January 2014

The Bookstore work group had 8 schools represented: Oneonta, Brockport, New Paltz, Binghamton, Morrisville, Plattsburgh, Buffalo, and Fredonia.

A shuttle was arranged to take us to the SUNY Albany Bookstore for our first day of work group. Heather White, the Barnes & Noble manager, there was a great host. We toured the store & saw some merchandising & storage organization ideas.

We met & discussed sales trends, new items & the need for PCI compliant mobile POS devices.

We shared our knowledge of SUNY Open Textbook and what titles it currently holds.

The group decided that making arrangements to have our work group meeting in the store of whatever campus is hosting is a great idea, we also will plan road trips to nearby campuses when the meetings are hosted off site.