Binghamton and Rosetta
Focus on SUNY and SUNY Libraries
[Editor's note: This is just a sampling of items of note about our colleagues and their libraries; SUNYergy editors will consider others that you send in for inclusion in upcoming issues; Congrats! all]
Library Service Veterans
SUNY System Administration took time in December to acknowledge employees with significant years of service. This included members of the Office of Library and Information Services. Pictured right to left - Carey Hatch (25 years of service), John Schumacher (20 years), Maureen Zajkowski (25 years of SUNY service including time at Binghamton). Also pictured, Penny Wilson (25 years including work for SUNY/OCLC and the SUNY Learning Network). Thanks to all for your dedication to our great public university system.
Distinguished Librarian Named
Constantia Constantinou, Library Director at SUNY Maritime has been granted the Distinguished Librarian rank. "In extending its distinguished ranks to the library faculty, SUNY recognizes the accomplishments of its entire faculty, and also assumes national leadership within the academy by becoming the first university system to so encourage and foster the full potential of the faculty status of librarians." (SUNY press release) Congratulations Constantia!
Zimpher and Obama
"As far as we know, this is the first time that SUNY has been included in such a high level meeting at the White House. That's big!" SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher was among those higher education leaders invited to a discussion on college costs hosted by President Barack Obama and including Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
The meeting, December 5, 2011, also included leaders from California State University (Long Beach), University of Texas System, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), University System of Maryland, Western Governor's University, Berea College, Ivy Tech Community College, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Lumina Foundation for Education, and Delta Project.
"I left the White House with a renewed sense of urgency toward carrying out the many SUNY programs that address New York's own challenges, educational needs, and workforce demands." (Generation SUNY Blog)
Suffolk on Cover of Choice
The new Learning Resource Center at Suffolk Community College's Eastern Campus was pictured on the cover of Choice (December 2011 issue).
Kudos to Binghamton
(Huffington Post) "If media headlines on the declining quality of students being produced by America's public education system ever get you down, take a trip to the Binghamton University campus of the State University of New York, or SUNY. You will be surprised at what you find: confident, bright, engaged, and inquisitive students who are aware of the world around them, and not afraid to express their opinions." ("Where Public Education Produces Winners") The meeting described also included students from Stony Brook University.
(Library Journal) "But the most interesting session on the cloud that LJ saw [at Library & Information Technology Association 2011 National Forum] was one by Edward Corrado, the director of library technology at Binghamton University, NY, and Heather Lea Moulaison, assistant professor at the University of Missouri's School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, which centered on the more practical issues of working with cloud-based services -- and, more specifically, cloud-providing companies."