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Nancy Abashian
Binghamton University Libraries
Nancy Abashian has served the Binghamton University Libraries in many capacities since she began her library career in 2006. Currently serving as the Head of Reader Services and Resource Sharing, Nancy oversees the operations circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan.

Ray Abruzzi
VP and Publisher of Gale Digital Collections

Benjamin Andrus
Binghamton University
Benjamin Andrus is Sociology and Education Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries.

Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi is the Access Services Librarian at SUNY Old Westbury. She received her MLS from Queens College and has been working in libraries for 10 years. Ms. Antobam-Ntekudzi’s focus is to bring innovation to access services and create a better user experience for the SUNY Old Westbury community.

Brett Arno
Alfred University
Brett Arno is the Library Systems Support Specialist at Alfred University’s Herrick Memorial Library. He joined Herrick shortly after receiving his B.A in Computer Science from Alfred University in 2008.

Glynis Asu
Hamilton College
Glynis Asu serves as Instructional Support Librarian at Hamilton College, and leads the student Peer Research Tutor program. Her interests include the development and assessment of information literacy across the curriculum and innovations in pedagogy. At ACRL 2015, she co-presented “Partners in Design: Consortial Collaboration for Digital Learning Object Creation.”


Ellen Bahr
Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University
Ellen Bahr is Information Systems Librarian at Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University. Her research interests have included open source software for website development, the system challenges faced by small academic libraries and, most recently, metadata for digital collections. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University in 2005 and has an MA in French Studies from New York University.

Amy Ballmer
Fashion Institute of Technology
Amy Ballmer is Assoc. Professor and Asst. Head of Research & Instructional Services at the FIT Gladys Marcus Library. Her research interests include conceptual art practice from the 1960s-1980s and the publications that documented them, challenging current models of information access, and digital scholarship.

Katherine Bertel
SUNY Buffalo State
Katherine Bertel serves as Outreach & Engagement Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State. Katie works on innovative ways to visually market library services and communicate value to various campus populations. Her marketing and outreach specialties include social media, brand development, and user experience.

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. She previously worked in a public library, managed the branch locations of a community college library, and was employed as a research analyst for a major database vendor.

Kelly Blanchat
CUNY Queens College
Kelly Blanchat is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Queens College of CUNY. Blanchat has an MSLIS from the Palmer School at Long Island University (2012); she is an M.A. candidate for Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. Blanchat has experience working in academic publishing at Springer Science + Business Media.

Greg Bobish
University at Albany
Greg Bobish is an information literacy librarian at the University at Albany Libraries. He has taught one-credit information literacy courses for 15 years in-person, and recently started teaching the same course online. He is interested in the ways technological changes affect students’ use of information sources.

Valerie Bonilla
Brookdale Community College
Valerie Bonilla is an instruction librarian at Brookdale Community College. Valerie holds a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Oswego, and a Masters in Information and Library Science from Rutgers University.  Prior to coming to Brookdale in 2008, she was a Young Adult Librarian at the New York Public Library.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield
Prairie View A&M University
Presenter is the Distance Services Librarian for Prairie View A&M University, John B. Coleman Library. She is the editor and graphic designer of a campus wide newsletter, also creates promotional flyers and posters for events. She is also the creator of several library mobile apps and online games.


Steven Chudnick
Brookdale Community College
Steve Chudnick is an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Bankier Library at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. He serves as liaison to the Sciences and has most significantly collaborated with the Biology department during his 10 years at the College.

Jessica Clemons
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Jessica Clemons is a Senior Assistant Librarian at SUNY ESF. She teaches courses on information literacy, co-teachers a graduate level course on data management, and helps stimulate and highlight research on campus. Jessica has been awarded several grants for her work on innovative teaching, institutional repositories, and data management.

Madeline Cohen
Lehman College
Madeline Cohen is Head of Reference at Lehman College (CUNY). She is conducting research on Flipped Information Literacy instruction to Business Management students, along with teaching information literacy in a variety of disciplines. Ms. Cohen and her Lehman colleagues presented workshops on the flipped classroom at local and regional conferences.

