Interested in NYLA’s Academic Librarians Conference? Check out their schedule for Monday & Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 10th

5:00 p.m. – Early Evening Social

  • In the spirit of collaboration the New York regional sections of SLA (Special Libraries Association), NY SLA and UNYSLA, as well as ENY/ACRL and WNY/O ACRL, are co-sponsoring this event. ALA president, Barbara Stripling will be our guest. Please join us for refreshments and spirits.

Wednesday, June 11th

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Registration – Campus Center Lobby

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 1/2 (with a 10:00-10:30 a.m. break)

  • Student Group Work: Collaboration or Catastrophe?

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Session 1

  • Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends
  • The “Secret Life” of Online Students: See What Goes on in an Online Information Literacy Class and See – via Blackboard Surveys – What Students Have to Say About Taking Online Library Courses
  • Creating e-Citizens: the New York State Digital Literacy Curriculum (Part 1)
  • WGIL Special Interest Group
  • Librarian Equity: An Open Forum Q&A on UUP Contract Appendix 48

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Dedicated Vendor Time

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  SUNYLA Council Meeting (Cobb – UL)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 2

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Altmetrics in Practice
  • Creating e-Citizens: the New York State Digital Literacy Curriculum (Part 2)
  • Artemis Literary Sources: Promotion, Discovery, and Connecting the Dots Across the Curriculum
  • The Next Generation Web of Science & Journal Citation Reports

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 3

  • Customizing EBSCO’s A to Z and LinkSource Products
  • Sustainable Thinking
  • Understanding Altmetrics
  • Getting Started with WordPress for the Classroom and Personal Use
  • Collaborating to Write Scholarly Communications: Find Inspiration from one Librarian’s Journey
  • A whirlwind tour of RDA, or, Toto, I don’t think we’re in AACR2 anymore!

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Dedicated Vendor Time

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Tours

  • Boor Sculpture Studio
  • University at Albany Preservation and Special Collections and Archives
  • The University’s new IT Building/Data Center
  • Campus Walks

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Special Interest Groups

SIG Room
Professional Development Committee CC370
SUNY and EBSCO Discovery Service Standish
Membership Development Committee Terrace Lounge
C4D (Comprehensive Colleges Coordinated Collection Development) CC375

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – New Members Orientation

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Membership Social

Thursday, June 12th

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Registration – Campus Center Lobby

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Session 1

  • Pushing Out the Boundaries and Establishing New Frontiers: An Active Information Literacy Program at Work
  • Information Literacy Portal: Status and Next Steps
  • From Silos to the Semantic Web: as Library Catalogs Open, What Do Students Hope to Find?
  • Trash or Treasure? Gifts-in-Kind Practices Among New York State Libraries
  • Citations: There’s an App for That!
  • Website Usability without Bogging Down
  • Improving ILL Efficiencies with IDS Logic

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Dedicated Vendor Time

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Session 2

  • Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment: A Collaborative Design
  • Teach Where They Live: Library and Residential Life Collaborations
  • One Bib to Rule Them All – SUNY One Bib / Shared Catalog Project (10:15-12:00)
  • An Indispensable Role: the Department of AAAS and the University Libraries’ Win-win situation in 2013 NYCAS at Binghamton
  • Stone Soup: Build the Fire, Combine Ingredients, Taste, and Adjust Cancelled
  • Testing and Tweaking Your Way to a Better Library Website: Improved User Experience without a Massive Site Overhaul
  • Simplifying Borrowing Privileges to Improve Access and Accuracy

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 3

  • The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model for Library Instruction
  • Disciplinary Discussions: Articulating and Integrating Information Literacy Outcomes
  • One Bib to Rule Them All – SUNY One Bib / Shared Catalog Project (continued)
  • Capturing Historic Voices: Forging Partnerships in the Digital Age
  • Reference Resources in SUNY Libraries: Future Empire Collaborations?
  • Discover and Learn Together: a Review of the EDS Implementation Process
  • Promoting the Value of Special Collections: A Subject Librarians’ Approach
  • Enhancing the Curriculum Through The New York Times Academic Site License

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch and Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker Maureen Sullivan

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 4

  • Incorporating Information Literacy in the Majors: New Roles for Librarians
  • ACRL’s Assessment in Action: Assessing Library Instruction, Collaborating across Campus and What We’ve Learned So Far
  • Tag, You’re It: Enhancing Access to Graphic Novels
  • Reading Habits Across Disciplines: A Study of Student eBook Use
  • Uncovering Discovery: Collaboration between Systems and Reference at Sojourner Truth Library
  • New Technologies, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Harnessing Their Power to Help Your Library
  • Constructing a “Shared Services” Interlibrary Loan Department: A Narrative

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Poster Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Session 5

  • Discovering Digital Collections
  • Assessment Strategies for Technical Services
  • EBSCO eBooks: The Latest Enhancements and Collections for Academic Libraries
  • A “Commons within a Commons:” Data-Driven Service Planning for Graduate Students
  • Long-Term Preservation of Digital Objects: Developing a Plan without Losing Your Mind
  • Evaluating Student Workforce Performance
  • Library Stress-Relievers Ease Student Anxieties during Finals Week

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Dutch Apple Cruise

  • The Dutch Apple Cruise will be a three hour ride along the scenic and historic Hudson River – the ideal way to see the sights along this majestic waterway! This event includes dinner, drinks, and dancing! So come join us for a fun time on the Hudson. More information is at Note – bus pickup starts at 5:15.

Friday, June 13th

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Registration – Campus Center Lobby

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Guest Speaker: Gregory Maguire

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Author Signing: Gregory Maguire

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Session 1

  • Against Speed Dating: Collaboration in Cataloging an Historical Collection
  • An IL-integrated Gen Ed Course and Students’ Continued Use of the University Libraries’ Web Portal
  • Rockin’ the Res Halls
  • What Was News When: NYS Historical Newspapers
  • Starting a Bike Library
  • Gathering Expertise: Designing a Library Orientation Game with Cross-Campus Partners
  • Informing the Past, Present, and Future

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Session 2

  • Assessment Tools for Online Courses and Programs
  • By the Book: Reader Advisory for Student Readers
  • Tutorial Teamwork: Collaborating to Design Resilient Videos
  • Exploring the Art and Artistry of Picture Books
  • From Bound to Found: How the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York Public Library Presented, Preserved, and Promoted the André Studios Fashion Sketch Collection
  • Value of Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks
  • Information Infrastructure for New York State (I2NY) Project and Beyond Q & A: What’s in it for SUNY Libraries and Other Academics?
  • E-portfolios for Student Veterans: A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Approach Within the Library

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 3

  • From Superhero Rings to Tangled Plastic Spaghetti: Our Year With a 3D Printer
  • Collaborating Across Campus: Organizing a Successful Program Without Grant Funding
  • Transformative Writing Experiences
  • Let’s Review Reviews
  • The Story of Our Livelihoods: Salary Comparisons at Buffalo State
  • Enhancing the User Experience: A Look into the Overhaul of E. H. Butler Library’s Website
  • Foreign Gods, Inc.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Publisher’s Playhouse

  • Today’s part of the conference focuses on reading, writing and research, and highlights aspects of leisure reading for college students. To promote additional attention to this area, the conference committee coordinated the Publishers Playhouse. Book publishers and authors were invited to exhibit new books, ARCs, posters and other reading materials. This event will include several author signings as well. Please join us to for some reading FUN!