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,

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!


For a complete listing of accommodations in Ithaca, see Rates listed below were checked in May 2015 and may change.

Downtown hotels (served by several bus lines, including route 10, which runs every 5-10 minutes):

Other hotels convenient to campus:

It’s also worth noting, if you will have a car in Ithaca, that LaTourelle Resort and Spa offers rooms at very reasonable rates (starting at $99) for visitors on Cornell business. For what it’s worth, it’s where the Dalai Lama stayed when he visited Ithaca! It is located about four miles from campus.

Getting to Cornell

For more information on traveling to Ithaca and Cornell, including links to campus maps and driving directions, see getting to Ithaca, and directions to the Plantations’ Nevin Welcome Center.

The meeting will be held in the Cornell Plantations’ Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, upstairs in the Edward A. Ten-Eyck Room.
(info and maps)

Parking at the center requires a permit, and will be given free to registered attendees to place on their cars when they arrive.