Call for Lightning Round & Poster Session Presenters

The Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL invites presenters for Lightning Rounds and Poster Sessions at its Spring Conference which will be held Monday, May 23, 2016 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  This year’s conference theme is Digital Scholarship.


Presentations are limited to 5 minutes!  Share a quick overview of your ideas, experiences, and programs related to digital scholarship or other library-related topics: research support, services, projects, 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 thirty-minute time slot.


Proposals should include:

·         Presenter’s name and position title (if more than one presenter, choose one person to be the contact);

·         Institution;

·         Contact information (phone number, email, and mailing address);

·         Presentation title;

·         Technology, electricity, and space needs;

·         Posters: summary description of 250 words or less;

·         Lightning rounds: video clip of presentation or presentation summary (if presentation is not complete), summary description of 250 words or less will also be considered.


Send Lightning Round proposals to:

Lindsay Van Berkom


Send Poster Session proposals to:

Kabel Stanwicks


Deadline for proposals is Thursday, March 24, 2016./span>. Proposals received after this date may be considered if there is still space available for participation. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga Springs!


2016 ENY/ACRL Spring Conference – Save the Date!

Digital Scholarship


Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Keynote speakers:

  • Marisa Parham, Professor of English at Amherst College and Director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project
  • Amber Billey, Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries
  • Robin Camille Davis, Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice



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ENY/ACRL Brown Bag Lunches – “Marketing Library Services”

ENY/ACRL’s brown bag lunches are an opportunity for librarians within this region to get together informally for lunch, discussions, and networking. All are welcome.

Getting the Word Out: Tips and Tools for Marketing Your Services

Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
RSVP: Jen Park, and Tiffany Davis,

Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, NY 14624
Date: Tuesday, October 27th
RSVP: Elizabeth Specht,
Campus Map || Directions
Co-sponsored by the WNY/O ACRL Chapter

Siena College
515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
RSVP: Catherine Crohan,

St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Dr, Canton, NY 13617
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
RSVP: Paul Doty,

5701 Horatio St, Utica, NY 13502
Date: Monday, October 26th
RSVP: Barbara Grimes,

Syracuse University
222 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse NY 13244
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
RSVP: Lesley Pease,

St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus
McEntegart Hall Library
222 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2:30-3:45
RSVP: Mayumi Miyaoka,
Co-sponsored by the ACRL/NY Chapter

More information:

ENY/ACRL Fall Newsletter

The ENY/ACRL Fall 2015 newsletter is now available! This issue includes information about new programming, a call for nominations, and articles on collaboration, websites, research, and teaching & learning.  Enjoy!

Thank you to all who contributed!

Registration is Open for a Digital POWRR Workshop

From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Strategies and Tools, A Digital POWRR Workshop


When: Two one-day sessions (same content each day): Thursday, October 22 OR Friday, October 23, 2015
Where: Science Library, Standish Room, University of Albany, Albany, New York
Instructors: Aaisha Haykal, University Archivist, Chicago State University
Patrice Prud’homme, Head of Digital Collections, Illinois State University
Jaime Schumacher, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Northern Illinois University
Lynne M. Thomas, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, Northern Illinois University

Workshop Description:
This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the “How” of digital preservation, rather than the “Why.” Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open-source tool; learn about several DP tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals. This workshop is designed specifically for front-line practitioners who routinely complete collections processing work. If you understand the need for digital preservation, and are now seeking to build daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation, you are our target audience. Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials. However, the skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.

Campus maps are available here: 
Visitor parking information: 

About the Instructors:

Aaisha Haykal is University Archivist at Chicago State University. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, and holds Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Haykal was awarded the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarship and at Syracuse she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Before coming to Chicago, she worked at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, S.C. She served as Chicago State University’s representative in the work of the Digital POWRR Project.

Patrice Prud’homme is the Head of Digital Collections Unit at Illinois State University. He is responsible for several of the project management processes in the unit, including copyrights, metadata, design, and supervision. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, an MA in Architecture and Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an MLS from University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He served as Illinois State University’s representative in the work of the Digital POWRR Project.

Jaime Schumacher is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries and is a co-Principal Investigator for the Digital POWRR Project. Jaime served as Director for the Digital POWRR Project during the IMLS-funded phase from 2012 to 2014. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University. Previously, Jaime was an Information Systems Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, IL.

Lynne M. Thomas is Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University Libraries. She is the co-Principal Investigator for the Digital POWRR Project. As curator, she is responsible for popular culture special collections, including papers of science fiction authors, dime novels, and popular historical children’s literature. Through the College and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI), she chaired the sub-committee that generated “CARLI and Digital Preservation: A White Paper,” (2006). She co- authored Special Collections 2.0 with Beth M. Whittaker (ABC-CLIO, 2009). She periodically teaches “Special Collections in a Web 2.0 World” for the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Ms. Thomas holds a BA in French and Comparative Literature from Smith College, an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.A. in English and American Literature from Northern Illinois University.

Registration (same content for both days):

To register for the Oct. 22 workshop, visit


To register for the Oct. 23 workshop, visit

For additional information about the workshop, contact: Laurie Rizzo, 302.658.2400 ext. 277 or
Academy of Certified Archivist credits available upon request.

This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.