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March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / FACT2 report
« Last post by Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu on March 24, 2023, 06:02:46 AM »
Report is attached  :)
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on March 23, 2023, 04:12:10 PM »
Nothing to report! Please remember to email me with conference documentation as it is created and becomes available. Emails for the archives can be sent to

Happy Friday all! Have a great weekend!
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / Campus Updates - Upstate
« Last post by Michelle Bowers on March 23, 2023, 02:42:01 PM »
After many years of water damage and requests to Upstate's budget office, the Health Sciences Library is getting a new roof. As our new interim Director Rebecca Kindon puts it, we’ll finally be able to say goodbye to our extensive chart of ceiling tiles with leaky spots.

We’re also considering some change-ups to our spaces inside the library. The ideas so far include new/better charging stations for our students, more double monitor setups on our public computer stations, and some office moves for several staff members.

We had two therapy dog visits this month, which are always a hit with our students. Our access services staff are currently brainstorming more program and event ideas to step into spring and give the students a chance to take a break and de-stress.
Last summer, the librarians at SUNY Broome undertook a major weeding project - removing a significant number of volumes and integrating the reference collection into the circulating stacks.  As a result, we've opened up more space on both levels of our building for student collaboration and study.  It has been well-received!

This spring, we've added huddle stations to 2 of our reservable study rooms, and look forward to seeing students put them to use.
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / NYSLAA
« Last post by Folandde on March 23, 2023, 11:27:34 AM »
Hello  :)

Here is what we have been up to in NYSLAA

•Speakers are all lined up and the library rooms are reserved.
•Workshop contracts have been sent out.
•Website has been updated.
•Inventory for freebies was evaluated; we have plenty of fun stuff to hand out at the conference.
•Free memberships for National Library Week (April 23-29th) was discussed and approved.
•Town Hall meeting for the conference was discussed and details were decided on
•Basket raffles were discussed. We have some baskets lined up and will be reaching out for more
•Discussed utilizing Facebook more
•Envelopes were stuffed for the conference

Scheduled our next meeting for April 18th

-Brochure (includes itinerary and workshops)
-Brochure Insert (includes room and board info, T-Shirts,  and raffle and charity collection information)
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / President's Report
« Last post by jenndevito on March 23, 2023, 11:17:58 AM »
The Midwinter Conference was a great success! Thanks to the committee - Jill Locasio (SUNY Optometry), Bill Jones (Geneseo), Carrie Marten (Purchase), Jessica McGivney (Farmingdale), and Jennifer Jeffery (Potsdam) - for another terrific conference. The videos are available here:

The OLIS Advisory Board has been met twice. The SUNYLA president is a member of the committee so I’ve been attending. We are creating a mission statement and discussing ways the board can support OLIS.

Adam Saunders and I will be holding another delegates meeting before the annual conference.

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer DeVito
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by loriwienke on March 23, 2023, 11:16:06 AM »
SUNY Oneonta was officially recognized as a university on Jan. 25, 2023. Milne Library helped the campus celebrate with a display of materials from our special collections and archives, which showcased events that helped shape our institution.

Michelle Hendley, Head of Collection Development, Resource Management & Sharing at Milne Library presented, "Mirror, Mirror: What Do You See When You Look At Me?," as part of the Inclusive Inquiry Series created by Dr. Howard Ashford, Director of the Center for Racial Justice and Inclusive Equity (CRJIE) at Oneonta on Feb. 14.

Milne Library hosted an Alden Scholar Series Lecture by Dr. Matthew Unangst, "Colonial Geography: Race and Space in German East Africa, 1884-1905," on Feb. 21.

In collaboration with Health Educator Rebecca Harrington from the Office of Health Education, Milne Library introduced a mini hump day wagon on Feb. 22 that is available in the library on Wednesdays. Our Radio Flyer wagon is filled with an assortment of free supplies to meet students' reproductive health needs.

Milne Library presented the inaugural lecture of our Reading Room Conversations Series on Mar. 22, when Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch presented, "Fra Angelico's Public: Renaissance Art, Medici Politics, and the Library of San Marco in Florence."

Milne Library collaborated with SUNY Oneonta's Folks with Disabilities Affinity Group to support a student panel, "Beyond the Spectrum: A Panel Discussion of Personal Experiences," which will take place in the Alden Room on Mar. 29.
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / Treasurer's report
« Last post by GregB on March 23, 2023, 10:56:36 AM »
Hi everyone!

Not a huge amount of activity to report, but we're still doing fine. There is $10504.92 in the bank account and $39440.22 in paypal for a total of $49,945.14.

I can also report that the IRS e-postcard has been filed and accepted, so we're good on that for another year.

I've attached the report, please let me know if you have any questions!
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / IDS Project Update
« Last post by sullivm on March 23, 2023, 10:55:41 AM »
IDS Project just finished another round of the annual ILL 101 sessions for Assessment, Borrowing, Copyright, and Lending. We had approximately 200 people for each session.

We will be having our Regional User Groups again in May. We are planning on having the physical meetings at Geneseo, HVCC, and Optometry, depending on the number of registrants. If we don't get a good number of registrants, we will move that group to the virtual session we are planning for non-NY libraries.

The IDS Conference will be held again at Utica College on July 27 & 28, 2023. It is the 20th anniversary of the IDS Project and we are looking forward to the celebration!

IDS has also submitted a full proposal to the IMLS for $240,000 to develop a new system we are calling Cross-Share. We will find out if we get the grant in July.

University of Pennsylvania is helping to update all of the IDS Project addons for ILLiad.

Jessica Alexander, the new IDS Project Administrative Assistant, has completed the first run through the ALIAS Licensing Database.

Mark Sullivan will be presenting with a group of other consortia directors at the annual ICOLC Conference in April. The presentation is "Strategies for Collaboration" and is focused on helping libraries deal with rising costs of systems and support. We will also be discussing the issue of metadata ownership.
March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / NYLA Update
« Last post by ckenney on March 23, 2023, 10:46:45 AM »
Now that the Assembly & Senate one-house budget proposals have been released, NYLA is asking Library Advocates to remind legislators that libraries need increased funding in the final budget. You can do so here:

You can petition to be on the NYLA Council Election Ballot. Although the Nominating Committee has selected their slate and it was approved by NYLA Council, NYLA Members are able to petition for their candidacy up until April 15th! SUNYLA members can petition for President Elect (Representing Academic or Special Libraries) or Treasurer-Elect. You need only 30 signatures from active NYLA members submitted to C, Director of Communications and Member Engagement at on or before April 15th to be placed on the ballot. Petition template is attached. Email C with any questions.

Reported by Caitlin Kenney, NYLA Council Academic & Special Libraries, SUNYLA Liaison
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