Registration is open for the Spring 2014 conference!

Setting Out on the Right Path: Academic Libraries and the First Year Experience
Monday, May 19, 2014
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, NY

This year’s conference will explore the First Year Experience (FYE) and its evolving relationship with academic libraries.

Please join us for engaging presentations, a varied choice of break-out sessions, fast-paced lightning rounds and informal conversations with colleagues. The keynote address will be given by one of the leading experts of FYE, Colleen Boff, Professor and Associate Dean of University Libraries at Bowling Green State University.

Click here for additional information about the conference.

ENY/ACRL Spring Newsletter

The ENY/ACRL newsletter is now available! This issue includes information about the Spring Conference (Monday, May 19th at SUNY Oswego), calls for presenters and nominations, and the slate of candidates for our upcoming election.

  • ENY/ACRL 2014 Board Candidates – p.2
  • Call for Nominations: ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award – p.4
  • Empire State Digital Network and the DPLA – p.6
  • Infographics + Annotated Bibliography = Adding Fun to the Equation – p.9
  • Call for Lightning Round and Poster Session Presenters – p.12
  • Update from the New York State Higher Education Initiative – p.13
  • ENY/ACRL Brown Bag Discussion: Libraries and MOOCs – p.14
  • Notes from the Field – p.16

Click here to download.


Library Innovation Award Deadline: March 15th

Surely you are aware of an ENY/ACRL librarian who has worked on an innovative project? Please consider recognizing that innovation by nominating him/her/a group for the ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award. The individual or team receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium at the ENY/ACRL spring conference. Individuals and at least one team member must be members of ENY/ACRL.

Full information about the award, including the nomination form, is available here.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2014. Please think about who has come up with a great idea in your organization! Self-nominations are also welcome.

CDBL Program on Infographics, March 21st

The Capital District Business Librarians Present:

Download a flyer for Infographics: Where Information Literacy and Visual Literacy Meet


Call for Lightning Round and Poster Session Presenters

The Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL invites presenters for Lightning Rounds and Poster Sessions at its Spring Conference, “Setting Out on the Right Path: Academic Libraries and the First Year Transition,” which will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY.  This meeting will focus on the first year transition experience, including connecting with first year students, integrating information literacy into first year curricula, technical services in support of the first year transition, etc.


* Presentations are limited to 5 minutes!!   Share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs related to any and all forms of supporting the first year transition: for collections, public services, internal work, IT, cataloging, outreach, metrics, what works, what doesn’t, etc.   Presenters must be available to discuss their topics between 11:00–11:50am.


Poster sessions are an excellent opportunity to share your ideas, research findings, projects, solutions to problems, or best practices.  Posters should relate to the conference theme of the first year transition.  Posters will be on display throughout the day.  Presenters must be available to discuss their topics from 2:00–2:30pm.

Proposals should include:

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


Send Lightning Round proposals to:

Anne Larrivee,
Binghamton University Libraries
P.O. Box 6012
Binghamton, NY 13902


Send Poster Session proposals to:

Tarida Anantachai,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2014. Proposals received after this date may be considered if there is still space available for participation. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by March 31, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in May at SUNY Oswego!