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Alfred University faculty give presentation at SUNY Librarians Association Conference

Three Alfred University faculty delivered a presentation at the annual SUNY Librarians Association Conference on June 15 at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY.

Samantha Dannick, engineering and scholarly communications librarian at Scholes Library, John Hosford, art librarian at Scholes Library, and Angus Powers, professor of glass, gave a presentation titled “Beyond Flipping the Classroom: Glassblowing and Embedded Librarianship.”

Sam Dannick working in Glass Hotshop

Samantha Dannick (left), engineering and scholarly communications librarian at Alfred University’s Scholes Library, works in the School of Art and Design glass hot shop, with assistance from students James Smith (center) and Adeye Jean Baptiste. Collaboration between librarians and glass art faculty and students at Alfred University was the topic of a presentation librarians Dannick and John Hosford and Professor of Glass Angus Powers gave at the 2023 SUNY Librarian Association Conference.

The presentation focused on the collaboration between the three faculty in the glass studio in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, which offered students an opportunity to meet their library liaisons and increased the librarians’ role in the studio. It also provided the students with an opportunity to teach the librarians the basics of glassblowing in the hot shop.