Jennifer Collins
SUNY Delhi
Jennifer Collins is a reference and instruction librarian at SUNY Delhi. In addition to the duties performed as part of her title she works on assessment, carries out collection development responsibilities for the liberal arts and dabbles as a part time archivist. Her scholarly interests include fair use and intellectual property rights in academia. She’s also a big fan of honey bees.

Michelle Currier
SUNY Canton
Michelle Currier began her work in academic libraries as an assistant librarian in public services. She developed an interest in, and began to move professionally toward, the area of digital initiatives librarianship, beginning an iPad program at her college. She is presently the Director of the Southworth Library Learning Commons

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


Eileen Daly-Boas
University of Rochester
Eileen Daly-Boas is an Outreach Librarian at the University of Rochester. She has been at the UR libraries for ten years, and has taught adjunct philosophy, humanities and political science classes at SUNY Geneseo (her alma mater) and at SUNY Brockport. She is currently the Outreach librarian for Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Classics and Theology.

Kristin D’Amato
Central Connecticut State University
Kristin D’Amato is the Head of Serials and Acquisitions at Central Connecticut State University, where she is responsible for maintaining the serials collection, providing access to e-resources and e-resource collection development. Her research interests include: e-resource management systems, e-resources marketing and discovery solutions. Kristin received her M.S.I.S. from SUNY Albany.

Megan Dempsey
Raritan Valley Community College
Megan Dempsey is Instructional Services Librarian at Raritan Valley Community College. In her life before librarianship she completed the teacher certification program at Ramapo College of New Jersey and taught high school English. This experience has helped her develop engaging one-shot sessions where students are active participants in their learning.

Katie DeRusso
SUNY Cobleskill
Katie DeRusso is a Senior Assistant Librarian at SUNY Cobleskill. Her primary responsibilities include design, promotion and assessment of information literacy program.

Anne Deutsch
SUNY New Paltz
Anne Deutsch ( is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at SUNY New Paltz where she manages the information literacy instruction program.

Michael Devitto
SUNY New Paltz
Michael Devitto is a SUNY New Paltz Computer Science Major undergrad student, graduating May 2015.

Amy Dibble
Corning Community College
Amy Dibble is the Systems Librarian and Archivist at Corning Community College. She has been at CCC since 2004.

Blake Doherty
Brookdale Community College
Blake Doherty has worked as an instruction librarian at Brookdale Community College since she completed her MLIS at University of Illinois in 2012. In June of 2015, she will begin a new position at Amherst College as the Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian.

Laurie Dreyer
University at Albany
Laurie Dreyer is a recent transplant to New York State from Northern California, where she earned a BA in International Relations from UCDavis. She has just started on the dual degree program at University at Albany in which she will earn an MS in Information Science and an MA in Public History. She has worked in public and academic libraries as well as archives and would like to explore self-directed learning in the public sphere.


Angela Ecklund
MLA International Bibliography
Since 2012 Angela Ecklund has been with Modern Language Association, maintaining the names/works authority file and producing a series of tutorials for the MLA Bibliography. She has also performed reference and instruction at Rutgers University Libraries and has taught English literature at Hunter College for nine years.

Laura Evans
Binghamton University
Laura Evans is Metadata/Cataloging Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries.


Christine Faraday
Nassau Community College
Christine Faraday is a reference and instruction librarian & Assistant Professor at Nassau Community College. She is also the campus administrator for

Jennifer Farquhar
Suffolk County Community College
Jennifer Farquhar has been a librarian at Suffolk County Community College for 10 years. She is the Coordinator of Instruction at the Ammerman Campus, Chair of the College-wide Library Information Literacy Committee and has devoted much of her time to encouraging the college to embed information literacy into the curriculum.

