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jireland

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President's report
« on: January 20, 2022, 03:40:28 PM »
Hello SUNYLA!

Upcoming SUNYLA Council Meetings:
March 25 10am @ Farmingdale State College
June 8 (Annual Conference), time TBD @ Farmingdale State College

Since our last council meeting I have been busy with two major initiatives for SUNYLA.

The first is the Mentoring program. The Mentoring Program webpage has been updated (https://sunyla.org/mentoring-program/). The page includes links to volunteer to be a mentor and an application to be a mentee. Many of you have answered my emails about being a mentor (thank you!).  If you haven't submitted a profile yet, don't worry, there is no deadline. I'd like to get as large of a pool as possible before we do a hard roll out in the fall. The LIS Student Sub-Committee has not started advertising the program yet to library schools. Even though we're doing a soft roll out, we have already started receiving applications of individuals looking for mentors. I have already started matching mentees and mentors. Great start!

Secondly, I have been working on a website redesign for SUNYLA. I have met with Bill Jones, our wonderful web master and former president, a couple times. We have discussed our vision for the site, explored different themes, and reorganized content into categories that will be different drop-down buttons for the website. I am hoping we can go live with the new website in the next few months. Big thank you to Amanda Lowe for her incredible creative graphic design skills. She created several banner images to choose from.

I'm excited about this year's annual conference taking place at Farmingdale State College June 8-10. Karen Gelles and the planning committee have great things in store.

Also looking forward to the Midwinter Conference taking place virtually February 4. Thank you to Jill Locascio, Bill Jones, and the rest of the planning committee for putting on this event. See Jill's TDG post for more details: https://sunyla.org/forums/index.php?topic=1126.0

As a token of SUNYLA's appreciation for our campus delegates, we are going to hold a raffle for three gift cards at the end of this meeting. Please stick around if you can. If you are not able to attend today's meeting or stay until the end, there will be more appreciation events in the future (thinking probably the next one will be during the annual conference).

Respectfully submitted,
Jocelyn Ireland