SUNY Libraries share a common mission to support the academic success of students enrolled at the 64 SUNY campuses, provide access to high quality and affordable education, and support SUNY students, faculty, researchers, and staff in support of the intellectual and economic development of New York State. In support of this mission, SUNY Libraries are collective recipients of services for a fee from the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS).
SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)
The SLC represents the collective body of all SUNY Libraries. The SLC is led by an executive board whose members are elected by each member library.
SUNY Libraries Consortium Board
The SLC Board leads SLC by:
Responsibilities of Participating SUNY Libraries
As a member library, an annual chargeback will be assessed to the participating institution by SUNY. These costs provide access to some of the services managed by the OLIS. These services represent core functional operations to which all member libraries are required to subscribe as well as optional services for an additional cost. Participating libraries will be eligible to nominate candidates and vote in SLC Board elections.
OLIS Services to SUNY Libraries
The core services are:
● Courier and delivery service
● Shared core collections
● Core business management
● Biannual Meeting
The optional additional-fee services include:
● Opt-in collections
● Extended Alma/Primo support services
● Complete managed Alma/Primo services
● SOAR and/or SUNY Digital Repository support services
● SUNY OER Services
● SUNY Press (discount pricing)
Voting procedure for SLC Board membership
The full membership will vote on the composition of five of the seven-member board. Voting for the additional university centers’ board member is done by the university centers’ Library Administrators.
Term appointments are for a three-year term; Board Members can be elected for one additional consecutive term. Term positions run from July to June. The OLIS representative on the Board is not a term position and is not voted upon by membership.
Special voting for incomplete term
If a member of the Board leaves their position before their term is up, and there is less than a year left on the term, the Chair of the Board should choose someone to fill their position. If however there is more than a year left on the term, a special election should be conducted by the Board with the Membership voting to elect a substitute to complete the assigned term.