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Library Notes From Around the Empire State

Elizabeth Andrews has joined the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries as a Senior Assistant Librarian.

Anthony Cocciolo, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, has been recognized with the Library of Congress’s National Digital Stewardship Alliance innovation Award.

Ann-Teresa Cusenza, Medical Information Specialist/Librarian, recently created a new medical blog, "Orphan Druganaut Blog" that provides information, news, articles, and Internet buzz on global orphan drug developments.
The Fayetteville Free Library recently formed a “First Lego League” team.  First Lego League is a competitive robotics club for students ages 9-14. Students that join the “First Lego League” will learn programming, robotics, teamwork, and cooperation.  Each year FLL challenges the students to solve real-world problems based on a theme.  This year the theme is “Senior Solutions.”  Students that joined the “First Lego League” meet weekly to prepare for competition in the winter. There are also opportunities for parents to get involved as mentors, drivers and volunteers at competitions.  

Alicia Marrese has joined the staff at St. John Fisher’s Lavery Library as a Circulation Supervisor. She is a 2011 graduate of Canisius College and has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing.

Maija McLaughlin will take on new responsibilities and will chart new directions in digital access as the Fayetteville Free Library Director of Digital Access and Discovery Services.

Penny Meskos
, former Fayetteville Free Library Director of Youth & Family Services, has taken a job as School Media Librarian at the East Syracuse Minoa School District.

Adele Mockevicius, has taken a full time school library media specialist position with the Gates-Chili School District.

Sarah Moon
, Automated Systems and Technical Services Librarian at Finger Lakes Community College, was honored for excellence in librarianship and was  recognized for mastery of technology and Web applications and her service to the college.

Veronica Reynolds, Collection Development Librarian at the New City Library, was recently awarded the distinction of the 2012 “40 under 40 Program” by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation. During her three years at New City Library, she has made significant professional accomplishments that have had positive impact on both the Rockland community and the library profession.

Linda Ryan, Fayetteville Free Library Local History Librarian, will retire after 26 years of service.  

Justin Sipher, former Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore College, has been appointed Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology at St. Lawrence University.

When congratulating these members of the library community, remind them the value of joining NYLA!