The 50th Annual Meeting of the Council will be on Friday, June 2, 2017 at SUNY New Paltz. The theme of this year's meeting is "celebrating the accomplishments of our members." In the spirit of our ongoing collaboration, we are inviting all our members to a poster presentation at the event with the purpose of sharing your organization's accomplishments.
Posters do not have to be strictly "posters," they can be any portable visual aid to highlight your history, a signature program, or a notable achievement by you and your staff. This is an distinctive opportunity to share your story as well as learn about other libraries, archives, cultural heritage institutions, and special collections in the Hudson Valley.
What kinds of content are we looking for? Here are some questions to get you thinking:
For those spring chickens out there - if your organization was established after 1967, we encourage you to join as well! How have you evolved since your founding? What do you look forward to when your Institution reaches 50 years?
Your presentation can be as simple or as dynamic as you would like it to be.
Southeastern will be joining in the celebration as well with posters describing our history of regional resource sharing, digitization and the progression of the council’s member services.
When you have something in mind, please use the following form to hold a spot at the meeting. Take note that this sign-up is separate from the event registration, which will be opening in the spring. Participants in the poster presentation will be offered a discounted rate for lunch.
Also coming up this year: We will end the year with a celebratory gala on December 1, 2017 at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. Details coming soon!
Tessa Killian, Executive Director
Keep scrolling down the newsletter for details on each of these events!.
At a glance:
View for all announced Southeastern events on our upcoming events webpage
Join us at NYLA's Library Advocacy Day: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries.
Together our efforts have resulted in over $11M in additional library aid since 2011
NYS Library Aid FY 2017-2018 - Needs Your Support!
Governor Cuomo is finalizing his Executive Budget proposal, and NOW is the time to SPEAK UP FOR LIBRARY FUNDING!
We have not gotten any assurances that library funding is secure. In 2014, the last legislative election year, Governor Cuomo cut $4M in library aid as a negotiating tactic with the legislature. Library aid is again subject to these same negotiating tactics. The $4M in extra funding we worked so hard to get during last year’s budget is uncertain at best. This is unacceptable.
TAKE ACTION NOW and tell the Governor that library aid should be INCREASED, not CUT. State Education Law mandates Library Aid be $102.6M for the upcoming year – current funding of $95.6M is inadequate, let alone a cut back.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Take a few seconds - tell Governor Cuomo NO MORE CUTS TO LIBRARY FUNDING!
Use NYLA's pre-drafted letter to voice your support for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2017-2018 Budget. http://cqrcengage.com/alany/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=270513
After you submit your name and address you will have the opportunity to view and EDIT the pre-drafted letter. The system determines your elected representatives based on your address, and submits your message directly to their inbox.
Believe it or not, it is time to begin the 2017 NYLA Annual Conference Program Proposal Process:
The program proposal submission deadline is Friday, January 13!
Don't have a complete proposal in mind, but would like to suggest a topic of speaker? Let NYLA know! 2017 NYLA Conference Program Topic & Speaker Suggestion Form
Discounts are available for Southeastern members by using the code "SEN17" You can also get the discount by using the following link to register:
Apply today for one of the scholarships to attend the 2017 YSS Spring Conference on Friday April 28, 2017 at the Ithaca, New York! There are two scholarships available. Each of the scholarships is designed to cover registration fees and up to $250 reimbursement for hotel charges, meals, and transportation costs for attending the conference. Don't delay -- the deadline for the application is February 1, 2016.
The purpose of Spring Conference Scholarships is to encourage continuing education in the field of library youth services by participating in the annual YSS Spring Conference. Two awards are given annually. The first is the New Member Spring Conference Scholarship. It is given to a new member of our profession. The second is the Lisa C. Wemett Spring Conference Scholarship. It is given to a highly motivated established librarian who has had a significant impact on youth and youth services in her/his community
The planning committee's goal with this year's theme, Out of the Box, is to help our fellow youth library professionals find trends, practices and programs that will work for them, their library and their communities. We have a great lineup of programs ready for those new to the profession as well as seasoned librarians, from forming community partnerships to grant writing to STEM and STEAM programs, and much more!
How do you apply? For your convenience, a web page has been set up with all of the details.
