News from the Fall Meeting

October 17, 2011
  • Membership of SCC and SFC (new SUNYConnect committees)
  • SUNYOne Report

This Fall’s SCLD meeting opened with an informative presentation by NYSHEI Director Jason Kramer and continued with the OLIS report by Carey Hatch, Maureen Zajkowski, and John Schumacher. The bulk of the day’s worked followed with the formation of taskforces designed to implement plans and projects developed by the membership in April. The taskforces include: Assessment, IMS, Knowledge Base, Leadership, Shared Collections, Shared Staff, Shared Technical Services, and Vision. The Chairs of these taskforces will serve as members of the newly-created SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee.

Members of the SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee (SCC) and the SUNYConnect Financial Committee (SFC) were announced:

SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee (SCC)
Charge: To coordinate, provide input, and track progress of SUNYConnect related activities.
Name Campus/Affiliation Representing
Patrick Callahan Purchase Comprehensive Colleges
Constantia Constantinou Maritime Shared Staff Taskforce
April Davies Cobleskill SUNYLA
Mary Donohue (Chair) Fulton-Montgomery SCLD-Executive Board
Connie Holberg Jefferson Shared Collections Taskforce
Susan Lieberthal Suffolk Community Colleges
Cyril Oberlander Geneseo Knowledge Base Taskforce
Andrew Perry Oneonta Shared Tech Services Taskforce
Pam Peters Delhi Colleges of Technology
Melissa Peterson Erie – South Assessment Taskforce
Cristina Pope Upstate Medical Leadership Taskforce
Logan Rath Brockport SUNYLA
Mark Smith Alfred Ceramics/Alfred U Doctoral Universities
Karen Vanterpool Westchester IMS Taskforce
Drew Urbanek Herkimer Vision Taskforce
OLIS staff Ex officio OLIS


SUNYConnect Financial Committee (SFC)
Charge: To address system-wide financial commitments, make recommendations regarding contracts and/or licenses, and indentify alternate revenue streams.
Name Campus/Affiliation Representing
Austin Booth University at Buffalo University Centers
Constantia Constantinou Maritime Comprehensives
David Haggstrom Alfred Colleges of Technology
Brenda Hazard Hudson Valley Community Colleges
Cristina Pope Upstate Medical Non-UC Doctorals
OLIS staff Ex officio OLIS
April Davies Cobleskill SUNYLA
TBD . Community College Business Officers Association (CCBOA)
TBD . SUNY Business Officers Association (SUBOA)
TBD . SUNY Student Assembly
TBD . University Faculty Senate

Other News:

The SUNYOne Operations Group final report was shared with the membership on Wednesday. SCLD was informed that the pilot project was completed and concluded with several recommendations for the future. This report will be forwarded to the soon-to-be-convened SCC for further action.

SUNYOne’s conclusions & recommendations:

“The SUNYOne Operations Group believes strongly that although the present model isn’t perfect, we cannot afford to stop moving in this direction. Given the success of the pilot at diversifying the SUNY collection, the SUNYONE Operations Group recommends that a system-wide program be put in place for the purchase of SUNY-first-copy titles. Our suggestion is that a Purchase On Demand program funded through the SUNY Connect Core Services fees be created. It is important at this juncture that the SUNY Council of Library Directors continues to address the issues surrounding collaborative collection development including determining the maximum number of copies held and addressing the issue of last copy held.”