SILC Fall 2020 Book Club

Come join the SILC’s book club for the fall semester, as we read Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race. We’ll host monthly Zoom discussions starting September 30th, engaging in thoughtful conversations covering Race in America and integrating anti-racist pedagogy for library instruction. The conversation will also be extended to our Facebook page, allowing members to post articles and reflect on the chapters we have read.  

If you are interested, please sign-up to register– you will receive a personal invitation to our Facebook page and discussion questions prior to each meeting. 
SUNYLA Information Literacy Committee Book Club Sign-Up
We also ask (if you’re shopping online) that you purchase the book through Bookshop, an online bookstore that financially supports independent bookstores. 

For more information, please contact Don Simmons Jr. don.simmonsjr[at]

Save the Date: August Community Conversation

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As we near the start of the semester, you may be like us – feeling anxious or nervous, or perhaps your motivation just isn’t there. Join us for August’s SILC Community Conversation, We’re Gonna Be Fine: Motivation and Self-Preservation for Fall 2020. 

Once we’ve aired some of our concerns and anxieties, we plan to create a list of resources and ideas for self-preservation. Be prepared to share anything that’s helping you get through these unusual times (social media accounts, playlists, routines, plants, recipes, etc.). 

We’ll be meeting on Zoom, August 20, 1-2 p.m.  Email mbenson[at] for the link.

SILC Ed Tech Showcase Recordings

Hello, SUNYLA! Here are the recordings from SILC’s First Annual Ed Tech Showcase held on August 10 & 11, 2020. Thank you to everyone who presented and attended!

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FlipGrid presented by Becky Leathersich (SUNY Geneseo)

View the slides from Becky’s presentation.

GooseChase presented by Fatoma Rad (SUNY Farmingdale)

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View the slides from Fatoma’s presentation. Visit the GooseChase website.

Instagram/IGTV presented by Sarah Rhodes (SUNY Oneonta)

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View the IGTV Help page. Sarah did not use slides in her presentation.

Zotero Citation Manager presented by Logan Rath (SUNY Brockport)

View the slides from Logan’s presentation.

Parlay Ideas presented by Megan Benson (Binghamton University)

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View the slides from Megan’s presentation.

Google Forms presented by Danielle Apfelbaum (SUNY Farmingdale)

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View the slides from Danielle’s presentation.

You’re Invited to SILC’s Ed Tech Showcase

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The SUNYLA Information Literacy Committee is kicking off the start of the 2020/2021 academic year with an Ed Tech Showcase that will help inspire you with some new tools and ideas to try in your library or classrooms in the upcoming semester. 

Each session will be held via Zoom. Email westb[at] for the link. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

  • 11:00am-11:45am: Flipgrid (assessment tool) with Becky Leathersich (Geneseo)
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm: GooseChase (scavenger hunt tool) with Fatoma Rad (Farmingdale)
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm: Instagram/IGTV (student engagement) with Sarah Rhodes (Oneonta)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

  • 10:00am-10:45am: Zotero & Mendeley (citation management) with Logan Rath (Brockport)
  • 11:00am-11:45am: Parlay Ideas (discussion management) with Megan Benson (Binghamton)
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm: Google Forms (for customized IL instruction) with Danielle Apfelbaum (Farmingdale)
  • Sessions will be recorded and placed on the this blog.