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June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / Re: SLC Update
« Last post by John Schumacher on June 19, 2018, 02:55:52 PM »
Congratulations all.
Note - Ken's name is spelled correctly (first reference) - Ken Fujiuchi, H.  (of Buffalo State College).  Congratulations Ken.
hmm...something on the following should have been included in the OLIS report -

     Renewal Plus of SUNYConnect Databases

Greetings,      [April 11, 2018]
The SUNY Libraries Consortium Board of Directors has accepted the recommendation of the Commercial Products Committee that SUNY enter into a three-year license with EBSCO to provide aggregated database services for the period beginning July 1, 2018.  As you will recall, our current license with EBSCO for these services expires June 30, 2018, and the Commercial Products Committee has been working diligently over the past several months to evaluate options and consider proposals. Taking into account several factors it was determined that EBSCO is the best fit at this time.
The collection of content provided by EBSCO will be just one of the resources bundled under the SUNYConnect database umbrella.  Current access to Gale Virtual Reference, Gale Literary Databases/Resources and Harpweek from ProQuest/ Alexander Street Press will be continued.  In addition to the continuation of the current EBSCO databases we will also have access to “Fuente Académica Plus” which provides researchers with a collection of full-text scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
The attached ... itemizes what we anticipate the charges from SUNY System will be for the SUNYConnect databases for the coming fiscal year (FY18-19).  The terms of the agreement with EBSCO carry a 2% escalation per year [after first year]
We will have a chance to discuss this at the upcoming SLC Members meeting next week, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.  Please also acknowledge the efforts of the Commercial Products Committee members [ca. 4/11/18] ...who worked very hard through the evaluation process:
Jin Guo, Stony Brook
Jean Guyon, Albany
Brenda Hazard, Hudson Valley CC
Stephanie Hess, Binghamton
Charles Lyons, Buffalo
Jenica Rogers, Potsdam
John Schumacher, OLIS
Rebecca Turner, Suffolk CC
cc: SLC Commercial Products Committee

Curtis Kendrick
Dean of Libraries
Binghamton University
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by romanchockm on June 13, 2018, 11:09:42 PM »
As a result of a self-study and outside consultant report, the Alfred University Libraries are reorganizing and rebranding as a more unified academic unit while simultaneously maintaining the distinct  and unique identities of the two campus libraries (Herrick and Scholes). First steps include creating a new administrative structure with one Dean and one Director overseeing both libraries and the formation of several new cross-library teams. Anticipated outcomes include greater collaboration, the sharing of expertise and time, and better efficiency.
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / VP report
« Last post by cg219 on June 13, 2018, 11:33:21 AM »

The New SUNYLA Conference Attendees Reception is set for Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30pm- 6:00pm in Library 3515 (it is the library classroom on the third floor of the library). This year we have 51 individuals - from the RSVPs it looks like we will have a good showing.
Elections - it was a great change over to the electronic voting; for more details see Amanda's email from June 1. The Bylaws change passed. The new officers are Lisa Hoff (Onondaga) as our new 2nd VP/Conference Chair and Bill Jones as our new 1st VP/President Elect. Amanda Lowe was reelected Secretary.  Congratulations to our new officers! For the future - we need to be encouraging our membership to take on these professional roles - these are perfect opportunities for gaining leadership skills and experience.
The 2019 Annual Conference location is still undecided. We are waiting here back from several locations regarding interest.  Any interest??
SUNYLA Meetings for 2018-2019
Albany  - September 21 University Library Cobb Room (main campus)
Delhi - November 11/2
FIT - January  18
March – TBD – conference sites
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on June 13, 2018, 10:19:49 AM »
Hi All,

Conference organizers please mail me any documentation you have relating to the organization of this years annual conference so that they can be sent to UB as part of the sunyla archive.

Jennifer Collins
SUNY Delhi - Resnick Library
454 Delhi Drive
Bush 339
Delhi, New York, 13753
United States
T: 6077454641

Other than that nothing to report. Happy conference.
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / NYLA liaison
« Last post by wlwest on June 13, 2018, 09:49:12 AM »
No report. The ASKS President Jessica Clemons may attend today's meeting.
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / Re: Campus Updates - Delhi
« Last post by cfishner on June 13, 2018, 09:37:21 AM »
Delhi's Resnick Library is undergoing a major building renovation, replacing all of our exterior windows and doors. This means that over the summer we are shifting collections and playing musical offices as we accommodate the window replacements. We are looking forward to no longer using our office window sills as winter time refrigerators however.

