Position: Bibliographer for Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences
Rank: Associate Librarian
Science Library SL 142
University at Albany, State University of New York
State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany , New York 12222
Office phone: 518/437-3946,
Electronic mail: LSmith@uamail.albany.edu
Indiana University, Library Science, M.L.S. 1978
Indiana University, Comparative Literature, B.A. 1976
University at Albany, State University of New York,
Bibliographer for Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences 2008 - current.
Includes collection development and evaluation, bibliographic instruction and research consultation, web resource development, general reference services and program development for scholarly communications and copyright education.
Librarian for Digital Library Initiatives 1998 – 2008.
Includes development of Geographic Information Systems-based services, educational programs and activities regarding contemporary copyright issues, development and coordination of digital text projects, scanning projects, online expert information resources and new digital and/or network-based services. Serves as the Official Representative to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Science Research (ICPSR). The Librarian for Digital Library Initiatives assists in the identification and delivery of new technology training for bibliographers, reference librarians and other involved library faculty and staff and provides divisional support in educational and integrative activities for development of new digital library and networked resources and services, and provides reference services at the Science Library reference and information desk.
Temporary Head of Inter-Library Loan July 2004 – December 2004.
Responsible for all Interlibrary Loan operations while the Department Head was on sabbatical.
Interim Head of Preservation , 2000-2001.
Responsible for financial and other organizational operations while the search was in progress for a new Department Head.
Head of Media, Microforms, Periodicals and Reserve Dept. (MMPR), 1989 - 1998.
1998. Included leadership and management of a department of 11 f.t.e staff and approximately 100 part-time student staff members; consultation with other User Services Department Heads to coordinate services within the division; consultation with unit heads in oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Department; coordination of University Libraries' services to persons with disabilities. Implemented new projects, recommended policies and procedures, oversaw a budget of $40,000 for temporary services and approximately $5,000 in supplies and expenses, and supervised resource allocation in the Department.
Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, New York,
Assistant Director and Head of Technical Services, 1986 to 1989.
Managed the day-to-day activities of the Technical Services Department of a suburban library, including circulation (approx. 500,000 per year). Trained, supervised and evaluated all department employees (16) and planned, budgeted and directed special projects library-wide and in the Department. Worked extensively with Upper Hudson Library System committees and groups to assure coordinated, high-quality services for member libraries. Acted as Library Director in the absence of the Director.
East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, New York,
Director , 1985 to 1986.
Directed all phases of library operations in a small, suburban library. Responsibilities included supervision of a staff of 5 and over 60 volunteers. Composed and implemented the library budget; planned and implemented organization policies and special projects. Worked with Upper Hudson Library Federation to coordinate services with other public libraries.
University of Kentucky, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, Kentucky,
Coordinator of Learning Resources , 1980 to 1984.
Directed the library, audiovisual services and the Developmental Learning Center. Hired, trained, supervised and evaluated all LRC personnel; planned and implemented LRC budget. Conducted technical services, circulation services, bibliographic instruction, reference services; supervised audiovisual production, equipment booking and delivery. Worked with Academic Division Chairs of the college to coordinate Learning Resource Center services with college programs.
Librarian , 1979 to 1980.
Performed cataloging, reference services and bibliographic instruction.
Muhlenberg County Libraries, Greenville, Kentucky,
County Librarian , 1977 to 1979.
Directed all phases of library operations in a rural county for three small libraries and a bookmobile. Planned and implemented the budget; hired, trained and evaluated all personnel; performed acquisitions, cataloging, circulation and reference services; planned and implemented educational and cultural programs for children and adults.
Smith, Lorretta B. and Richard J. Naylor. Directory of Coal Information Sources for Kentucky. Madisonville, Kentucky : Coal Information Network of Kentucky, 1984.
Chapters in books
Smith, Lorre. "Electronic Reserves Frequently Asked Questions" in In Demand, On Demand: Topics in Electronic Reserves. edited by Jeff Rosedale, Chicago: ALA Editions, 2001.
