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AprilDavies

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1st VP Report
« on: November 12, 2010, 04:38:11 PM »
Report below, and attached.
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SUNYLA 1st VP Report
Nov. 19, 2010


Since our September meeting I’ve been working on a number of things related to the SUNYLA delegates, which can be a bit surreal since I am one. Activities of note:

1.  Making sure delegates are listed as such online. A dozen or so (including myself) were not listed as delegate in the membership directory. I forwarded those names on to Membership Chair Wendy West and she graciously (and quickly) fixed them. The campus directory lists delegates as well and also needs updating. That information has been forwarded to Web Manager Katherine Brent (and may very well be fixed by the time you read this). 

2.  Setting up online chats. Email discussions led to the idea that we have regular online chat sessions. We’ve narrowed down schedules somewhat and are currently using a Doodle poll to pick a date/time for our first chat.

3.  And during that chat session we will be discussing the Delegate Toolkit. Carleen Huxley, Tracy Paradis, and Mary Timmons have pulled together the main elements and come up with some good enhancements. We’ll see what happens during the chat but I think it should be ready for Katherine to create this new part of our website fairly soon.

4.  Speaking of Katherine and web and delegates… I discovered that the updates to the delegates section of the Manual of Duties & Responsibilities that were approved in Nov. 2009 never made it to the website. I gave the info to Katherine and she got it fixed right away.

5.  The other thing coming up on the delegate front is getting all the delegates paid. There are several whose memberships are not current. Wendy and Treasurer Greg Bobish have verified the list and I will be contacting each of the delinquent delegates soon (if I haven’t already by the time you read this).

Also since our last meeting, I attended the fall meeting of the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD). Most of the time was devoted to strategic planning discussions. It was interesting and occasionally quite fruitful. President Angela Weiler was there as well of course and I’m sure will have more to say in her report.

Coming up, NYSHEI (New York State Higher Education Initiative) is holding their 2nd “Summit of the Academic and Research Library Community” in December. I’ll be there representing SUNYLA and I believe one other officer is attending as well, probably Angela.


Respectfully submitted,
April C. Davies

Angela Weiler

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Re: 1st VP Report
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 12:48:15 PM »
Good to hear that so much is being done to help out the delegates!  Delegates are a crucial component of the SUNY libraries "communication network".