Sources. E-Books. RefWorks. And More…Become a More Effective Researcher With Library Workshops!

“Whether it’s the technical aspects or the larger research process, figuring out where to start or finding the exact resource you need to wrap it all up, I’d love to help. I’ve worked in the online library since October 2006 and what fascinates me is what goes on when people take it upon themselves to acquire a new body of knowledge and put it to work for them. It can be an empowering, liberating experience. It’s an important life skill that I want to help make accessible to everyone.”

— Sarah Morehouse, Information Resources Coordinator at the Empire State College Library

Sara and her colleagues want to remind everyone of the helpful library webinars that assist in building student’s research and library skills.

Topics include:
– Introduction to Searching
– Citing Your Sources
– Using RefWorks
– Choosing the Best Research Materials
– Working with Books and E-books

These 90-minute online workshops are taught by a qualified librarians and offer students plenty of exploration and question time. Sign up today at this convenient registration page. Informaton-packed sessions provide a great introduction to the college’s unique online library, and to the best techniques for doing college level research in an online academic environment.

Welcome to the September Term!

It’s a time for new beginnings. Put away the flip flops. Get out the soccer cleats. Fall is here!

September brings new courses and new faces here at the Center for Distance Learning. Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to our team.

Pictured in back row from left to right are Michele Forte, Community and Human Services; Audeliz Matias, Science ,Math & Technology, Rebecca Bonanno, Community and Human Services; Ellen Murphy, Director of Online Curriculum; Sarah Hertz, Business, Management & Economics; Thalia MacMillan, Community and Human Services; Katarina Pisutova, Instructional Designer; and Interim Dean Tom Mackey. 

In the front row, pictured from left to right are Sue Epstein, Business, Management & Economics; Kathleen Stone, Instructional Designer; and Jennifer Blue, Science, Math & Technology.

Best of luck to all of you this term!

As a reminder to students, September classes run through December 23rd, and add-drop period ends on Friday.

Money. Money? Money! What Careers Pay Most?

Below are a few jobs mentioned in’s recent article, “30 Jobs that pay $30 an hour” (or $62,400 annually).

Interested? At Empire State College you customize your own degree program to incorporate your unique professional goals. Each job listed below links to a corresponding sample degree program to give you an idea of what academic courses you might pair with interests in specific fields.

Human Resource Analyst

Social Worker (School)

Computer Programmer

Police Detective


View other sample degree plans in communications, arts, marketing, accounting and more.  Speak to your mentor today about ways you can include courses that will impact your career!