Smith, Lorre. "Interactive Media and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries: Policy Implications", in Assessment and Accountability in Reference Work, edited by Susan G. Blandy, Lynne Martin and Mary L. Strife, 229-242. New York : Haworth, 1992.
Smith, Lorre. "Facsimile Transmission: Progress in Resource Sharing." RQ, Vol. 33 no 2. (Winter 1993):254-264.
Smith, Lorre and Lynne Martin. "Coping with the Hypersonic Wild Beast." MC Journal, Vo. 2, no 2. (Fall 1994). Available: http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnlv2n2
Unrefereed (including World Wide Web publications)
Smith, Lorre with David Allen [ 1998] “Counties of New York State” in “The Making of New York” by New York State Comprehensive Research Libraries Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://www.albany.edu/~ls973/monynycounties.html
Smith, Lorre and Williams, Geoffrey.  “Alumni Association, 1849-1999 Celebrating 150 years of Fellowship and Service” Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://library.albany.edu/digital//alumni/alumniex.html
Smith, Lorre. "Access to Full Text in Microform vs. Optical Disc: A Newspaper Closely Examined." Microform Review, Vol. 22 No. 1 (Winter 1993):31-36.
Smith, Lorre. "Interactive Media and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries: Policy Implications", The Reference Librarian, no. 38:229-242.
Original cartographic works
Maps : in collaboration with Dr. Todd Swanstrom, et. al. for: Dreier, Peter, John Mollenkopf, and Todd Swanstrom. Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century. Second Edition, Revised. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2004.
"Percentage of persons below the poverty line: Ohio 10th Congressional District"
"Percentage of persons below the poverty line: Illinois 13th Congressional District"
"Percentage of persons below the poverty line: New York 16th Congressional District"
Maps : in collaboration with Dr. Sally Friedman, for: Friedman, Sally, Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern U.S. Congress Members . Albany : SUNY Press, 2007;
five maps using various data themes to illustrate chapter content regarding congressional districts in New York State.
Reviewer of Software for Electronic Resources Review and Trends in Law Library Management and Technology , 1990 - 2000
Reviewer of audiovisual media for Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, 1981 - 1991. Several reviews of audiovisual media including films, videocassettes, audio cassettes, filmstrips in the subject areas of literature and arts were published each year.
Electronic Publications (for the University Library)
Smith, Lorre [September 18, 2007] “Science Library Podcasts” [Blog] Retrieved November 19, 2007 from http://liblogs.albany.edu/slpodcasts/
Smith, Lorre [May 30, 2007] “Copyright Issues and Current Resources” [Blog] Retrieved May 31, 2007 from
Scholarly Communications and Open Access News, author, editor, compiler, electronic newsletter, 2004 - 2007
Smith, Lorre [May 1, 2007] New NIH Public Access Policy Resources. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from
Smith, Lorre [February 16, 2007] Scholarly Communication Issues and Resources. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://library.albany.edu/divs/digital/scholarly.html
Smith, Lorre [May 1, 2007] News About Scholarly Communication. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from
Smith, Lorre [February 20, 2007] Open Access. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from
With Geoff Williams, Bill Young, Meredith Butler, and Laura Cohen:  Celebrating Albany's Libraries in the Year of Their 2 Millionth Volume: Library Milestones, 1844-2001 [no longer maintained on the web]
Smith, Lorre. [March 12, 2007] Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use Resources. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://library.albany.edu/divs/digital/copyright.html
Smith, Lorre.  Digital Libraries Resources. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://www.albany.edu/~ls973/digital.html
Smith, Lorre. [May 3, 2007] Maps and Geographical Information Systems Sources on the World Wide Web and in Print: In Order by Category. Retrieved May 31, 2007 from http://www.albany.edu/~ls973/newmaps.html
Smith, Lorre, Michael Bewsher, and Glenn Simsek. "MAPS." [An electronic library directory located on the first floor of the University Library 1993-1998]
Works in Progress
Lorre Smith. Interoperability Primer for Librarians, a monographic work concerning the basic concepts of interoperability and the aspects of interoperability most important to librarians.
