Please cast your votes for the 2019 chapter board. 

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* 1. Candidate for President-Elect (2019-2020): Erin Rowley

began her career as a librarian more than 9 years ago, after earning her MLS from the University at Buffalo, as an Information Specialist at Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services (BVCPS), a consumer products testing laboratory with its North American headquarters in Buffalo, NY. At BVCPS she worked alongside engineers and technicians to research international consumer product testing requirements. After more than 8 years at BVCPS, and eventually working her way up to Supervisor of the Information Resources Center, Erin made the switch to academia. Erin joined the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo in November 2017 as the Engineering Librarian. In August 2018 she was promoted to Head of Science and Engineering Library Services. Working with faculty, staff, and students at UB has been a truly rewarding experience for Erin, as she has always been an advocate for education, research, and innovation. Always willing to lend a hand and step up when needed, Erin also serves as Co-President of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) at her daughter’s school on Grand Island, NY. Erin has always felt SLA, especially UNYSLA, has been a wonderful group of professionals to learn from and lean on for support. And the UNYSLA conferences have always provided her with exceptional guidance and inspiration. She is excited to be involved in UNYSLA in any capacity, not only now, but for the duration of her career. 

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* 2. Candidate for Treasurer (2018-2020): Sarah Siddiqui

Sarah recently started working as an Outreach Librarian at the University of Rochester. Her subject areas are Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, along with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). In addition, She is actively involved in the River Campus Libraries’ Tinkerspace program, which includes workshops for soldering and using tools such Matlab, Arduinos, and raspberry pi’s, with more upcoming programs.

She graduated in May 2018 from the University at Albany’s Information Science program with a concentration in information systems and technologies. During her master’s, she was an active member of the Information Science Student Association (ISSA), serving as its webmaster. She was also a graduate assistant in the Libraries’ Preservation Department.

Being a treasurer for the Upstate New York division of SLA will not only allow her to be more engaged in SLA activities, but also be an excellent opportunity to connect with library professionals in the region.

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* 3. Candidate for Director of Vendor Relations (2019-2020): Amy R. Slutzky, PhD, MSLIS

Amy has served as Academic/Research Librarian at Upstate Medical University’s Health Sciences Library since 2012.  As part of the Library’s reference team, she works to assist and empower members of the Upstate community in identifying, accessing, evaluating, and using information in support of evidence-based healthcare.   As part of this work, she has conducted literature searches in support of patient care, research, scholarly publications and presentations, and funding requests; collaborated with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into course curricula; and developed and provided group instruction on the effective use of library services and resources.  In addition, she currently serves on Upstate’s Faculty Educator Development Committee and chairs the Operations Committee of the University’s Faculty Council. 

Amy has been a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 2011 and has served on the board of UNYSLA as Co-Director of Vendor Relations for the past two years.

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* 4. Any comments or questions for the nominations committee?

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