Essential Documents to Read and Bring to September 29th Meeting

September 24, 2010

We have had a few inquiries like, “What do I have to have read and bring with me to the meeting on Wednesday?” so I just updated our Strategic Planning Web page to make sure that all the required documents are posted there. There are only two that are absolutely necessary.

The facilitator is basing her SWOT analyses on our Vision and Mission – the Purpose and Role from our Bylaws , she asked that you also have a copy of the Power of SUNY Key Concepts  along with her agenda for her session.

Some missed the Power of Tuesdays summary response mailing – it is now posted to the page with all the detailed responses too. This is optional reading though.

Bring your ideas – bring your issues – bring YOUR agenda. Many of you sat on the groups that issued the reports posted to the Web page. Speak up for your issues – this is your plan.


Agenda for September 29-30, 2010

September 24, 2010

SUNY Council of Library Directors Fall Meeting

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2010

The Hilton Garden Inn, Elmira/Corning

Agenda: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9:00 am to 10:00 pm   Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Break for lunch, 12:15 to 1:00)

“The Power of SUNY Libraries” Strategic Planning Session

Donna Meixner, Facilitator

This session will establish broad directions. On Thursday individual sectors will discuss more specific or operational goals.  Sectors will report back to the Executive Board by November 1st so that the plan can be drafted.

3:00 pm           Business Meeting

  1. Minutes of Spring  2010 Meeting
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Dennis Benamati
  3. Distinguished Librarian Award – Maryruth Glogowski
  4. SUNY Strategic Plan – Chancellor’s Transformation Teams
  5. Nylink and LAND
  6. New Business
  7. Reports and announcements

4:00 pm           Adjournment

Dinner on your own.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm    Tours of the Corning Community College Library,arranged by Sarah Weisman

Agenda: Thursday, September 30, 2010

8:00 am to 9:00 am : Continental Breakfast

9:00 am to adjournment : Sector Meetings.


    September 10, 2010

    More information is in the Meetings Section of this site but I thought you might like to see our preliminary agenda without having to download.

    SUNY Council of Library Directors Fall Meeting 9/29-30/2010

    The Hilton Garden Inn, Elmira/Corning

    Wednesday    September 29, 2010                    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Agenda:

    10:00 am      “The Power of SUNY Libraries” Strategic Planning Session

    Donna Meixner, Facilitator

    This session will establish broad directions. On Thursday individual sectors will discuss more specific or operational goals.  Sectors will report back to the Executive Board by November 1st so that the plan can be drafted.

    3:00 pm        Business Meeting

    1. Minutes of Spring  2010 Meeting
    2. Treasurer’s Report – Dennis Benamati
    3. Distinguished Librarian Award – Maryruth Glogowski
    4. SUNY Strategic Plan – Chancellor’s Transformation Teams
    5. Nylink and LAND
    6. New Business
    7. Reports and announcements
    8. Next meeting – Mary Donohue

    SUNY Distinguished Librarian Rank

    September 10, 2010

    At our fall business meeting we will discuss the rank of Distinguished Librarian. To date only three librarians have attained that rank. The guidelines can be found on the SUNY site at

    http://www.suny.edu/provost/facultyawards.cfm


    Power of Tuesday Summary

    September 2, 2010

    July 26, 2010

    Note: This document reflects the opinions of those who attended these Webinars and submitted comments.  The ideas are not necessarily representative of the official positions of our libraries. This is a place to start the conversation.

    The below list is not an exhaustive summary of the Power of Tuesday Webinar series, but rather a listing of salient points.  There are 5 additional summaries and all the data is available at http://powerofsunylibraries.pbworks.com.

    Overarching Concerns

    • It is clear, from the comments that we need to completely rethink the way libraries will work going forward instead of tweaking that which is already in place.
    • We are three different types of institutions trying to work as a system.  It will be important that the Power of SUNY Libraries encompass all levels without focusing on any one type of institution.
    • Campuses show that there are clear benefits to working together as a system.

    Coordinated Collection Development Opportunities

    • Expanded online coordinated collection development & purchasing (via SUNYConnect and WALDO)
    • Coordinated e-book purchasing, with focus on DRM-free content (8)
    • Coordinated regional storage (4)
    • Streaming audio
    • Core set of research (electronic) resources available to all students at all campuses, with an emphasis on undergraduates.

    Electronic Resources

    • Parallel coordinated collection development outcomes
    • Reduce duplication of efforts – several campuses are purchasing the same databases without negotiating as a system
    • Develop a single SUNY sign-on for One SUNY E-Resource Collection
    • Create sector-based packages for each group: basic, expanded, premium, medical, etc.
    • Consider a method for coalitions of the willing to bargain as a group
    • Consider open-access alternatives and saying “no” to expensive publishers
    • Incorporate e-books, AV, purchase-on-demand books
    • Increase communication

    Future of the Academic Librarian

    • Outline / Support / Require Professional Development Opportunities
    • Identify Staffing Goals for libraries / Task Force for standards of new skill sets / Focus on developing a list of skills for specific subject areas (like MAGERT)
    • Identify metrics for return on investment, impact on learning outcomes
    • Provide guidance to upper administrators on the changing role of librarians in higher education.
    • Standardized measurement goals
    • Development of best practices / community standards
    • Collaborations:
      • Framework for campus collaboration to promote PD
      • Share subject specialist librarians
      • SUNY-wide mentor services
    • Look for ways to not only develop new skills but to sustain and implement new programs or technologies that the new skills fit.
    • “Strategic vision should not proscribe any particular tactics nor skill sets necessary to execute them.”
    • “Recognize that the changes in technology will outpace the time frame of the plan”
    • “The new demographic breakdown identified in the strategic plan suggests that more demographic study of how different age groups consume information would be helpful.  As well as some studies on the type of information different age ranges require for their endeavors.”

    Working Group on Library Access

    Top Priorities (based on ranking by B. Grimes):

    • Open Doors to Knowledge
    • Reinvent the SUNY Library System (some gave this lower priority because they believe it’s already being done)
    • Library Partner Initiative
    • Information Management and Critical Thinking Initiative
    • Business Information Resource Centers

    Cataloging & Digital Initiatives

    • Digitization for repositories
    • Copyright and digital right management
    • Sharing of expertise in instruction (shared research guides or libguides)
    • Shared electronic tools (ex. training student workers on Aleph circulation system using ANGEL)
    • Sharing code for projects from one library to another (ex. making the library present in all courses in ANGEL)