SUNYLA Conference 2009: Keeping the Fire, Lighting the Way

December 14, 2009


Onondaga lands were originally the regular meeting place for the five tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy (the Haudenasaunee, or “people of the longhouse”). Because of this role, the Onondagas are known as the “Fire Keepers” of the confederacy. SUNY librarians work hard at “keeping fires”: the fires of inquiry and of research; the desire for exploration and for discovery. SUNY libraries fire the imagination and enlighten the soul. And so it seems entirely appropriate that we come together for our annual meeting and conference at Onondaga under the theme:

SUNY Libraries: Keeping the Fire, Lighting the Way

Thank You!

July 8, 2009

Sincere thanks to all who attended the 2009 SUNYLA Conference in Onandaga…I hope everyone had a great time!  I am particularly grateful to those who volunteered so much of their time and effort to make this event a success!

Please take a few minutes to take a brief survey…you can click here, or click the survey link on the menu (to the left). This will help us evaluate what went well and what might be improved in the future.

Have a great summer!

Angela Weiler, 2nd Vice President/Conference Chair
Coulter Library, Onondaga Community College
Voice: 315-498-2340

Schedule corrections!

June 16, 2009

Beware…some earlier versions of the conference contained some minor errors concerning the Thursday afternoon schedule.

Here is the real scoop:

1:30 – 3:15pm Conference Sessions
3:15 – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30 – 5:00pm Conference Sessions

Registration & Residence Hall Check-In

June 15, 2009

Conference registration and residence hall check-in are both located in the same place.


Whitney Atrium (building next to the conference parking lot – Lot 13)


Wednesday, June 17 9:00am to 9:30pm
Thursday, June 18 8:00am to 12:00pm

If you need to check-in to the residence hall outside of the above times, please call residence life when you arrive on campus (315)877-3209 . The residence hall staff will meet you at the Building B (165) entrance nearest the residence hall parking lot behind the building. If you are unable to reach residence life, please call security at (315)498-2478.

There are three residence halls on campus. They are grouped together on your left side when you enter through the main campus entrance (Rt 175). Building B has the number “165” on the front of the building and is located between buildings A and C.

Where to Find Computers…

June 15, 2009

There are clusters of computers in W200, W300, Gordon Student Center, and the Academic Computer Lab (C210) in the Coulter Library Building. You can use computers in these areas and almost any public access computer you find by using the following login information:

Login: train113
Password: 113train
Domain: AFSNET

Luncheon Raffle Prizes!

June 15, 2009

Over $1,000 worth of great raffle prizes for this year’s SUNYLA Conference Luncheon…
Win meals at popular restaurants, tickets to popular events, and even a year’s worth of free bread!

Wireless Access

June 11, 2009

Wireless access will be available in all buildings and the residence halls. The residence halls will not require a login, but you will need to login and do some additional setup if you would like to access the wireless network in all other buildings on campus.

Login Details

Username: train113
Password: 113train
Domain: AFSNET

Additional settings that you will need to configure are provided below.

Windows XP
Mac (.pdf)
Windows Vista (.pdf)

Copies of these setup instructions will be available at the registration desk.

Fitness Center and Pool Availability

June 4, 2009

In addition to the early morning run/walks each morning, the fitness center and pool are also available. These facilities are both located in the Health and Physical Education Building. Locker rooms with showers are available on the first floor.

Fitness Center Schedule

Wed (6/17) 8am to 8pm
Thurs (6/18) 8am to 11am, 12:30 to 8pm
Fri (6/19) 8am to 8pm

Pool Schedule (Fee of $2.00 per person to be paid to the lifeguard)

Wed (6/17)
EARLY LAP SWIM: 7:15–8:45am
ADULT SWIM: 12pm–2pm
LAP SWIM 4:30–6pm

Fri (6/19)
EARLY LAP SWIM: 7:15–8:45am
ADULT SWIM: 12pm–2pm
LAP SWIM 4:30–6pm

Tweeters and Bloggers…

May 28, 2009

Affix the following term (called a “hashtag”) to your postings about the conference: #sunyla09

Hashtags help readers find your posts (readers can enter the hashtag in a search box, and, since it is an unusual set of letters that appears nowhere else, all the postings containing this term will show up in the search results).

(learn more about hashtags here or here)

Thursday Night Dinner Catered by #1 Barbecue Joint in America!

May 26, 2009

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is catering our Thursday night dinner at the MOST. The Dinosaur won a contest sponsored by ABC’s “Good Morning America Weekend” beating out three other finalists in Internet voting. Read all about it here: