Presenter Bios

Abigail Streeter

Abigail Streeter is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Stony Brook University. She has been responsible for overhauling the streaming video and e-resource workflows at SBU since 2020. She was a high school librarian in Tonawanda, NY before coming to Stony Brook University.

Adam Saunders

As Morrisville’s Online Learning and Instruction Librarian Adam is responsible for guiding campus online instructional services, OER, accessibility, coordinating new emerging technologies for use by student and faculty populations, and the development and maintenance of social media and other marketing initiatives. In an instruction capacity he develops information literacy modules and resource for the campus course management system and the development and maintenance of online tutorials and subject guides.

Adrianna Martinez

Adrianna Martinez is a Research & Education Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. She has a background in history, digital humanities, and critical library pedagogy. In her research and pedagogy she centers the student experience and strives to create collaborative mentorship opportunities. In her career as a reference librarian she strives to build pathways for identifying and building tools to navigate oppressive systems within and extending beyond librarianship.

Amanda Lowe  

Amanda Lowe is the Outreach and Marketing Librarian at the University at Albany. She has an MLS from the University at Buffalo and a BS in English from SUNY Oneonta. Her research focuses on library marketing and outreach with a concentration on social media, reference services, and library programming.

Andrea Melione

Andrea Melione is the Associate Head of the Science Library at Binghamton University.

Angela M. Rhodes (she/her)

Angela is the Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian and Interim Director of Libraries at SUNY Morrisville. She has been in SUNY since 2007, working with electronic resources, library systems, original cataloging, collection management, and data analytics.

Angus Powers  

Angus Powers, Professor of Glass, is the Glass Area Head in the Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Division at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Angus has work in both national and international collections and has received four Excellence in Teaching awards during his tenure at Alfred University.

Ashley Dirzis     

Ashley Dirzis is an Adjunct Reference Librarian at the College of Staten Island. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute in 2022 and is currently working on a Master’s degree in English Rhetoric and Composition at the College of Staten Island.

Beth Evans

Beth Evans is a reference and instruction librarian at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She focuses on scholarly communication, the intersection of technology, users and libraries, and building diversity in libraries. She has worked extensively at her college on general education implementation and assessment and has served as a faculty associate to a dean.

Bill Jones

Bill Jones is the Digital Resources and Systems Librarian at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library.  He is passionate about providing technical expertise to SUNY Libraries through his involvement in the State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA).

Carli Spina

Carli Spina is an Associate Professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Carrie Fishner  

Carrie Fishner is Director of the Resnick Library at SUNY Delhi, and working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Change. Carrie is also a past President of SUNYLA and current Conference Vendor Relations Chair and Chair of the Promotion & Tenure subcommittee.

Casey Koons     

Casey Koons is the Scholarly Communications Library for SUNY ESF. He is responsible for the Open Access outreach of the experts@ESF Esploro platform, as well as an educator who teaches Information Literacy to undergraduate and graduate students.

Cheryl M. Marriot           

Cheryl M. Marriott, DRE has served the SUNY Downstate community for over 30+ years in various departments within The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn. Currently, Cheryl is a team member in the Library Resources Management Services Department and is also Coordinator for the Archives & Special Collections.

Chris Hulsman 

Chris Hulsman is the Electronic & Educational Resources Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State University. He holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University at Buffalo. He enjoys teaching and working with students. His academic interests are in English literature and history. During his leisure time he enjoys hiking, music, and sports.

Chris Kretz         

Chris Kretz is Head of Academic Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries, and co-principal investigator for the Ready for Success Project.

Chrissy O’Grady              

Chrissy O’Grady is a Research & Education Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. She is also the Library Instruction Program Coordinator.

Christina Hilburger        

Christina Hilburger is the Research and Information Literacy Services Librarian at SUNY Fredonia. She earned her Master of Information Studies from McGill University in 2019. Prior to that, she earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to reference and instruction, she also assists with the coordination of Fredonia’s open education efforts. Christina serves as Fredonia’s SUNYLA delegate.

Christine Fena  

Christine Fena is Undergraduate Success Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries, and co-principal investigator for the Ready for Success Project.

Christopher Hollister    

As Head of Scholarly Communication for the University at Buffalo Libraries, Chris Hollister advances initiatives related to scholarly publishing, open access, and open education. Hollister is also co-founder and co-editor of Communications in Information Literacy, and he teaches the Scholarly Communication course for the University’s Department of Information Science.

Claire Ehrlich    

Claire Ehrlich is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Mohawk Valley Community College, where she works to make research less mysterious to students. She lives with her loving family and mostly-indifferent cat in Jamesville, NY.

Cori Wilhelm    

Cori Wilhelm is the Libraries Program Manager at the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Her previous roles include Library Director at SUNY Canton and SUNY OLIS Program Manager. In her non-work life, she bakes bread, makes spreadsheets, and goes on adventures with her partner Brody and their rescue dogs, Neko and Lola.

Corinne Chatnik              

Corinne is the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She earned her MLIS from the University of Alabama and her BA in Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Curtis Kendrick

Curtis Kendrick is Libraries Faculty and Staff Mentor for Binghamton, having served as dean of libraries from 2016 – 2022. He has held library management positions at CUNY, Columbia, Harvard, Stony Brook and Oberlin. He earned the baccalaureate degree from Brown and master’s degrees from Simmons (MLS) and Emory (MBA

Cynthia L. Koman            

Cynthia L. Koman has been a librarian at the Dwight Marvin library since January of 2009. Prior to employment here, she worked at Albany Medical College for 7 years. Some of Cynthia’s accomplishments while at HVCC includes recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2019, co-authorship of an article for the Journal of Library & Information Science in Distance Learning and the internship mentor for 8 graduate library science students from various universities.

Dana Laird         

Dana Laird is the Technical Services Librarian at SUNY Brockport. Dana manages electronic resources and serials and currently serves as focal for Technical Services and Systems. She also serves as a member of the library’s Student Engagement Committee. Dana earned her MLS from the University at Buffalo.

Desiree Scretching

Desiree Scretching is a third-year doctoral student. She has earned a bachelor’s in business and is currently enrolled at Syracuse University’s iSchool. With over five years of experience as a researcher Scretching will be working as a graduate assistant on the NYLA project. Desiree’s hobbies include crocheting, reading, and cuddling her dog.

Diana Hackett  

Diana Hackett is the Digital Literacy Librarian at Mann Library, Cornell University, where she is part of the instruction team. She received her MA in Library and Information Science from University College London in 2016 and has previously worked in academic libraries in the UK.

Diane Longo

Diane Longo is a School Media Specialist at Brentwood High School

Don Lee

Don Lee is Professor of Management at Seattle Pacific University, and he holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Don teaches courses in strategic management and introductory business practices and conducts research on international trade. His recent publications can be found in the Journal of Management and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

Gabriel B. Pimentel

Gabriel B. Pimentel works as Instructional Support Assistant within the department as well. Gabriel is responsible for work in electronic resource management, digitization and other collection related assignments.

Gail Murray       

Gail Murray is an Associate Librarian at Hudson Valley Community College.

Haleigh Mikolajczyk

Haleigh Mikolajczyk is a Public Services Coordinator at the Alfred University Libraries, an Instructional Support Assistant at Alfred State’s Hinkle Memorial Library, and a current UB MS-ILS student with the University at Buffalo graduating in the summer of 2023. Her focuses are library outreach, engagement, marketing, and public/access services.

Heidi Webb

Heidi Webb is the Head of Discovery and Technology Services at Upstate Medical University and has worked in areas often referred to as systems, discovery, resource sharing, and e-resource management.

Helen Lane

Helen is the Instructional Design Librarian at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has previously worked at libraries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Pace University and Columbia University. Her interests include instructional design and data visualization. She holds a BA in English literature from Earlham College and an MLIS from Pratt Institute.

Hilary Dorsch Wong      

Hilary Dorsch Wong is an Instructional Services Librarian at SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library. She serves as liaison to the Biology, Geology, Chemistry and Physics departments. She has previously worked at Cornell University’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Ithaca College Library, and Wells College’s Louis Jefferson Long Library.

