Poster Presenters

Nancy Abashian, Binghamton University

Nancy Abashian is the Head of Reader Services and Resource Sharing at Binghamton University Libraries. Beyond her duties overseeing the activities of circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance and offsite storage facility, Nancy is also the subject bibliographer for Women’s Studies.

Maggie Albro, Shippensburg University

Maggie Albro is the STEM Librarian at Shippensburg University.

Brendan Aucoin, SUNY Cobleskill

Brendan Aucoin is the Circulation Manager at the SUNY Cobleskill Van Wagenen Library and received his MSIS from SUNY Albany.

Joshua F. Beatty, SUNY Plattsburgh

Joshua F. Beatty is an instruction, reference, and digital initiatives librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. He received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and his doctorate in American history from the College of William and Mary in 2014.

Katherine Brent, SUNY Cobleskill

Katherine Brent received her MSIS in 2004 and her MA in history in 2008; she is currently working on a CAS in archives. She has been with the Van Wagenen Library at SUNY Cobleskill since 2005.

Paul Bond, SUNY Broome Community College

Paul Bond is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian and OER Coordinator at SUNY Broome Community College. He has published and presented internationally (meaning he went to Canada once) on topics relating to open education and information literacy. He also sometimes leads the notorious open online digital storytelling course, ds106.

Laura Costello, Rutgers University

Laura Costello is the Virtual Reference Librarian at Rutgers University where she manages personnel and systems for delivering reference services online. She holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her research interests include emerging technologies in libraries, education technology, and designing digital and physical library learning spaces.

Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University

Aaron Dobbs is the Scholarly Communication Librarian and Department Chair at Shippensburg University.

Lusiella Fazzino, College of New Rochelle

Lusiella Fazzino is Assistant Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian at The College of New Rochelle Gill Library. She has developed DigitalCommons@CNR, CNR’s digital repository. Concerned with open educational resources, open access, licensing and copyright, she advises and educates the CNR community on these issues.

Amy Gay, Binghamton University

Amy Gay is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Binghamton University, where she manages the institutional repository and leads and assists with additional library, faculty, and student projects related to digital scholarship.

Rebecca Hewitt, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Rebecca Troendle Hewitt is an Associate Librarian for Research Outreach & Instruction at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica, New York. She has also served the libraries of Hartwick College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, and Boston University School of Law. In addition to earning an M.L.I.S. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Rebecca has earned a Master of Education (Higher Education) degree from Penn State, a law degree from Syracuse University, and an undergraduate degree from Smith College. She plans to begin a Ph.D. in educational leadership next, her research concentrating on the overlap between college and university student conduct codes and local criminal laws. Rebecca writes book reviews for Choice in the area of higher education administration and has published and presented in library venues on topics in instruction and open access.

Lauren Jackson-Beck, SUNY Potsdam

Lauren Jackson-Beck is the Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator at the College Libraries.

Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo

Bill Jones is the Digital Resources and Systems Librarian at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and the Aleph & Pre-Migration Support Specialist for the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. Bill also serves as the ALA RUSA STARS Webmaster and is a member of the ALA RUSA STARS Promotion & Outreach committee.

Kathleen Kasten, Stony Brook University

Kathleen Kasten is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She holds a PhD and MA in French from the University of Pennsylvania and an MLS from Queens College. Her research interests include reading practices and the history of the book.

Debra Kimok, SUNY Plattsburgh

Debra Kimok is the Special Collections Librarian and manager of the College Archives at SUNY Plattsburgh. Debra received her MLS from the University at Buffalo in 2000.

Andrea Kingston, Monroe Community College

Andrea Kingston is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Monroe Community College.

Don LaPlant, SUNY Cobleskill

Don LaPlant is an Associate Librarian at SUNY Cobleskill, where he has served for three years as Instructional Design Librarian at the Van Wagenen Library. He earned his MS in Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Alicia Marrese, St. John Fisher College

Alicia is the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. In addition to ILL processing, she facilitates new submissions and is the point of contact for the college’s institutional repository. She is currently earning her Master’s in Information and Library Science at the University at Buffalo.

Carrie Marten, Purchase College

Carrie Marten has been at Purchase College since December 2006. She spent the first eleven years as the Resource Sharing Librarian. She is currently in her new role as the Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian.

Danielle Masursky, Syracuse University

Graduating from the MLIS program at the Syracuse University iSchool in May and looking for a job at an academic library that will enable me to utilize my degree and the skills I developed from over 20 years of professional research management experience.

Jennifer Parker, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Jen Parker, Web Resources and Research Support Librarian, earned her MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh and her BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She came to Poly after a two-decade career in information technology development and support at Verizon and affiliated companies. In January, Jen began an online graduate program in education and technology from the University at Buffalo. Jen is an active volunteer in her community, including her public library and Board of Education.


Jessica Ramey-Rhodes, SUNY Potsdam

Jessica Ramey-Rhodes is the Instruction Coordinator at Crumb Library.

Jenica Rogers, SUNY Potsdam

Jenica Rogers is the Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons.

Jamie Saragossi, Stony Brook University

Jamie Saragossi is the Head of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. She works on various initiatives but has a strong interest in supporting learning, research, and discovery through academic engagement and outreach. Her research interests include new collection formats, embedded librarianship through technology, and evidence-based practice instruction.

Natalia Sucre, College of New Rochelle

Natalia Sucre is the Learning Commons Librarian for The College of New Rochelle’s John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the Bronx. Prior, she was a reference and instruction librarian at Hofstra University and CUNY colleges and a writing, Spanish language, and literature instructor in the CUNY system, Rutgers University, and Luther College (Iowa).

Malina Thiede, SUNY Plattsburgh

Malina Thiede is an Assistant Librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. She received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2014. Her research interests include open educational resources, open access, copyright, and other scholarly communication topics.

Esta Tovstiadi, SUNY Potsdam

Esta Tovstiadi is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the College Libraries.

Julie Turley, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY

Julie Turley is a Reader Services Librarian at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY. Previously, she was a Learning Commons Librarian at The College of New Rochelle’s Harlem Campus where she taught a credit-bearing research and information literacy course designed around writing for Wikipedia.