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January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Professional Development
« Last post by KDnolan on January 12, 2021, 12:59:58 PM »
1) No new grant applications. Last application was 1/24/2020   

2) As a result of the conference being virtual this year and likely low or no cost the Chu and Kissane scholarships will not be offered.

3) The Mentoring Program -there has been discussion about trying to resurrect it. It currently resides with the PD committee, Carrie Fishner suggested it but might be a nice collaboration with our Ad Hoc for Promotion and Tenure committee. Further discussion on that and the recruitment of people interested seems to be the next steps.

January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / SILC Report
« Last post by westb on January 11, 2021, 05:06:49 PM »
SILC has been planning some exciting programming for the upcoming semester!

Save the Date(s)

Our community conversation series will be held on the following days and times – the URL to the Zoom meeting is sent out prior to the event.

February 24, 2021, 1:00pm–2:00pm
March 24, 2021, 1:00pm–2:00pm
April 21, 2021, 1:00pm–2:00pm
May 19, 2021, 1:00pm–2:00pm

We are planning three antiracist pedagogy workshops to help us think about and practices these inclusive teaching practices:

March 18, 2021, 2:00pm–3:00pm
April 15, 2021, 2:00pm–3:00pm
May 13, 2021, 2:00pm–3:00pm

For January, we curated a master list of online webinars/conferences/workshops related to topics discussed in our programs in the fall. We are encouraging interested folks to watch one they are interested in and write a reflection to that will be posted to the blog. We are hoping it will encourage some librarians to flex their writing muscles! The resource list and link to the Google form for submitting reflections can be found here:

One of our next projects is to create a resource about outreach. After some discussion, we have decided to create an edited open access ebook using Geneseo's Pressbooks publishing platform. In order to gather data about how we may want to structure the book, we conducted three focus groups with SUNY librarians about their experience, perceptions, and strategies for outreach on January 11, 13, and 15. Our plan is to solicit chapter proposals from SUNY folks first–it's our hope that it could be authored by all SUNY librarians. If we get a low response rate, we may expand our call to CUNY and/or the state. We anticipate that this ebook will take until next spring to complete, based on Brandon's experience editing books for ACRL.
January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Treasurer's Report
« Last post by GregB on January 11, 2021, 03:30:51 PM »
Hi Everyone!

I've attached the 2020 annual report - as you might guess it's not super complicated, mostly membership payments and only a few expenditures since nobody can go anywhere.  :(

The good news is we're still doing great, money-wise. The current balances are:

Bank account: $19,465.83
Paypal:           $34,146.97

for a total of: $53,612.80

I didn't do a separate January 2021 report because the only difference is 5 paypal memberships at this point.

I normally report that I've filed the IRS e-postcard at this meeting, but the IRS website seems to be less than cooperative right now, so I'll keep trying and hopefully by Friday I'll have that to add to my report. There's nothing to worry about, as we're well below the $50K per year income limit:

TOTAL 2020 income   $14112.60
TOTAL 2019 income   $19144.57
TOTAL 2018 income   $22665.64

Hope everyone is staying safe and otherwise doing well, see you Friday!
January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / 2nd VP/ Conference Chair Report
« Last post by cfishner on January 11, 2021, 03:05:06 PM »
The planning committee met on December 14th, and after discussion of the results of the survey sent out to the membership, has made the determination to hold the 2021 annual conference in a fully virtual format.

Discussions are now focused on how to best meet the needs of attendees in the virtual format, drawing on the experiences from last year. We hope to keep a feeling of "local flavor" with the conference, as well as meeting many of the members' requests for fellowship and networking, as well as our traditional program of professional development.

Registration will be free for all SUNYLA members. Non-members will have a small cost, yet to be determined, but no more than $20.

Thank you to Adam Saunders for the design of this year's conference logo, to go with our theme of "From Seeds to Services: Growing the New Academic Library".

Call for program proposals has gone out. Proposals are due by Feb. 26th. Call for Poster presentations will go out in March.

Carrie Fishner, Chair

Stony Brook University Libraries is pleased to announce the release of its new digital collection “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences.” Browse the collection and read personal written narratives, listen to oral histories, and view photographs that document life during the COVID-19 pandemic from the unique perspectives of our own Stony Brook University community members. “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences” is an ongoing project. The University Libraries continues to accept submissions. Participation is vital to ensure an inclusive record of the SBU experience is available for future generations of researchers.
NYLA Update January 15, 2021

NYLA Council – December 17, 2020 Meeting

•   Established a NYLA Awards Review Task Force to examine and make recommendations on NYLA’s Annual Awards
•   Approved the petition for the formation of the ‘Coalition of Library Workers of Color Round Table’ CLWCRT
•   Approved a new policy for the filing vacancies in at-large seats on NYLA committees

NYLA 2021 Conference

•   The NYLA 2021 Conference Program Proposal Form is open now through January 31, 2021.

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

•   The theme for the 2021 Conference is “Libraries: We’re ALL In”

The theme for the 2021 Conference is “Libraries: We’re ALL In”

Reported by Simone L. Yearwood, NYLA Council Academic & Special Libraries, SUNYLA Liaison

January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Campus Updates
« Last post by alana on November 25, 2020, 11:58:42 AM »
Please post campus updates using this thread.
January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Draft Minutes and Agenda
« Last post by alana on November 25, 2020, 11:57:56 AM »
Please see the attached draft agenda and draft minutes from the November 13, 2020 SUNYLA Council meeting.
November 13, 2020 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / Re: Campus updates
« Last post by cmarten on November 13, 2020, 10:31:06 AM »
Not much to report from SUNY Purchase.  The library has been closed for the Fall semester.  We have been offering contactless pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays since August to great success.  The majority of our library staff are working remotely and providing all aspects of library research support and instruction via chat, email, and Zoom.  We also received confirmation from our Provost, Barry Pierson, that the library will remain closed for the Spring 2021 semester as well.  Services will continue as  they have in Fall 2020.

Our campus has maintained low density on campus of all students, staff, and faculty.  Most classes have been mostly remote with a little less than one quarter of the student population in residence, if face to face instruction is absolutely needed or if students have a housing need.  Everyone who comes to campus is required to be part of pooled testing for COVID19 every other week and that has been going well.  As a result cases on campus have been approximately 5 in total.  The Thanksgiving break will require students in residence to go home and the remainder of the semester will be fully remote.  The plan for the Spring 2021 semester is to continue in this same manner. 

Hope everyone is doing well!
November 13, 2020 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / UUP Liaison Report
« Last post by Danharms on November 13, 2020, 09:40:29 AM »
UUP Liaison Report
Dan Harms

Press Release on Student Testing

Fred Kowal on Mandatory Employee Testing Agreement

Fred Kowal Re-Elected as UUP President

Rally on Stock Transfer Tax

Support the Millionaire's Tax

Sign Up to Volunteer in Georgia

Call Your Legislator

Talk with your chapter officers about any increase in workload.
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