Head of Special Collections Public Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has worked with UNLV’s Special Collections since 1999. She earned an MA in History at California State University, Fresno and an MLIS and PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Su Kim is the author of Las Vegas Then and Now.

Megan Coder, SUNY New Paltz

Megan Coder is a Cataloger at SUNY New Paltz and organized the SUNY cataloging group, SUNYCats, in 2014. She’s involved with the New Paltz campus Sustainability Committee and has enjoyed working with the New York Library Association’s Sustainability Initiative on such important issues.

Madeline Cohen, Lehman College, City University of New York

Madeline Cohen is Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at Lehman College, CUNY. She has taught flipped information literacy instruction to business management courses. She presented a workshop on the flipped classroom with her colleagues at last year’s SUNYLA conference.

Nickie Colello, University at Buffalo

Nickie Colello is Head of Delivery Services at UB Libraries.

Ellie Collier, EBSCO

Ellie Collier is a Discovery Service Engineer for the Northeastern United States and Canada. Prior to joining EBSCO, she spent almost 10 years as a Reference and Instruction Librarian in a variety of academic institutions. Ellie is a co-founder and editor of the Open Access, Open Peer-Reviewed journal, In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Sean Concannon, Taylor & Francis

Sean Concannon manages sales for Taylor & Francis ebooks and print books, and databases to libraries throughout the State of New York, the Northeastern US, and eastern Canada. Sean also works with our largest library suppliers, Yankee Book Peddler and Coutts. Sean started selling our Routledge imprint to academic bookstores in New York in 2001. Based in our Manhattan office, Sean cycles to work from his home in Queens. His wife is a special collections librarian at New York Public Library.

Dianne Gordon Conyers, LaGuardia Community College

Dianne Gordon Conyers is an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College. She teaches a credit bearing course “Internet Research Strategies” and is the Periodicals Librarian in the Department of Library Media Resources Center. She a member of the college’s Sustainability Council and the library’s’ alternate representative to College Senate.

Laura Costello, Stony Brook University

Laura is the Head of Research & Emerging Technologies, and the liaison to the Computer Science and Linguistics departments. She also selects reference materials for the library and provides reference services in person and online.

Michelle Currier, SUNY Canton

Michelle Currier is the Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. She earned her MLS from Florida State University. Presently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Lisa Czirr, SUNY Cortland

Lisa Czirr is the Teaching Materials Center Librarian at SUNY Cortland. She is responsible for the curriculum materials center that supports Education students with PreK-12 materials and is the liaison and library instructor for the Education programs. Prior to the academic world, she worked in the public library setting, and has a background in Biology.

Juan Denzer, Binghamton University

Juan Denzer is a Library Systems Specialist working at Binghamton University. He is responsible for maintaining Staff equipment as well as collaborating with librarians. Juan has a B.A. in Computer Sciences from BU and finishing up his MLS from UB. He is the author of Digital Collections and Exhibits.

Katie DeRusso, Monroe Community College

Katie DeRusso is the Assistant Director for Library Services at Monroe Community College. She also provides research support, information literacy instruction, and serves as liaison to the Psychology and Engineering departments.

Jennifer DeVito, Stony Brook University

Jennifer DeVito is the Head of Access Services, which includes circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, at the Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the Cultural Analysis and Theory department and is involved in reference, instruction and collection development. She received her MSLIS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a BA from the New School for Social Research and is currently enrolled in the Information Design and Technology graduate program at SUNY Poly.

Jill Dixon, Binghamton University

Jill Dixon, Associate Librarian, serves as the Director of Public Services at Binghamton University Libraries. Ms. Dixon oversees the development and implementation of innovative services and programs for Reader Services, Research and Instructional Services and three branch libraries.

Laura Dumuhosky, The College at Brockport

Laura Dumuhosky is an Instruction & Reference Librarian at Drake Memorial Library, working as liaison to the college’s Writing Center, the English, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, and Arts for children departments, as well as the Juvenile Collection focused on resources for students planning to work with children.

