March Council Meeting

The next SUNYLA Council meeting will be on Friday, March 10, at Stony Brook.  The meeting will be in the Scholarly Communications Center in Melville Library.

If you will be attending in person, please register with the following link in order to have an accurate headcount for lunch:

Parking details and Zoom links for the virtual attendees will be forthcoming – keep an eye out for the followup email.

January Council Meeting

The next SUNYLA council meeting will bee Friday, January 27, 2017, at FIT.  The meeting will be in the 5th floor conference room.  Reports can be submitted and accessed on the SUNYLA forum.

To register for in-person attendance (and an accurate headcount for lunch at Rare), use this link:

To attend virtually, use one of the following options:

  • PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
  • iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,522157281# or +14086380968,522157281#
  • Telephone:
    • Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    • Meeting ID: 522 157 281

Midwinter 2017 Registration

SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference 2017

Library Hacks:  Reuse, Repurpose, and Remix

Friday, February 10, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Cost of Attendance: Free to all!

Registration is open!  Register at:

Librarians are some of the most creative people around, making things happen in times of shrinking budgets, limited staff, and constant deadlines.  We’re also experts at sharing ideas and modifying them to work better at our locations.  The SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference planning committee is tapping into the librarian hive mind to share presentations on reusing, repurposing, and remixing existing tools, patron services, instructional practices, communication methods, and use of library space.

Presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length, and will include a demonstration of a library hack, what the presenter has learned that other librarians should know, and any positive/negative feedback that the presenter received about the hack.

Technology requirements for attendance:  Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone.  Zoom will be used for this conference and is free for use by attendees.

For the full schedule, see

SUNYLA 2017 Call for Proposals

SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference
The Global Library: Diversity through Collections, Spaces & Services
June 14-16 at Stony Brook University

Call for Proposals

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

There is no time like the present to celebrate libraries as institutions supporting inquiry and access to information while exploring opportunities for inclusivity in our research and practice.

On June 14-16, 2017 join us at Stony Brook University for the SUNYLA 2017 annual conference where we will come together to share and learn about  the diverse ways we meet users’ needs in our collections, spaces and services.

Librarians and library staff members (SUNY and non-SUNY) are invited to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

  • Open Education Resources/Open Access
  • Management & Leadership
  • Systems & Technology
  • Public Services & ILL
  • Professional Development
  • Reference & Instruction
  • Collection Development
  • Archives &  Special Collections
  • Designing Spaces
  • Cataloging & Technical Services
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Diversity
  • Outreach & Marketing

If you aren’t sure which track your presentation fits into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track best suits your proposal.

Please submit your proposal here: Call for Proposals. If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or sessions, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: January 31, 2017

Pre-conference Workshops
When:  Wednesday, June 14
Length of time: 90 minutes
Questions? Contact: Pamela O’Sullivan,

Conference Presentations
When: Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16
Length of time: 45 minutes
Questions? Contact: Rebecca Hyams,

For information about expense reimbursement, please see the Guidelines for SUNYLA Annual Conference expenses.

We look forward to seeing you at the SUNYLA 2017 conference!