Connecting information professionals across upstate New York.


UNYSLA is the upstate New York chapter of SLA. We provide professional development programming and networking opportunities for special librarians and information professionals.

UNYSLA Governing Document
UNYSLA History – The first 30 years



Executive Board

President (2018)Ruth OwensSUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
President-Elect (2018)Virginia YoungSUNY Upstate Medical University
Past President (2018)Zary KamareiUniversity of Rochester
Treasurer (2017-2018)Will SheppardCornell University
Co-Director, Vendor Relations (2017-2018)Sue CardinalUniversity of Rochester
Co-Director, Vendor Relations (2017-2018)Amy SlutzkySUNY Upstate Medical University
Secretary (2018-2019)Jill WilsonChase Design
Director, Membership & Recruitment (2016-2017)Allison PerryBond, Schoeneck, & King, PLLC

Advisory Board

ArchivistJason HarveyUniversity of Rochester
Awards ChairSue CardinalUniversity of Rochester
Library School Chapter Liaison, AlbanyAmelia BirdsallNYS Small Business Development Center
Library School Chapter Liaison, Buffalo(vacant)
Library School Chapter Liaison, SyracuseAllison PerryBond, Schoeneck, & King, PLLC
List ManagerKen BoltonCornell University
Local Area Meetings Co-Coordinator, AlbanyAmelia BirdsallNYS Small Business Development Center
Local Area Meetings Coordinator, BuffaloErin RowleyUniversity at Buffalo
Local Area Meetings Coordinator, Ithaca(vacant)
Local Area Meetings Coordinator, SyracuseAllison PerryBond, Schoeneck, & King, PLLC
Nominating Committee ChairZary KamareiUniversity of Rochester
Public Relations ChairErin RowleyUniversity of Buffalo
WebmasterNatalie LoRussoSyracuse University

UNYSLA Spring Conference

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are


When: Friday, April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY


Click here for more details!

Get Involved with UNYSLA

There are several ways to get involved including conference planning, board positions, networking events, and so much more! Send any inquiries to anyone listed on our About page or fill out our Contact Us form.

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