Janet Clarke      

Janet Clarke is Associate Dean for Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries, and principal investigator for the Ready for Success Project.

Janet Hauck      

Janet Hauck is the Business and Social Sciences Librarian at Seattle Pacific University, and holds an MLIS from the University of Washington. Janet especially enjoys partnering with students and faculty, and visiting classes to teach research skills. She has recently published a chapter for the ACRL publication, Teaching Business Information Literacy.

Jennifer Jensen

Jennifer Jensen is the Scholarly Communication Librarian and co-lead of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative at SUNY Oneonta. She coordinates the library’s resources and services for scholarly publishing, open access, and open education, and she serves as a Faculty Advisor to the SUNY Oneonta Academic Research (SOAR) undergraduate journal.

Jennifer Mak    

Jennifer Mak joined the FIT library in 2010. She serves as an Access Services Manager. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a BA in history and art history and received her MA from FIT in the Art Market: Practice and Principles program.

Jess Spooner

Jess is the Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian at SUNY Canton. She has worked there since 2005 in various library roles.  Jess graduated from University at Buffalo in 2012 with an MLS.

Jessica Hoffman              

Jessica Hoffman is an Associate Librarian at Hudson Valley Community College.

Jessica Koos

Jessica Koos is currently the Interim Head of the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library. She has been involved in various research data management initiatives since 2017, most recently serving on a university-wide task force to prepare for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan requirements.

Jessica G. Finkeldey      

Jessica Finkeldey is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Fredonia. She assigns open educational resources in her courses and recently implemented an open educational pedagogy project wherein students collaborated to create an OER textbook. Her research examines the predictors and consequences of contact with the criminal justice system.

Jillian Sandy      

Jillian Sandy (she/her) is an Instruction & Outreach Librarian at Binghamton University. In prior roles, she has worked in libraries including at SUNY Corning Community College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the University of Dayton, and the Dayton Metro Library system’s bookmobile.

Jocelyn Ireland

Jocelyn Ireland has been the Instructional Design Librarian at Mohawk Valley Community College since 2016. She is the former president of SUNYLA (June 2021-June 2022). Her interests include being a lifelong learner, running 5Ks at turtle speed, reading historical fiction, and UDL.

John Hosford    

John Hosford is the Art Librarian at Alfred University, focusing on instruction, special collections, and digital projects. He also manages the Scholes Library Project Room, which exhibits student and faculty work.

Joseph Riggie   

Joseph Riggie is the head of Information Management at SUNY Buffalo State University in Buffalo, NY. He works with library systems, acquisitions, and resource sharing. Joe’s research interests include extended reality in libraries through augmented and virtual reality. Outside of work, Joe enjoys reading science fiction and playing fantasy football.

Julie Setele       

Julie is a User Experience and Outreach Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State University. They hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Davis, and an MLIS from the University of Missouri, Columbia. During their free time, they enjoy reading, crocheting, and cuddling with cats.

Justin A. Crossfox           

Justin A. Crossfox is a User Experience and Outreach Librarian at SUNY Buffalo State University. Prior to this position, Justin spent eighteen years in public focusing on children’s librarianship. He is proud to be publicly educated from kindergarten through his MLS, graduating from the University at Albany, and Queens College.

Kate Cauley       

Kate Cauley is the Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Katelynn Telford

Katelynn Telford earned her Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Music Librarianship from the SUNY at Buffalo in 2021. She currently serves as Interim Music Librarian and Digital Services Librarian at SUNY Fredonia.

Keith Pardini     

Keith Pardini is an Assistant Professor of Library Services at Suffolk County Community College. He oversees Reference services, coordinates projects to improve library services, and teaches a required college research course that focuses on information literacy skills and research methods. He is interested in local history related to military veterans and has a certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials.

Ken Fujiuchi

Always looking to integrate emerging technology into the academic environment creatively and practically. Ken Fujiuchi is the Emerging Technology Librarian in the E. H. Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State. Ken holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include information literacy, the metaverse, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

Kimberly Kennedy         

Kimberly Kennedy is the Content Access and Discovery Librarian at Stony Brook University.

