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June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / SLC Update
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:31:34 AM »
Voting for three new SLC Board members was completed in March and new members announced at the SLC Spring meeting. Holly Heller-Ross and Tim Arnold rotated off the Board after completing three-year terms, and Patrick Callahan stepped off the Board a year early, due to his upcoming retirement. The following candidates were the top three vote-getters and new Board members:

Ken Fujiuchi, Head, Information Commons, Buffalo State University
Jenica Rogers, Director, Lougheed Learning Commons, SUNY Potsdam
Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY Geneseo

As of the end of the SLC Spring Meeting, Patrick stepped down at SLC Chair, and I (Katie) stepped into that role. Ken Fugiuchi was selected by the Board as the new Vice Chair, and Jenica Rogers as Treasurer. A full list of SLC Board members can be found here: https://slcny.libguides.com/c.php?g=819739&p=5850242

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I’m pleased to announce that Charles O’Bryan, Ph.D. has been appointed as the executive director for SUNY Libraries Consortium, beginning June 28, 2018.

His appointment was the result of a nationwide search. Special thanks to the SLC Executive Director search committee members, and especially to Holly Heller-Ross who served as the committee chair.

SLC Executive Director Search Committee
Holly Heller-Ross, Plattsburgh, Chair
Randy Gadikian, Fredonia               
Jessica Clemons, University at Buffalo
Rebecca Mugridge, University at Albany      
April Davies, Cobleskill
Elizabeth Orgeron, Cobleskill            
Cindy Olbrys, Binghamton University
Maureen Zajkowski, OLIS

Thank you to Binghamton University Libraries, who will be serving as Chuck’s home base. Chuck can be reached at chuck@sunylibrariesconsortium.org and additional contact information will be posted to the SLC website and shared with the SUNY library community once he begins his role.

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June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / FACT2 Update
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
The annual Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) took place last month at SUNY Cortland.
Theme: Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher
May 22 - 25, 2018
http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2018/
Videos of the keynote and featured speakers are now on the CPD website:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2s9RSt3uchgvbP1HU0vhPAerGrCfyZEv
Keynote Speaker Barbara Oakley, Interim Provost Grace Wang, and Featured Speaker presentations Open for the Public: Practice for a Hopeful Higher Ed (Robin DeRosa), Excelsior Scholarship Reflections of Year 1 Implementation (Patricia Thompson), and The FLEXspace: A One-Stop Shop for Learning Space Design, Pedagogy & Community (Lisa Stephens).

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The FACT2 task groups have been set for next year, and are:
1. Artificial Intelligence,
2. Adaptive Learning,
3. Open Pedagogy

Please contact me at kghidiu@monroecc.edu if you'd like to volunteer to serve on one of these task groups or could recommend someone at your institution to serve (could be a librarian, library staff, faculty, instructional designer, etc). The composition of the task groups won't be set until August/September, so there is still time to get involved!

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Save the Dates:

CIT 2019 – SUNY Purchase
May 28-31, 2019

FACT2 SYMPOSIUM: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
November 9, 2018
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Zimpher Boardroom
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza, Albany NY
 
The FACT2 Task Group on Mixed Realities invites you to a one-day symposium that explores the emerging role of virtual and augmented reality tools in the teaching-learning and research spaces. The day's events will focus on presentations and discussions about how these emerging tools are being used in academia today. In addition to presentations, there will be an open exposition period for posters and hands-on activities with mixed reality tools.

If you are currently using Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality tools in your teaching or research practice and would like to present, we encourage you to submit an abstract proposal using this application link: https://goo.gl/forms/kLH0Zftrt61qzg502.   Abstracts must be submitted by August 20th, 2018, decisions by September 30th.

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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / SLC Update
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Patrick and Katie are both at other events today and cannot make the meeting.

