SUNYLA Council > Jan. 17, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY New Paltz

Campus Updates

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Carleen Huxley:
Dear Delegates,

Please add your campus updates to this thread.

Hi, all!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays!

First of all, thanks to those of you who responded to my questions about study room use and policies. Your feedback was helpful in gaining an understanding of the different ways study room use is regulated throughout the state. Our staff has decided to establish and advertise more explicit expectations for students to follow in our study rooms and we are also more committed to enforcing these expectations consistently.

Our Library Assessment Team is preparing to distribute mini-surveys throughout the Spring semester. These will include a traditional multiple choice survey as well as a more experimental "draw us a picture of your experiences" type survey! We look forward to sharing how these surveys are received by the student body.

Over the Winter Break, library staff have been busy clearing out our Archives Room (which most certainly needed to be organized and weeded) in order to make space for a Career Services employee. Materials from this room have been placed in archival boxes and will enter storage.

That's all for now!

Megan Welsh
SUNY Delhi

Cataloging librarian Emily Goodspeed is developing an online presence for the SUNY Adirondack art collection, working with art history professor Rebecca Pelchar. The art collection database, currently on Microsoft Access, will be moved to SUNY's Digital Repository, Dspace (

On Dspace, each SUNY campus is its own "community"; each community can have its own "collections" and "sub-communities".  Emily is currently setting up a community with help from John Schumacher of SUNY OLIS. Many SUNY schools are now on Dspace (

Reference librarian Frances Sigurdsson is developing a mobile site for the SUNY Adirondack Library, using LibGuides' Mobile Site Builder. We'll debut it in the Spring 2013 semester.

Binghamton University's Spring Semester begins January 28th, we look forward to the students return.

Some things worth mentioning:
BU's Special Collections was featured is Binghamton University's Discover-e site:
This article highlights some of the unique Civil War-related materials in BU's Special Collections.

A task force is currently collecting data on our Primo Discovery System, 'Find it'

Carleen Huxley:
David Lankes is coming to our campus on Wednesday January 16 to present our Start-up Day keynote address titled Learning Spaces Now and in the Future.  He will also be hosting an afternoon visioning workshop focusing on our future collaborative learning center.

We are also launching our EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) “Search Almost Everything” (find the link on the library homepage ). We have guest access set up so non-JCC users can try it.


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