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New Member Profile: Samantha Quell

Samantha Quell is completing her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science at SUNY Buffalo. She has a B. A. in art history from SUNY Oneonta.

Samantha spent four years as a work study student in bibliographic services at SUNY Oneonta’s Milne Library, mostly managing online journal subscriptions. She also spent eighteen months as a book conservation intern at Syracuse University. These experiences led Samantha to the LIS field. She is currently interested in cataloging and building digital libraries. Samantha enjoys spending her free time reading, painting, making books and playing with her three-year old nephew.

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Students – Attend the UNYSLA Spring Meeting for Free

Students,

Interested in networking with local information professionals?

Eager to market yourself and your achievements to potential employers?

Consider volunteering as a “student shadow” at the Friday, April 8, 2011 UNYSLA Meeting, “Toot Your Own Horn: Measuring & Meeting Your Objectives” in Liverpool, New York (just outside Syracuse).

Library and information studies students will “shadow” each speaker, which will include introducing their speaker, sitting with him/her at lunch, and writing a short article for the UNYSLA website.

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UB Graduate Student Presents Poster at SLA Annual Conference

In June, University at Buffalo graduate student, Elaine Dean, had the opportunity to present a poster session at the SLA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Below she describes her experience:

Last summer was my first time attending the SLA Annual Conference and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.  This year I was eager to return, especially since I was presenting a poster for the first time.

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New Member Profile: Wendy Quinn-Decatur

Wendy Quinn-Decatur is the Assistant Librarian at Albany Molecular Research, Inc.in Albany, NY.  She has been in her current position since 2008.  Wendy has a BA in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College and an M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany.  Wendy serves on the board of the Reference and Adult Services Section of the New York Library Association as the Noted Author Chair.  She is also a member of several committees through the Capital District Library Council.In addition to the management of special libraries, she is interested in cataloging and interlibrary loan.  In her free time, Wendy enjoys reading, running, cooking, and taking care of her two dogs, a pug and a toy poodle.

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Pictures from the 2010 UNYSLA Spring Meeting

Gallery Setting up the Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, on the morning of the meeting.
Speednetworking2 Nothing starts off a UNYSLA meeting better than a little ‘speed networking’ organized by Christian Miller.
Susanalexisbillamelia Public speaking tips by Susan McCartney and Bill Grieshober finished off the morning.

From left: Susan McCartney, Alexis Mokler, Bill Grieshober, and Amelia Birdsall.

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New Member Profile: Nell Aronoff

Nell Aronoff is in the midst of her second semester in the Library & Information Sciences program at SUNY Buffalo. Nell attended the University of Rochester and has a B.A. in political science and a minor in studio art.

She spent two years in Richmond, V.A. working for a national non-profit health care organization. Her desire to work in an academic arts library or special library, especially in the museum field, led her back to school to pursue her MLS. Besides going to school, Nell enjoys watching movies, printmaking, baking, and traveling.

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New Member Profile: Jane Minotti

Jane Minotti is Librarian at the NYS Department of Transportation Research Library, where she began working in October 2007. The Library is located in the DOT Main Office in Albany, and provides library services to eleven regions throughout the state. Prior to DOT, Jane spent her career in public libraries, and was Director of the Sand Lake Town Library in Averill Park before making the switch to a special library. Currently serving as Transportation Division Treasurer, she enjoys and benefits from networking with colleagues in SLA’s Transportation Division.

Jane earned her MLS at University at Albany and received her BA in English from SUNY Potsdam. In her spare time, she likes to knit, read, spend time outdoors, and plays cornet in the Averill Park Community Orchestra.

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New Member Profile: Beth McCalister

Beth McCalister is currently employed by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, in Buffalo, New York, working as a library assistant in the Information Resources Center. Working in a corporate library has given Beth an entirely new perspective — for which she is grateful — on libraries and librarians and she looks forward to being an active member of UNYSLA.

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are

 

When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

Check back soon for more details!

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