Registration is open for SUNYLA 2018 at Finger Lakes Community College!

Registration closes May 20, 2018.

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SUNYLA 2018: Throw Open Our Doors: Academic Librarians Open to New Experiences, Opinions, and Viewpoints

Finger Lakes Community College

June 13-15, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about “open” lately — open educational resources, open pedagogy, open access, etc. At the SUNYLA 2018 Annual Conference, we will delve into the concept of openness through the more general terms of openly welcoming new ideas, campus partners, materials, and strategies into our libraries. Please join us at Finger Lakes Community College on June 13-15, 2018, as we explore how our academic libraries are pushing the boundaries beyond books and databases and opening new territory both within and beyond our walls.

See the program and scheduled sessions.

Rates for SUNYLA 2018*:

$100 for members
$140 for non-members
$60 for LIS students
$60 members/$70 non-members single day registration

The deadline to register for this year’s conference is May 20, 2018.

*Registration checks made payable to SUNYLA 2018 can be mailed to

April Broughton
Finger Lakes Community College
Charles J. Meder Library
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

*Member Rate: You must be a current (2017-2018) member of SUNYLA in order to receive the member rate for registration. This means that if you are not currently a member, you must join SUNYLA and wait for your membership to be processed before registering for the conference at the member rate. To receive the member discount, you must enter the appropriate code in the Member Discount field on the registration form. You can obtain the code by filling out the form at http://membership.sunyla.org/update_search.php. The code will be emailed to you if your membership is current. Again, it is imperative that your membership renewal is completely processed before you register for the conference.

*Presenters: You will have a coupon code emailed to you once registration is open. Presenters receive a reduced rate for conference attendance. This equates to:

  • $25 for session presenters attending the entire conference
  • $15 for session presenters attending one day
  • $10 for poster session presenters attending the entire conference
  • $6 for poster session presenters attending one day.

For more information on reduced rates for presenters, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Don’t forget to see if you are eligible for a scholarship! Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship and Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 20, 2018.
If you have any registration concerns please contact Logan Rath: lrath@brockport.edu

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Friend of SUNYLA Award

 The Professional Development Committee of the State University of New York Librarian’s Association seeks nominations for the 2018 Friend of SUNYLA award. The award is given to individuals or organizations that actively contribute to furthering the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.
The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Exceptional leadership in projects and initiatives that further the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.
  • Members of SUNYLA will be considered based on their involvement in the organization in areas such as holding an office or providing exceptional leadership as committee chairs.
  • Library administrators will be considered based on their collaboration with librarians, their creativity, and their openness to new initiatives that further the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.
  • Candidates from the public-at-large will be considered based on their collaboration with SUNYLA, their understanding of the mission of SUNY libraries, and their efforts to improve the quality of library services across SUNY.
  • Professional organizations as well as publishers, vendors, and other library-related commercial organizations will be considered given their active support of and collaboration with SUNYLA and SUNY libraries.

The SUNYLA Executive Board will review nominations and will select the recipient at their annual spring meeting. The award will be given at the 49th Annual Conference at Stony Brook University.Past recipients include: Judith Adams-Volpe, Mary Beilby, Sandy Card, Eleanor Carter, Ginette Chambers, Anne Commerton, Raney Ellis, Faculty Access to Computing Technology (FACT), Christine Haile, David Kreh, the New York State Library Assistants Association (NYSLAA), Andrew Perry, John Philippo, Janet Potter, Natalie Sturr, Ed Sullivan, Maureen Zajkowski, Wilfred Drew, the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), Carol Anne Germain, the SUNYConnect Advisory Council, Ed Rivenburgh, Gerald Leibowitz, Kim Davies Hoffman, NJ Wolfe, Mark Smith, John Schumacher, Logan Rath, Dave Ritchie, Cerise Oberman, Rosanne Humes, EBSCO, April Davies and Rebecca Hyams.Please send a statement of your nominee’s achievements as they specifically address the above criteria no later than April 13, 2018 to:

Greg Bobish
University Libraries, LI 107B
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
Email:gbobish@albany.edu

Scholarships for New Members and Library Students to attend SUNYLA 2018

Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for new SUNYLA members to attend the annual conference. The Scholarship aims to encourage involvement with SUNYLA and to provide opportunities for professional growth for its members.