Ann Fiddler

Carrie Fishner
SUNY Delhi
Carrie Fishner is an Instruction and Reference Librarian, who also works as public library Director on the side. Having spent eight years as Residence Hall Director (and still living in with her family), Carrie also has a lot of experience with the programming and student outreach side of higher education.

Brian Flota
James Madison University
Brian Flota is the English Liaison Librarian at James Madison University. Prior to his career as a librarian, he earned his PhD in English from The George Washington University in 2006. He earned his MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.

Lisa Forrest
Hamilton College
Lisa A. Forrest serves as Director of Research and Instruction Services at Hamilton College. A fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute (2014), she is the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service Award from the WNY Library Resources Council (2008) and a fellow of the WNY Library Resources Council’s Leadership Institute (2009).

Curt Friehs
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Curt Friehs has worked in academic and public libraries. Mr. Friehs presently works at SUNY College at Old Westbury as the Business Reference Librarian. In the past, Mr. Friehs has presented research at the American Librarian Association Annual Conference, the Charleston Conference, among others.

Ken Fujiuchi
SUNY Buffalo State
Always looking to integrate technology into the academic environment in creative and practical ways, Ken Fujiuchi is the Emerging Technology Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State. Ken is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo, where he earned his MLS.

Lee Ann Fullington
Brooklyn College – CUNY
Prof. Lee Ann Fullington is Health and Environmental Sciences librarian at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Her research interests include STEM outreach, underserved student populations, and popular music communities.


Leah Galka
SUNY Buffalo State
Leah Galka is an Outreach and Engagement Librarian interested in student engagement and creative instruction. She has been at SUNY Buffalo State since 2013, and received her MSLIS from Syracuse University.

Karen Gardner-Athey
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Karen Gardner-Athey is the Training Coordinator for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. She is the facilitator for two open and online courses about OERs and serves as a consulting librarian for the Open SUNY+ course refresh initiative. Karen is very active with the IDS project and NYLA and serves on the Schenectady County Community College Begley Library Advisory Board. She loves beagles and and knitting.

Carol Anne Germain
University at Albany
Carol Anne Germain is an Information Literacy and Informatics 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.


Dorothy Hargett
Regent University Library
Dorothy Hargett is a Librarian and Head of Access Services, at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. She is responsible for providing management of the Circulation and Interlibrary Loan departments. Dorothy is a local and national presenter on customer service and effective leadership. She has a M.L.I.S and Counseling degree.

Matthew Harrick
Brooklyn College – CUNY
Prof. Matthew Harrick is Outreach & Instruction librarian at Brooklyn College (CUNY). His research interests include diversity in children’s literature, high school students and information literacy readiness, and LGBTQ issues in librarianship.

Chris Hebblethwaite
SUNY Oswego
Chris Hebblethwaite has been working in academic libraries since 1987. Over time, his responsibilities have evolved from managing a public service desk to PC and systems maintenance to coordinating research and learning technology services. Currently, he oversees the development of a variety of services and partnerships at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library that support a collaborative approach to learning.  Large display collaboration spaces, multimedia creation facilities, and 3D printing are a few of the services that excite him.

Marianne Hebert
SUNY Potsdam
Marianne Hebert (SUNY Potsdam) is currently the ALEPH Systems Manager and Collection Development Coordinator at SUNY Potsdam. Her background includes cataloging, acquisitions, reference and library technology. She is currently active on the SUNY One Bib/Shared Catalog Taskforce and the NY3Rs Ebook Pilot.

Rebecca Hewitt
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Rebecca Troendle Hewitt is a reference librarian and the Coordinator of Instructional Services at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where she strives to use assessment results and pedagogical theory to improve her teaching each and every day. She has held similar positions at Colgate University, Hamilton College, and the Boston University School of Law. In addition to an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Rebecca has earned degrees at Syracuse University College of Law and Smith College, and is currently a graduate student in higher education administration at Penn State.

