Congratulations to UB librarians David Bertuca and Charles Lyons, recipients of 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, and to Anne Marie Swartz, receipt of the UB Professional Staff Senate Outstanding Service Award.
David Bertuca is a widely respected authority in the area of map librarianship, and is renowned for the depth of his subject-matter expertise in the fields of physical geography, map librarianship and geographic information systems (GIS). He has earned a reputation as the “go-to person for maps,” not only at UB but in the broader Western New York community as a co-developer of the heavily used “Buffalo, NY Neighborhoods Maps” website.
Charles Lyons is regarded by his colleagues at UB and across the SUNY system as a leading expert and innovator in the areas of online librarianship, open access and electronic resource management. As electronic resources librarian at UB, he is responsible for overseeing the administration of electronic information resources for the entire university — from staying up to date on current trends in online scholarship to licensing and administering electronic resources for the UB Libraries.
Anne Marie Swartz is an instructional support technician in the Charles B. Sears Law Library’s Koren Audiovisual Center. Swartz, who, joined the Law Library in 2000, has primary responsibility for the audiovisual equipment – the laptops, DVD players, document cameras and projectors — used by professors and other presenters in the Law School, equipment that often must be set up, wired properly and tested in a 10-minute window between classes.
Kudos to all — your awards are well-deserved!