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Registration Open! – Altmetrics are here: Are you ready to help your researchers?

Registration Open! – Altmetrics are here: Are you ready to help your researchers?

Altmetrics are here: Are you ready to help your researchers?

Scholarship is changing, along with the ways we measure impact. This presentation will explore altmetrics and the crucial role librarians have in helping researchers navigate these changes. We’ll discuss emerging practices in Open Access, web-native research, and impact measurement via altmetrics.

When: January 8, 2015; 3:00 pm EST
Presenter: Stacy Konkiel from Impactstory
Cost: UNYSLA members – free; SLA members – $5; non-members – $10

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Syracuse Librarians socialized and celebrated

Syracuse area librarians got together Wednesday December 3rd at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge in downtown Syracuse to celebrate the holiday season.  The event was hosted by UNYSLA and was open to librarians, both SLA and non-SLA members, and SU’s iSchool students.  Librarians from CLRC, SUNY Upstate Medical University Library, Supreme Court Library, Syracuse University Libraries, Liverpool Public Library, Law firm libraries, Law Library Consultants, and Bryant and Stratton Library attended this event.  Over good food and drinks we made new friends and contacts to help us all succeed in our profession.  The response was so positive we will definitely be having another social within the next few months.  So be sure to mark your calendar when the next social is announced.  In fact, several librarians came to specifically meet with students about upcoming opportunities in libraries so I hope iSchool students attend the next social.

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Syracuse Area Holiday Social

Syracuse Area Holiday Social

The Upstate Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (UNYSLA) and the iSchool at Syracuse University would like to invite all area librarians, information professionals and LIS students to a UNYSLA sponsored holiday social at Al’s Wine & Whiskey Lounge on December 3rd from 5-7pm.  Come join us for holiday cheer, networking and socializing!  UNYSLA will provide tasty appetizers and there is a cash bar.  Parking is available on the street or in the pay lot across the street.

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Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks program – Kate Pitcher

Conference Recap: Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks program
Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo

Summary: Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of textbooks rose 82%, as reported by the 2013 U.S. GAO report College Textbooks. In addition, in 2012 the Florida Student Textbook Survey found that, because of textbook costs:

  • 64% of students didn’t purchase a required textbook

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An Open Access Primer – Jim Del Rosso

Conference Recap: Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

An Open Access Primer
Jim Del Rosso, Cornell University

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Entangled terrain: institutional support for open access – Jaron Porciello

Conference Recap: Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Entangled terrain: institutional support for open access
Jaron Porciello, Cornell University

Summary: Many colleges and universities offer institutional support for faculty and graduate students who wish to publish in open access journals. Despite such institutional support, many junior faculty who wish to support open access are warned by senior faculty that publishing in open access journals may be too risky. What is the role of the Library in such a complex conversation, and what are some existing and emerging services for awareness and engagement?

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Open Access: Breaking Out All Over – Ben Wagner

Conference Recap: Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Open Access: Breaking Out All Over
Ben Wagner, SUNY Buffalo

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Unlocking Open Access: Conference Re-cap from Student Shadow Jessica Bellini

Unlocking Open Access: Conference Re-cap from Student Shadow Jessica Bellini

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UB graduate student Jessica Bellini shares her experiences as a student shadow at UNYSLA’s fall conference: Unlocking Open Access

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When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

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