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It's telling me the same thing - Ken F. is logged in so I can't log in.

I tried on my phone too, with the iOS app, and it told me my username was already in use, regardless of what I tried changing it to.

Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica / Treasurer's report
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:13:36 PM »
Attached please find the Oct-Dec treasurer's report. It does not reflect $413.31 in Paypal, or $230 in checks I have to deposit, but is otherwise accurate. I expect to send $5000 conference startup money to Mark McBride upon council approval tomorrow, which will lower the balance considerably.

It appears that we've made $20 in donations to the PDGrant fund to date, which is awesome considering that we haven't really publicized it.

Sept 21m 2012 @SUNY Empire, Saratoga Springs / Treasurer's report
« on: September 19, 2012, 12:55:12 PM »
Please enjoy the attached treasurer's report for July-September. Note the delightful lack of activity.

Also enjoy the attached proposed budget for the 2012-2013 year, which the council agreed on via email earlier this summer. Note the delightfully positive balance of $1044.31 at the bottom of the proposed budget.

Now come with me, reader, as we explore the enduring legacy of the 2012 SUNYLA conference, in the form of an outstanding housing bill for $5661.00. Note that this brings our balance at the end of the proposed budget year to a more disappointing -$4616.69.

So it seems the budget may need to be revised a bit.

June 6, 2012 @FIT, New York City / Treasurer's Report
« on: June 05, 2012, 12:32:59 PM »
In just under the wire as usual, please enjoy the latest treasurer's report. Note the extraordinary amount of vendor donations and conference payments coming in. This can mean only 2 things:

2. Everyone owes Carol Anne Germain a drink/pat on the back/hearty applause!

See you tomorrow!

March 15, 2012 @Empire, Saratoga Springs / Treasurer's Report
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:44:03 PM »
Hi everyone, the report for Jan-March is attached. Lots of money coming in for the conference (thanks, Carol Anne!), and some for 3Ts (thanks CPD and registrants!), and a few memberships (thanks members!). Soon it will start going out to pay the bills.  

I sent out a message to the list a while back, but in case you didn't see it, I submitted the IRS e-postcard stating that we made less than $50,000 so we don't have to file taxes, and it was accepted, so we're good with the IRS for another year.

That's about it, see you in a week!


Nov. 16, 2011 @ FIT / Treasurer's Report
« on: November 15, 2011, 04:39:22 PM »
Attached is the latest treasurers report. Nothing interesting report, which is good news for a treasurer.

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Re: Campus Updates
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:54:53 PM »
Lots of activity at UAlbany over the summer:

Trudi Jacobson, a University at Albany Libraries faculty member and Head of the Libraries’ Information Literacy Department,  has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Librarian. Ms.Jacobson is nationally known for her scholarship in the field of information literacy instruction. Her theoretical and applied works have established her  reputation as an authority on how individuals recognize the need for, find, evaluate, and use information. Many of her publications are acclaimed as seminal works, transforming our understanding and teaching of information literacy. Her many refereed articles, nine books, and numerous book chapters, papers, and conference proceedings, as well as her presentations at national conferences, serve as a history of the transformation of librarians as agents for the development of critical thinking, research, and lifelong learning skills.

Ms. Jacobson has held many leadership positions in national professional organizations. She has chaired numerous Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section committees, as well as ACRL’s Information Literacy Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Urban Library Journal Advisory Board and was editor of the Public Services Quarterly (2004-2011.) She is also past member of the Research Strategies editorial board. In 2009 Ms. Jacobson recieved the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, the highest honor conferred by the ACRL Instruction Section.

Ms. Jacobson earned three degrees from the University at Albany, a B.A., an M.L.S. and an M.A. in Liberal Studies. She is the recipient of the 1998 University at Albany School of Information Science and Policy Alumni Award and the secretary of University at Albany’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter. She is married to John Vallely, a librarian at Siena College.

Ms. Jacobson is only the fourth librarian to be promoted to the SUNY Distinguished Librarian rank.

The University at Albany University Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2011 with exhibits and a program of activities on the afternoon of Wednesday October 26.  The libraries have received the generous support of University Auxiliary Services and The Eastern New York Association of College and Research Libraries in order to offer a moderated discussion of open access isssues, a presentation on open access/open science by “radically open scholar Dr. David Hogg of NYU, and a tour of the College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering. Please direct questions to Lorre Smith,

In January 2011 the University at Albany Libraries rolled out CitationFox, a new online citation tool designed to help users find the correct format of citations in either APA or MLA style. This collaborative project between the Information Literacy Department and the Systems Department is innovative in its structure, presentation, and comprehensiveness. Many online citation guides provide only some examples of citations and are far from comprehensive, but CitationFox includes over 900 nodes for entries which include templates for the general forms for both print and online formats, numerous citation examples, and any notes needed to clarify details. CitationFox, available at (APA) or (MLA), has been well received and is becoming one of the most frequently viewed sources on the University Libraries' website. In June Carol Anne Germain, Daryl Bullis, and John Pardvila presented a poster session of CitationFox at the 43rd Annual SUNYLA Conference in Plattsburgh and in July CitationFox was added to the ACRL PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) database. CitationFox has also been recently added to the California State University’s MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) database. Please feel free to browse this utility and encourage users to link to the site.

Daryl Bullis and Lorre Smith have written an article, “Looking Back, Moving Forward in the Digital Age: A Review of the Collection Management and Development Literature, 2004-2008.” to be published in October, 2011 in Library Resources and Technical Services 55.4

Gerald T. Burke and Carol Anne Germain have co-edited a new book, Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood. (Library Instruction Publications, 2011).  It is number 10 in the Active Learning Series.  For more information go to

Yu-Hui Chen presented a research poster entitled “Shaping Perceptions of University Library Web Site via Information Literacy Instruction” at the ALA 2011 Annual Conference.  She also delivered a presentation based on this research at the EBSS Research Forum at the same conference.

