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Ivy Gocker has been appointed the Adirondack Museum’s next Library Director.  She will join the staff on October 31.  Jerry Pepper will continue to work full time through December 31 to help Ivy settle in.Ivy is currently Manager of Special Collections at Brooklyn Public Library, where she supervises a staff of 7 FT and 2 PT employees.  Previously she served as an archivist working with the institution’s Brooklyn Collection.  In addition to working on, and overseeing, a variety of access projects, she has been involved in special initiatives such as the “Our Streets” public collecting project funded by the Knight Foundation.  In the course of that project, library staff visited various community locations where members of the public brought photographs and other materials that were scanned and added to the library’s database.   She also oversaw a collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, and Pratt Institute that was designed to train the next generation of professionals on how to scan and catalog historical photographs.  Ivy earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt (founded by one of Anne Van Ingen’s ancestors!).   Her husband’s family has a place in Keene Valley, which served as Ivy’s introduction to our region.  She and her husband were specifically interested in relocating to the Adirondacks when the job here at the museum came to her attention.

Sarah Weisman has been appointed Director of the Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego.  Sarah holds a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College of Columbia University and a M.L.S. in Library Science and a Masters in Information Resources Management from Syracuse University. Sarah’s most recent position was Associate Dean of Learning Resources at Corning Community College. 

Livingston Republican - June 7, 1855 - An earthquake of the most violent kind has taken place at Japan, and among other misfortunes has occasioned the loss of the Russian frigate Diana. The Amrican Steamer Powhattan, which was in the vicinitty, and which saved many of the ship wrecked mariners, has prepared an account of it.

(Find this and more interesting articles on the NYS Historic Newspapers website.

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NNYLN Fall Meeting

Friday, October 14th 9:30 AM
Malone Country Club, Malone, NY

NNYLN Technology Improvement Grant, Digitization, and Professional Development grant recipients will tell about their projects: what worked, and what didn't.

Chuck Henry will provide a brief of virtual reality technology. Participants will receive their own Google Cardboard to take way and continue their explorations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their smart phones!

Michelle Bishop, SUNY Oswego, will report on the High School-to-College pilot project at the CiTi BOCES and SUNY Oswego; and John Thomas, Jefferson Community College and Kelly Wilson, St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System will lead a discussion about HS2C and where we go from here.

A complementary lunch will be served and revisions to the NNYLN bylaws will be considered. 

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Upcoming Courses

Scholarly Communications Unconference at NYLA
sponsored by:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY

featured speaker: Bryn Geffert,
Library Director, Amherst College

*** If you can only make it for this event, you don't have to register for the NYLA Conference to attend the Scholarly Communications Unconference!
 Registration on the NYLA page
(sign up for this specific event is not on the first page of the online registration form. First, choose the day(s) you plan on attending NYLA, then select any special tickets you want (if applicable for the day you are attending) then select "ESLN - Scholarly Communications Unconference (FULL DAY)")
Cost: $40 for event, which is partially underwritten by ESLN.


Associate Library Director, SUNY Oswego
Public Services Librarian for Graduate Education (Clarkson University)
Public Librarian I or II (Plattsburgh Public Library)
Library/Media Specialist (Massena Central School District)

                                                                (Updated September 26, 2016)