2017 Meeting

Carlson Science & Engineering Library
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
October 20, 2017


8:15-9:00 – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 – Welcome by Mary Ann Mavrinac

9:15-10:00 – Keynote Proximior: The Technologies of Close and Distant Reading

Keynote Speaker: Greg Heyworth, Director of the Lazarus Project and Associate Professor of English & Textual Science, University of Rochester

10:00-10:30 – Solomon Abiola The Academic Big Bang : Translational Networks Inside and Outside of CTSAs

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Presentations

  • Michael J. White: Tracking Articles Cited in Patents: New Tools and Techniques
  • Anne Rauh: Research Information Management Systems and the Library
  • Roman Koshykar: Flipping the Classroom for EndNote Instruction

  • Amelia Kallaher: Building Your Wheelhouse: Meeting the Needs of Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Social Sciences

12:00-1:00 – Lunch, and Art of Science Showcase: Sponsored by River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester and Springer-Nature

1:00-1:30 Posters

  • Jeremy Cusker: Making It At Cornell: The CUL Makerspace
  • Aleshia Huber: What do students use? A Review of Technology in Libraries
  • Kelly A. Johnson: Wait…the library can help manage my research data?!?

1:30-2:50 Presentations

  • Henrik Spoon: The Busy Man’s ArXiv
  • Lauren Di Monte: Art & Science of Visualization

2:50-3:00 Business Meeting

3:00 Tours

  • Rush Rhees Library Lam Square (3:00 – 4:00)
  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics (3:00 – 5:00)

2017 Keynote

Gregory Heyworth is Associate Professor of English, History and Computer Science at the University of Rochester. With degrees from Columbia (BA, Comparative Literature), Cambridge (English BA, MA), and Princeton (Ph.D., Comparative Literature) Heyworth is a medievalist with expertise in Latin and vernacular philology, codicology, paleography, and textual editing. In 2010, he founded the Lazarus Project. Under Heyworth’s direction, the Lazarus Project has successfully completed recoveries of damaged manuscripts and cultural heritage objects using spectral imaging and cognate technologies in nine countries and at libraries from the Vatican to the Folger. Beyond manuscripts, the Lazarus Project has imaged a wide variety of objects including maps, globes, cave paintings, coins, and artwork, and has worked with curators to visualize and display them for the public in innovative ways.

The topic of Greg Heyworth’s Keynote will be, “Proximior: The Technologies of Close and Distant Reading.” To see him in action, check out his TedTalk on “How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts.”

Svea Closser Bio

Svea Closser is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. She is a medical anthropologist who studies health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her most extensive research has been on Community Health Worker programs and on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Because of the international audience for her work, she has a long-standing interest in Open Access, and has published in a variety of Open Access publications. In 2015-16, she worked with other faculty and library staff at Middlebury College to craft and pass legislation creating an Open Access repository for all faculty work at Middlebury.

2016 Meeting

Colgate University, Hamilton NY
October 28, 2016


8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (Donovan’s Pub, next to Case)

9:00 – 9:15 Introductions

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker

Svea Closser, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College
Middlebury’s faculty recently approved an open access policy that grants the college a license to republish their faculty’s scholarly publications in their online institutional repository. Dr. Closser co-chair of the committee that developed and proposed the policy, will describe the process and experience.

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 Morning Sessions
Morning Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:33 Afternoon Sessions

2:35 – 2:50 Wrap up & Business Meeting

3:00 – 4:00 Tours
Case Library & Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate’s VISLab

Planning Committee

Peter Tagtmeyer

2016 Lodging

Unfortunately, lodging in the village of Hamilton is unavailable, as the meeting date coincides with family weekend here at Colgate.  Local rooms have been booked for months.

Recommended lodgings in the area:

Hampton Inn & Suites Cazenovia
25 Lakers Ln, Cazenovia, NY 13035    ~ 20 miles from Hamilton
(315) 655-7666

Super 8 Oneida
215 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421        ~ 20 miles from Hamilton
(315) 363-5168

Graziano’s Inn
409 N Peterboro St, Canastota, NY 13032     ~ 20 miles from Hamilton, just off NY Thruway exit 34
(315) 697-8384

Turning Stone Resort Casino
5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478     ~ 24 miles from Hamilton
(800) 771-7711

2016 Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit proposals for presentations and/or posters for this year’s meeting of the Upstate NY Science Librarians meeting.

Please submit your proposals via the submission form.

Should you have questions about your submission, please contact Peter Tagtmeyer, ptagtmeyer@colgate.edu.

Proposals are due Friday, September 30, 2016.

Accepted presenters will be notified no later than Monday, October 10, 2016.

Your participation in this year’s meeting is eagerly anticipated!