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News from LACUNY
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:21:15 PM »
[Posting on behalf of Frans Albarillo]

SUNY Colleagues,

Please accept this report of The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY).

Outreach. In addition to reaching out to the Queens College Library School, LACUNY President Steven Ovadia (LaGuardia Community College) is interested in working with the Metropolitan New York Library Council to increase outreach to library school students.

OERs. The Office of Library Services at CUNY held a two week (November 3 to November 16) workshop for faculty interested in creating and integrating Open Educational Resources:

There is a CUNY wide group experimenting with OERs on the CUNY Academic Commons Page:
CUNY IT Conference. The two day 13th Annual CUNY IT Conference will be held on December 4 & 5 at John Jay, CUNY. The general theme of the conference is changes and shifts in higher education. The conference registration is free to attendees working in the public sector. For more details please see:

Winter Meeting. LACUNY will have the The McCrann Lectures/Winter Meeting on December 11 from 2-4 at LaGuardia Community College. In honor of the late Professor Grace-Ellen McCrann ( a former librarian at New York City College of Technology,  LACUNY sponsors an annual Grace-Ellen McCrann Lecture series to spotlight research by LACUNY members.

3Ts @ NYC. LACUNY members Kelly Blanchat (Queens College), Kimmy Szeto (Baruch College), Ian Beilin (New York City College of Technology), and Bronwen Densmore (New York City College of Technology) are collaborating with SUNY-LA's Alice Wilson (Monroe Community College) and Logan Wrath (The College at Brockport) to sponsor the Teaching, Technology and Transliteracy conference in Spring 2015, which will take place somewhere in the New York City.

LACUNY Spring Meeting. Brooklyn College will host the LACUNY spring meeting in the Woody Tanger Auditorium on June 12, 2015. The guest speaker will be Karen Sandler (Free and Open Source Software and Women in Software advocate; attorney).
Respectfully submitted,
Frans Albarillo (Brooklyn College)
LACUNY representative to SUNY-LA