Professional Development Committee

The ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee develops programs and events (in person, online or both) that would be of interest to ACRL/NY members in all of the geographic areas (New York City, Long Island, Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley). This includes collaborative initiatives with the ACRL/NY Discussion Groups, library organizations in the greater metropolitan New York area and outreach to MLIS students. The Committee assists in promoting and implementing the Chapter’s goals. For upcoming events, please see: https://acrlny.org/

Questions? Contact Kanu Nagra.

Announcements

  • Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium – Values in Context: Praxis in the Everyday 05/14/2024
    *** please excuse the cross postings** Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium  Values in Context: Praxis in the Everyday Call for Presentations, Lightning Talks, Panels, & Posters Submit your proposal via this form  In the midst of the recent national and global upheavals, the ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium will explore the core values of library workers and libraries, and examine how ...
  • Registration for the LACUNY Institute closes Wednesday, May 8, at Noon. 05/08/2024
    Registration for the LACUNY Institute closes today, Wednesday, May 8, at Noon. No one will be allowed to register after this time.  Registration  Registration is open. Register using the following link: https://lacuny.org/event-5672972 Dates and Times This year’s LACUNY Institute will take place on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10 Thursday, May 9: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 10: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Modality  This year’s Institute will ...
  • Call for Proposals: New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL) Spring 2024 Program 04/24/2024
    REMINDER – Call for Proposals: Submit a proposal for NYTSL’s Spring 2024 Program! New York Technical Services Librarians (NYTSL) is seeking proposals for 30-45 minute sessions for our Spring 2024 program:  “NYSTL 101” in honor of NYTSL’s 101st anniversary. This will be an in-person event, scheduled to take place in June and somewhere in Manhattan (exact date/time and ...
  • ACRL/NY Research and Writing Support Group Meeting – (Zoom) May 1, 2024- 6pm-8pm 04/19/2024
    ACRL/NY Research and Writing Support group Virtual Mini Writing Sprint (via Zoom) Wed May 1, 2024, 6pm-8pm (via Zoom meeting) Stalled on a writing project? Need a boost to get that manuscript started, fleshed out, or wrapped up? Join the Virtual Mini Writing Sprint! Facilitated by Prof. Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College, the Virtual ...
  • ACRL/NY Open Access Discussion Group- spring 2024 meeting via Zoom 04/18/2024
    ACRL/NY Open Access Discussion Group Spring 2024 (via Zoom) “Show, Tell, Discuss: Open Access Discussion Group Meeting” Friday, May 3rd from 11 to noon. (Zoom meeting link will be shared after you pre-register on Wild Apricot) Pre-register here: https://acrlny.wildapricot.org/event-5702721 Meeting description: Join us for a community discussion among ACRL/NY members to talk about what people want to see in the future from ...
  • Eastern New York / ACRL Conference May 23rd, 2024 at Binghamton University! 04/17/2024
    Please Consider attending the Eastern New York / ACRL Conference May 23rd, 2024 at Binghamton University! We have some great programs lined up for the day! Keynote: Rachel Ivy Clarke, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies Posters Sessions related to AI, DEI, Instruction, Change, Gaming and learning REGISTRATION and the full program can be found here!  ONLY $40!  Graduate students ...
  • ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group (GSDG)- Spr 2024 04/10/2024
    ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group (GSDG) Spring 2024 Meeting (on Zoom)   This is a Meet and Greet on Zoom. Date: Thursday, April 25, 4 pm Eastern Standard Time Pre-register here:   https://acrlny.wildapricot.org/event-5689186 Come and join us for a rousting discussion! This is the return of the Graduate Services Discussion Group after years of inactivity. It is time that those dedicated to services for graduate students in academic ...
  • Registration now open: LACUNY Institute 2024 (virtual) 04/04/2024
    ****please excuse the cross posts*** Registration is now open for LACUNY Institute 2024 (virtual)! https://lacuny.org/event-5672972 Dates and Times This year’s LACUNY Institute 2024 will take place Thursday May 9 and Friday May 10 (10am-2pm via Zoom) Our Keynote Speaker  This year’s ​Keynote Speaker is ALA President Emily Drabinski. https://2024lacunyinstitute.commons.gc.cuny.edu/keynote-speaker/ Program The program for this year’s Institute is being finalized and will be available next week. Conference Theme  “Moving Beyond ...
