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Susan Perry

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OLIS Liaison Report
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:52:10 PM »
Updates from Mark McBride, Senior Library Strategist, and Carey Hatch, Interim Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost.

-- Elsevier agreement for Science Direct is set to expire December 2022.
Based on feedback from the SUNY Shared Collections Committee (SSCC), Tim Arnold, chair of SSCC and Director of Libraries at Jamestown Community College, joined with Shannon Pritting, Esta Tovstiada, and Mark McBride, for a conversation with the 4 university centers to get their perspectives on how the current agreement is supporting their needs.

-- The SSCC is considering an offer from Oxford Press for the OED and will present to the entire community for consideration. OLIS intends on offering a subsidy, if campuses agree to participate in the offer.

-- The Provost’s Office has convened a large group to act as the advisory council for the new SUNY Digital Learning Environment (DLE). SUNY Libraries are being represented by Katie Ghidiu from Monroe Community College and Cynthia Tysik from UB.

-- Nearly all campuses have successfully implemented their OA policies. Albany and SUNY Poly are the only holdouts. They should be expecting communication shortly, seeking a status update.

Updates from Shannon Pritting, SUNY Library Services Director

-- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Forces and Initiatives
There are multiple SUNY Library task forces related to DEI:
o   Professional Development
o   Collections
o   Teaching and Outreach/Information Literacy
o   Policies
o   Buildings and Spaces

16 SUNY members are attending the DeEtta Jones Inclusive Managers’ Toolkit as a cohort to provide support for DEI and leadership development:

-- SLS is providing onboarding services for new staff at campuses. Thus far, there have been 5 staff who are working directly with SLS staff to get oriented to SUNY Library systems and processes, with coordinated training and support for these new staff.

-- SUNYConnect
A Task Force is preparing for the next SUNYConnect agreement.
Meetings with Sector leadership are happening, led by task force members.
An open Community update is happening on 9/22 -
A survey was conducted, with all but a few campuses responding.

-- The SLS continues to review e-resources for accessibility.  If campuses would like a resource reviewed, please let us know (request form and reviews are at:

-- Access to Deque University has been restored.  Please contact your EIT officer for access.
SUNY is suggesting courses and training within Deque and mapping them to roles in the library.

-- SUNY is working with ProQuest and ExLibris to begin testing whole ebook ILL lending using Ebook Central, Alma, and Primo in the near future.

Submitted by Susan Perry