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November 19, 2010 @ Onondaga / Brockport report for Nov. meeting
« on: November 12, 2010, 09:37:13 AM »
At Brockport:

The archives folks are continuing to support the celebration of the school's 175th anniversary.

Much discussion about possible building rehabs in upcoming building cycle.

Also much discussion tying into the above re a "vision" for the library.

Four of us are in a campus "learning community" focus on technology and learning.

Continue to experiement with e-books, Kindles etc.

Will be running an "electronic gadgets" expo in the library soon in partnership with IT staff.

September 10, 2010 @ Onondaga / Brockport
« on: September 02, 2010, 02:54:59 PM »
This summer's SUNYLA meeting was held at Brockport of course, and seemed to go off well by all accounts. Thanks to all who helped put it on or who came and took part! Brockport librarians took an active part on the webinar series this summer, many staff participating, and our own Logan Rath helped out in putting on the series.

Lots going on for the fall, one librarian is taking part in a NYLA discussion re single service points (merging circ & ref etc.), others gearing up for instruction, (which is why I will miss the meeting next week, to teach a class here)the return of students and greatly increased reference traffic and other seasonal tasks. This year we are looking at a trial to the ebrary online book service which should be interesting. (

This is also the college's 175th anniversary this year, thus keeping Mary Jo Gigliotti, librarian and college archivist busy, as well as her new assistant, yours truly, returning to archives work after a number of years away full time in reference land.

We also have a retirement, a long time (30 year plus) acquisitions clerk, a big transition for our tech services area headed by Jennifer Smathers.

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