Call for Proposals: SUNYLA 2019

SUNYLA 2019: The Big Migration and the Challenge of Change

Onondaga Community College

June 12-14, 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the “big migration” to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

  • Reference and Instruction
  • Cataloging and Technical Services
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Systems and Technology
  • Collection Development
  • Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
  • Professional Development
  • Management and Leadership
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

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

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops

  • When? Wednesday, June 12th
  • Length of Time? 90 minutes

Conference Presentations

  • When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th
  • Length of Time? 45 minutes

Questions?  Contact: April Broughton,

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

January 2019 Council Meeting

The next council meeting is January 18, 2019, at FIT from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Reports can be posted and viewed on the forum.

Location of Meeting: Library, Rm E404 – Library, 5th floor, across from circulation and research desks there is an internal staircase that leads to the 4th floor. The room is at the base of the stairwell on the 7th Avenue side.

PLEASE NOTE – All attendees must have a photo ID (SUNY ID preferred) to gain entrance to the building. A guest list will be turned in on Wednesday (1/16) morning to FIT security, so please make sure you RSVP before then if you are attending in person!

Please let us know if you will be attending in person – this also helps with a head count for lunch! RSVP link:

Lunch will be at Rare Chelsea Bar and Grill and reservations have been made for 12:30 p.m.

If you plan on attending virtually, a link for Zoom will be sent out ahead of the meeting.

SUNYLA Midwinter Conference – Call for Proposals

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:

September Council Meeting

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.