The deadline for workshop and presentation proposals has been extended to February 28, 2020.

The 2020 SUNYLA conference, “The Heart of the Campus: Accessible, Inclusive, & Inspiring Libraries,” will be held June 17-19, 2020, at Mohawk Valley Community College. More information on the conference is available on the conference website.

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

  • Accessibility and Equity
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Cataloging and Technical Services
  • Collection Development
  • Leadership and Management
  • Open Educational Resources or other Textbook Affordability Efforts
  • 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, submit your proposal and reviewers will assign a track.

Please submit your proposals here: Call for Proposals. Submit a separate form for each workshop or presentation if proposing multiple sessions.

Presentation options:

  • Pre-conference workshop
    • Date: June 17, 2020
    • Length of time: 90 minutes
    • Typical workshops are active training where participants have the opportunity for hands-on practice or time for critical thinking and application.
  • Breakout session presentation
    • Date: June 18-19, 2020
    • Length of time: 45 minutes
  • Lightning talk
    • Date: June 18-19, 2020
    • Length of time: 10 minutes or under
    • If you don’t think your topic needs a full 45 minutes, then consider sharing with a lightning talk.

For information regarding conference expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses. Presenters receive a 25% registration fee discount.

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