Laurel Scheinfeld           

Laurel Scheinfeld is a Health Sciences Librarian at Stony Brook University

Letitia Hazell    

Letitia Hazell is a reference librarian at Baruch College, CUNY, and an adjunct lecturer in information literacy at Queens College, CUNY. Professor Hazell has also served as a reference librarian at Bronx Community College, CUNY and St. Francis College.

Linda Salvesen 

Linda Salvesen is the Systems Librarian at William Paterson University of New Jersey, an institution located in the New York metropolitan area. She is also a member of the Library Information Systems department.

Lindsay Bush

Lindsay Bush is the Research and Instruction Librarian at Union College where she teaches in the library instruction program. Her scholarly interests have developed around three interest areas: authentic learning, instructional theory, and the overlap between writing, reading, and research.

Logan Rath

Logan Rath is an instruction librarian at SUNY Brockport. His research interests include librarians’ understandings of information literacy, effective use of library technology, and applying his research training in his academic library to answer questions. Logan achieved full rank in 2021 and recently completed his PhD from UB.

Madeline Ruggiero

Madeline Ruggiero is a collection development librarian at Queensborough Community College with a master’s degree in art history from SUNY Stony Brook and a library science degree from Pratt institute. Her research and publications include assignments that promote inclusive learning environments for community college students.

Madison Stewart            

Madison Stewart is a current student at SUNY Fredonia majoring in criminal justice and social work. She has used open educational resources and contributed to an OER textbook. Her anticipated graduation date is Spring of 2025.

Martha Tenney

Martha Tenney is the Director of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. She received her BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University and a MSIS from the University of Texas in Austin.

Maureen Ryan 

Maureen Ryan is a School Media Specialist at Brentwood High School.

Max A. Nazario

Max A. Nazario is a Customer Consultant at Elsevier.

Mechele Romanchock  

Mechele Romanchock has worked in libraries for over 15 years including community college, university, K-12 and public libraries. Mechele started out as an undergraduate student worker and is passionate about demonstrating the role libraries play in students lives. Mechele is currently the Director of Libraries at Alfred University and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Megan Marchese

Megan Marchese is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Farmingdale State College. She supports students across all disciplines at the reference desk, in information literacy classes, and in creating academic posters. Megan holds an MS in Library and Information Science from St. John’s University and an MA in Education (TESOL) from Stony Brook University.

Michelle Eichelberger  

Michelle Eichelberger is the Discovery & E-Resources Program Manager for SUNY Library Services. She has over 20 years of experience working in SUNY Community Colleges and for SUNY OLIS.

Michelle Toth

Michelle Toth is an instruction librarian and the LIB course and exam coordinator at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is also active in the campus General Education committee and UUP.

Miyo Sandlin    

Miyo Sandlin is an Instructional Services and Student Engagement Librarian at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has previously worked at St. Francis College, The Art Institute of Washington and the Library of Congress. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland and her BA in History from Vassar College.

Molly Cameron

Molly Cameron is the User Experience Librarian at Mohawk Valley Community College. A recent MLIS graduate from the University of South Carolina, they divide their extra time between supporting DEIA education, and advocating for the merit of including games and comics in academic libraries.

Mona Ramonetti

Mona Ramonetti is the Head of Scholarly Communication, Library Technology, Discovery, & Digital Initiatives at Stony Brook University

Nancy Grimaldi

Nancy Grimaldi is a representative from Ebsco.

Noah Roth         

Noah Roth is the Electronic Resources Librarian at SUNY Broome Community College. He received his MSLIS and an MA in History from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he attempts unsuccessfully to avoid getting stung while tending to his beehives.

Pamela O’Sullivan

Pamela has been a librarian at SUNY Brockport for over 15 years; her duties include Institutional Repository Manager, Archives Co-manager, and Copyright Liaison. She is an avid reader, and enjoys discussing books as much as reading them. She has contributed chapters to several books, and currently is working on a book of poetry inspired by her life experiences.