Will Edgar, Thomson Reuters

Francine Egger-Sider, LaGuardia Community College

Coordinator, Technical Services

Kathy Fagan, Credo

Ann Fiddler, City University of New York

Ann Fiddler is a project management librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services focusing on OER initiatives through the libraries. She has multifaceted career experience in library services and innovations in both academic and K-12 libraries.

Priscilla Finley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Priscilla Finley has been the humanities librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 2002. She has an MLS from Syracuse University and an MA in English from The State University of New York at Binghamton.

Sharon Fisher, Binghamton University

Sharon Fisher is the University Downtown Center Reader Services Coordinator for Binghamton University Libraries. She is dedicated to providing premier patron service. Toward that end, she is highly motivated to create innovative and engaging ways to support her student staff to develop their patron service skills.

Carrie Fishner, SUNY Delhi

Carrie Fishner is an Outreach and Instruction Librarian at SUNY Delhi, a new position to the library this year. Carrie’s background in both student life and public librarianship have fostered many skills which make her uniquely fit for this position. Reader, SCUBA diver, crafter, and always up for an adventure.

Louise Fluk, LaGuardia Community College

Collection Development Librarian

Lee Ann Fullington, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Lee Ann Fullington is the Health and Environmental Sciences Librarian at CUNY Brooklyn College. Her research interests include mobile device usage in academia, transfer student experiences, and when she’s not doing LIS research, she makes ethnographic forays into record shop culture.

Leah Galka, Buffalo State

Leah Galka is an Outreach and Engagement Librarian interested in student engagement and creative instruction, and strong interest in affordability issues for students. She has experimented with service learning for several semesters and never stops looking for collaborative and experiential learning opportunities. She also works closely with an instructional designer colleague, Ginger Bidell, on advocating for OER on her campus. She has been at SUNY Buffalo State since 2013, and received her MSLIS from Syracuse University.

Kristen Gallant, Binghamton University

Kristen Gallant is the Fine Arts librarian at Binghamton University. Along with her MA in Library and Information Science, Kristen has a MA degree in Art History with an emphasis in Medieval and Renaissance arts. She has done extensive research on cultural exchange during the Sixteenth Century as well as leaf books from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Currently, her scholarly interests are in digital literacy in academic institutions and digital humanities tools in the libraries.

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

Karen Gardner-Athey is the Training Coordinator at the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). She received her MLIS from UCLA and a MS from Syracuse University. She also has a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Training the Trainer from the Education Department at Elmira College. She has been with the OLIS for the past 15 years where her primary focus is library systems training and support. Previously, she worked at Gaylord Information Systems and several libraries in the Los Angeles area. She is currently focused on OER activities and has been an online instructor of Open SUNY COTE OER courses for the past year.

Carol Anne Germain, University at Albany

Carol Anne Germain is an Information Literacy and Informatics/Information Studies Librarian. She teaches information literacy courses, participates in reference, and develops web-based instructional resources. She is one of the co-creators of CitationFox, a citation tool developed at the University at Albany. Her research includes usability, URL persistence in academic resources, and information literacy.

Sharona Ginsberg, SUNY Oswego

Sharona Ginsberg is the Learning Technologies Librarian at SUNY Oswego. Her pronouns are she/her(s). She is interested in makerspaces, learning commons, technology, and LGBTQ+ advocacy in libraries.

Cindy Hagelberger, Genesee Community College

Cindy Hagelberger is Reference Services Librarian at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Besides managing the reference desk, she also works with the college archives and has a hand in several annual library programs including the Student Poetry Contest and the A Tale for Three Counties community reading project.

Amy E. Handfield, Manhattan College

Amy Handfield, Access Services Librarian at Manhattan College, Bronx NY, is a visual artist and academic librarian. She has an MFA from Goddard College and an MLS from Drexel University. Her research interests include technology applications in library administration, the ‘bring your own device’ pedagogical movement, and Open Access publishing. She has presented her research at the CUNY EdTech Showcase and Georgia Institute of Technology’s Access Services Conference.She is an active member of the ALA, ACRL, and the New York chapter of the ACRL. Handfield writes reviews for CHOICE magazine that specialize in Visual Art and Art History.

