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Conference planning report
« on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »
Conference bank account has been opened with Island Federal Savings Bank.
Call for proposals went out 5 January; reminder was sent 26 January.  Deadline is 31 January. The deadline likely will be extended to 15 February.

Call for poster proposals will go out next week.
Request from EBSCO: EBSCO has requested 3 conference sessions this year, in exchange for sponsorship.  Thoughts?
Lodging: Guests have options to stay in dorms or at nearby hotels.
Dorms - Nobel Halls
Single $78.25; Double $63.75  (Linens, pillows and toiletries like soap and shampoo are included)
 Suites have 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a common area inside the suite.  There‚Äôs also a small common area on each floor and a larger one located in the basement.
Hotels - Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook (located on SBU campus) $139/night; Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook $129/night
Registration:  Rates for registration: 2017 rates?
Rates for SUNYLA 2016*:
$100 for members
$140 for non-members
$60 for LIS students
$60 members/$70 non-members single day registration

Attendees will pay the lodging fee separately.  Dorms registration will be through link provided by University Housing.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Lana Jackman, president of the National Forum on Information Literacy and a workforce development consultant. Through her work with the National Forum and other organizations, Dr. Jackman promotes policy and program development to enhance the educational opportunities of underserved populations. From the National Forum site: Dr. Jackman earned her doctorate in educational studies from Lesley University, an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Politics from University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her research interests focus on information literacy, outcomes-based assessment, user education, community based participatory research, charter schools, health literacy, and evidence-based decision making.