Welcome to ACRL/NY

ACRL/NY Symposium 2017In accordance with the Bylaws of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter/Association of College and Research Libraries, Inc., ACRL/NY is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries. ACRL/NY promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. The Chapter encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.

Announcements

  • Inaugural Session of the Open Access Discussion Group 05/22/2019 The inaugural session of the Open Access Discussion Group was held at Mercy College on Friday May 17, 2019.  Professor Cailean Cooney from City Tech Library gave a presentation, “Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level,” in which she discussed her library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, which supports professors as they create open ...
  • 2018 Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Experienced Librarian Awardee – Laurel Scheinfeld 05/14/2019 By Laurel Scheinfeld I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the symposium and I am grateful for the scholarship I was awarded.  I was so impressed with the program that I joined ACRL/NY as soon as I got back to my desk on Monday.  I was blown away by Rachelle Monteau, Layla Ralekhetho and Khadij Tanja ...
  • 2018 Early Career Librarian Awardee – Samuel Simas 05/14/2019 By Samuel Simas Two weeks have passed since I was afforded the opportunity to attend the ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action, and I am still energized by the work of our tenacious colleagues—particularly by the work of Nancy Godoy and Lorrie McAllister from Arizona State University, whose archival project models a sophisticated integration ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Michelle Nitto 05/14/2019 By Michelle Nitto The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium was my first time attending an ACRL affiliated event and I found the connections I formed with fellow library workers through conversation and many wonderful presentations to be immensely meaningful. I am very grateful to have learned from library workers from a variety of institutions around the country ...
  • 2018 Symposium Student Scholarship Winner – Sarah Nguyen 05/14/2019 By Sarah Nguyen I attended my first ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action for a day-long gathering of academic librarians in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The hike through midtown Manhattan’s hustle-bustle and into Baruch College’s conference space left me with validating practices, visionary tools, and an empathic network. The highlight reel:       Presentations offered ...

Upcoming ACRL/NY Events

  • Professional Insights from Bullet Journaling As librarians, we are often working on several committees and projects, and being asked to do “more with less,” and in many cases, our work ties us to a computer. This session will focus on using some of the analog techniques found in “bullet journaling” to keep organized, to prioritize, and to reflect on how ...
  • Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level ACRL/NY members, please join the Open Access Discussion Group for an event on OERs May 17, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm at Mercy Manhattan. Five years ago City Tech Library launched our OER initiative to provide faculty with the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with curated cost-free / OER course materials publicly accessible via ...