@Penfield: Penfield Library's Information Newsletter

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@Penfield: Penfield Library's Information Newsletter
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Display to Archives 25th Anniversary & Reception 2 Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grant 2 Security System 2 Technology News 3 Journal Access 3 Customer Service Committee 3 Library Exhibits and Displays 4 Library Hours 4 Rep Your Hall 5 Writing Center 5 Winter Breakout 6 Mentor Scholar Students 6 International Games Day 6 Success Fair 6 New Librarians and Staff 7 Calendar of Events 8 Inside Issue 19: SUNY Oswego Issue 19 Spring 2014 @ Penfield and Staff Art Exhibition Have you created artwork you want to show to your colleagues and everyone who visits the library? chance to submit it to the 3rd Annual Art Exhibition! This event celebrates the creative talent of faculty and staff Created in 1974 by CNY Arts, in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art, On My Own Time is a community arts program that links the business and cultural sectors of Central New York to promote an appreciation of the arts and to recognize creativity in the workforce. Up to three original works in a visual medium created in the last three years may be submitted. Artworks will be displayed in Penfield Library on May 2 May 30, with a reception on May 9 at 5:00 7:00 p.m. in Penfield LiThe in house exhibit will be adjudicated by a panel of volunteer judges who are professionally involved in the arts. Selected pieces will be included in the Everson Museum of Art in the fall. Current faculty and staff may submit artwork to Pen18. To make arrangements or for more information, contact Tina Chan at 312 3010 or Tina Chan Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition in 2013. From 2013: Evolution: Amphibia, Reptilia, & Homo Celestis by Dr. Eric A. Olson in Curriculum and Instruction. Past Issues


Page 2 @ Penfield, Spring 2014 Display to Archives 25th Anniversary & Reception Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grant SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library Penfield Library is delighted to announce it will once again offer its Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grants These grants are funded through a state grant for libraries. The ten 2014 grants at $400 each will be awarded to faculty members in the spring of the academic year for materials that Penfield Library will purchase for its collection. Faculty members will request materials that support their research interests or program/course curriculum needs. The application may be found at https:// The deadline to apply is March 26 For further information, please contact Deborah Curry, Coordinator of Collection Development and Acquisitions, at Deborah Curry Nineteen ninety eight was a very good year. It was a year of many firsts: The Phantom of the Opera debuted on Broadway; Howard Stern debuted his first pay per view show; Sonny Bono was elected mayor of Palm Springs, California; Roger Rabbit made his cartoon debut; Mikhail Gorbachev became president of the Soviet Union; and Oswego president Stephen Weber discovered a shelf of faculty publications on a bookshelf in Culkin Hall and created a new proOriginally called the Exhibit to Archives Program, 90 items were submitted in the inaugural year. Topics included cannibalism, Lake Ontario salmon, microtherms, radio station operations, sex role messages in microcomputer use, and stained glass. These comprised part of the first exhibit in Penfield Library, and the first reception creative: entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan, social media use in healthcare, iPods, mountain lions, storm chasing, forensics, and online learning communities, to name a few. The past 25 years have been full of scholarly and creative endeavors, and the program continues to grow thanks to our generous faculty and staff donations. Please join us on March 6 from 4:00 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Effect Caf as we celebrate our silver anniversary of recognizing our faculty and staff in these important research efforts. Elizabeth Young Security System Coming Soon By mid February, Penfield Library expects to have a security system in place for the 24 Hour Study Room. At that time, students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Oswego will be able to access the 24 Hour Study Room using their SUNY Oswego ID card. Keypads will be installed on the inner handicapped entrance door at the front entrance of the library and on the interior door to the 24 Hour Room from the west entrance (across from Lanigan Hall). The 24 Hour Study Room provides 24/7 access to a study area with public computers, a printer, wireless, an on campus phone, beverage and snack vending machines, and handicap accessible restrooms. We are pleased that this will be a more secured environment during times when the rest of the library is closed. Chris Hebblethwaite Spring Book Sale Monday, April 14, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Library basement Used books and media at low prices!