Maggie Horn
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Marguerite “Maggie” Horn has been with OLIS as Library Data and Systems Analyst (title varies) since Aug. 2000. Prior to coming to OLIS she worked in states other than New York and/or sanity. She not only is a cataloger; she is a serials cataloger with over 40 years of experience. Currently she serves as co-chair (with Maureen Zajkowski) of the Cataloging and Authorities Work Group which is considering issues concerning the One Bib Project.

John Hosford
NYS College of Ceramics, Alfred University
For the last two years, John Hosford has served as Digital Projects Librarian at Scholes Library, part of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He was Visual Resources Curator at Scholes Library from 2007 to 2013. He received his MLS from the University at Buffalo in 2012.

Allison Hosier
University at Albany
Allison Hosier received her MSIS from the University at Albany in 2011. After spending two years as an Information Literacy Librarian at Coastal Carolina University, she recently returned to work with the Information Literacy department at UAlbany. Publications include reflections on adapting team-based learning to various instructional environments.

Sara Hull
Empire State College
With Empire State College for the last 8 years, Sara Hull previously worked at Bay Path College, Siena College, and the Corinth Free Library. In addition to her M.S.I.S., she holds master’s degrees in English and Women’s Studies, and a B.A. in English with minors in Education and Theatre.

Carleen Huxley
Jefferson Community College
Carleen Huxley is an Assistant Librarian at Jefferson Community College. Her primary role is coordinator for library instruction where she has had the opportunity to interact with a diverse student population observing closely how they utilize information resources and identifying relevant methods for teaching them critical information literacy skills.


Elizabeth Jardine
LaGuardia Community College Library (CUNY)
Liz Jardine very much enjoyed creating tutorials for the MLA International Bibliography in addition to her work editing and indexing. She now serves as Metadata Librarian at LaGuardia Community College and has also worked for Columbia University Press, Sarah Lawrence College and The New-York Historical Society.

Bill Jones
IDS Project
Bill Jones is the IDS Project Creative Technologist at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and serves as the SUNYLA TUG Chair, SUNYLA IDS Project Liaison, and ALA RUSA STARS Webmaster.  His professional interests include resource sharing automation, web development, publishing in libraries, and broadening discovery and access to library resources.

Sarah C. Jones
New York University
Sarah Jones is a Reference Associate at the New York University Library. She holds an M.A. in Humanities & Social Thought from New York University and an M.S. in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.


Stephanie Herfel Kinsler
SUNY Orange
Stephanie Herfel Kinsler is the User Services Librarian at SUNY Orange’s Newburgh Campus. She teaches one-shot library research sessions and also serves as an embedded librarian in both face-to- face and distance learning courses in a variety of subject areas. She earned her M.L.I.S. at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Krongold

Jim Kropelin

Anita Kuiken
SUNY College at Cortland
Anita Kuiken is the liaison librarian to Health, Psychology, and Communication Disorders & Sciences at SUNY Cortland. She earned her B.S. in History with a minor in Business from Northeastern University and her M.L.I.S. from Drexel University.


Kate Latal
University at Albany
Kate Latal was appointed Head of Acquisitions Services at the University at Albany, University Libraries in July 2005. Previous to this, she worked as an assistant in Acquisitions focusing on monographic orders. She received her MLS from the University at Albany in 1992.

Kristy Lee
SUNY New Paltz
Kristy Lee is the Systems Librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library of SUNY New Paltz.

Alison Lehner-Quam
Lehman College
Alison Lehner-Quam is Education Librarian at Lehman College. She teaches information literacy sessions and conducts research on Flipped IL classes for Education students. Another research interest is the role of creativity and inquiry in the Common Core State Standards. Prior to Lehman she directed the Lincoln Center Institute library.

Gina Levitan
Sarah Lawrence College
Gina Levitan is a Reference Librarian at Sarah Lawrence College. She holds an MLIS from LIU’s Palmer School as well as an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU.  Research interests include critical library instruction and first year experiences, critical theory, labor history and mass culture.

