Dear Southeastern Member,
Southeastern has a new Strategic Plan, which you can review here. Thank you for being part of the planning process by contributing your thoughts and ideas via the online survey. The consultants at Library Strategies incorporated many of the ideas we heard from you into this plan. As you can see, we have new mission and vision statements, as well as three goals that will empower the council to better meet member needs. Trustees are in the process of updating Council bylaws to reflect this new direction. We look forward to working with you on the elements and strategies that will be implemented in the next three years. We are already getting started with implementation! The three events listed below incorporate the strategies to increase networking and social opportunities for you.
Tessa Killian, Executive Director
Things to look for in 2017: A celebration of 50 years of library service!
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Council on June 2, 2017 at SUNY New Paltz. The event will be a retrospective featuring presentations from our members. Start thinking about what you would like to share!
The second annual SENY-Con on April 21, 2017 at Southeastern. Share your best work with your colleagues! Apply here
We will end the year with a celebratory gala on December 1, 2017 at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. Details coming soon!
Keep scrolling down the newsletter for details on each of these events!.
At a glance:
View for all announced SENYLRC events on our upcoming events webpage
We are pleased to announce three new digital collections available at HRVH:
The Astor Collection tells the untold story of Vincent Astor, one of America's most prominent businessmen, philanthropists and a life-long friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The collection was contributed by the FDR Presidential Library & Museum.
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Newsletter Collection chronicles the history of the Cary Institute, including its inception as the Cary Arboretum of the New York Botanical Garden and establishment of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (IES).
There is also a new HRVH online exhibition created through a partnership between the Town of New Paltz Historian’s Office and the SUNY New Paltz History Department. New Paltz in The Civil War includes the entire 1863 New Paltz Enrollment Book and its transcription, a consideration of conscription laws, an examination of particular New Paltz regiments, a partial list of Civil War veterans buried at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, and a look through the eyes of individuals who experienced the war.
More than 118 libraries have signed up to use SEAL 2.0. Public, school and a few academic libraries are actively using the new system to borrow from each other. We held Training for the new method of placing interlibrary loan requests in all eight counties of the southeastern region over the summer and fall. Four hundred people took advantage of the training and nearly half have signed up for user accounts.
SEAL 2.0 Class for ILLiad libraries
The Mid-Hudson and Ramapo Catskill Library Systems, in partnership with SENYLRC, are now shipping materials via Empire Library Delivery to academic libraries in the Southeastern region as well as across New York State. The project sponsored by Empire State Library Network benefits the member libraries of the two public library systems through June 2017. They report that the new delivery is “proving to be quite cost effective.” Questions? Public libraries please contact your library system for details regarding using the new delivery system. Academic libraries please contact Southeastern or ELD with questions.
ELD participants in the Southeastern region:
Trainer: Nazely Kurkjian, Coordinator of Disability, Diversity, and Nontraditional Student Services, The State University of New York
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Your Computer
$5 for members of any ESLN council, $10 for non-members
More info and registration at: https://www.esln.org/events/webinar-striving-for-accessibility-in-library-services/
Libraries serve as a powerful gateway to information and scholarship. Information sharing needs to be accessible to all patrons, including users with disabilities. Attendees will learn about legal and moral obligations related to accessibility, barriers that impact accessing information, best practices for accessibility in regards to library services, digital scholarship considerations, and how organizations can proactively ensure equal access to information. This presentation will largely focus on access to electronic information.
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.
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
Believe it or not, it is time to begin the 2017 NYLA Annual Conference Program Proposal Process:
An open call for program proposals is issued to the NYLA membership, and the library community at large. Proposals are submitted via an online form.
The program proposal submission deadline is Saturday, December 31, 2016
Don't have a complete proposal in mind, but would like to suggest a topic of speaker? Let NYLA know!
Want to see what others have suggested? Click HERE
Looking for other ideas? The suggestions received as part of the 2016 Conference Satisfaction Survey are available - Click HERE
NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES INVITES STUDENTS TO ENTER
STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS CONTEST
The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017.
“The Student Research Award program encourages students to go beyond textbooks to access the real documents of history,” said State Archivist Thomas Ruller. “These valuable historical resources can be found in every community across the state and in every family. These historical resources contain first-hand information about the past that engages students and allows them to do the same work as professional historians.”
The Student Research Awards Contest is designed to encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records found across New York State and to increase cooperation between schools and organizations that manage historical records. The State Archives encourages students to explore the historical records located in their communities by visiting county, city, town and village clerk’s offices; public libraries; historical societies; and businesses. Examples of historical records include letters, diaries, photographs, board meeting minutes, police and court records, ledgers, census records, deeds, and wills. The State Archives has a variety of instructional videos showcasing how to find and use historical records on its website.
Participating in the Student Research Award program provides teachers and students with the opportunity to develop research questions and then conduct research to answer those questions. It allows students to choose topics that interest them and lets them put into practice the skills they will need for successful completion of state assessments, success in college and in a career, such as: synthesis and analysis of information, making generalizations, identifying enduring themes in history, and developing conclusions based on evidence.
Individual students and groups of students may submit projects to the contest. Eligible projects include: computer-based entries such as websites or PowerPoint presentations; exhibits; documentaries; performances; proposals for a historical marker, property or district; and traditional research papers.
All students must use historical records, as well as other primary and secondary sources, in their research, and each entry must be accompanied by an annotated bibliography that briefly describes how each source was used and how it contributed to the project. Projects must be nominated by teachers or administrators in the school attended by the student(s). Community members, such as municipal historians and public librarians, may also nominate students. Entries from home-schooled students are welcome.
Three awards are presented each year; one for grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. The awards consist of a framed certificate, a cash award, and an invitation to an awards ceremony in Albany. Certificates of Merit are awarded to students, other than the winners, whose projects are exemplary.
The Student Research Awards are supported by the Laura and Robert Chodos endowment, private contributions, and special grants raised by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to ensuring that the New York State Archives records are preserved and available for future generations.
The New York State Archives is a program of the State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located on Madison Avenue in Albany, the Archives is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on legal holidays. Further information can be obtained by calling (518) 474-6926 or visiting the Archives’ website at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/.
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
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.
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SENYLRC Matters is a group effort of input from SENYLRC's staff and is edited by Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Member Services Librarian for Education and Outreach.
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