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General Discussion / Re: SUNY at ACRL 2017
« on: February 16, 2017, 03:32:56 PM »
I will be there from 3/22 in the afternoon until 3/25.  I am serving on the conference poster committee, so look for me at the poster sessions on 3/23 and 3/24.  I would love to meet up with SUNYLA folks if I can.  I can be reached via email: carrie.marten@purchase.edu or cell 617-538-6653 (call or text).

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Not much to report from SUNY Purchase. 

The campus has begun the process in learning how to integrate a new Senior Learning Community onto/into our campus.  I, Carrie Marten, have been one of five faculty to be appointed to a task force to assist in figuring that out.  The task force will consist of five faculty, five staff, and five students.

The Library held a very successful open house in the library on September 30, 2015.  We saw over 500 students come through the library that evening and learn about a wide range of services that we offer, from ILL to special collections and more.

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The Purchase College Library sponsored and hosted a reading/talk by acclaimed writer Lydia Davis, on September 24. Ms. Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a 2003 MacArthur Genius Fellowship, was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translations in 1999, and won both an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit medal and the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian, did a panel session on E-book Collection Development: Formalizing a Policy and Streamlining Acquisitions at the NASIG 30th Annual Conference: Building the Digital Future. Washington, D.C. May 28, 2015.  She also presented Writing and Publishing for the Profession: Finding Your Muse and Fighting Your Resistance as a pre-conference workshop for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference: The Art of Librarianship, at Purchase College, SUNY, on June 3, 2015.

Purchase College Library and Purchase College hosted the 2015 SUNYLA Conference on June 3rd, 4th and 5th.  We wanted to extend our thanks to everyone who helped with planning and execution of the event, sponsored the conference, manned a vendor table, gave a workshop or presentation, moderated a session, presented a poster, or simply attended.  Everyone’s participation contributed to the wonderful success of the conference.   Thanks! 

An open house will be held at the Purchase College Library on September 30th from 4 to 10 pm.  We have extended a special invitation to all first-year students, but will include anyone who wants to participate.  The open house will include seven stations scattered around the Library. Each station will showcase one of the Library's many collections or services. At each station, students will learn about that collection or service and complete a fun, hands-on activity in order to earn a stamp in their ‘passport’. For details, visit the LibGuide here: http://purchase.libguides.com/openhouse

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: Campus Updates-SUNY Purchase
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:27:04 PM »
Nothing new to report at this time.

Carrie Marten

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SUNYLA Council Meeting Report for 1/23/15-2015 Conference Planning

From:  Carrie Marten, 2nd VP/Conference Chair

•   Conference Description was completed in December:
Anyone who is engaged in librarianship, or who works and collaborates with librarians, knows that it's not just a profession -- it's an art. Successful librarianship combines professional knowledge, skills, and experience with creativity, curiosity, passion, imagination, and vision. Each library, and each librarian, blends these elements in unique and different ways. Join us for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, from June 3-5, when we will come together to express our creativity, present our ideas and projects, share methods and experiences, stimulate our imagination and curiosity and, most importantly, to celebrate the art that is librarianship.

•   Vendors:  All the details of the letter to vendors were finalized this month (January) and Susanne Markgren put an online submission form together for us.  She also linked the PayPal option to the form so that vendors can pay that way if they choose.  Carrie Fishner is getting out the emails this week.  The list is long so it does take time.  As of Thursday afternoon (1/22/15) we have one exhibitor: NY 3Rs Association. 

We have also decided to put the vendors in the library in an area on the first floor where they will get a lot of conference foot traffic throughout the duration of the event. 

•   Call for Proposals:  The committee members who are helping with the pre-conference workshops and conference presentations met virtually on 1/15/15 to flesh out the details of the online form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c3_7KXc7gVU-wPfYPVKI5usolVUhZHPjzs-C0bVLLXY/viewform for the call, I drafted an email (see text below) and circulated it to this smaller group for approval.  The call was circulated to various listservs and professional library organizations on 1/20/15.  As of Thursday afternoon (1/22/15) we have four conference presentation proposals submitted.

•   Website:  https://sunyla2015.wordpress.com/  It is live, please check it out, we have a few posts up and the planning committee listed so far.