Daniel Harms, SUNY Cortland

Dan Harms is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at SUNY Cortland. He has published multiple books and articles dealing with the history of the book, especially as it relates to alternative spiritualities. He has been active in SUNYLA for almost a decade.

Matthew Harrick, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Matthew Harrick is Outreach, Instruction, and Education Librarian at Brooklyn College – CUNY.

Kristin Hart, SUNY Maritime

Kristin Hart has been the Library Director at the Stephen B. Luce Library at SUNY Maritime College since July 2015. Before that she was the Manhattan Center Library at Adelphi University for 12 years. She holds an MLS from Queens College and an MS in Education Technology from Adelphi University. Her research interests include Open Access and user behavior analysis.

Eugene J. Harvey, Buffalo State

Eugene Harvey is the Assessment Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State and chair of the SUNYLA Personnel Policies Committee. He has presented and published both nationally and internationally on a variety of assessment and evaluation topics, including library service design, active learning environments, and strategic planning considerations.

Kelly Helm, Long Island University and Fairleigh Dickinson University

Kelly Jean Helm holds an MLIS with an emphasis on Rare Books and Special Collections from Long Island University and an MA in English from Arcadia University. She is an adjunct faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, drinking tea, and reading (as any librarian should!)

Molly Higgins, Stony Brook University

Molly Higgins, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Librarian at Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Library as well as Librarian for Asian American Studies. She specializes in nursing and pediatrics as well as digital technologies, information literacy, and issues of meaningful diversity and representation. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Amanda Hollister, SUNY Broome Community College

Amanda Hollister is the Systems Librarian at SUNY Broome.

Eric Howd, Binghamton University

Eric Machan Howd currently works with Binghamton University as their Director of Instructional Design Services; he has been teaching in higher education since 1993 and is currently teaching with Ithaca College’s Writing Department and Broome Community College’s English Department. He also assesses prior learning with Empire State College. He has also worked with Tompkins Cortland Community College (Director of Academic Technology) and Cornell University (Instructional Designer/Project Manager). Eric is a designated expert in Instructional Design with the SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) and one of two electronic portfolio experts for the SUNY system. He current research interests include: the use of reflective-based pedagogies in higher education, how learning environments impact learning and teaching, and how BRIDGE programs between K-12 and Higher Education can streamline the transition between high school and college.

Aleshia Huber, Binghamton University

Aleshia Huber is an Engineering Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries where she provides reference and instructional services. She earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a graduate assistant at Grainger Engineering Library.

Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime

Chris Keough, University at Buffalo

Jane Kessler, University at Albany

Jane Kessler is Head of Reference and Research Services at the University at Albany Library.

Jessica Kiebler, Berkeley College

Jessica Kiebler is a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Berkeley College’s White Plains Campus responsible for educating students on the library and information literacy. She has been a librarian since 2012 working in academic and public libraries in New York and New Jersey.

Gregg Kiehl, TC3

Andrea Kingston, Monroe Community College

Andrea Kingston is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Monroe Community College. She helps support the integration of open and library content into the college’s curriculum. Andrea is also the liaison for the Biology, Business, and IT departments and MCC’s Model UN program, and provides information literacy instruction and research support.

Cynthia L. Koman, Hudson Valley Community College

Cynthia Koman has been a librarian at Hudson Valley Community College since January 2009. Originally from Wappingers Falls, NY, she moved to Albany to study at SUNY Albany and received her MLS degree in 2002. Prior to working at HVCC, she was the Reference and Serials Librarian at Albany Medical College.

Jennifer Kronenbitter, SUNY Cortland

Jennifer Kronebitter is the Associate Director of Libraries at SUNY Cortland. She has a BA in Anthropology from Millersville University, a MLS from Southern Connecticut State University and a MS in Geoenvironmental Science from Shippensburg Univeristy.

