Info for moderators

Are you a moderator? Great!

  1. Find Kim Detterbeck. She’s in charge of moderating. If you can’t find her, don’t panic. Just follow steps 2-7.
  2. Attend your session. Get there a little early.
  3. Ask the presenters if they need anything like handing out handouts or finding an IT person.
  4. Ask the presenters if they’d like to be introduced. If they say yes, get the information they want you to give out. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
  5. Ask the presenters if they need you to hold up fingers to tell them when they have 10 minutes, 5 minutes, etc. Use the appropriate fingers.
  6. Tell fellow attendees to fill out their yellow session evaluation (everyone has them in their folders.)
  7. Collect them at the end and put them in the designated box on the registration desk in the Great Hall.

That’s it. Have fun!

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Set-up info for poster presenters

If you are presenting a poster on Thursday, set up is at 3pm in the Great Hall.

Don’t want to carry your poster around with you all day? You can store it safely with Tabitha Hanslick Nguyen on the 5th floor of E Building (a.k.a. the library.)

Please mark your materials clearly with your name, contact info, and title of your presentation.

E Building houses the library.
CC is the Great Hall.
210 is Alumni Hall (the dorms.)

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Wireless Access at FIT

Making sure your computer is ready

Basically, before you leave home, make sure your operating system (either Windows or Mac) and antivirus are updated.

Your username and password

Update: these are case sensitive!

Password:  Summer2012

The “Bradford Test”

Update: this is a little downloaded app that deletes itself once it is done.

Before you can connect, FIT’s network will “test” your system for up to date operating system and antivirus. Don’t panic!

Trouble connecting?

To trouble shoot your connection, visit:

FIT Housing tells us that there will be IT help in/near the Great Hall.

Will I have wifi in the dorms?

Only if you are registered to stay in the dorms. People who are not staying in the dorms will have wifi access in the Great Hall.

Update: Alas, we do not have wifi in the public areas other than the Great Hall. This is not due to any oversight, mistake, or misconception on the part of FIT Library or the Local Arrangements committee. It is FIT policy. We regret the inconvenience.

FIT Library has made arrangements to make their computer lab on the 4th Floor of E building available to SUNYLA attendees.It is open between 9am and 7pm. In addition, Starbucks and Argo Tea are across the street, open late, and have wireless for a small fee.

Seriously, try Argo Tea. I’m not going home until I try all their signature drinks.

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Remember to bring your linens!

As we mentioned, FIT does not provide linens of any kind. If you want to use a towel, pillow, sheets, or blanket at any point during your stay, you will have to bring them.

I know this is not ideal, but FIT housing does not provide linens, and we were unable to make an arrangement to provide them for anything approaching a reasonable cost.

FIT housing has suggested making use of the KMart that’s in/near/attached to Penn Station, which is 2 blocks from FIT. If you are unable to bring your things, that may be an alternative.

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A note on checking in

Update: FIT has notified that they do not need to collect any additional information from you at check-in.

FIT Summer Housing has asked us to provide the home addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates of all who are staying in the dorms.

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Thursday dinner – Dine Arounds

Instead of the usual Thursday night group dinners, this year at SUNYLA we will be having dine arounds! Pick out the restaurant that sounds best to you, and sign up for it. On Thursday night, June 7th, at 6:30, groups going to dine will meet in the courtyard outside the Great Hall. There will be a group leader for each restaurant, who will lead you there. The group leaders will have signs so they’ll be easy to spot. Before you sign up for a restaurant please check out their website, and also look at the walking directions – some restaurants are closer than others. This is a great way to meet new people! Questions, contact Rosanne or 516-225-6434 (call or text).

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Diversions and an Invitation

Diversions are now listed as part of the registration form. To add a diversion go to: and modify your registration with your conference confirmation number.

  • You’ll need your confirmation number and last name to modify your registration.
  • You may receive notice that your excursion has been filled up. Most only allow for 15-20 people. In the event that one is booked spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time-stamp of your last modification.
  • Most are walking tours.
  • Session DV7 Tour: CUNY Libraries is a special invitation that has a MAXIMUM capacity of 20. It includes a luncheon hosted by Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources, and Arthur Downing, CIO & Chief Librarian, Baruch College. See below for more details.

An Invitation to SUNYLA Conference Attendees

The libraries of the City University of New York invite SUNYLA Conference attendees to a luncheon reception at the Newman Library of Baruch College on Wednesday, June 6, leaving FIT at 12pm and going until 4pm pm. Meet with librarians from CUNY and tour the facilities of the award-winning Newman Library.



12:00 – 12:30 Depart FIT and walk to CUNY.
12:30 – 2:00 Luncheon – Hosted by Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries
and Information Resources, and Arthur Downing, CIO & Chief Librarian, Baruch College
2:00 – 3:30 Information Literacy – Meet Prof. Randy Hensley, Head of Instruction at the Newman Library, and other library faculty to hear about the library’s instruction program (information studies minor, credit courses, workshops, and more).
2:00 – 3:30 Small group tours of the Library Building, including The Subotnick Financial Services Center and Wasserman Trading Floor, a state-of-the-art instructional facility that integrates hands-on financial services practice into the business curriculum.

Location and Directions will be emailed to accepted registrants.

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