The New York Times Digital Edition and Digital Wall Street Journal Available

The Library is pleased to provide access to The New York Times Digital Edition and The Wall Street Journal to SUNY Cortland students, faculty, and staff.

Please check out the guides for more information about creating an account and what is included in the subscription:
• New York Times Digital Edition LibGuide
• Wall Street Journal LibGuide

Access is available to both digital editions through the library database listings in myRedDragon.

Books and Bears 4/24/19

Books and Bears
Wednesday, April 24th: 5-6pm
Memorial Library’s Teaching Material Center (TMC)

The SUNY Cortland Memorial Library is partnering with the SUNY Cortland Epsilon Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi to promote literacy skills in children through the Books and Bears program. The Books and Bears program was created by SUNY Cortland students and members of the honor society. The event will promote literacy through hands-on activities revolving around children’s literature and informational books about bears. At the end of the FREE program, each child will receive a book and a beanie baby to take home.

Hidden Treasures in the Library: Design Help

Memorial Library B121A: Design Help and the Design Lab
Come into the library, go left. Right before the Teaching Materials Center (TMC) steer right and go down the hallway by the elevator.

Design Help assists in the creation of learning aids, informational materials and online learning. Design Help team consists of Hailey Ruoff, Kristina Maricle and Mary Wilhelm-Chapin. They are available to any member of the SUNY Cortland community (Faculty, Staff, and Students) for assistance with educational technology.
• Instructional Design
• Blackboard Course Design
• Accessibility concerns with face to face and online learning
• Poster Creation and Design Assistance
• Skype for Business solutions for Online Learning
• SMART Board training
• Online Meetings and Office Hours utilizing Skype for Business
• Lecture capture software and video creation training
• Recording Room available for faculty and staff use
• Web 2.0 tool integration for effective student engagement
• Polling and Survey Software


Design Help partners with faculty in their design of pedagogical tools to improve engaged learning, collaborative projects and exercises in critical thinking. We assist in the creation of learning aids, informational materials for new students for systems and online learning, revise and adapt content for online teaching, and assist in developing learning objectives that will enhance student engagement. Design Help works with faculty in establishing rubrics and assessment resources.  Our focus is to assist with meeting the needs of today’s college students and digital natives learning styles. We guide and train faculty members in

  • Identifying what students need to learn
  • Developing objectives and ensure content matches those objectives
  • Revising and rewriting content to shape it for learning needs
  • Structuring content and activities for student learning
  • Creating media to support learning (e.g., visual aids for face-to-face, various multimedia for e-learning and online)
  • Developing assessments
  • Assisting with technology and Blackboard training
  • Using interactive Whiteboard software
  • Adapting instructional materials created for one format to another format (i.e., face-to-face to e-learning

Who is your Instructional Designer?
Africana Studies Hailey Ruoff
Anthropology Kristina Maricle
Art Hailey Ruoff
Biology Kristina Maricle
Business / Economics Hailey Ruoff
CAP Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Chemistry Kristina Maricle
Communications Kristina Maricle
Communication Disorders Kristina Maricle
Education (FSA/EDL) Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Education (CEC/LIT/TMC) Kristina Maricle
English Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Geography Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Geology Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Health Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
History Kristina Maricle
Kinesiology Hailey Ruoff
Mathematics Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Modern Languages Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Performing Arts (Theatre/Music) Kristina Maricle
Physical Education Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Philosophy Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Physics Kristina Maricle
Political Science Hailey Ruoff
Psychology Mary Wilhelm-Chapin
Recreation Kristina Maricle
Sociology Kristina Maricle
Sport Management Hailey Ruoff

Walk-In Hours during Semester
Design Help offers regular Walk-In hours during the semester.

Monday/Tuesday 1PM – 4PM
Wednesday/Thursday 9AM – 12PM
Friday Closed

Extended Semester Hours:
During the first week and finals week, we offer extended walk-in hours.

Monday-Friday 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM

Summer Hours:
During the summer, we ask that you send us an email message to ensure that we are on campus and will be available.

Not Open?
Simple! Send an email to and set up an appointment!

Reporting from Memorial Library: Kristina Maricle & Rick Powell

THANKS for Attending: The Education of Henry S. Randall: Founding President of the Cortland Normal School (1868-1876)

For those of you who attended, Alumnus Rick Schieffelin’s Presentation on Wednesday, thanks for coming out. We learned a lot about about the founding President of the Cortland Normal School.

Opening slide with Henry Randall photo Slide with Henry Randall & Normal School  photos Rick Scieffelin and Sesquecentenial Slide Rick Scieffelin speaking

The Education of Henry S. Randall: Founding President of the Cortland Normal School (1868-1876)
A Sesquicentennial Presentation by Richard Schieffelin

Wednesday, April 10, 20019
6-7:30 PM
Brockway Hall’s Jacobus Lounge

Henry S. Randall was the founding president of the board of overseers of the Cortland Normal School and held that position from 1868 through his death in 1876. His tenure put the school on very solid footing. His significance and contributions are certainly highlights of the long history of the school that became SUNY Cortland. This Presentation will offer historical context to the college’s founding and call attention to the wide ranging contributions that Randall, a citizen of Cortland, made to education in the nineteenth century, contributions that went well beyond the town and county, to the state and national communities.

The presenter, Richard (Rick) Schieffelin, Class of ’75, has intimate connections to the Cortland community dating to the nineteenth century. He was born in Cortland, grew up in Syracuse, returned to Cortland for college, and then attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for graduate study in American history. From Madison he moved to Northern VA and spent thirty-three years in the aerospace industry. He retired early to devote himself full-time to completing a biography of Henry S. Randall. While continuing his archival research he has shared preliminary findings and interpretations with a number of Cortland audiences. In 2016, he lectured to several Cortland and Syracuse groups on “The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy and Henry S. Randall: The Making of a Family Defense.” And between February 2016 and August 2017 he authored a series of five short articles on Randall in The Bulletin of the Cortland County Historical Society. Rick has one daughter and three grandchildren. He lives in VA with his wife, Josie.

More information from “The Bulletin”: