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June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / IDS Liaison Report
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:33:14 PM »
Upcoming conference - July 30 - August 1 in Syracuse, NY - registration is still open at

IDS Logic is a service that helps automate ILL workflows for libraries using ILLiad. See more about it at

IDS is also looking at expanding beyond NY State. See

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / Brockport
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:22:03 PM »
Brockport has many presenters at this conference, be sure to check them out!

We've just hired Kristen Wallis as a Clerk 1. We have also recently named our archives The Rose Archives at The College at Brockport ( in thanks to a major gift from donor Virginia Campbell. Additionally, we've created a new group - the Friends of Drake Library ( This summer we're implementing Summon as well as upgrading LibGuides to version 2.

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / FACT2 report
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:10:34 PM »
Updates from FACT2:

- Innovative Instructional Technology Grants ( have been announced.
- Summer planning meeting is July 14-15 in Albany, NY.
- Every campus has the opportunity to have two campus representatives (reps are appointed by the Chief Academic Officer)
- If approved there will be two new FACT2 awards (see
  - FACT2 Excellence in Instruction using Technology
  - FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support for Teaching with Technology

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / IDS Report
« on: March 20, 2014, 11:02:57 PM »
IDS was very well represented at the ILLiad International Conference. Currently, IDS is in the process of creating content for the Online Learning Institute ( IDS is also looking to expand outside of NY for a 6 month pilot project. For more information, contact Mark Sullivan,

March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / FACT2 report
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:57:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm writing this report after attending the ILLiad conference and as such will not be with you tomorrow. Here is some of the important news from FACT2 (

CIT2014 (May 27 - 30, 2014 @ Cornell) registration is open! Register at The keynote speaker is Daphne Koller, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University; Co-Founder and co-CEO, Coursera. Her talk is entitled "The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits." Dr. Nancy Zimpher and Dr. Elizabeth Bringsjord will also be speaking.

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / Education Ad-hoc Report
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:41:11 AM »
This is a short one --

Today is the deadline for proposals for the electives. We'll be reviewing submissions and getting this program off the ground in spring!

Logan, Sarah and Holly

November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:36:00 AM »
There's much going on in the FACT2 ( world. Here are the salient announcements:

CIT: May 27-30, 2014 (see
Theme: Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, Innovation, and Learning<br />

Two awards are in the works:
    1. Award #1:FACT2 Excellence in Instruction using Technology
    2. Award #2:FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support for Teaching with Technology</li>

Task Groups (see for this year have been established:
    1. Online Accessibility Task Group
    2. Learning Analytics Task Group (LATG)
    3. Experiential Education

Respectfully submitted,

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / IDS Update
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
Three quick things:

1. Approximately 160 people gathered in Syracuse from July 31st - August 2nd for the All Region User Group as well as the IDS Project Conference.

2. Mark Sullivan, Bill Jones, Micquel Little, Shannon Pritting, Chris Sisak, Adam Traub and Maureen Zajkowski published a book chapter in Mergers and Alliances: The Wider View (Advances in Librarianship 36). It can be found at

3. IDS is getting ready for the fall user groups. They will be:
 - Western: Tuesday, October 22nd @RRLC
 - Eastern: Monday, October 21st @FMCC
 - Metro: October 29th & October 30th @ Metro New York Library Council

Respectfully submitted,

Logan Rath

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / FACT2 report
« on: September 18, 2013, 12:12:34 PM »
The FACT2 met in Albany July 31 - August 1st. I could not attend in person, but do have an update of the most salient events:

1. Plans were made and committees were formed to work on CIT2014.
2. The 2014 Task Groups were formed:
    a. Learning Analytics Task Group will continue on
    b. Online Learning and Experiential Education
    c. Online Learning and ADA Compliance

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / ILST Update
« on: September 18, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
The ILST Call for Proposals received an incredibly low number of proposals (4), so the team went back to the drawing board and decided to put out a call for nominations for presenters. I've attached it here and you will see a more polished version once it is available online.

I'd like to reserve a few minutes during "New Business" to brainstorm a list of possible presenters.


June 12, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Buffalo State / IDS Report
« on: June 11, 2013, 06:47:18 PM »
The IDS Combined Regional User Group will be July 31 followed by the Annual Conference on August 1st and 2nd. For more information, see

Also, IDS will be updating the ALIAS Licensing Database again this summer. Many thanks to all the volunteers!

About IDS
The IDS Project is a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative within New York State whose members include public and private academic libraries, the New York Public Library, and the New York State Library. The Project is based on a strong sense of community among its members and a unified collection perspective. The major goal of the Project is to continually implement and objectively evaluate innovative resource-sharing strategies, policies and procedures that will optimize mutual access to the information resources of all IDS Project libraries. Member libraries sign annual contracts committing to a common set of performance standards. There is an annual membership fee of $700.

As libraries continue to face tightening budgets, resource sharing becomes an increasingly important service. A 2008 recipient of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award, the IDS Project offers a resource sharing model that can help libraries maintain efficient and effective information delivery services for their users. The IDS Project is committed to providing improvements to the entire resource sharing community through the ongoing development of innovative tools and promotion of best practices.

The Innovative Library Services through Technology Certificate is accepting proposals. You can either submit a proposal to teach one of the core courses or develop an elective.

The Joint Committee (SCLD/SUNYLA) on Innovative Library Services through Technology invites course proposals for the new Innovative Library Services through Technology Certificate program. We are looking for courses designed for librarians, library clerks, other library employees, technology support specialists, instructional technologists and instructional designers. Courses should develop participant expertise so that they can lead projects that establish innovative library services, and lead outreach programs for departmental faculty and student support centers that promote integrated library services.

To learn more about the program, including format, program framework description & outcomes, and the link to submit, go to:

Proposals are due July 15, 2013.

Jan. 17, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY New Paltz / ILST Update
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:20:25 PM »
The committee met, and is continuing to finalize things with CPD before sending out any calls for proposals. Our next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2013.

A draft of the ILST Certificate Program has been completed by Holly Heller-Ross, Sarah Morehouse, and Logan Rath. Please see attached.  We will be posting the CFP soon, pending approval by the Council and a conference call on December 6th.

The date proposals are due will likely be pushed back to give more time to submit proposals.

Action Items:
1. Discussion on Program & CFPs.

Sept 21m 2012 @SUNY Empire, Saratoga Springs / SCC ILST Update
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »
Hello All,

The Certificate Program for Innovative Library Services through Technologies is coming along. Sarah Morehouse has joined, and we're currently fitting the information we have into a framework to be shared by the upcoming SCLD meeting. Specific classes in the certificate will be decided through a call for proposals that will be coming out by November (hopefully). Stay tuned for more information!

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