Conference Info

ALA Midwinter Meeting presentations now online!

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Check out recordings of presentations from this past ALA Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Chicago, IL on January 29 through February 3, 2015.  This link can also be found on our Events page, under Past Events.  Enjoy!


HIRE Education Conference

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HIRE Education Conference:

Preparing for Your Future Career in Education

Sponsored by:
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
322 Clemens Hall


This free conference will bring back Graduate School of Education alumni to discuss job search skills and strategies with current students and alumni. The conference will feature panel discussions in four educational career tracks (including Library and Information) and one session addressing the career concerns of international students. Pizza, cookies, and beverages will be provided for lunch.

SUNYLA 2010: An Information Odyssey

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SUNYLA, the State University of New York Librarians Association, will be holding their annual conference this year at SUNY Brockport from June 16-18. The theme this year is “An Information Odyssey”:

During this conference, we will explore how changes in the way information is generated, collected and disseminated have changed radically over the last 25 years. This has had a profound effect on libraries and library staff, and many have risen to the challenge, putting themselves in the forefront with innovative ways to incorporate and embrace these changes. Functions that were formerly outside the librarian’s scope of experience are now standard, from social networking to on-line learning.

This is another great networking and professional development opportunity right here in Western New York. Even better, SUNYLA is offering the Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship to fund the attendance of one currently enrolled MLS student. The scholarship covers all fees, including registration, travel (up $350), lodging, and meals. The application involves writing a short easy of <1000 words.

Learn more and keep up to date about the conference here.

Next ALA Meeting — Tuesday, October 13

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The next UB Student ALA meeting will be Tuesday, October 13 at 6pm in 553 Baldy. There is the possibility of free food!

On the agenda:
-wrap-up of the Linda Yalem Run (no librarian was left behind)
-NYLA conference carpooling arrangements
-book drive progress and what to do next–perhaps a sorting party?
-bake sale prep
and other fun stuff.

Please email us at ubstudentala at gmail dot com if you can’t make the meeting but want to get involved.

NYLA Conference Info

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This year, the NYLA annual conference is being held in Saratoga Springs, NY (near Albany). There is at least one person from UB going, so we’d like to set up a carpool and room sharing. 

See below for more info (from on the conference. Please post a comment or email ( if you are interested in going and want to get in on the carpool, etc…
Info Page about the Conference
Preliminary Conference Program (pdf – 5 MB)
Printable Conference Registration Forms

Info on the Student-to-Staff Program

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If you are interested in being the UB representative in Chicago next year, here is a little more information about the program from the ALA website (

Student-to-Staff Program

Each year during Annual Conference, the Chapter Relations Office assembles 40 representatives from the student chapters to assist ALA staff at the conference. To qualify, the student must be a current ALA member and a member of a student chapter, and cannot have previously participated in the program. Although each school has its own selection process (i.e. random drawing, essay contest, etc.), the chosen student’s name must be submitted to ALA by the group’s faculty advisor. One student will be accepted per chapter. In exchange for working 4 hours per day at the conference, the student will receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. Transportation costs (such as airfare and cabs) are the student’s responsibility. This program is only available at the Annual Conference. At this time there are no volunteer opportunities at Midwinter Meetings.

Information about the program is sent to the schools each year in early December, and the deadline for submitting a name is February 1. Because there is only room for 40 students and there are currently 49 active student chapters, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

See also the Facebook page American Library Association Student to Staff Participants