2014 UNYOC Annual Meeting – Call for Participation

UNYOC 2014: Racing to the Future: 50+ Golden Years of UNYOC October 23 and 24 in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Gideon Putnam.

 Call for Participation

Calling all UNYOC members! We want you to be a part of this year’s Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY!! And we’re putting money on it!

Up to two presenters for each presentation at this year’s meeting will get a reduced registration fee: $50!! That’s a 60% discount! **

So come on! Submit something. There are lots of opportunities to present!

To submit a proposal for any of these sessions, and receive your reduced rate registration, go to: http://goo.gl/ZoUNzL

Project Briefings

(Thursday afternoon)

The project briefings session will again be featured at this year’s conference and the conference planning committee invites you to consider submitting a paper for presentation. The conference focus this year is on change. Topics of relevant presentations could include problem-solving approaches to technology innovations, efforts or outreach activities that address paradigm shifts, creative programs, and reports on research in librarianship, resources or services. Authors of accepted papers can expect to have the opportunity to speak for 10-15 minutes followed by a short question and answer period.


(Thursday afternoon)

Posters will be on display on Thursday afternoon, with presenters available to discuss. For poster proposals, submit a 250 word structured abstract to describe your poster.

Technology Petting Zoo Presentation

(Thursday afternoon)

Returning to UNYOC for a repeat performance! We are interested in any members who would be willing to present either equipment or software (cloud based or otherwise) with a special focus on how they are applying the technology in their libraries. We would like attendees to have an opportunity for hands-on practice with the technology as well. This session will most likely run concurrently with the poster session.

Gadgets & Gizmos Panel

(Friday late morning)

The planning committee seeks a panel of technology-minded librarians to present on emerging relevant computer tools for librarians. This is similar to the MLA Top Tech Trends Panel. Be creative and share your excitement about new technologies! The presentations will likely be 12-15 minutes long with an opportunity for questions at the end.

Lightning Talks

(Friday late morning)

This session will consist of short presentations, no more than 5 minutes in length and no more than three slides on project in your library – maybe something new you are doing, something innovative, or something you think your colleagues will be interested in. Everyone has something!

 To submit a proposal for any of these sessions, and receive your reduced rate registration, go to: http://goo.gl/ZoUNzL


The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 22.

Notification of acceptance will be made by Thursday, July 31.

Chapter Activities

Nesbit and Fellow Awards

Katy Nesbit Service Award

The Nesbit Service Award is given to a UNYOC member for exemplary service to the chapter.  Criteria used to determine the recipient may include serving as a chapter officer, working on UNYOC projects, teaching courses for members or presenting at the annual meeting.  The recipient receives a plaque and paid registration to the next annual meeting.  For more information visit http://www.unyoc.mlanet.org/blog/membership/recognition-and-awards/kathy-nesbit-service-award

UNYOC Fellow Award

The UNYOC Fellow Award is given to a member of UNYOC who has made significant contributions to the chapter or to health sciences librarianship.  Candidates for the award must be members for the prior ten years, past the mid-point of their careers and recognized leaders in health science librarianship.  Fellows are exempt from dues and have all the rights and privileges of regular members.  For more information visit http://www.unyoc.mlanet.org/blog/membership/recognition-and-awards/unyoc-fellows

Nominations are due to Jeff Garvey, jgarvey [at] shsny.com no later than Friday, August 22, 2014.

Member News

Apply now for UNYOC Awards

Applications are being accepted for the Professional Development Award and Ursula Poland Scholarship.

Professional Development Award

The Professional Development Award is intended to provide an opportunity for a librarian/information specialist to pursue a continuing education/professional development opportunity in the area of health sciences librarianship.

Apply for the Professional Development Award by July 15, 2014.

Ursula Poland Scholarship

The Ursula Poland Scholarship is a scholarship for Masters in Library Science students to be used offset the cost of a course in a topic related to health sciences librarianship.

Apply for the Ursula Poland Scholarship by July 30, 2014.

Continuing Education, Meetings

Save the Date for UNYOC 2014

The 2014 UNYOC conference is October 23 and 24 in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Gideon Putnam. Details to come!