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March 22, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Buffalo State / Second VP Report
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:04:20 PM »
I will give this in person at the meeting.

March 21, 2013
I apologize for being late with my report. SUNYLA planning and what not …
1. CIT 2013 is at SUNYIT. This year’s keynote is Bryan Alexander from NITLE. A big theme this
year will be Open SUNY. The Provost David Lavallee will join us again and Chancellor Zimpher
should be there as well.
2. The SUNY Online Learning Summit was a great conference this year. Incredible speakers all
around. I would encourage librarians to consider attending this conference.
3. The 3Ts just wrapped up and was another great conference. Although attendance was low
feedback so far has been very positive.
4. The last round of IITGs are under review. I will announce the wards on the council and was as
the SUNYLA listserv.
5. With Open SUNY being discussed on the FACT2 Council I thought I would share that what
Open SUNY will look like in the end is going to depend on input from everyone in SUNY. I think
library’s in SUNY should make this a priority conversation on their campus and across our
organization. There is so much to think about including, but not limited to access to content
through federated ID. Are we prepared to serve 100K additional SUNY students with our current
staffing levels? Should we think systemness when we discuss supporting students in SUNY?
How do we address Open SUNY in our libraries?
Respectfully submitted,
Mark McBride

SUNYLA 2013 will be held at Buffalo State June 12 - 14. You can submit proposals at Deadline for proposals is March 11, 2013.

David Wiley has agreed to keynote. Here is a bibliography of his scholarship. David is a strong advocate for Open Education and Open Access.

Jan. 17, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY New Paltz / FACT 2
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:22:45 PM »
SUNY IITGs were announced Deadline is March 1st, 2013

3Ts 2013 will be held at Empire State College March 15th, 2013.

If you haven't yet, I would read the transcript or watch the video from the Chancellor's State of the University address.

Don't forget SUNY CIT 2013 at SUNYIT, May 21-24, 2013
Keynote is Bryan Alexander from NITLE.

Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica / SUNYLA 2013
« on: November 15, 2012, 01:07:11 PM »
SUNYLA 2013 will be at Buffalo State June 12 - 14. The theme will be official Monday the 19th and I will email council.
The membership social will take place Wednesday night at Campus House, our faculty club that is managed by our Hospitality and Tourism program.
The keynote is still be discussed. Here are some of the names named.
Larry Lessig
Neeru Khosla
David Wiley
Alison Head
Clay Shirky
Cable Green
Leslie Chan
Peter Suber
Karen Coyle
Brewster Kahle

Update on theme ideas -

The New Open: how are you responding?
Opening Minds, Inspiring Tomorrow
SUNYLA 2013: We're not your parents library anymore
SUNYLA 2013: Taking the road less traveled
SUNYLA 2013: We're Open
SUNYLA 2013: 'insert tag cloud'
You can create a Wordle from the results.

Keynote ideas

Larry Lessig - A Harvard professor and founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, this fiery believer foresaw the response a threatened content industry would have to digital technology -- and he came to the aid of the citizenry. As corporate interests have sought to rein in the forces of Napster and YouTube, Lessig has fought back with argument -- take his recent appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting the extension of copyright protection from 50 to 70 years -- and with solutions: He chairs Creative Commons, a nuanced, free licensing scheme for individual creators. Lessig possesses a rare combination of lawerly exactitude and impassioned love of the creative impulse. Applying both with equal dedication, he has become a true hero to artists, authors, scientists, coders and opiners everywhere.

Neeru Khosla --Neeru Khosla is currently the Co-Founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit organization, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide. Mrs. Khosla currently serves as a member on several advisory boards, including The Nueva Schools Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors for High Tech High Schools Graduate School of Education, the Advisory Board for the Wikimedia Foundation, the Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, the Advisory Board for Stanford University's School of Education, and is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the Design School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University.

David Wiley
Dr. David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. David also serves as Associate Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling with responsibility for the research unit, where he directs the Open Education Group. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world.

