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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: Draft Minutes
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:05:50 PM »
6.1.2.2.1.2.5     pretty sure that should be OER (not OED)

6.3.5    While this is the form for the minutes, I guess I need to request that the "links in this report" section of the OLIS report be included

6.3.6.2.1 please add "on this topic" to the end of the sentence

6.3.6.2.2 please re-phrase to "Also, this is the first year in many that SUNY will be joining UUP in requesting additional SUNY funding from the NYS Legislature."

Thanks,
John
(John Schumacher)

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
November 14, 2014


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Extensive efforts are ongoing in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project; this includes data analysis, record loading (approximately 1.6 million bibliographic records), campus profiling, work on staff accounts, creation of a “one bib” GUI and ongoing project analysis/revision;  the project server environment has been established;
•   All bibliographic records for the 12 test campus catalogs have been loaded and (where appropriate) merged together;
•   A detailed One Bib/Shared catalog project update was posted to sunyla-l and other email lists on September 10, 2014; also see SCLD report for more information.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   “SUNYConnect Implements EBSCO Discovery Service”;
•   Thanks to Andy Perry (Oneonta) for assistance with the EBL purchase on demand program (via Western NY 3Rs) custom catalog;
•   A custom catalog for additional Films on Demand titles (academic, careers and technical collections) is being created; thanks to Amy Dibble (Corning) for her efforts on this project;
•   SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Full-Text Finder
•   Migration to EBSCO’s new journal listing/OpenURL link resolver, Full-Text Finder is tentatively scheduled for spring 2015;
•   OLIS will work with campuses to schedule the move to the new software at as advantageous a time period as possible (spring vs. summer, for example).

Electronic Resources 
•   Elsevier has presented a response to SUNY regarding ScienceDirect price negotiation; another counter offer is being finalized;
•   Thanks to a significant number of SUNY libraries and their financial commitment, there will continue to be a SUNYConnect-wide site license to the New England Journal of Medicine;
•   New SUNYConnect electronic resource – “National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access”; available to all students, faculty,  and staff;
•   After inquiries from OLIS and SUNY libraries, Mango Languages has provided some discounted pricing;
•   See the OLIS wiki for a system-wide offer for current Gale Virtual Reference Library titles;
•   American Institute of Physics has made an offer to SUNY libraries that want to gain access to non-subscribed titles;
Electronic Resources  (continued)
•   Pricing and trial access to the Gale database DemographicsNow are expected soon.


Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Wave II campuses and programs have been announced;
•   For your attention: a SUNY implementation of the “affordable learning solutions” approach (from California);
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY


SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   OLIS/ATIS/Open SUNY report to SUNY Council of Library Directors (October 2014);  See http://scld.wordpress.com/meetings/ item 8;
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)

•   http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/sunyconnect-implements-ebsco-discovery-service       
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/technology/full-text-finder
•   http://www.nejm.org/
•   http://codesonline.nfpa.org
•   http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=NFCSSTERHB
•   http://www.mangolanguages.com/
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Mango_121514_discount_offer.pdf
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/SUNY+GVRL+All-In+Gale+FrontList++By+Campus+102014.xls   
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/AIP+journals+Proposal_2015.pdf 
•   http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?Ntt=demographics+now|9850270146423727619719239911585321451&N=197&Ntk=APG|P_EPI&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
•   http://open.suny.edu/degrees/open-suny+-partner-programs/
•   http://open.suny.edu/
•   http://opensunyals.org/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny
•   http://scld.wordpress.com/meetings/

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September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:48:08 PM »
Hello.

Potsdam and Maritime and all.

Please let your departing colleagues know that it would be most helpful if they filled out the exit survey http://sunyla.org/forms/exitsurvey.htm

John

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Hello.

I won't be able to participate in the meeting.
Let me know if there are any questions, etc.