Updates:

SLC Spring Meeting
Registration now open through SUNY CPD: https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/slc/slc
April 18-20, Syracuse, NY
Open to all members of SLC institutions and invited guests

SLC Board
Voting is now open for two new members of the SLC Board. Each institution can vote once and should select two candidates.  Voting ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29.  Results will be shared the following week. A list of candidates is below:

Ken Fujiuchi, Head, Information Commons, Buffalo State University. Ken is well known in SUNY. He is very knowledgeable about all the issues SUNY libraries are currently grappling with, including OER, repositories, and library management systems. Ken is also an original thinker and problem solver and is very collegial. He will provide valuable insight and direction to the SLC Board. [Recommended by Marc Bayer, Director]

Jenica Rogers, Director, Lougheed Learning Commons, SUNY Potsdam. Jenica P. Rogers is the Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons at SUNY Potsdam. Jenica’s background in librarianship is in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. The Lougheed Learning Commons is a hub of non-classroom academic space which includes the College Libraries, College Archives, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, College Makerspace, and Honors Program, and is dedicated to exploring and expanding the boundaries and intersections of traditional classroom instruction and applied learning activities. Jenica’s current professional interests are constantly expanding and all revolve around the intersections in higher education — the places that classroom learning, student identity, libraries, the internet, scholarly communication, and authentic experiences collide. As a member of the SLC Board, Jenica hopes to bring her experience with vendors, faculty, and higher education administration to the table, to advocate for solutions that actually solve our problems, not just push them off a few more years, and to add to the voices who represent the needs and the goals of the smaller libraries in our consortium.

Beth Orgeron, Library Dean, SUNY Cobleskill. As library dean at SUNY Cobleskill for the past nine years, I have served as a past chair of the former SCLD, participated in the advisory team that worked with Ithaka to develop the SLC, and most recently, I am serving on the search committee for the first executive director of the SLC. I have experience serving on an executive board (Four County Library system), and I have a keen interest in being part of growth and development of our new SLC. Also, I am available to travel as needed for meetings. Cobleskill is relatively centrally located and, I have the expressed support of my provost to take on this opportunity.

Cori Wilhelm, Interim Director of Library Services, SUNY Canton. Cori Wilhelm is the Interim Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. She earned her MLS at University at Buffalo and became an academic librarian in 2012. After serving as SLLC’s Assistant Director for 4 years, she became Interim Director in 2016. She serves as the OER Program Lead for her campus, and is currently working with her campus administration and faculty to get OER off the ground at Canton.

Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY Geneseo. I have experience serving on a variety of different library related boards and teams. For example, I currently serve as a member of the IDS Project Advisory Council, IDS Project Admin Team, and SUNY OER Services Advisory Council. In my previous position as library director at Georgetown College (Ky.), I served as a member of the board of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA). I chaired the Special Libraries Section. I also served as a member of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) Library Directors and as a chair of this group before accepting my current position. These experiences and opportunities have positioned me to be an effective member of the SLC Board, and I welcome the opportunity to serve as a potential member of the SLC Board.


Executive Director Search
On behalf of the SUNY Library Consortium Board of Directors and the Executive Director search committee (Cindy Olbrys, Jessica Clemens, Rebecca Mugridge, Maureen Zajkowski, Randy Gadikian, April Davies, Beth Orgeron, and myself), I am very pleased to announce the finalist candidates for the SLC Executive Director position.
 
Charles  O’Bryan, Library Director SUNY Oneonta will be interviewing the afternoon of Monday March 26th and Mark A. Smith, Associate Dean of Libraries Alfred University will be interviewing Tuesday March 27th,  at Binghamton University. Their resumes (personal contact information redacted) are attached for your review.
 
Each candidate will offer an Open Presentation on the following topic: The SLC is a new consortia that will be inclusive of its members, SUNY and beyond.  What does it mean to operate as a consortia in the 21st century? How have consortia, especially in higher education or specifically to libraries, been able to affect positive change for our stakeholders? How might you define success in your role as our new SLC ED?
 
You are all invited to join the Open Presentations by WebEx  (these will be recorded) and also to provide feedback on the candidates.
(These links were sent out in the email)


 

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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / Ad Hoc Advocacy
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
Library Advocacy Day was February 28th, for more information, see here:
https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=62&MenuKey=advocacy

ALA's Annual National Library Legislative Day is being held in Washington, D.C. May 7 - 8, 2018.  For more information, see here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

No other updates from our last meeting.

Katie

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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / FACT2 Report
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:15:37 AM »
FACT2
Next meeting is at CIT.

CIT 2018 Registration is Now Open!
 
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 27th annual Conference on Instruction & Technology.  CIT 2018 – Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher, takes place May 22-25, 2018 on the campus of SUNY Cortland.
 
