Call for Nominations: ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award

Do you know an individual, team or library whose projects, scholarship or other contributions have demonstrated a commitment to innovation in libraries? We are currently seeking nominations for the ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award. The ENY/ACRL Library Innovation Award recognizes a chapter member or group whose creativity, vision and leadership have contributed to positive changes within the academic library community. The award includes a plaque and a $500 honorarium, which is presented at ENY/ACRL’s spring conference.

Submit nominations online. Nominations submitted in previous years may be re-submitted, and self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee:

Jane Kessler, University at Albany
Mary Van Ullen, University at Albany
Michelle Young, Clarkson University

Please take the time to nominate a worthy colleague. The nomination deadline is March 15, 2015.

If you need additional information, please contact any member of the Library Innovation Award Selection Committee.

2015 ENY/ACRL Spring Conference: Save the Date

Building Supportive Organizational Cultures in Libraries

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Binghamton University
Keynote speakers:

  • Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director, ACRL and
  • Jessica Olin, Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College and
    author of the Letters to a Young Librarian blog

Save the Date

Download as PDF file.


Spring newsletter: Call for articles

Spring may seem far off, but we’ve already begun planning the ENY/ACRL newsletter! Have you been working on an new project or paper? Perhaps you’ve recently presented on a topic of interest to ENY/ACRL members? If so, please consider submitting an article for the ENY/ACRL spring newsletter! Articles can be brief write-ups or longer explorations of a topic. For examples, please see previous newsletters.

Contact Kathryn Frederick by February 15th, 2015 if you are interested in contributing or have questions. Final articles should be submitted by March 1st.

Call for Nominees

Dear ENY/ACRL members,

This year, we have three positions on the ENY/ACRL board that need to be filled:

  • Vice President/President-Elect/Program Chair (3 year term)
  • Communications Chair (2 year term)
  • Government Relations Chair (2 year term)

More information about the responsibilities of these positions is available on the Chapter Documents section of our website at

If you have enjoyed and benefited from your membership in ENY/ACRL, please consider giving back by sharing your skills and running for a position. There is a wealth of talent and energy among our members, and we need your participation! You will have plenty of support and encouragement from fellow board members and excellent documentation, including a monthly calendar, to guide you through the responsibilities of the position. It’s rewarding work and a wonderful opportunity to meet other librarians in the region.

Our nomination deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015. Nominees must be members in good standing of ENY/ACRL. Vice President/President-Elect/Program Chair must be a member of ACRL if elected.

If you are interested or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jane Kessler
Past President/Nominations & Elections Committee Chair
University at Albany

New Date for Capital District Brown Bag

The Brown Bag lunch at Union College has been rescheduled for November 18th. Please see additional details below.

Since 2007, the ENY/ACRL Brown Bag Lunch Series has provided a great opportunity for librarians within a region to get together informally for lunch, discussions, and networking.  This year’s theme is “More Than Just Book Buyers: Communicating Our Value as Librarians,” with separate events focusing on related subtopics ranging from leveraging on-campus collaborations to connecting our libraries to the value of higher education in order to effectively communicate our institutional value.

Union College
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Union College, Phi Beta Kappa  Room, Library 2nd floor
Description: Librarians Values: Discuss the value of librarians’ contributions to higher education in context of the ongoing debate about the value of higher education itself. The library will provide beverages and snacks.
Directions/Parking: Use this link for directions to the Union College Campus:  We recommend Seward Place lot, which is near St. Anthony’s church and is a 3-5 minute walk to the library.
RSVP: Please register by emailing Raik Zaghloul at