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,

Conference Presentations

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

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



The 2018 SUNYLA Annual Conference will be held at Finger Lakes Community College, in Canandaigua NY, June 13-15.

Reservations for accommodations during conference can be made by visiting the Housing page. Two blocks of hotel rooms will be available at conference rates until 5/11/18. Information on accommodations at the college dorms will be available by the end of January.