This year’s conference features a keynote address by Barbara Oakley.  Barbara is a New York Times best-selling author and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow.  She is involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education, to engineering education, to learning practices.
 
Register now to take advantage of our early bird price of $250 for SUNY participants!  SUNY campuses that are members of the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) can use their points to pay for registration, workshops, and on-campus housing.
 
To register go to https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/cit-2018/cit2018
 
We look forward to seeing you at CIT 2018!
SUNY FACT2

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January 26, 2018 Council Meeting @ FIT / FACT2 Update
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:21:10 AM »
FACT2 Council Meeting
Next council meeting scheduled for February 2, 2018.


Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG)
Round 7 (2018-19) RFP and Grants Administration Site Open
Deadline March 4, 2018 11:59 pm
http://commons.suny.edu/iitg/
There is an orientation session today, that is being recorded, and a Q&A Webinar on February 6, 2018. Links to register on website.


Open SUNY Summit
4th Annual Open SUNY Summit, February 28 - March 2 2018
New York City at the SUNY Global Center
John Seely Brown will be the keynote speaker. A great program of speakers and activities are planned. A special guest appearance of the SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson is planned.
http://opensunysummit2018.edublogs.org/registration/
Registration is open to both SUNY and Non-SUNY participants.  Registration fees are listed on the 'Cost/Payment Info' tab.
Check http://opensunysummit2018.edublogs.org/mediasite/ for Summit news, status, and updates.
Renamed from Open SUNY COTE Summit to Open SUNY Summit


FACT2 Symposium
The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) offerrf a one-day Symposium on Micro-Credentials - Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs.

The concept of the credential is a transnational, interdisciplinary signal of capability and skill.  Micro-Credentials are competency-based and show proof of specific learning achievements.  Across SUNY's 64 campuses there are examples of institutions developing and implementing both credit and noncredit micro-credentials that respond to student and industry demands.  This Symposium, organized by the FACT2 Task Force on Micro-Credentials, is designed to provide information to participants on why you might consider adopting a micro-credential program, and how you may do so effectively. 

Topics include:
Micro-Credential Basics
Micro-Credentials at Work within SUNY
Lunch - Networking with FACT2 Task Group members
Lessons Learned and Obstacles to Overcome in Badging
Credit vs. Non Credit Micro-Credentials
Micro-Credential Curriculum Assessment
FACT2 Task Group on Micro-Credentials Tasks, Deliverables & Timelines


Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) 2018
Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher
SUNY Cortland
May 22 - 25, 2018
http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2018/
This year’s theme Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher  is supported by the following tracks:
Immersive Learning - Today’s learning can happen anyplace and at any time. Tomorrow's learners will have additional tools to engage with content. How are we leveraging immersive tools, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, experiential learning, project-based learning, or other environments outside of the traditional classroom? Share your experiences with implementing any immersive learning technologies or techniques.
Designing for the Future – What are the latest trends, apps, and gear for engaging learners? How do you design for the future of education? What drives your decisions about teaching the learners of tomorrow?
Sustainable Innovation - How do we scale and transfer our evidence-based successes? How do we build upon the success of innovative instructional initiatives (such as IITG, OER or COIL projects)? Share how your innovations impacted learning, student engagement, student enrollment, or recruitment and retention efforts at your campus.
Leveraging Evidence – How are we using evidence to influence decisions that improve learning? How is your campus effectively using data, competency-based learning, micro credentialing, or evidence-based practices to guide decisions about courses, programs, delivery methods, or the student experience?
Opening Doors – How is your campus opening doors to include all learners? How are you welcoming international, adult, first-generation learners, and Excelsior Scholarship recipients? How are you engaging with OERs and Universal Design for learning practices? What opportunities lie ahead and what challenges remain?
Proposals for presentations were due December 31st, 2017, and are currently under review. Registration to open later this spring.

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January 26, 2018 Council Meeting @ FIT / Ad Hoc Advocacy
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:53:57 AM »
Hello!

The Ad Hoc Advocacy Committee was formed in January 2016, in response to the SCLD Strategic Plan. The idea was to work with the SCLD to support the advocacy objectives in the Strategic Plan.

This is what SCLD had identified as their charges: 

SCLD will advocate for SUNY Libraries, promoting the value of libraries within SUNY and state-wide.   
   
