Save the Date for UNYOC 2018!

Mark you calendars for November 14-16, 2018! We’ll be meeting in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake!



Time is Running Out!




Make sure to register and book your room at the hotel ASAP!  UNYOC 2017 is just one month away! Let’s Shake It Up in Syracuse!


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UNYOC-MLA Annual Chapter Meeting

Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of the Medical Library Association for our 53rd Annual Meeting to be held in Syracuse, NY.

When:  October 25-27, 2017

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse (accommodations)

UNYOC provides an informative and fun chapter meeting with a good mix of programming and networking. This year’s theme is Shake it Up” in homage to Syracuse, the “Salt City.” The conference program includes three dynamic speakers who will discuss point-of-care medical apps, explore the changing library landscape, and review essential editing and proofreading skills in an interactive workshop. The Continuing Education opportunity at this year’s meeting centers on instructional design.  Members present papers, lightning talks, and posters to showcase projects happening in our member libraries. There are also lots of opportunities to win one of our many themed baskets to support chapter scholarships and mingle with the amazing line-up of vendors. More details are available on our website by following the links below.

Conference Speakers

  • Joshua Stenberg, MD presents “Point-of-Care Medical Apps: how to use ‘em, how to teach ‘em, how to make ‘em”
  •  Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP presents “Wrestlers of Change”
  • · Sherry Larson-Rhodes, MLS, MA presents “Polish Your Prose: Editing Your Scholarly & Creative Works”

Continuing Education

  •  Joey Nicholson, MLIS, MPH presents “Instructional Design: Proven Principles and Practices for Librarians Who Teach”


UNYOC Members receive a $50 reduction in the registration rate, so please join or renew your membership before registering for the conference.

Get ready to “Shake it Up” and join UNYOC-MLA for the 2017 Annual Meeting in October.  We hope to see you there! 


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Call for Participation

Calling all UNYOC members!  Please consider submitting a presentation proposal for the UNYOC 2017 Annual Meeting!

Our meeting will take place in Syracuse, NY, October 25-27, 2017.  This year’s theme is Shake It Up!

Presenters will receive a reduced registration rate of $50 for the full conference – a 50% discount from the regular member package price!

We are accepting submissions for member presentations, posters, and lightning talks at

Member Presentations (Thursday morning, 10/26)

If you have recently completed a research project or created a new program or service, think about submitting a Member Presentation proposal.  Ongoing projects are welcome too! Considering this year’s theme of “Shake It Up,” possible topics of interest may include:

  • Unique services that help you and your users stay on top of research trends
  • Incorporating emerging technologies into library programs and services
  • New ways to conduct library advocacy
  • Changes in program design
  • Innovative information literacy strategies

Member Presentations are about 10-15 minutes in length with a short question and answer period.

Posters (Friday morning, 10/27)

Posters will be on display throughout the day, Thursday, October 26th.  Authors will have the opportunity to discuss their research and/or projects for approximately an hour on Thursday afternoon.

Lightning Talks (Friday morning, 10/27)

These 5 minute presentations are the perfect opportunity to share new ideas, projects, services, or research updates.  Presenters are limited to 3 slides.  Please consider submitting to this quick, easy, and fun category today!

Proposal deadline: August 1st, 2017

Successful applicants will be notified via email by August 15st.

Presentations from our members are what makes our annual meeting a success, so please consider submitting a proposal.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you at UNYOC 2017!

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