• 1 Sep 2022 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello everyone, 

    Please join us for our UNYOC 2022 Conference CE Session with Dr. Lyle Q. Foster of Missouri State University!

    This year's session, "Critical Conversations: Building Workplace Communication Skills" will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 1-4pm at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. The cost for the session is $65 USD (purchase with registration). 

    For full CE description please visit our website here: https://unyoc.wildapricot.org/Annual-Meeting-CE

  • 1 Sep 2022 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello everyone! 

    Please register and join us for the 2022 UNYOC Annual Conference at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Rochester, NY. The meeting will be taking place on October 26th, 27th, and 28th. Visit our website here to register: https://unyoc.wildapricot.org/Annual-Meeting

    Conference Registration prices:

    · Member price: $100

    · Student/retiree: $25

    · Non-Member: $150

    To reserve a hotel room at a special rate of $109 :

    · Reservations may be made by calling the front desk at 585 359 1800 and requesting the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association room block or by going to our website at https://www.rit.edu/ritinn and selecting the Reservations tab. Under “Add Code” your guests can choose “Group Attendee” from the drop down menu and then input the block code 221016UNYO.

    · Rooms at this rate will be available until they are filled, or October 15th. Rooms at this rate are limited! Book early to guarantee this special rate! Reservations made after October 15th will not be eligible to receive the group rate.

    Stay up to date on conference planning developments at http://unyoc.mlanet.org/

  • 15 Jul 2022 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    *This post is shared on behalf of one of our professional development award winner, Marie Ascher.*

    Thanks to a UNYOC professional development award, librarians at New York Medical College attended the virtual Charleston Conference in November 2021. Most were first-time attendees. The Charleston Conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials. We thought it was an outstanding conference and a good opportunity for professional development. Originally Marie Ascher received the award but due to travel restrictions she opted to open virtual attendance to multiple colleagues. 

    This is what the NYMC librarians had to say: 

    • The practical aspects of this conference were especially rewarding. Hearing about actual transformative agreements that libraries have developed and successfully executed, which vendors they are working with and what the publishers’ perspectives are, is valuable information when you are forming your own agreement. 
    • The Charleston Conference provided a deep dive into current issues in electronic resource management and collection development. This helped me feel more confident when facing tasks at work that are new to me. The conference was an ideal opportunity to engage with librarians across disciplines about the common challenges to our profession. In this way we discover solutions and find a sense of community and connection.

    • I found this conference to be particularly rewarding for professional development involving collection management, topics in scholarly communication, and career planning.

    • We appreciate the opportunity that the UNYOC Professional Development Award gave us to attend the Charleston Conference. It was a great experience and several of us are looking forward to attending again in the future, maybe in person next time.
    • One of us had attended the Charleston Conference in the past and highly recommend every librarian attend. The practical knowledge that is shared during the sessions provides effective solutions to everyday issues in library collections and management. Thanks to UNYOC for providing the resources for NYMC librarians to attend the 2021 conference.
    • I’ve always wanted to attend the Charleston Conference. It was a great conference although I’m sure it could be better in-person. I attended several sessions on transformative agreements, on diversity and inclusion, and on new document delivery options. I plan to attend again in the future. The content covered here was very different from what you normally see at a Medical Library Association meeting. 

    If you are interested in attending this conference, the registration and call for papers for 2022 are now open. For more information, see https://www.charleston-hub.com/the-charleston-conference/ Maybe we’ll see you there! 

  • 20 May 2022 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vendor Registration is now live for the UNYOC Annual Meeting 2022!

    When: October 26th -- 28th, 2022

    Where: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester NY (lodging details TBA)

    Sponsorship information is available on the registration page.

The Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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