Thanks,
John

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
September 26, 2014


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Extensive efforts are ongoing in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project; this includes data analysis, record loading (1,174,222 bibliographic records), campus profiling, work on staff accounts, creation of a “one bib” GUI and ongoing project analysis/revision;  the project server environment has been established;
•   A detailed One Bib/Shared catalog project update was posted to sunyla-l and other email lists on September 10, 2014;
•   Take a look at the SUNYLA Conference session on the One Bib project;
•   “SUNYOne – diversifying the SUNY Library Collection” has added approximately 1500 first copy titles to the overall SUNY library collection; 8 SUNYs are participating in the current round of SUNYOne (commenced September 1, 2014); group includes at least one university center, health science center, comprehensive college, college of technology and community college.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Phase 3 of the EDS implementation was successful;
•   The SUNY EDS license officially started July 1, 2014;
•   A press release from EBSCO about the SUNY EDS license is expected October 6, 2014;
•    Thanks to Abby Smith (Potsdam) for assistance with the Films on Demand (Academic Collection) custom catalog;
•   Please get in touch if your library’s only Films on Demand subscription is the Career and Technical Education collection;
•   Custom catalog established for the SUNYConnect collection of Gale Virtual Reference Library titles;
•   Weekly SUNYConnect LMS catalog updates are being sent to EBSCO for the 50+ participating SUNY libraries;
•   SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Electronic Resources 
•   SUNY has presented to Elsevier a counter-offer for a new ScienceDirect license;
•   New SUNYConnect electronic resource – “National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access”; available to all students, faculty,  and staff;
•   Discounted pricing has been received from the vendor of Films on Demand;
•   Four additional campuses have joined the shared nursing ebook collection program (vendor - Stat!Ref); with 19 campuses participating, the number of simultaneous users was increased; the collection was increased by two titles and the license also includes unlimited access to the Board Vitals NCLEX RN test preparation online tool;

Electronic Resources (continued)
•   New subscription orders and renewals for Annual Reviews are underway;  please get in touch prior to October 15, 2014;
•   The SUNYConnect ScienceDirect title/holdings listing has been updated by EBSCO and ProQuest; a few data issues (involving Cell Press titles) are in process of being resolved.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Welcome Alexander Cartwright, new SUNY provost (formerly from University at Buffalo);
•   For your attention: a SUNY implementation of the “affordable learning solutions” approach (from California);
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY


SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://www.sunyla.org/sunyla_docs/conferences/presentations/sunyla14/t2_One_Bib.pptx     
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
•   http://codesonline.nfpa.org
•   http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=NFCSSTERHB
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Films+on+Demand+Fall+2014.docx 
•   http://ffh.films.com/digitallanding.aspx
•   http://www.boardvitals.com/medical-board-reviews
•   http://www.boardvitals.com/nclex-rn-review-questions
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Annual+Reviews+2015+pricing+new+subscriptions.pdf
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Annual+Reviews+2015+renewal+pricing.xls
•   http://www.annualreviews.org/
•   http://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/july-2014/7-31-14-provost/board-and-chancellor-zimpher-announce-dr-alexander-cartwright-as-suny-provost.html
•   http://open.suny.edu/
•   http://opensunyals.org/
•   http://als.csuprojects.org/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
June 11, 2014


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Extensive efforts are ongoing in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project; this includes data analysis, planning and specification of technical environment and ongoing project analysis/revision;
•   A proof of concept system is in the works, using a subset of SUNY catalogs to test the One Bib/Shared catalog; the campuses involved in the prototype are Brockport, Buffalo State College, Cortland, Downstate Medical, Empire, Genesee, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Old Westbury, Optometry, Suffolk,  and Tompkins Cortland;
•   SUNYLA Conference participants can participate in a session on the One Bib project Thursday June 12, 2014;
•   “SUNYOne – diversifying the SUNY Library Collection” has added approximately 1500 first copy titles to the overall SUNY library collection; please get in touch about your campus participating in the next round of SUNYOne.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Phase 3 campuses are in the process of implementing EDS;
•   SUNY Downstate has joined the 50 other SUNY institutions using/implementing EDS;
•   Work is underway to include the following as part of relevant EDS implementations: Films on Demand (Academic Collection);
•   “SUNYs and EBSCO Discovery Service” Special Interest Group – SUNYLA Conference – June 11, 2014 4-5pm – Standish Room (Science Library)
•   EDS training session -- 6/23/14 training session in Rochester (registration form for this Rochester session should be available soon).