Page 3 @ Penfield, Spring 2014 Tired of using our photocopiers or portable scanners? Penfield now has a walk up scanning station that enables you to digitize print material and deliver the images to your email account, USB drive, Google Drive, smartphone, or to a library printer. This technology offers a more sustainable option for reproducing material. The interface is simple and straightforward by using touch screen technology to guide you through the scanning and delivery processes. For students, faculty, and staff, there is no charge as printing from the scanner uses your print quota. Give it a try. We are pleased to announce the addition of 3D scanning to our services. We now have a MakerBot Digitizer Desktop Scanner that can scan small objects and render them in formats for 3D modeling or printing on the 3D printer. If you have a favorite figurine, we can make you a smaller one, or a bigger one, or we can help you put a hat on it. The possibilities are truly endless. 3D scanning is available by appointment only, so please contact the Learning Technologies Librarian In addition, we are pleased to announce that we can now print objects in black. This brings our color choices to eight (translucent blue, green, natural, solid white, black, red, orange, and yellow). We hope to add solid purple in the coming months, Facebook and Twitter pages for that announcement. Chris Hebblethwaite & Emily Thompson SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library Penfield Library has a customer service committee that holds various library events through the year. In October, we had a display of wrapped books that contained murder mysteries and thrillers that dared readers to check out a wrapped book. On Halloween, we provided pumpkins for library patrons to decorate and take with them while tasty snacks were served. On 3 p.m. Penfield Library will host our annual Penfield Loves You Day. Stop by Penfield for snacks and hot drinks. Visit our Technology Petting Zoo to see a robot dance, learn about 3D printing and scanning, test our Leap Motion Controller, and more. You can also make a valentine for that special someone. Kathryn Johns Masten Journal Access Update Desktop Scanner (left). New Technology at Penfield Library patrons decorated pumpkins on Halloween. From the Customer Service Committee Penfield has moved to a new vendor for our link resolver (LinkSource) and A Z list of journals and newsscriptions to determine if the library purchased the full text of the resource and where it can be found, generally through a link. You'll notice a change in the look and name for the link resolver. However, the service will remain the same. Kathryn Johns Masten


@ Penfield, Spring 2014 Page 4 Library Hours Spring 2014 SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library Monday Thursday: 7:45 a.m. 11 p.m. Friday: 7:45 a.m. 9 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. 11 p.m. Expanded hours for exams begin May 3 Please see our website for exceptions to our regular hours. Library Exhibit and Display Schedule Front Hallway Gallery and Lake Effect Caf : March: Student faculty science research posters mation) 1st Floor Displays Under Staircase : February: Caribbean Student Association / VEGA, the honor society for junior and senior women March: ArtsAlive / National Foreign Language Week April and May: Colleges Against Cancer 1st Floor Display Next to Computer Lab : February: Black Student Union March: Student Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps April and May: Caribbean Student Association Second Floor Lobby : April: Paintings by Caitlin Roberts, student artist


@ Penfield, Spring 2014 Page 5 SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library From the Writing Center Writing tutoring will be provided in Penfield Library rooms 302, 303, 305 & 306. The schedule for spring 2014 tutorial services is: Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Writing tutoring is also provided during the week in Hart Hall and Johnson Hall. In addition, tutors are available for walk in assistance during the week. Students can view the complete schedule and make appointments by visiting the Writing Center website The tutors provide sensitive and constructive help with essay planning, organization, development, and revision. The Writing Center presently employs a tutoring staff of 11 undergraduates, 1 graduate student, and 1 professional. Instructors across the disciplines are encouraged to request a classroom vistions. In addition, online writing tutoring is available. SUNY Oswego is among many SUNY colleges that are part of the STAR NY (Sharing Technology & Academic Resources) consortium. All students enrolled in participating institutions have free online access to tutors Sunday through Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Online STAR NY tutoring for spring 2014 is January 27 through May 8. Students with papers will go to the online tutoring website The Writing Center will continue to sponsor its Write Ways Series of weekly workshops during the spring semester. These workshops are presented by staff and faculty from Penfield Library, the Writing Center, and various academic departments. They are free and open to all interested students, staff, and faculty. The workshops cover a variety of helpful topics such as devising effective titles and introductions, creating an annotated bibliography, organizing information for outlines, writing influential letters, and using Google to find information. They are held Friday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 in Library Classroom 1 or 2. Detailed information for the workshops will circulate on flyers, posters, digital signage, and the oswegodaily list Digest. For further information, please contact Steven Smith at 312 3762 or Steve Smith Rep Your Hall Congratulations to Victoria Muscato and Erik Stehlar, winners of the first Rep Your Hall library orientation event! Victoria & Erik represented Mackin Complex in a series of events which introduced them to the library, its resources, faculty, and staff. Orientation experiences like Rep Your Hall play a key role in helping new students transition to college level academic work. Eight teams representing Seneca, Cayuga, Johnson, Oneida, Mackin, & Hart participated in all or are part of the orientation. Thanks to Renee Landers, Sara Blaney, and Rich Kolenda who supported the event and to the residence hall directors who encouraged student participation Michelle Bishop Making a gift to SUNY Oswego? Consider designating Penfield Library as the recipient.


