Are you aware of an ENY/ACRL librarian who has worked on an innovative project? Or a member library that has done something innovative? Nominations for the ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award are welcome. If you know of someone or a team deserving of the award, please consider a nomination. The individual or team receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium at the ENY/ACRL spring conference. Individuals and at least one team member must be members of ENY/ACRL.
Full information about the award, including the nomination form, is available here.
The nomination deadline is March 15, 2014. Please consider nominating an individual or team. Self-nominations are also welcome.
Thanks to those who agreed to serve on the selection committee:
- John Cosgrove, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College; email@example.com
- Beth Hoppe, Schaffer Library, Union College; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tom Keays, Noreen Reale Falcone Library, Le Moyne College; email@example.com
- Kate Moss, Neil Hellman Library, College of St. Rose; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lyndsie Robinson, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta, Lyndsie.Robinson@oneonta.edu
If you need additional information, please feel free to contact ENY/ACRL Past-President Tasha Cooper (email@example.com), or any member of the Library Innovation Award Selection Committee.
During the Spring of 2014, the Eastern New York Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL) will have an election for the following executive board members:
Vice President, President Elect & Program Chair
Three year term; responsibilities include coordinating the conference and programs (first year), leading the organization as President (second year), and in the third year, serving as Past President and chairing the Nominations & Elections Committee, among other activities
Two year term; responsibilities include taking minutes for Board meetings and participating in Board activities, among other activities
Two year term; responsibilities include handling the organizations’ finances and participating in Board activities, among other activities
Two year term; responsibilities include processing new memberships, maintaining the membership database and participating in Board activities, among other activities
We welcome nominations for these positions. If you are interested, know of someone who might be interested, or have questions please let us know. The nomination deadline is February 1, but we would love to hear from you by December 20. One other way to get is involved is to be part of the program committee. Please let us know if that is of interest.
Thanks very much,
Tasha Cooper, Past-President
John Cosgrove, Nominations & Elections Committee member
Katherine Moss, Nominations & Elections Committee member
On behalf of Empire State College and The University at Albany, State University of New York, we are pleased to invite you to one of the State University of New York-funded Conversations in the Disciplines. The topic for this Conversation is Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy across Disciplines.
The colloquium will be held on Friday, December 13 from 8:30 to 4:30 at SUNY Empire State College, Center for Distance Learning, 113 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.
The Conversation will be divided into two sessions – a morning session, which will focus on the topic of metaliteracy and how it relates to a variety of disciplines, and an afternoon session, which will focus on developing the metaliterate learner from the student perspective. To round out this perspective, undergraduate and graduate student speakers will join academic panelists.
This event is free, but space is limited. We hope you will join in this important and timely discussion. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 2, 2013. To view the conference schedule, please go to metaliteracy.org
To register, please email Debra Conklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Debra Conklin, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College (Debra.Conklin@esc.edu) or Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany (email@example.com).
The ENY/ACRL newsletter is now available. Thanks to everyone who contributed, this issue includes articles on a broad range of topics, including:
- How One Library Redefined Itself to Support Digital Scholarship – p.2
- From Learning Commons to Makerspace – p.5
- Automated Content Delivery Systems and the User Experience – p.6
- Big Data and Data Science – p.8
- Core Curriculum to Benefit from “Assessment in Action” Project – p.11
- Partnering with Human Resources/ Health Literacy Programming – p.12
- User-Centered Strategy for Connecting Patrons with New Materials p.13
- Reflections on Digital Literacy – p.16
PDF version: http://enyacrl.org/site/docs/Newsletters/2013Fall.pdf
Pageflip version: http://enyacrl.org/site/docs/Newsletters/Fall2013/
Please join us at Syracuse University Libraries for an exciting series of events to celebrate Open Access Week.
Science Communication and the Threat of Predatory Publishers
Monday, October 21 11 a.m.–Noon Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Open Access Week will kick off with a talk by Jeffrey Beall (virtual presentation) about the current state of predatory open access journals. Beall will advise researchers how to recognize and avoid such journals that pretend to be legitimate but trick scholars into submitting money and papers to them for publication. Beall is the author of the Scholarly Open Access blog and compiler of Beall’s List of Predatory, Open Access Publishers.
Open Access: What’s in it for Authors?
Tuesday, October 22 10–11 a.m. Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
SU faculty members Ian Gallacher (College of Law), Krista Kennedy (College of Arts & Sciences, Writing & Rhetoric), and Omer Preminger (College of Arts & Sciences, Linguistics) will discuss their perspectives on open access as faculty members, scholars, and authors, and will share their experiences in making their own work open access.
Issues in Digital Scholarship Forum
Wednesday, October 23 4–5 p.m. Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Albrecht Diem (SU Department of History) will talk about his participation in a collaborative online translation project of Hildemar of Corbie’s 9th century Commentary on the Rule of Benedict. Chris Forster (SU Department of English) will discuss his work applying “distant reading” techniques to 20th century works in his investigation of the history of obscenity and literature.
OA Journal Publishing at SU Libraries and Press: Public: A Journal of Imagining America
Thursday, October 24 12–1 p.m. Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Panelists will discuss the newly launched OA journal, Public: A Journal of Imagining America, supported jointly by SU Libraries and SU Press. Founding co-editors and designers Brian Lonsway and Kathleen Brandt will discuss the project’s origins and execution. Press and Libraries staff (Suzanne Guiod and Suzanne Preate, respectively) will discuss supporting OA projects through the open source software Open Journals System (OJS).
More details at: http://surface.syr.edu/oa_week/2013