If you attended the SUNYLA 2015 Conference, please take a few minutes to fill out our evaluation form and let us know how we did. Your feedback will enable us to better plan and execute future conferences and tailor them to meet your needs. We really appreciate it!
A PDF of the conference program is now on the web site. Printed copies will be available at the registration table. We look forward to seeing everyone on our campus very soon! Safe travels.
Hi folks. We are getting ready for everyone’s arrival next week. Today we were cleaning; thanks to Eileen, Joe, Valencia, Anwarul, Leah, Mark and Erik for helping! We got a few things in yesterday and today, and we are expecting more early next week. Hope everyone is getting excited for a really great conference. We are looking forward to having everyone here.
We also will be sending out periodic emails regarding conference details.
- One change already, dorm check-in will be in the LIBRARY, not the dorm. Email me if you have any specific questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I also emailed the parking pass to everyone who’s email I have, please contact me if you did not get that email
Several of you have already asked for a parking pass for the conference. I just wanted to let you know that we are just waiting for our campus events coordinator to come through with this. As soon as we have it we will send it out to everyone, along with the details of where to park. Not to worry, you will have it before the conference, and we will have extras at registration if you forget to print one out and bring it with you.
Just wanted to let everyone know that registration is now closed. (And no, we cannot accept walk-ins because the caterer needs numbers two weeks in advance.) Looking forward to seeing everyone here!!
Don’t miss out on your chance to attend SUNYLA 2015. It’s going to be a great conference! Registration ends soon! Don’t wait: http://www.sunyla.org/registration/2015/
Attend your first professional conference – all expenses paid!
The SUNY Librarians Association (sunyla.org) invites you to join us at our annual conference in June and to apply for the Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship, which covers the cost of travel, lodging, registration fees and conference meals.
The conference will be held June 3-5, 2015 on the Purchase College, SUNY campus. The theme of this year’s conference – The Art of Librarianship – reflects the fact that librarianship is not just a profession — it’s an art. Successful librarianship combines professional knowledge, skills, and experience with creativity, curiosity, passion, imagination, and vision.
If you are considering a career in academic librarianship, this is a great opportunity network with a welcoming group of highly collegial and collaborative SUNY Librarians from all over the state, as well as sit in on conference sessions to learn about the current issues and innovations in academic libraries.
The winner may choose to stay on campus (most conference participants take advantage of on-campus housing) or in a hotel (maximum $350.00) and will be provided a liaison to the conference to help settle in and meet people.
To apply, submit an essay of no more than 800 words on the following topic:
Combining what you have learned in your library classes with your experiences as a student using an academic library, please write about a major challenge currently facing libraries and your ideas about meeting that challenge. Don’t be afraid to be creative!
Suggested topics: Changing/adding services, utilizing technology, social media, the physical environment, role of librarians, funding, etc.
The essay will be judged on the following criteria:
• Originality and creativity, uniqueness of perspective in answering the question
• Degree to which the question was answered
• Strength of support for the hypothesis or ideas presented
• Overall essay quality
Scholarship site URL: http://sunyla.org/annual/scholarships/kissane
The essays are due on or before May 8, 2015 and recipients will be notified by May 15, 2015. Send submissions to Kim Myers email@example.com. For more details about the conference visit SUNYLA 2015 Conference website https://sunyla2015.wordpress.com/.
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, and 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 are not a session presenter (poster session presenters and moderators are eligible)
This requirement has been waived for 2015, and will be permanently addressed post conference.
- 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 and email it by May 8, 2015 to: Kim Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sylvia Chu Scholarship Committee will review the letters and present awards by May 15, 2015.
To learn more about Sylvia Chu please visit the website. http://www.sunyla.org/annual/scholarships/sylvia-chu
Yes, what you have all been waiting for. Registration is open! Hooray!
Snag yourself a spot to the 2015 SUNYLA Conference at Purchase College today!
See you in June for ‘The Art of Librarianship!’
You have a few more days to submit your Poster presentation proposal. Deadline is Friday, April 24. Be creative, be artistic — we want to see what you’re up to!