POTSDAM --In the most recent step toward the goal of greater shared services, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam have selected Glen R. Bogardus to provide interlibrary loan (ILL) support to both campuses.
"We are very much looking forward to capitalizing on Glen's considerable experience managing the ILL process, with an eye toward advancing our own unique library-services mission," said SUNY Canton Director of Library Services Michelle Currier.
Bogardus received his bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University and has previously worked for both Southworth Library at SUNY Canton and Frederick W. Crumb Memorial Library at SUNY Potsdam during his career.
Most recently, he was charged with managing the SUNY Potsdam interlibrary loan department's workload, which involved more than 10,000 loan requests per year.
"The most exciting thing about our shared Interlibrary Loan Specialist is that the addition of this position to our staff will allow SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam to do more than we've been able to do before," said SUNY Potsdam Director of Libraries Jenica Rogers.
Both colleges will not only see a cost savings by sharing this position, but it will also allow them to collaborate on new ways to improve information delivery to students.
"This position isn't about filling a staffing gap, it's about creating the capacity for us to look forward, and find new things to try for our students and faculty," Rogers added.
"The joint SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, IT/Library shared services team meetings, and the continued support and efforts of Carey Hatch, SUNY's vice chancellor for library and information services and associate provost for Office of Library and Information Services, were instrumental in bringing this project to fruition," said Currier.