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2nd Vice-President/Conference Chair
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:14:45 AM »
The plans for the 2014 conference in Albany are underway.   Here's how things are shaping up so far:

Since the preconferences are going to fall in the middle of the conference this year, expect to see something like "professional development" programs on Wednesday. In an effort to ensure there is something for everyone, the conference programs will be organized around tracks or themes:
   Archives & Special Collections
   Cataloging & Technical Services
   Collection Development & Reader Advisory
   Instruction & Information Literacy
   Public Services & Interlibrary Loan
   Reference
   Systems & Information Technology

A call for proposals and poster sessions will go out next month. 

We listened to your feedback and we will be having dinner together aboard the Dutch Apple on Thursday evening.  The link for the cruise is

Friday will be a little different this year.  The conference will extend into the afternoon.  The focus will be on authors and writing.  We are working on lining up some authors to present and do book signings.

Things are moving along really well.  The biggest challenge (not obstacle) is coordinating between 3 different organizations to make sure everyone gets what they want & need.  We are very excited to have this opportunity to host the conference for SUNYLA. 

Any committees or groups that want time and locations set aside for meetings should contact me as soon as possible.