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September 17, 2021 Council Meeting @ MVCC / Treasurer's Report
« Last post by GregB on September 14, 2021, 10:39:23 AM »
Hi, not a lot to report, we had a few memberships come in, and paid for web hosting and a professional development grant.

We have $18936.05 in the bank account and $41,104.79 in paypal, for a total of $60,040.84.

Report is attached, please let me know if there are any questions!
September 17, 2021 Council Meeting @ MVCC / Re: Campus Updates
« Last post by cfishner on September 14, 2021, 09:38:42 AM »
SUNY Delhi has a few staffing updates to share:
Katelyn Baroody has left us to move back to New Orleans, and has taken on a Head Librarian role at Nunez Community College.
We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Sarah Meisch-Lacombe to Delhi in October in the role of Outreach & Assessment Librarian.
Jenny Collins will be out on leave for the fall 2021 semester.

The library will be getting a new elevator (yay!), however it will necessitate the old elevator to be non-operational for about 2 months during the semester beginning Sept. 27th (boo!).

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Annual conference, we hope you enjoyed your taste of Delhi, and that one day you get to visit us in person!

Carrie Fishner

In the past few weeks, NYLA has gone through major changes: Jeremy Johannesen, our Executive Director for nearly a decade, resigned from his position effective August 4, and moved on to another opportunity. Claudia Depkin, President, Dr. Jen Cannell, Past-President, Roger Reyes, Treasurer, Grace Riario, Treasurer-Elect, and Jennifer Byrnes, PLS President, resigned from their positions on Council. In lieu of these resignations, we were able to swiftly welcome in Beth Merkle as President, Arlene LaVerde as President-Elect, Barbara Stripling as Immediate Past-President, Kelly Harris as Treasurer, and Meg Van Patten as PLS President.

To move forward with purpose and momentum, NYLA Council will come together and take the following steps:
•   Holding a special election for Treasurer-Elect (September 2021)
•   Appoint an Interim Executive Director to ensure that daily operations continue to run smoothly at NYLA HQ
•   Form a Governance Task Force to examine issues in NYLA’s by-laws and structure and recommend changes or updates
•   Begin the search for a new Executive Director to lead NYLA confidently into the future

NYLA Upcoming Events:

NYLA 2021 Conference
The NYLA 2021 Annual Conference will take place November 3-6, 2021, in Syracuse, NY.

REGISTER TODAY! #NYLA2021 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Virtual: Thursday, October 28th - Friday, October 29th
In-Person: Wednesday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 6th Register Here:

•   Conference: The Oncenter Convention Center at 800 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202
•   Hotel Accommodations: Syracuse Marriott Downtown at 100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Western New York Library Council Resources (WNYLRC): INTERSECT 2021: Resilience, Renewal, and Beyond
When? Friday, October 1st from 9:30AM - 4:00PM  Register Here:

Upcoming NYLA Webinars

Friends of Libraries Section (FLS): Before Friends Become Frienemies
Date: Thursday, September 30th at 2PM
Register Here:

Reported by Simone L. Yearwood, NYLA Council Academic & Special Libraries, SUNYLA Liaison
Please see the attached draft agenda for the September 17, 2021 SUNYLA Council Meeting and draft minutes from the June 16, 2021 Council Meeting.
September 17, 2021 Council Meeting @ MVCC / Campus Updates
« Last post by alana on August 23, 2021, 09:38:33 AM »
Please post campus updates to this thread!
June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / TDG Report
« Last post by jlocascio on June 17, 2021, 10:06:08 AM »
We once again used Election Runner for this year's SUNYLA election.

Of 374 voters, 110 voted (29%).

This percentage is down from last year but we had a very large increase in voters this year (which means we've had a big increase in members - good for us!).  The previous years' participation numbers are as follows:

2020: Of 273 voters, 101 voted (37%)
2019: Of 220 voters, 95 voted (43%)
2018: Of 235 voters, 144 voted (61%)

It appears that the first year we instituted online voting we had the best participation and from that point forward roughly the same number of people are voting each year.
June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / SUNY Oswego Updates
« Last post by Morgan Bond on June 16, 2021, 01:08:48 PM »
Laura Harris, Distance & Open Education Librarian, was promoted from Senior Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian, effective September 1, 2021. Please join us in congratulating Laura!

We finally received approval to fill the position of Discovery/Web Services Librarian!
Link to full position description:;jsessionid=9CDF4E5DEEABC0AEEBFADFE1E09E5C55?JOBID=132097
June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / Web Manager Report
« Last post by Bill Jones on June 16, 2021, 12:07:58 PM »
Just a few updates:

-- I updated SCCC member's information and 'Executive Board and Liaison' page
-- I've been participating in SUNYLA Conference planning meetings
-- I will be splitting the Annual Conference videos and posting them to YouTube and the SUNYLA website soon after the conference

Have fun at the SUNYLA Conference!

Respectfully submitted,
June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / LACUNY Update
« Last post by Rebecca Hyams on June 16, 2021, 11:40:46 AM »
Hi everyone. I've been pretty swamped so I don't know if I'll make it today, but I hope everyone's having a good conference so far.

We have a few updates from LACUNY:

The 2021 LACUNY Institute was held on May 5th and 6th virtually and was well attended.

Elections were held to elect new officers for the Executive Council. The 2021-22 Executive Council is:
Jeffrey Delgado (President)
Nelson Santana (VP/President-Elect)
Nandi Prince (Secretary)
Matthew Dineiro (Treasurer)
Derek Stadler and Leila Walker (Urban Library Journal Editors)

It was decided by the LACUNY Executive Council that we would no longer solicit donations for our Mutual Aid fund. The fund has a healthy balance and the number of requests for monetary assistance had slowed to the point where we anticipate being able to fulfill any requests that come in for the time being. LACUNY will revisit the fund and determine what to do with the remaining funds that can support the Mutual Aid mission.
June 16, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / Promotion & Tenure ad hoc
« Last post by cfishner on June 16, 2021, 09:53:32 AM »
The Promotion & Tenure ad hoc committee is sponsoring a Workshop during the annual conference on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm.

If anyone would like to join the committee, please email Carrie at Goals of the committee for the short term will be to identify next steps that will benefit the community, beyond offering the popular annual sessions during the conference.
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