Deadline Extended – SUNYLA 2020 Session Proposals

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.

January Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be Friday, January 10, at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.

If you will be attending in person or attending the lunch, fill out the Google form to RSVP:

It is important to RSVP so your name is on the list given to FIT security and you can gain entry into the building.  A link to attend virtually will be sent out shortly.

Call For Proposals: SUNYLA 2020

Proposals for pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions, and lightning talks are now being accepted for SUNYLA 2020 – The Heart of the Campus: Accessible, Inclusive, & Inspiring Libraries ( The conference will take place June 17-19, 2020 at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College.

Submit your proposals with the proposal form:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21, 2020.

June SUNYLA Council Meeting

The June council meeting will be held at the annual conference at Onondaga Community College.  The meeting will be 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 12 in Coulter Hall, room C116.  Parking is available in Lot 13 (map).

Please RSVP for the meeting so that enough food can be provided for lunch:

If you will be attending virtually, you can do so via Zoom: