The SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC), an independent organization, is formed to implement the vision of the Member Libraries of the Consortium (Membership) and support SUNY students, faculty, researchers and staff in support of the intellectual and economic development of New York State.

Vision of the SLC

The SLC will provide structure for communication among SUNY library members, its associations and the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). The SLC will foster collaboration among members for special projects by forming committees and task forces to accomplish discrete projects successfully, in a timely manner and with optimal budgetary consideration. These projects will provide better systems, infrastructure and research capabilities to the libraries of SUNY. The SLC will provide a fiscal blueprint for SUNY libraries to run the consortium, organize meetings and collaborate with other departments of SUNY. The Consortium will work to implement the strategic plan adopted by the SUNY Council of Library Directors as well as subsequent plans created by the consortium. Key specific priorities are to:
  • mobilize support for and adoption of the next generation library services platform (LSP);
  • develop a program of assessment and analytics to support evidence-based decisionmaking across SUNY libraries;
  • pursue additional opportunities for collective e-resource acquisition.

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