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UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!
 
UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse

UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse

You’re invited to the annual business meeting of Upstate New York Chapter of SLA on September 22nd at 4 pm. This meeting will be held virtually and will cover what is happening in our Upstate chapter including the upcoming chapter election, opportunities to help build your network of special librarians in your area, financial standing […]

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman was presented with the 2016 Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Chapter Member Merit Award at the UNYSLA conference on October 21, 2016.  For those that don’t know Elaine, she is the Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and the Dewey Library Reference collection at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University of […]

Meet our Board Member – Jane Minotti

Jane MinottiJane Minotti, Director of Vendor Relations of UNYSLA, is Sr. Librarian at the NYS Department of Transportation Research Library. Jane became active in the Transportation Division of SLA when she began her career at NYSDOT. As a solo librarian, she supports the programs and activities of 900 employees in the Main Office in Albany, and outreach services to eleven regions statewide. Reference services can encompass literature searches on topics from pavement, construction practices, and historic construction standards to new research and technology in highway illumination, connected vehicles, responding to extreme weather events, and climate change.

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Students, do you want to attend “A Look at Library Spaces”?

Become a UNYSLA Student Shadow and attend A Look at Library Spaces for free*!

Student Shadows

Apply now to be a student shadow and attend the next UNYSLA event! (Note: Student shadows will be reimbursed after the event.) We are looking for students who would like to introduce our presenters and write a short article for the UNYSLA website.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 24th at 5:00 PM.

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Networking Dinner and Music Library Tour

Can’t make it to the conference? coming early? Join us on Thursday 16 April for an afternoon tour of the Sibley Music Library (map) from 3-4 pm and/or a dutch treat networking dinner at Phillips European (map) from 6:30-8 pm.

If you are planning on attending either event and aren’t coming to the conference, please let Stephanie McReynolds (sjmcreyn at syr.edu) know so that we can reserve a spot for you!

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Spring Board Meeting Details

This year’s spring board meeting will be Thursday April 16, 2015 from 4 – 6 pm at the Sibley Music Library. All UNYSLA members are invited to attend.

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Registration is now open for A Look at Library Spaces

Registration is now open for UNYSLA’s spring conference A Look at Library Spaces on April 17, 2015.

Join UNYSLA for lively presentations and a panel discussion on academic, public, and special library spaces!

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Meet our Board Member – Stephanie JH McReynolds

Stephanie McReynolds is currently serving as president-elect of UNYSLA and is also the business and management librarian at Syracuse University Libraries, where she instructs students, faculty, and staff on how to find valuable information to support their research and scholarship, including information crucial to the successful completion of course projects and papers (such as business plans). She enjoys working with the SU community and often finds the many creative product ideas and business plans, fostered by a campus-wide spirit of entrepreneurship, to be intriguing and refreshing.

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Registration Coming Soon!

A Look at Library Spaces *

Date: Friday, 17 April 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Carlson Library on River Campus at the University of Rochester, NY (map)

Join UNYSLA for lively presentations and a panel discussion on academic, public, and special library spaces!

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Meet our Board Member – Ruth Owens

Ruth_CardCatalog2Ruth Owens is the current treasurer of UNYSLA and an assistant librarian at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). Because SUNY ESF is a small college with a small library, Ruth has many varied responsibilities. She manages interlibrary loan and acquisitions/collection development, provides research help (reference), teaches a one-credit information literacy course, and is the librarian liaison to the chemistry and engineering departments. Ruth enjoys connecting people to information whether that is through interlibrary loan, teaching, or simply answering questions. Her professional interests include public services, resource sharing, and information literacy. She holds a MSLIS from Syracuse University and a BS in zoology from Colorado State University.

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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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