Paul Bond          

By day, Paul Bond is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at SUNY Broome Community College, and the OER Program Lead. He sometimes leads groups of intrepid learners in making media on the web in an open online digital storytelling class, ds106, at the University of Mary Washington.

Rachel Ivy Clarke

Rachel Ivy Clarke is an associate professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, where she researches the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to facilitate the systematic, purposeful design of library services and education. She holds a BA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington.

Rebecca Hyams

Rebecca Hyams is the Web and Systems Librarian at the Borough of Manhattan Community College- CUNY. Before that she was at SUNY Maritime, which is where she got her start in library systems.

Rebecca Oling  

Rebecca Oling is an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Accessibility at Purchase College Library, SUNY. She is an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).

Robin Gee         

Robin Gee is the Critical Pedagogy & Equity Librarian at Mann Library, Cornell University, part of the Library’s cluster hire in Critical Information Literacy intended to foster collaboration across library instruction programs and build library-wide interest in critical information literacy. They recently received their MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Robin Naughton

Dr. Robin Naughton is Assistant Professor, Web and Digital Services Librarian for Queens College Library. She is an experienced user-centered researcher and digital librarian, focused on human-computer interaction, specifically designing interactive systems that are useful, easy to use, and enjoyable.

Samantha Dannick

Samantha Dannick is the Engineering & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Alfred University. Her areas of interest include open educational resources, science communication, and instructional design.

Sasha Frizzell   

Sasha Frizzell is the Catalog / Metadata Management Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries.

Sierra Pasquale

Sierra Pasquale is an Associate Librarian at Hudson Valley Community College.

Simone L. Yearwood     

Simone L. Yearwood is the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at CUNY, Queens College Libraries. In this role, she is responsible for strategic visioning, policy and program development, operations and personnel, and overall innovation and excellence in the QC Libraries. She has leadership, management, policy, budget, planning and implementation responsibilities.

Steve Roses

Steve Rose is a sales Director at W.S. Hein & Co. Inc.

Stephan J. Macaluso     

Stephan J. Macaluso is the Planning, Assessment and User Experience Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. Steve was a 2022 NCES/AIR Data Institute participant.

Stephanie P. Hess

Stephanie Hess has worked in a variety of Technical Services positions since 1998. She is currently the Electronic Resources Librarian for Licensing & Troubleshooting at Binghamton University and possesses an extensive background in acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, serials and electronic resources management.

Tay Roylance

Tay Roylance is a first year MLIS student. She graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a BA in English Literature and distinguished honors. Her research interests include accessibility of information, teen literacy, and improving diversity within the librarianship profession. Her hobbies include writing and hand-binding books.

Ted Tyson

Ted Tyson, Director of North American Sales for Third Iron, has been working with libraries for over twenty years. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Ted is an ardent believer in the power of research.

Tiffany Davis

Tiffany Davis is an Associate Librarian at Hudson Valley Community College.

Timothy Furgal

Timothy Furgal is the founder of the New York Library Association’s Pathways to Librarianship Task Force, with nearly a decade of experience working in academic, public, and school libraries, in addition to public and school library systems. Timothy is a 2022 American Library Association Emerging Leader and in his spare time, enjoys writing poetry, playing tennis, and running marathons.

Violet O. Price  

Violet O. Price, MLS, is currently Head, Library Resources Management Services Department and serves as a faculty member at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University for the past 24 years. A SUNY Chancellor Award recipient for Excellence in Librarianship, Mrs. Price serves on numerous committees within and external of SUNY, but her greatest joy is serving as a SUNYLA Delegate.

Virginia Wakim

Virginia Wakim is the Access Services Librarian at Drake Memorial Library. Prior to joining SUNY Brockport, she was the Interlibrary Loan Lending Supervisor at the UC Irvine Libraries. Virginia received her MLIS from San Jose State University.

Wendy Prince

Wendy Prince is the Evening Library Supervisor at Drake Memorial Library. Her work includes supporting access services, student employee training, and chairing the student engagement committee. Wendy has her BS from Brockport and MLS from the University at Buffalo.

Zach Vickery

Zach Vickery is a Senior Assistant Librarian with the role of University Archivist at SUNY Oswego since January 2020.