"Copyright Issues and Resources" guest lecture for Ist 650 U.S. Government Information Sources, April 22, 2009
"Copyright issues and resources for online course development" workshop for Institute for Teaching and Learning and Academic Leadership, University at Albany, February 18, 2009
"Specialized Sociology Subject Databases" guest lecture, Soc 484/Z/W Selected Topics Seminar in the Sociology of Aging, February 11, 2009
"Sociology Resources" guest lecture Soc 115 Introduction to Sociology, March 31, 2009
"Copyright for Scholarly Authors: What Are Our Rights and Should we Keep Them?" March 16, 2007, and May 22, 2007, March 8, 2007, October 25, 2007, November 30, 2007, August 15, 2008, May 18, 2009, University at Albany, various locations, [Presentation for University Faculty]
“Geographic Information Systems”, guest lecture, IST 605, Information Sources and Services November 5, 2007
“Introduction to ICPSR” Dewey Graduate Library and University Library, October 12, 2007, February 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 2009
"Open Access: The World Wide Movement to Change Scholarly Communication", February 28, 2007, and May 8, 2007, University Library Cobb Room
"Copyright Issues and Resources”, guest lecture, IST 650: United States Government Information Sources, Giliberto, April 12, 2007
"Copyright Issues and Resources” guest lecture, WSS242: e-Journal Editing and Publishing, Ng, April 10, 2007
“Introduction to GIS”, LI B14, monthly, 2007 – 2008 academic year
“ICPSR” guest lecture IST 644: Information Sources in the Social Sciences, March 22, 2007
"Copyright for Scholarly Authors: What Are Our Rights and Should we Keep Them?" March 16, 2007, and May 22, 2007, University at Albany, HU 354 [Presentation for University Faculty]
"Copyright for Scholarly Authors: What Are Our Rights and Should we Keep Them?" March 8, 2007, University at Albany, DR 115 [Presentation for University Faculty]
"Copyright Issues and Resources” guest lecture, IST 605: Information Sources and Services, Black, March 6, 2007
"Copyright Issues and Resources” guest lecture, IST 714: Informatics Research Seminar, Anderson, March 5, 2007
Guest Lecture: "Copyright" IST 601: The Information Environment, Sept. 25, 2006
“Copyright Basics for Teaching and Research” [for faculty] July 12, 2006 ; Aug 24, 2006 ; Aug 25, 2006 ; Aug 29, 2006 ; Sept 27, 2006 ; Oct 20, 2006
"Introduction to GIS" August 17, 2006, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
"Introduction to GIS" June 15, 2005 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
"Geographic Information Systems" for reference faculty, University Library, Cobb Room, February 22, 2005
"Copyright and fair use; guest lecture, ISP 301, November 15, 2005
Guest Lecture: Copyright; Geographic Information Systems, CSI 198, September 14, 2004 and March 3, 2005
Four Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning GIS workshops, 2 in Fall 2002 and 2 in Spring 2003
Guest Lecture: “Digital libraries” ISP 301 – Nov. 11, 2003
University Library faculty and staff copyright workshop June 17, 2003
Guest Lecture: "Copyright" EAPS 764 April 1, 2003
Guest Lecture: "Resources for Geography" ISP 644 November 4, 2002
Guest Lecture: "Copyright" Ethics and the Law [Project Renaissance] October 17, 2002 11am and 1pm
Guest Lecture: “Copyright” EAPS 764 April 9, 2002
“Introduction to GIS for Teaching and Research” workshops for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, twice each academic session, Fall 2001 – current
"Introduction to GIS" - presentation for Reference Department, August 31, 2000, September 28, 2000, October 17, 2000, January 30, 2001
Guest Lecture: “Digital Reformatting” ISP 654 Preservation Management Spring 2000
