The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Clothing Drive has occurred annually since 2011, alternating between winter and summer to allow for a variety of clothing donations to occur. This project has been spearheaded by the Professional Staff Senate with the Chairs and Vice Chairs taking the lead on the effort, but also relying heavily on all professional staff throughout the university to assist in donating, collecting, organizing and finally distributing clothing to those in need in the Buffalo community. Director of Community Relations Linwood Roberts Jr. also contributes significant assistance to this project each year.
UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance and fun, celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood. Community residents bring their own lawn chairs, food and drinks to Hayes Hall Lawn, and enjoy great entertainment, hands-on activities, and dynamic demonstrations and workshops. UB on the Green features an exciting theme each night, including “Unity in the Community & Health Care Fair Night,” “Arts & Culture Night” and “Athletics Night.”
Health Sciences Library faculty and staff assist students in the Erie 1 BOCES Connections Program located at the VA Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. The libraries staff help local high school students research a controversial topic in the health sciences. The librarians show the students different databases and techniques necessary to perform high level research. The culmination of the process is a debate on the controversial topic in front of an audience. Additional locations: South Campus; VA Hospital; Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
I served on the Board of Trustees of the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC). I served as president in 2012. Additional locations: North Campus; WNYLRC Offices