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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / Campus update - Cobleskill
« on: January 25, 2017, 12:03:11 PM »
Since last we spoke...

Van Wagenen Library hosted our 3rd trivia night, this one for faculty and staff only since alcohol was being served. My team was victorious but, being a library employee and a good person, I gave my share of the prizes to the non-library faculty on the team. :)

We’re doing minor renovations to the lower level to make an additional entrance. More on that when it’s done.

Instructional Design Librarian Don LaPlant has developed a series of 3 information literacy tutorials using LibWizard and Guide On The Side for our FFCS classes. The tutorials reach all first year students.

Clever weeding and shifting on the top floor has allowed us to create a new space for quiet, independent study.

SUNY Cobleskill has ‘new’ provost. Sue Zimmerman had been the interim and now she’s got the job for real.


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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / Publications Report
« on: January 25, 2017, 09:29:13 AM »
Below and attached
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Publications Committee Report
January 25, 2017


Activities:
•   Submissions for the February newsletter are trickling in.  DUE DATE:  Jan. 27
•   We finally hit 200 followers on Facebook a few months ago. The total is now 205. The most popular FB post from the first half of the year was in August when Brandon West (Geneseo) was ACRL member of the week—434 people reached.
•   Twitter is at 234 followers, which is pretty good considering the content is 99.9% FB posts that automatically feed over. 


Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: November 17, 2016, 04:15:02 PM »
Most of our big news is in the latest SUNYLA newsletter. Aside from that...

Peter Barvoets did a lightning presentation at the Scholarly Communications Unconference at NYLA about how we got almost 100 students to publish their presentations in our Digital Repository. 

October's Library Chili Cook-Off was a hit! There were 13 entries and lots of people milling around eating. The big winners:
Best Tasting - Jodi Northrup - Taco Tuesday Chili
Most Unique - Donna Pesta - White Lightning
Hottest - Josh Foland - Pizzazz


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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / Publications Report
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:38:24 PM »
Below & attached.
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Publications Committee Report
November 17, 2016

Activities:
•  The October issue of the newsletter was delayed and became the November issue. It is up on the SUNYLA website:  http://www.sunyla.org/sunyla_docs/newsletters/2016Nov.pdf
•  Jennifer DeVito has begun setting up Hootsuite to help manage our social media.
•  Sherry Larson-Rhodes (Geneseo) joined the committee and is now our newsletter editor.

Coming up:
•  The next issue of the newsletter will come out in February, due date mid-January.
•  We will be creating a formal style guide for the newsletter to assist with the editing process and with future editor transitions.
•  We need to discuss our file sharing platform. Do we continue with the FTP site or change to something else?


Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / Campus Update-Cobleskill
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:09:05 PM »
Things are a super hectic at Cobleskill right now. It's our centennial AND homecoming starts tomorrow. The crew from StoryCorps arrived today and are all set up in one of our study rooms to gather stories from alums, former employees (hint, hint Fishner), and anyone else with a Coby tale to tell. More info on our website: http://www.cobleskill.edu/library

Also, we had a new person start at the library today (in my department) so I've been trying to get started training her and everything in between meetings (I'm on the Middle States committee for our periodic review) and prepping the book sale which starts tomorrow.

In other news... the tutorials created by our Instruction librarian, Don LaPlant, are getting rave reviews. They are on our libguides site if you want to see.  We've received a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to host a discussion group series celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. Prof. Erik Hage has agreed to facilitate each discussion. A large portion of the Iroquois Indian Museum's research collection has moved into our newly renovated Archives & Special Collections space. We now house their monograph and pamphlet collection, and a portion of their journal collection will move over in the future.

See our fall newsletter for more goings on: https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/bitstream/handle/1951/68203/fall2016.pdf

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / Publications Report
« on: September 22, 2016, 04:49:46 PM »
Below and attached. I will not be attending the meeting so please email me or something if you have any questions.

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Publications Committee Report
September 22, 2016


Activities:
•   Submissions are coming in for the October newsletter. The deadline is Sept. 26.
•   The post-conference special edition of the newsletter was a hit. I think we’ll need to make that a regular thing.
•   Jennifer DeVito has volunteered to be co-admin of the SUNYLA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SUNY-Librarians-Association/160763520618503) and to take over running our Twitter account (https://twitter.com/sunyla).
•   I am currently recruiting someone to be the newsletter editor as Jennifer Smathers has stepped down from that job.


Coming up:
•   The next issue of the newsletter will come out in February.
•   Jennifer D. is looking into setting up a Hootsuite account to help manage the FB and Twitter feeds.


Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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The committee's report is over in the Reports section:
http://sunyla.org/forums/index.php?topic=572.msg1083#msg1083

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Instructional Design Librarian Don LaPlant is co-presenting a preconference session about the Guide on the Side pilot project.

Circulation Manager Brendan Aucoin graduated from UAlbany’s MSIS program in May. Congrats Brendan!

Joshua Rimmer is our new Night Circulation Supervisor. A graduate of Drexel’s MSIS program, he’s also helping out with reference and various tech services projects. Recent Coby grad Dawn Ladanye is also working for us as a Night Circ Supervisor, part-time. Dawn is currently trying to choose which library school to attend.

