March 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the Western New York/Ontario Chapter ACRL. On March 3, 1975, the ACRL division of ALA announced our approval as a new chapter (official approval occurred January 20 at ALA Mid-winter).

The ACRL Western New York/Ontario Chapter, Incorporated is a regional chapter of international members of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The chapter is a professional organization for librarians that work in academic or specialized research libraries located within the eastern boundary of the region near Syracuse, New York, the western and southern boundaries of the Ohio and Pennsylvania, extending north to include the Niagara Frontier and all of Ontario, Canada. Membership is open to all librarians, library staff, and current library students interested in becoming academic or special research librarians.