Copyright sessions for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, February 12, 2000, March 22, 2000 and March 30, 2000
ISP 669 Independent Study in Library and Information Science and Policy (1-3) Summer 1999 - instructor
“Electronic Reserves” demonstrations for Reference and Collection Development staff in summer 1998 and for CSI 198 consultants, fall 1998
Resume and letter-writing workshop for MMPR student staff March 2, 5, 6, 1998
Library orientation for mentors of students with disabilities October 7 and October 10, 1997
“Copyright for CSI 198 Consulting and GIS services” once each semester 1997 – current
Guest lecture: "Multimedia" ISP 201 April 24, 1997
Reading Edge classes Feb. 21, Feb. 25 1997
Six sessions, “Introduction to the Interactive Media Center” for Project Renaissance, fall 1996
"Beyond Gopher" University Library, July 11, 1994
Guest Lecture: "Interactive Multimedia" for ISP 210, April 1993 and April 1994
"Copyright for Scholarly Authors: What are our rights, and should we keep them?” invited presentation at the Center for Technology in Government, Albany New York, April 25, 2007
New York State Writer's Institute: "To "Quote" or Not to Quote: Understanding Intellectual Property Rights for Writers of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry", Panel Discussion with Paul Rapp, an intellectual property law attorney, and James Peltz, Interim Director at SUNY Press. February 10, 2007, Albany Public Library
Society of American Archivists, August 22, 2003, Los Angeles, “Interoperability Defined” panel presentation with Clifford Lynch and Michael McCormick
American Library Association, June 21, 2003 Toronto "Interoperability Defined" panel presentation with Clifford Lynch and Michael McCormick
“Full Text Periodicals on Microfilm vs. Electronic Media: Cases and Comparisons” American Association of Law Librarians, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 18, 1995.
Host- organizer, moderator and presenter for "Open Access to Science and Scholarship", With Peter Suber, April 29, 2005 , 7th in an annual series of events on scholarly communications
CIT, May 30, 2003 "Exploring Fair Use Guidelines for Course Based Streaming Media” Potsdam, NY
Panel Chair for "Researching New York" conference "Stay in Your Seat: Accessing New York State Primary Sources from Your Desktop" Albany, NY Nov. 17, 2000
American Library Association, Annual Meeting, Association of College and Research Libraries Copyright Committee session: "The DMCA: Requirements of the Act" presentation title: "Electronic Reserves Copyright Policies", Chicago, IL, July 9, 2000
Northeast Document Conservation Center, "To Film or Scan" seminar, presentation title: "Case Study: University at Albany" Albany, NY October 3, 4, 5. 2000.
“Copyright” in three seminars by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning during May 1999
"Dealing with Technostress" program at the New York Library Association Conference, Friday, October 30, 1997 - presenter
"Mentoring and Peer Support: Steering Junior Faculty Through the Tenure Maze" Co-panelist with Annalisa Van Avery, Lynn Martin and Richard Irving, State University of New York Librarian's Association, Annual Conference, Utica, New York, June 7, 1991.
"Hypermedia and the Interactive Media Center" with Michael Knee, State University of New York Librarian's Association, Annual Conference, Albany, New York, June 6, 1990.
"Eudora vs. Pine" University Library Electron Lunch series, June 13 1994.
"Searching Listserve Software" University Library, April 16, 1993.
"Ethics Times Three: The Impact of the ALA Code of Ethics" Co-Presenter with Heather Miller and Richard Irving, University Library, May 13, 1992.
"Media", University Library Staff Development Workshops, January 17, 1992.