Page 6 @ Penfield, Spring 2014 SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library Mentor Scholar Students Visit Penfield On November 20, Penfield welcomed a group of Oswego middle and high school students from the Mentor Scholar Program. The Mentor Scholar Program is an academic and social mentoring program that partners SUNY Oswego undergraduates and Oswego Middle School students through the academic year. During their annual college visit, the students experienced college life, which included an introduction to a college library and available technology. Students had the unique Thompson, our Learning Technologies Librarian, who demonstrated the use of the printer. Michelle Bishop Winter Breakout Session on Student Research Several librarians hosted a Winter Breakout session entitled, Increasing Student Success in Research Assignments Eleven faculty members joined librarians in a lively discussion about course assignments, problems encountered, and successful solutions. Problems encountered include students reverting to Google searches because they wait until the last minute to begin research and lack of engagement with the research topic. Successful strategies used include pacing the assignment so students work ahead. Karen Shockey International Games Day International Games Day at Penfield was held on November 15. The event was an exciting demonstration of student game design innovation and fun, 333: Art Games & Participatory Forms discussed and demonstrated how they altered traditional board games such as Game of Life and Chutes & new Leap Motion Controller. Michelle Bishop Emily Thompson, Learning Technologies Librarian, explains the 3D printer in action. A student uses Leap Motion. Penfield Success Fair The Penfield Success Fair was again a successful collaborative effort between Penfield Library, LifeStyles, CTS, OLS, Compass, The Point, Counseling Services, and Student Senate. Held in the library lobby on September 19, busy students were able to easily meet with a wide variety of campus representatives to talk about tutoring, counseling services, career advice, options for making healthy choices, joining student groups, and other opportunities to get involved on campus. Thanks to CTS, OLS, Compass, The Point, and Counseling Services for their willing participation. Special thanks to LifeStyles and Auxiliary Services for their financial support. This event will be repeated on March 27 Michelle Bishop A student signs up for Writing Center help.


Page 7 @ Penfield, Spring 2014 SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library We are pleased to announce the newest member of our team: Emily Mitchell started in November as the Librarian/Webmaster. Her goal is to make the provide library instruction and book selection for the Computer Science, Information Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments. Emily encourages students and faculty members in these areas to get in touch with her about books for the library collection or ways she can help them. Emily comes to us from western Michigan, where she was the Educational Technologies Librarian at and her M.A. in Educational Technology from Central Michigan University in 2012. Penfield Library welcomed Marilyn N. Ochoa as the Associate Library Director in November. Marilyn supervises the operations of the Reference, Instruction, and Special Collections units, and she serves as the library building coordinator. She also provides reference, instructional, and collections support. Marilyn relocated to Oswego from Gainesville, Florida, where she worked at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries for twelve years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of College and Research Libraries, and is the Information Literacy Education Special Interest Group Chair for the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Her research has focused on topics such as digital libraries, collaboration and teaching tools, learning spaces, usability, and embedded librarianship. Marilyn is happy to have joined the faculty at SUNY Oswego. She looks forward to helping advance learning and scholarship on campus. Thank you for donating 568 cans of food to Food for Fines! Penfield Library welcomed Kristina Rowe Jones to the staff on January 6. Kristina will work evenings in Access Services as Stacks and Student Manager. Kristina comes to us from SUNY Canton, where she worked in the Registo move back to the Central New York region. Kristina believes that working on a SUNY campus is a great way to meet a join our team. Her relaxed demeanor and self reliance will serve the library well in our evening hours.

PAGE 8 Ask A Librarian: 315 312 4267 Checkout/Reserves Desk: 315 312 2560 Penfield Library SUNY Oswego Spring 2014 Calendar of Events Fridays, 3 p.m. 4 p.m., January 31 May 2 Write Way Series workshops, Classroom 1 or 2. See page 5 for more information. February 14, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Penfield Loves You Day. Enjoy refreshments, make valentines, and learn about the latest library technology at the Technology Petting Zoo. Early March Visit the library lobby for a display of mystery leisure books. Take a peek by checking out a wrapped book to take home for spring break. March 5, 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. To celebrate National Foreign Language Week (March 2 8), Penfield will Students, staff, and faculty will read foreign language selections and briefly discuss the themes and ideas expressed. March 6, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. Display to Archives 25th anniversary and reception, Lake Effect Caf. See page 2 for more information. March 26 Deadline to apply for the Faculty Teaching and Research Collections Grants. See page 2 for more information. March 27, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Penfield Success Fair, library lobby. Students will meet the people and learn about services that can help them ace college. April 7 18 See page 1 for more information. April 9 April 14, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Library book sale, basement. April 30 Display to Archives spring deadline for faculty and staff to submit scholarly and creative works. May 9, 5 p.m. 7 p.m. fect Caf. May 13 14, 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Free massages sponsored by Counseling Services Center, Classroom 2. Week of finals Extended hours and free coffee for finals, Lake Effect Caf.