SUNYLA Council > June 12, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Buffalo State

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Carleen Huxley:
Delegates, please add your campus updates to this thread.

Our new Info Lit librarian has decided that she can't take the winters here and is moving to Florida as I type this update. We plan to hire someone on a Visiting basis for the coming school year so we have time to do a proper search for a tenure-track hire. The Visiting position should be a great opportunity for a recent grad to build his/her resume.

This fall marks the 40th anniversary of the Library's current building. We are putting together a 40th Anniversary edition of the Library Cookbook to mark the occasion. One of our Graphic Arts students designed the cover and interior layouts (it's sharp, like a brand-new santoku knife). We plan for the cookbook to go on sale in late September just in time for Homecoming.

In non-library news, SUNY Cobleskill is back to having a full-time President, albeit an Acting President. Deb Thatcher has moved up from Provost/VPAA to be Acting President for a 2-year term. A full search will be conducted for a start date in 2015.

Karen Ferington:
Summer 2013 will be busy for us here at NCCC. We are preparing for several student-related services to move to the library and be located on our 2nd (Main) floor as of September 1st. The public part of the library currently occupies the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.  Collections on the 2nd (Main) floor to be relocated to the 3rd and 4th floors include Reference books, Periodicals, Media, Children's Literature, ILL, and Reserves in addition to offices and media viewing stations. As you can imagine, we are busily weeding all collections to make space for the transition over the summer. It is a huge project that we are tackling one day at a time.

Our Evening Circulation Clerk, Michelle Owens, recenly left us to pursue an M.L.S. degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  We wish Micha the best in all of her future endeavors!

We are getting closer to hiring a new Instruction and Reference librarian.

Carleen Huxley:
SUNY Old Westbury update (adding this for Antonia Digregorio):

What’s happening at SUNY Old Westbury.
 As most of you know – we are in the process of a renovation. The first half of the construction should be complete for the Spring 2014 semester.   
Librarian Joanne Spadaro created an online embedded course for a Sociology Senior Seminar with Professor Diana Papademas from Sociology department. This course was taught in  Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.  The fall 2013 was a hybrid course that only met once a week, and the spring 2013 was a traditional course.
Business librarian, Curt Friehs has published a book chapter  "Surviving Layoffs" from Managing in the Middle.  It was published by ALA Editions and there is a write-up in American Libraries.  Here are some links:
Curt Friehs (Senior Assistant Librarian) and Margaret King (Outreach & Internship Coordinator, Office of Career Planning and Development) gave a presentation on "Using the Internet & Library for Your Career Planning & Job Search" at Workforce Partnership in Massapequa, NY. The presentation focused on strategies to improve career success for an audience actively seeking employment.

Our latest addition to the Old Westbury College library reference staff is Jason Kaloudis. Jason is Access Services and manages the Circulation department. He earned his MLS from the Palmer School of Library Science at LIU in 2007, and comes to us with a background in both academic and public libraries.


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