Advisory Committee on Information Technology & Services (ACITS)

Purpose

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.

 

Role

  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.

 

2020-2021 Activities

  • Review/Develop Plan of Service Elements.
  • Investigate the 360 immersive experience projects (TC3, ESIE/ESLN).
  • 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, SIG, or even a focus group.
  • Review the New York Heritage Digital Collections' websites collaboratively with the Digitization Advisory Committee.
  • Support regional technology conferences and learning experiences.

 

Members

Institution

Term Start

 Email

Doyin Adenuga

Houghton College

2017

doyin.adenuga@houghton.edu

Elizabeth Hicks

New York Chiropractic College

2021

ehicks@nycc.edu

Erika Jenns

Southern Tier Library System

2018

jennse@stls.org

Peter McCracken

Cornell University

2018

phm64@cornell.edu

Mary Ann Munroe

GST BOCES SLS

2021

mmunroe@gstboces.org

Susanna Van Sant

Tompkins Cortland Community College

2015

vansans@tc3.edu

       

Claire Lovell, ex officio

SCRLC

 

clovell@scrlc.org 

Mary-Carol Lindbloom, ex officio

SCRLC

 

mclindbloom@scrlc.org

       

 

Meeting Minutes

2021

 
October 4 Minutes
May 7 Minutes

 

 

2020

 
November 12
May 11
February 28 Minutes

 

 

2019

 
December 3 Minutes
September 6 Minutes
March 29 Minutes

 

 

2018

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

2017

 
November 14 Minutes
July 27 Minutes

 

 

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