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.
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
- Scholarly Publishing: Instruction for Undergraduate Students – Michelle Price, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
- Assessing Biology Students Success – Kari Zhe-Heimerman, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY
- I Want to Do a Systematic Review – Christine Fournier and Kate Ghezzi-Kopel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Inventory and Weeding and Zombies – Ruth Owens, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
- Enabling Undergraduates to Begin Research Projects at the University of Rochester – Sue Cardinal, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
- Bringing Research to Life. #geolocation – Emily Hart, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:33 Afternoon Sessions
- From Instructor to Facilitator: Moving beyond Static Librarian-Student Encounters – Erica Johns, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Analyzing Trends in Discovery Layer Effectiveness Using High Impact Referrals – Robert Boissy, Springer Nature, New York, NY
- Information Seeking Habits of Academic Chemists: A Multi-institutional Survey – Michael J. White, Queen’s University at Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Altmetrics: STEM librarians leading the way – Anne E. Rauh, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2:35 – 2:50 Wrap up & Business Meeting
3:00 – 4:00 Tours
Case Library & Geyer Center for Information Technology
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
Super 8 Oneida
215 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421 ~ 20 miles from Hamilton
409 N Peterboro St, Canastota, NY 13032 ~ 20 miles from Hamilton, just off NY Thruway exit 34
Turning Stone Resort Casino
5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478 ~ 24 miles from Hamilton
Registration for the meeting is open. Use the online registration form.
A link for payment by credit card for the registration fee is forthcoming.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://visitithaca.com/lodging/search.cfm. 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):
- Hilton Garden Inn – 130 E. Seneca Street, (607) 277-8900. Rooms from $132; free shuttle to Cornell / reservation suggested to ensure availability. http://www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=ITHIGGI
- Hotel Ithaca – 222 South Cayuga Street, (607) 272-1000. Rooms from $149. http://www.thehotelithaca.com/
Other hotels convenient to campus:
- Best Western – 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, (607) 272-6100. Rooms from $176; complimentary shuttle service; also served by TCAT routes. http://www.bestwesternnewyork.com/hotels/best-western-university-inn-ithaca/
- Comfort Inn – 356 Elmira Road, (607) 272-6100. Rooms from $129. http://www.ithacanyhotel.com/
- Country Inn & Suites – 1100 Danby Road, (607) 256-1100. Rooms from $129. http://www.countryinns.com/ithaca-hotel-ny-14850/nyithaca
- Courtyard Marriott – 29 Thornwood Drive, (607) 330-1000. Rooms from $199. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/ithcy-courtyard-ithaca/
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. http://www.latourelle.com/
Parking at the center requires a permit, and will be given free to registered attendees to place on their cars when they arrive.