Consultation for Center for Technology in Government on Open Access Nov.16, 2005
SELECTED CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
American Library Association Annual and Midwinter conferences: 1989 - current
"The Right to Research: Engaging students on the topic of access to research." Wednesday, August 6, 2008 from Webcast, presented by SPARC
ICPSR Official Representatives meeting Ann Arbor Michigan, October 17-20, 2007
Library and Information Technology Association National Forum, Denver, Colorado October 4-7, 2007
"Open Repositories", January 23-26, 2007, San Antonio, TX
"Arc GIS 9" GIS seminar, Oct. 4, 2006, Albany, NY, 8:30-4:00
"Dreamweaver" ITS training workshop June 12, June 19, June 21 June 26, 2006
Educause Live webcast on Orphan Works July 6, 2006
ACRL virtual conference, Nov. 9, 2006 11-6pm
"Educause Live" webcast on E Portfolios July 7, 2005
"Introduction to Map Info Professional" Feb. 14, 15, 2005 Troy, New York
"ACRL Online National Conference Opening Session" organized webcast March 10, 2005
"Ownership and Access in Scholarly Publishing" U. Maryland Center for Intellectual Property webcast, April 6, 2005
Content Management System training for ALA web site, 4/13/05 [virtual conference]
"Getting the Most out of ArcGIS desktop" May 5, 2005 Albany, NY
ARL SPARC Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage November 18-19, 2004, Washington, D.C.
“Life After MARC, What's Hot/What's Not, and Digital Library Collections and Services” presented by Roy Tennant Albany, New York 9/23/04
Training: Microsoft Word V: Illustration & Layout Tools Feb. 5, 2003
Introduction to SAS, Feb. 10, 2003
Introduction to SPSS Mar. 24, 2003
PowerPoint, May 15, 22, 29, 2003
Environmental Services Research Institute, User’s Conference, San Diego, CA July 4-11, 2002
Research Colloquium April 4, 2002 "Creating Centers and Institutes" University at Albany
Geography Information Systems online courses (seven courses, grant funded) through spring and summer 2002 Individual Professional Development Award 2002 to study GIS
Copyright Town Meeting September 24, 2001, New York City
American Society for Information Science annual meeting November 4-8, 2001, Washington, DC
ICPSR Official Representatives meeting Ann Arbor Mich. October 24-26, 2001
Photoshop Class summer 2001
ISP 361, “Web Development” summer session, 2001
Working with Digital Audio, Aug 14, 2001 Middletown, CT
Photoshop I, II, III, IV, V Albany, NY April, 2001
"Dialogs on Digitization" Rochester, NY April 26-28, 2001
UCITA teleconference, (half-day) Albany, NY Dec. 13, 2000
American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov. 12-15, 2000
Association of Research Libraries-sponsored Supervisors Workshop, Nov. 10, 2000
Discussion for organizing "Dialogues on Digitization" (NYLA half day) Saratoga Springs, NY Nov. 2, 2000
New York State Geographic Information Systems Conference, October 4, 5, 2000
"Intellectual Property Issues for the Research Administrator", (half-day) Albany, NY September 21, 2000
"Bookends" Albany, NY September 11-13, 2000
Northeast American Society for Information Science "Database-backed Web Sites" (half-day) Boston, MA July 27, 2000
GOG 160 “China: People and Places” Spring 2000
“Intellectual Property in Cyberspace 2000” Harvard University Online conference, Feb. 7- Mar. 20, 2000
[various activities of a similar nature 1989-1999]
Memberships and Activities
American Library Association, 1978 - present
Library and Information Technology Association,
LITA Board of Directors, 2008 - current
Emerging Leaders Program Mentor 2008 - current
LITA Membership Development Committee, Chair 2007-current
LITA Interest Group Coordinator 2003-2005, 2005-2007
Digital Library Technologies Interest Group, Co-Chair, 2002-2003
Technical Issues for Digital Data Interest Group, Co-Chair 2001-2002
Geographic Information Systems Interest Group, Publicity Committee 1999-2000
Optical Information Systems Interest Group 1991 - 1995
Secretary 1994 - 1995
