2015 ENY/ACRL Spring Conference: Save the Date

Building Supportive Organizational Cultures in Libraries

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Binghamton University
Keynote speakers:

  • Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director, ACRL and
  • Jessica Olin, Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College and
    author of the Letters to a Young Librarian blog

Save the Date

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Spring newsletter: Call for articles

Spring may seem far off, but we’ve already begun planning the ENY/ACRL newsletter! Have you been working on an new project or paper? Perhaps you’ve recently presented on a topic of interest to ENY/ACRL members? If so, please consider submitting an article for the ENY/ACRL spring newsletter! Articles can be brief write-ups or longer explorations of a topic. For examples, please see previous newsletters.

Contact Kathryn Frederick by February 15th, 2015 if you are interested in contributing or have questions. Final articles should be submitted by March 1st.

Call for Nominees

Dear ENY/ACRL members,

This year, we have three positions on the ENY/ACRL board that need to be filled:

  • Vice President/President-Elect/Program Chair (3 year term)
  • Communications Chair (2 year term)
  • Government Relations Chair (2 year term)

More information about the responsibilities of these positions is available on the Chapter Documents section of our website at http://enyacrl.org/site/chapter-documents/.

If you have enjoyed and benefited from your membership in ENY/ACRL, please consider giving back by sharing your skills and running for a position. There is a wealth of talent and energy among our members, and we need your participation! You will have plenty of support and encouragement from fellow board members and excellent documentation, including a monthly calendar, to guide you through the responsibilities of the position. It’s rewarding work and a wonderful opportunity to meet other librarians in the region.

Our nomination deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015. Nominees must be members in good standing of ENY/ACRL. Vice President/President-Elect/Program Chair must be a member of ACRL if elected.

If you are interested or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jane Kessler
Past President/Nominations & Elections Committee Chair
University at Albany

New Date for Capital District Brown Bag

The Brown Bag lunch at Union College has been rescheduled for November 18th. Please see additional details below.

Since 2007, the ENY/ACRL Brown Bag Lunch Series has provided a great opportunity for librarians within a region to get together informally for lunch, discussions, and networking.  This year’s theme is “More Than Just Book Buyers: Communicating Our Value as Librarians,” with separate events focusing on related subtopics ranging from leveraging on-campus collaborations to connecting our libraries to the value of higher education in order to effectively communicate our institutional value.

Union College
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Union College, Phi Beta Kappa  Room, Library 2nd floor
Description: Librarians Values: Discuss the value of librarians’ contributions to higher education in context of the ongoing debate about the value of higher education itself. The library will provide beverages and snacks.
Directions/Parking: Use this link for directions to the Union College Campus:  http://www.union.edu/maps/index.php.  We recommend Seward Place lot, which is near St. Anthony’s church and is a 3-5 minute walk to the library.
RSVP: Please register by emailing Raik Zaghloul at zaghlour@union.edu.

Fall Brown Bag Lunch Series 2014: Communicating Our Value as Librarians

Since 2007, the ENY/ACRL Brown Bag Lunch Series has provided a great opportunity for librarians within a region to get together informally for lunch, discussions, and networking.  This year’s theme is “More Than Just Book Buyers: Communicating Our Value as Librarians,” with separate events focusing on related subtopics ranging from leveraging on-campus collaborations to connecting our libraries to the value of higher education in order to effectively communicate our institutional value.  This year we are delighted to present four brown bags at a variety of institutions, offering our members from across our region multiple options to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from their local areas.  Many thanks to Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, Mount Saint Mary College, SUNY Geneseo, and Union College for generously volunteering to host this year’s slate of events!

Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam (jointly-hosted event at Clarkson University)
Date/Time: Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00am-1:30pm
Location: Clarkson University, Educational Resources Center (ERC), 1504 Presidents Conference Room
Hosts: Marianne Hebert (SUNY Potsdam) hebertm@potsdam.edu and Michelle Young (Clarkson) myoung@clarkson.edu
Title: When Worlds Collide: Is Work/Life Balance Just a Fantasy?
Description: Calling all librarians and library staff from all types of libraries! Let’s get together and discuss what it means to have (or not have) work/life balance in all kinds of library settings.  We will discuss readings, brainstorm ideas on how to achieve balance, and set goals!  A suggested readings list (3-4 articles) will be emailed to those who RSVP.  Readings are recommended (but not required) to provide background for discussions.  Please bring your lunch.  Beverages and a snack will be provided.
Directions/Parking: Parking passes and a campus map will be emailed to those who RSVP.
RSVP:  RSVP to myoung@clarkson.edu by October 22nd, midnight.
 
Mount Saint Mary College
Date/Time: Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Dominican Center Room 218, Kaplan Family Library at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY  12550
Description: A conversation about the value of librarians, touching on how collaborating and networking on campus can demonstrate and communicate our value to our campus.
Directions/Parking: Directions are available at: https://www.msmc.edu/library/about_us/map_and_directions.be (building 13 on the map)  Contact Campus Security and Safety (http://www.msmc.edu/Student_Services/security__safety, 845-569-3200) for temporary parking permit and Information (located in Hudson Hall, building 18 on map above).
RSVP: Please contact Denise Garofalo (denise.garofalo@msmc.edu) by Friday, October 24, 2014, if you are planning to attend.
 
SUNY Geneseo
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library, Room 109
Description: In order to communicate our value, we first need to determine it. This discussion will focus on the methods we use to determine library value. Bonnie Swoger and Kim Hoffman from SUNY Geneseo will describe some methods underway to make connections between library services and student success. We encourage others to bring examples of methods (qualitative or quantitative) they have used to determine the value of their libraries.
Directions/Parking: Visitors can park in the Visitors’ circle off of College Street. Directions and a campus map are available here: http://www.geneseo.edu/about/directions.
RSVP: Please RSVP by contacting Bonnie Swoger at swoger@geneseo.edu.
 
Union College
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Union College, Phi Beta Kappa  Room, Library 2nd floor
Description: Librarians Values: Discuss the value of librarians’ contributions to higher education in context of the ongoing debate about the value of higher education itself. The library will provide beverages and snacks.
Directions/Parking: Use this link for directions to the Union College Campus:  http://www.union.edu/maps/index.php.  We recommend Seward Place lot, which is near St. Anthony’s church and is a 3-5 minute walk to the library.
RSVP: Please register by emailing Raik Zaghloul at zaghlour@union.edu.