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March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / TDG Report
« Last post by jlocascio on March 27, 2018, 03:06:57 PM »
The mock election using Electionrunner was a success and the software does everything that we need it to do.  I recommend we move forward with purchasing it for the SUNYLA election. The cost for 300 voters is $29.

SUNYLA midwinter was on February 2 went well. We got a lot of great feedback from participants who like the set-up of the event. Overall we had 278 registered.

March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / Metro Report
« Last post by jlocascio on March 27, 2018, 03:03:21 PM »
Metro’s next symposium will be May 31 – June 1 and is titled: (Mis)informed: Propaganda, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Our Culture
They are currently accepting submissions for the symposium and will be through  Friday, April 13.

Learn more and submit a proposal at:
March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / Treasurer's report
« Last post by GregB on March 23, 2018, 10:04:37 AM »
Better late than never! We have a balance of 13,141.77 currently in the main account. There is 14,449.44 in paypal, and there is 5,331.60 in vendor money currently on the way to the conference chair to pay conference bills.

See attached spreadsheet for details! :)
March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / NYLA liaison report March 2018
« Last post by wlwest on March 23, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
No report at this time - Wendy
March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / SLC Update
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 23, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Patrick and Katie are both at other events today and cannot make the meeting.


SLC Spring Meeting
Registration now open through SUNY CPD:
April 18-20, Syracuse, NY
Open to all members of SLC institutions and invited guests

SLC Board
Voting is now open for two new members of the SLC Board. Each institution can vote once and should select two candidates.  Voting ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29.  Results will be shared the following week. A list of candidates is below:

Ken Fujiuchi, Head, Information Commons, Buffalo State University. Ken is well known in SUNY. He is very knowledgeable about all the issues SUNY libraries are currently grappling with, including OER, repositories, and library management systems. Ken is also an original thinker and problem solver and is very collegial. He will provide valuable insight and direction to the SLC Board. [Recommended by Marc Bayer, Director]

Jenica Rogers, Director, Lougheed Learning Commons, SUNY Potsdam. Jenica P. Rogers is the Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons at SUNY Potsdam. Jenica’s background in librarianship is in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. The Lougheed Learning Commons is a hub of non-classroom academic space which includes the College Libraries, College Archives, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, College Makerspace, and Honors Program, and is dedicated to exploring and expanding the boundaries and intersections of traditional classroom instruction and applied learning activities. Jenica’s current professional interests are constantly expanding and all revolve around the intersections in higher education — the places that classroom learning, student identity, libraries, the internet, scholarly communication, and authentic experiences collide. As a member of the SLC Board, Jenica hopes to bring her experience with vendors, faculty, and higher education administration to the table, to advocate for solutions that actually solve our problems, not just push them off a few more years, and to add to the voices who represent the needs and the goals of the smaller libraries in our consortium.

Beth Orgeron, Library Dean, SUNY Cobleskill. As library dean at SUNY Cobleskill for the past nine years, I have served as a past chair of the former SCLD, participated in the advisory team that worked with Ithaka to develop the SLC, and most recently, I am serving on the search committee for the first executive director of the SLC. I have experience serving on an executive board (Four County Library system), and I have a keen interest in being part of growth and development of our new SLC. Also, I am available to travel as needed for meetings. Cobleskill is relatively centrally located and, I have the expressed support of my provost to take on this opportunity.

Cori Wilhelm, Interim Director of Library Services, SUNY Canton. Cori Wilhelm is the Interim Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. She earned her MLS at University at Buffalo and became an academic librarian in 2012. After serving as SLLC’s Assistant Director for 4 years, she became Interim Director in 2016. She serves as the OER Program Lead for her campus, and is currently working with her campus administration and faculty to get OER off the ground at Canton.

Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY Geneseo. I have experience serving on a variety of different library related boards and teams. For example, I currently serve as a member of the IDS Project Advisory Council, IDS Project Admin Team, and SUNY OER Services Advisory Council. In my previous position as library director at Georgetown College (Ky.), I served as a member of the board of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA). I chaired the Special Libraries Section. I also served as a member of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) Library Directors and as a chair of this group before accepting my current position. These experiences and opportunities have positioned me to be an effective member of the SLC Board, and I welcome the opportunity to serve as a potential member of the SLC Board.

