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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: President's Report
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:44:55 PM »
Thank you for this correction, John.  I have added edited my original post to include Connie's name in the list of Transition Team members.

Thank you,
Bill

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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:40:33 PM »
The IDS Project Online Mentor Institute recently graduated four new mentors!  These skilled individuals will be available to help member libraries with finding solutions regarding ILL Workflow and with IDS Logic enhancements.  These new mentors are:

Workflow Specialist:
-  Elise Thornley

Logic Specialists:
-  Saleena Au (Adelphi University)
-  Tim Jackson (University at Albany)
-  Heidi Webb (College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

IDS Project recently launched a new initiative to make it more convenient for member libraries to reach out to mentors through LibChat.  Mentors will be staffing the LibChat tool Monday through Friday between 10am – 11am and 2pm – 3pm.  This chat feature can be found on the IDS Project website under the member login box.  Members may also submit help tickets through the Libchat function when mentors are not staffing LibChat.

The IDS Project Conference is planned to be held at Union College in Schenectady, NY on July 28th through July 29th.  More details to come!

IDS Project Online Learning Institute Update:

The Spring 2017 course registration opened in December and almost all courses filled within a few days.  Seats are still available for the Purchase On Demand course.  If you know someone who would be interested in taking this free four-week course, please encourage them to attend!  Registration for the Purchase On Demand course can be found at:  http://idsproject.org/OLI/RegistrationPOD.aspx

Course offerings for the Spring cohort are as follows:

Borrowing 101: 1/30 – 2/20
Stats and Assessment: 1/30 – 2/20
Workflow Analysis: 2/6 – 2/27
Copyright 101: 4/3 – 4/24
Purchase on Demand: 5/1 – 5/22
Lending 101: 5/8 – 5/29

We are hoping to have similar course offerings in the Fall.  For more information, please visit:  http://idsproject.org/OLI/index.aspx

Planning for the Spring Regional User Group meetings is underway and we are planning on having the Western User Group meeting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and the Eastern User Group meeting at SUNY Albany.  The planning team is still in the process of selecting a location for the METRO User Group meeting.  Stay tuned at http://idsproject.org/usergroups.aspx

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January 27, 2017 Council Meeting @ FIT / President's Report
« on: January 24, 2017, 11:04:54 PM »
Welcome everyone to 2017!  The New Year came upon us quickly and we’re already in the midst of the Spring 2017 semester.  This New Year brought upon many changes at my home institution and I would imagine that similar exciting changes happened at your own campuses.

SUNYLA has been busy over the past few months. The 2017 Conference Planning Committee is hard at work reviewing proposals, setting the schedule, handling local arrangements, and doing all tasks needed to ensure a great conference in Stony Brook in June. The theme of this year’s conference will be “The Global Library:  Diversity through Collections.”  Thank you to Jennifer DeVito and the SUNYLA Planning Committee for their hard work in pulling together so many important details to ensure another excellent conference.  This year’s SUNYLA Conference will be especially interesting since the newly formed SUNY Libraries Consortium (known as the SLC) will be overlapping with our conference, offering an opportunity for extended collaboration across administrators, faculty, and support staff alike.

Beyond preparations for our Annual Conference, the Midwinter Virtual Conference planning team has also been active in assembling another great assortment of virtual conference sessions.  This year’s theme is “Library Hacks:  Reuse, Repurpose, and Remix.”  Members of this team include:  Michelle Eichelberger (Genesee), Rosanne Humes (Nassau), Rebecca Hyams (Maritime), Bill Jones (Geneseo), and Jill Locascio (Optometry).  This free conference is available to all regardless of their affiliation with SUNYLA and will offer up to five hundred seats.  Recordings of presentations will be available after the conference.  More information can be found at:  http://sunyla.org/sunyla-midwinter-2017/

Registration for this conference is open at:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/d3dc4e934bde4e10dc2040ba88984b7b

