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. A group reservation is being made at the Upstate Tavern restaurant for 5:30 P.M..

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 (

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 (

We look forward to seeing you at SUNYLA 2021!

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.