•   Conference Hashtag: #SUNYLA2015

•   Local Arrangements:  Not many changes or updates to report here.  We have been having trouble developing a contact with Doral Arrowwood to reserve hotel rooms for the conference and arrange for Thursday’s dinner, but we have a few names.  If we don’t hear anything by next Wednesday (1/28/15) I will contact the general reservation number.

The rooms for workshops and pre-conference sessions have been reserved for the duration of the conference, including the room that we will be using for the Council meeting.

•   Schedule:  We will be framing out the overall conference schedule in the next few weeks in anticipation of accepting the proposals and working them into the schedule.

•   Funds:  We have yet to incur any expenses or received any payments from any vendors.  Greg has sent me the $5000 check to open the conference bank account, which I will be doing on 1/26/15 at People’s United Bank.

•   Documents:  We have established a Google Drive folder that all planning committee members have access to.  Carrie Fishner has also included a vendor file in the main conference folder with forms and letters from 2014 and 2015, as well as a list of all the vendors we contact.  This will be a nice archive for years to come.

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**Please excuse cross-postings**

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2015 SUNYLA Conference <-

SUNYLA 2015: The Art of Librarianship
Purchase College, SUNY
June 3-5, 2015

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation proposals: February 27, 2015

Anyone who is engaged in librarianship, or who works and collaborates with librarians, knows that it's not just a profession -- it's an art. Successful librarianship combines professional knowledge, skills, and experience with creativity, curiosity, passion, imagination, and vision. Each library, and each librarian, blends these elements in unique and different ways. Join us for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, from June 3-5, when we will come together to express our creativity, present our ideas and projects, share methods and experiences, stimulate our imagination and curiosity and, most importantly, to celebrate the art that is librarianship.

We welcome your creative and enlightening interpretations of “The Art of Librarianship” for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations for the following program tracks:

•         Reference and Instruction
•         Cataloging and Technical Services
•         Archives and Special Collections
•         Systems and Technology
•         Collection Development
•         Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
•         Professional Development
•         Management and Leadership

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.
Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshops and presentation proposals: February 27, 2015

Pre-conference Workshops
               When?  Wednesday, June 3rd
               Length of Time?  90 minutes or 2 hours
               Questions?  Contact:  Laura Evans, evans@binghamton.edu

Conference Presentations
               When? Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th
               Length of Time?  45 minutes
               Questions?  Contact:  Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz, f.a.thorne-ortiz@sunyocc.edu

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2015 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2015!

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There isn't a whole lot to report that wasn't included in the newsletter.  I am attaching the newsletter stuff to this for those who didn't have a chance to see it.

This week we are also putting together a new display of short stories by American writers for the remainder of our semester.  And we solicited the help of one our Reference Librarians, Joseph Swatski to select the titles.  Joe has a PhD in American Literature and has read everything he selected for the display (over 147 separate volumes).  Pretty cool, huh?  The display will go up tomorrow and we expect high interest.


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Attached is the 2015 Conference Report.  'See' everyone virtually tomorrow.

Carrie

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September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:31:03 PM »
Like others, it was a quiet summer at SUNY Purchase.  We did implement EDS and some of our librarians are currently updating some of our tutorials to reflect the changes. 

The Library staff also held a retreat last Spring to discuss the results of our recent LibQual survey and developed four working groups to work on responding to the areas of greatest concern among our patrons.  Those groups are focusing on library policies (we are overhauling our external and internal policies and bringing them together in one LibGuide), quiet zones (we already have a system in place that our patrons love, but are working to improve them further), collections engagement (working to bring more of our collection to the attention of our patrons, we have a new display case out in front of our reference desk and currently have a display of recently passed authors: Maya Angelou, Nadine Gordimer, Thomas Berger and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a display for banned books week, next month we will have two displays, one for LGBT month and another for Domestic Violence month),  and an internal technology training group (this group will work primarily to better train library staff of how to use certain software that all our patrons use and often need troubleshooting help with).

Two other events of note are the licensing of Atomic Learning services and an Antonio Frasconi exhibit in the library, further details of both will be in the Fall SUNYLA newsletter.

And, as you can see in the Conference Report, planning for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference here at SUNY Purchase is ongoing.  Hope to see you here June 3-5th!  The theme will be 'The Art of Librarianship'.


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Please see attached report. -Carrie Marten

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Bravo Carol Anne!

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