Alison Head

Alison Head, Ph.D., is Project Information Literacy's Executive Director and Lead Researcher. She is also a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington's Information School. She led the 2007 exploratory information literacy study, which was a forerunner to Project Information Literacy. The study was conducted at Saint Mary's College of California (2007), where Head taught as the Disney Visiting Professor in New Media for 10 years. Head earned her Ph.D. and MLS from U.C. Berkeley in Library and Information Science and was a Visiting Scholar, studying Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford University. From 2008 through July 2012, she co-directed PIL with Michael B. Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor in the University of Washington's Information School.

Clay Shirky
is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He has a joint appointment at New York University (NYU) as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Assistant Arts Professor in the New Media focused graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). His courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.

Cable Green

Dr. Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. Cable works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, open policies, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world. Cable is a strong advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them.

I missed a few names, so please add away. I will call a Google Hangout soon for us to brainstorm names.

Leslie Chan -- A pioneer in the use of the Web for knowledge exchange and learning, Leslie has been the Director of Bioline International, a collaborative platform based at CRIA Brazil for open access distribution of research journals from close to twenty developing countries.  This activity is part of Leslie’s long-term teaching and research interests in the roles of openness and control in the flow of knowledge and information and their impact on local and international development. In particular, Leslie has worked with organizations such as the Open Society Institute, UNESCO, and IDRC, in the development of alternative forms of knowledge media and communicative practices enabled by social network and collaborative software, and in the evaluation of human centered design principles and participatory approaches to media for community development.  With Alma Swan, Leslie co-founded the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS) and the Global Open Access Map. A Trustee of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development,
Department of Social Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario,
M1C1A4 Canada
Tel: 1 416 287 7505
Fax: 1 416 287 7507

Peter Suber a leading voice in the open access movement.[1] He is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, the open access project director at Public Knowledge, a senior researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition),[2] and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center and Office for Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship, the Advisory Boards at the Wikimedia Foundation, the Open Knowledge Foundation, and the advisory boards of other organizations devoted to open access and an information commons.

Karen Coyle (this may be a stretch, she is expensive $1500 and I think far)
Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the semantic web and linked data technology.

Brewster Kahle Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than twenty-five years.
Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet's first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive which may be the largest digital library. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet which helps catalog the Web in April 1996, which was sold to in 1999.

Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica / FACT 2
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:58:57 PM »
We have our Fall semester meeting on Nov 29th I will have more of an update then. CIT 2013 will be at SUNY IT.
The CFP has gone out
The theme is "Transformation in Higher Education: Sharing Ideas and Showing Results"
The new round of IITGs will be announced soon. I will send message out to SUNYLA listserv.

More on FACT2 after our November 29th meeting.

We are gearing up for SUNYLA 2013, which will be held June 12-14.
We opened our new Steelcase Learn Lab classroom this semester. We have had a good reaction from students and the campus. This room has us thinking of ways we could redesign our curriculum.
We just completed our LibQual survey. We had more participants this year than in previous years due to an aggressive marketing campaign.
Eugene Harvey, our new Assessment Librarian, presented at Educause with our Director of Instructional Resources, Melaine Kenyon (MLS) on a furniture assessment he did and was interviewed in Campus Technology.

Sept 21m 2012 @SUNY Empire, Saratoga Springs / FACT2
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:47:33 PM »
This year SUNY launched the Innovative Instruction Technology Grants I was pleased to see many librarians involved in the application and review process. Here are the winners.

3Ts 2013 will be held at ESC at the CDL (we will be there Friday). The planning committee is working on the CFP and this year we are going to work to get the word out to K-12.

CIT 2012 was a success and 2013 will be at SUNY IT. No theme or keynote as of yet, but a big push is being made for a track on information/digital literacy. We need to make sure that our voices are heard from.

