“Tuesdays with Maureen” Webinars Set for June

May 24, 2010

Okay, these webinars are actually entitled The Power of Tuesday.  The alternative title is simply a tongue-in-cheek reference to the ever-popular Tuesdays with Morrie and an homage to SUNYConnect Project Manager Maureen Zajkowski. :-)

The hour-long Power of Tuesday webinars, to be delivered via Elluminate at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in June, will explore the future directions of SUNY libraries as we plan our system-wide strategic directions for the next five years.

The topics (and facilitators) for the five webinars are:

June 1: Creating New SUNY Collaborative Collection Models (Cerise Oberman)
June 8: E-Resources: Beyond SUNYConnect (Randy Gadikian)
June 15: The Future of the Academic Librarian (Colleen Lougen & Logan Rath)
June 22: SUNY Libraries as Community Partners (Maureen Zajkowski)
June 29: Capitalizing on Expertise Across SUNY: Cataloging & Digital Initiatives (John Meador)

Please encourage your staff to attend! For more information visit the SUNYLA Web site.

Jon Grennan, SCLD Webmaster

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Nylink To Close Its Doors in a Year

May 18, 2010

Many of us just learned the sad news that Nylink, which has served New York State libraries for 37 years, will dissolve itself in 12 months.  You can read the details from the Nylink press release and its Closure FAQ.

On a much lighter note, I’ve replaced the “cat’s eyes” header with SCLD’s official logo.  It’s much more professional, though it may not have quite the same panache.

Jon Grennan