Category Archives: Professional Development

Update from the Discussion Group Leader

Hi folks,

Seems like an age since we met at Mercy College in Manhattan.  I would like to say that I am thrilled by the number of people who attended.  Those who did not, you were missed.  I know I have posted the registration announcement for the symposium, but I would just like to remind you again to make sure you attend, which means you need to register ASAP.

This symposium is an excellent way to hear some great speakers from across the country as well as doing some serious networking with librarians from the NY Metro area and beyond.  Yes, I said beyond, this symposium is anticipated by librarians from outside of our region who look forward to attending every year.  So, you never know who you might meet.  For new, and aspiring, librarians this is an event you should not miss.

And, the happy news is that we are in a new space this year, but still at Baruch.  The new space allows us to have more attendees.  But let me caution you, that does not mean you should wait to register.  The typical ACRL/NY symposium sells out.  And, we don’t allow on-site registration, you will have to register in advance.  So, if you haven’t registered already, make sure you do.  By the way, the food is always excellent.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Carrie Eastman

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group Leader


ACRL/NY Still accepting poster proposals until 10/27 for Symposium

Call for Poster Sessions

The 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries” focuses on the importance of leadership in academic libraries today and the paths to achieving and sustaining it. This Symposium will address myriad questions of leadership: What does it take to be a leader? How do we mentor leaders within our institutions? How do we take charge of our own career paths? How do we move into leadership roles? We will open up discussions of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the Symposium. It can address any issue related to this theme. Examples follow:

  • Professional collaboration
  • Management styles in libraries
  • Motivating/inspiring librarians
  • Getting yourself published
  • Experience in leadership development
  • Mentoring/mentoring programs
  • Creating new roles
  • Moving into leadership roles
  • Promoting yourself

Please email a 100-200 word description of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at by October 27, 2009 (deadline extended). Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate (maximum of two). The successful candidates will be notified by early November. You will be expected to set up by 8:15 am and stay through the final poster session time of 2:45 pm. There is no wireless capability and no availability for electronic sessions. Posters cannot be displayed on walls. Rectangular tables and two chairs will be provided.

We look forward to your submissions.

See you this Friday, Oct. 2nd at 9 a.m. folks!

Just sent out the reminder for Friday’s meeting at Mercy College-Manhattan this morning.  We already have fourteen people say they are going to try to make it.  If you are thinking of coming, make sure Carrie knows so she can add you to the list the guard will have at the door on Friday.  See the post previous to this for all the details and links.

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group-Open Meeting-Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 9-10:45 am

ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group-Open Meeting-Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 9-10:45 am

Please join the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) on Friday, October 2, 2009 for an open meeting of the New Librarians Discussion Group from 9-10:45 AM. This meeting will be a chance for new, or aspiring, librarians to come learn about the discussion group, discuss future events, and further involvement with ACRL/NY.  We will also have a guest librarian there who will talk about her first year as a librarian.  Executive Board members will be on hand to meet and greet participants.  Students and librarians in new positions are welcome too.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet your fellow newbies and seize the opportunity to do some free networking.  Membership to ACRL/NY is not required for this meeting but will be necessary for future participation. 

Find out more about the New Librarians Discussion Group by visiting our website. This site has been created as a place for members, and those interested in joining, to get information, ask questions and share news.  

The meeting will be held at Mercy College’s Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please bring a photo ID. The meeting will be held in Room 737. For directions to Mercy College, please check their website

PLEASE NOTE: Your name must be on our list to get into the building, so it is important to RSVP if you think you might attend. Please follow this link below to RSVP. 

If you have already RSVP’d or will not be attending, there is no need to fill out the form. 

To join ACRL/NY, visit the website here

See you there! 

Carrie Eastman

Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Purchase College Library-SUNY

735 Anderson Hill Rd.

Purchase, NY 10577