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Sept 21m 2012 @SUNY Empire, Saratoga Springs / LACUNY Liaison Report
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:22:36 PM »
The 2012 LACUNY Institute "Library Technology and the Future of Libraries" took place on June 1. Slides and handouts from Jessamyn West's presentation are now available on the blog:

LACUNY has been on summer break. The first LACUNY Executive Council meeting will take place on Friday, September 28, at 2:15pm in the Graduate Center. As always, LACUNY can be found on the web at:

Kimmy Szeto
Maritime College

March 15, 2012 @Empire, Saratoga Springs / LACUNY Liaison Update
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:26:42 PM »
LACUNY held their first executive council meeting of the year on February 10. Some highlights:

-   A proposal is on the table for a round table for adjuncts. I don’t think there is a similar body in SUNYLA that is dedicated to adjunct affairs.

-   The LACUNY Institute, LACUNY’s annual symposium, will take place on Friday, June 1, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at CUNY Graduate Center. Keynote speakers include Jeffrey Hoover, architect, and Jessamyn West, library technology writer. Registration is open:

-   LACUNY is holding a contest for a new logo. The competition is modeled after a similar contest held by ACRL/NY last year. I worked with another CUNY librarian on writing the specs and competition guidelines, so now I am happy to answer any question about logo design and about holding online design competitions. The contest closes next week, and I will tell you all about the judging process in the next update. You can see the contest here:

Nov. 16, 2011 @ FIT / LACUNY Liaison Report
« on: November 10, 2011, 12:15:15 PM »
From: Kimmy Szeto
To: SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
Date: November 11, 2011
Re: LACUNY Liaison Report

Highlights from the LACUNY Executive Council Meeting on October 21, 2010:

-   CUNY has been invited to join the Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI), which allows NYU, Columbia, and now CUNY doctoral students, full-time faculty and librarians, as well as certain New York Public Library cardholders to access and borrow materials from NYU, Columbia, and the NYPL. [Is this something we should look into for SUNY campuses and learning centers in New York City?]

-   Council voted to provide monetary support to the 2012 Information Ethics Roundtable at Hunter College.
-   Council voted to provide monetary support to libraries affected by Hurrican Irene.

-   The 2012 LACUNY Dialogues is set to take place on Monday, January 23. This year's focus will be on "past, present, and future of library activism." [A CFP deadline is Nov 30. I am in the process of finding out if SUNY librarians can attend and/or participate.]

-   LACUNY is in the process of overhauling their travel grants program.

-   LACUNY is in the process of creating an internship for students interested in web services to work on the association's web site.

-   LACUNY is interested in attending our council meeting. Is there a protocol for visitors at our meetings?

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / LACUNY liaison report
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:42:42 PM »
LACUNY held their first executive council meeting on September 16. I was working at the Faculty Senate in Albany on that day, but I will most likely attend their subsequent meetings. Now the news:

LACUNY is holding their winter membership meeting some time in December (no date or location yet).

The LACUNY International Relations Roundtable will meet on October 14 at 3pm (no location yet) with reports from Shanghai and from Costa Rica. Let me know if you want to see more information.

This is not exactly from the Faculty Senate fall planning meeting, the Operations Committee made it a priority this year to assess the effects of budget cuts on libraries now and into the future. We are at a preliminary stage at this point, but we anticipate this project to involve surveying library staff, librarians and directors in some way. In a separate project, the committee is also interested in exploring Open Educational Resources and what roles libraries might play in introducting free textbooks to faculty and offering them to students. More updates to come as details emerge.

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