Conferences & Workshops

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Upcoming Conferences – Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

The 2019 ARCL conference is taking place April 10-13 in Cleveland, OH. The early bird registration for full-time library school students expires on February 8, 2019. A relatively close drive for students in the Western/Central NY or Midwest regions, ACRL is an excellent opportunity for those looking to work in academic or research libraries. Also, a good opportunity to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! ACRL Conference / ACRL Registration

Upcoming Conferences – Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) holds semi-annual conferences in the spring and fall, offering members opportunities to discuss archival concerns and obtain new training through breakout sessions, workshops and guest speakers.  This spring the conference will be held in Morgantown, West Virginia. Tours and receptions highlight cultural institutions and organizations in the immediate area. Conferences rotate among member states, ensuring members have a meeting nearby every few years. MARAC Conference MARAC Scholarships

Upcoming Conferences – Rare Books and Manuscripts (RBMS)

The 2019 RBMS conference is taking place June 18-21 in Baltimore, MD. Early registration for students ends on April 26. This conference is a great opportunity for those interested in archives or special collections. Stop by the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum while you’re there! Please also check for RBMS scholarships!RBMS Scholarships / RBMS ConferenceRBMS Registration

Upcoming Conferences – American Library Association (ALA)

The 2019 ALA annual conference is taking place June 20-25 in Washington, DC. Early registration for students ends on April 26. This conference is the gold standard of networking in the Library and Information Science field. Who’d going to pass up a trip to the most famous library in the world – the Library of Congress! ALA Annual Conference / ALA Annual Registration

Upcoming Conferences – State University of New York Library Association (SUNYLA)

Every year librarians & library staff gather at a different SUNY campus to share knowledge.  The general meeting of the association and the changing of officers typically takes place at this time. This year’s meeting takes place at Finger Lakes College. SUNYLA Conference Website

Upcoming Conferences – New York Archives Conference (NYAC)

The New York Archives Conference is an organization that annually brings together archivists, manuscript curators, local historians, and local government record keepers to discuss issues of mutual concern to professional holders of historical records. The Conference will be held in Rochester, NY, June 5-7, 2019, at St. John Fisher College. NYAC Information

Upcoming Meeting –  Society of American Archivists (SAA)

The 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists is taking place July 31 – August 6 in Austin, TX. SAA Meeting

*LIS students are eligible for conference funding through LIS GSA and the University GSA. LIS GSA provides up to $100 per academic year and funding requests are due on the 15th of the month prior to the conference. Each master’s student is also entitled to $150 to aid in conference attendance and travel ($250 if presenting) during the course of his/her graduate career from GSA.

Past Conferences – ALA Midwinter January 25-29, 2019

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