ENY/ACRL Spring 2016 Newsletter

The ENY/ACRL Spring 2016 newsletter is now available! This issue includes information about board candidates, local events, a letter from the Executive Director of NYLA, and articles on ENY/ACRL brown bags, First Year Experience (FYE) programs, and events attended thanks in part to ENY/ACRL Professional Development Awards.  Enjoy!

Thank you to all who contributed!

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



Download as PDF.

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, jen.park@msmc.edu and Tiffany Davis, Tiffany.Davis@msmc.edu

Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, NY 14624
Date: Tuesday, October 27th
RSVP: Elizabeth Specht, Specht_Elizabeth@roberts.edu
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, crohan@siena.edu

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

5701 Horatio St, Utica, NY 13502
Date: Monday, October 26th
RSVP: Barbara Grimes, grimesb@sunyit.edu

Syracuse University
222 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse NY 13244
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
RSVP: Lesley Pease, ldpease@syr.edu

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

More information:http://enyacrl.org/site/brown-bag-lunch-series/

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!