Susan P. Lieberthal
Suffolk County Community College
Susan Lieberthal is campus head librarian of the Ammerman campus of Suffolk County Community College. Born in South Africa Susan has lived and worked in Boston, Los Angeles and Long Island. Her interests include resource sharing, management and educational technology. Her recent projects include working with SCCC student veterans.

Dana Longley
SUNY Empire State College
Dana Longley is Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Information Literacy at SUNY Empire State College.


Mike Magilligan
SUNY Canton
Mike Magilligan is the librarian for Digital Learning at SUNY Canton. His experience in the field of librarianship includes working in Technical Services, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a prison librarian. His focus at Canton is to instruct innovative research techniques that blend digital and traditional resources.

Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Empire State College
Dr. Sara Rofofsky Marcus an MLS from Queens College’s Library School.  She currently teaches information literacy courses at Empire State College and the University of Maryland.  Her research includes integrating information literacy across the curriculum, and using theatrical techniques to enhance the learning experience for all students.

Susanne Markgren
Purchase College, SUNY
Susanne Markgren is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is on the executive board of ACRL/NY, and has written articles, essays, book reviews, and chapters for a variety of publications and is the co-author of Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career. She hold an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College.

Hannah Marshall
Cornell University
Hannah Marshall is the Metadata Librarian for Image Collections at Cornell University. She earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with an emphasis in special collections and archiving. Her primary research interests include the subject analysis of images and the retrieval utility of visual resources.

Trevor Martin
Union College
Trevor Martin graduated from Union College in 2014 with degrees in Philosophy and Spanish. Following graduation, Martin accepted the position of Schaffer Library E-learning Assessment/Development Fellow. He is responsible for collecting data and creating digital learning objects, in an effort to improve awareness and instruction pertaining to library resources and services.

Rachel M. Minkin
Michigan State University
Currently Head of Reference Services at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), Rachel began at MSU as an information literacy librarian. She has also served as a reference and instruction librarian at Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI) and a reference librarian at the Graduate Theological Union’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library (Berkeley, CA).

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.

Sarah Morehouse
Empire State College
Sarah Morehouse has been at the Empire State College online library since October 2006. Sarah’s area of study responsibilities are business, management and economics; educational studies; historical studies; labor studies.  She holds her B.A. in history, minor in English composition, Siena College; and M.L.S. from the University at Albany.

Jill Morningstar
Michigan State University
Jill Morningstar is the liaison librarian to the College of Education and Department of Psychology at Michigan State University Libraries, and she also works in reference. She focuses primarily on Public Services and outreach, but has taken on an additional role in providing support for new librarians at MSU Libraries.

Rebecca L. Mugridge
University at Albany
Rebecca L. Mugridge is Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has also worked at the Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Mugridge has a BA in history from Penn State, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

Michael Mungin
James Madison University
Michael Mungin is the Psychology Liaison Librarian at James Madison University. He earned his MLIS from the University of Washington.

Laurie Murphy
New York University
Laurie Murphy is a Reference Associate for the Social Sciences and Humanities Reference Center at New York University’s Bobst Library.  She holds an MSLIS from Long Island University and an MA in Humanities & Social thought from New York University.

Laura Murray
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Laura K. Murray is the Open SUNY ALS Coordinator for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. Her latest and most beloved career path is now all things OER. Laura adopted and adapted two open OER courses with Karen Gardner-Athey and is also the new coordinator of the SUNY Digital Repository. In her free time Laura is a photographer, kayaker, and herder of cats.


Joe Napolitano
Suffolk County Community College
Joe Napolitano is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Suffolk County Community College and holds degrees in entomology from Cornell University and Clemson University. He has also worked as an aquatic biologist for the State of South Carolina, and international science liaison for the Expo ’90 Foundation in Osaka, Japan.


Genya O’Gara
James Madison University
Genya O’Gara is the Head of Collections at James Madison University.

