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January 10, 2020 Council Meeting @ FIT / Conference Chair / 2nd VP Report
« on: January 09, 2020, 01:24:03 PM »
Save the date for the 2020 Annual Conference taking place at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica campus, June 17-19.

The conference planning committee has been meeting monthly. Our next meeting is January 13. If you are interested in being involved with the Conference planning activities, email Jocelyn Ireland at Links to the most recent meetings are below.
November meeting minutes:
December meeting minutes:

The conference website is live. Check it out at There are place holders for some local information that will be filled in in the next month or so.

Call for proposals has been posted to the conference website,, SUNYLA’s Facebook page, and various listservs. The committee decided to accept proposals for 90 minute pre-conference workshops, 45 minute breakout sessions, and 10 minute or under lighting talks. Submit your proposal through the Google form:
The deadline for presentation proposals is February 21. Keep a look out for the call for poster proposals in the beginning of March.

Hotel reservation blocks are under the group name SUNYLA at two Utica hotels. Find out more at Dorm reservations will be accepted during conference registration in April.

A checking account has been set up at Key Bank for conference expenses. A debt card and checks have been received by the Chair.

Respectfully submitted, Jocelyn Ireland

Plans for the annual conference continue to progress smoothly. The planning committee minutes for October is available: The planning committee will be meeting again Friday, Nov. 15th, 10-11 through Zoom.

The keynote speaker has been identified. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, winner of the 2019 ACRL Research/Academic Librarian of the Year award, has agreed to present the keynote address. She will be speaking on leveraging creativity to inspire and integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion values. Read about her scholarly contributions in ALA’s press release

The conference website is being created.

The logo is complete. Find it attached.

54 dorm rooms are reserved. The total cost for staying in the dorms for SUNYLA attendees will be $39 a night.

The SUNY Chancellor is not available to speak during the conference. Her office offered to send another representative to speak on her behalf.

Call for proposals will be sent either in December or January.

Save the date: the annual conference is June 17-19, 2020.

September 20, 2019 Council Meeting @ SUNY Geneseo / 2nd VP Report
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:53:16 PM »
Plans for the annual conference are going well. The conference will take place at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College, June 17-19, 2020. Save the date! The Planning Committee has met twice. Links to the Planning Committee meeting minutes are below.
July meeting minutes -
September meeting minutes -

If anyone would like to join the conference planning committee, email

The committee has chosen a theme for the conference. The theme will be: SUNYLA 2020: The Heart of the Campus -- Accessible, Inclusive, and Inspiring Libraries. A work group consisting of Adam Saunders, Jeremy Pekarek, and Justin Cronise will be working on a logo in the next couple of months.

I am currently reaching out to possible keynote speakers.
Respectfully submitted by Jocelyn Ireland

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