  • Generative AI in Libraries (GAIL) Call for Proposals 03/18/2024
    Generative AI in Libraries (GAIL) Call for Proposals   You are invited to submit a proposal for the inaugural Generative AI in Libraries (GAIL) virtual conference.   2024 Theme             Prompt or Perish: Navigating Generative AI in Libraries Dates:                       June 11, 12, and 13, 2024 Times:                       1:00-4:00 pm EDT each day   GAIL is a virtual conference aimed specifically at librarians. This conference ...
  • Spring 2024 ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group meeting (Fri March 22, 2024)- 11am 03/07/2024
    *** Please excuse any cross-postings ***ACRL/NY User Experience (UX) Discussion GroupSpring 2024 Meeting (via Zoom)How to Run a Usability Study: A Step-by-Step Guide You Can Take to Any LibraryDate: Fri March 22nd at 11am easternPre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdeGqrzkrGde47weazQ81WwZpEa82OVspMost of us know what a usability study is. We’ve seen countless articles across both the field of technical services ...
  • Call for Proposals: LACUNY Institute 2024 02/06/2024
    ****** please excuse the cross postings*** Call for Proposals: LACUNY Institute 2024 “Moving Beyond the Challenged Librarian: Then and Now”  May 9 and 10, 2024 Virtual via Zoom  Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2024 Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2024 Submit using the following link:  https://form.jotform.com/240285325486157  The LACUNY Institute invites scholars, librarians, educators, information professionals, and library workers to submit proposals for the upcoming LACUNY Institute ...
  • Save the Date! LACUNY Institute 2024- May 9 & 10, 2024 (held virtually) 02/01/2024
    ​***** Please excuse the cross-posts***** Save the Date! What: LACUNY Institute 2024 When: May 9-10, 2024 Where: Virtually Via Zoom ​ Be sure to save the dates. Further details including call-for-papers, registration, and more will be provided in the coming days. LACUNY Institute 2024 The LACUNY Institute 2024 is LACUNY’s premier event, serving as a conduit that brings together colleagues from across the CUNYverse and several more individuals from ...
  • Attend our May 2024 executive board meeting 01/22/2024
    Attend our May 2024 executive board meeting Hello ACRL/NY Friends! The next ACRL/NY Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 10th from 1pm to 3pm. Please join us! Our meeting for May 2024 will be on Zoom only. RSVP is required for the Zoom meeting. Please register here Here is the current agenda. We welcome & encourage your suggestions. Please email acrlnypresident@gmail.com with ...
  • Volunteer with ACRL/NY 01/19/2024
    ACRL/NY, a dynamic organization centered in the New York City area, is actively seeking passionate individuals to contribute to our vibrant community. Whether you are engaged in academic or research library work or a recent library school graduate or student looking to enhance your professional engagement, we have three exciting volunteer opportunities available for you: Symposium ...
  • Call for Volunteers- 2024-2025 PR Xchange Committee 01/17/2024
    **** please excuse the cross-posts**** Call for Volunteers —2024-2025 PR Xchange Committee (membership runs from July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025) Greetings! The 2023-2024 PR Xchange Committee seeks volunteers to serve as members of the 2024-2025 PR Xchange Committee. This committee is sponsored and administered by Core, a division of the American Library Association.  Volunteers on Core’s PR Xchange Committee assist ...
  • Call for Proposals: SUNYLA 2024 Annual Conference 01/12/2024
    SUNYLA Libraries Eclipsing Boundaries Conference hosted by SUNY Buffalo State University June 12-14, 2024 Click for SUNYLA Submission Form   Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: Friday, March 8, 2024 The Planning Committee for the SUNYLA Annual Conference is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops, lightning talks, panels, and presentations in the following tracks (poster proposals will be accepted at a ...
  • Call for Papers: Marketing Libraries Journal (Summer 2024, volume 8, issue 1) 12/12/2023
    **Please excuse the cross-posts** Call for Papers: Marketing Libraries Journal https://journal.marketinglibraries.org Volume 8, Issue 1 (Summer 2024) Deadline for Submissions: rolling deadline (for practical and scholarly submissions) Scholarly Submissions https://journal.marketinglibraries.org/schol-submit.html Practical (Column) Submissions https://journal.marketinglibraries.org/column-submit.html About the Journal Marketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a peer-reviewed, independently published, open access scholarly journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in.  Our aim is to publish research and practical examples ...
