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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 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!