6/1 – Deadline to register for SCLD/SLC Summer Meeting

May 26, 2017

The deadline to register for the SCLD/SLC summer meeting at SUNY Stony Brook is June 1.

SCLD/SLC Summer meeting registration will take place through SUNY CPD.  Search Library in the CPD Program and Events Portal to retrieve the event and complete registration. The cost for conference registration is $150.

Please see earlier blog post for other meeting details regarding lodging and transportation.  The 2017 SCLD/SLC Summer Meeting will be held June 12 through 14.

Conference hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Reservations Phone: (631) 941-2980

Hope to see you there!

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Metadata Practices Survey–Deadline for Response May 12

May 2, 2017

Please complete the survey regarding local campus cataloging practices.  A group response from any interested parties in the library is encouraged, even if cataloging is not their main responsibility.  This is to make sure that everyone who might be familiar with at least some aspects of current cataloging workflow at each campus can share their knowledge.  Most questions have an answer option of “Don’t Know” because respondents may not be familiar with practices related to specific questions.

In preparation for the upcoming migration to a LMS (Library Management System) the SLC (SUNY Libraries Consortium) created the SUNY Metadata, Standards and Policies Committee.  We are tasked with working towards the cataloging policies that SUNY will need in the new shared-bibliographic record environment of any new LMS.

This an updated version of the survey from 2013 when the Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force worked with the OLIS to document standards to be followed for workflow within a shared cataloging and authorities environment based on one record for each bibliographic entity.


SLC LSP Webinar Rescheduled for 5/10/17

May 2, 2017

Per Shannon:  “The SLC LSP Webinar has been rescheduled for May 10th from 3:00-4:00.  We’ll have the web meeting information soon, and I’ll send that out to the group in a separate message, but wanted to get a message out about the day/time.  We’ll record the session, and it will be available for viewing afterward if you can’t make it.  It is my understanding this is open to all library employees.”

Details to follow.


2017 SCLD Summer Conference in Stony Brook

April 13, 2017

The 2017 SCLD Summer Conference will be held at SUNY Stony Brook from June 12 through 14, which will coincide with SUNYLA in Stony Brook, from June 14 through 16.

UPDATE:  Conference registration will cost $150 and will be through SUNY CPD – registration link will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Conference hotel will be:

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Reservations Phone: (631) 941-2980

The SCLD room rate is $139/night.  The hotel is currently holding 15 rooms at the state rate of $130/night (overnight dates are June 12 & 13).  Please reserve by 4/12/2017.

SUNY Stony Brook dorms will also be available for $78.25/night.  See SUNYLA 2017 site for details and to register for a dorm room.

Opening of the conference will take place Monday, June 12th, with the SLC Board & Transition team meeting from 4:30-6PM, and dinner for directors, designees and guests beginning at 6:30PM.  Final agenda forthcoming.

To sum it all up:

  • SCLD Conference to run June 12-14, 2017
  • Hotel:  Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY
  • Hotel Reservations Phone: (631) 941-2980 and let them know you are with SUNY Council of Library Directors for the group/government rates
  • Hotel room reservations should be made by 4/12/2017 (if possible); by May 17th for hotel to honor conference rate
  • If staying for SUNYLA June 14-16, you will need to reserve additional nights under SUNYLA
  • If preferred, SUNY Stony Brook dorm room reservations can be made through SUNYLA site above

If you don’t wish to drive/fly, you can take the Amtrak to NYC/Penn Station and connect to Long Island RR.  Port Jefferson branch trains to Stony Brook run almost hourly, with a trip duration of around 1 hr 45 minutes.  See LIRR map for more info.


Spring Conference 2016 in Albany

March 4, 2016

The SCLD Spring Conference is in Albany from April 19 through 21, 2016

Conference Registration will be $175, announcements sent to participants from the treasurer soon.

Conference hotel will be The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center 

Conference meetings will take place at Downtown at SUNY Plaza.  Shuttle service to and from the meeting will be provided.

Opening of the Conference will take place with Dinner at the Desmond on Tuesday April 19.

Hotel Reservations are currently open at the state rate of $115 per night (overnight dates are Tues April 19 and Wed April 20.  Please reserve by 4/5/2016

To sum it all up

  • Room Reservations by 4/5/2016
  • Desmond Hotel and Conference Center 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211
  • Reservations Phone:  518-869-8100 or 1-800-448-3500 (toll free)

SCLD Fall Meeting to Discuss Strategic Planning

October 1, 2015

The Fall Meeting of the SUNY Council of Library Directors will be October 14-16, 2015 at the Woodcliff Hotel in Fairport, NY.  The agenda is here:   Fall SCLD Agenda


New Directors at SUNY Maritime and Jamestown Community College

October 21, 2014

As Shafeek Fazal leaves SUNY’s Maritime College at the end of October to become the Associate Director for Technology, Discovery and Digital Services at Stony Brook University Libraries, Gregory Murphy will take over as Maritime’s Interim Library Director.

Earlier this year, Timothy Arnold was appointed Director of Libraries at Jamestown Community College.

Good luck to each of you in your new positions!