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Please see the attached draft minutes from the January 21, 2022 Council Meeting. The agenda for the March 25, 2022 Council meeting is forthcoming.
I'm sorry I can't attend today.

Huge thanks to the planning committee members.
The call went out on Jan 4, with a deadline for proposals on Feb 22. Conference is June 8-10.

Hotels are reserved. The residence halls, which we booked pre-COVID, were offline for 2 summers due to COVID, and they were hedging on whether they'd be open this year, but it now seems to be resolved--whew!

I am scheduling a meeting for the full committee on Jan 28 or Feb 2.

January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / SLC liaison report
« Last post by cfishner on January 20, 2022, 10:02:47 PM »
The Board continues to have regular meetings, discussing items as needed and brought forward by the membership and from OLIS.

The Science Direct contract will be coming up for negotiation, there is a team that has been put together to work on it.

Cori Wilhelm has left Canton to begin working at OLIS as Program Manager. She is currently reaching to library directors and trying to meet with as many as she can to find out how libraries are doing, what they need/what obstacles they are facing, and how OLIS/SLS can best help.

There will be two positions opening up on the board this spring - nominations will open up in March. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a current Board member and we are happy to discuss the commitment.


January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / Delhi Update
« Last post by cfishner on January 20, 2022, 09:28:27 PM »
Delhi Campus Update

SUNY Delhi will be losing Librarian Amanda Calabrese in February as she pursues new career opportunities. We wish her all the best!

Delhi hopes to be posting for a new E-Resources and Systems Librarian in the near future.

Library staff are anxiously awaiting the arrival of students this semester, and are busy planning programming and instruction to continue engaging with students in a variety of ways.
January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / OLIS Liaison Report
« Last post by Susan Perry on January 20, 2022, 06:33:12 PM »

OLIS welcomes Cori Wilhelm as Program Manager.

With new bulk upload capability, we're looking to see whether campuses have untapped digital objects they're interested in promoting.

SUNYConnect Task Force recommendations were approved by the SLC Board.
Register for update session on January 27.

ScienceDirect Renewal Task Force had first meeting with Elsevier.

SUNY Library Services monthly update on January 25.
January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by Rebecca Hewitt on January 20, 2022, 05:56:31 PM »
In December, SUNY Polytechnic Instruction Assistant Allison Fiegl completed graduate coursework toward a M.S. in Information & Library Science from the University at Buffalo.  Congratulations Allison!  And, watch out library world!!

 - Rebecca Hewitt
January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / Membership Development Committee Report
« Last post by cg219 on January 20, 2022, 04:08:46 PM »
Here are the latest membership stats for January 2022
Current members: 417
Lifetime Members: 46
Student members: 128
Delegates: 58

Membership remains consistent at all levels.
A reminder - When a member is coming up for tenure and/or promotion, I can verify their membership and would be happy to write a letter to add to the dossier. I have done this in the past. The database does not have the start date for all members (for several reasons). If you want that added to the database, please contact me and I can amend your record.

The SUNYLA LIS Student subcommittee – no report. Certainly, there has been activity in the group with the increase in student membership.
Carol Anne
January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / MVCC Update
« Last post by jireland on January 20, 2022, 03:50:56 PM »
Mohawk Valley Community College lost two employees pursuing other career interests. We have three openings: two part-time reference positions and one full-time User Experience Librarian. Job postings:

Our college transitioned to double authentication for student account login this semester. Surprisingly there haven't been as many issues as I expected the first week. The IT department set up a Zoom room for the Library to connect students with IT support during the first week of classes so students didn't have to walk to another building for help with their account. This has worked out quite well!

Not much else to report. Eager for more students to be on-campus this semester.

January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / 1st VP Report
« Last post by jenndevito on January 20, 2022, 03:41:10 PM »
Reminder that elections are in March. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, or if you have questions about the positions, please contact me (

Registration for the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference 2022 - There’s No App for That: Adventures in Library Innovation, Integration, and Collaboration - is open.
Registration is free. The conference will be held on Friday, 4 February, 10am-3:45pm. More information is available here:

Thanks to Carol Anne Germaine & Jocelyn Ireland for the delegate appreciation giveaway!
January 21, 2022 Council Meeting @ SUNY Delhi / President's report
« Last post by jireland on January 20, 2022, 03:40:28 PM »

Upcoming SUNYLA Council Meetings:
March 25 10am @ Farmingdale State College
June 8 (Annual Conference), time TBD @ Farmingdale State College

Since our last council meeting I have been busy with two major initiatives for SUNYLA.

The first is the Mentoring program. The Mentoring Program webpage has been updated ( The page includes links to volunteer to be a mentor and an application to be a mentee. Many of you have answered my emails about being a mentor (thank you!).  If you haven't submitted a profile yet, don't worry, there is no deadline. I'd like to get as large of a pool as possible before we do a hard roll out in the fall. The LIS Student Sub-Committee has not started advertising the program yet to library schools. Even though we're doing a soft roll out, we have already started receiving applications of individuals looking for mentors. I have already started matching mentees and mentors. Great start!

Secondly, I have been working on a website redesign for SUNYLA. I have met with Bill Jones, our wonderful web master and former president, a couple times. We have discussed our vision for the site, explored different themes, and reorganized content into categories that will be different drop-down buttons for the website. I am hoping we can go live with the new website in the next few months. Big thank you to Amanda Lowe for her incredible creative graphic design skills. She created several banner images to choose from.

I'm excited about this year's annual conference taking place at Farmingdale State College June 8-10. Karen Gelles and the planning committee have great things in store.

Also looking forward to the Midwinter Conference taking place virtually February 4. Thank you to Jill Locascio, Bill Jones, and the rest of the planning committee for putting on this event. See Jill's TDG post for more details:

As a token of SUNYLA's appreciation for our campus delegates, we are going to hold a raffle for three gift cards at the end of this meeting. Please stick around if you can. If you are not able to attend today's meeting or stay until the end, there will be more appreciation events in the future (thinking probably the next one will be during the annual conference).

Respectfully submitted,
Jocelyn Ireland
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