Anne Larrivee, Binghamton University

Anne Larrivee is a Senior Assistant Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries and serves as a subject liaison with the departments of Africana Studies, Anthropology, Human Development and Social Work. Ms. Larrivee received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida in 2010 and will complete her Masters in Anthropology from Binghamton University in Spring 2016. Her research interests are focused on communities of learning.

Sheryl Kron Larson-Rhodes, SUNY Geneseo

Sheryl Kron Larson-Rhodes (Kronan the Grammarian) has over 20 years of editing experience for academic, corporate, and government organizations, with materials in engineering, scientific, advertising, and publishing fields. Sherry currently works at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library, where she provides instruction, reference, & editing expertise to staff, faculty, and students.

Kristy Lee, SUNY New Paltz

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

Alison Lehner-Quam, Lehman College, City University of New York

Alison Lehner-Quam, Education Librarian, serves as the liaison to the School of Education at Lehman College. Her research interests include the impact of flipped IL classes for education students and the role of creativity and inquiry in teacher education and in today’s pre-K-12 educational environment.

Kelly Lindberg, SUNY New Paltz

Kelly Lindberg is a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Digital Media Programming & Management and English. In 2014 she met with Librarian Madeline Veitch and other students to collaborate on starting a zine library at the Sojourner Truth Library. She began interning for the zine library for the 2014-2015 school year, studied abroad in London in the fall of 2015, and then came back to New Paltz to spend her final semester as a zine library intern. For her Honors thesis, she worked on a short documentary focusing on the New Paltz Zine Library called “Aboveground and the Underground Converge: The New Paltz Zine Library”.

Jill Locascio, SUNY College of Optometry

Tom Love, PolicyMap

Tom has worked in the information industry since 1989, serving in training, consulting and business development roles at Dialog and Thomson Reuters before joining the non-profit PolicyMap, a division of Reinvestment Fund, in 2012.

Amanda M. Lowe, University at Albany

Amanda Lowe acts as the Lending and Access Services Associate at UAlbany Libraries. Developing both creative and meaningful library programming for undergraduate students is one of her passions. She enjoys research on librarianship advocacy, best practices for an array of user services, student outreach in higher education environments, and, occasionally, female heroines in contemporary Young Adult literature.

Jennifer A. Lyon, Stony Brook University

Jennifer A. Lyon joined Stony Brook University in November 2014 as the Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian. Jennifer was the Clinical Research Librarian at the University of Florida and a Clinical and Bioinformatics Librarian at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Jennifer holds a MS in Molecular Biology and a MLIS.

Christopher McHale, LaGuardia Community College

Coordinator, Access Services

Joleen McInnis

Joleen McInnis is the former Interim Assistant Dean and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz. Her interests include information literacy instruction, programming and assessment, as well as reflective teaching. She currently lives in Newport News, Virginia with her husband and two cats.

Emily Mitchell, SUNY Oswego

Emily Mitchell is the Webmaster Librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library. She got her MLS from Indiana University some years ago, and has been locked in deadly (but often enjoyable) battle with various library web technologies ever since.

Valerie Mittenberg, SUNY New Paltz

Valerie Mittenberg is the Collection Development Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. She has a Master of Librarianship from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Beth Mullen, Taylor & Francis

Beth Mullen manages Taylor & Francis Group journals sales for the Northeastern U.S. Prior to working with journals, Beth spent many years in licensing and sales on the book side of publishing…at St. Martin’s Press and Routledge, Inc. in New York, and later at Springhouse Corp. and Wolters Kluwer in Philadelphia. Beth originally hails from Eastchester, NY and by the age of 7 or so, her parents made sure she had seen many wonders of the Empire State, including Ausable Chasm, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fort Ticonderoga, Niagara Falls, and a tour of the old Eastman Kodak Company. She admits to still possessing her Santa’s Helper card from Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, NY.

