2019-2020 NYDCLC Fellows
Jessica Regitano is the Library Media Specialist at Chittenango Middle School where she teaches library and research skills to students in grades five through eight, serves on multiple committees, and organizes a variety of extracurricular clubs and events. She also is the co-director of GEMS+ Summer Camp, a STEAM summer camp for tween girls that includes social activism, civic engagement, and social-emotional learning components, along with partnerships with different local nonprofits each year. Jessica is serving as 2019-2020 Central New York School Librarians Professional Development Chair and as the co-chair for the 2020 Annual Conference of the New York Library Association Section of School Librarians. She was awarded a 2019 “Soaring with Excellence School Librarian Award” by the Central New York School Librarians, and she was named a 2019 New York Library Association Developing Leader and a 2020 American Library Association Emerging Leaders.
Jesi Buell is the Instructional Design and Web Librarian at Colgate University and she specializes in web design, online learning, digital & visual literacies, user experience, and design-thinking methodology.
Joshua Finnell leads research and instruction initiatives in the University Libraries at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, with a focus on research data management. He has served on the steering committee for the DMPTool and the planning committee for both the Digital Library Forum and the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit.
Eliza Bettinger is Lead Librarian for Digital Scholarship at Cornell University Library.
Wendy Kozlowski is the Data Curation Specialist and Coordinator of the Research Data Management Service Group at Cornell University. Her interests include data sharing, data curation, science metadata, data analysis, workflows and organization, and open data/open science.
Ryan Hughes is Digital Initiatives Librarian for the Rochester Regional Library Council. His experience includes a background in large and small urban libraries, library and project management, software training, and community engagement. As Digital Initiatives Librarian, Ryan coordinates member library participation in New York Heritage, New York State Historic Newspapers and Empire ADC. He advises members on metadata creation, copyright issues, and project management for digital collections.
Mary Ann Warner is Adult Services Coordinator at Schenectady County Public Library, managing adult collection, technical and information services. In her various roles at SCPL she has initiated computer and digital literacy programs; implemented downloadable content services; and trained staff and patrons in the use of digital services and related devices. Her current interests include identifying and conveying practical data analytics concepts for wider use in public libraries particularly in the areas of collection and information services development.
Julia Corrice is the Digital Services Librarian for the South Central Regional Library Council, a member of the Empire State Library Network. Her responsibilities include managing regional participation in New York Heritage, New York State Historic Newspapers, and Empire ADC, as well as consulting with member libraries on digitization and digital asset management, metadata creation, cataloging, and project management.
Timothy Furgal is the E-Rate and Procurement Consultant for the Southern Tier Library System. In addition to his role in making internet connectivity and technology affordable through e-rate reimbursements and centralized procurement, Timothy leads training which builds technological capacity in rural library communities.
Déirdre Joyce is the Head of the Digital Library Program at Syracuse University where she manages its day-to-day operations. She also has responsibility for all digital library metadata planning across all implementation and remediation efforts. Her previous experience working with the Empire State Library Network gives her unique insight into the workings of the region’s multitype, public, and school library systems. Finally, she is a certified synchronous learning expert (SLE), with competencies in course design and facilitation in an online environment.
Patrick Williams is Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities in the Syracuse University Libraries. He works with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines to bring digital approaches to their teaching, research, and creative projects. He teaches IST 600: Digital Humanities for Librarians, Archivists, and Cultural Heritage Workers at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, a course he developed to prepare current and future information professionals to engage digital literacies in positions across the wide range of GLAM settings. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of dh+lib, a publication focused on the intersection of digital humanities and librarians hosted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).
Blair Tinker is currently the GIS specialist for the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Rochester. After receiving his MA in geography from Binghamton University he spent time teaching and practicing GIS and related spatial technologies in Virginia and California. His interests include mapping/GIS, data visualization and open source spatial tools. He also teaches a multidisciplinary introductory GIS course each fall.
Emily Sherwood is Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at University of Rochester. She has extensive experience in helping faculty design and implement digital projects in courses. As an instructor for the Association of Research Libraries Digital Scholarship Institute, Emily designs and runs workshops to help train librarians in digital scholarship methods and tools.
Sarah Pugachev is the Director of Research Initiatives at the University of Rochester. In this role, she works with partners across campus on projects to increase the visibility of scholarship and better understand research impact. She is passionate about helping librarians and researchers develop digital skills. Sarah has been involved with The Carpentries as an instructor since 2016 and as an instructor trainer since 2018.
Former NYDCLC Fellows
Adrienne Canino is a librarian, science literacy enthusiast, and sci-fi fan. Her work experience has stretched from environmental outreach program coordination to data librarianship. She earned a Masters in Professional Studies in Environmental Studies from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2014 and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2018. Her career has included leading cross-departmental initiatives in data literacy and research data services, digital archiving work, coordinating a youth conservation corps program, and planting many trees.
Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña is a librarian, educator, and open source developer. She currently works as a Data Instructional Specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and previously worked as a Social Science and Geospatial Data Librarian at Cornell University. Zoë is also a fellow for the Visualizing the Future Symposia, an IMLS-funded national forum on data visualization in libraries. Zoë is interested in critical data science, pedagogy, and playing lots of pinball.