Call for Proposals

SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference

The Global Library: Diversity through Collections, Spaces & Services

June 14-16 at Stony Brook University

Call for Proposals

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

There is no time like the present to celebrate libraries as institutions supporting inquiry and access to information while exploring opportunities for inclusivity in our research and practice.

On June 14-16, 2017 join us at Stony Brook University for the SUNYLA 2017 annual conference where we will come together to share and learn about  the diverse ways we meet users’ needs in our collections, spaces and services.

Librarians and library staff members (SUNY and non-SUNY) are invited to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

  • Open Education Resources/Open Access
  • Management & Leadership
  • Systems & Technology
  • Public Services & ILL
  • Professional Development
  • Reference & Instruction
  • Collection Development
  • Archives &  Special Collections
  • Designing Spaces
  • Cataloging & Technical Services
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Diversity
  • Outreach & Marketing


If you aren’t sure which track your presentation fits into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track best suits your proposal.

Please submit your proposal here: Call for Proposals. If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or sessions, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: January 31, 2017.


Pre-conference Workshops

When:  Wednesday, June 14

Length of time: 90 minutes

Questions? Contact: Pamela O’Sullivan,

Conference Presentations

When: Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16

Length of time: 45 minutes

Questions? Contact: Rebecca Hyams,


For information about expense reimbursement, please see the Guidelines for SUNYLA Annual Conference expenses.

We look forward to seeing you at the SUNYLA 2017 conference!