Technical Services SIG Lightning Talks

Please join the Technical Services SIG on Thursday at 3pm for a series of Lightning Talks.

This year’s lineup will include:

EzProxy Config Manager an Open Source Application
Juan Denzer (SUNY Oswego)

The Discovery Services Librarian at SUNY Oswego enlisted the help of two Computer Science students to develop an Open Source application to manage the EzProxy Configuration file. The goal of the application is to help reduce the clutter by organizing the stanzas and options in the file using an easy to use interface. Some key features will include: searching, commenting, views, sorting.

Weighted Allocation Formula

April Davies (SUNY Cobleskill)

April will briefly discuss the library’s new weighted allocation formula for acquisitions, focusing on how the categories were chosen and the data gathered.

One Library’s Experience with Kanopy PDA and Meditated Licensing

Marianne Foley (Buffalo State)

In the fall of 2016, E. H. Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State began a PDA program to stream Kanopy videos. Usage began slowly, then really picked up. Between June and December 2017, we spent $10,000. After an additional $5,000 was exhausted during Spring 2018, we changed from PDA to mediated licensing. The session will summarize our experience and offer suggestions to other librarians who are considering Kanopy for their library.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Residence Hall Check In/Out and Conference Registration

Residence Hall Check In/Out, located at Suites at Laker Landing, will be:
Tuesday 6/12/18 from 4pm to 9pm
Wednesday 6/13/18 from 8am to 5pm
Thursday 6/14/18 from 7:30am to 12pm
Friday 6/15/18 from 8am- 1pm

Vendor Registration, located at the college Main entrance – Atrium, will be:
Weds 6/13/18 from 9am- 5pm
Thursday 6/14/18 from 7:30am- 12pm

Conference Registration, located at the college Main entrance – Atrium, will be:
Wednesday 6/13/18 from 9am- 5pm
Thursday 6/14/18 from 7:30am- 5pm
Friday 6/15/18 from 8am- 12pm

Conference Parking is available in Lot A.
Residence Hall Parking is available in Lot F

FLCC Campus Map

Finger Lakes Community College Campus Map


Conference Program

A digital version of the Conference Program is now available. Please click on the links below to view the high resolution or low resolution PDFs of the full program as well as a PDF of the Session Schedule Quick Reference.

SUNYLA2018_Conference Program (high res)

SUNYLA 2018 Conference Program (low res)

SUNYLA 2018 Session Schedule Quick Reference

We look forward to seeing you next week at Finger Lakes Community College!

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

Registration closes May 20, 2018.


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 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.


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: