Call for Proposals: SILC Ed Tech Showcase

With the fall semester right around the corner, the SUNYLA Information Literacy Committee (SILC) is hosting an Ed Tech Showcase on August 10, 11, and 12, 2020 (from 10:00am to 2:00pm EST) via Zoom. The showcase will feature up to 12 technology demonstrations that last ~45 minutes in length. Our intention is to record these sessions and place them on this blog for your reference.

SILC is soliciting proposals from members interested in sharing an educational technology tool or program they have found helpful for engaging students in information literacy in virtual or face-to-face environments. Submit a proposal by completing this Google form by Monday, August 3, 2020.

There will be a schedule of events with Zoom links sent out to the SUNYLA-L discussion list once the schedule is finalized.

Any questions can be directed to westb[at]

Thank you,

Megan Benson (Binghamton)

Holly Kuhl (Cayuga CC)

Don Simmons Jr. (Westchester CC)

Brandon West (Geneseo)

Join us for a SILC Community Conversation on July 22

The SUNYLA Information Literacy Committee will be holding an informal community conversation next week on Wednesday, July 22 from 1-2pm via Zoom. We plan to discuss active learning strategies for synchronous and physically-distanced instruction. If you have examples of how you have promoted active learning in one of these contexts, we’d love to hear about it! 

We will not be recording this meeting, so that participants can feel comfortable speaking frankly about any concerns they might have.

Email westb[at] for the Zoom meeting link.

We hope to see you there!

Call for Submissions

This site is a response to librarians within SUNY wanting a way to share/exchange ideas around information literacy. Now that it’s set up, we need content authors. Some ideas for posts include:

  • A lesson plan of which you’re proud
  • An activity of which you’re proud
  • A tech tool you’ve used (the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly)
  • A review of a recent scholarly article
  • Something cool you found in the ACRL sandbox that applies to SUNY
  • Anything you’ve submitted to the IL Portal
  • An opinion piece
  • Anything related to Information Literacy within SUNY

If you’re interested in contributing, please see our Submissions Guidelines page. Questions can be directed to either Carleen Huxley ( or Logan Rath (