SUNYLA Council > November 19, 2010 @ Onondaga

2nd VP Report

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shannon.pritting:
Conference Planning is well underway:
•   The Conference Theme has been finalized (see below).
•   The Call For Proposals is almost finalized, and will be distributed soon.
•   Vendor contacts (registration and sponsorship) are going out by the end of this week.
•   There is a conference website: (http://sunyla2011.wordpress.com/), although we’re still working on putting content on it.
•   Local Planning is moving forward, and we will begin to work out details about events, etc. soon.  I have some preliminary costs figures, and we're working on this.
•   The Conference Planning Group is still looking for ideas for a keynote speaker.  If you have ideas, send them to Shannon Pritting (shannon.pritting@oswego.edu)
•   Work is underway on a conference logo, which should be finished soon


Conference Theme:
Shared Borders: Collaborating for Success
Borders are not always symbols of division and separation—often these areas are where the best partnerships happen. The collaborative relationships that these invisible lines encourage can enrich the culture for all. Libraries share many borders, in and outside of the physical building, resulting in new and exciting collaborations across the campus community. Hosted in Plattsburgh, which has connections to Quebec, Lake Champlain, Vermont, and the Adirondacks, the SUNYLA 2011 conference will explore unique ways that libraries can optimize shared borders. Plattsburgh’s margins provide its citizens national, international, and natural connections. Like Plattsburgh, SUNY Libraries find strength in navigating points of contact.  Some of the many questions this conference will address are: How can SUNY Libraries effectively build relationships across borders within “One SUNY?” How can shifting departmental roles lead to open participation within libraries? How can libraries find new partners on campus and within the community with which to meaningfully and productively share borders? Finally, how do partners retain unique characteristics while merging and working together to navigate new roles?

AprilDavies:
I like the theme!

John Schumacher:
AD> I like the theme!

Me too

grimesb:
The theme is great and timely!  It really resonates with us at SUNYIT and our new partnerships in the library.

Angela Weiler:
The theme also goes along great with the themes being brought up for the SUNY Libraries Strategic Plan.

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