As you may have heard, Mark McBride (former Director at Monroe Community College) has accepted the Library Senior Strategist position for the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) and started this position on Thursday, January 19, 2017.  I am confident that Mark will help lead SUNY Libraries to new levels of excellence.  Mark was (and still is) a strategic facilitator in the transition from SCLD to the newly formed SLC (mentioned above).  For your reference, members of the new SLC Board and the Transition Team will include the following individuals:

SLC Board
Patrick Callahan (Chair)
Curtis Kendrick (Doctoral Colleges & University Centers)
Christine Rudecoff (Colleges of Technology)
Evangela Oates (Secretary)
Holly Heller-Ross (University Colleges)
Timothy Arnold (Community Colleges)

Transition Team
Curtis Kendrick, Binghamton (Chair)
Katie Bram, Maritime
Connie Holberg, Jefferson
Randy Gadikian, Fredonia
Karen Gelles, Farmingdale
Brenda Hazard, Hudson Valley
Rosanne Humes, Nassau
Eunkyung Lee, Oneonta
Susan Lieberthal, Suffolk
Charles Lyons, Buffalo
Heath Martin, Stony Brook
Mark McBride, OLIS Rep
Sarah Morehouse, Empire
Rebecca Mugridge, Albany
Joe Petrick, Alfred
Cristina Pope, Upstate Medical
Werner Sbaschnik, Old Westbury
Mark Smith, NYSCC @ Alfred

In the near future, SUNYLA will need to make a decision on how we want to affiliate our organization with SLC and I encourage our membership to pay close attention to the growth and solidification of SLC.  It is of utmost importance that our decision is mutually beneficial to both organizations.

As we move closer to our Spring elections, I do urge anyone out there who may be interested in running for SUNYLA office to consider doing so.  While serving as the 1st Vice President and as the SUNYLA President, I have had the privilege to learn more about the inner workings of SUNY and SUNYLA, develop relationships with SUNY Directors, and extend my skills in leadership by coordinating SUNYLA events and representing SUNYLA in various arenas.  This year we will be holding elections for 1st Vice President/President-Elect, 2nd Vice President/Conference Chair, and Treasurer. Current 1st Vice President, Carrie Fishner, will be overseeing the election this year. If you are considering a run for office please contact her at fishnecj@delhi.edu.  More information on the responsibilities of these positions can be found on the SUNYLA website.

One of my main priorities as SUNYLA President is to try to increase SUNY Library involvement with SUNYLA. If you’re not already on a committee, consider joining one! Our committees are involved in various activities and are a great way to get involved and work with other librarians across SUNY.  From my own personal experience, I believe that participating on committees and volunteering in library networks (like SUNYLA) are the best way to make new connections, share your expertise, and market yourself.  Get out there!  If you’re interested in participating, here are some of our committees and their chairs:

•   Membership Development:  Carol Anne Germain (Albany)
•   Professional Development:  Kim Myers (Brockport)
•   Publications:  April Davies (Cobleskill)
•   Technology Discussion Group:  Jill Locascio (Optometry)

Another way to get involved is to attend our SUNYLA Council meetings.  The meetings are open to all SUNYLA members and can be attended both in-person or virtually. The remaining SUNYLA Council meetings are scheduled as followed:

•   Friday, March 10, 2017:  SUNY Stony Brook
•   Wednesday, June 14, 2017:  SUNY Stony Brook

I hope that this New Year brings a renewed hope and prosperity to all, and I look forward to working with everyone to find ways to even better serve our membership and our library communities.

Respectfully submitted,
Bill Jones (SUNY Geneseo)


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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:05:39 AM »
IDS Project had multiple Award Winners this month!

Congratulations to Kate Ross and Kourtney Blackburn of St. John Fisher College for winning the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition! This Competition was open to all who were in the process of developing new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. The intent of the competition is to showcase innovation in library information management and to award the most deserving examples of innovation.

