The mission of the Stony Brook University Libraries’ Global Initiatives is to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace. We strive to promote student and faculty achievement and preparation for global competitiveness in collaboration with Stony Brook University academic and clinical centers abroad.
In support of the Stony Brook University’s global mission, the University Libraries designed a suite of services and expertise to facilitate and strengthen the work of SBU faculty and students abroad. The Office of Global Library Initiatives provides leadership, creativity, and vision in enhancing and developing the Library’s critical role in the success of SBU faculty and students.
Promote Academic Engagement
Increase the participation of Library faculty as partners in teaching and research, applying library and information science principles to address global challenges.
Maintained relationships with SUNY Korea, Shanghai Normal University, Shandong University, Capital Normal University, Capital Medical University to allow Stony Brook University faculty and students access to research material.
The preparation is underway to establish formal relationships with Shandong University, Jinan, China and Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China to provide research support for SBU researchers and students.
The preparation is underway to develop formal relationships with Shandong University and Shanghai Normal University for international collaborations.
Worked closely with the Global Health Institute planning for holding Internet-based information resources workshops for Health/Science Professionals in Madagascar.
Build, Preserve, and Provide Access to Rich and Diverse Collections
Broaden global availability of scholarly information through support for open access initiatives, new modes of publishing, and high-quality networked information resources for SBU faculty and students and the broader global community.
A number of libguides were created by various subject librarians for helping SBU faculty and students to gain access to high-quality networked information.
Develop Responsive Library Spaces for Diverse User Communities
Contribute to international information literacy, learning spaces, and scholarly communications strategies.
Started providing email reference service and Ask-A-Librarian chat service to faculty and staff at the research facility Centre ValBio in Madagascar.
Foster an Innovative Culture of Learning and Assessment
Contribute to the Libraries’ ability to meet the research and learning needs of the University by supporting campus-wide global initiatives.
Preparation for signing formal cooperation agreements with Shandong University and Shanghai Normal University is underway.
Organized the 2nd lecture in the Lecture Series of the Office of Global Library Initiatives titled “Ancient Documents Services at the Shanghai Normal University Library” given by Dr. Long Zhao, a visiting scholar at Stony Brook University Libraries, on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Dr. Lenny Rhine presented the 3rd lecture in the Lecture Series of the Office of Global Library Initiatives titled “Health information training in low-income countries: Benefits, complications, and observations.,” held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Special Collections Seminar Room. The lecture was jointly sponsored by the Office of Global Library Initiatives at Stony Brook University Libraries and the Global Health Institute of Stony Brook University.
The Coordinator of the Office of Global Library Initiatives presented a lecture in the Confucius Institute Cultural Lecture Series titled "Chinese Acupuncture: Diagnosis and Treatment," which was open to the public.