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November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / TDG Report
« Last post by jlocascio on November 06, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »
The Midwinter Virtual Conference committee has convened and decided that this year's conference theme is going to be "Moving to Alma/Primo VE: Hindsight is 20/20." The conference will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 10:00 - 2:30 and as always is free.  The Call for Proposals will be coming soon.

Slack is still going strong at 103 members.  In the future I see it being a good place to talk about Alma stuff post implementation so participation is encouraged.
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / Re: Campus Updates - Delhi
« Last post by cfishner on November 02, 2018, 11:04:04 AM »
We held our first Library Con on October 16th and it was amazing! We had 390 students attend the event over the 4 hour period, and we are starting the planning for next year.

Instruction session requests are up, and students are using all library services. OER use on campus has also risen, and the overall program being led by the library staff is still gaining momentum.

The library staff joint Halloween costume this year was "Where the Wild Things Are".
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / FACT2 Report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on November 02, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
The FACT2 Advisory Committee met on Friday, October 17th in Albany NY. I shared information about the WGIL Lightning Talks and several members of the group were very interested in them and thought they might be of interest to the wider FACT2 community. I am to ask if we can share those on the FACT2 Workplace group? I'm happy to post them if it's okay with WGIL and SUNYLA! At the meeting, we also had a working lunch with the SUNY Provost to talk about his priorities for FACT2. He is especially interested in Adaptive Learning.

The FACT2 task groups have been set for next year, and are:
1. Adaptive Learning
2. 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). There is still time to get involved!

Upcoming events:
FACT2 Symposium: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
November 9, 2018
SUNY System Administration, Albany, NY
Learn more & register:
Fee:  $50.00
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / WGIL
« Last post by Logan Rath on November 02, 2018, 10:22:15 AM »
Lightning talks are going well. You can see presentations at
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on November 02, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
Nothing to report at this time.
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / 1st Vice President Report
« Last post by BillJones on November 01, 2018, 11:35:05 PM »
Hello everyone!

On Thursday, November 1st, I sent an email to each campus delegate with a link to a Google Form to help make sure that our delegate list is up-to-date and to provide an opportunity for delegates to share information and ask questions about SUNYLA.  The form should take about three minutes (or less) to complete, and can be found at this link:

I will be closing the form at the end of November.  If you are a delegate, please fill out the form as soon as you can.

Thank you!
Bill Jones
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / NYLA liaison report November 2018
« Last post by wlwest on November 01, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »
Hi Folks,  Nothing to report from NYLA.  Just a reminder that the 2018 NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held in Rochester, NY on November 7 - 10, 2018.
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / President's Report
« Last post by cg219 on November 01, 2018, 03:03:43 PM »
President’s Report November 2018

Personnel Policies Committee– the listserv call for a chair generated 3 responses. The Council selected Mary Timmons from Monroe Community College since she has past committee experience. The other 2 nominees will serve on the committee.

Professional Development Committee: Michelle Bishop notified me that she will be stepping down as chair of the committee and as chair of the Scholarship subcommittee. Andrea Kingston will take on the role of chair of the Scholarship subcommittee. Lisa Errico will serve as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee but there is still a need for another co-chair. I will put a call out next week.

Emily Kilcer sent her proposal for a SUNYLA Scholarly Communications Committee (see attached) 

The SUNY Academic Programs Committee website still lists the 2017/2018 Committee members. I tried contacting the past chair for an update on committee and the possibility of SUNYAL representation. I received no responses.

I thank all delegates, officers, and members for making SUNYLA shine.

Next meeting: FIT - January  18, 2019
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / Membership Report _ November 2018
« Last post by cg219 on November 01, 2018, 02:45:48 PM »
Membership Development Committee Report – November 2018
Here are the latest membership stats:
Current members: 246
Delegates: 59

Bill and I still need to work out the Delegate Packet. We have compiled a list of items but need to fine-tune the logistics.
I pulled the membership flyer and I have someone at work updating pictures and information (e.g., student non-fee). If you have any current pictures you would like added, please send them my way. I am using pictures from social media.


Logan added listserv information to the Membership Message. It now reads:

Thanks for being a SUNYLA member! Check out your membership benefits here:
We've received your payment and processed your membership as of 2018-09-23 (Formatted: YYYY-MM-DD). Your membership will be valid through 2018-09-23 (Formatted: YYYY-MM-DD).

Please join our listservs to keep up with current SUNYLA events and opportunities.  The SUNYLA-L listserv is open to anyone interested in topics relating to the SUNY Librarians Association or SUNY Libraries in general.  To send messages:
Other SUNYLA listserv information is at

Many thanks! Carol Anne

Your SUNYLA membership number is:  .

Logan configured the database logistics for the free 2 year library student membership.   The next step is to work with Katherine on editing the website and adding student membership information.

Logan and I are still working on the Lifetime Membership details for the:
*An option on the membership form
*A blurb for the webpage
*Add a PayPal option for this - PayPal form will need several options - Age dependent
* Update member expiry date to 12/31/9999 to indicate lifetime membership

Once again - To all the delegates - please nudge your colleagues to renew their memberships or join.

Carol Anne
November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / Treasurer's report
« Last post by GregB on November 01, 2018, 01:47:14 PM »
Hi, I've attached the report, everything looks good! We have $25,353.08 in the main account, and $15,418.59 in paypal. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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