Kate and Kourtney won this award for their work with IDS Project on developing the Coordinated Collection Development API. This tool connects different systems together through a hosted web interface, which provides the data required for multiple library departments to use in order to begin to achieve coordinated collection development.

Shannon Pritting and Michael Mulligan were also recognized for their efforts in this project by receiving the NYLA SMART Theresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology at the NYLA Conference held in Saratoga Springs this month!


A recent publication through the Geneseo Scene (online version) was recently produced about IDS Project surpassing 100 members!  To read this publication, please visit:

https://www.geneseo.edu/news/geneseo’s-award-winning-ids-project-now-comprises-100-libraries


IDS Project Online Learning Institute Update:

The Fall 2016 cohort is close to wrapping up and registration for Spring 2017 courses will open soon.  These courses are free and open to all resource sharing practitioners.  We are offering our Borrowing, Lending, and Copyright courses, along with three new courses including Workflow Analysis, Statistics and Assessment, and Purchase on Demand.  Please see the tentative schedule below for when these courses will be held:

Borrowing: 1/30 – 2/20
Lending: 5/8 – 5/29
Copyright: 4/3 – 4/24
Workflow Analysis: 2/6 – 2/27
Stats and Assessment: 1/30 – 2/20
Purchase on Demand: 5/1 – 5/22


The Regional User Groups were successfully held at Ithaca College, Union College, and the SUNY College of Optometry.  Attendees learned about the resource sharing capabilities of Ex Libris Alma, the IDS Article Gateway, the updates from OCLC on shifting to the new ILL platform, and also received a recap of the IDS Project Conference held at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in July 2016.

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November 18, 2016 Council meeting at Albany / President's Report
« on: November 16, 2016, 04:34:50 PM »
Hello SUNYLA!

As a reminder, our remaining Council Meetings are scheduled for:
Friday, January 27, 2017:  SUNY FIT
Friday, March 10, 2017:  SUNY Stony Brook
Wednesday, June 14, 2017:  SUNY Stony Brook

Please remember (and remind your colleagues) that anyone within SUNY Libraries has a voice in SUNYLA and I highly encourage anyone willing and able to attend either in person or virtually.

On Monday, October 17th – Wednesday, October 19th, Carrie Fishner (SUNYLA 1st Vice President) and I attended the SCLD Meeting at the Century House in Albany.  This meeting had many interesting topics to cover, including the latest report on the LSP RFP and the new SCLD Governance Structure.   After this meeting, the Ithaka Steering Committee continued to hold meetings in order to develop a document describing the new model, called the SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC).  This document is attached to this forum post (Titled: Your SLC).  I encourage you to read this document, discuss the document with your Library Director and colleagues, and consider SUNYLA’s involvement in this new model.  SUNYLA has been invited to join the SLC as a Committee and has also been offered a seat on the Executive Board (without voting rights – identical rights to what we have now).  Please share your thoughts on our relationship with the proposed SLC during the upcoming Council meeting.  If needed, we can schedule a virtual meeting for our membership in addition to this Council Meeting for further discussion.

However, there have already been four virtual meetings scheduled for all members of SUNY Libraries to attend.  Please join the Ithaka Steering Committee for one (1) of four (4) webinars where the structure of the new governance model proposed by Ithaka S+R will be focus of the presentation.  The new structure is currently still in development and is being informed by the comments and concerns expressed at the Fall SCLD meeting as well as during these meetings.  Below is the timeline we will be following to present the new model and for Directors to vote on the new model:

November 15: The structure of the new SUNY Libraries Consortium governance model was shared with members of SCLD

November 28: A series of webinars (4) will be held the week of November 28th.  Please note, there will be two webinars on December 2 (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).  Here are the meeting links:

SLC Webinar 11/28, Monday, November 28, 2016
12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr
Call-in number: 1-240-454-0879
Conference Code: 644 272 919
Link:  http://tinyurl.com/MondayYourSLC

SLC Webinar 11/29, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr
Call-in number: 1-240-454-0879
Conference Code: 641 239 483
Link:  http://tinyurl.com/TuesdayYourSLC