  • ACRL/NY’s Writing Support Group 12/04/2023
    ACRL/NY’s Writing Support Group, chair Nandi Prince (New York City College of Technology), invites all members to attend the fall event, held virtually on December 8th! Half-Day Virtual Writing Sprint Stalled on a writing project? Need a boost to get that manuscript started, fleshed out, or wrapped up? Join the Virtual Writing Sprint! Facilitated by Prof. Danielle ...
  • Call for Proposals: 2024 PR Xchange Awards Competition (closes March 15, 2024) 11/16/2023
    **Please excuse the cross postings** Call for Proposals: 2024 PR Xchange Awards Competition Sponsored by the awards and scholarships subcommittee Core, a division of the American Library Association http://www.prxchange-awards.org  Submission form : https://form.jotform.com/213354475894163 FAQ: https://www.ala.org/core/awards-scholarships/pr-xchange-awards Deadline: March 15, 2024 We are very excited to announce the call for the 2024 PR Xchange Awards Competition! Libraries everywhere are producing creative and engaging promotional materials: ...
  • Register now! ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Discussion Group (LMODG) (Greater NYC Meetup) Fall 2023 Virtual Meeting: Artificial Intelligence in Marketing & Outreach Discussion 11/10/2023
    **** please excuse the cross postings **** Register Now! (Free!) ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Discussion Group (LMODG) (Greater NYC Meetup) Fall 2023 Virtual Meeting: Artificial Intelligence in Marketing & Outreach Discussion Thurs Nov 30, 2023 via Zoom (3:30pm-4:30pm Eastern Time) Pre-Register via Zoom –> https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdO2gqTwsGdcvPPrn56McpZFMQJnGY2LC For our Fall 2023 virtual meeting, we are hosting an open discussion on the ways that libraries can tap into ...
  • Join ACRL/NY and Urban Librarians Unite – Sat 11/18 – Research Party at the Greenpoint Branch Library! 11/08/2023
    Join ACRL/NY and Urban Librarians Unite on Saturday 11/18 for a Research Party at the Greenpoint Branch Library! — Join ACRL/NY and Urban Librarians Unite on Saturday 11/18 for a Research Party at the Greenpoint Branch Library! We will be working together on the Libraries Serve Refugees Project Children (& friends & family) welcome When: 11/18, 1pm – 4:30pm Where: Brooklyn Public Library 107 Norman Ave. ...
  • Call for Proposals: SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference Library Data Part II: Too Good, Too Bad, and Too Ugly 11/08/2023
    Please excuse cross postings* Call for Proposals: SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference Library Data Part II: Too Good, Too Bad, and Too Ugly Friday, February 2, 2024 SQL:  It’s not just how we get our data.  It’s this year’s conference.  A sequel — Library Data Part II: Too Good, Too Bad, and Too Ugly Based on the great interest in last ...
  • ACRL/NY’s Writing Support Group-Dec 8, 2023 11/08/2023
    ACRL/NY’s Writing Support Group, chair Nandi Prince (New York City College of Technology), invites all members to attend the fall event, held virtually on December 8th!  Register now!  Half-Day Virtual Writing Sprint  Stalled on a writing project? Need a boost to get that manuscript started, fleshed out, or wrapped up? Join the Virtual Writing Sprint! Facilitated by ...
  • Join us! ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group- Virtual Fall 2023 meeting 10/12/2023
      The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY) invites you : ACRL/NY User Experience (UX) Discussion Group: Fall 2023 virtual meeting (via Zoom) Tues Nov 14, 2023- 10am-11:30am Pre-register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdOysqjkiGdM052s_jbp_VD2U261_NgFj Please join us for our Fall 2023 virtual meeting where we will be discussing the topic of empathy and UX design. Suggested preliminary readings: Li, J., ...
