Call for Proposals: SUNYLA 2021

From Seeds to Services: Growing the New Academic Library

Virtual conference hosted by SUNY Delhi

Conference Date:  June 16-18, 2021

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 26, 2021
Please submit your proposals here: Call for Proposals

The Planning Committee for the SUNY Librarians Association annual conference is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops, lightning talks, and breakout session presentations in the following tracks:

  • Accessibility
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Cataloging and Technical Services
  • Collection Development
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Leadership and Management
  • Open Educational Resources or Other Textbook Affordability Efforts
  • 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.

All sessions will be presented virtually via Zoom. Presenters will be responsible for ensuring they have adequate technology to support presenting online (e.g., internet connection, device, webcam, microphone).

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 16, 2021
Length: 90 minutes
Typical workshops are active training sessions where participants have the opportunity for hands-on practice or time for critical thinking and application.

Breakout session presentation
Dates: June 17-18, 2021
Length: 45 minutes

Lightning talk
Dates: June 17-18, 2021
Length: 10 minutes
If you don’t think your topic needs a full 45 minutes, then consider sharing with a lightning talk.

Call for Proposals – Poster Sessions, SUNYLA 2020

SUNYLA 2020: The Heart of the Campus: Accessible, Inclusive, & Inspiring Libraries

Mohawk Valley Community College

June 17-19, 2020

Call for Poster Session Proposals

Deadline to submit: Friday, March 27, 2020

Academic libraries strive to be the heart of their institution; a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive center supporting the myriad information needs of the collegiate community. Please join us at Mohawk Valley Community College June 17-19, 2020 for SUNYLA’s annual conference. This year we will focus on how libraries create and sustain an accessible, inclusive, and inspiring learning environment that exceeds user expectations. 

Please submit poster proposals here: Call for Poster Session Proposals. The poster session will take place on Thursday, June 18, 4:15-6:00 P.M.

Poster proposals are welcome from librarians or library staff, SUNY or non-SUNY.

Please note:

  • Wi-Fi is available in the poster session area, as are a limited number of electrical outlets.  If you plan to use an electronic display, please bring a fully charged device.
  • Poster presenters receive a 10% discount off registration. For information about expense reimbursement, please see the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference expenses.
  • If you have any questions please contact poster proposal lead Andrea Kingston ( or conference chair Jocelyn Ireland (