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Meet our Board Member – Jane Minotti

Jane MinottiJane Minotti, Director of Vendor Relations of UNYSLA, is Sr. Librarian at the NYS Department of Transportation Research Library. Jane became active in the Transportation Division of SLA when she began her career at NYSDOT. As a solo librarian, she supports the programs and activities of 900 employees in the Main Office in Albany, and outreach services to eleven regions statewide. Reference services can encompass literature searches on topics from pavement, construction practices, and historic construction standards to new research and technology in highway illumination, connected vehicles, responding to extreme weather events, and climate change.

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Meet our Board Member – Stephanie JH McReynolds

Stephanie McReynolds is currently serving as president-elect of UNYSLA and is also the business and management librarian at Syracuse University Libraries, where she instructs students, faculty, and staff on how to find valuable information to support their research and scholarship, including information crucial to the successful completion of course projects and papers (such as business plans). She enjoys working with the SU community and often finds the many creative product ideas and business plans, fostered by a campus-wide spirit of entrepreneurship, to be intriguing and refreshing.

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Meet our Board Member – Ruth Owens

Ruth_CardCatalog2Ruth Owens is the current treasurer of UNYSLA and an assistant librarian at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). Because SUNY ESF is a small college with a small library, Ruth has many varied responsibilities. She manages interlibrary loan and acquisitions/collection development, provides research help (reference), teaches a one-credit information literacy course, and is the librarian liaison to the chemistry and engineering departments. Ruth enjoys connecting people to information whether that is through interlibrary loan, teaching, or simply answering questions. Her professional interests include public services, resource sharing, and information literacy. She holds a MSLIS from Syracuse University and a BS in zoology from Colorado State University.

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Meet our Board Member – Linda Galloway

Linda Galloway, immediate past president of UNYSLA, is a subject librarian and bibliographer at Syracuse University. As the STEM bibliographer, Linda helps evaluate, select, and assess campus-wide resources to support scholarship and research at Syracuse University. Linda is also the subject specialist for biology, chemistry and forensic science. In this capacity, she provides discipline-specific outreach and helps instruct her constituents in the efficient use of available materials. Linda is passionate about connecting students, faculty, and researchers to the best information available by promoting the library’s resources and providing value-added content and collaborative services. Linda holds a M.S.L.I.S. from Syracuse University and a B.S. in chemistry from Long Island University.

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Meet our Board Member: Susan Kendrick

As part of UNYSLA’s Board Member profile series, we take a look at Susan Kendrick…

Susan Kendrick, is the current UNYSLA chapter president. She is a business librarian at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. A typical workday involves assisting students, faculty, and staff with finding information sources and creating research strategies. In addition, Susan oversees collection development for the graduate business program works collaboratively with other librarians across campus to maximize access to business resources across campus.

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When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY


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