The Award is a voucher covering:

  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals
  • One pre-conference continuing education session

You qualify if:

  • You have not been a SUNYLA member for more than three consecutive years
  • You have paid current year’s dues
  • You have never received a Sylvia Chu Scholarship

To apply:

  • Please provide a letter (one to two pages) highlighting why attending a SUNYLA conference will benefit your professional development.
  • Email by Friday, April 20, 2018 to:
    Kim L. Myers
    SUNY Brockport
    kmyers@brockport.edu

The Sylvia Chu Scholarship Committee will review the letters and present awards by May 11, 2018.

 

Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for a library school student to attend the annual SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA) conference. The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer an introduction to academic librarianship, provide professional growth opportunities and encourage involvement with SUNYLA.

The Scholarship is a voucher covering:

  • Travel (maximum $ 350) and lodging costs
  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals

You qualify if:

  • You are currently enrolled in a New York State ALA-accredited MLS program or its equivalent,  OR you are a NYS resident attending an ALA accredited library school online or in another state.
  • You have graduated from an MLS program within the last 12 months, but are not yet professionally employed in a library.

For 2018:

To apply: Please provide a letter (one to two pages) highlighting how attending a SUNYLA conference will increase your understanding of the profession. In your letter, include one paragraph that describes a challenge facing academic libraries that you are interested in learning about in more depth.

Suggested topics: Archives and Special Collections, Library Spaces and Services, Technology and Social Media, Collection Development, Open Educational Resources

The essay will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity, Uniqueness of perspective
  • Strength of support for the ideas presented
  • Overall letter quality, including appropriate business letter format

To apply: Please email your letter including short paragraph on your current work experience in libraries and contact information, by April 20, 2018.  Email your letter to:

Kim Myers
SUNY Brockport
kmyers@brockport.edu

The Daniel F. Kissane Scholarship Committee will review the letters and notify the recipient by May 11, 2018.

Call For Poster Session Proposals

SUNYLA 2018: Throw Open Our Doors: Academic Librarians Open to New Experiences, Opinions, and Viewpoints
Finger Lakes Community College
June 13-15, 2018

Call for Poster Session Proposals

Deadline to submit: March 23, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about “open” lately — open educational resources, open pedagogy, open access, etc. At the SUNYLA 2018 Annual Conference, we will delve into the concept of openness through the more general terms of openly welcoming new ideas, campus partners, materials, and strategies into our libraries. Please join us at Finger Lakes Community College on June 13-15, 2018, as we explore how our academic libraries are pushing the boundaries beyond books and databases and opening new territory both within and beyond our walls.

The poster session will take place on Thursday afternoon, June 14, 4:15-6:15pm.

Please submit poster session proposals here: Call for Poster Session Proposals

All SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff are invited to submit proposals for the poster session.

Please note:

* Wifi is available in the poster session area, as are a limited number of electrical outlets.  If you plan to use an electronic display, please bring a fully charged device.

* For information about expense reimbursement, please see the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference expenses.

If you have any questions please contact April Broughton, april.broughton@flcc.edu

Call for Proposals

SUNYLA 2018: Throw Open Our Doors: Academic Librarians Open to New Experiences, Opinions, and Viewpoints

Finger Lakes Community College
June 13-15, 2018
Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 9, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about “open” lately — open educational resources, open pedagogy, open access, etc. At the SUNYLA 2018 Annual Conference, we will delve into the concept of openness through the more general terms of openly welcoming new ideas, campus partners, materials, and strategies into our libraries. Please join us at Finger Lakes Community College on June 13-15, 2018, as we explore how our academic libraries are pushing the boundaries beyond books and databases and opening new territory both within and beyond our walls.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

  • Reference and Instruction
  • Cataloging and Technical Services
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Systems and Technology
  • Collection Development
  • Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
  • Professional Development
  • Management and Leadership
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 9, 2018

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 13th
               Length of Time?  90 minutes
               Questions?  Contact:  Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz,
                f.a.thorne-ortiz@sunyocc.edu  

Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 14th and Friday, June 15th
               Length of Time?  45 minutes
               Questions?  Contact:  Rebecca Hyams,
               rhyams@sunymaritime.edu

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.