Midwinter 2022 Registration is Open!

There’s No Map for That: Adventures in Library Innovation, Integration, and Collaboration
Friday, February 4, 2022 (10:00am – 3:45pm EST)

Register Now:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IWaGG9tpQd-EpafKzIGYlg

For more information, please visit the SUNYLA Midwinter 2022 page:

You do not need to be a SUNYLA member in order to attend this free conference. Recordings of the sessions will be available through YouTube shortly after the conference.

Call for Proposals: SUNYLA 2022

Soaring into the Future of Libraries

Conference hosted by Farmingdale State College

Conference Date: June 8–10, 2022

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2022

The Planning Committee for the SUNYLA Annual Conference is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops, lightning talks, panels, and presentations in the following tracks:

  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Cataloging, Technical Services, and Collection Development
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
  • Leadership and Management
  • Open Educational Resources and Textbook Affordability
  • Outreach and Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
  • Reference and Instruction
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Systems and Technology

The proposal form will allow you to assign more than one track to your presentation. If you are not sure which track your presentation fits into, there is an option to suggest a track.

We are planning an in-person conference, though we recognize that circumstances might change due to the ongoing pandemic. In addition to the in-person program, a limited number of prerecorded presentations will be included on the conference website so that presenters who are unable to travel to Farmingdale have an opportunity to participate, albeit asynchronously. Those presenters will be responsible for ensuring they have adequate technology to support presenting digitally (e.g., device, camera, microphone, video editing software).

If proposing multiple sessions, submit a separate form for each one. A separate call for poster session proposals will be sent in March.

Please submit your proposals here: Call for Proposals

Presentation options:

Pre-conference workshop
Date: June 8, 2022
Length: 90 minutes
Workshops are active training sessions where participants have the opportunity for hands-on practice or time for critical thinking and application.

Presentation or panel
Dates: June 9–10, 2022
Length: 45 minutes

Prerecorded presentation
Available on the conference website
Length: 20 minutes or less

Lightning talk
Dates: June 9–10, 2022
Length: 10 minutes
If you don’t think your topic needs a full 45 minutes, then consider sharing with a short lightning talk.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at SUNYLA 2022!

Questions? Please contact Programming Subcommittee co-chairs Andrea Kingston (akingston4@monroecc.edu) and Renae Rapp (rrapp@sunymaritime.edu).

Register now for the SUNYLA Turning Stone Mini-Conference!

Register now for the SUNYLA Turning Stone Mini-Conference! The hotel group rate is only available until this Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

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Mini-Conference Agenda
10:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.  Council meeting
12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.  Lunch 
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.  Keynote 1: Rachel Ivy Clarke – “It’s Not Rocket Library Science: Reconceptualizing Librarianship as a Design Field”
2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.  Keynote 2: Kelvin King – “Exploring the Bi-Directional Relationship(s) between Falsehoods and Rebuttals during Shock Events”
Dinner is on your own. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in joining a group for dinner at Turning Stone restaurant.

Hotel accommodations
A room block is reserved at The Hotel at Turning Stone under the group name SUNYLA. The rate is $145 for Friday night. Hotel room reservations should be made by October 20th.

Resume Writing Workshop on October 15th!

The Library & Information Science Student Subcommittee will be hosting a Resume Writing workshop on October 15th, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. In the workshop, we will touch on the hiring process, best practices for writing a cover letter and resume, as well as provide an opportunity for breakout rooms to workshop cover letters & resumes with peers and currently practicing librarians. 
Please register at the link below. 
We hope to see you there!

Mark Your Calendars for November 12th @ Turning Stone!

Mark your calendars for November 12, 2021!

There will be a mini-conference following the November Council meeting at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on November 12th. Syracuse iSchool Assistant Professors Rachel Ivy Clarke and Kelvin King will be guest speakers. The event is free for SUNYLA members.

Registration will be available in early October. There is a SUNYLA room block at the Hotel at Turning Stone for anyone interested in spending the night Friday evening. We are looking forwarding to getting back together! Questions about this event can be directed to the president Jocelyn Ireland (jireland@mvcc.edu).

We hope to see you there!

2021-2022 SUNYLA Council Meetings

September 17, 2021: 10:00am @ Mohawk Valley Community College
November 12, 2021: 10:00am @ Turning Stone Casino
January 21, 2022: 10:00am @ SUNY Delhi
March 25,2022: 10:00am @ Farmingdale State College
June 2022: Annual Conference @ Farmingdale State College (date and time TBD)

All meetings will be held in-person and virtually!

Call for Proposals – Poster Sessions, SUNYLA 2021

SUNYLA 2021: From Seeds to Services: Growing the New Academic Library

Virtual conference hosted by SUNY Delhi

June 16-18, 2021

Call for Virtual Poster Session Proposals

Deadline to submit: Friday, April 23, 2021

It’s time to submit your virtual poster proposals for the 2021 SUNYLA Annual Conference! Please note that due to the virtual format, posters presentations will be asynchronous. Poster presenters will be able to talk and answer questions in Zoom on Thursday, June 17th from 4:15 – 5:30 pm. Posters will be accepted in the following formats: PDF, recorded video, slide stack or other virtual presentation software that can be uploaded to the conference website to view during the conference.

Please submit poster proposals here: Call for Virtual Poster Session Proposals.

Poster proposals are welcome from librarians or library staff from both SUNY and non-SUNY affiliated institutions. Library students are also encouraged to submit poster proposals.

If you have any questions please contact poster proposal lead, Keri Thomas-Whiteside (whiteside@ecc.edu).

We look forward to seeing you at SUNYLA 2021!