SUNYLA Council > November 19, 2010 @ Onondaga

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AprilDavies:
Reply to this message with your updates. Thanks!

AprilDavies:
Construction is progressing. We got the librarian offices and the workroom back just last week. Next up is half of the top floor, followed by everything that hasn't been done yet (which is half the building). Summer ought to be fun.

The Library continues to co-sponsor the Community of Scholars lecture series. The second one of the semester is happening this afternoon... "Carlin in Composition: The Use of Stand-Up Comedy in the English Composition Classroom."

We're in the process of hiring a new Provost. The first of the finalists will be on campus next week.

Karen Ferington:
The most recent news at Niagara C.C.C. is that we have received several iPads from funds in a technology grant.  The librarians are using the iPads right now and exploring ways to use the new technology in our reference work with patrons.
We are also searching for an Emerging Technology Librarian. Applications have closed and the review of applications will begin soon.   

grimesb:
Personnel change seems to be a continuing theme at SUNYIT.  Crystal Pogorzelski, our library systems manager, has accepted a new position at a non-profit agency in Buffalo and will leave at the end of this week.  We will truly miss her and her knowledge of all things Aleph and Illiad.  Our secretary, Rose Stevens, left a week ago to work for Empire State College in Utica.  We will try to limp along without both of them. 

Pam Flinton, paid a visit and has been mentoring us on the lending side of Illiad since our ILL lending clerk retired.  Pam and Andy Perry have helped with recommendations on how to do more with less.  We owe a huge thank you to Pam for her input and willingness to help us.

We will be searching for a new Provost in the near future.  Our current Provost decided to take advantage of the early retirement offer.

The planning for the Learning Commons to be located in the library will ramp up in December.  The library staff has been making room for the addition of more partners in the building, mainly on the first floor.  We have been shifting the collection upstairs to make room for the print journal collection, currently on the first floor.  It is hoped that all planning can take place in the Spring and then be implemented in the Summer.

Carleen Huxley:
We recently started using Gimlet to track our reference stats, http://www.gimlet.us/.  We're really liking it so far.  We also recently got a Keurig machine which has turned out to be a real hit with the students. Kenyon Wells, our technical services librarian, presented (The role of a Library Assistant) at the 4rth Annual Library Assistants' Day in Syracuse.

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