Electronic Resources 
•   Elsevier has presented to SUNY an initial offer for a new ScienceDirect license as well as a system-wide license for Scopus and for Cell Press;
•   Discounted pricing has been received from the vendor of Films on Demand; similar pricing has been requested from Alexander Street Press (for their collection of videos across academic disciplines);
•   Kanopy video streaming is offering trial access; to register http://www.kanopystreaming.com/node/add/registration-application
•   Get in touch if your library would like to participate in the next round of the shared nursing ebook collection program (vendor - Stat!Ref) that will potentially commence August 1, 2014;
•   Campus-specific administrative access (usage reports, IPs, branding, etc.) is available upon request for the New England Journal of Medicine site;
•   SUNY’s license for 360Link ends June 30, 2014;




Electronic Resources (continued)
•   Thanks to Stony Brook and System Administration, SUNY is a participant in the SCOAP3 initiative making certain physics journals openly accessible;
•   The SUNY Collections and Access Council is seeking additional libraries interested in an Oxford University Press monograph purchase offer;
•   The “ScienceDirect (SUNY)” title list and holdings has been updated; updated list is in place at EBSCO; update has been sent to ProQuest.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   A SUNY implementation of the “affordable learning solutions” approach (from California) is being developed;
•   Open SUNY+ (wave II) program nominations are being considered for January 2015 inclusion;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY


SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://www.cvent.com/d/l4qdkm   
•   http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus
•   http://ffh.films.com/digitallanding.aspx
•   http://alexanderstreet.com/products/vast-academic-video-online
•   http://www.kanopystreaming.com
•   http://scoap3.org/
•   http://open.suny.edu/
•   http://als.csuprojects.org/
•   http://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/suny-press-releases/may-2014/5-12-14-open-suny/campuses-to-nominate-degree-programs-for-next-wave-of-open-suny.html
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny






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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
March 21, 2014


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Extensive efforts are ongoing in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project; this includes data analysis, planning and specification of technical environment and ongoing project analysis/revision;
•   Committee work in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project is also ongoing; groups are working on revised work procedures as well as policy documents in the context of the new bibliographic set-up;
•   A proof of concept system is in the works, using a subset of SUNY catalogs to test the One Bib/Shared catalog.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Phase 2 campuses have begun the process of implementing EDS;
•   Please remember to provide needed information as listed in the “Policy-Data Extracts for EDS Implementations” document as part of Footprints request for Aleph catalog extracts;
•   In place for of EDS/LinkSource implementations: The SUNY Digital Repository, two ebrary collections, SUNY ScienceDirect Titles (holdings information);
•   Work is underway to include the following as part of EDS/LinkSource implementations: Springer book cataloging (2005-2010 imprints);
•   EDS training session (3/4/14) included librarians from 9 SUNY campuses; there is space available for the 3/28/14 training session in Albany.

Electronic Resources 
•   Discounted pricing has been received from the vendor of Films on Demand; similar pricing has been requested from Alexander Street Press (for their collection of videos across academic disciplines);
•   New York Times site license offer: vendor has agreed to consider SUNY as a single entity in regard to determining bulk discount pricing;
•   Get in touch if your library would like to participate in the next round of the shared nursing ebook collection program (vendor - Stat!Ref) that will potentially commence August 1, 2014;

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   The Open SUNY launch was part of 2014 State of the University address;
•   SCLD is planning a discussion/forum on Open SUNY as part of their Spring 2014 meeting;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY
•   http://open.suny.edu/ is available (including Course/Degree Navigator);


SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
   http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/sunyergy
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/18416096/Ebsco_spreadsheet_campus_questionnaire_by_phase_ns_20130822.xlsx
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/18416096/Policy_Data_Extracts_for_EDS_Implementations.docx
•   http://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/
•   http://www.cvent.com/d/y4qqft
•   http://ffh.films.com/digitallanding.aspx
•   http://alexanderstreet.com/products/vast-academic-video-online
•   http://open.suny.edu/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny




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November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / Re: Campus Updates
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:40:25 AM »
Hi from Albany! 