April’s SUNY Undergrad Research Conference went well. Many of the presentations are available in our Digital Repository: www.cobleskill.edu/library/digital-repository.asp.

As part of the College’s centennial celebration, the library is planning a StoryCorps oral history project for Homecoming this fall.

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below & attached
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Publications Committee Report
June 8, 2016


Activities:
•   The May newsletter got posted to the website on May 26. The next issue will be in October, with the submission date in mid-September.
•   Email discussions re: other potential activities for the committee haven’t been as productive as I’d hoped—my fault as much as it is anyone else’s. I’ll try again over summer.


Ideas for coming year:
•   Get 1 or 2 committee members to be additional admins on the SUNYLA fb page—we need more postings and it shouldn’t all come from me, variety is good. More admins will also provide backup in case I win the lottery and move to Nova Scotia.
•   Get a committee member to be the admin on the SUNYLA twitter account—our tweets are all generated by our fb posts at present, this is not optimal and as twitter is not my thing…
•   October newsletter should include an article about being a delegate—something like ‘so you’re a delegate, now what?’ or ‘why it’s been great being a delegate’
•   and ads for the grants program and for getting involved in the upcoming online mid-winter conference (assuming we’re still going to do it)


Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)



Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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We're moving into high gear for for the 2016 SUNY Undergraduate Research Showcase to be held here at Cobleskill on April 15th. There were over 300 proposals and we're currently expecting 700-1000 people. It stresses me out just to type it!  More info at: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html.

The inauguration for President Terenzio is the week before on April 8th. SUNY Board of Trustees Chair, H. Carl McCall will be one of the speakers.

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March 11, 2016 Council Meeting at Binghamton / Publications Committee
« on: March 09, 2016, 10:06:48 AM »
Publications Committee Report
March 9, 2016


Activities:
•   The February newsletter got posted just under the wire. The next issue will be in May, with the submission date probably in mid-April.
•   We are submitting a bylaws change. We want to change our official charge to more explicitly include things beyond the newsletter, but not be so specific as to be restrictive.
     o    Current:  The Publications Committee shall publish a Newsletter and any other publications of the Association.
     o    New:  The Publications Committee shall publish a Newsletter and any other publications of the Association. The Committee shall also engage in publicity and marketing efforts to further the work and raise the profile of the Association.
•   Email discussions re: other potential activities for the committee have resumed.


ACTION ITEM:
•   Bylaws change for the spring ballot, committee charge


Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / Publications Committee
« on: January 26, 2016, 04:22:19 PM »
Publications Committee Report
Jan. 26, 2016


Activities:
•  The February newsletter is in progress. The next issue will be in May, with the submission date probably in mid-April.

Membership:
•  Lori Annesi (Monroe) stepped down from the committee so we decided to take the opportunity to get some new members. I used the Committee Interest feature of the Membership Directory to find interested members and emailed them directly. Five people responded right away and are joining the crew. A couple of longtime members have hinted that they might leave the committee at the end of 2015-16 so this will provide a useful overlap period.

Current members:
Nancy Abashian  (Binghamton)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: January 26, 2016, 04:15:45 PM »
We’ve shuffled some positions here at Van Wagnen Library. Brendan Aucoin is now managing Circulation. Katherine Brent has added some Systems duties as well as Archives & Special Collections to her ILL responsibilities. April Davies is now Head of Public & Technical Services.

Preparations continue for the 2016 SUNY Undergraduate Research Showcase to be held here at Cobleskill. SURC 2016 is scheduled for April 15th. Renowned cancer researcher Jill Bargonetti will give the keynote address. The proposal deadline is Feb. 5th: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html.

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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:53:30 AM »
The 2016 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), which will be hosted here at Cobleskill on April 15, is seeking proposals: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc_apply.html. Registration will open on Dec. 1. For more information on SURC2016: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html.

Cobleskill is also welcoming the SUNYLA Council on Nov. 13. Parking passes and campus maps are available from SUNYLA Secretary Carrie Fishner or from April Davies (me).

The Library is pleased to announce that Cathy Wise, currently of SUNY Oneonta, will be joining our team as Circulation Supervisor starting next week! This will allow Gina Brady to finish moving from Circulation to Tech Services. Gina is replacing Barb Ruland who had the nerve to retire this summer. A search is currently open for a new Library Secretary since Pat Larkin also up and retired last month. Then we can move on to replacing our other Tech Services clerk, the also recently retired Dawn Freisatz.

In other personnel news, Brendan Aucoin has moved from being in charge of Moodle support to being our Circulation Manager. This has allowed Katherine Brent to take over Archives & Special Collections and to add more Systems and Web duties. This in turn allows Peter Barvoets to take on more responsibility for projects such as the Digital Repository.

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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / Publications Committee
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:06:21 AM »
Publications Committee Report
Nov. 11, 2015

Activities:
•  The October newsletter is up on the SUNYLA website. The next issue will be in February, with the submission date in mid-January.
•  Jennifer Smathers cleaned up the newsletter template that we use so putting it together should go even more smoothly now.

Current members:
Lori Annesi  (Monroe)
Jim Coan  (Oneonta)
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Karen Gelles  (Farmingdale)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies

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