Past Chair/Secretary 1993 - 1994
Chair 1992 - 1993
Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect 1991 - 1992
Association of College and Research Libraries
Copyright Committee, Member, 2007-current
Program Chair, 2008- current
Anthropology and Sociology Section, Member, 2008-current
Science and Technology Section, Member 2008-current
Copyright Committee, Intern 2001-2002
Electronic Reserve Discussion Group 1995- 1999
Secretary 1995, 1996
Audiovisual Committee 1991 - 1994
New Members Round Table
Reviewer, Resumes for Placement Center, 2001-current
Mentor for Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2007; Chicago, 2000
Maps and Geography Round Table, 1999-2009
Member, Education Committee, subcommittee on GIS Librarian Core Competencies Task Force, 2007-2008
Chair, Membership Committee 2002-2003
Association of Library Collections and Technical Services,
Preservation and Reformatting Section,
Books and Paper Committee 1994-1995
Reproduction of Library Materials Section,
Copying Committee 1991-1994
Public Service Managers of Microforms Facilities Discussion Group 1990-2002
Chair 1991 - 1992
Subcommittee on Micrographics Equipment 1991-1994
Capital District Library Council, Committee On InterLibrary Loan, 2004
NYS Geographic Information Systems /Land Information Systems Metro Albany, member, 2004-2005
"Big 11" Preservation Librarians group, interim member 2000-2001
New York State GIS Coordinating Body; 2000-2006
Working Group on GIS Education, member 2000-2006
Ongoing owner of several listserv lists 1999-2005:
- SMART-L; for New York Library Association SMART members
- SMARTIES; for New York Library Association SMART Board members
- GARDEN; for the group working on the library gardens
- RASS-L; for New York Library Association RASS members
- RASSBD-L; for New York Library Association RASS Board members
- PLSNET; for NYLA Public Library Section members
- PLSBD-L; for NYLA PLS Board members
Eastern New York Chapter of Association of College and Research Libraries 1989 - 1995
New York Library Association 1985 -1999
Section on Management of Resources and Technical Services Board 1996-1999
Membership Chair 1996-1999
Awards Committee, 1990 - 1996
Centennial Celebration Regional Committee, 1990
Public Awareness Committee 1986 - 1987
American Society of Information Science, 1993 - 2002
Storage and Retrieval Technology Special Interest Group
Newsletter editor 1994 - 1996
State University of New York Librarian's Association 1989 – 1995, 1998-2001
Hudson-Mohawk Library Association 1984- 1995
Governor's Challenge to Business and Youth: Career Exposition, demonstrator, May, 1991.
Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services, Preliminary Hearings,
Chief Reporter, August, 1990.
LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
University Libraries Elected Service
University Libraries Faculty Steering Committee 2007-2009
Secretary/Chair Elect 2007-2008
Library Steering Committee, 2006-2007
Personnel Review Committee 2005-2007
University Libraries Faculty Steering Committee 1996-1997
Personnel Policies Committee 1993 - 1994
Faculty Steering Committee 1991 - 1993
Library Senator 1991 - 1993
University Libraries Appointed Service
Co-Chair, Information Commons Development Task Force, 2007-2008
Selection Committee, Head of Circulation Services, Fall 2007
Selection Committee, IST in Interlibrary Loan, Fall/Spring 2006/2007
Chair, Selection Committee, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, Science Library, Fall 2006
Preservation of Electronic Records Working Group, member 2005 - current
Editor, Continuing Appt. Review for Brian Keough
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Science Research, Official Representative for University at Albany, 2001-current
Library Faculty Mentor 2003-2004
Digital Libraries Steering Committee 1998-2004
Discovery subcommittee 1998-1999
DLSC Subgroup on Digital Library Projects 2000-2004
DLSC Subgroup on Assessment of Needs for Digitizing Services
