Registration for SUNYLA 2017 is now closed.

SUNYLA 2017: The Global Library

Diversity through Collections, Spaces, & Services

Stony Brook University, SUNY

June 14 – 16th, 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.

SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference Program (PDF)


*Rates for SUNYLA 2017:

$100 for members

$140 for non-members

$60 for LIS students

$60 members/$70 non-members single day registration

The deadline to register for this year’s conference is May 20, 2017.

*Registration checks made payable to SUNYLA 2017 can be mailed to
Jennifer DeVito
Stony Brook University
Melville Library S-3417
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3339

*New Registration System

This year we are trying a new registration system that we hope will simplify things. The new system uses a different payment gateway, and the form looks different from last year. Our new system should automate a lot of the manual work that was done in the past.

*Member Rate

You must be a current (2016-2017) member of SUNYLA in order to receive the member rate for registration. This means that if you are not currently a member, you must join SUNYLA and wait for your membership to be processed before registering for the conference at the member rate.

To receive the member discount, you must enter the appropriate code in the Member Discount field on the registration form. You can obtain the code by filling out the form at The code will be emailed to you if your membership is current.

Again, it is imperative that your membership renewal is completely processed before you register for the conference.


For information on reduced rates for presenters, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses. You will have a coupon code emailed to you once registration is open.


Don’t forget to see if you are eligible for a scholarship! Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship and Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 21, 2017.

If you have any registration concerns please contact Logan Rath:


For a full list of tours, please click here

Tour of Special Collections & University Archives

Wednesday, June 14, 6:00pm-6:30pm

Melville Library, E-2320

Tour of the Stony Brook University Special Collections Library. Unique materials include American Revolutionary War-era letters written by George Washington, 17th and 18th century maps of Long Island, and rare books, including the The Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493. Limited to 15 people. Sign up at registration.

Behind the Scenes – Staller Center for the Arts

Thursday, June 15, 2:30-3:30pm

Staller Center

Join us for an informative, guided “Behind the Scenes” tour of Long Island’s premiere arts venue, the Staller Center for the Arts. The Staller Center is the home of the prestigious Stony Brook Film Festival, now in it’s 22nd year, as well as spectacular stage performances featuring world renowned artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Patti LuPone, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, and many many others!

While there is no charge for this event, space is limited to 40 people. Please sign up at registration. Meet in the Staller Center lobby.

International Culinary Tour Dinner

Thursday, June 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm

East Side Dining

Join us on Thursday, June 15, for dinner in our beautiful, new East Side Dining space for an “International Culinary Tour Dinner” – a food lover’s trip around the globe.

There will be an abundance of tasty treats from 5 regions around the world to tempt your palate:  Italy & the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Latin & South America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. There will also be a chance to watch the chefs in action!

Make sure to bring your sense of adventure…and your appetite!

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Cost for Thursday night dinner: $25