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We've been doing limited 'curbside' pickups for physical items. Some of our regular users are SO glad to get hold of new reading material.

April Davies (me) is co-presenting a preconference session on Tenure and Promotion for the SUNYLA conference.

Katherine Brent continues to put in many hours of work as co-chair of the college's Middle States committee.

The library will be closed all summer which hasn't happened since we were shut down for renovation several years ago. We're all still working of course, mostly from home for now.

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SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
June 17, 2020


Activities:
•   May newsletter issue went out on time and got good feedback
•   Social media update: 269 followers on FB; 283 on Twitter

Upcoming:
•   Next issue of the newsletter isn’t until October. Will probably ask for some longer articles on the pandemic experience in addition to the usual stuff.


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Amanda Lowe  (Albany)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:43:23 PM »
With everything going on I almost forgot about reports and updates for tomorrow. The big news at Cobleskill, as with many campuses, is that the library is closed until further notice. We are mostly working from home and only working from work 1 or 2 days a week as needed, and staggering the days so that there are no more than 3-5 people in the building at a time.

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March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Publications Report
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:35:41 PM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
March 27, 2020


Activities:
•   February newsletter issue went out on time and was well received
•   Amanda is doing a good job with our social media presence

Upcoming:
•   Normally, the Call for Submissions for the May newsletter would go out in a couple of weeks. With our current situation I wonder if we should skip it, OR, if it’s more important than ever that we go forward. I welcome input from anyone who cares to weigh in.



Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Amanda Lowe  (Albany)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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January 10, 2020 Council Meeting @ FIT / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: January 09, 2020, 01:35:08 PM »
Winter break has been fairly quiet at the library. Planning is underway for the library's annual spring events: the Mac-n-Cheese is Love cookoff (Feb. 14); and the Student Research Showcase (date still being discussed, probably April/May). You're all welcome to join us for the extravaganza of mac-n-cheese if you're in the neighborhood; I think we had 17 varieties last year.

The “Most Dangerous Game of Jenga.” Library Student Assistant, Korah Witherell was recently profiled in her hometown paper where, among other subjects, she discussed her role as a member of SUNY Cobleskill’s Woodsmen’s Team. For some unfathomable reason, she did not discuss working at the library.  :)  More at: http://www.oleantimesherald.com/lifestyle/timbersports-competitions-challenging-and-fun-for-portville-grad/article_1f5e538a-f207-559d-a8a0-16b8a30ea5c7.html

In campus news, Caribou Biofuels, Inc. recently entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize a portable rotary gasifier developed at SUNY Cobleskill. More at: https://web.cobleskill.edu/media/2019/12/12/caribou-biofuels-incorporated-signs-option-to-license-agreement-with-the-research-foundation-for-suny-on-behalf-of-suny-cobleskill/

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January 10, 2020 Council Meeting @ FIT / Publications Report
« on: January 08, 2020, 04:37:21 PM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
Jan. 10, 2020


Activities:
•   Dragooned Amanda Lowe (Albany) to be our social media guru

Upcoming:
•   Call for Submissions for February newsletter will go out next week, deadline in late January


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Amanda Lowe  (Albany)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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November 8, 2019 Council Meeting @ UAlbany / Publications Report
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:08:55 PM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
Nov. 8, 2019


Activities:
•   October newsletter went out on time and we got a lot of compliments on it
•   Social media holding steady: 262 followers on FB; 270 on Twitter 

Upcoming:
•   Next newsletter is scheduled for February, with the submission deadline in mid January


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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November 8, 2019 Council Meeting @ UAlbany / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:08:14 PM »
Over 100 people showed up to try a dozen different chilis at the library's annual Chili Cook-Off. Our next cook-off event... Mac-n-Cheese in February.

April Davies will be conducting a free allocations workshop for CDLC (Capital District Library Council) on Dec. 6th at UAlbany. Session info and registration link at: https://cdlc.libcal.com/calendar/cdlc-workshops/allocation.

SUNY Cobleskill's Institute for Rural Vitality won the 2019 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). More at: https://web.cobleskill.edu/media/2019/10/28/suny-cobleskill-institute-for-rural-vitality-receives-2019-excellent-and-innovation-award-from-aascu.

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Van Wagenen Library’s annual Chili Cook-off is happening October 9th. Come be a taster if you're in the neighborhood.

We are preparing to search for a new Outreach and Public Services Librarian as Mandy Babirad has chosen to move to the public library sector.

ILL and Archives Librarian Katherine Brent is co-chairing SUNY Cobleskill’s Middle States Steering Committee. 

Instruction Librarian Don LaPlant’s flash fiction piece, “Safety”, was recently published by Mystery Tribune (https://www.mysterytribune.com/safety-contemporary-crime-flash-fiction-by-don-laplant). His short crime fiction has been published previously in Thuglit magazine and online in the Akashic Books Mondays Are Murder series.


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September 20, 2019 Council Meeting @ SUNY Geneseo / Publications Report
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:14:49 PM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
Sept. 20, 2019


Activities:
•   October newsletter is in progress
•   Social media: 262 followers on FB; 269 on Twitter 
•   Sherry Larson-Rhodes stepped down as editor so I’m doing it myself for now

Upcoming:
•   Next newsletter is scheduled for February, with the submission deadline in mid January


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
June 12, 2019


Activities:
•   The May newsletter was finished IN MAY and included the student engagement articles.
•   Social media: 249 followers on FB; 266 on Twitter 

Upcoming:
•   The idea for a special issue of the newsletter was a good one but the execution needs work. I am open to suggestions if anyone has anything to share.
•   Next newsletter is scheduled for October, with the submission deadline in early-mid September.


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes, editor (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)



Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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We are pleased to welcome Stacy Abrey as the newest member of the library team! Stacy is our new Tech Services clerk. She's only been with us for about a month but it feels like longer, in a good way. :)  Stacy will be heading to the NYSLAA conference in Geneva this week with most of the other staffers. 

We hosted our annual Student Research Showcase in April. https://web.cobleskill.edu/media/2019/04/29/2019-student-research-showcase-features-abundance-of-research-across-disciplines/


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The Library's "Mac-n-Cheese is Love" contest was a big hit with 17 different varieties to enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/cobylib/photos/a.195379230503789/2486998798008476/?type=3&theater.  Our next big event is the annual Student Research Showcase on April 24th.

In campus news, SUNY Cobleskill has established a new Bachelor of Technology degree program in Canine Training in Management. The first in SUNY and one of only a handful in the US.

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March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / Publications Report
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:33:57 AM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
March 15, 2019


Activities:
•   As of Tuesday morning (when I wrote this), the ‘February’ newsletter is in it’s final stages.
•   Reviewed the submissions for the student engagement special issue. All were very good with only a few tweaks needed here and there.
•   Sent out the call for people’s SUNYLA Stories (testimonial blurbs and such for use in recruitment, marketing, etc.). Have one response so far.

Upcoming:
•   Deadline for the May newsletter will be mid-to-early April. 


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes, editor (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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January 18, 2019 Council Meeting @ FIT / Publications Report
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
SUNYLA Publications Committee Report
Jan. 18, 2019


Activities:
•   February newsletter is in progress.
•   Reviewing submissions Student Engagement portion of February issue.
•   Social media up slightly at 233 for Facebook and 266 for Twitter.

Upcoming:
•   Deadline for the May newsletter will be mid-to-early April. 
•   Plan to send out the call for people’s SUNYLA Stories at beginning of February (testimonial blurbs and such for use in recruitment, marketing, etc.)


Current members:
Justin Cronise (Erie)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Aleshia Huber (Binghamton)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes, editor (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)



Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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