SLC Webinar, Friday, December 2, 2016 (MORNING)
10:00 am  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr
Call-in number: 1-240-454-0879
Conference Code: 648 164 691
Link:  http://tinyurl.com/Friday1YourSLC

SLC Webinar, Friday, December 2, 2016 (AFTERNOON)
4:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr
Call-in number: 1-240-454-0879
Conference Code: 646 123 664
Link:  http://tinyurl.com/Friday2YourSLC

November 28: Voting will open. Votes will be cast by the current dean or director of a SUNY library. Therefore each campus will cast one vote and one vote only.

December 15: Voting will close

December 16: Results will be shared

In other news, the SUNYLA Midwinter Conference 2017 will be held on February 10, 2016 from 10am-3pm. The call for papers is currently out. Submissions are due by December 12th.  Please visit this link for more information:  http://sunyla.org/2016/11/09/call-for-proposals-sunyla-midwinter-online-conference/

Stay warm!
Bill

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:41:38 AM »
The IDS Project is excited to invite attendees to our Fall User Group Sessions!  A day of training, discussion, and collaboration can aid in the essential service we provide to our students and patrons. We encourage all Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing staff that work daily to provide resources to other libraries and from other libraries to attend and immerse yourself in the IDS Project community.  A few of the topics of the meeting will include the Ex Libris Alma Resource Sharing module and the IDS Article Gateway.

Dates & Locations:
Western Thursday, October 13th at Ithaca College Library, Ithaca, NY
Eastern Wednesday, October 26th at Union College, Schenectady, NY
Metro Thursday, October 27th at College of Optometry, New York, NY
*Lunch will be provided.
 
To register, please fill out the form here: http://idsproject.org/usergroups/registration.aspx

IDS Project membership now stands at 94 member libraries.  Many of these new libraries are still in process of coming on board and will be announced to the membership soon.

The Annual IDS Project Conference was held on Thursday, July 28th, and Friday, July 29th at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY and was well received by attendees.  There were 127 attendees from 85 different institutions, including 18 out-of-state institutions.  Those out-of-state institutions were:

Auburn University Libraries
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Clark University
Dartmouth College
Florida International University
Massachusetts Library System
Middlebury College
North Carolina State University
Smithsonian Libraries
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
University of Arizona Libraries
University of Connecticut
University of Oregon
University of Texas at Austin
Wellesley College
Western New England University

The conference offered two pre-conference sessions, including a session led by Bill Jones and Mike Mulligan titled “IDS Logic Rule Creation Session,” and a session led by Logan Rath titled “Modifying ILLiad Webpages,” and contained 28 Conference sessions.  Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Atlas, Copyright Clearance Center, ESLN, Ex Libris, OCLC, and Reprints Desk.

The 2016 Rivenburgh Innovation Award was given to:

-- Kourtney Blackburn, St. John Fisher College, Access Services Librarian
-- Kate Ross, St. John Fisher College, Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian

for their ideas and planning that led to the creation of “True Just-In-Time Predictive Coordinated Collection Development.”  This project is supported by Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program Funds which are administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council.

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative has announced that the winner of the Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) 2016 Innovation Award is the Information Delivery Service (IDS) Project for its Online Learning Institute, a multi-state collaboration to deliver free online continuing education courses for resource sharing professionals.  This year’s award winners were recognized for their innovative contribution to resource sharing at the American Library Association’s 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.  More information can be found here:

http://rethinkingresourcesharing.org/ids-project-online-learning-institute-wins-2016-innovation-award/

IDS Logic, a service freely available to IDS Project member libraries, is a next generation resource sharing software that connects, via web services and APIs, library platforms that previously remained separated.  IDS Logic is currently running at 115 sites, including 19 subscribing libraries.  Those libraries are:

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Cornell University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Tufts University
University of Arizona
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University

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September 23, 2016 Council meeting at Geneseo / President's Report
« on: September 23, 2016, 06:46:10 AM »
Hello SUNYLA!

