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Nothing to report! Just a reminder that the Academic Librarian 2016 conference is being held in Syracuse july 14 &15. Registration closes June 13th.

March 11, 2016 Council Meeting at Binghamton / NYLA liaison report
« on: March 09, 2016, 12:27:16 PM »
No new updates.  They are continuing for work on the plans the Academic Librarians conference this summer and the NYLA conference in November.

At the council meeting today, folks asked about the location for the Academic Librarians conference.  Here's that information:

Please save the dates for the upcoming Academic Librarians 2016 Conference!

Theme: Untethering the Academic Librarian!

Dates: July 14-15, 2016

Location: Syracuse University

Keynote Speakers:  Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean's Scholar for the New Librarianship, Syracuse University’s iSchool; Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services,
Temple University

Panels: Institutional Repositories; Open Educational Resources (OER)

Workshops: Afternoon workshops on the 14th:  Digital Preservation; Instruction

Registration: Opening in early March. Rates will include special early-bird and student pricing

Sponsorship:  This conference is sponsored by the Empire State Library Network (formerly known as the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.) and the Academic and Special Library Section of the New York Library Association.

January 29, 2016 Council Meeting @ FIT / NYLA liaison report
« on: January 28, 2016, 01:12:45 PM »
Nothing to report at this time.

Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / NYLA liaison report
« on: November 12, 2015, 09:06:25 AM »
Here is the report from NYLA:

The NYLA Annual conference was held in Lake Placid, October 21 – 24, 2015.  It was a very successful conference, with approximately 770 people attending. 

ASLS programs were very well attended and the comments on the programs were very positive.  Planning for next year’s conference is now underway.  The conference will be back in Saratoga next year.

Membership Development Committee Report
Submitted by Carol Anne Germain, Chair
September 2015

The Membership Committee met at the June conference and discussed current initiatives (lanyards went well) and future plans.  We talked about a lifetime membership – do you think that would be of interest? Using the numbers from an ALA lifetime membership:
                49 and Under       50-59        60 and above
ALA           $2,000                $1,750      $1,400
SUNYLA     $350                    $300        $250


Here are the latest membership stats:
Current members = 125 (assuming there are more after conference data)
Delegates = 49
We are still working on the conference memberships - this seems to be problematic.  I need to connect with Logan to work out the details.

Work in the Membership Directory:
Ongoing:  Logan addressed the duplicates & spam entries in the database admin section – we are in good shape
Ongoing: Merge entries in admin section with the current directory


September 2015
From:  Karen Gardner-Athey, ASLS President

New ASLS Board members have been elected. These new board members are:
Michelle Young (Clarkson University) Vice-President/Conference Planner
Christopher Poehlman (University at Albany) Treasurer
Laura Osterhout (RRLC) Director
Jessica Ernye (University at Albany) Director

Conference Programs are complete and finalized. 
The programs are:
“Copyright without Tears” with Paul Rapp, The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp, as the speaker
“Hot Topics in Academic & Special Libraries” (concludes with our Membership Meeting) with various topics and speakers
“Embedded Librarianship” with Jessica Clemons of SUNY ESF, Tinamarie Vella of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Barbara Gray, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism,
“Digital Humanities and Libraries” with Joe Easterly, University of Rochester, River Campus
“Digital preservation for Libraries and Museums” with Edward Corrado, University of Alabama
“Connecting and Communicating with Your Audience” with Val Albert of Toastmasters International

NYLA’s Annual Conference is being held in Lake Placid this year, October 21 through October 24.  NYLA is celebrating 125 years of service to the New York library community.

Here's an update from the chair of Academic and Special Libraries Section, Karen Gardner-Athey

Elections are coming up and our ASLS slate is complete, although not yet public. 
The programs for our annual NYLA conference in Lake Placid are set.  Annual conference is from October 21 -24.

Membership stats:
2016 renewing = 30
2016 renewing delegates = 2
2016 new members = 1

2015 expiring memberships = 222
2015 expiring memberships delegates = 42
2015 new members (expiring) = 14


Work in the Membership Directory:
Ongoing: address the duplicate entries in the database admin section
Ongoing: Merge entries in admin section with the current directory

The lanyards for SUNYLA have arrived!  250 went to the 2015 conference and the remaining 250 are housed at UAlbany with the current MDC chair.  We have not gotten the invoice for the lanyards yet from Proforma Shrader and Sharder. Hope everyone likes them!

Reminder: Membership Development Committee meeting
Date:  Wednesday, June 3
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: -Library 0014, basement
Everyone is welcome!  If you are unable to attend the meeting or would just like to chat with me about the committee please contact me at 518-442-3633 or

Here are the latest membership stats:

Current members = 190
New members in 2015=14
Delegates = 56 (current members = 43)

Check out the number of currently paid delegates! 


Work in the Membership Directory:
Ongoing: address the duplicate & spam entries in the database admin section
Ongoing: Merge entries in admin section with the current directory

lanyards for SUNYLA.   Thanks everyone for their recommendations.  so far it looks like our best bet is working with Proforma Shrader and Sharder.  I've attached a price quote with 4 different options.  I'm waiting on a couple samples to make sure they are the quality that we want.    Depending on the style and clip we can get 500 for well under $700.   We have plenty of time to get these for the conference. 
Product# LPY58   $490 ($450 + $40 (setup))
Product #: LTB12   $550 ($510 + $40 (setup))
Product #: LWV58   $610 ($570 + $40 (setup))

I haven't seen the samples but I think any of these 3 would be fine.   I'm assuming we would want royal blue.   I'd love some feedback from the group.  Good news, they will take a check from SUNYLA so no one has to front the costs or use their own credit card.

Here are the latest membership stats:

Current members = 165
New members in 2015=14
Delegates = 53 (current members = 37)

Still working on getting the delegates  up-to-date

Work in the Membership Directory:
Removing duplicate entries in the database admin section
Merge entries in admin section with the current directory

Looking into potential SUNYLA "swag" items, particularly lanyards.   (the usb drives are a little pricey) This is doable but I have a couple questions:
How many lanyards do we want?  How much do we want to spend? (the best price looks like it would be quantity of 250 and the cost could vary but it's the ballpark of $300-350)
How do we plan to pay for it?  Do we need a SUNYLA credit/debit card (Sorry Greg)?

January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / NYLA Liaison
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:35:06 AM »
Nothing to new to report. 

Here are the latest membership stats:

Current members = 156
New members in 2015=13
Delegates = 55 (current members = 37, )

Reminders about expired members went out after the conference. 
Sent out email reminders to delegates with expired memberships.
Work in the Membership Directory: 
       Spam was cleaned out of the database admin section
       Removing duplicate entries in the database admin section
       Next:  merge entries in admin section with the current directory

November 14, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / NYLA Liaison
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:34:20 PM »
News from NYLA:

They are currently working on their NYLA/ASLS programming

NYLA has implemented a great institutional membership package that should be very attractive to members - Jeremy Johannessen is the contact on that.

NYLA has a new strategic plan in the works, more details to come in the future

NYLA would love to see the SUNYLA members at their annual conference during the Academic and Special Libraries section presentations and sessions.

We have 247 people signed up for the entire week.  Here's the registration breakdown for the conference:
Academic Libraries only - 30
AL and Friday only  - 1
AL & SUNYLA combo - 33
SUNYLA only - 175
Friday only - 9

There have been some on site registrations but I do not have those numbers yet.

Carol Anne beat her personal best with approx. $25,000 in vendor support (could be higher as of today!)

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / NYLA Liaison
« on: June 10, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »
Nothing to report at this time.

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