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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.

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.

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 / FACT2 Report
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:39:20 AM »
FACT2 Report November 16th, 2011
submitted by Mark McBride

The task groups have been hard at work and their work can be viewed on the FACT2 website. Link to the FACT2 Task Groups

The ePub group held a conference on Friday November 4th in Syracuse. Feedback was very positive. If anyone attended and has feedback it would be nice if they could submit something to the SUNYLA Newsletter.

CIT 2012 will be held at Stony Brook on May29th - June 1st.

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Merger of CIT & SUNYLA
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:59:26 PM »
This forum is designed to solicit feedback on the possible merger of CIT & the SUNYLA conferences.

I will start by asking a few questions?

1. Who regularly attends both the SUNYLA & CIT conferences?
2. Can you see both conferences running together during the same week, but on different days?
3. How do you merge the conferences without SUNYLA losing its identity?

Let's talk.


Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Info. Lit. Task Force
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:57:14 PM »
Information Literacy Task Force

In the Spring of 2010 a task force was created by the SUNYLA Council to take a look at Information Literacy Assessment across our 64 campuses. The initial purpose of the task force was to attempt to collect the assessment instruments and tools used on all the campuses. Then president Angela Weiler asked me to chair the group and Dunstan McNutt for SUNY Delhi agreed to help me in constructing the vision and direction of the task force.

We decided to break the task force into four groups. The groups are as follows and forgive me if I have not mentioned everyone’s name involved.

SUNY Information Management Competency Team:
Members: Dunstan McNutt, Alice Harrington Walker, Jim Nichols, Carleen Huxley
TEAM GOAL: To ensure SUNY standards and Middle States (MSA) are on the same page. Will look at the Guidelines for the Approval of State University General Education Requirement Course, Information Management competencies and make suggestions on changing the competencies. It would be useful to compare these to the Middle States standards for Information Literacy to address overlap, and to broaden our assessment efforts to meet both the SUNY-wide requirements and those of our accrediting body.

This team has completed their tasks and have compiled data showing the disparities between what Middle States requires and what SUNY is looking to in the Information Management competencies.

General Information Literacy Assessment Team:
Members Karen Shockey, Penny Bealle, Kathie Flynn, Michael Daly, Dana Longley, Michelle Toth
TEAM GOAL: Will look at each institution within SUNY and find out what they do to measure general information literacy skills. If they pay for an assessment, build their own, or use some other instrument for measurement. Also, they will approach the institutions that build their own assessments and ask if they will be willing to share. Also, this team will detail how the assessments are administered.

This semester all SUNY libraries will be contacted and asked to share their experience with information literacy assessment. A representative from the task force will call and ask you a few questions about assessment on your campus and have a conversation about what your campus has used, is using and what they plan to use to assess students information literacy skills. 

Disciplinary Specific Assessment Team:
Members: Rebecca Oling, Darcy Gervasio and Kimberly Detterbeck, Wenli Gao
TEAM GOAL: Will contact institutions (based on their response to the Gen Info Lit team's survey regarding discipline specific assessments) and ask if/how they build assessments geared towards specific disciplines or if they use some other assessment tool to measure student information literacy skills within a subject area. This team will also detail how the assessments are administered.

This team will reach out to the institutions that have discipline specific assessments for information literacy and see how they are administered, if they feel it has been successful  and ask if the campus would be willing to share the tool

Development & Metadata Team:
Members: Logan Rath
TEAM GOAL: This team (of one right now) is responsible for collecting the assessments and making the instruments searchable via a repository that is accessible to everyone in SUNYLA.

The hope is that the task force will complete its goals by SUNYLA 2012 and present its conclusions at our annual conference.  From there, we will start to construct the repository.

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / FACT2 Report
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »
Sorry for being late with my report:

1. FACT2 has made many updates to their website. You can check them out at
2. CIT 2012 will be at Stony Brook. This year's theme is The Power of Connections. Dates to be announced.
3. The first round of proposals have come in from the Provost Incentive Grants. This year, with very short notice, there were 14 proposals. Applicants will be notified by September 29th.
4. A new task group has been added to the council, The Intellectual Property Task Group. They will join E-Publishing Task Group and the Learning Environments Task Group.


Mark McBride

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