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Engaging Students with Transliteracy
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[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.]
Is it true what they say, there is no bad publicity? That comes to mind with the reference to SUNY and to SUNY Oneonta in the TV show 30 Rock. What's not in the clip. It is important to note that later in the episode, the main character, Jack realizes, "Wait. I had humble beginnings, I went to public school, and I'm the successful one." Jack carries the day.
Those special moments of college, that conversation that changes a life forever can happen just as often at College Camp as around Beacon Hill. Kudos to faculty and staff of SUNY who make this possible.
Geneseo, IDS again Feted
Congratulations to Cyril Oberlander (Geneseo), 2012 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian Award winner. The award "recognizes an individual for outstanding professional achievement, leadership and significant contributions to the fields of interlibrary loan and document delivery." Geneseo librarians have won the award two years in a row. Good work Cyril!
ECC Librarian Digitizes College's Prestigious Past
Kudos to Matthew Best and Erie Community College for the write-up describing the online availability of President James E. Shenton's oral history of the college. "A Verbal History of Erie Community College" (audio and text transcript) is housed in the SUNY Digital Repository.
Jane Subramanian Co-author of Potsdam History
"State University of New York at Potsdam" by Jane M. Subramanian and Virginia Rose Cayey, ArcadiaPublishing, 2012.
SUNY and the State of New York State 2012
"Our SUNY system is a precious New York asset. It has been the great equalizer for the middle class. It has allowed countless New Yorkers from working families to gain a quality college education...I am proud to partner with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to make our colleges and universities centers of excellence, innovation, and job creation." Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address.
The SUNY Online Learning Summit was held March 7-9, 2012 in New York City. Here is a photo of SUNY library leaders at the conference. More photos from the SOLSummit are available.
SUNY and the Community
Good work Albany, Alfred, Binghamton, Buffalo State, Cobleskill, Cortland, Delhi, Environmental Science & Forestry, Fashion Institute, Geneseo, Monroe, Morrisville, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego and Stony Brook for recognition of their institution's and their students' community service, by way of the President'sHigher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Included in Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges and Universities 2012: Binghamton, Buffalo, Environmental Science & Forestry, Geneseo, New Paltz, Oswego and Stony Brook. Kiplinger's Best Values (2012) - Albany, Binghamton, Brockport, Buffalo, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz, Oneonta and Stony Brook.
Tompkins Cortland Community College was again included as a winner in the "Digital Community CollegeSurvey."
SUNY Commends Constantia
"Past recipients [of Distinguished Ranks] have included Nobel laureates and winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and a Distinguished Librarian who, as a Fulbright Scholar in the country of Cyprus, accomplished what no other scholar or librarian has been able to do since 1974 by bringing the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot academic communities closer through overcoming ethnic and political conflicts." SUNY Board Establishes Distinguished Academy