Scholarship questions? For further information contact:
January 31, 2017
Mainstreaming Open Access Monographs
Publishers, vendors, and libraries endorse and fund many open monograph publishing activities, but even as books make their way into open access, digitally-native formats, they frequently remain invisible to end users, or at least hard to find. Often, library management systems and distribution platforms surface only paid electronic or print versions of a book without any indication that an open access version exists. How then do open access monographs achieve the visibility and influence of traditionally published books?
Join ACRL and Choice for a discussion of these issues and others around open monograph discoverability and distribution from the perspectives of publishers, vendors, and libraries.
Panelists include representatives of the University of Michigan Press, GOBI Library Solutions, and Oberlin College Library.
Hello Library Partners,
We are beginning to prepare for the #1lib1ref campaign, where we “Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia.” Building on the success from last year, the 2017 campaign will run from January 15 through February 3, 2017. And we need your help!
Wikipedia’s strength is in the references that support it; the Wikipedia community doesn’t want members of the public to just “trust Wikipedia.” Wikipedia is an ever changing source of information. Learning how to critically evaluate Wikipedia is a key skill. Librarians are in a perfect position to dispel myths and use Wikipedia as a case study for teaching information literacy skills; however, it can be hard to teach these skills without experience in Wikipedia’s content creation process.
#1lib1ref is the library community coming together to examine Wikipedia critically, while also giving that most precious birthday gift: a citation. We hope the experience of #1lib1ref can provide the tools and assistance to help librarians integrate Wikipedia into the broader research landscape.
We are looking for partners who can:
Share the campaign with their networks through targeted promotion, such as direct encouragement of #1lib1ref events-- for example, local gatherings where librarians learn how to add references.
Sponsor blog posts or host digital conversations that discuss the role of Wikipedia and Libraries. Examples from last year:
ACRL TechConnect: http://acrl.ala.org/
State Library of New South Wales: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
Help raise awareness and excitement on social media with the hashtag #1lib1ref
If you are interested, please check out the campaign page at 1lib1ref.org and respond to this email to let us know how you would like to get involved.
The Wikipedia Library Team
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017*
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southeastern Conference Room
Special Guest: Eric Roth, Manager of Grants & Organizational Funding, Mohonk Preserve
*Snow Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
free for Southeastern members and affiliates of Southeastern members
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/GrantWritingSIG
Presenter: Laura Patel, SUNY Orange
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017*
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
*Snow Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Location: Southeastern Conference Room
free for Southeastern members and members of BOCES School Library Systems
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Kaplan Family Library at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh
Facilitator: Derek Sanderson, Mount Saint Mary College
Register Here: http://www.senylrc.org/BI_SIG
This lunchtime SIG will focus on a topic about Library Instruction. By popular demand, we will meet again at the Kaplan Family Library at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY to discuss the timely topic of Information Literacy. We will meet over lunch, (BYO or you can pick up something at the campus store) and after the meeting, you are welcome to tour the library facility.
If you would like a refresher on the conversations the group has had so far, you can find notes from the last meeting on the LibGuide here: http://senylrc.beta.libguides.com/SIGs/Instruction. Even if you couldn't attend previous meetings or haven't been able to participate in a while, we encourage you to join us this time and meet your colleagues!
For SENYLRC and other ESLN members, there is no cost to register for this meeting.
Meet up with other Southeastern member Catalogers at SUNY Ulster!
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: SUNY Ulster: Macdonald DeWitt Library, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Facilitator: Marla Gruner, SUNY Ulster
Presenter: Jennifer Kegler, SUNY Brockport
Date: Monday, April 7, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: SENYLRC Conference Room
$25 for members, $35 for non-members
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/GettingPublished
Reading our class evaluations, we have noticed a handful of requests from members for more information on newsletter writing. With that in mind, we thought you might be interested in seeing what your colleagues across the region are doing with their news. The following links are to a selected group of SENYLRC member newsletters and blogs. (The newsletters are links on the left, and the blogs are in RSS feeds, featuring the most recent post.)
If we missed yours and you would like it included on this list, please send an email to Moshe.
Additionally, he served in various capacities at the University of Alabama, where he earned his Master of Science, Library and Information Science. His research interests (and publication/presentation history) are digital literacy, learning spaces and pedagogy, and design of first-year instruction program.
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