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January 19, 2024 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Archivists Report
« Last post by Jenny Collins on January 05, 2024, 10:07:40 AM »
Nothing to report, happy New Year all!
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / LACUNY Update
« Last post by dstadler on January 04, 2024, 11:30:48 AM »
LACUNY will sponsor the New York Metro American Studies Association's (NYMASA) week-long summer institute in June 2024.
The LACUNY Dialogues presentation will be held on February 23.
The LACUNY Institute will be a hyflex event, both in-person and online, in Spring 2024, with a date(s) to be determined.

Derek Stadler
President, Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY)

January 19, 2024 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Campus Updates
« Last post by alana on January 04, 2024, 11:05:16 AM »
Please post any campus updates using this thread!
January 19, 2024 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Draft Agenda and Minutes
« Last post by alana on January 04, 2024, 11:04:58 AM »
Please see the attached draft agenda for our Council Meeting on January 19, 2024 as well as the draft minutes from our last meeting on November 17, 2023.
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / NYSLAA Liaison Report
« Last post by Folandde on November 20, 2023, 12:48:36 PM »
NYSLAA is currently working on workshop ideas for the 2024 conference.

We have elected Cheryl Marriott as our new President!
We have also elected:
Cheryl Paine as our new Corresponding Secretary.
Mario Castillo as our donations officer.
Shai-ana Grippaldi as Public Relations Committee Chair.

Heather Gad will be taking over as Treasurer starting 1/1/24. We will need a new recording secretary then.

We have finalized our menus for the conference

We have made our logo and theme: Library workers, making connections, making a difference. The logo will be on our website sometime this week.

We discussed possible tours for the conference.

We are not going to be running a COA workshop since we do not have anyone available to run it.

Our scholarship deadline is 12/31/23

We are doing Double Good Popcorn as a fundraiser.
-New Director of Libraries started this semester: Dawn Walton
-Currently recruiting for an adjunct librarian at Jamestown
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / OLIS Report
« Last post by on November 17, 2023, 10:17:43 AM »
* Research Data Management Training Series Nov 28th at 1:00 pm
* Schol Comm COP – November 30th at 10:00 am
* SUNY Spotlight on Libraries – December 13th at 12:00 am
* SUNY Library EIT SubCommittee – December 8 at 10:00 am
* OLIS Update – December 14th at 1:00 pm
* New Electronic Resources Interest Group - meets monthly
* Planning a Cataloging Town Hall for Spring 2024
* Planning Alma five-year anniversary Spring 2024-Fall 2024
CUNY Resource Sharing - still on schedule for January/Feb timeframe pending any tech issues.

•   Met with NYSED – they are working to get the additional $3 million added to the executive budget to cover the total cost of NOVELny, now and into the future. The SUNY Legislative Affairs team will help with this endeavor. OLIS created a cost, use and impact information briefing about NOVELny for Legislative Affairs.
•   Task force will re-group to write up recommendations for next steps should funding not come through.
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Monroe CC update
« Last post by mbeechey on November 17, 2023, 10:06:44 AM »
As I write this we are having some much anticipated, new furniture installed on our third (quiet) floor. We are excited to be moving some of our space out of the 1960s! ;D

We are at the end of the hiring process in replacing a Senior Library Clerk position and are looking forward to being almost fully staffed in our Access Services area.

Our FYE Librarian left the college in September and we are not anticipating approval to replace the position anytime soon.

We have partnered with the Counseling Department and are excited to have a new therapy dog in the library visiting regularly each week!

Library staff is planning for Take a Brain Break Week at the end of the semester and will be providing stress relief for students as the finish the semester.  We are also beginning plans to again host the Celebration of Learning in May which runs parallel to our Scholars' Day events.
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / MVCC update
« Last post by jireland on November 17, 2023, 10:03:56 AM »
MVCC will be hosting a Battle of the Books competition for local middle and high school students in March 2024. Teams of students will compete in a quiz bowl competition with questions based on a reading list of around 30 books.

The Utica campus library is conducting a space usage study. Every hour a staff member is tallying the number of visitors in different areas of the library. Interestingly, the most popular area has been the silent study area. We believe upgraded chairs, rearranging carrels to have a better window view with improved labelling and access of outlets has impacted the success of the area. We have also upgraded our group study area with whiteboard tables and mobile whiteboards.

Jocelyn Ireland presented at the Oneida County Historians Association annual conference on local history resources available at MVCC Utica Library.
November 17, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Brockport Campus Updates
« Last post by Dana Laird on November 17, 2023, 09:56:55 AM »
Drake Memorial Library recently hosted a True Crime Series, featuring various events over a few weeks. There was a panel discussion with local news reporters about the challenges and ethics of reporting true crime cases, a discussion with a true crime author, and a Clueless @ Drake immersive mystery event, to note a few. More about the series can be found here:

Virginia Wakim, Access Services Librarian, has left Brockport. We wish her well in her future endeavors. We are hopeful we can get approval to begin a search for this or a similar but revised position. We have two librarian and one clerical search ongoing at this time.
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