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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / SUNY UFS Awards & Programs
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:20:21 PM »
The committee has finished reviewing the SUNY Shared Governance Award and the Chancellor's Awards criteria for the next round of applicants. There were no substantial changes to the librarian guidelines.

The Committee will also be meeting in April to review CID applications.

This is my last year to serve on this committee (I've done 3 years which is the limit for any one specific Senate committee). SUNYLA will need to solicit librarians from state-operated campuses to apply to serve on the committee. I will reach out to the President-elect of SUNYLA and the committee chair of the Awards and Programs committee to make sure librarian representation remains part of the committee.

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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / WGIL Report
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:00:48 PM »
WGIL's blog (http://sunyla.org/informationliteracy) has received a few new postings:

 * Pivot Instructional Focus from Search to Find and Use by Rebecca Hewitt (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)
 * Web Accessibility and WAVE by Tina Kiernan (Dutchess)
 * Teaching Information Literacy Skills Through Fake News, Bias, and Self-Reflection by Sara Karas (Oneonta)

Thank you to our newest authors. Have an idea you'd like to share with the group? Contact either Carleen (chuxley@sunyjefferson.edu) or Logan (lrath@brockport.edu). We're always looking for any initiatives that anyone providing library instruction would like to see us do.

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January 26, 2018 Council Meeting @ FIT / Awards and Programs
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:37:44 AM »
 The awards are programs committee will be looking over the guidelines for Chancellor’s awards at our next meeting on February 16. If you have any suggestions for changes to the  criteria for the Chancellor’s awards, please send them to me at Lrath@brockport.edu

Current information: http://system.suny.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-staff-awards/chancellors-excellence-awards/

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January 26, 2018 Council Meeting @ FIT / WGIL Report
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:33:51 AM »
WGIL has one item to report. Our blog is now up: http://sunyla.org/informationliteracy. Thanks to our first three authors: Sarah from Oneonta , Dana from ESC, and Nicki from GCC.

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I attended the planning meeting in September and since that time I've been working with the Programs and Awards Committee on the criteria surrounding the Conversations in the Disciplines call for proposals that will come out. I will forward that call to the SUNYLA list once it's available.

As an ongoing reminder, SUNY is interested in increasing its number of Distinguished Librarians. However to do that it requires a good base of individuals at either Librarian (state ops) or Professor (community colleges). Full Professors can be nominated by their campus for the Distinguished rank. The current guidelines are listed here: http://system.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/academic-affairs/distinguished-faculty-ranks/2015-2017-Distinguished-Guidelines.pdf

--Logan

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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / WGIL Report
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:23:11 PM »
WGIL has started the process to set up a WordPress site to share information relevant to information literacy instruction (lesson plans, learning activities, etc). We're currently recruiting members to generate content and we've worked with Katherine Brent to set up the site.

Logan had a conversation with Dr. Gwen Kay (University Faculty Senate President) and shared the work we did in 2013 surrounding SUNY General Education for Information Management. General Education will (hopefully) be revised in the next 3-4 years.

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The Committee thoroughly revised the Distinguished Professors Policies and Procedures for 2017-2019 and forwarded its recommendations to the Provost’s Office.

The recommendations for criteria relating to Distinguished Librarian are:
Criteria for Selection – The scope of librarianship extends beyond the library's physical walls to the opening of limitless electronic networks and to the fostering of information literacy and skills in navigating the information universe.  Through such endeavors, librarians create a new place and new roles for themselves in the academy.  Librarians demonstrate unique talents and skills as faculty who promote and facilitate access to information for the widest community and assist all sectors of the community to make informed judgments about the nature and quality of the information they seek, find, and use.

The pathways to the rank of Distinguished Librarian are many and diverse.  To attain the rank of Distinguished Librarian, a candidate must exhibit all of the following qualities and levels of accomplishments.
•   Candidates must have made contributions to the profession of librarianship that are of national or international significance.
•   They must have achieved stature and distinction beyond their own library, beyond their own college or university, and indeed, beyond SUNY to offer leadership.  They may achieve this stature and distinction through formal scholarship, research, and publications,  or other paths including  forging alliances, creating resources of networks, or shifting the understanding of core precepts of the field. In all cases, the impact of the contributions of candidates must be transformational.  Candidates' achievements at this level must have contributed to transforming the profession of librarianship and the work of librarians.  Candidates must have broken boundaries, expanded potentials, and engendered positive change in academe.
•   Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in realizing the potential for access to world-wide information resources, in changing the nature of information seeking, and/or designing or developing systems which facilitate the creation, navigation, access, and effective use of the burgeoning information environment.
•   Candidates will have performed with excellence and innovation in a domain of librarianship, including but not limited to information and knowledge creation, resource sharing, information  literacy, data management,  technical services, services to the public, system or facilities design, or leadership of administration.
•   Candidates' careers will be models for librarians and will provide inspiration to their colleagues.  They will have earned the respect of members of the information professions as well as their  professorial counterparts by the quality, vigor, and innovative nature of their thinking, their standards of performance, and the effectiveness of their initiatives.


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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / UFS Awards Report
« on: November 18, 2016, 08:51:26 AM »
Ophelia and I are close to having a final draft to bring forth to librarians. If you're still interested in being in on the discussion about Distinguished Librarian, please contact me at lrath@brockport.edu.

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / WGIL Report
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:02:29 AM »
1. An update to the Guidelines for the Open SUNY Information Literacy Portal<http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/opensuny/checklist.pdf>, that now include an emphasis on a file format rather than a specific software.