  • Registration Now Open- ACRL/NY 2023 Symposium: Embracing Slow Librarianship 10/06/2023
    Registration Now Open: ACRL/NY 2023 Symposium  Embracing Slow Librarianship Register here ——> https://acrlny.wildapricot.org/event-5435898 This year’s event will take place both in person and live streamed Friday December 1, 2023 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Baruch College, City University of New YorkWilliam and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Center55 Lexington AvenueNew York, NY 10010 Slow Librarianship is a response to an increasingly narrow focus ...
  • Tony White, new director at Purchase College, SUNY, in conversation with Dianne Vanderlip, emeritus curator of Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum 10/05/2023
    Tony White, the new director at Purchase College, SUNY, will be in conversation with Dianne Vanderlip, the emeritus curator of Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, and former director of the Moore College of Art Gallery from 1968-1978. In 1973 she coined the phrase artists books. In 1973 Vanderlip was a young curator at Moore ...
  • Deadline: Oct 6, 2023- Call for Applicants: 2023 ACRL/NY Symposium Scholarships  10/05/2023
    Call for Applicants: 2023 ACRL/NY Symposium Scholarships  2023 ACRL/NY Symposium: Embracing Slow Librarianship https://acrlny.org/2023symposium/ Deadline: Oct 6, 2023 In conjunction with our annual symposium, ACRL/NY is offering three different scholarships. Awardees receive a waiver to attend our annual symposium and are also awarded a full year of membership in the organization. For those who attend in person, breakfast and lunch ...
  • Registration is now open- LACUNY Institute 2023 04/03/2023
    LACUNY Institute 2023  The Evolving Library through Professional Development May 11 & 12, 2023 (virtually) Register online at https://lacuny.org/event-5147611 If you are a speaker or require a discount code, please email Mark Aaron Polger at markaaron.polger87@login.cuny.edu This year’s plenary speakers are Professor Sarah Aponte (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute), Dr. Brenda Greene (Medgar Evers College), and Dr. Christina Katopodis (Transformative Learning in the Humanities at ...
  • How Motivation and Increased Productivity can Lead to Burnout (March 3, 2023) 02/07/2023
    ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee’s Spring 2023 program How Motivation and Increased Productivity can Lead to Burnout Speaker: Madeline Ruggiero, Librarian, Queensborough Community College, CUNY WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2023, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION Program Summary Presenter, Madeline Ruggiero, responded to a book chapter proposal after the pandemic related to burnout, hoping to write about being a “self-identified boomer” and ...
  • Call for Lightning Round Proposals: ACRL LMOIG- (Greater NYC) – Spring 2022 virtual meeting 03/29/2022
    Call for Lightning Round Talks Promoting Digital Scholarship Projects ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group Greater NYC Meetup Spring 2022 Virtual Meeting Friday April 29, 2022 via Zoom (3:00pm-4:30pm eastern time) https://acrl-lmoig-nyc.org/     *Our meeting will be held via Zoom and we encourage individuals (far and wide) to submit lightning round proposals and attend Submission form —– >   https://form.jotform.com/220584589715164 (deadline: April 8, 2022) The University of Washington ...
  • LACUNY Institute 2022- CFP and Save the Date Reminder 03/29/2022
    On behalf of the Library Association of CUNY, we are pleased to share information about and invite proposals for the LACUNY Institute 2022. The theme for this year’s institute is “Built to Exclude: Confronting Issues of Equity and Otherness in Libraries.” The institute will be held virtually on Thursday May 12th & Friday May 13th and hosted by the New York City College of Technology, City University of New York ...
  • Pre-register now! ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group- Web Usability 101: Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks for Library Web Sites and Beyond 10/01/2021
    ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group Fall 2021 virtual meeting Web Usability 101: Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks for Library Web Sites and Beyond special guest speaker: Professor Rebecca Hyams, Web and Systems Services Librarian, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY Friday Nov 19, 2021 10:00am-11:30am (via Zoom) Pre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-2uqjMjEt0bNlJuLTaZZVz_ciufep7i  Please join the ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group for a discussion on Usability ...
  • Call for Lightning Round Proposals: ACRL LMOIG- (Greater NYC) Library Marketing Initiatives in the Time of COVID 09/28/2021
    Call for Lightning Round Talks Library Marketing Initiatives in the Time of COVID ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group  – Greater NYC Meetup Fall 2021 Virtual Meeting Friday November 19, 2021 via Zoom (3:00pm-4:30pm eastern time) https://acrl-lmoig-nyc.org/   Submission form: https://form.jotform.com/212643812860151  (deadline: Nov 1, 2021) Since March 2020, libraries have had to quickly adapt in how we engage ...