2 Millionth Volume program planning committee 2000-2001
Preservation Librarian Search Committee, Chair 2000-2001
Signage task force for the University Library 1997-2001
Chair, Maps Collections and GIS Planning Task Force 1999-2000
Task Force for organizing the move of materials to the new building 1997-1998
Electronic reserves task force 1997-1998
Task Force on Compact Shelving 1995-1996
Task Force on Redesigning the University Library 1994 - 1997
Co-Chair, Committee to Enhance Information Services to Persons with Disabilities 1994 - 1996
Chair, Selection Committee for the Assistant Director for User Services 1993-1994
Professional Activities Committee, Ad Hoc Subcommittee for the Faculty Seminar Series 1993 - 1995
Chair, Advance Training Task Force 1992 - 1994
Advance Circulation and Reserve Task Force 1992 - 1994
Chair, Planning for Electronic Services in a Networked University, Working Group B: Electronic Text 1992 - 1993
Chair, Special Facilities Room Task Force 1992 - 1993
Hypertext/Hypermedia Interest Group 1992 - 1994
Collection Development Committee, Council on Library Resources Grant 1991 - 1992
Chair, Interactive Media Center Advisory Group 1989 - 1994
Interactive Media Center Selection Committee 1990 - 1993
Automation Committee, Subcommittee for Circulation and Resource Sharing 1990 - 1995
Chair, Selection Committee for the Access Services Evening and Weekend Supervisor 1990
University Libraries Professional Service
Organized an FCV display, bibliography slide show and publicity for the Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration, with Ken Jones, November 29, 2007
Presented "Copyright Basics" for "Not Another Sloppy Copy" training, November 29, 2007
Organized “Converting and Preserving the Scholarly Record” annual symposium with Karen Brown, Vivien E. Zazzau, Mary Casserly, October 23, 2006
Organized “Copyright at the Crossroads” webcast for library faculty and staff June 14, 15, 16, 2006
Organized a session of ARL webcast for the library faculty: "Libraries and Digital Mapping in the 21st Century" January 27, 2005
With Karen Brown, organized "Lib Lit Lite Lunch" for library faculty, 2004
“Scholarly Publishing and Archiving on the Web: New Opportunities” April 7, 2003 with Brenda Hazard, Daniel McShane and Karen Brown
“Scholarly Publishing and Archiving on the Web: New Opportunities” April 7, 2003 with Brenda Hazard, Daniel McShane and Karen Brown
With Karen Brown, organized Research Lunch series spring 2002-spring 2003
Organized “What Scholars Need to Know to Publish Today”, April 8, 2002, with Brenda Hazard.
With Julia Koschinsky of Ctr. for Women in Govt. and Civil Society, organized the first campus GIS Day celebration with a luncheon on Nov. 14, 2001
Organized "Issues and Trends Affecting the Future of Scholarly Journals and Scientific Communication" February 22, 2001, with Gregg Sapp and Barbara Via for 2 M Volume celebration
Organized "Preserving Our Rights in the Digital Age", March 15, 2001 for 2 M Volume celebration
Organized teleconference: “Building Earth’s Largest Library”, October 28, 2000
Developed Metadata Training program for the University Libraries, June 2000 implementation
Organized video conference:”Building the Earth’s Largest Library” October 28, 1999
University at Albany Service
University at Albany's Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Self-Study
"Faculty" subcommittee member, 2008-2009
Organization of Women Faculty Steering Committee, 2006- 2008
University Task Force on Environmental Sustainability
Green Commerce Committee, Member 2006-current
Garden project subcommittee 2008-current
Education Committee, Member 2006-2007
Department of Fine Arts, Visual Resources Curator Selection Committee, Fall 2005
University Spirit Committee 2004-2006
New Ideas Subcommittee 2005-2006
Planning for Guinness World Records Day/Fountain Day spring 2005
SISP Faculty Retreat 12/10/04 planning PH.D programs
Organized GIS Day Nov. 25 2004 –with planning group.