Jenn Murray, University at Buffalo

Laura K. Murray, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services

Laura K. Murray, MLS, is the Coordinator of OER for SUNY’s Academic Technologies and Information Services division (ATIS) which includes the Office of Library and Information Service (OLIS). She coordinates Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions,, and supports OER initiatives across SUNY. Laura is co-creator of the Open SUNY COTE OER Courses. When she is not immersed in OER, Laura is a photographer and loyal servant to cats.

Rebecca Nous, University at Albany

Rebecca Nous is the Catalog Management Librarian at University at Albany and co-chair of the SUNYLA Technical Services Interest Group.

Maaike Oldemans, SUNY Cortland

Maaike Oldemans is the Technical Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland. She has a BA in Library Science from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a MLIM from Northumbria University (U.K.).

Rebecca Oling, Purchase

Rebecca Oling is the Coordinator of Instruction and Literature Librarian at SUNY Purchase. She has a BA in English Education and Professional Writing from Purdue University and an MA in Literature from Kansas State University and an MLS from Kent State University.

Steven Ovadia, LaGuardia Community College

Deputy Chief Librarian

Jennifer Palmentiero, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Jennifer Palmentiero is the Digital Services Librarian at the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. She manages the Council’s digitization service and provides digitization training and support to member organizations.

Lawrence Paretta, LIU Post

Lawrence Paretta is as an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of Library Instruction at LIU Post. He oversees the Library’s information literacy program and serves as their outcomes assessment specialist. Professor Paretta is also the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of Library Science and Criminal Justice.

Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo

Kate Pitcher is currently Interim Director of Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo. Formerly, she was Head of Technical Services & Collection Development, a team consisting of acquisitions, cataloging, special collections, and publishing staff. Kate also provides leadership for Open SUNY Textbooks. Kate received her M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo.

Jennifer Poggiali, Lehman College, City University of New York

Jennifer Poggiali is Assistant Professor and Instructional Technologies Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY. She is the co-creator of the website, which she was pleased to present with her collaborator Amy Ballmer at last year’s SUNYLA conference.

Violet Price, Downstate Medical Center

Wendy Prince, The College at Brockport

Wendy Prince is the Evening Library Supervisor at Drake Memorial Library. Her duties include supervising and training student workers and the library’s Writing Tutors, instruction of evening classes, grant writing, and library special events and programming.

Shannon Pritting, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Shannon Pritting is currently Library Director at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he’s worked at libraries in two other SUNYs, working in reference, instruction, and access services at SUNY Oswego and Cayuga Community College. Shannon also served as Access and Resource Sharing Librarian at Syracuse University. Shannon has been involved in library cooperation for many years, including serving in many roles in the IDS Project, including co-creating IDS Logic, a resource sharing platform now in use by over 100 libraries.

Joshua Rakower, Buffalo State

Joshua Rakower holds an M.E and an M.L.S from the University at Buffalo. He is currently working at Buffalo State College as an Information Commons Librarian, where he works on Buffalo State’s institutional repository the Digital Commons.

Logan Rath, The College at Brockport

Logan Rath is an Associate Librarian at the College at Brockport where he works with the instruction team and provides reference services to online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.

Matthew Regan, Berkeley College

Matthew Regan has been an academic librarian since 2010. In his current role as Information Literacy Coordinator he provides strategic direction in the delivery and evaluation of Berkeley College’s curriculum-integrated information literacy program. He chairs library committees, serves as Assessment Coordinator, and presents locally on information literacy curriculum mapping.

Angela Rhodes, Morrisville

Joe Riggie, Buffalo State

Joe Riggie is the information systems librarian at Buffalo State College. He lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife and 2 children. His professional interests include improving library analytics for planning and decision making. In his free time, Joe plays fantasy football, reads science fiction, and chases his children around.

Trevor Riley, College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Trevor Riley is the Engineering and Emerging Technologies librarian at the College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Among his interests are research data management, OERs, and emerging tech. Outside of the library, he can be found brewing up a pint of something tasty.

Eduardo Rivera, LIU Post

Eduardo Rivera is as an Assistant Professor and the Head of Reference Services at LIU Post. He coordinates the Library Reference Department’s programming initiatives and is an active instructor in the universities Information Literacy programming. Professor Rivera is also the author of several articles in the fields of Library Science.

