So have you considered the Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship? Conference presenters, a requirement has changed!

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,

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.


Hey! Registration is Open!

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!’

DEADLINE EXTENDED For Pre-Conference workshops and Conference session proposals!

If you are still contemplating submitting a proposal for the conference you still have time. Hooray!  We have extended the deadline until Friday, March 6th.  So either start putting your thoughts down or polish up what you started and send it to us by March 6th.

Submit your proposal here.

We are waiting with great anticipation!

Save the Date for the SUNYLA 2015 Conference: The Art of Librarianship

For those of you that don’t know, the SUNYLA 2015 Conference will be at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, June 3-5, 2015.  So mark your calendars.

And for those of you that already know . . . this is just a friendly reminder.

*Please share this with anyone you think would be interested in attending or presenting.*

What is “The Art of Librarianship”?

Anyone who is engaged in librarianship, or who works and collaborates with librarians, knows that it’s not just a profession — it’s an art. Successful librarianship combines professional knowledge, skills, and experience with creativity, curiosity, passion, imagination, and vision. Each library, and each librarian, blends these elements in unique and different ways. Join us for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, from June 3-5, when we will come together to express our creativity, present our ideas and projects, share our methods and experiences, stimulate our imagination and curiosity and, most importantly, celebrate the art that is librarianship.