Yu-Hui Chen and Mary Van Ullen published an article entitled “Helping International Students Succeed Academically Through Research Process and Plagiarism Workshops.”  College and Research Libraries, May 2011, 72(3), 209-235.

Yu-Hui Chen and Carol Anne Germain collaborated with Abebe Rorissa, a teaching faculty member at the Department of Information Studies, to publish an article entitled “Defining Usability: How Library Practice Differs from Published Research.”  portal: Libraries and the Academy, April 2011, 11(2), 599-628.

Sept. 23, 2011 @ Cortland / Treasurer's report
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:30:03 PM »
Hi all, attached is the September Treasurer's report. All is well, not much activity lately other than processing memberships as they trickle in and sending out a few professional development checks. Enjoy!

June 15, 2011 @ Plattsburgh / Treasurer's Report
« on: June 13, 2011, 12:23:21 PM »
Hi everyone!

Attached is the treasurer's report for April-June 2011. Please remember that annual reports will be from January-December each year, due to IRS reporting requirements, so this is a quarterly report. If anyone has questions about this, or any other part of our budget, just let me know!



March 11, 2011 @ Dutchess / Treasurer's report
« on: March 09, 2011, 01:39:18 PM »
Hi there!

I've attached two pdfs: the report for January-March, 2011, and an income summary for the calendar year 2010. Why the income summary?

Well, here's why! I will be issuing an “income summary” for the previous calendar year at each March meeting, to verify that we do not have a gross income above $50,000 (they raised it!) for the calendar year, which is our limit for being able to file the IRS e-postcard to maintain our non-profit status. When we originally got our non-profit status our reporting year was January-December, and to change that would require mountains of paperwork, and documents which we do not possess.

Our gross income for 2010 was 19,128.51, largely due to the conference. I submitted the 2010 e-postcard today, and got confirmation that it was accepted. Hooray!

11,996.36 of our income was paid via paypal, so apparently that’s a success!



November 19, 2010 @ Onondaga / Albany report
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:50:18 PM »
There is much construction, roads, sidewalks, new dorms in progress, etc.

There is a slight chance that some of you might have heard about the proposed deactivation of 5 programs here, namely French, Russian, Italian, Theater, and Classics. Everyone I have spoken to is quite disappointed both at the proposal itself and at the way it was introduced, and the University Senate has been addressing it in various ways. Since I have an M.A. from the Russian program it is difficult for me to be impartial in the matter, so I'll stick to this short announcement.

I feel like I should finish with  some good news, so I'm happy to announce that Ann Gunning (formerly of Nylink) has joined us in a temporary position assisting our Dean, Mary Casserly. Welcome, Ann!

November 19, 2010 @ Onondaga / Treasurer's report
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:38:56 PM »

Old stuff:

I spoke with the IRS, AGAIN, about our non-profit status, because I received a request in the mail for our 2008 e-postcard, even though they had previously told me that all was well. Apparently they forgot to tell their computer, and it sent me a letter. I confirmed what they needed to know and we are ok again. Hopefully this will be the last of the catch-up work on this, and we can just file the e-postcard each year and not have to worry about it anymore. I'll keep you posted.

New stuff:

The report for September 1 to November 16 is attached, please let me know if you have any questions. Apparently we made $3420 at the conference this past summer. Hooray!


September 10, 2010 @ Onondaga / Treasurer's Report
« on: September 08, 2010, 02:34:15 PM »
1. Income/Expense summary attached. Nothing unusual there.

2. SUNYLA appeared on a recent IRS list of small non-profits at risk of losing their status due to not filing required documents for the past 3 years. I've investigated the requirements and filed the e-card for 2009, and it was accepted electronically.

I called the IRS to verify that we were now in compliance and their systems are slow, so the person I spoke to couldn't see the form I'd filed yet. He told me that I should receive another email from them in 3-5 business days that might include additional filing requirements but that because the people who made the rules and the people who made the online filing software apparently live on different planets, I can't file the other paperwork with the online form, but will have to call the IRS again and do it over the phone, but only after I receive the second email.

So, at this point, I'm waiting for that email and if I don't get it by the end of the week, I'll call again to follow up. I don't anticipate any problems with this, it's just a matter of me making sure I get confirmation that we've filed what we need to, but I wanted to keep you all posted.

June 16, 2010 @ Brockport / Treasurer's Report
« on: June 10, 2010, 01:19:23 PM »
1. Attached are the yearly report of income/expenditures for 2009-2010, and a smaller document that shows how much we have spent on a couple of items that were allotted money at last year's conference. We seem to be doing ok.

These documents do not include any money from conference registrations or from memberships paid via conference registration as that money is either in the paypal account or the conference committee's bank account. 

These documents do not include the money from the PayPal account because I won't be able to properly account for where that goes until the conference committee has had a chance to reconcile their accounts after the conference.

2. I was asked at the last meeting to look into the pros/cons of 501c(4) status for SUNYLA. As far as I can tell, we don't actually qualify because this status is reserved for "local" employee groups, and the discussion of what that means indicates to me that "statewide" ≠ "local". I am far from an expert in these matters however, so if there is great concern about pursuing this or other non-profit issues, I would feel more comfortable if we sought some professional advice. I'm not sure that would be the best use of the organization's funds or time at this point, but if others feel differently I can continue to pursue this.

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