Maaike Oldemans
SUNY Cortland Memorial Library
Maaike Oldemans is Technical Services Librarian @ Cortland SUNY Memorial Library and Liaison to the Departments of History, International Studies and Modern Languages. Prior to her appointment at Cortland, Maaike worked in libraries in the Netherlands and Australia. She holds a Masters in Library & Information Management from NorthUmbria University (U.K.) and a BA in Library Science from Amsterdam.

Gary Oliver
SUNY New Paltz
Gary Oliver is the Computer and Technical Support Specialist at the Sojourner Truth Library of SUNY New Paltz.

Steven Ovadia
LaGuardia Community College
Steven Ovadia is Professor/Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY). He is the author of The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud. His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Academic Librarianship and Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian.


Sara Parme
SUNY Fredonia
Sara Parme is a tenure-track librarian at the State University of New York at Fredonia. As the Digital Services Librarian, she is responsible for the library’s website and social media accounts. Her research interests include marketing and the Digital Humanities. Previously, she was a librarian for the Antique Automobile Club of America Library & Research Center.

Melissa Perez
Binghamton University
Melissa Perez became the Resource Sharing Coordinator at Binghamton University in August of 2014. Previously, she worked in the Interlibrary Loan unit at Georgia State University.

Nancy M. Poehlmann
University at Albany
Nancy M. Poehlmann is Head of Cataloging Services at the University at Albany. She has held positions at the University of Florida, Notre Dame Law School, University of Washington, Indiana University, and University of Chicago. Nancy has a BA in French and English from Agnes Scott College, an MA in comparative literature and an MLS, both from Indiana University.

Jennifer Poggiali
Lehman College, CUNY
Jennifer Poggiali is Assistant Professor and Instructional Technologies Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY. She was the co-recipient of a $25,000 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant to develop an animated character for library instruction (see She holds an MLIS and MS in Art History, both from Pratt Institute.

Charlotte E. Price
Sarah Lawrence College
Charlotte E. Price is the Music & Performing Arts Librarian at Sarah Lawrence College, where she manages the William Schuman Music Library. She holds an MLIS from Drexel University. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Fat Studies journal. Research interests include copyright, fat studies, classification, and information literacy.


Sara Quimby
SUNY College at Cortland
Sara Quimby is the Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator and the liaison librarian to Philosophy, Art, and Communication Studies at SUNY Cortland. She earned her B.A. in Art History and Criticism from SUNY Stony Brook, an M.A. in Art History from the University of California at Riverside, and her M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University.


Lisa Raposo
SUNY System Administration
Lisa Miles Raposo is the Assistant Director of the State University of New York Center for Professional Development (SUNY CPD), where she leads their Academic Programs group and assists with SUNY CPD strategic planning, marketing, and management. The Academic Programs group provides training and professional development opportunities for faculty, librarians, and instructional support staff throughout the 64-campus State University of New York system. Lisa has a Masters in Library Science from Syracuse University.

Logan Rath
The College at Brockport
Logan Rath is an instruction librarian at The College at Brockport. Logan is the current PI of the SUNY IITG for the Open SUNY Information Literacy Portal.

Robyn Reed
Union College
Robyn Reed is the Head of Access Services at Union College, where she has oversight for the circulation, course reserve, stack management, and resource-sharing units of the library. Her other responsibilities include: reference/instruction, building management and off-site storage, statistical reporting, and outreach.

Alex Rihm
Hamilton College
Alex Rihm serves Hamilton’s first year students and the faculty who teach them in her work as Research and First Year Experience Librarian; she also provides support to the Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction and assessment.

Trevor Riley
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Trevor Riley is the Engineering and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Scholes Library, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His work in research data management extends into the laboratory of students and faculty where he works with researchers to improve data management strategies. He is also working to prepare students through graduate seminars on research data management.

Eduardo Rivera
Long Island University – LIU Post
Eduardo Rivera currently serves as the Head of Reference Services at LIU Post and brings over ten years of experience as an educator both at the secondary and post-secondary level to the Library’s Reference Department. A graduate from the LIU Post Palmer School, Ed also earned a Masters’ degree in Education from Hofstra University as well as two double Bachelor degrees from SUNY Stony Brook, the first in Sociology and Social Science and the second in English and History. Recently, his article on flipping library instruction was published in The Reference Librarian.

