Advisory Committee on Information Technology & Services (ACITS)


1. The Advisory Committee on Information Technology & Services (ACITS) provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, exchange of information, and mutual goal-setting regarding library and information technology and services for all types of libraries in the South Central Regional Library Council region.


2. Members advise the Board of Trustees and staff on matters of information technology and services in the South Central Regional Library Council region. They also recommend new programs, services, and changes to electronic subscriptions or existing programs and services pertaining to technology.



  1. Recommends directions for the regional information technologies program for annual or long range plans.

  2. Develops and recommends annual guidelines and criteria for the RBDB program.

  3. Canvasses the membership to maintain awareness of regional information technology needs.

  4. Works on regional projects where appropriate or make recommendations on how they might be carried out.

  5. Makes recommendations of related grant applications of relevance to information technologies (e.g. LSTA).

  6. Advises and recommends new technology to deliver programs and services.

  7. Establishes task groups as necessary.

Advisory Committee Structure

The Advisory Committee should be representative of the region and all library types. Members act as representatives for the entire region, rather than as agents of their institution. Nominations for new members are solicited from the membership, ACITS, the Board, and the staff.


Terms will normally be three years with the option of continuing to serve. A Chair may be selected by Advisory Committee members.


2019-2020 Activities

  • Review ACITS and RBDB processes, recommending changes.
  • Monitor virtual reference services.
  • Identify and review emerging technologies and innovations; investigate components for implementation, either regionally, statewide, or within SCRLC's office. This could include an ET roundtable, special interest group, or even a focus group.
  • Review the New York Heritage Digital Collections' websites.
  • Investigate regional digital preservation needs and potential services collaboratively with the Digitization Advisory Committee.
  • Support regional technology conferences and learning experiences.
  • Conduct OA/OER needs assessment; plan follow-up activities (e.g. focus groups) as feasible.
  • Develop a framework for an innovative technologies grant application process.




Term Start


Doyin Adenuga Houghton College 2017
Suellen Christopoulos-Nutting New York Chiropractic College 2012
Erika Jenns Southern Tier Library System 2018
Matthew Kopel Cornell Univeristy 2017
Peter McCracken Cornell University 2018
Susanna Van Sant Tompkins Cortland Community College 2015
Mary Kay Welgoss TST BOCES School Library System 2017
Julia Corrice, ex officio SCRLC
Mary-Carol Lindbloom, ex officio SCRLC
Barbara Lilley, ex officio Division of Library Development, NYSL    


Meeting Minutes



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March 29





December 10 Minutes
August 8 Minutes
April 11 Minutes
February 2 Minutes


November 14 Minutes
July 27 Minutes



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