  • ACRLY/NY Fall 2021 Writing Sessions 09/28/2021
    ACRL/NY members, the Research & Writing Support Group will again be meeting virtually for Shut Up and Write sessions this fall. The objective as always is to build community and write in a structured, focused environment. With the days getting shorter and soon to get cooler, it is an opportune time to be productive and ...
  • T.S. Eliot & Emily Hale Letters: Re-examined – Online Panel Discussion – Sunday, April 18 at 3pm 04/09/2021
    On Jan. 2, 2020, a collection of 1,131 letters from Nobel laureate and renowned writer Thomas Stearns (T.S.) Eliot to his lifelong friend Emily Hale were unsealed at Princeton University Library. A Boston native, Hale was a speech and drama teacher whose career included positions at Simmons College and Smith College. She and Eliot initially ...
  • Registration Now Open: LACUNY Institute 2020/2011- “Ending the Library Stereotype: Non-traditional Practices for the 21st-century” 03/20/2021
    Registration Now Open:  LACUNY Institute 2020/2011 “Ending the Library Stereotype: Non-traditional Practices for the 21st-century.” Virtually, on Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th, 2021 Register now:  https://lacuny.org/event-4217159 This year we are waving the standard registration fee, lowering the registration fee to $5.00. Proceeds from this year’s registration fee will support the LACUNY Institute Mutual Aid Network, which you can learn ...
  • Pipeline Problem, Discrimination, Or Something Else? Addressing Real-World Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries and Schools- Wednesday, February 24 02/10/2021
    Seton Hall Libraries Speakers Series hosts a free online event addressing diversity issues in schools and libraries. Visit the Seton Hall Libraries Blog to learn more about the speakers and register for this event.
  • Registration Open for ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium 11/19/2020
    Registration Now Open! ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library December 4, 2020 Virtual Symposium Register now https://acrlny2020symposium.wordpress.com Registration is now open for the ACRL/NY 2020 Virtual Symposium. This year’s symposium is about the intersection of libraries and research institutions with civics, governance, and democracy. How are civic issues impacting collections and services? How do libraries foster engagement with civic ...
  • CFP: SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference, 2/12/21 11/16/2020
    Call for Proposals SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference Looking Forward: Creative Library Responses to Crises February 12, 2021 As information professionals, we’re always learning and innovating to provide exemplary service. Even so, the past year has been a shock for libraries. The challenges we faced sparked creative responses and solutions among our colleagues, some implemented suddenly and others evolving ...
  • Scholarship Opportunity for the Rare Books and Manuscript Conference 2020 12/14/2019
    Power, Resistance, and Leadership RBMS 2020 June 23-26, 2020 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize conference attendance by professional librarians, paraprofessionals, and students.  RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for RBMS 2020: Power, Resistance, and Leadership to be held at Indiana ...
  • Call for Proposals – LACUNY Institute 2020: “Ending the Library Stereotype” 11/20/2019
    Librarianship and libraries, through the eyes of the public, have consistently been viewed as a house of books and documents where librarians help their patrons with readers’ advisory and directions. Though these elements of being a librarian exist, the stereotype of this is far from accurate. Today in 2020, Librarians perform a myriad of tasks ...
  • Research Data Management Symposium, NYC – December 5, 2019 11/13/2019
    You are cordially invited to attend a Research Data Management Symposium in NYC to be held on December 5, 2019. This symposium will highlight practical solutions to data management challenges from the perspectives of physician scientists and a NYC based CTSA, as well as two approaches to data catalogs by two NYC libraries who participate ...
  • Save the Date – St. John’s University Libraries & METRO Present a Town Hall Event with Steven Bell on 4/23/2020 10/29/2019
    Please save the date for the annual St. John’s University Libraries’ Town Hall Event on April 23, 2020 featuring guest speaker Steven Bell. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Topic: “Let’s Work Together for Change: Using Design Thinking for Better Libraries” Description: Why do library workers engage in a change process? ...