Amy Rockwell
SUNY Buffalo State
Amy Rockwell is the First-Year Experience Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State. She also serves as the Coordinator of Disability Access Services. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science and Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Buffalo. Her current research interests include the first-year college experience, information literacy, and grief counseling.


Rachel Santose
SUNY Canton
Rachel Santose is Instruction and Assessment Librarian and College Archivist at SUNY Canton.  She received her M.L.S. and M.A. in History from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her B.A. in History and Civil War Era Studies from Gettysburg College.

Eva Sclippa
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Eva Sclippa is the Art Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at the Scholes Library at Alfred University. She has a BA (Furman) and MA (UNC Chapel Hill) in Art History in addition to her MLS (UNC Chapel Hill).

Heather Shalhoub
Empire State College
Heather Shalhoub had been a librarian at FMCC, SCCC and the University at Albany before working at Empire State College in 2008. She has her M.S.I.S. and a B.A. in art from the University at Albany.  Her area of study responsibilities include arts; human development, science, mathematics and technology.

Andrea Laurencell Sheridan
SUNY Orange
Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Orange. She teaches freshman composition and contemporary literature, and courses and Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies courses. She earned an MA in Humanities & Social Thought from NYU and is working on a second MA at SUNY New Paltz.

Susan Slaga-Metivier
Central Connecticut State University
Susan Slaga-Metivier is the Head of Reference and Instruction at Central Connecticut State University Elihu Burritt Library. She is deeply involved with the Connecticut Information Literacy conference and was its co-chair in 2013. Susan teaches a one-credit information literacy course and has collaborated with academic faculty in teaching embedded librarian programs.

Marsha Spiegelman
Nassau Community College
Marsha Spiegelman, Professor in the Library Department at Nassau Community College, is a reference and instruction librarian. She is a member of the department’s Personnel and Budget Committee and is the library’s Springshare Administrator. Marsha serves on the College-Wide Curriculum Committee, the Educational Resources Committee, and the Faculty Consortium on Integrated Disciplinary Education for Academic Scholarship.

Jess Spooner
SUNY Canton
Jess Spooner is the Technical Services Librarian at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons, and is responsible for Cataloging, Serials, and Electronic Resources. She earned her MLIS at University at Buffalo, and started working at Southworth in 2005.

Chris Stanton
Empire State Digital Network, Metropolitan NY Library Council (METRO)
As the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) Metadata Specialist, Chris Stanton facilitates harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions throughout New York State for contribution to the Digital Public Library Of America (DPLA). Prior to joining ESDN in 2014, Chris worked as a Collection Description Librarian at the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ). While in New Zealand, he was involved in the successful implementation of RDA at the National Library and was also a member of the libraries’ BibFrame Working Group. Prior to joining the NLNZ, he worked at the OCLC Office of Research where he was responsible for supporting the F.A.S.T. (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) project. Chris holds an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.

Amy F. Stempler
College of Staten Island, CUNY
Amy F. Stempler is an Assistant Professor in the Library Department at the College of Staten Island (CSI), CUNY. Stempler earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History from the George Washington University, and her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute.

Brian Sullivan
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Brian Sullivan is the Information Literacy Librarian at Alfred University’s Herrick Memorial Library. He has a BA in English (Fredonia), an MA in Theological Studies (Roberts Wesleyan) and an MLS (Buffalo).


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Madeline Veitch
SUNY New Paltz
Madeline Veitch ( is a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. She also works half-time in Reference and Instruction, and serves as library liaison to Studio Art, Art History, and Theatre Arts. Recently, she’s collaborated with New Paltz students to create a zine collection in her library.

David Vess
James Madison University
David Vess is the Digital User Experience and Social Work Liaison Librarian at James Madison University.


