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SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) 2017-2022

The SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) was an independent organization formed to implement the vision of the Member Libraries of the Consortium (Membership) and support SUNY students, faculty, researchers and staff.



  • Curtis Kendrick, Chair, Binghamton University
  • Stephanie Hess, Project Lead, Binghamton University
  • Jin Guo, Stony Brook University
  • Jean Guyon, University at Albany
  • Brenda Hazard, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Charles Lyons, Buffalo State College
  • Kathy Machin, Farmingdale State College
  • Mark McBride, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
  • Charles O'Bryan, SLC Board
  • Esta Tovstiadi, Potsdam
  • Evviva Weinraub, University at Buffalo


The SLC Commercial Products Committee works with the SLC Board, the SLC Executive Director, OLIS staff and member libraries to encourage cooperation and collaboration in identifying, evaluating and recommending the purchase and/or brokering of electronic information resources. The committee will identify and promulgate efficient and cost effective best practices, licensing and negotiating principles. The committee will advise on maximizing the consortium’s economies of scale and leverage in negotiations with commercial creators and third party providers of content.  The Commercial Products Committee will seek opportunities to partner with New York State’s Office of General Services to seek efficiencies and cost savings in the procurement process.  The committee has a specific charge to identify and provide savings to each member library that equal or exceed the library’s baseline consortia membership dues.