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SMART Update: August 2014

SMART congratulates our Award winners:

William Jones III, IDS Project Creative Technologist, Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo, the Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology recipient.

John Myers, Catalog Librarian, Union College, Schaffer Library, recipient of the SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award

Sarah Maximiek, Subject Librarian for Political Science & Public Administration, Binghamton University Libraries, recipient of a NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award selected by SMART.

SMART Bylaws revised

At our general membership meeting, proposed changes to the SMART bylaws were ratified by the membership.  The changes in Article IV. reflect changes made by our affiliate, ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

SMART wrap up

John Myers led our full day CE session on RDA to kick-off SMART programs in Saratoga Springs. Overall the programs were well-received and those present at our popular flash talks session got an opportunity to test out what it is like to wear a Google Glass after the session.  We had fun with trivia using an iPad app at the booth—everyone who played was a winner!  Based on feedback from last year we went green and had presentations and “handouts” available for download from SMART’s own LibraryBox.  Also on the LibraryBox were badges for download—after our Rudi Weiss lecture we drew names from individuals who had collected the most badges from our sessions.  Susan Davis won the grand prize of a Corsair Survivor flash drive.