Call for Proposals
SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference
SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference: Moving to Alma/Primo VE: Hindsight is 20/20
February 1, 2019
As SUNY Libraries enter the homestretch of our Alma/Primo VE implementation, we’re interested in hearing from those brave pioneers who have blazed the trail for us. What are your top 10 Alma hits or misses? What do you wish you had started earlier? What do you wish you had done differently in staff training? Do you have any implementation regrets? PR pitfalls? What’s the most surprising thing that happened to you after go-live? Come share your experiences with your supportive and non-judgmental library colleagues at the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference on February 1, 2019 (10:00am – 2:30pm).
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, in a format that best suits your topic. Presentations should include what you’ve learned that other librarians should know, and anything that you wish your future self could have told your past self about Alma and Primo.
Technology requirements: Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone, quiet space for presenting, webcam optional
Accepting proposals until Friday, December 7, 2018. Submit your proposal here:
A Zoom link for the virtual attendees will be sent out soon.
The September meeting will be held Friday, September 21, at the University at Albany. The meeting will be in the Cobb Room in the University Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To RSVP for the in-person meeting and lunch, please fill out this Google form. Virtual attendees can use this Zoom link to attend.
Parking information is forthcoming.
SUNYLA’s annual conference will be held June 12-14, 2019, at Onondaga Community College.
If you’d like to help out with the conference, keep an eye on the SUNYLA mailing list for a call for volunteers.
The schedule for the SUNYLA council meetings for the coming year is
- September 21 – Albany – University Library, Cobb Room
- November 2 – Delhi
- January 18 – FIT
- March – TBD – at the conference site
Conference sessions are now available on the 2018 conference page (http://sunyla.org/sunyla-2018-sessions/).
If you presented this year and would like your session posted, send the file or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration closes May 20, 2018.
SUNYLA 2018: Throw Open Our Doors: Academic Librarians Open to New Experiences, Opinions, and Viewpoints
Finger Lakes Community College
June 13-15, 2018
There has been a lot of talk about “open” lately — open educational resources, open pedagogy, open access, etc. At the SUNYLA 2018 Annual Conference, we will delve into the concept of openness through the more general terms of openly welcoming new ideas, campus partners, materials, and strategies into our libraries. Please join us at Finger Lakes Community College on June 13-15, 2018, as we explore how our academic libraries are pushing the boundaries beyond books and databases and opening new territory both within and beyond our walls.
See the program and scheduled sessions.
Rates for SUNYLA 2018*:
$100 for members
$140 for non-members
$60 for LIS students
$60 members/$70 non-members single day registration
The deadline to register for this year’s conference is May 20, 2018.
*Registration checks made payable to SUNYLA 2018 can be mailed to
Finger Lakes Community College
Charles J. Meder Library
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
*Member Rate: You must be a current (2017-2018) member of SUNYLA in order to receive the member rate for registration. This means that if you are not currently a member, you must join SUNYLA and wait for your membership to be processed before registering for the conference at the member rate. To receive the member discount, you must enter the appropriate code in the Member Discount field on the registration form. You can obtain the code by filling out the form at http://membership.sunyla.org/getcode.php. The code will be emailed to you if your membership is current. Again, it is imperative that your membership renewal is completely processed before you register for the conference.