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!

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Call for Breakout Session Proposals

The Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL (ENY/ACRL) is pleased to offer a new presentation opportunity for its upcoming Spring Conference, “Building Supportive Organizational Cultures in Libraries,” which will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

In addition to lightning rounds and poster sessions (the official call for which will come in March), this year we are also offering ENY/ACRL members a chance to submit proposals for our breakout sessions.  Breakout sessions should cover 45 minutes, can include 1-2 presenters, and should incorporate a combination of introduction/presentation and the facilitation of an interactive group discussion.  Possible topics could include, but are not limited to: personnel support, professional development and continuing education, staff training, work-life balance, mentoring, tenure, early/mid/late-career perspectives, etc.

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, e-mail, and mailing address
  • Title of presentation
  • Summary description of less than 250 words, including ways in which you plan to engage your audience.
  • Presentation needs (e.g. technology, electricity, space, etc.)


Submit breakout session proposals to:

Yu-Hui Chen

The deadline for proposals  has been extended to March 2, 2015. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by early to mid March.

ACRL/NEC Chapter Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) announces that registration is open for its Spring 2015 Conference!

Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

As the academic library evolves, it is wherever students and faculty are conducting research and learning, and within physical and virtual spaces intentionally designed to encourage scholarship, collaboration and production. Librarians and our colleagues across our campuses and beyond are actively engaged in building and assessing the most useful discovery services, the most valuable collections, the most cost-effective learning resources, the most effective collaborative spaces … for the best education and research. What does it take to expand “the library” beyond its traditional physical space? With whom are we working to expand our services?

Keynote speakers for 2015 are Marie S.A. Sorensen, AIA NCARB LEED AP, Architect and Principal-in-Charge of Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc., and David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. More information about the conference and speakers is at http://conference2015.acrlnec.org/ .

Register at: https://2015acrlnec-annual-conference.eventbrite.com

To attend the Virtual Conference from Maine, Vermont, or (new this year) Western Connecticut, register at: https://2015acrlnec-virtual-conference.eventbrite.com