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March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / FACT2 Report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 27, 2020, 10:30:11 AM »
report attached :)
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / SLC Update
« Last post by cfishner on March 27, 2020, 10:27:01 AM »
The SLC Board has met twice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We drafted a response supporting the ALA and ACRL statements on all libraries being closed, and have disseminated that to the SLC membership to use on their campuses as they see best.

We have also worked on a plan to get all campuses an online chat service so that as they move services online, they will have that option as a one time aid measure (there were 7 libraries with no chat options). We have worked with Springshare to be able offer LibAnswers, and hope to look at a consortia deal for next year.

AVON trial system wide going on - looking at how campuses respond - seems to be a lot of overlap with Kanopy and a lot of good content.

SLC spring meeting - we are looking at moving this to an online meeting, but over the same dates (June 8-10), stay tuned for more details.

There are 3 Board positions open - please consider running for a position. Nominations due by April 3rd to Katie Ghidou

Respectfully, Carrie
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / UUP Liaison Report
« Last post by Danharms on March 27, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
UUP Liaison Report
Dan Harms, UUP Liaison to SUNYLA

UUP COVID-19 Resources, including Links to Health Organization

NYSUT Seeks Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

Tell Albany: Protect SUNY during the Coronavirus Crisis

UUP, SUNY Agree to Pilot Telecommuting Program

Kowal: Poor Federal Leadership Has Led to Hospital Shortages
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / OLIS SUNYLA Council Report
« Last post by KarenGardner-Athey on March 27, 2020, 09:40:23 AM »

OLIS has been holding regular webinars focused on COVID-19 issues;

Work on the redesign of the OLIS website continues;

Footprints, the OLIS Service Request system has been replaced by Team Dynamix. The OLIS link is found at:

SUNY Library Shared Services

The Central Discovery Index (CDI) Task Force is continuing to test the CDI and is working with Ex Libris to resolve identified issues.

The Network E-Resource Task Force has been meeting to discuss whether not centralized management of shared e-resources is feasible, and if so, what criteria should be used to identify candidates for management. The group expects to present its findings by mid-March

In an effort to continue to improve discovery usability, SUNY is working with Thirdiron, the makers or Libkey, on SUNY-wide (optional) procurement.  Libkey integrates with Primo/Alma to significantly improve the user experience by reducing the amount of clicks to get to full text content.  Additionally, users will be able to have a more visually appealing experience through the use of the Browzine platform.

SUNY’s 5-year master agreement with OCLC for a variety of services is reaching an end, with the final 1-year renewal for FY 21 being worked out now.  Shannon Pritting is working on reviewing long-term strategies for working with OCLC with a cross-sector group comprised of Karen Gelles (Farmingdale), Marianne Muha and Joe Riggie (Buff State), Jan Waterhouse (U Albany), Anne Bouvier (U Buffalo), and Alaina Nuth (Geneseo).  The cross-sector group will present issues, strategies, and opportunities at the June 2020 SLC Meeting.

March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / LACUNY Report
« Last post by Rebecca Hyams on March 27, 2020, 09:39:48 AM »
Hi everyone, from my apartment in the Bronx! I apologize, but I have two other meetings scheduled up against this one this morning, so I won't be in this meeting.

The LACUNY institute, that had been scheduled for early May, has been postponed for obvious reasons. They have not decided on a new date yet, but when that's available we will let everyone know. They are, however, offering refunds to anyone who already registered if they don't plan on attending the event whenever it may be held.

Three recipients from CUNY libraries were selected to receive travel grants of the $600 each. The recipients are Colleen Bradley-Sanders (Brooklyn College), Junior Tidal (City Tech), and Jeffrey Delgado (Kingsborough).

And then in not-LACUNY but CUNY libraries news, our Alma migration is still going ahead as scheduled. We just had to move all of our training to online training. Also, Polly Thistlethwaite has been named Interim University Dean for Library Services. We have been assured that a search will take place for permanent person in this position.
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Promotion & Tenure ad hoc
« Last post by cfishner on March 27, 2020, 09:38:18 AM »
With the shift to a virtual conference, we will be meeting soon (watch email for a Doodle poll) to figure out how to change our pre-conference session to a virtual format. If anyone would like to offer their services as a mentor, please contact Carrie at

March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Archivist Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on March 27, 2020, 09:25:22 AM »
Nothing to report at this time.

Everyone, please stay safe!
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by Jenny Collins on March 27, 2020, 09:24:30 AM »
SUNY Delhi, like many other campuses, made the decision to close the library for the remainder of the semester. Librarians and library staff will be working remotely to continue to provide essential library services like reference, instruction, and research assistance. Although all of our planned programs for the remainder of the semester have been canceled we're now looking at ways to provide programming through zoom and Facebook. Plans are in the works to do an abbreviated version of our Ugly Art Night Program and we have been working on a lib guide to gathering together all of the free online tours and streaming being offered during the COVID-19 outbreak. Jenny Collins is training two of the library staff to perform basic archiving duties during the pandemic.

Keep on keeping on, all!
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Personnel Policies Committee Report
« Last post by mtimmons on March 27, 2020, 08:31:03 AM »
Personnel Policies Committee Report - No report.

Plans to work with IPEDS data kind of fell apart.....
March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / Metro
« Last post by jlocascio on March 27, 2020, 01:40:11 AM »
As of Monday, March 9, METRO has closed indefinitely as they attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In the meantime they are offering remote events like “Managing a Branch Library From Home” as well as “Moving Library Instruction and Reference Services Offsite”

Check out for more details.

Additionally, they have established a Slack related to Covid-19 discussion and what it means for libraries, etc.

 They also have started a weekly community Zoom chat as well
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