The latest news is that we're currently holding interviews for a new AD for User Services, to fill the position left vacant when Mary Jane Brustman retired. We've got 4 candidates, and are very hopeful we'll have a great new library faculty member soon!

[Greg Bobish]

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Hello.

More on 12/5/13 Open SUNY summit at http://scld.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/open-suny-summit/

John

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UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (jeschumacher@gmail.com)
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
November 20, 2013


United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Contract Agreement
•   Contracted salary increase 11/6/13 (retroactive)
•    The contract includes new On Call/Recall benefits;
•   PEP Fast Facts Flier (Productivity Enhancement Program)
•   Fast Facts: Contract Pay Dates Flier
•   Fast Facts: Deficit Reducion Program Flier
•   Fast Facts: Part-time Employees

Benefits
•   New dental option (dental HMO) is available; enrollment period ends 12/1/13;

Advocacy
•   Take a look at the new UUP ad that has begun running; “We open doors”
•   Please go to http://uupinfo.org/legislation/advocate.php and send letters in support SUNY Downstate;
Downstate Medical
•   The “Brooklyn Hospitals Safety Net Plan,” is supported by UUP, AFT, NYSUT, CSEA and the Public Employees Federation (PEF);
•   Please take action via the site listed above and here http://savejobsatsunydownstate.org/
   

Additional Information, etc
•   UUP and the Campaign for Higher Education have released reports on MOOCs and other aspects of distance learning;
•   SUNYLA UUP Liaison participated in a panel discussion regarding performance programs and evaluations on 11/18/13;

•   The Winter 2014 Delegate Assembly – February 2,3 (Albany);

•   “UUP in the news” http://uupinfo.org/communications/news.php

Mailing Address:
United University Professions
P.O. Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143

Telephone:
800-342-4206
518-640-6600
518-640-6698 (fax)
866-812-9446 (fax)

Email:
input@uupinfo.org

Web:
http://www.uupinfo.org

Links (in this report)
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/index.php
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/OncallRecallTrifold4Web.pdf
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/PEPfactsheet.pdf
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/PayDatesFactSheetUpdated1013.pdf
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/DRPfactsheet1013.pdf
•   http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/PartTimeFastFacts.pdf
•   http://uupinfo.org/benefits/pages/BTFNewDelta.php
•   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E_BfqW-w0Y&feature=channel_video_title;autoplay=1
•   http://www.brooklynhospitalplan.org/
•   http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1314/131011.php
•   https://uuphost.org/myuup/Registration/PROF/pdf/CapitalRegionHandout2013.pdf


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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
November 20, 2013


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Thanks to participants at the regional meetings to review the One Bib/Shared catalog project (New Paltz-10/30, Hudson Valley-11/8, Potsdam-11/13, FIT-11/15, Alfred-11/20); upcoming – Suffolk-11/12, Buffalo-12/6, Syracuse;
•   Topics for these regional meetings include project update, discussion and questions, review of workflow/policy/procedure documents; thanks to the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD) for their support of the meetings.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Phase 1 campuses have begun the process of implementing EDS;
•   Please remember to provide needed information as listed in the “Policy-Data Extracts for EDS Implementations” document as part of Footprints request for Aleph catalog extracts;
•   The SUNY Digital Repository will be a part of the EDS index/search system; other campuses that are implementing EDS and wish to have their digital repository included are urged to contact the vendor asap;
•   Serials Solutions has provided a blanket a-ok for SUNY institutions to send 360 data extracts to EBSCO for  A-to-Z and LinkSource implementation;
•   Work is underway to include the following as part of EDS/LinkSource implementations: the SUNY ScienceDirect Titles (holdings information), ebrary (Academic Complete and Community College collections) titles;
•   Please be aware that EBSCO is in the midst of upgrading and re-branding their A-to-Z/LinkSource software; Pubfinder (ca. November 2013) and Fulltext Finder (ca. January 2014).
 