Executive Director Search
On behalf of the SUNY Library Consortium Board of Directors and the Executive Director search committee (Cindy Olbrys, Jessica Clemens, Rebecca Mugridge, Maureen Zajkowski, Randy Gadikian, April Davies, Beth Orgeron, and myself), I am very pleased to announce the finalist candidates for the SLC Executive Director position.
Charles  O’Bryan, Library Director SUNY Oneonta will be interviewing the afternoon of Monday March 26th and Mark A. Smith, Associate Dean of Libraries Alfred University will be interviewing Tuesday March 27th,  at Binghamton University. Their resumes (personal contact information redacted) are attached for your review.
Each candidate will offer an Open Presentation on the following topic: The SLC is a new consortia that will be inclusive of its members, SUNY and beyond.  What does it mean to operate as a consortia in the 21st century? How have consortia, especially in higher education or specifically to libraries, been able to affect positive change for our stakeholders? How might you define success in your role as our new SLC ED?
You are all invited to join the Open Presentations by WebEx  (these will be recorded) and also to provide feedback on the candidates.
(These links were sent out in the email)

March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / Ad Hoc Advocacy
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 23, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
Library Advocacy Day was February 28th, for more information, see here:

ALA's Annual National Library Legislative Day is being held in Washington, D.C. May 7 - 8, 2018.  For more information, see here:

No other updates from our last meeting.

March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / FACT2 Report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 23, 2018, 09:15:37 AM »
Next meeting is at CIT.

CIT 2018 Registration is Now Open!
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 27th annual Conference on Instruction & Technology.  CIT 2018 – Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher, takes place May 22-25, 2018 on the campus of SUNY Cortland.
This year’s conference features a keynote address by Barbara Oakley.  Barbara is a New York Times best-selling author and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow.  She is involved in multiple areas of research, ranging from STEM education, to engineering education, to learning practices.
Register now to take advantage of our early bird price of $250 for SUNY participants!  SUNY campuses that are members of the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) can use their points to pay for registration, workshops, and on-campus housing.
To register go to
We look forward to seeing you at CIT 2018!
March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / UUP Report
« Last post by Danharms on March 22, 2018, 10:26:37 PM »
United University Professions Liaison Report
Dan Harms

I'll have more extensive comments in the meeting on this and other matters.

Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31

March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / President's Report
« Last post by cfishner on March 22, 2018, 09:09:33 PM »
I encourage anyone interested in running for an executive board position to reach out to VP/President Elect Carol Anne Germain to get your name on the ballot for April's elections. Being an active member of the SUNYLA leadership has been an amazing opportunity, and has led to some wonderful connections across SUNY. I hope to see a slate of candidates that represents all of the talents and diversity that we have across our libraries.

Planning for this year's annual conference is well underway. The conference committee has been doing a lot of work to prepare a program and activities to meet everyone's needs. We will be getting a first hand look during the meeting on Friday at the campus and facilities.

The spring SLC meeting will be held April 18-20th in Syracuse. Voting for new SLC Board Members is happening now, and is open through March 29th. Each campus gets one vote; I encourage you to speak with your directors to offer your opinions on the candidates.  The search for the SLC Executive Director is well underway, WebEx presentations will be happening next week. Everyone is invited to view and comment. Please see the SLC report for more details on all of the candidates.
March 23, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC / Re: Campus Updates - Delhi
« Last post by cfishner on March 22, 2018, 08:58:33 PM »
Delhi has had a very active and successful year so far.

Katelyn Baroody joined us in August as our new Assessment and Instruction Librarian. While a NY native, Kate has lived most recently in New Orleans while completing her MLS from UB. Kate has jumped right in learning Delhi's assessment plan and helping to revitalize our library assessment projects. She has some great suggestions if you are attending ALA in June!

The Resnick Library has been working hard to re-assess space usage and student needs. We are adding a whole new collection of furniture to the silent study area of the library; have added new cubicles to our quiet study areas; and are constructing a new small group study room.

A student favorite program, March Madness of Books, was back this year with theme being Children's Picture Books. We are down to the final four, and our students have some strong opinions and are voting hard. We will know our winner at the end of next week.
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