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Rosanne Humes

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« on: January 20, 2015, 10:56:29 AM »
SUNYLA Presidents Report, Jan. 23, 2015


I want to thank Carrie Fishner for volunteering to take on the job of SUNYLA Secretary.

SUNYLA’s Midwinter Online Conference Committee:

Michelle Eichelberger, SUNYGenesee; Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo; Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime; Jill Locascio, SUNY Optometry; Lyndsie Robinson, SUNY Oneonta; Rosanne Humes, SUNY NCC

I want to thank the above for volunteering to be on the committee. In a short amount of time this group has put together a great conference. The virtual conference will be held Friday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We have six sessions planned: Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement, Meggan Frost, Paul Smith’s College; Be a Databrarian! Using Weka to analyze Patron Use of Library Services, Elaine Lasda Bergman, University at Albany; Adding True SMS Service to Your Library OPAC, Juan Denzer, Binghamtom University; Screencast-O-Matic: Enhance and Expand Technology and Information Literacy Training, Gina Robinson, St. John’s University; Guide on the Side: Active Learning and Simple Design, Trevor Riley, NY State College of Ceramics/Alfred University; and Using Edmondo to Facilitate Undergraduate Preservice Teacher Connections, Michelle Costello, and Katie Rommel-Esham, SUNY Geneseo.

We opened registration in the afternoon of Jan. 7 and twenty four hours later we had 88 registrants. At the time of this report we have 161 registrants, from both public and academic libraries from all over SUNY, the country, and even from Brazil and Spain.

SCLD Conference Call

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, I called into the SCLD Conference call. The topic for discussions was the eventual need to get proposals from “qualified vendors to provide program and technology planning for multi-campus shared services offered through SUNYConnect in support of ongoing needs of SUNY Libraries.”
Maureen from OLIS was looking for direction from SCLD on developing a strategy on how to re-evaluate services and predict the types of services that would be needed so that OLIS could write the RFP.

The focus of the discussion came down to should they hire a consultant or look inside SUNY for a project lead, and what kind of person should do this (faculty, librarian, library consultant).

A Discussion took place, and it was decided by Maureen that she will revisit her original thoughts and come up with a ‘skill set’ that we would want to see in a project leader, and focus on the reevaluation of services and transitional strategies.

The talk turned to the upcoming SCLD meeting, April 17-17 to be held in Cooperstown. SCLD is considering having a pre-meeting on assessment.


March 13, 2015 – Purchase (Please note this meeting date was changed from March 20)
June 3, 2015 – Purchase (during the SUNYLA conference)