SUNYConnect Finance Committee Chair Named
Constantia Constantinou (Maritime) has been named as the Chair of the SUNYConnect Finance Committee.
SUNYConnect Purchase on Demand Program
From SUNY Council of Library Directors' Executive Board Chair, Mary Donohue - "The SCLD-Executive Board met [December 9, 2011] to discuss the SUNYOne project. The outcome is that going forward, this should be a 'coalition of the willing' i.e. a choice for SUNY libraries to participate or not.
"The SUNYConnect Finance Committee (SFC) will work on developing the financial aspect -- part of the Financial Plan that will be an optional choice with pricing based on according to sector, size, whatever [the] group decides.
"The SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee (SCC)/Shared Collections Task Force (SCTF) -- will work on the policies and procedures, i.e. the operational aspect of continuing the SUNYOne pilot as a SUNY initiative. The plan will include how the project will be run, who will be responsible for what, etc." [Editor's note: some SUNYOne participants/leaders are also members of the SCTF.]
SUNYConnect LMS Sandbox Enhanced
The Sandbox editor has been enhanced with improved appearance and functionality. This was made available December 7, 2011.
Online training materials have been modified to incorporate the changes to the editor. Any questions? Please submit them to the Footprints system.
New Aleph How-to Document
The OLIS has prepared a document that highlights some activities that might be associated with the beginning and end of semester tasks, or tasks that you might only do once in a while. The document "Remind Me How To Do That: ALEPH Changes Cheat Sheet" is found in the Footprints Knowledge Base (Issue # 9155).
Emerging Library Services Certificate Program
The following is from SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee meeting minutes from October 31, 2011. "Maureen Zajkowski reviewed documents on Emerging Library Services program. Sense from the group is there is enough interest and potentially demand from library staff around the state to proceed with developing courses/certificate programs. Will recommend to CPD [Center for Professional Development]. "Questions, Discussion:
a) OLIS should not be involved; CPD will work with SLN [SUNY Learning Network] and other parties to develop and offer courses;
b) MLS programs are not the same, even their continuing education programs do not address the topics we're considering;
c) Draw on SUNY expertise (some of our librarians already teach in Library schools);
d) Keep focus practical, offer to faculty and staff;
e) Build on existing conferences (SUNYLA, NYLSSA, etc);
f) SUNYLA already [has] ad-hoc group looking at continuing ed., needs SCLD rep on that committee (Mary Donohue will put call out to membership)."