Amy Rockwell, Buffalo State

Amy Rockwell is the First-Year Experience Librarian and Coordinator of Disability Access Services at Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science and Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Buffalo. A librarian at Buffalo State since 1986, her current research interests include the first-year college experience.

Alexandra Rojas, LaGuardia Community College

Alexandra Rojas, Assistant Professor, is the Coordinator of Reference at LaGuardia Community College, New York. She is the chair of the Academic Standing Committee and serves as co-chair of the Library Association of the City University of New York Reference Roundtable.

Jamie Saragossi, Stony Brook University

Jamie Saragossi, MLS, is the Collection Development and Outreach Librarian at Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Library. Jamie is liaison to the School of Social Welfare and the Program in Public Health. Jamie also focuses on outreach to the community, consumer health education and health literacy. She holds an MLS from Queens College and a BA in Rhetoric and Communication from SUNY Albany.

Kenneth Schlesinger, Lehman College, City University of New York

Kenneth Schlesinger is Chief Librarian of Lehman College/CUNY, a position he has held since 2007. His research interests include performing arts libraries and archives, international librarianship, and library management. He has earned degrees from Pratt Institute, Yale School of Drama, and University of California-Berkeley.

Eva Sclippa, College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Eva Sclippa is the Art Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at Alfred University. She received her MLS and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Alfred, she provides instruction for students in the College of Ceramics, and she also has an interest in programming and outreach.

Heather Shimon, SUNY New Paltz

Heather Shimon is a Research and Education Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. She received her M.A. in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked as a librarian and course instructor at the engineering library, and previously, as the assistant to the Women’s Studies Librarian.

Sue Slivan, SUNY Broome Community College

Sue Slivan is the Electronic Resources Librarian at SUNY Broome.

Jennifer Smathers, The College at Brockport

Priscilla Stadler, LaGuardia Community College

As the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Associate Director for Technology Applications and Instructional Design, Priscilla Stadler co-leads year-long seminars for LaGuardia faculty on the effective, thoughtful integration of technology and pedagogy.

Sally Stieglitz, Stony Brook University

Sally Stieglitz is a Visiting Assistant Librarian in Research and Instruction Services. She earned her MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her JD from Hofstra University, School of Law. She also holds a BA in English Literature and in French from SUNY Albany.

Steve Sutton, YPB

Steve Sutton has over twenty-five years’ experience building print and digital collections in academic libraries in the US and Canada. He has worked closely with hundreds of libraries to develop workflow efficiencies resulting in streamlined and cost effective acquisitions processes for the selection, ordering, and receiving of print and eBooks. He has held sales and sales management positions at Blackwell’s Book Services, netLibrary, Alibris, On Demand Books, BiblioLabs, and is currently the Regional Sales Manager covering the Northeastern US and Canada for YBP Library Services.

Sara Tarpley, Gale

Elise Thornley, Binghamton University

Elise Thornley currently works for the Binghamton University Libraries as a Resource Sharing Assistant, specifically handling Borrowing and Document Delivery related requests. She is pursuing her MSLIS from Syracuse University, and expects to graduate in Spring 2017.

Tess Tobin, New York City College of Technology

Tess Tobin is Associate Professor in the Library Department at New York City College of Technology/CUNY. She served as Chair of REFORMA Northeast Chapter from 2008-2009, and Chair of IFLA’s Library Services to Multicultural Populations from 2011-2015. Her research interests focus on recruitment and retention of Latinos into the library profession.

Bob Tolliver, Stony Brook University

Bob Tolliver is Head of the Science and Engineering Library and specializes in earth sciences and engineering. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, he was the earth sciences librarian at Penn State University, an engineering librarian at the University of Michigan, and a geology instructor at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He earned his MLIS from the University of South Carolina and his PhD in Geology from the University of Tennessee.

