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!

November Council Meeting

The next SUNYLA Council meeting will be Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. at SUNY Albany.

If you will be attending in-person, please visit this registration link:

If you will be attending virtually, please use this Zoom link:

The meeting will be held in the Special Collections Conference Room in the Science Library.  Visitor parking is located on SUNY Collins Circle – parking costs $5.00 and can be paid at the meter when you reach the lot.

Note: There will be light refreshments in the morning, and lunch will be at a restaurant.

Call for Proposals – SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference

Call for Proposals

SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference

Library Hacks:  Reuse, Repurpose, and Remix

February 10, 2017

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 seeking proposals describing your favorite tech and non-tech ideas, and how you’re using them in your library.  Do you have great ideas about how to reuse code/widgets/APIs in your library webpages?  Have you repurposed space in your library in order to better meet the needs of your users?  Do you have best practice tips for remixing your PR for multiple social media outlets?  Have you hacked instruction ideas for improved success in the classroom?  Share your experience with your colleagues at the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference on February 10, 2017.

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, in a format that best suits your topic. Presentations should include a demonstration of your library hack, what you’ve learned that other librarians should know, and any positive/negative feedback that you’ve received.

Technology requirements:  Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone, quiet space for presenting, webcam optional

Accepting proposals until Monday, December 12, 2016.  Submit your proposal here:

Teaching & Technology 2016: Applied & Engaged Learning

Teaching & Technology Unconference is happening October 17th at Brockport. Registration is $25 per person and includes a breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, plus coffee. Our keynote speaker is Jenica Rogers, who will talk about Applied and Engaged Learning.


Propose a session: