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July 2001
Volume 3 Number 3
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[2001 Conference Issue]

SUNYLA 2001 - Corning New York

Cover Story
SUNYLA 2001

Chancellor's Award Recipients

Features
NAUUG 2001

SUNY Libraries in the Limelight at CIT 2001

Oswego Live!

SUNYConnect Database Renewals/Enhancements

Christine Haile New CIO at Albany

SUNY OLIS Wants You!

PDFs for Everyone

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

Link to the SUNYConnect Committees List

[Photo of the Eileen Collins Observatory and Corning Community College Planetarium]Kudos to the SUNYLA 2001 conference organizers. Corning Community College hosted an excellent conference this June. Special activities in special settings abounded: wine tasting, planetarium shows, after hours museum access, live music and lots of giveaways.

The conference planners had so many giveaways that two sessions of prize drawings were held. Bottles of wine, gift certificates, books, chocolate, etc, etc. just kept coming. One OLIS staffer received a large hint that he should do more cooking: an apron as well as a Corningware casserole as prizes.

This year's conference had a large number of Chu Scholarship winners. It's good to see the new members of the SUNY library community at the conference. Remember next year, prior to conference time, the scholarship monies for first time attendees.

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Here are just a few of the highlights from this year's conference:

Keynote Speaker
The Keynote Address was offered up by Elaine Didier, Dean of Kresge Library at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Didier's speech was entitled "The Leadership Challenge: Changing the Way We Do Business".

The ALEPH Track
Librarians from Binghamton, Fredonia, Oswego and SUNY OLIS presented well received programs on implementing the SUNYConnect LMS (ALEPH500). Future implementers of ALEPH learned useful basics of what the project involves, were able to hear the experiences and reactions of their colleagues that have come before them, and acquired some satisfaction with the sentiment "hey, if they can do it, so can we". Minimally, everyone learned that "STP" (switch to production) is more than just a motor oil additive.

Sandy Card and Abigail Bordeaux (Binghamton) emphasized some of these very points in their first presentation slide:

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People, in and out of SUNY, determine the success of a SUNYConnect LMS implementation. "We've thoroughly enjoyed the people from Ex Libris", Sandy reported.

Fredonia was the first SUNYConnect library to STP. While their experience has not been totally positive, and there are still kinks to work out, Fredonia is upbeat. "It's a wonderful system", Vince Courtney told program attendees.

SUNY OLIS wants to extend thanks to everyone whose hard work went into providing the "ALEPH Track" at the 2001 conference. The spirit of sharing, SUNYConnect-style, is flourishing.

Friends of SUNYLA
Natalie Sturr, Systems Librarian, Penfield Library, State University College at Oswego.
We won't list Natalie's entire resume here. See http://www.buffalostate.edu/~library/sunyla/biography.html for some additional detail. Natalie was involved in three different SUNYLA presentations at this year's conference. And in the SUNYConnect LMS sharing category, please see http://www.oswego.edu/library/dept/exlibris/

Ginette Chambers, Director of Faculty Awards and Development, SUNY System Administration.
Ms. Chambers was instrumental in shepherding the new Distinguished Librarian rank, seeing this to fruition through three different SUNY chancellors.

Congratulations to Natalie and to Ginette. And our thanks, once again to all the conference presenters and organizers on a useful and fun conference.

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD for EXCELLENCE in LIBRARIANSHIP

Congratulations to the 2001 recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship:

Otis A. Chadley, Albany
Laura B. Cohen,
Albany
Nancy Bren Nuzzo,
Buffalo (University Center)
Elaine L. Downing,
Oneonta
Katherine B. Majewski,
Delhi (now NLM)
Elizabeth Gulacsy,
Alfred Ceramics
Mary Anderson Ochs,
Cornell
Lorraine C. Weberg,
Fashion Institute
Inger Curth,
Jefferson Community College
Nancy Williamson,
Nassau Community College
Barbara Kobritz,
Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Cover Story

SUNYLA 2001

Chancellor's Award Recipients

NAUUG 2001

[Image: Bobby Approved Logo]

Feature

SUNY Libraries in the Limelight at CIT 2001

Oswego Live!

SUNYConnect Database Renewals/Enhancements

 

Feature

Christine Haile New CIO at Albany

SUNY OLIS Wants You!

PDFs for Everyone

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

Link to the SUNYConnect Committees List