Buffalo State is amping up for SUNYLA 2013. Soon everyone in SUNYLA who has happily volunteered will be contacted to help out. We look forward to having everyone in Buffalo.

This semester we have launched our new classroom which is a Steelcase Learn Lab. See this video for an example of what the classroom features.

The library has a new website that is designed with HTML5 and javascript. It is mobile friendly.

Sept 21m 2012 @SUNY Empire, Saratoga Springs / Re: Meeting information
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:33:57 PM »
I won't get there until 12:00. I have a meeting in Albany that starts at 9am. Would like to be there for the NYSHEI conversation.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CIT 2012 was a success. The keynote George Seimens gave an excellent talk about connectivism and networks.

The Chancellor continued her systemness discussion, by defining it as the coordination of multiple components that when working together create a network of activity that is more powerful than any action of individual parts on their own.
Check Wikipedia

The Provost spoke at the conference as well, reinforcing the need to work together to support the students of SUNY. We are in good shape moving forward and we are making strategic efforts to support faculty. One new task group forming will be a group charged with reworking the SUNY Information Management competencies. There are many people who have expressed interest in SUNYLA as being part of this group and once we are given clear direction I will report back to the council and the individuals who have been instrumental at looking at information literacy within SUNY.

The IIT Grants are one such effort. Utilizing funds that once supported SCAP, these grants are to support campuses in collaborative efforts that showcase innovation, reporting both our successes and failures will make SUNY a better organization.

The new FACT2 chairs is Janet Nepkie. An enormous library supporter. Janet has been instrumental in looking into librarian distinguished ranks and the criteria for the awards. She is also a huge proponent for information literacy instruction and assessment to be managed by libraries and librarians. 

March 15, 2012 @Empire, Saratoga Springs / FACT2 Report
« on: March 11, 2012, 03:40:59 PM »
SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology is slated for May 29 – June 1 at Stony Brook University. Registration is open. Here is the conference web page

This year’s keynote is George Siemens.
The tracks are:

1.    Connecting: Building Communities and Bridging Campuses
2.    Mobile: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Tool
3.    Innovative Instruction: Supporting Academic Excellence and Student Success
4.    Education Pipeline: From Developmental through Continuing Education
5.    Open Everything

There will be several big announcements at CIT 2012 and I hope to share them with you at the council meeting. One is the creation of the SUNY Commons. A place to network with several different constituent groups within SUNY and individuals.

March 15, 2012 @Empire, Saratoga Springs / SUNY Info Lit Task Force
« on: March 11, 2012, 03:28:15 PM »

Attached is a report that was written up by the group in task force charged with looking at how IL assessment is conducted through out SUNY. This is being shared with SCLD and i will be attending the April SCLD meeting to talk about the suggestions made by the task force.

I plan on talking about this with the council on March 15th.


Nov. 16, 2011 @ FIT / SUNYLA Information Literacy Assessment
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:53:38 AM »
SUNYLA Info. Lit Task Force Update   

We have been making contact with campuses in regards to the Information Literacy Assessment that has taken place on their campuses. The semester has turned out to be problematic in securing a time for discussions between librarians but we have made good progress. Everyone is excited to help and has been very open in regards to their experiences.

I will make a full report in March and also I will try to facilitate a session at SUNYLA 2012 that discusses the findings from this report and begin the discussion on the repository.

I am curious if anyone has been investigating e-portfolios or student portfolios on their campuses.

Nov. 16, 2011 @ FIT / Re: Campus Updates - Buffalo State
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:46:18 AM »
Buffalo State Update

We are almost a full semester into Summon deployment and the feedback from our campus has been mostly positive. Students find the interface very easy to use.

Our president has been sending out an e-letter to the campus updating us on the work and accomplishments of our colleagues at Buffalo State.

The library recently purchased Google Chrome laptops for equipment rental.

We are rehabbing our primary classroom to make it conducive to active learning in the 21st century. Here is an example of one of the furniture options we have looked at


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