Our Council meeting schedule is:
Friday, September 23:  SUNY Geneseo
Friday, November 18:  SUNY Albany
Friday, January 27:  SUNY FIT
Friday, March 10:  SUNY Stony Brook
Wednesday, June 14:  SUNY Stony Brook

Please remember that anyone within SUNY Libraries has a voice in SUNYLA and I would highly encourage anyone willing and able to attend either in person or virtually.

As President I have been serving as the SUNYLA Representative to the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD).  Beyond serving on their Executive Board, I was asked to be part of their Ithaka S+R Steering Committee to help design a the new governance model for SCLD.  To provide you with a frame of reference for what Ithaka S+R is, their website states that “Ithaka S+R provides research and strategic guidance to help the academic community navigate economic and technological change.”  The following individuals are part of the Ithaca S+R steering committee:

Mark Colvson:  colvsonm@newpaltz.edu
Bill Jones:  jonesw@geneseo.edu
Curtis Kendrick:  kendrick@binghamton.edu
Mark McBride:  mmcbride17@monroecc.edu
Elizabeth Orgeron:  orgeroed@cobleskill.edu
Mark Smith:  msmith@alfred.edu
Maureen Zajkowski:  Maureen.Zajkowski@suny.edu

The individuals from Ithaka S+R are:

Roger Schonfeld:  Roger.Schonfeld@ithaka.org
Deanna Marcum:  Deanna.Marcum@ithaka.org

Through many meetings with individuals within SUNY libraries and with the steering committee, the Ithaka S+R team developed a proposed plan for reorganizing the governance of SCLD.  This plan has been shared with the SCLD Executive Board very recently and will be shared with all of SCLD today.  There will be virtual meetings scheduled for both SCLD and SUNYLA to discuss the plan.  If you are interested in attending these meetings, please register for one of the two meetings:

Thursday, October 6th:  4:00pm – 5:30pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/928004683650743299

Friday, October 7th:  12:00pm – 1:30pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4405120046538883075

The next SCLD Fall Meeting will be held on Monday, October 17th – Wednesday, October 19th in Albany at the Century House.  I will be joined by Carrie Fishner, SUNYLA Vice President.  A few of the hot topics for this meeting will be the new governance model for SCLD along with the progress of selecting a new LSP for SUNY libraries.

Last year’s Mid-Winter Virtual Conference was a great success (again!) and we do plan on having another virtual conference this year.  More details will follow in the coming month or so.

Let’s have a great year!
Bill

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- Elections for 1st VP, 2nd VP, and Secretary were conducted in April. Congratulations to Carrie Fishner (1st VP- Delhi), Jennifer DeVito (2nd VP- Stony Brook), and Amanda Lowe (Secretary - Albany).  New officer terms begin following the conference on Friday.

- Rebecca and I attended the SCLD Spring Meeting at SUNY Central in April.  One of the big discussion topics was on the search for a new ILS (which you will hear about if you are here at the conference).  There was also a poster gallery walk held for different member of the SUNY Central community to come and see the great work happening at SUNY Libraries.

- I will be hosting a New Member/1st-time Attendee gathering at 5pm (just before the membership social) on Wednesday in the Binghamton University Union 111.  If this is your first SUNYLA you should come!

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Registration is open for the IDS Project Conference!

The IDS Project's 12th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 28th, and Friday, July 29th at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. This year's conference theme is "The Sharing Economy" and approximately 250 attendees are expected.  The All Region User Group will be held on Wednesday, July 27th.   If you do not have the funds to attend the conference, we are offering three scholarships to member libraries.  Each scholarship will cover registration and two nights stay at the Desmond Hotel (Wednesday and Thursday night).  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit http://idsproject.org/conferences/2016/scholarships.aspx

HOW TO REGISTER: 
Go the following URL: 
http://www.idsproject.org/conferences/2016/registration.aspx 
If you already have an IDS Project login account, please login to your account before accessing the registration page. Once you are logged in and at the registration page, please make your registration selection and click on the "Register Now!" button. Your information will automatically be entered for registration.