Here's a listing of objects currently in the portal:
Videos

Creating Search Strategies for School of Nursing
Molly Higgins, Stony Brook University

Finding Books and eBooks for Research
Theresa Zahor, SUNY Farmingdale

Finding Quality Sources with Google
Dawn Wing, Suffolk Community College

Library of Congress Classification: How books are organized in Academic LIbraries
Angelique Jenks-Brown and Aleshia Huber, SUNY Binghamton

Locating and Analyzing a SWOT Report
Theresa Zahor, SUNY Farmingdale

Using Search Everything to Locate Journal Articles
Theresa Zahor, SUNY Farmingdale


Flash Tutorials
Boolean Operator Tutorial
Adam Saunders, Morrisville State College

Identifying Sources Tutorial
Adam Saunders, Morrisville State College

Website Evaluation Tutorial
Adam Saunders, Morrisville State College


Activity
Sample Annotated Bibliography and Guidelines
Judy Capurso, Ulster County Community College


2. Teaching & Technology Unconference<https://rrlc.org/event-details/3ts-2016-teaching-technology-applied-engaged-learning/> is happening October 17th at Brockport. Registration is $25 per person and includes a breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, plus coffee. Our keynote speaker is Jenica Rogers who will talk about Applied and Engaged Learning.

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This year the UFS Programs & Awards Committee will be looking at re-writing the guidelines for the Distinguished Librarian rank. Of over 1,000+ Distinguished (Teaching or Service or) Professorships, librarians have only had 5 total, with 2 currently active (Trudi Jacobson and Constantia Constantinou). This rank is for both community colleges and state-operated campuses. If you read the descriptions, you'll see that the Librarian one is antiquated and needs to be updated. Ophelia Morey from UB is also on the committee and we will be in charge of drafting something to take back to the committee.

Action Item for meeting:
Have council members submit names of anyone at full rank (Librarian or Professor) who would like to help us with this job.

Here's the current wording (for reference):
The Distinguished Librarian is conferred upon librarians whose contributions have been transformational in creating a new information environment by providing access to information, sharing or networking information resources, and fostering information literacy. The Distinguished Librarian rank honors and promotes the achievement of personal excellence, groundbreaking professional progress, and wide-ranging benefit to the academic community.

Academic Rank – Candidates must have attained the rank of full librarian or, for community colleges, the rank of full professor with clear and direct full-time responsibilities pertaining to library service.

Length of Service – Candidates must have completed at least five years of full-time service at the rank of full librarian (or full professor with direct library responsibilities at a community college) on the campus that recommends the appointment and at least ten years of service within the State University of New York.

Criteria for Selection – The scope of librarianship extends beyond the library's physical walls to the opening of limitless electronic networks and to the fostering of information literacy and skills in navigating the information universe. Through such endeavors, librarians create a new place and new roles for themselves in the academy. Librarians demonstrate unique talents and skills as faculty who promote and facilitate access to information for the widest community and assist all sectors of the community to make informed judgments about the nature and quality of the information they seek, find, and use. The pathways to the rank of Distinguished Librarian are many and diverse. To attain the rank of Distinguished Librarian, a candidate must exhibit all of the following qualities and levels of accomplishments.

Candidates must have made contributions to the profession of librarianship that are of national or international significance.

They must have achieved stature and distinction beyond their own library, beyond their own college or university, and indeed, beyond SUNY to offer leadership. They may achieve this stature and distinction through formal scholarship, research, and publications, but other paths include extended efforts toward forging alliances, networks, and cooperative programs that advance resource sharing and significantly improve access to information or enhance its usefulness to the community.

In all cases, the impact of the contributions of candidates must be transformational. Candidates' achievements at this level must have contributed to transforming the profession of librarianship and the work of librarians to engender and stimulate the "age of information." Candidates must have broken boundaries, expanded potentials, and engendered positive change in academe.

Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in realizing the potential for access to world-wide information resources, in changing the nature of information seeking, and/or designing or developing systems which facilitate navigation and effective use of the burgeoning information environment.

Candidates will have performed with excellence and innovation in the traditional areas of librarianship, such as technical services, services to the public, system or facilities design, or administration.

Candidates' careers will be models for librarians and will provide inspiration to their colleagues. They will have earned the respect of members of the information professions as well as their academic professorial counterparts by the quality, vigor, and innovative nature of their thinking, their standards of performance, and the effectiveness of their initiatives.

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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / FACT2
« on: November 13, 2015, 09:29:07 AM »
There is no report for FACT2, but there is a reminder: CIT Proposals are due in December. See http://cit.suny.edu for more information.

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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / WGIL Report
« on: November 13, 2015, 09:27:30 AM »
There is no report for WGIL.

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Sept. 25, 2015 Council Meeting @ Monroe Community College / FACT2 Report
« on: September 25, 2015, 10:24:34 AM »
We had our planning meeting in July. We are still awaiting final word on the Task Forces this year. The Mobile Technologies Task Force will be continuing. Keep an eye on our freshly updated Web site for more info: http://commons.suny.edu/fact2/task-groups/

Dates to keep on your calendar:

November 6 the FACT2 Symposium -- Designing Access for All Learners. More information at: http://www.cvent.com/events/suny-fact2-symposium-2015/event-summary-38907a6efa44434fa0578f4b2707685b.aspx

CIT 2016 will be in Potsdam at the end of May. Specific dates are forthcoming.

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March 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Purchase / FACT2 report
« on: March 10, 2015, 12:39:06 PM »
We have an upcoming meeting April 30th, so there haven't been any big announcements since our last meeting.

Registration is now open for CIT in Geneseo (May 26-29): http://www.cvent.com/d/rrq7mt

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:31:57 PM »
Mark Your Calendars
Mar 2:       IITG Applications Due (Round 4)
May 26-29:   CIT 2015 -- Rising to Meet Our Challenges: Preparing for Global Success

Additional information attached.

--Logan Rath

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