Electronic Resources 
•   A handful of SUNYs have made use of a two-years-for-your-Opposing-Viewpoints-price database offer from Gale;
•   New York Times site license offer: vendor has agreed to consider SUNY as a single entity in regard to determining bulk discount pricing;
•   A couple of campuses made use of the recent ScienceDirect “title swap” option.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   SCLD is sponsoring a December 5, 2013 “summit on Open SUNY and SUNY libraries” in Albany; discussion and actions will focus on SCLD taskforce’s report/recommendations;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY
•   See details/notes from the many Open SUNY regional meetings that occurred in the past few months;
•   Karen Gardner-Athey and Laura Murray have been participating in Instructional Design training.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
   http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/sunyergy
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/18416096/Ebsco_spreadsheet_campus_questionnaire_by_phase_ns_20130822.xlsx
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/18416096/Policy_Data_Extracts_for_EDS_Implementations.docx
•   http://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/
•   https://docs.google.com/document/d/10FdqSU9xsFsSfQfABIlGTwMYFsm-d3bT-2QInR5fmlc/edit
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/ontour/



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UUP "Fact Sheet on Seamless Transfer / Core Curriculum"
http://uupinfo.org/reports/guides/SeamlessTransfer913.pdf

"The outdoor luncheon, sponsored by the Albany Chapter, drew more than 250 members on a gorgeous late summer afternoon. They listened as Kowal discussed challenges facing the union—such as seamless transfer, privatization, and the potential separation of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering from UAlbany—and how Albany UUPers can help UUP meet those challenges."
http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1314/130917.php

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September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / Stony Brook
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:32:56 AM »
[re-posting to "Campus Updates" thread    JES]

University Libraries has a new Dean and Director: SUNY Distinguished Librarian  Constantia Constantinou has been named the Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University, effective October 1, 2013.  Constantia comes from SUNY Maritime.  Learn more: http://www.library.stonybrook.edu/dean-2013.  Other good news -- we have hired a new Science Librarian, Clara Tran. 

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September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / Albany
« on: September 20, 2013, 08:36:35 AM »
[re-posted to "Campus Updates" thread    JES]
I'm probably missing tons of stuff since I've been out on sabbatical, but when I do stop in everything seems great!

One thing I'm aware of is that Mary Jane Brustman, our AD for User Services retired this summer, and we're in the process of looking for her replacement. I believe phone interviews are slated to begin in the next couple of weeks. Also our new President will be formally inaugurated this semester and there are tons of events planned around that.

Greg

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UUP Liaison Report
John Schumacher    (jeschumacher@gmail.com)
SUNYLA Executive Board/Council
September 20, 2013


United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Contract Agreement
•   Contract “pay bill” signed 9/6/13 enabling full implementation of contract provisions http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1314/130909N.php
•   “The state implemented the health insurance increases in our Aug. 28 paychecks and will begin the Deficit Reduction pay extraction in the next paycheck.” Also, see http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/UUPHealthInsuranceClarifications.pdf
•   Contract Q and A updated 8/12/13 http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/NegQandA.pdf
•   Please allow for additional progress on union-wide contract issues to proceed prior to additional updates related to process and next steps on Appendix 48 “Executive Level Review of Librarian Issues”; a request for that update is with UUP leadership.

Advocacy
•   Please go to http://uupinfo.org/legislation/advocate.php and send letters in support SUNY Downstate;
•   September 12th rally in support of Downstate http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1314/130912.php
•   UUPers participated in the 50th Anniversary March on Washington http://uupinfo.org/communications/uupdate/1213/130827.php  

Support Downstate Medical
•   Please take action via the site listed above and here http://savejobsatsunydownstate.org/
  




Additional Information, etc
•   The Fall 2013 Delegate Assembly – October 3, 4 (Saratoga Springs);
•   “UUP in the news” http://uupinfo.org/communications/news.php

Mailing Address:
United University Professions
P.O. Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143

Telephone:
800-342-4206
518-640-6600
518-640-6698 (fax)
866-812-9446 (fax)

Email:
input@uupinfo.org

Web:
http://www.uupinfo.org

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