The Library has been able to add a lot of great new seating over the last semester, due to student requests. It has been in strong demand, and has been well received by students. Some of the latest programs that students enjoyed included March Madness of Books, Book Water Color Paintings, Bullet Journaling, and Harry Potter Wand Making.

Our newest library addition, Zander James, joined us Monday - his mom Elizabeth Santobuono was very happy to welcome him to the world and the rest of the staff is very excited to meet him! According to mom, he seems like a very chill little man, so far.
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / SLC Update
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on June 13, 2018, 09:31:34 AM »
Voting for three new SLC Board members was completed in March and new members announced at the SLC Spring meeting. Holly Heller-Ross and Tim Arnold rotated off the Board after completing three-year terms, and Patrick Callahan stepped off the Board a year early, due to his upcoming retirement. The following candidates were the top three vote-getters and new Board members:

Ken Fujiuchi, Head, Information Commons, Buffalo State University
Jenica Rogers, Director, Lougheed Learning Commons, SUNY Potsdam
Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY Geneseo

As of the end of the SLC Spring Meeting, Patrick stepped down at SLC Chair, and I (Katie) stepped into that role. Ken Fugiuchi was selected by the Board as the new Vice Chair, and Jenica Rogers as Treasurer. A full list of SLC Board members can be found here:


I’m pleased to announce that Charles O’Bryan, Ph.D. has been appointed as the executive director for SUNY Libraries Consortium, beginning June 28, 2018.

His appointment was the result of a nationwide search. Special thanks to the SLC Executive Director search committee members, and especially to Holly Heller-Ross who served as the committee chair.

SLC Executive Director Search Committee
Holly Heller-Ross, Plattsburgh, Chair
Randy Gadikian, Fredonia               
Jessica Clemons, University at Buffalo
Rebecca Mugridge, University at Albany      
April Davies, Cobleskill
Elizabeth Orgeron, Cobleskill            
Cindy Olbrys, Binghamton University
Maureen Zajkowski, OLIS

Thank you to Binghamton University Libraries, who will be serving as Chuck’s home base. Chuck can be reached at and additional contact information will be posted to the SLC website and shared with the SUNY library community once he begins his role.
June 13, 2018 Council Meeting @ FLCC (Annual) / FACT2 Update
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on June 13, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
The annual Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) took place last month at SUNY Cortland.
Theme: Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher
May 22 - 25, 2018
Videos of the keynote and featured speakers are now on the CPD website:
Keynote Speaker Barbara Oakley, Interim Provost Grace Wang, and Featured Speaker presentations Open for the Public: Practice for a Hopeful Higher Ed (Robin DeRosa), Excelsior Scholarship Reflections of Year 1 Implementation (Patricia Thompson), and The FLEXspace: A One-Stop Shop for Learning Space Design, Pedagogy & Community (Lisa Stephens).


The FACT2 task groups have been set for next year, and are:
1. Artificial Intelligence,
2. Adaptive Learning,
3. Open Pedagogy

Please contact me at if you'd like to volunteer to serve on one of these task groups or could recommend someone at your institution to serve (could be a librarian, library staff, faculty, instructional designer, etc). The composition of the task groups won't be set until August/September, so there is still time to get involved!


Save the Dates:

CIT 2019 – SUNY Purchase
May 28-31, 2019

FACT2 SYMPOSIUM: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
November 9, 2018
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Zimpher Boardroom
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza, Albany NY
The FACT2 Task Group on Mixed Realities invites you to a one-day symposium that explores the emerging role of virtual and augmented reality tools in the teaching-learning and research spaces. The day's events will focus on presentations and discussions about how these emerging tools are being used in academia today. In addition to presentations, there will be an open exposition period for posters and hands-on activities with mixed reality tools.

If you are currently using Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality tools in your teaching or research practice and would like to present, we encourage you to submit an abstract proposal using this application link:   Abstracts must be submitted by August 20th, 2018, decisions by September 30th.
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