SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference

Library Hacks:  Reuse, Repurpose, and Remix

February 10, 2017

Librarians are some of the most creative people around, making things happen in times of shrinking budgets, limited staff, and constant deadlines.  We’re also experts at sharing ideas and modifying them to work better at our locations. The SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference planning committee is seeking proposals describing your favorite tech and non-tech ideas, and how you’re using them in your library.  Do you have great ideas about how to reuse code/widgets/APIs in your library webpages?  Have you repurposed space in your library in order to better meet the needs of your users?  Do you have best practice tips for remixing your PR for multiple social media outlets?  Have you hacked instruction ideas for improved success in the classroom?  Share your experience with your colleagues at the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference on February 10, 2017.

Technology requirements for attendance: Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone. Zoom will be used for this conference and is free for use by attendees.

You do not need to be a SUNYLA member in order to attend this free conference. Recordings of the sessions will be available shortly after the conference on this webpage.

SUNYLA’s Midwinter Virtual Conference Committee:
Michelle Eichelberger, Genesee CC
Rosanne Humes, Nassau CC
Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime
Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo
Jill Locascio (chair), SUNY Optometry


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session 1:  Leveraging LibAnswers FAQ to Proactively Answer Questions (Sharon Whitfield)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session 2:  Automagic LibApps LTI (Logan Rath)

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break (10 minutes)

11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Session 3:  Creating a Bento Box Style Discovery Layer with Open Source VuFind, Widgets, and APIs (David Cupo and Hao Zeng)

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Session 4: Redefining an Atmosphere of Learning and Collaboration for the University Writing Commons at the RIT Wallace Center Library

Presentation not available

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session 5:  Canva: Marketing made easy (Carrie Fishner)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Session 6: Poetic Research: Creative Interaction with Text and Image (Dawn Wing)

2:00 p.m.