SUNYLA 2012: Fashioning the Library of the Future June 6-8, 2012

Academic libraries are responding to a whirlwind of challenges and disruptions – from distance education to demonstrating value, from new technologies to new services. Staying a�?en voguea�? means responding to these challenges in interesting and creative ways. Are you trying a new, user centered service or experimenting with patron driven technology at your library? Are you using new teaching strategies or experimenting with new technology in the classroom? How are you and your staff enhancing the value of your library? Come share your fashion forward knowledge with us at SUNYLA 2012 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan!

We welcome proposals for pre-conference workshops, conference sessions, panel discussions and poster presentations on any topic related to the future of libraries including but not limited to:


  • Customer Service
  • Reference
  • Leadership/Management
  • Accountability/Assessment
  • Marketing
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Intellectual Property/Copyright
  • Information Literacy
  • Collection Development
  • Patron driven acquisitions
  • Archives/ Digitization projects
  • Reserves
  • Space Management
  • Stacks Maintenance
  • Student Workers Management
  • Security
  • A�

Submissions are accepted through our Google Form [now closed]. If you are submitting proposals for multiple sessions, please fill out a form for each.

Deadline for proposals: February 24, 2012

Pre-conference Workshops

Scheduled Day: Wednesday, June 6

Format: 90 minutes or 3 hours and should include some interactive or hands-on component.

Notes: Special Interest Groups are invited to take advantage of this pre-conference time.

Computer labs will be available for up to 3 pre-conference workshops. Please indicate whether you prefer or need a computer lab for your pre-conference session.

Contact: Rosanne Humes (Nassau), 1-516-572-7402
Conference Sessions

Scheduled Day: Thursday, June 7 or Friday, June 8

Format: 45 or 90 minutes, Choose the time frame that is most appropriate. This venue has small presentation spaces so

presentations which include interactive and hands-on activities are welcomed.

Contact: Bonnie Swoger (Geneseo), 1-585-245-5593

Panel Discussions

Scheduled Day: Thursday, June 7 or Friday, June 8

Format: 45 or 90 minutes

Notes: Do you have a bit of experience or knowledge in any of the areas below? The planning committee is seeking participants for panel sessions on the following topics:

  • Open Educational Resources and Open Content
  • Repositories
  • Intellectual Property Trends and Issues
  • Distance Learning and the Library
  • Libraries in the state’s and nation’s political and economic climate
  • Other topics will be considered

You dona��t need to be an expert, but your knowledge and experience, combined with others, will be a valuable resource for your fellow librarians.

Contact: Bonnie Swoger (Geneseo), 1-585-245-5593, if you are interested.

Poster Sessions

Scheduled Day: Thursday, June 7.

Format: Posters will be set up between 7:30 to 9am with the poster session in the evening from 4:30 to 6pm.

Notes: Posters should be no larger than (?)

Contact: Stephanie Herfel (Orange), 1-845-341-9051

Please refer to the a�?Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expensesa�? available at: for information on expense reimbursement.

Looking forward to seeing you at FIT for SUNYLA 2012.

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