Michelle Toth, SUNY Plattsburgh

Michelle Toth is an instruction librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. She coordinates the LIB200 course, the textbooks on reserve program, the library liaison program and the LIB proficiency exam. She is also serving as the campus Assessment Fellow, responsible for assessing the campus General Education program and supporting campus departments and units to develop effective assessment plans.

Clara Y. Tran, Stony Brook University

Clara Y. Tran received her MSLIS from Long Island University. She has been working as a Science Librarian at Stony Brook University since August 2013. Clara is a subject liaison to the biology and chemistry departments.

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 300 zines and spawned library programming and instruction around zines and zinemaking. She loves making zines, reading zines, and seeing zines in the stacks. Madeline has an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012).

Madalaine Vericker, St. John’s University

Madalaine (Maddy) Vericker is an MLIS candidate at St. John’s University specializing in digital library management and design. Her research in LIS focuses on the intersection between information and access, with an emphasis on using open source technologies. After graduating with her MLIS in December 2016, she hopes to work in an academic library, collaborating with faculty and students on their digital projects.

Jane Verostek, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Jane M. Verostek is currently an Associate Librarian at Moon Library at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Jane has worked at SUNY ESF’s Moon Library as a librarian since June 1998. Prior to SUNY ESF she held positions at the Onondaga County Public Library System, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Gaylord/Polaris and the S.U. Law Library. Jane received a B.S. in Environmental Science from SUNY ESF in 1992, a Masters in Library Science from Syracuse University in 1996 and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries from Syracuse University in 2008.

Megan Wacha, City University of New York

Megan Wacha is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services, where she is responsible for the development and management of CUNY Academic Works. She is also an active Wikipedian who works to increase contributions by and about women and people from other marginalized groups.

Julie Wang, Binghamton University

Julie Wang is Asian and Asian American Studies Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries. In addition to working as a bibliographer and providing research and instructional services to faculty and students, Julie is actively involved with the Libraries’ related innovative international projects. She is the coordinator for the Libraries’ Chinese Cultural Experience Center and oversees the pilot project.

Brandon West, SUNY Geneseo

Brandon West is the Social Sciences Librarian at SUNY Geneseo. His pronouns are he/his. His research interests include instructional design in academic libraries, creative approaches to information literacy, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Wendy West, University at Albany

Wendy West is the Head of Catalog Management Services at University at Albany and co-chair of the SUNYLA Technical Services Interest Group.

Cori Wilhelm, SUNY Canton

Cori Wilhelm is the Assistant Director of Library Services and Access Services Librarian at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. She earned her MLS from University at Buffalo.

Lydia Willoughby, SUNY New Paltz

Lydia Willoughby is a Research and Education Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz. Willoughby has a MSLIS from Long Island University (2011), an MA in English Literature from The University of Montana (2006) and is a graduate of Bard College (2003). Willoughby’s scholarship addresses critical pedagogy and gamification in education. In 2013, Willoughby was selected as one of Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers” in the community builder category.

Alice Wilson, Monroe Community College

Alice Wilson is an Assistant Director at the Monroe Community College Libraries. She supports the Libraries’ information literacy and outreach programs and serves as library liaison to the Visual and Performing Arts departments.

Robin Wright, Lehman College, City University of New York

Robin Wright is Assistant Professor and Health and Human Services Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY. She has taught flipped information literacy sessions for public health, social work, and nursing courses. She presented a workshop on the flipped classroom with her colleagues at last year’s SUNYLA conference.

Theresa Zahor, SUNY Farmingdale State College

Theresa Zahor is an Associate Librarian at SUNY Farmingdale State College. She is head of Reference, Information Literacy, Research, and the Virtual Library. In 2010, Theresa was the primary researcher to support submission of a Title III, Strengthening Institutions grant. FSC was awarded $5 million to create programs and activities to assist student progression. In 2015, she was the primary researcher in support of the FITW (First in The World) grant application. In the fall of 2015, Farmingdale State College was awarded $2.95 million to create a RAM (Research Aligned Mentorship) program at Farmingdale and consortium with four other academic institutions.

Maureen Zajkowski, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services