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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 gloria.meisel@sunywcc.edu 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.


Register Now for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, December 4, 2009

Register Now for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium 2009 


Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries Leaders inspire and motivate us. Leaders create vision and purpose. But what does it take to be a leader in today’s academic library? How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles? This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship. 

***Speakers will be Mary Carmen Chimato, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Damon Jaggars, and Brian Mathews***

Register online from the symposium’s web site (and find information for registering by check/mail):  http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/about/  

Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.  

We hope to see you there!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting at Mercy College

Well, we have a nice group, about 24, signed up to attend our meeting tomorrow morning.  (Mercy College-Manhattan, Room 737, 9-10:45 a.m.)  We will be having a guest speaker, Heather Saunders from Purchase College Library.  She is the art librarian there and has been there for just over a year.  I thought it would be nice to invite her to talk/reflect on her first year as a professional librarian.  She has been musing over sharing a bit of what she knows now and what it would mean if she knew it when she started.  This will definitely get the conversation rolling, and others have already shared their ideas of things to talk about too.   So, there will be plenty of meeting, greeting, conversation, discussion, and of course food, coffee and donuts. See you there!

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



Welcome to the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group site!

This site has been created for the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group.  The site is open to anyone, but is also a place for members to come to get information, ask questions and share news.  It is a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions for changes, additions, etc., please share.

Currently, I, Carrie Eastman, the Information Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Purchase College Library am the group leader.  However, I do not intend to run this group by myself.   Yes, I take on the responsibility of organizing events, getting discussions going, and  keeping everyone informed and organized.  But, this group is run by its members.  So, if you have something you would like to see the group do, discuss, or get involved with, please do not hesitate to share it here. 

Also, when you have a moment, take the time to visit some of the sites in the blogroll on the right.  We currently have links to the ACRL/NY, ACRL/NY Symposium, ACRL, and the ACRL/NY User Experience Group sites.  More will be added, suggestions are welcome.

I will be posting an announcement for our next meeting, Oct. 2nd, shortly, so check back soon. 

Not an ACRL/NY member yet?  Become a member today on the ACRL/NY website here.