CONFERENCE AGENDA: 
The conference agenda has been posted at http://www.idsproject.org/conferences/2016/sessionslist.aspx

CONFERENCE COST: $175 Registration Fee.

The IDS Project Online Learning Institute will soon open registration for Summer courses, including Borrowing 101, Copyright 101, and Lending 101.  New course modules are on the way!  Stay tuned at http://idsproject.org/OLI/index.aspx

The Spring Regional User Group meetings were recently held at St. John Fisher College (Western), SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Eastern), and Brooklyn College (METRO).  Practitioners were given the opportunity to learn about Paperless Lending Workflows, new IDS Logic features, how to build ILLiad Client Side Routing Rules, and Logic Rules.  Resources can be found for each region at http://idsproject.org/usergroups.aspx

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The IDS Project Online Learning Institute has completed its Spring 2016 Lending 101 and Copyright 101 courses and there are still seats available for the Borrowing 101 course.  Do you know anyone in resource sharing that would benefit from participating in this free course?  Direct them to http://idsproject.org/OLI/registration.aspx to register!  This free course begins on March 21st.

We are seeking conference presentation proposals for the upcoming IDS Project Annual Conference at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany (http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com).  The conference will be held on July 28th and 29th, with the All Region User Group meeting happening on July 27th.

In particular, IDS Project is looking for proposals focusing on:
•   Resource Sharing Best Practices
•   Integration of Acquisitions/Collection Development & ILL Operations
•   Physical Delivery of Library Materials
•   Best Practices for Large-Scale Weeding
•   Coordinated Collection Development
•   Open Access/Open Publishing
•   Development & Uses of ILLiad Addons
•   Assessment of Resource Sharing Policies, Procedures, and Systems
•   Effective Software Development/Implementations Techniques

Interested in presenting at the conference?  Please submit your proposal at http://idsproject.org/conferences/2016/proposals.aspx  Conference registration fees are waived for presenters.

The Spring Regional User Group meetings are coming up in the month of May.  Stay tuned at http://www.idsproject.org/usergroups.aspx

We would like to give a warm welcome our newest member, University of Connecticut (UConn)!

We are excited to announce our newest IDS Logic subscribers:

-- Cornell University
-- University of Washington
-- Washington University in St. Louis

While there are forty-four SUNY libraries that are members of IDS Project, there are some libraries within SUNY not taking advantage of IDS Project membership benefits.  These benefits include free reciprocal resource sharing between members (both within and outside of New York State), mentoring from our certified IDS Project mentors, professional development opportunities for ILL practitioners, the IDS Logic ILL Automation Suite, and the Article Licensing Information Availability Service.  Please contact me at jonesw@geneseo.edu if you would like to learn more about IDS Project membership or ILL automation services that are available to your library.

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Once again, it's time for the Nomination Committee to seek nominations for 1st Vice President/President-Elect, 2nd Vice President/Conference Chair, and Secretary.  Any member current with their dues is eligible to run for a position. Last week I sent out a call for nominations to SUNYLA-L and I'm confindent that we'll have excellent candidates running for these positions.  It's not too late to apply yourself!  Please let me know if you are interested in running for any of these positions.  Elections are typically in April.

The position terms are:

1st Vice President/President-Elect:

The 1st VP serves a 3-year term.  The first year of the term they serve as 1st VP and are responsible for coordinating delegates, chairing the Nomination Committee, and helping the President as needed.  The second year of the term they assume the position of President and see to the running of SUNYLA and serve as the liaison to the SUNY Council of Library Directors.  The final year of the term they serve as Past-President and advise the President as needed.

2nd Vice President (Conference Chair):

The 2nd VP serves a 1-year term and is responsible for organizing the next SUNYLA conference (2017) including overseeing the various committees.  The 2nd VP will serve as a liaison between the conference library and SUNYLA.

Secretary:

The Secretary serves for two years, after election to office in even-numbered years.  The Secretary is responsible for recording SUNYLA Council meeting minutes, attendance, and votes, as well as distributing agendas, supporting materials, and ballots.

More information on each of these positions can be found at:  http://www.sunyla.org/policies/duties-manual

As Rebecca Hyams mentioned in her report, we will be attending the SCLD Spring meeting at SUNY Central on April 19-21.  I am still looking for examples of the excellent projects and initiatives happening at our SUNY Libraries.  Please share your ideas by emailing me directly at jonesw@geneseo.edu or commenting on this post.  Specifically, I am looking for a high-resolution photograph (3000px by 2000px -- a sharp photo from a iPhone 6s will do) illustrating a specific projects/initiatives happening at your library, along with a two sentence description.  If you are interested in contributing to the SUNY Librarians poster for the SUNY System Administration gallery walk, please submit your materials to me by Friday, March 25th.  Let's make this awesome!

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: 1st Vice President Report
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:22:10 AM »
For your ideas about the poster, please provide a title of the project, a short description, and some images if you have them.  Please provide this information by March 30th, 2016.

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: 1st Vice President Report
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:57:49 AM »
Correction -- I'm making the push now and we need to have candidates selected by the March meeting.  The positions that are up for nomination are:

-- 1st Vice President
-- 2nd Vice President
-- Secretary

Please email me if you are interested in running for a position.  After candidates are approved at the March Council meeting, ballots will go out at the end of March.

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: January 28, 2016, 04:42:46 PM »
The IDS Project Online Learning Institute is well on its way through the Spring 2016 Lending 101 course and there are still seats available for the Borrowing 101 and Copyright 101 courses.  Do you know anyone in resource sharing that would benefit from participating in these free courses?  Direct them to http://idsproject.org/OLI/registration.aspx

Planning for the IDS Project Annual Conference is underway and the conference will be at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany (http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com) on July 28th and 29th, with the All Region User Group meeting happening on July 27th.  The IDS Project Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for conference presentations and posters.

In particular, IDS Project is looking for proposals focusing on:
•   Resource Sharing Best Practices
•   Integration of Acquisitions/Collection Development & ILL Operations
•   Physical Delivery of Library Materials
•   Best Practices for Large-Scale Weeding
•   Coordinated Collection Development
•   Open Access/Open Publishing
•   Development & Uses of ILLiad Addons
•   Assessment of Resource Sharing Policies, Procedures, and Systems
•   Effective Software Development/Implementations Techniques

Interested in presenting at the conference?  Please submit your proposal at http://idsproject.org/conferences/2016/proposals.aspx  Conference registration fees are waived for presenters.

We would like to give a warm welcome our newest member, Brandeis University!

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January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / 1st Vice President Report
« on: January 28, 2016, 04:39:24 PM »
Part of my duties as 1st VP is to find next year's 1st VP, so I’m using this forum as an opportunity to put a call out for interested candidates.  If anyone's curious about the responsibilities of the position, please feel free to contact me. I'll be making a bigger push on this after the March council meeting when we hit nomination season.

During the Fall 2015 SCLD Meeting, I was assigned to the planning team for the Spring 2016 meeting.  The planning team had its first meeting on Monday, January 26th at the University at Buffalo.  As part of the upcoming Spring meeting in Albany, we’ll be putting together a poster session/gallery walk to be displayed at SUNY Central.  I’ve been asked to put together two posters – one on shared services/IDS Project and one on SUNYLA.  In particular, the SUNYLA poster should highlight innovative projects, grants, and awards that are representative of the great work we all do in our libraries.  It has been suggested that items on the poster align with the five priority areas of SUNY Excels (more information available at https://www.suny.edu/excels/ ).  Do you have any ideas about elements that should be included on the poster?  Please comment below or send me an email at jonesw@geneseo.edu to help make this poster great!

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