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SUNYLA 2024 will be held at Buffalo State University June 12-14.

We have contacted the campus about reserving spaces, though specifics still need to ironed out:
--Reception Space
--Library space

We have made preliminary contact with local hotels, including the Richardson Hotel located directly next to campus.

A call for volunteers to serve on the conference planning committee is out:

The first committee planning meeting is scheduled for Oct 3.
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Campus Updates
« Last post by alana on September 28, 2023, 03:16:57 PM »
Please use this thread to share any campus updates! Thank you!
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Draft Minutes and Agenda
« Last post by alana on September 28, 2023, 03:16:41 PM »
Please see the attached draft minutes for the September 15 Council meeting. The agenda for the November 17 Council meeting is forthcoming.
September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / NYSLAA Liasion
« Last post by Folandde on September 15, 2023, 10:21:11 AM »
NYSLAA has been working on setting up our next conference for the first week of June

We are currently solidifying the exact location but it is going to be in the SUNY Purchase vicinity.
METRO NY Library Assistants, Support Staff & Associates (LASSA) is hosting

Cheryl Marriott is our VP and works at the SUNY Downstate Medical Research Library

We are running elections for officers:
President, Treasurer, and Corresponding Secretary. All positions are open to mentorship from the current members in those spots.

We are also looking for proposals for workshops.

Our next meeting is 9/25
We hope to have nominations for our officers by then and to have solidified our conference location.
September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on September 15, 2023, 10:19:47 AM »
Report Attached :)
There are three updates for the Professional Development Committee:

1. There is now a listserv for student training, SUNYLA-student-training-l. The listserv has been sent to SUNYLA-L has is also posted to the SUNYLA website (thanks, Bill!)

2. Two Excellence in Scholarship awards were given during the annual conference in June.  Rebecca Hewitt will continue to lead this initiative for the 2024 conference.

3. Our promotion and tenure group is moving forward with the collection of policies this year to create the repository, and will be formatting that call very soon.

September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Re: Brockport Updates
« Last post by Dana Laird on September 15, 2023, 10:05:54 AM »
Our semester got off to a great start here at Brockport. Visits to the library are up over the first couple of weeks of Fall 2022. We have several upcoming events, including a True Crime-a-thon event later this semester.

Since the spring semester, we've welcomed three new library staff: Brigette Meskell, Collection and Assessment Librarian, Rachel Pazda, Resource Sharing Associate, and Casey Spark, Systems and Discovery Librarian. Linda Hacker retired from her position as Research and Instruction Librarian and Claire Pitcairn has left Brockport and is now at University of Rochester.

We currently have two active searches: Head of Research and Instruction as well as Research and Instruction Librarian.
September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by Tina Kiernan on September 15, 2023, 10:04:37 AM »
The librarians at Dutchess Community College have been working on several projects: revising our information literacy presentations to include more surveys and polls to gain insight into students’ perceptions of the library and our info lit programs, launching our new zine section, and deselecting titles from our main collection. We have increased our student outreach by hosting programs in the dorms and have expanded our graphic novel collection through an anonymous donation.
September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Re: Campus Updates UAlbany
« Last post by kstanwicks on September 15, 2023, 09:50:24 AM »
Organizational & Personnel Updates
- Rachael Haines has been named Head of Finance and Administration
- Ann Gunning retired from her position as Library Personnel Coordinator. A search is underway for a new personnel coordinator.

Space Transformations: we are continuing to look at potential transformations for our library spaces. Elaine Lasda, Ryan Clow, Lauren Puzier, and Kabel Stanwicks are conducting physical and virtual visits with a number of academic libraries to explore trends in academic library spaces and services. We partnered with Undergraduate Education and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to provide tutoring spaces in the University Library, we have also partnered with Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services to provide students with alternative testing space in the University Library. We are beginning conversations with the Office of Academic Progression and Success to assess space and service needs for student-parents.

Amanda Lowe coordinated a Banned Books Readout that took place on 9/14. This well-attended event was part of UAlbany's Free Speech and Civil Discourse Symposium.

The Department of Special Collections and Archives is working with University Athletics to provide clips, images, and news stories for the football team as they mark their 50th season.
September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by mbeechey on September 15, 2023, 09:26:06 AM »
MCC Libraries has had a great start to the semester with our buildings busy with new and returning students. As in past semesters, the library is THE place to be on campus.  8)

At our Downtown Campus, our Senior Library Clerk, Dennis Woodyard, retired and we moved another clerk from our Brighton Campus to fill that position.  We are currently in the search for a new clerk, as well as the position of our First Year Experience Librarian which was vacated recently when Seyvion Scott left to pursue her PhD. We wish them both well!

The summer of inventory and serious shelf-reading should be wrapping up soon and we are excited that our collection will be in the best shape it's been in for a long time! Our student workers have been critical in getting this work done.

We've been working on facelifts for some of our space-- awaiting the delivery of new furniture for our quiet floor and we hope to add more improvements as the budget allows.

Our very popular semester-long laptop loan program is continuing and we will be adding an additional 50 laptops soon. 
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