2017 SCLD Summer Conference in Stony Brook

April 13, 2017

The 2017 SCLD Summer Conference will be held at SUNY Stony Brook from June 12 through 14, which will coincide with SUNYLA in Stony Brook, from June 14 through 16.

Conference registration will be determined; check back for details which will be posted as soon as they become available.

Conference hotel will be:

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Reservations Phone: (631) 941-2980

The SCLD room rate is $139/night.  The hotel is currently holding 15 rooms at the state rate of $130/night (overnight dates are June 12 & 13).  Please reserve by 4/12/2017.

SUNY Stony Brook dorms will also be available for $78.25/night.  See SUNYLA 2017 site for details and to register for a dorm room.

Opening of the conference will take place Monday, June 12th, with the SLC Board & Transition team meeting from 4:30-6PM, and dinner for directors, designees and guests beginning at 6:30PM.  Final agenda forthcoming.

To sum it all up:

  • SCLD Conference to run June 12-14, 2017
  • Hotel:  Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY
  • Hotel Reservations Phone: (631) 941-2980 and let them know you are with SUNY Council of Library Directors for the group/government rates
  • Hotel room reservations should be made by 4/12/2017 (if possible); by May 17th for hotel to honor conference rate
  • If staying for SUNYLA June 14-16, you will need to reserve additional nights under SUNYLA
  • If preferred, SUNY Stony Brook dorm room reservations can be made through SUNYLA site above

If you don’t wish to drive/fly, you can take the Amtrak to NYC/Penn Station and connect to Long Island RR.  Port Jefferson branch trains to Stony Brook run almost hourly, with a trip duration of around 1 hr 45 minutes.  See LIRR map for more info.


Spring Conference 2016 in Albany

March 4, 2016

The SCLD Spring Conference is in Albany from April 19 through 21, 2016

Conference Registration will be $175, announcements sent to participants from the treasurer soon.

Conference hotel will be The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center 

Conference meetings will take place at Downtown at SUNY Plaza.  Shuttle service to and from the meeting will be provided.

Opening of the Conference will take place with Dinner at the Desmond on Tuesday April 19.

Hotel Reservations are currently open at the state rate of $115 per night (overnight dates are Tues April 19 and Wed April 20.  Please reserve by 4/5/2016

To sum it all up

  • Room Reservations by 4/5/2016
  • Desmond Hotel and Conference Center 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211
  • Reservations Phone:  518-869-8100 or 1-800-448-3500 (toll free)

SCLD Fall Meeting to Discuss Strategic Planning

October 1, 2015

The Fall Meeting of the SUNY Council of Library Directors will be October 14-16, 2015 at the Woodcliff Hotel in Fairport, NY.  The agenda is here:   Fall SCLD Agenda


New Directors at SUNY Maritime and Jamestown Community College

October 21, 2014

As Shafeek Fazal leaves SUNY’s Maritime College at the end of October to become the Associate Director for Technology, Discovery and Digital Services at Stony Brook University Libraries, Gregory Murphy will take over as Maritime’s Interim Library Director.

Earlier this year, Timothy Arnold was appointed Director of Libraries at Jamestown Community College.

Good luck to each of you in your new positions!


Two New Library Administrators Join SCLD’s Ranks

September 17, 2014

Dr. Susannah Gal, a biochemist and professor of biological sciences, has been appointed Interim Dean of Libraries at Binghamton University.  Learn more from Inside Binghamton University.

Also, Evangela Oates has been named Director of Library Services at SUNY Sullivan.  Ms. Oates comes to Sullivan after serving as Instruction and Reference Services Librarian at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

A warm welcome to both of you!


Mark Your Calendars!

July 7, 2014

[Aug. 18 update:] SCLD’s fall 2014 meeting will begin with a preconference on Oct. 22nd and continue with the general conference on Oct. 23rd and 24th–all at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Fairport, NY (just outside Rochester).  The meeting agenda will be posted soon!


Spring Meeting

April 17, 2014

SCLD’s 2014 Spring Meeting at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, occurring April 29th through May 1st is just two weeks away!  Visit the Meeting Info page for the meeting agenda and other documents.  We hope to see you there!