Valencia J. Wallace
Purchase College Library
Valencia J. Wallace has been the Media Specialist at the Purchase College Library for the last seven years. She oversees the library’s film collection including the reserve process for film. Combining her theater background and research skills, she has extended her responsibilities and provided dramaturg services to the Conservatory of Theater Arts at Purchase College for the the last four years.

Sarah Conrad Weisman
Corning Community College
Sarah Conrad Weisman is the Associate Dean of Learning Resources at Corning Community College, overseeing the library, media services, faculty professional development, and records management. She has been at CCC since 2006, after working in multiple other types of libraries.

Brandon West
SUNY Oswego
Brandon West ( is the Online Instruction/Instructional Design Librarian at SUNY Oswego. He develops and implements teaching initiatives that support information literacy in online and face-to-face courses.

Wendy West
University at Albany
Wendy West is the Head of Catalog Management Services at the University at Albany. She has worked at the University since 1987. Ms. West holds an MLS from University at Albany and a BA in Anthropology from Franklin Pierce University.

Helen Wheelock
CUNY-Creative Arts Team
Helen Wheelock, director of CUNY-Creative Arts Team’s Early Learning program, has almost twenty years of experience doing interactive, issue-based drama work with early childhood populations and offering PDs to their teachers. She holds a BA in theater (Middlebury College) and an MA in Educational Theatre (NYU). She joined CAT in 1994.

Erin Wilburn
Corning Community College
Erin Wilburn spent eight years working in library systems at a 4-year college before coming to CCC in 2008.  Originally hired as the Distance Services Librarian, Erin has expanded her role to include instruction and outreach responsibilities.

Cori Wilhelm
SUNY Canton
Cori Wilhelm is the Assistant Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons, and is responsible for Circulation, Reserves, and Outreach. She earned her MLIS at University at Buffalo, and started working at Southworth in 2012.

Kerri Willette
Empire State Digital Network, Metropolitan NY Library Council (METRO)
Kerri Willette manages and coordinates activities of the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Kerri has worked with digital collections and content in academic, museum, and consortial settings since 2001. Her career has included project planning, metadata creation, and digital project work at various institutions in Chicago including DePaul University Libraries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago Library. Kerri received her MLS from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science LEEP program in 2005.

Lydia Willoughby
SUNY Plattsburgh
Lydia Willoughby is a Visiting Assistant Librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. Willoughby has an MSLIS from the Palmer School at Long Island University (2011), as and an MA in English Literature from The University of Montana (2006). Willoughby was one of Library Journal’s 2013 “Movers & Shakers” as a community builder.

Alice Wilson
Monroe Community College
Alice Wilson is the Assistant Director for Educational Services in the Libraries at Monroe Community College where she oversees the Libraries’ information literacy program where digital video is being created and used to supplement in-person instruction and to support students taking online, hybrid, or web-enhanced classes.

Susan Wood
Suffolk County Community College
Susan Wood, Media & Reader Services Librarian at SCCC, works with classroom faculty to design and deliver effective information literacy instruction to library users, and provides reference, collection development, and outreach services. She is especially interested in examining information literacy pedagogy and empowering students to use information critically and thoughtfully.

Robin Wright
Lehman College
Robin Wright is the Health and Human Services Librarian at Lehman College (CUNY). She teaches information literacy sessions for Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences classes. She is conducting research on Flipped Information Literacy classes to Nursing and Public Health students at Lehman.


Haruko Yamauchi
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College (CUNY)
Haruko Yamauchi is an instruction librarian and liaison with bridge-to-college programs at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, focusing on students in intensive developmental courses.  She worked in arts education administration for over 10 years with New York City public schools, and has an AB in Visual Arts.


Maureen Zajkowski
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Maureen Zajkowski works for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) as the SUNYConnect Program Manager. While her primary responsibility has been the planning and coordination of activities related to Aleph500, Maureen also works on a variety of projects that serve the library resource needs of the libraries of the State University of New York.


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