Spring 2015 Conference Information

The ENY/ACRL Spring Conference is fast approaching! For information about accommodations, parking, and more, please visit our Local Arrangements page. The conference schedule is available here.

Advance registration is now closed.  On-site registration will be available at the conference.

Follow the conference on Twitter at: #enyacrl2015

See you in Binghamton!

Syracuse Area Librarians/LIS Mixer


When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5-8pm
Where: Sitrus on the Hill @ Sheraton Syracuse University (801 University Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210)

Appetizers will be provided. A cash bar and additional food is also available for order.

This event is co-hosted by Eastern New York/Association of College and Research Libraries; Upstate Special Libraries Association; Beta Phi Mu; Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) at Syracuse University; and the Mentoring Team at Syracuse University Libraries.

No RSVP required. Free 2-hr parking in the Sheraton Garage for Sitrus guests – get your parking ticket stamped at the front desk.

Spring 2015 Conference Registration is Open!


Building Supportive Organization Cultures in Libraries

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)

Register now!

This year’s conference will focus on a number of topics related to the various support systems and development issues facing both libraries and individual librarians.

Please join us for engaging presentations, a varied choice of breakout sessions, poster presentations, fast-paced lightning rounds, opportunities to meet with vendors, and informal conversations with colleagues. We are excited to offer two keynote presentations this year: Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director of ACRL, and Jessica Olin, Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College and author of the Letters to a Young Librarian blog.

Conference details are available on the ENY/ACRL web site on the Spring 2015 Conference page.  Information about hotels and the preconference dinner on Monday night (May 18) is also available on the conference site.

Questions? Please contact Tarida Anantachai at tanantac@syr.edu. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Call for Lightning Round and Poster Session Presenters

The Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL invites presenters for Lightning Round and Poster sessions at its Spring Conference which will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at SUNY Binghamton in Binghamton, NY.  This meeting will focus on the broad theme of Building Supportive Organization Cultures in Libraries.

Presentations are limited to 5 minutes!  Share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs related to any and all forms of Library and Librarian support: for research support, public services, organizational structures, relationships with other departments, outreach, what works, what doesn’t, etc.

Poster sessions are an excellent opportunity to share your ideas, research findings, projects, solutions to problems, or best practices.  Posters will be on display throughout the day and presenters must be available to discuss their topics for at least one 30 minutes time slot.

Proposals should include:

  • Presenter’s name and position title (If there is more than one presenter, choose one person to be the contact)
  • Institution
  • Contact information including phone number, email, and mailing address
  • Title of presentation
  • Technology, electricity and space needs
  • Summary description of less than 250 words

Send Lightning Round proposals to:
Brandon West
203 Penfield Library
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126

Send Poster Session proposals to:
Jesi Buell
Case Library Room 316
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Deadline for proposals is March 23, 2015. Proposals received after this date may be considered if there is still space available for participation. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in May in Binghamton!

ENY/ACRL Spring Newsletter

The ENY/ACRL newsletter is now available! This issue includes information about the Spring Conference (Tuesday, May 19th at Binghamton University), 2015 board candidates, and a summary of our 2014 brown bag lunches, as well as  articles by Michelle Young on Therapy Dogs and Canine Good Citizens for Stress Relief and Denise Garofalo on Collaboration, Personal Librarians, and FYE. Thanks to all who contributed!

Click here to download.