Working Groups

Academic Engagement Working Group

The Academic Engagement Working Group explores methods for the University Libraries’ participation in the entire life cycle of research and learning on campus. The Working Group guides the enhancement of engagement activities, course integrated and embedded instruction, online research guides, and workshops. The Group defines and prioritizes strategies for assessment and reflective practices in order to understand the University Libraries’ impact on student success. Regularly consulting with liaisons for special projects in their subject areas, the Working Group focuses on partnering the University Libraries with the larger University community to build deeper engagement practices as well as address information and research needs.

 

Membership: Claudia McGivney (chair), Laura Costello, Jennifer Devito, Dana Haugh, Gregg Stevens.

Access Services Working Group

The Access Services working group focuses on issues surrounding policies and procedures related to circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan. The working group seeks to enhance services and facilitate access to the resources at the Stony Brook University Libraries.

 

Membership: Jennifer DeVito (chair), Diane Englot, Christopher Larson, Lisa Miller, Kenneth Schaal and Giulieta Stoianov.

Communications & Outreach Working Group

The Communications and Outreach Working Group recommends strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure that events align with and fully support the University Libraries’ mission, vision, and goals.  The Working Group collaborates closely with Library faculty and staff to plan, promote, and execute cultural, scholarly and advancement events and programs in the Library.  Also, the Working Group coordinates and oversees the Library’s full-range of publicity and communications strategies for consistent messaging and branding of its resources, services, and programs.

 

Membership: Dana Haugh (chair), Will Blydenburgh, Vincent Clark, Janet Clarke, Shafeek Fazal, Lisa Miller, Jamie Saragossi, and Christopher Sauerwald

Digital Initiatives Working Group

The University Libraries’ Digital Initiatives Working Group provides leadership and direction on digital initiatives and associated IT infrastructure and resources. The Group reviews requests, makes decisions on approval, and sets priorities for digital projects, including but not limited to projects in digitization, digital exhibits, and discovery services.

 

Membership: Shafeek Fazal (chair), Darren Chase, Heath Martin, Kristen Nyitray, Victoria Pilato.

Lead Selectors Working Group

The Lead Selectors Working Group guides the development and preservation of a rich and diverse network of scholarly, cultural and informational resources in support of the University’s mission of excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, creativity, health care and economic and technological development. The working group supports the University’s teaching and research missions locally and globally by:

 

  • Providing leadership for the creation of a resource-rich scholarly environment
  • Implementing a framework for acquiring and preserving world-class scholarly collections
  • Assessing and anticipating the needs of a constantly evolving learning and research community

 

Membership: Heath Martin (chair), Darren Chase, Shafeek Fazal, Kate Kasten, Kristen Nyitray, Jamie Saragossi, Bob Tolliver

Liaison Working Group

The Liaison Working Group enhances scholarly productivity and student achievement, and actively engages in all aspects of SBU’s research and learning life cycles.

 

Membership: Janet Clarke (chair), Laura Costello, Claudia McGivney, Heath Martin, Shafeek Fazal.

Scholarly Communication Working Group

The Scholarly Communication Working Group acts to support the mission of the Center for Scholarly Communication and provides expertise, information and resources to authors, researchers and students:

 

  • Meeting public access mandates;
  • Promoting and teaching scholarly communication skills, practice and tools to the academic community through workshops, events, course-integrated instruction and discussion
  • Understanding the dynamic scholarly publishing environment and leveraging author’s copyright
  • Utilizing open access for the sharing and discovery of scholarship, research and data.

 

Membership: Darren Chase (chair), Laura Costello, Shafeek Fazal, Dana Haugh, Kate Kasten, Jessica Koos, Victoria Pilato, Bob Tolliver, Clara Tran.

 Virtual Presence Steering Group

The Virtual Presence Steering Group provides guidance for the development, management, and ongoing assessment of the University Libraries’ virtual presence, including all web and mobile platforms. The Group defines and prioritizes strategies for making the most effective use of the web and mobile environments, focusing on innovation and user satisfaction.

 

Membership: Shafeek Fazal (chair), Darren Chase, Laura Costello, Dana Haugh, Chris Kretz, and Claudia McGivney.