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Katie (DeRusso) Ghidiu

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SLC Update
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Patrick and Katie are both at other events today and cannot make the meeting.


SLC Spring Meeting
Registration now open through SUNY CPD:
April 18-20, Syracuse, NY
Open to all members of SLC institutions and invited guests

SLC Board
Voting is now open for two new members of the SLC Board. Each institution can vote once and should select two candidates.  Voting ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29.  Results will be shared the following week. A list of candidates is below:

Ken Fujiuchi, Head, Information Commons, Buffalo State University. Ken is well known in SUNY. He is very knowledgeable about all the issues SUNY libraries are currently grappling with, including OER, repositories, and library management systems. Ken is also an original thinker and problem solver and is very collegial. He will provide valuable insight and direction to the SLC Board. [Recommended by Marc Bayer, Director]

Jenica Rogers, Director, Lougheed Learning Commons, SUNY Potsdam. Jenica P. Rogers is the Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons at SUNY Potsdam. Jenica’s background in librarianship is in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. The Lougheed Learning Commons is a hub of non-classroom academic space which includes the College Libraries, College Archives, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, College Makerspace, and Honors Program, and is dedicated to exploring and expanding the boundaries and intersections of traditional classroom instruction and applied learning activities. Jenica’s current professional interests are constantly expanding and all revolve around the intersections in higher education — the places that classroom learning, student identity, libraries, the internet, scholarly communication, and authentic experiences collide. As a member of the SLC Board, Jenica hopes to bring her experience with vendors, faculty, and higher education administration to the table, to advocate for solutions that actually solve our problems, not just push them off a few more years, and to add to the voices who represent the needs and the goals of the smaller libraries in our consortium.

Beth Orgeron, Library Dean, SUNY Cobleskill. As library dean at SUNY Cobleskill for the past nine years, I have served as a past chair of the former SCLD, participated in the advisory team that worked with Ithaka to develop the SLC, and most recently, I am serving on the search committee for the first executive director of the SLC. I have experience serving on an executive board (Four County Library system), and I have a keen interest in being part of growth and development of our new SLC. Also, I am available to travel as needed for meetings. Cobleskill is relatively centrally located and, I have the expressed support of my provost to take on this opportunity.

Cori Wilhelm, Interim Director of Library Services, SUNY Canton. Cori Wilhelm is the Interim Director of Library Services at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons. She earned her MLS at University at Buffalo and became an academic librarian in 2012. After serving as SLLC’s Assistant Director for 4 years, she became Interim Director in 2016. She serves as the OER Program Lead for her campus, and is currently working with her campus administration and faculty to get OER off the ground at Canton.

Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY Geneseo. I have experience serving on a variety of different library related boards and teams. For example, I currently serve as a member of the IDS Project Advisory Council, IDS Project Admin Team, and SUNY OER Services Advisory Council. In my previous position as library director at Georgetown College (Ky.), I served as a member of the board of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA). I chaired the Special Libraries Section. I also served as a member of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) Library Directors and as a chair of this group before accepting my current position. These experiences and opportunities have positioned me to be an effective member of the SLC Board, and I welcome the opportunity to serve as a potential member of the SLC Board.

Executive Director Search
On behalf of the SUNY Library Consortium Board of Directors and the Executive Director search committee (Cindy Olbrys, Jessica Clemens, Rebecca Mugridge, Maureen Zajkowski, Randy Gadikian, April Davies, Beth Orgeron, and myself), I am very pleased to announce the finalist candidates for the SLC Executive Director position.
Charles  O’Bryan, Library Director SUNY Oneonta will be interviewing the afternoon of Monday March 26th and Mark A. Smith, Associate Dean of Libraries Alfred University will be interviewing Tuesday March 27th,  at Binghamton University. Their resumes (personal contact information redacted) are attached for your review.
Each candidate will offer an Open Presentation on the following topic: The SLC is a new consortia that will be inclusive of its members, SUNY and beyond.  What does it mean to operate as a consortia in the 21st century? How have consortia, especially in higher education or specifically to libraries, been able to affect positive change for our stakeholders? How might you define success in your role as our new SLC ED?
You are all invited to join the Open Presentations by WebEx  (these will be recorded) and also to provide feedback on the candidates.
(These links were sent out in the email)