3.1.   SCLD will develop a marketing strategy and public relations plan.
3.1.1.Write an elevator speech for value of SUNY libraries 
3.1.2.Develop a plan to meaningfully engage SUNY Administration at Spring 2016 meeting
3.1.4.Obtain a SUNY Libraries web presence on the www.suny.edu website 
3.2.1.Inventory the roles libraries are currently taking on their campuses with Open SUNY 

In January 2016, we opened up a call for SUNYLA members interested in serving on such a committee. The response was good, with 12 librarians volunteering to be a part of the committee. We were ready to partner with SCLD on their advocacy plan.

Ultimately, in 2016 and 2016 SCLD reorganized into SLC and the partnership never got off the ground. However, there has been continued interest from both groups in greater advocacy efforts.

My recommendation is to reform the Ad Hoc Advocacy group and to work with the new SLC on advocacy efforts. Due to changes to my work (currently serving as interim library director and also vice-chair of SLC) I won’t be able to dedicate the time to this that it deserves. I would like to put out a call for a new chair and members interested in serving on this committee with the following charge:

Partner with SLC to advocate for SUNY Libraries, promoting the value of libraries within SUNY and state-wide.   

When there is a new committee chair in place, I would step down from the Ad Hoc Advocacy committee.

Katie

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September 18, 2017 Council Meeting @ Delhi / FACT2 Report
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:24:41 AM »
Nothing to report at this time. Next FACT2 Advisory meeting is in late October.

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June 14, 2017 Council Meeting @ Stony Brook (Annual) / FACT2 Report
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:21:20 AM »
Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) 2017, Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions, took place at  SUNY Oneonta, May 30 - June 2, 2017.http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2017
There were a number of SUNY librarians and library directors in attendance and who presented. A major theme that came out of the conference was the scale up and support of the adoption of OER (open educational resources). There are SUNY libraries involved in these efforts on some campuses. 

The SUNY Learning Commons and groups using it (including FACT2) will be transitioning to a new platform named Workplace by Facebook. Here's the note from Lisa Raposo at CPD:
"The current Commons users will be the first people to have access to Workplace, and we hope you will be able to give shape to our space before we launch across all the entire University System.   Workplace provides a new way of communicating, and includes additional functionality, such as Chat and Video, that were not available in the current platform.
Workplace will enable collaboration across the System, identify expertise, and build colleagues’ connections by allowing you, the user, to connect to groups and people across the system as you choose.
If you currently facilitate a group or community within the current Learning Commons platform, you are invited to learn how to move your group activity into the new Workplace Platform."

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March 10, 2017 Council Meeting @ Stony Brook / FACT2 Update
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:44:42 AM »
Note: I am at the Open SUNY COTE Summit and so can't attend the Council Meeting.
-Katie

Spring 2017 FACT2 events:

Open SUNY COTE Summit
3rd Annual Open SUNY COTE Summit, March 8-10, 2017
Syracuse, NY
http://www.cvent.com/events/open-suny-cote-summit-2017/event-summary-fc8ce3a121554061a20e2d2d0d4cc7dc.aspx
Registration is open to both SUNY and Non-SUNY participants. 
Check http//opensunycotesummit2017.edublogs.org/ for Summit news, status, and updates.


FACT2 Symposium
The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the third annual FACT2 Symposium.  This year’s Symposium topic is Virtual and Alternative Labs for the STEM subjects.  The Symposium will be held Friday, April 7 at SUNY System Administration in Albany, NY in the Large Courtroom.
Register today (closes March 31st): http://www.cvent.com/events/fact2-symposium-2017/event-summary-8dbe6452c372406aa2421848a5304eb9.aspx


Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) 2017
Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions
SUNY Oneonta
May 30 - June 2, 2017
http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2017
This year’s theme Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions ¹ is supported by the following tracks:
Diverse Learners, Diverse Learning Styles
Post Traditional Learners²/Lifelong Learning/Career Retooling/Career Credentialing
Student Success: Retention & Remediation
Professional Partnerships
Iterative Journeys

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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: January 27, 2017, 10:33:29 AM »
FACT2 Council Meeting
Next council meeting scheduled for February 10, 2017.


Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG)
Round 6 (2017-18) RFP and Grants Administration Site Open
Deadline March 5, 2017 11:59 pm
http://commons.suny.edu/iitg/
There are two significant changes to the RFP this year –if interested in submitting a proposal please register for an orientation session Tues. Jan 31st. at 11:00.


Open SUNY COTE Summit
3rd Annual Open SUNY COTE Summit, March 8-10, 2017
Syracuse, NY
http://www.cvent.com/events/open-suny-cote-summit-2017/event-summary-fc8ce3a121554061a20e2d2d0d4cc7dc.aspx
Registration is open to both SUNY and Non-SUNY participants. 
Check http//opensunycotesummit2017.edublogs.org/ for Summit news, status, and updates.


FACT2 Symposium
The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) invites you to join us on April 7, 2017 for the third annual FACT2 Symposium on Virtual and Alternative Labs.  The Symposium will be held at SUNY System Administration in Albany, NY in the Large Courtroom.
Meet your STEM colleagues, learn about the growing use of virtual and alternative labs and participate in the conversation about the value and assessment of virtual labs. For planning purposes, the day will begin with check-in and continental breakfast at 9:30 am.  The program will wrap-up by 3:00 pm.
More news about the program and registration will be coming soon!  For additional information, please contact Janet Nepkie at nepkiej@oneonta.edu.


Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) 2017
Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions
SUNY Oneonta
May 30 - June 2, 2017
http://cit.suny.edu/cit-2017
This year’s theme Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions ¹ is supported by the following tracks:
Diverse Learners, Diverse Learning Styles
Post Traditional Learners²/Lifelong Learning/Career Retooling/Career Credentialing
Student Success: Retention & Remediation
Professional Partnerships
Iterative Journeys
Proposals for presentations were due December 31st, 2016, and are currently under review. Registration to open later this spring.
Looking for CIT 2018 host sites. If you’re interested see here: http://cit.suny.edu/cit-needs-you/

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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / FACT2 Report
« on: November 18, 2016, 11:46:22 AM »
FACT 2 Report:

CIT 2017 Conference Theme: Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions
SUNY Oneonta
May 30 – June 2, 2017

The CIT 2017 Call for Presentations is now open! Proposals due in December.

This year’s theme Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions is supported by the following tracks:

Diverse Learners, Diverse Learning Styles
Post Traditional Learners²/Lifelong Learning/Career Retooling/Career Credentialing
Student Success: Retention & Remediation
Professional Partnerships
Iterative Journeys

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / Advocacy (ad hoc)
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:48:35 AM »
At the June meeting it was decided that this committee would come up with a new charge and present it to SUNYLA.

I'll be scheduling a meeting for October to discuss this and sent out a call to SUNYLA listserv as well as those who have indicated interest in the past.

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / FACT2 Report
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:08:32 AM »
The FACT2 planning meeting was in August. Final word on task forces is forthcoming and will be posted to our website: http://commons.suny.edu/fact2/task-groups/

Dates to keep on your calendar:

CIT 2017 is at SUNY Oneonta, May 30 – June 2, 2017.

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / Ad-Hoc Advocacy Committee
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:43:12 AM »
After the last council meeting, a call went out for volunteers to serve on the Ad-Hoc Advocacy Committee that will be partnering with the SCLD Advocacy group. There were 12 responses from librarians who are willing to serve on the committee. I volunteered to serve as chair.

I met with SCLD President, Mark McBride, and virtually attended one of the SCLD Advocacy group meetings. This is what SCLD has identified as their charges: 

SCLD will advocate for SUNY Libraries, promoting the value of libraries within SUNY and state-wide.   
   
3.1.   SCLD will develop a marketing strategy and public relations plan.
3.1.1.Write an elevator speech for value of SUNY libraries 
3.1.2.Develop a plan to meaningfully engage SUNY Administration at Spring 2016 meeting
3.1.4.Obtain a SUNY Libraries web presence on the www.suny.edu website 
3.2.1.Inventory the roles libraries are currently taking on their campuses with Open SUNY 

The SCLD Advocacy group assigned a few of their members to each charge. The next step will be for me to pair up the SUNYLA representatives with the SCLD representatives on each of the charges, so that SUNYLA has representation in each of these areas and can contribute to raising the profile of SUNY Libraries.

Questions can be directed to Katie DeRusso kderusso@monroecc.edu!

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