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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Professional Development Committee report
« Last post by kmyers on November 20, 2017, 11:42:16 AM »
In October, the SUNYLA Professional Development Grant committee approved full funding of $500 to Curt Friehs, of SUNY College at Old Westbury, to attend the American Library Association’s Mid-Winter Conference in Denver, Colorado in February 2018. Curt currently serves on the RUSA-CODES Outstanding Reference Sources Committee.

Respectfully submitted,
Kim Myers
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on November 03, 2017, 10:15:51 AM »
Nothing to report
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / IDS Project Liaison Report
« Last post by sullivm on November 03, 2017, 10:15:45 AM »
IMPORTANT!
Bill Jones has taken a new position at SUNY Geneseo as the Digital Resources and Systems Librarian.

IDS Project is now using LibAnswers to collect trouble tickets and questions regarding IDS Logic and Mentor Support.  In the past, libraries have emailed Bill Jones directly for support.  Please use LibAnswers so that the new support team can answer your questions.

The address to for Logic Support is:  logic@idsproject.libanswers.com
The address to for Mentor Support is:  help@idsproject.libanswers.com

The Metro User Group will be held at SUNY Optometry on Nov. 7th.  We have already held the Western and Eastern User Group meetings and had approximately 60 people turn out for the gatherings.

IDS is working with OCLC on the development of Tipasa APIs.  OCLC’s estimates that the APIs will be ready in 2019.  IDS will be working with OCLC to determine when Tipasa is ready for IDS libraries to migrate.

IDS is working to get all member libraries up on the new Article Gateway in the next few months.  Article Gateway automates the Rule of 5 and can determine if it is cheaper to borrow through ALIAS or purchase the article from Reprints Desk or Get It Now, if it doesn't meet the Rule of 5.  This new automation has had a dramatic impact on the time article requests have taken.

The Annual IDS Project Conference will be held at Utica College on July 26th-27th, 2018.  The annual All-Region User Group will be held on the July 25th, 2018.
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by Rebecca Hyams on November 03, 2017, 08:56:55 AM »
Maritime:

Since our last update, we had two more additions in our library. Chante Hope is our new Instruction and Outreach Librarian and Adele Merlino is our new Educational Technologist. Both came on and jumped right in and we're super happy to have both of them. Once the Library Director search (currently in progress) finishes we will go back to being fully-staffed for the first time since the end of February.

This year we had all 18 sections of the freshman seminar class LEAD 101 come to the library over the span of a week for library orientation, in an event we called "LEAD Week". We did a library scavenger hunt game (using Tompkins-Cortland's Library Quest format) and it went over really well.

We recently launched our ArchivesSpace site, allowing users to search our physical archival collections easily. Over the past year Annie Tummino has worked to get our legacy finding aids entered into the system, assisted by other members of the library staff and student workers. It can be viewed here: http://sunymaritimearchives.libraryhost.com/

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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / UUP Liaison's Report
« Last post by Danharms on November 03, 2017, 12:00:55 AM »
Dan Harms, UUP Liaison to SUNYLA

N. Y. Unions Brace for High-Stakes Supreme Court Ruling
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/n-y-unions-brace-for-high-stakes-supreme-court-ruling/article_cde6f82e-cf46-5975-a2fe-170be75e26ae.html

SUNY's Charter School Teacher Training Plan Skirts Standards, Accountability
http://uupinfo.org/communications/2017releases/171011.php

Don't forget to vote on the Constitutional Convention question on the back of the ballot next Tuesday!

For discussion at the meeting: Open Access under SUNY Copyright Policy. Relevant links for the discussion:

http://system.suny.edu/academic-affairs/faculty/faculty-ownership/
http://library.stonybrook.edu/openaccess/policy/
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I attended the planning meeting in September and since that time I've been working with the Programs and Awards Committee on the criteria surrounding the Conversations in the Disciplines call for proposals that will come out. I will forward that call to the SUNYLA list once it's available.

As an ongoing reminder, SUNY is interested in increasing its number of Distinguished Librarians. However to do that it requires a good base of individuals at either Librarian (state ops) or Professor (community colleges). Full Professors can be nominated by their campus for the Distinguished rank. The current guidelines are listed here: http://system.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/academic-affairs/distinguished-faculty-ranks/2015-2017-Distinguished-Guidelines.pdf

--Logan
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / WGIL Report
« Last post by Logan Rath on November 02, 2017, 10:23:11 PM »
WGIL has started the process to set up a WordPress site to share information relevant to information literacy instruction (lesson plans, learning activities, etc). We're currently recruiting members to generate content and we've worked with Katherine Brent to set up the site.

Logan had a conversation with Dr. Gwen Kay (University Faculty Senate President) and shared the work we did in 2013 surrounding SUNY General Education for Information Management. General Education will (hopefully) be revised in the next 3-4 years.
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Campus Update-Cobleskill
« Last post by AprilDavies on November 02, 2017, 09:03:28 PM »
Library Dean Beth Orgeron is currently in Philadelphia for the Educause conference.

April Davies (me) leaves for the Charleston Conference this weekend. April is part of the Acquisitions working group for the Alma migration and is representing SUNYLA on the search committee for the SLC (SCLD) executive director.

The Library's annual chili cook-off was a hit once again. Librarian Peter Barvoets took the prize for Most Unique and one of the student assistants in the Circ department (Katie, culinary major) won Best Tasting. Voting was by the tasters, we had nothing to do with them winning.  :)

Our annual book sale continues until Thanksgiving break. Come visit and do some shopping. I'll even give you a SUNYLA discount.
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Publications Report
« Last post by AprilDavies on November 02, 2017, 08:48:51 PM »
Publications Committee Report
November 3, 2017

Activities:
•   The October newsletter went out on Halloween. The next issue is February. I urge chairs and officers to consider submitting—a plug for the grants program, publicity for the annual conference, etc.
•   Social media update: up to 222 FB followers; holding at 249 on Twitter. Engagement on FB posts has been good of late. The one for the October newsletter reached 789 people!

Current members:
April Davies, chair  (Cobleskill)
Jennifer DeVito  (Stony Brook)
Sherry Larson-Rhodes (Geneseo)
Jill Locascio  (Optometry)
Christian Poehlmann  (Albany)
Jennifer Smathers  (Brockport)
Susanna Van Sant  (TC3)
Brandon West  (Geneseo)
Lydia Willoughby  (New Paltz)


Respectfully submitted,
April Davies
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November 3, 2017 Council Meeting @ Albany / Treasurer's report
« Last post by GregB on November 02, 2017, 03:10:05 PM »
Hi, our bank balance is $19,903.63, and we have $10,013.85 in paypal as of today, so we're still doing good. Details are in the attached spreadsheet. Looking forward to seeing all of you in person tomorrow!

Greg
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