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SMART Officers 2012-2013

President Rachel Jaffe
Metadata / Catalog Librarian
Binghamton University Libraries
P.O. Box 6012
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
Term: 2012-2013

Past-President Barbara Nichols Randall
Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084
Term: 2012-2013

Vice President/ President-Elect Ann P. Penwarden,
Assistant Director for Systems & Technology
ETS: Libraries
Monroe Community College
PO Box 92810
Rochester NY 14692-8910
Term 2012-2013

Secretary Nancy Howe
PCC Project Librarian
Baldwinsville Public Library
33 East Genesee Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
315-635-5631 ext. 207
Term 2010-2013

Lauren Cardinal
Adult Services Librarian
Clifton Park/Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Term 2011-2014

Director-at-Large Jaclyn McKewan
Virtual Services & Training Librarian
4455 Genesee St. PO Box 400
Buffalo, NY 14225-0400
Term 2012-2015

Director at Large Deidre Lisio
Collection Management Services Librarian
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Term 2010-2013

Director at Large April Younglove
Digital Initiatives Librarian/ Asset Management
Wallace Center at RIT
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Term 2012-2015

SMART at the NYLA Conference

The SMART pre-conference workshops will focus on RDA.  Our presenter, John Myers is Catalog Librarian at Union College’s Schaffer Library. He currently serves as the MARBI liaison to CC:DA, after previously serving as intern, voting member, and chair of CC:DA. He is a regional trainer and speaker on introductory cataloging and on cataloging futures.

RDA: What’s It All About: the Foundations and Possibilities
We have all been discussing RDA (Resource Description and Access) and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) for quite some time. But what is currently happening, and what can we hope to see in the future? Both catalogers and non-catalogers will get valuable insight and information from this half-day session which will look at what is currently in place and where RDA may be headed in the next few years

RDA: The Cataloging Nitty Gritty
This half-day session looks at differences between RDA and AACR2 as well as at the specific changes catalogers can expect to see when RDA is adopted. This session has been designed for those who catalog and expect to be affected by this change.

The 2012 Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture will focus on linked data.  It will be presented by Dr. Heather Lea Moulaison from the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri (Columbia).

Dr. Moulaison’s primary research interests include emerging technologies in libraries, organization of information, and digital libraries as well as cloud computing in libraries. Dr. Moulaison also has a strong interest in international and comparative librarianship, as evidenced in her ties to Moroccan and Canadian library and information science. She has published on these topics, and has presented on them at local, national, and international conferences. Echoing her research interests, Dr. Moulaison's teaching interests include courses on organization of information (including Info Org, Cataloging, Indexing/Abstracting, Metadata) and Emerging Technologies in Libraries. Dr. Moulaison earned a doctorate in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, (USA) and an MSLIS and an MA in French, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA).