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Nov. 16, 2011 @ FIT / Professional Development Grants Subcomittee Report
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:54:58 AM »
Since the last SUNYLA Council meeting in September, the Subcommittee has awarded 1 grant for $500 to Pamela Flinton (Oneonta) to attend the Access Services Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.    

We have awarded 3 grants for $500 each since July 1st, 2011. There is $1,500 remaining in our budget.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Joanne Spadaro
SUNYLA Professional Development Grants Subcommittee Chair  


The Subcommittee started the 2011-2012 year with $3000 in its budget.  We have awarded two grants totaling $1,000.00.  There is a remaining balance of $2000 in our account.  The grant recipients, amounts, and activities funded are as follows.

* Stephan J. Macaluso (New Paltz) received a $500 grant to attend the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Libraries (LIAL) in the summer of 2011. 

* Curt Friehs (Old Westbury) was awarded $500 to attend the 31st Annual Charleston Conference to co-present “Turn that Frown Upside Down: Management Strategies for Improving Library Employee Morale in Uncertain Times” in November 2011.

The Subcommittee is currently reviewing another grant application for $500.

Our grant application is now also available in Word on the Professional Development Grant webpage.  Previously, the application was only available in PDF. 

Respectfully Submitted By:

Joanne Spadaro
SUNYLA Professional Development Grants Subcommittee Chair

June 15, 2011 @ Plattsburgh / PDGS Bubget Proposal for 2011-2012
« on: June 15, 2011, 08:27:35 AM »
Please see attached.

Please see attached report.

Please see the attached report.  

March 11, 2011 @ Dutchess / Re: Campus Updates - Old Westbury
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:32:32 AM »
The College began construction of office space in the Library to be used while the siding and glazing of the entire Campus Center building is replaced.  The offices will be used temporarily by the administration and library staff while they need to vacate their own offices in order to accomodate the construction.

Our ebrary's Academic Complete collection of about 50,000 academic books in all disciplines is extremely  popular among our patrons.

Antonia DiGregorio, Public Access Services Librarian, recently implemented the Document Delivery component of ILLiad (interlibrary loan).  This service allows Antonia to provide patrons with articles that she scans from the Library's print periodical and microfilm collections and then can send as online documents.   

Curt Friehs (Business Reference Librarian) is working on a book chapter for ALA Editions.  His work focuses on a case study for middle-level managers adapting to change in the midst of library layoffs and a tight budget.  Curt is also presenting a Business Database Workshop specificially designed for non-business majors in March.  This workshop will help students locate business-related information using library databases.  For instance, this will include ways to locate potential employers for a job search, evaluate investment opportunities, and learn possible strategies to contact corporate top brass as a consumer advocate.

The Library's Curriculum Materials Center now has a Facebook page.  To find us on FB, search for "Curriculum Materials Center, SUNY College at Old Westbury". 


Attached are the following three documents.

1. Professional Development Grants Subcommittee Report
2. Professional Development Grants Awarded, 2009-2010
3. PDGS Budget Request 2010-11

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