Library Faculty

Michael Alzo

Director of Libraries

(315) 229-5316

Michael became Director of Libraries on September 1st, 2012, assuming administrative responsibilities for the University Libraries.  He also continues with his Associate University and Systems Librarian responsibilities for managing the Integrated Library System (ODYsseus) and the technical and public support services provided by the Library Systems Office.   His professional experience and interests are integrated library systems, library technical services, and bibliographic control.   Michael holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.L.S. from the University of Toronto.

Carol Cady

GIS Map Specialist

(315) 229-5824

Carol works with faculty and students in classrooms and in the science library’s GIS computer lab, offering instruction and assistance with spatial analysis and geographic information systems, and coordinates the overall selection and organization of the libraries’ geospatial data collections.

Carol has a BS and MS in Zoology from University of Massachusetts and University of Vermont. In addition to geographic information systems work, Carol has worked for many years as a field biologist monitoring bird populations in the Northeast

Rhonda Courtney

Public Services Librarian

(315) 229-5479

Rhonda works with students and faculty, assisting them with their research needs. As a member of the Library Instruction team, she helps provide classroom bibliographic instruction in the humanities and social sciences. She meets with students one-on-one to offer hand tailored research consultations.

Rhonda oversees Access Services, which includes the Circulation and Reserves departments. She can help you with questions regarding your library account, placing materials on reserve, and creating coursepacks. She has a BA in Anthropology from Binghamton University, a MALS from Stony Brook University, and received her MLS from Albany University.

Paul Doty

Public Services Librarian

(315) 229-5483

Paul Doty is a Public Service Librarian at St. Lawrence University. Paul has a B.A. in English from Keene State College, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and an M.L.S. from SUNY Albany.

Ask him a question—Paul is part of the public service staff in ODY, and provides both research consultations and library instruction for classes in a variety of disciplines. Along with reference services, Paul facilitates Interlibrary Loan services, and serves on the Friends of the Owen D Young and Launders Library Board. He has also offered a variety of courses in the SLU First Year Program over the past ten years, and the two wooden canoes in the canoe shed are student built evidence of two of these courses.  Paul has published essays or poems in publications such as the Reference Librarian, the Leaflet, the FODYLL Bulletin, Mississippi Review, Stone Canoe, Cortland Review, and Rootdrinker.

Michelle Gillie

Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian

(315) 229-5834

Michelle oversees acquisitions, collection development, and cataloging for the SLU Libraries. She has a BA in English/Writing from Edinboro University and received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional interests include cooperative collection development, copyright and intellectual property issues. She serves on the University Assessment Committee and participates in cooperative collection development work for ConnectNY and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Michelle acts as the SLU Libraries’ CRL Coordinator and can help with questions about CRL collections and services.

Mark McMurray

Curator of Special Collections & University Archivist

(315) 229-5476

Mark is responsible for the Library’s rare books and manuscript collections. Mark has a B.A. in English Literature from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Library Science from Columbia University. Mark Teaches several courses on the History of Printing and is also a printer/publisher of texts new and old at this press – Caliban Press.

Nicole Nawalaniec

Science Librarian

(315) 229-5405

Nicole is responsible for library services and collections located at the Launders Science Library.  She provides reference services and research consultations for patrons of LSL.  In addition to this, Nicole offers instruction on the use of library resources for faculty and students in the sciences.
 
Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology as well as a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.

Justin Sipher

Vice President of Libraries & Information Technology

(315) 229-5319

As Vice President, Justin is responsible for both the Library and Information Technology organizations at St. Lawrence. This position, created in 2012, attempts to seize opportunities for maximized efficiency and effectiveness between the two organizations supporting the SLU community as they produce, consume and analyze all forms of information. Justin has worked in higher education since 1994 in various technical and leadership capacities and has consulted, presented and authored in that period. Justin is on the Board of Directors for both EDUCAUSE and NYSERNet, non-profit organizations supporting higher education and the use of information technology. He also is a member of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group (HEAG). Justin holds a BA in Mathematics, an MS Ed in Instructional Technology from SUNY Potsdam and is a 2001 Frye Leadership Institute fellow.

Eric Williams-Bergen

Director of Digital Initiatives

(315) 229-5453

In this new role Eric brings together his knowledge of scholarly resources and emerging technologies to help the libraries and IT focus on the planning, implementation and support of digital projects such as LIT web resources, digital collections and institutional repositories.   He provides leadership in the consideration, use and support of new and emerging technologies and publishing trends, such as e-books, data repositories, mobile applications, open access, and open data.  Finally he will provides technical and planning assistance to faculty in support of the digital scholarship, data management and creative work associated with digitally oriented teaching and research across the University.

Eric is a also a member of the University's Library and Information Technology leadership group.

He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from St. Lawrence University, a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and is a 2007 Frye Leadership Institute fellow.