FOR ALLAN

I am a Jew who loves Christianity.  I suppose that sounds a bit like a confession.   I owe this love to my teacher and my friend Allan Patriquin.  And I know I speak for Allan’s students when I reflect on… Read More

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Mother’s Day Gift

It’s Mother’s Day.  I always think of the iconic Roy Lichtenstein image even though I didn’t actually forget to have children.  It just always seemed possible until I realized it wasn’t. But I have spent almost every day for the… Read More

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“C” is for . . . Collaborate, Consult, Contribute, Compromise, Capitulate . . . OPEN

In 1999, I was selected to participate in the first Information Literacy Institute (now called the Immersion Program) which was held at SUNY Plattsburgh where one of the architects of the program, Cerise Oberman, was Dean of Libraries & IT. … Read More

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The “R” Words

Reduction(s), resilience, reinvention, RIF (reductions in force), retirement, restructuring, reorganizing, retention, revenue, and the list could go on.  The story of what has been happening at my college for the past three years is not unlike many others, although our… Read More

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