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WNY/O ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries Western New York Ontario Chapter

Spring 2013

Posters Needed Have you recently completed research, published an article or developed a new program and would like to get the word out to your peers? Create a poster for our Spring 2013 conference and get recognized for your efforts. We welcome submissions from members, non-members, students and professionals. Please email Dave Bertuca at with your poster ideas.

Member News University at Buffalo Librarian Fred Stoss meets with Prime Minister of Aruba Fred Stoss, UB Librarian and Syracuse MLS graduate met with the Prime Minister of Aruba as well as with three others ministers about energy and sustainability education in creating the Caribbean Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Education (CEESEd ) program for the Aruba National Library. See his presentation at New LIS Faculty Announced at University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies, Master of Library Science Program welcomes two new faculty members Dr. Silvia Lloyd and Dr. Amy VanScoy. Please visit for more information.

Audience members at the Spring 2012 Conference cosponsored by OCULA and WNYO/ACRL

ACRL | Western New York Ontario Chapter

Spring 2013

We Want You! Several positions are open on the WNYO ACRL Board. Join us and help our organization plan exciting events. WNYO ACRL invites you to join our board. We currently have openings for the following positions: *Vice President/President Elect (3-year commitment (third year is as Past President)); for this position you must also be an ACRL national member *Treasurer & Membership Chair (2-years); this position is held by an American (due to cross-border banking issues) *Vice Programs Chair (2-year commitment (second year is as Programs Chair)) *Nominations Chair (1-year) *Counselors (2 positions) (1 Year) Board membership offers the opportunity to network with other academic librarians, plan conferences, events and more. To self-nominate for one of the above positions, please email [contact @ wnyoacrl . org ] with your information and position of interest. Visit for additional information.

To learn more about the open board positions, please see the chapter by-laws at


ACRL | Western New York Ontario Chapter

Spring 2013

From Project to publication The Spring 2013 conference will be the first of two conferences to explore issues related to research and publication for Academic Librarians.

Our Spring 2013 conference is scheduled for May 3rd at the RIT Conference Center in West Henrietta, NY. The conference will cover issues related to research and publication in an academic library setting. Speakers will address the importance of research in our profession and offer some insight into the research process from identifying a topic through getting your work published. We will feature keynote speaker Michael Ridley, Chief Information Office and Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Mr. Ridley is an outspoken advocate for libraries (and librarians) as an integral part of academics. He was profiled as a “Member of the Week” in a 2012 article in the ACRL Insider –the Weblog of the Association of College and Research Libraries. View this article at The conference will include an additional speaker discussing research design, a poster session, panel discussion, and don’t forget the food!


WNYO ACRL Newsletter

Spring 2013

Spring 2012 Conference Review We repeated our successful partnership with the Ontario College and University Library Association for the Spring 2012 conference entitled ‘Bring it On! Shaping the Future of Academic Librarianship’ in Jordan Village, Ontario. The event included the popular “Birds of a Feather” and “Pecha Kucha” sessions and focused on meeting present and future challenges in academic libraries.

This is a publication of WNY/O ACRL, INC. WNY/O ACRL, INC. is a not-for-profit educational corporation of the State of New York

Newsletter Spring 2013