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March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by leah on April 16, 2019, 01:09:56 PM »
The first annual Geneseo Maker Fest was held on March 30, 2019.  Nearly 200 people attended, and several families stayed for the entire day. 
A variety of individuals and organizations ran maker stations and demonstrations, including SUNY Geneseo students, Milne Library staff, The Finger Lakes Community Woodshop, Rochester LEGO User Group, MakeAcademy, and numerous community members who wished to share their creative and technical knowledge with others.
Kudos to Michelle Costello, Education and Community Engagement Librarian; and Tracy Paradis, Digital Collections & Archives Librarian, for organizing this community outreach event.

Creative Commons’ founding member and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig delivered the keynote address for SUNY Open Education Resources Week at Geneseo in March.

A warm welcome to Alessandra Otero, who became Milne Library’s newest Research Instruction Librarian in March 2019.  She brings to Milne her years of experience and knowledge in academic research, information literacy,  library instruction, research and reference services, scholarly communication, data management, and library promotion. Alessandra originally hails from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, “a town known for its college and tasty mangos.” She has a Master’s Degree in Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Theory of Art from the University of Puerto Rico.

A warm welcome to Teddy Gyamfi , who joined Milne in March 2019 as the Library Evening Access Services Manager.
Teddy brings an extensive background of operations management, marketing, community outreach, customer service, and supervisory positions in non-profit, public, private, and library settings. Teddy has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from SUNY Binghamton.

Best wishes and congratulations to Donna Ayers, who retired in March 2019, after 14 years of service to Milne Library.
The committee is still in the process of ramping up. There is no news to report for this meeting.

Submitted by:
Emily Kilcer (she/her)
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Dewey Graduate Library | University at Albany | 518.442.3686
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on March 15, 2019, 10:30:40 AM »
Reminder to the secretary to please email me meeting notes so I can add them to the file. Nothing else to report right now, happy Friday all!
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / WGIL Report
« Last post by Logan Rath on March 15, 2019, 10:27:13 AM »
We are recruiting more lightning round talks and discussing our name, but are not ready to share anything at this time.

On April 2nd at 10am there will be a Public Services Town Hall Meeting to discuss everything ALMA/Primo related for instruction & public services librarians.

We are also submitting our general education work to the SUNY General Education group that just developed a green paper.
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / FACT2 Report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 15, 2019, 09:46:25 AM »
The FACT2 Advisory Council met on February 8th in Albany, NY.

- There was a lot of discussion around the Open SUNY whitepaper and the changes it proposes for online learning in SUNY. You can read the whitepaper here:
- Updates from the Open Pedagogy and Adaptive Learning task groups.
- FACT2 is thinking of rebranding. Right now it stands for SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). Would keep the same acronym but change the T words.
- FACT2 has groups on Workplace for the campus reps and also the advisory council. If SUNYLA wants to utilize Workplace more or differently (we have a group) and needs help Kelly Williamson at CPD is the go-to person. Or let me know and I can contact her. 
- Registration is now open for CIT 2019 at SUNY Purchase:

Our next meeting is April 12, also in Albany, NY.
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / Empire
« Last post by sarahmorehouse on March 15, 2019, 08:44:28 AM »
The library participated in OER week this year, offering a webinar on Monday in conjunction with Mike Daly from FMCC.

We have two separate OER projects funded by SUNY grants this year - another set of McKnight Fellows who are converting individual courses to be >51% OER, and the entire MALET grad program (Masters in Learning and Educational Technology)!

Heather Shalhoub is leading our Alma/Primo conversion adventure.

The college's Open Access/Repository working group is starting to gather momentum, and the library has secured a place at the table for the decisions that need to be made.
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / OLIS Report
« Last post by KarenGardner-Athey on March 15, 2019, 04:25:35 AM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
Karen Gardner-Athey (
March 15, 2019

SUNY Library Services Platform (LSP)
•   Campuses and the LSP Implementation Team are busy with Alma configuration forms;
•   Weekly meetings/calls/training are underway with campus representatives, project managers and Ex Libris;
•   Shared Servers: Any Requests for data cleanup submitted to OLIS via Footprints Fri, Apr 26; 
•   Shared Servers: Deadline for Data Cleanup: Aleph to be used only for regular activities until Appropriate Group Freeze. Fri, May 24; 
•   Monthly LSP update webinar will be held on March 15 at 2:00;
•   LSP FAQs are available;
•   Significant product documentation on Alma and Primo is available at the Ex Libris Knowledge Center (no logon necessary);
•   Stay up to date on developments via LSP website and/or the new sunylsp email list;

Open Educational Resources
•   SUNY OER Champion events were recently held at Suffolk County Community College and Buffalo State College;
•   Series of Lumen Waymaker Course webinars held this week;
•   OER Workshop will be held at Weschester Community College on 3/20;
•   OER Community Course has been successfully deployed and getting great reviews.  More about this course may be found at:

SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)

•   New SLC email list has been established initially using the SCLD-l subscriber list; get in touch if additional subscriptions are needed/desired;
•   Carrie Fishner, Director of Resnick Library at the SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, is the newest member of the SLC Board. Carrie is stepping in to fill an open position and her term runs through the SLC Spring Meeting in 2021. Carrie is also on the SUNYLA Executive Committee, and is currently the past SUNYLA President;
•   SLC Board monthly meetings scheduled for 3/7/2019, 4/4/2019, and 5/2/2019, as well as a half day meeting for 3/13/2019. You can submit questions and agenda items for the Board meetings through Executive Director, Chuck O’Bryan (;

•   OLIS continues to support the migration to the ALMA LSP;  Maureen Zajkowski and Gail Pawlowski have been deep in data migration as well as other migration activities;
•   Maureen Zajkowski visited Stony Brook University to meet with Darren Chase to discuss a variety of Scholarly Communications issues;

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our web site -
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog 

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March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / 1st Vice President Report
« Last post by BillJones on March 14, 2019, 09:29:43 PM »
Hello, SUNYLA!

It's that time again - the Nomination Committee is seeking nominations for 1st Vice President/President-Elect, 2nd Vice President/Conference Chair, and Treasurer.  Any member current with their dues is eligible to run for a position.  Please let me know by emailing if you are interested in running for any of these positions or please encourage your colleagues who are looking to expand their leadership endeavors.  Elections are typically in April and will be held by electronic ballot.

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 (2020) including overseeing the various committees.  The 2nd VP will serve as a liaison between the conference library and SUNYLA.

The Treasurer serves for two years, and may be re-elected.  The Treasurer receives, records, holds, and distributes all monies of the Association in accordance with Policy on the Expenditure of Association Funds; maintains a record of paid members and forwards names of Delegates to the Membership Committee Chairperson; prepares a written annual statement of accounts for Membership; and makes recommendations to the Council for changes in procedures, spending limits, and policies.

More information on each of these positions can be found at:

Thank you,
Bill Jones
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / President's Report
« Last post by cg219 on March 14, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
President’s Report March 2019
A BIG thank you to all who worked on SUNYLA Midwinter 2019 (especially Michelle Eichelberger, Rosanne Humes, Rebecca Hyams, Bill Jones, Jill Locascio, and Carrie Marten; a shoutout to Katherine Brent for the Zoom support). This committee organized an excellent set of speakers and had a phenomenal turnout. Looking forward to midwinter 2020.

I contacted many of the chairs and liaisons of SUNYLA and SUNYLA affiliates to thank them for their service and our appreciation for their reports and meeting attendance. I will follow up with the remaining before the annual meeting.
This year, there were two Distinguished Librarian Professorships - Michael Huang (Stony Brook) and Edward Komara (Canton). Does SUNYLA want to do anything official to honor these individuals? Should they be highlighted in the newsletter and/or website?
As noted in the agenda, we will need leadership on the Professional Development Committee. April Broughton is exploring the role. Does anyone wish to co-chair; or have a suggestion for a co-chair?

At the January meeting, Dan Harms brought up the topic of academic freedom for librarians. He generously drafted a statement that we will discuss in Old Business.
Next meeting: Onondaga Community College – Annual Conference June 12
March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / UFS Programs and Awards Committee
« Last post by otmorey on March 14, 2019, 05:13:57 PM »
University Faculty Senate Programs and Awards Committee report.
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