Call for Proposals: SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference

SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference: Practical OER: Transitioning from Theory to Implementation

February 2, 2018

Everyone can agree that Open Education Resources are a good thing:  decreasing the cost of textbooks can make education more accessible for more people. The SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference planning committee is seeking proposals describing the ways that you’ve actually implemented OERs at your institution, and how the library has been involved with that process. Do you have great ideas about how to promote OERs to your faculty and colleagues? Have you created OER repositories or guides that you think could be used as a model for other schools? Do you have success stories about collaborating with faculty to make campus-wide OER a reality? Can you recommend best practices for making sure students can get print copies of material if they need it? Share your experience with your colleagues at the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference on February 2, 2018 (10:00am – 2:30pm).

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, in a format that best suits your topic.  Presentations should include a demonstration of how you’ve worked with OERs, 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 Friday, December 8, 2017.  Submit your proposal here:

November 3 Council Meeting

The next SUNYLA Council meeting will be Friday, November 3, at the University at Albany.  The agenda, draft minutes, and reports are available on the forum (

The meeting will be on the downtown campus in Draper Hall 246.

If you will be attending in person, register ASAP so enough parking passes can be requested, and for a headcount for lunch:

Lunch and parking details to follow.

Virtual attendance will also be possible; watch for an email with the Zoom links.

September 18 Council Meeting

The September 18, 2017, meeting of the SUNYLA council will be held at SUNY Delhi in Bush Hall.  The meeting will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you will be attending in person and partaking of the catered lunch, please sign up with this link:

If you are attending in person, you will receive a temporary parking pass via email.

Virtual meeting options are available:

  • Via Zoom:
  • Via iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,887304813#  or +16699006833,,887304813#
  • Or via Telephone: US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833; Meeting ID: 887 304 813.

Council Meetings for 2017-2018

Here are the 2017-2018 SUNYLA Council meeting dates.  Additional details for each meeting will be available closer to the date.

  • September 18 at Delhi
  • November 3 at Albany
  • January 26 at FIT
  • March 23 at Finger Lakes Community College
  • June TBD (week of June 11) at the Annual Conference