Bill has served as a member of many State University of New York (SUNY) committees including University Colleges of Technology Distance Education Committee,SUNY Wide Barcode Selection Committee,SUNY WEB2 Implementation Team,and SUNY OLIS Shared Search &Discovery Committee. Bill is the only person to be elected twice to serve as President of the SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA). As president,he co-chaired an advocacy effort for library funding that included visits to the state legislature in Albany and testimony as regional town meetings. Bill coordinated the creation of the first five year strategic plan for SUNYLA,and has also chaired and served on numerous committees for the Central New York Library Resources Council and the South Central New York Regional Library Council. Recently Bill was involved in providing input to the New York State Board of Regents’ Advisory Council on Libraries for “developing a new statewide plan for improving library services for all New Yorkers.”
Wilfred (Bill) Drew is currently employed by Goldbelt-C6 as a contractor at the US Air Force Research Labs in Rome, NY where he works as the Technical Librarian. His duties include cataloging, acquisitions, outreach to researchers, keeping informed about new technologies, database searches, management of electronic resources, collection development, marketing, supervision of library technicians, and stacks management.
He was formerly employed as the Librarian for Electronic Resources,Systems,Technical Services and Serials at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) in Dryden,NY. Bill was responsible for coordinating needs assessment and development of training programs for faculty,staff,and students in the use of new library technologies and tools. Since joining TC3 in 2007,Bill served as Interim Library Director for six months. While Interim Library Director,he served as part of the administrative group overseeing the development and implementation of the operational plan for the new Learning Commons,and the renovation of the Library. Bill also established and maintained relationships with other institutions,regional,state,and national organizations and with vendors to provide superior services and resources. In his role as systems librarian,Bill also represents the library on the college wide technology advisory group,which is responsible for writing and administering the college’s new technology strategic plan. While at TC3,Bill has overseen two upgrades of the ALEPH LMS.
Prior to coming to TC3,Bill was a librarian at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology,Morrisville,New York for over twenty years. His experiences at Morrisville included two automation projects,design and management of the original Morrisville College website, continuous analysis and development of existing systems including Library 2.0 technologies,chairing the State Education Department Self Study Assessment Committee,acting library director during the summers,and was a mentor and instructor for students required to take the Student Success Course. Bill received his Masters of Science in Library and Information Services from Drexel University,College of Information Studies in 1985 and his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1976. He was selected to be a member of Beta Phi Mu in 1986. Bill received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1995.