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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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Ben Wagner recieves the 2014 Member Merit Award

Ben Wagner recieves the 2014 Member Merit Award

During the recent fall conference, the Board of UNYSLA was delighted to acknowledge the significant contributions that Ben Wagner has made to UNYSLA over the years by awarding him the 2014 Upstate New York Chapter Member Merit Award.  This award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement and service to SLA and the Chapter and honors chapter members with a record of distinguished service in the organization and the association.  Congratulations, Ben!

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2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results

President – Elect; Stephanie JH McReynolds, Syracuse University
Stephanie JH McReynolds is new to the area, having relocated last year in order to accept the business librarian position at Syracuse University Libraries, but she is not new to SLA. She has served the St. Louis Chapter as newsletter editor, membership director, president-elect, and president. Stephanie is looking forward to the prospect of continuing her SLA service and getting to know local SLA members better by planning UNYSLA conferences as president-elect.

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