Jane M. Verostek
103C Moon Library
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Certificate of Advanced Study, Digital Libraries, Syracuse University, August 2008
Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, May 1996
Bachelor of Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, May 1992
Associates Degree in Humanities, Onondaga Community College, May 1990
SUNY ESF Liaison
Liaison to SUNY ESF ES Environmental Studies Department.
SUNY ESF Courses Taught
Fall 2009 to the present created an online version of ESF 200 Information Literacy taught via Blackboard. Professor for this online class with an average of 50-60 students each fall and spring semester and an average of 20 students during summer session.
Fall 1998 to the present - professor for SUNY ESF course ESF 200 Information Literacy (taught in person). Class size is between 20-25 students.
Online Video Tutorials
Host of online video tutorials on the SUNY ESF Youtube channel.
Currently 38 instructional videos have been created.
Examples of topics covered:
- Research Tips
- Citations - Online Citation Managers (Refworks)
- Searching for Journal Articles
- Searching Library Catalogs
- Finding Grants
Solo Creator and Publisher of the online content in 17 LibGuides http://libguides.esf.edu/
From 2000 – 2005 and again 2010 to the present. Publish articles/news items relating to SUNY ESF in the SUNYLA newsletter http://sunyla.org/newsletters which is published three times a year.
Verostek, Jane M. "Unlocking the doors of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Archives and Special Collections: a re-flection on progress made over the past year. "Museum Archivist: Newsletter of the Museum Archives Section". Volume 26, Issue 1, Winter 2016.
Verostek, Jane, “TECHNICAL TIDBITS: An overview of QR Codes and reflections of presenting at the 2012 ALLUNY Spring Institute”, Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York (Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries),Volume 37, Issue 3, December 2012 - January 2013, Pages 5-6.
Nyland, R. D., Bashant, A. L., Bohn, K. K., & Verostek, J. M. (2006). Interference to hardwood regeneration in northeastern North America: ecological characteristics of American beech, striped maple, and hobblebush. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 23(1), 53-61.
Nyland, R. D., Bashant, A. L., Bohn, K. K., & Verostek, J. M. (2006). Interference to hardwood regeneration in northeastern North America: Controlling effects of American beech, striped maple, and hobblebush. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 23(2), 122-132.
Verostek, Jane M. "Affordable, Effective and Realistic Marketing." College & Undergraduate Libraries 12.1/2 (2005): 119-38. *This article was also published in the following book: Petruzzelli, Barbara Whitney. Real-life marketing and promotion strategies in college libraries: connecting with campus and community. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2005.
Verostek, Jane. "Empowering students: encouraging peer to peer learning. Teaching information literacy concepts: activities and frameworks from the field." Active learning series no. 6. Eds. Trudi Jacobson and Timothy Gatti. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications, 2001. 207-209.
2003 Authored several columns for the At The Library column in Stars Magazine, Syracuse Post Standard.
Professional Organizations - Presentations
Selected presentations give by Jane Verostek at professional conferences.
- Information Literacy + Blackboard = a great way to reach on and off campus students (PPTx download)
- Ready – Set – ACTION! Jumpstart your information literacy classes with visual blogs using videos, photos and more! (PPTx download)
NYLA - New York Library Association
*2013 Recipient of the NYLA New York State Library Association - ASLS Academic and Special Librarians Section - Excellence in Library Innovation Award for my creative and innovative work with creating and teaching online library courses.
*Attended all annual conferences from 1998 to 2005 and again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
*Member of NYLA from 1998 to present.
*Chosen to receive the NYLA New York Library Association - ASLS Academic and Special Libraries Section Dewey Fellowship for the 2000 Annual NYLA conference.
*Active on the NYLA ASLS Academic and Special Libraries section board:
November 2005 - November 2006 Past President.
November 2004 - November 2005 President.
November 2003 - November 2004 President.
November 2002 - November 2003 Vice President.
November 2000 - November 2002 Director.
*Presented at NYLA conferences:
2014: Presenter: Virtual Reference Services in the 21st Century.
2013: Presenter: Ready – Set – ACTION! Jumpstart your information literacy classes with visual blogs using videos, photos and more!
2012. Two presentations: QR Quick Response Codes: A free and innovative way to re-energize your library! LibGuides & LibAnswers: Your answer to moving to the online environment your users expect!
2004. Presenter. Poster “Poster Sessions: A - Z”.
2003. Co-creator and co-presenter. Poster “Dreaming of new & enhanced spaces at the Moon”.
SUNYLA - State University of New York Librarians Association
*Member of SUNYLA and active on the SUNYLA board from 2000 - 2005 and again 2010 to the present.
SUNYLA delegate for SUNY ESF 2000 - 2005 and again 2010 - present.
SUNYLA Professional Development Committee Board Member 2001 – 2005.
*As the SUNYLA delegate – regularly write articles, news items for the SUNYLA newsletter.
*Attended all annual conferences from 1999 to 2005 and again in 2010 through to 2014.
*Received the SUNYLA Sylvia Chu SUNYLA conference scholarship in 1999.
*Presented at SUNYLA conferences:
2014. Presenter. The “Secret Life” of Online Students: See What Goes on in an Online Information Literacy Class and See – via Blackboard Surveys – What Students Have to Say About Taking Online Library Courses.
2013. Presenter. Information Literacy + Blackboard = A great way to reach on and off campus student!
2004. Presenter. Poster “Poster Sessions: A - Z”.
2001. Presenter. CatME: An Innovative Cataloging Tool for the Whole Library.
2000. Presenter. CatME: Your Passport to OCLC: a Look Back at Passport a Look Forward to CatME.
1999. Presenter. Poster and PowerPoint presentation on Moon’s Library Environment.
CLRC - Central New York Library Resources Council
*2016 - Past President of the CLRC Board.
*2016 - Chair of the CLRC Nominating Committee
*2015 - President of the CLRC Board.
*2014 - Vice-President of the CLRC Board.
*2013 - Nominated to serve as the Vice President - President of the CLRC Board.
*2012 - Nominated to serve and voted onto the Board of CLRC.
*Chair of the CLRC Digitization Committee: January 2008 - September 2008.
*Member of the CLRC Digitization Committee: January 2008 - 2012.
*CLRC Council committee member: Automation Committee Board Member 1999 - 2000.
*Create and give workshops for several area library resources councils (CLRC Central NY Library Resources Council, SCRLC South Central Regional Library Council and WNYRLC Western NY Regional Library Council). Workshops have included sessions on OCLC’s cataloging software Connexion, OCLC’s cataloging software CatME, how to create posters for presentations at conferences and for in-house library use and how to create and use LibGuides and LibAnswers.
Upstate Science Librarians & Upstate NY Special Library Association
*Invited presenter at annual conferences.
*October 19, 2013. Presenter. How to use SpringShare’s LibAnalytics software to record reference statistics and more!
*October 26, 2012. Presenter. LibGuides and LibAnswers: Your Answer for Connecting with Students & Faculty 24/7.
ENY/ACRL - Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries
*Past member of ENY/ACRL.
*Have attended annual conferences.
*Applied for, was accepted to and attended and participated in the ENY/ACRL week long Institute for Information Literacy in SUNY Plattsburgh in 1999.
*Presented at the 2003 ENY/ACRL conference: Presented Poster “Dreaming of new & enhanced spaces at the Moon”.
AASLH - American Association for State and Local History
November 2014 - Member.
ALLUNY Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York
Presenter - ALLUNY Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York Spring Institute – Syracuse University College of Law - May 18, 2012.
QR Codes: Linking Your Library Users to Information.