Faculty in residence Dec. 2003 – July 2007
- Alternatives In Agriculture, with farmer Jean Paul Courtens, March 28, 2007
- Out of Balance movie night, with EFS group, March 27, 2007
- Walking the Walk with Prof. John Delano, Colonial Quad, March 20, 2007
- Breaking the Habit, with Daniel Wulff, October 26, 2006
- Museum Crawl – University Art Museum, with Janet Reiker Oct. 11, 2006
- Dia de los Muertos Nov. 2, 2005
- Librarian is IN Oct. 25, 27, Nov. 1, 7, 2005
- knitting class in Colonial Quad October 10, 2005
- Art Night Oct. 15, Nov. 4 2005
- Creativity Salon 10/8/04
- Art Night 10/15/04, 11/6/04, 12/3/04, 1/22/05, 2/12/05, 3/12/05.
- 4/2/05, 4/16/05
- "The Seattle WTO Meeting: Questions and Issues" symposium 10/16/04
- Art Night – "Dia de los Muertos" 10/22/04
- School Spirit – Wall Hanging 10/21/04
- Dia De Los Muertos 11/1/04
- Programming Brainstorms – 9/14/04; 2/9/05
- Cookie decorating 12/6/04
- The Librarian is IN: 3/9/05, 3/13/05, 3/15/05, 3/17/05, 3/27/05, 3/30/05
- 4/10/05, 4/12/05, 4/19/05, 4/20/05, 4/25/05
- Museum Crawl 4/9/05
- Global Songs Built from Poetry 4/30/05
Organized GIS Day Nov. 19 2003 –with Geography and Planning Department planning group
Organized GIS Day Nov. 20 2002 – demonstrations, exhibit, lecture, with Julia Koschinsky and Roger Stump
Educational Policy Council (EPC) member 2000-2001
Search Committee for Curator of Visual Resources, Fine Arts Dept. summer 2000
Organized “Copyright in the Digital Millennium” Workshop, October 22, 1998
Steering Committee for the Shakespeare Semester Spring 1998
University Senate, (1994-1995) [special appointment]
Graduate Academic Council 1994-1995
Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Committee
Stephen W. Hawking Award Selection Committee 1994
Council on Research 1993-1994
Committee on Interactive Teaching and Learning [Campus-wide Electronic Library Planning] 1992 - 1993
Chair, Council on Research 1992-1993
University Senate Executive Committee 1992-1993
Academic Program Planning Committee, Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology Management 1992 - 1993
Freshman Summer Reading Program Faculty 1992
Council on Libraries, Information Systems and Computing 1991-1992
Instructional Technology Committee 1991 - 1992
Center for Language Learning and Research [CELLAR] Advisory Board, College of Arts and Humanities Fall 1990
Upstate Artists Guild, History and Reference Committee, 2009 - current
Coordinated the "Don't Dumpsterize: Donate" reuse program for the Residence Halls, Environmental and Food Sustainability group, May 9-14, 2007
Directory of Restaurants and Markets selling locally produced foods for Regional Farm and Food Project – summer 2005
Women’s circle – University at Albany, Colonial Quad: 2004-2005
Honest Weight Food Coop, Coordinator, Health and Wellness Series 2002
Initiatives for Women, Lead Donor, Honoring Our Mothers Fund, 2000-current
Academic Support Services, Faculty Mentoring Program 1998-2003
Society of Bibliophiles
Secretary Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2002
Co-President Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001
Organized meeting for Round Table Discussion on Digital Projects for the Capital Region Dec.15, 2000 - 2001
Council of Women's Groups, Bread and Roses Awards Celebration – Certificates Calligrapher – 1998 - 2005
United University Professions Academic Faculty Representative 1997-1999
Participant, Conversation Partners Program, University at Albany, International Student Services 1990 - 1996
Reader for RISE, WMHT's Radio Information Service for Print Handicapped 1986 - 1990