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Plattsburgh State Unveil Kutzer, List-Handley Portraits

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Plattsburgh State University of New York unveiled the portraits of Dr. M. Daphne Kutzer and Carla List-Handley who were recently named the College's latest SUNY Distinguished Professor and Librarian during a ceremony in the Benjamin F. Feinberg Library Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Daphne Kutzer was promoted to SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and has become the 23rd faculty member from Plattsburgh State to receive the prestigious recognition by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Since arriving at Plattsburgh State in 1979, Kutzer has built an exceptional record and reputation as a teacher-scholar. She was first promoted to associate professor in 1986 and then professor in 1996.

Kutzer was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996, the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award in 1997, was elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in 1998 and inducted into Alpha Sigma Lamda in 2002.

She is an active scholar who maintains a strong and lengthy record of publications and presentations. The author of two books and editor of one in the past seven years, she has also written eight book chapters, six peer reviewed journal articles and six book reviews. The number of her conference presentations is lengthy and invited lectures varied.

Kutzer has also given generously and often to serve her department and Plattsburgh on numerous committees including, general education, departmental curriculum, Middle States, NCATE and Women's Studies to name a few.

List-Handley is the third SUNY distinguished Librarian appointed by the Board of Trustees and the second Plattsburgh State librarian to receive the promotion. Cerise Oberman, dean of library and information services at Plattsburgh State, was appointed the second Distinguished Librarian in 2001.

"This is a real honor for me," said List-Handley. "I love being a librarian and I'm very proud of working for the State University of New York, a public system that is one of the best in the country. I'm a product of public higher education and have always felt that there is nowhere better to be."

She said that even an "in-the-trenches" type librarian like herself can receive recognition. "I would like all SUNY librarians to see that this promotion is available to them as well. My colleagues were very supportive during the process, including colleagues in SUNY, in New York and across the country. I'm grateful for that support."
A member of the Feinberg Library staff since 1981, List-Handley has received appointments to senior assistant librarian (1984), associate librarian (1987) and librarian (1995). She has served as coordinator of Library Education Services from 1990 to 2000.

List-Handley received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1995 and the Librarian of the Year Award from the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and University Research Libraries in 1997. Both awards recognized her growing leadership within SUNY, regionally and nationally as an educator in the field of teaching library research and information literacy.

She is a nationally recognized writer. Her textbooks, An Introduction to Library Research, Second Edition (McGraw Hill, 1994) and An Introduction to Information Research, Second Edition (Kendall/Hunt Publications, 2002) have been widely adopted by colleges throughout the United States and around the world.

Her scholarly contribution to her field includes five chapters/articles in books and professional journals since 1993 and 10 invited papers at professional meetings. She also served as a member of the editorial board of the journal, College and Undergraduate Libraries.

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