NMN at the Annual Conference


NMN Group Photo at NYLA

New to NYLA? There are plenty of opportunities for you to network and meet fellow new NYLA members!

The New Member of NYLA has a strong presence at the NYLA Annual Conference that includes hosting the New Members Meet & Greet reception, sponsoring program sessions of interest to new members, and coordinating an information booth for new members.

Check back here as we get closer to the 2020 NYLA Annual Conference for information on upcoming NMN programs and events. NMN programs and events at the 2019 NYLA Annual Conference included:



New to NYLA?

Time: Thursday 11/14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome to NYLA! If you want to learn about library advocacy, how to become more involved, or have ever wondered what the organization does for libraries, please join us.

Women's Leadership Panel: Conquering Imposter Syndrome

Time: Thursday 11/14, Program Slot #1: 1:45 - 3:00 PM PM Sponsor: NMN

Also called imposter phenomenon, imposterism, fraud syndrome or the imposter experience, imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and have consistent feelings of inadequacies. Many times they feel like a fraud, and that they don't deserve their position. Women are more likely to be victims of this negative thinking, and prevent us from realizing and appreciating our full potential. Come to this panel of strong women leaders in the field and hear their stories of overcoming this twisted thinking, and how they acknowledge and own their value and the value of their work.

New Members of NYLA - Meet & Greet

Time: Thursday 11/8, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sponsor: NMN

Join fellow new members of NYLA to explore ways to engage. Open to all. This is a free event.

Library Job "Speed-Dating"

Time: Friday 11/15, Program Slot #5: 2:15 - 3:30PM AM Sponsor: NMN

Curious about other library jobs? Look no further! Come 'check out' a librarian from a job you're curious about, and spend 5-10 minutes learning how their job works and if it would be the right fit for you. Explore countless librarian jobs, from YA reference to prison librarian, and everything in-between! Want to know what it takes to run a makerspace? We got you. Want to learn about non-traditional librarian positions? We have 'em. Come prepared with questions and a game plan, as this is one fast-paced program.

True Tales of NYLA Newbies

Time: Friday 11/15, Program Slot #6: 3:45 - 5:00PM AM Sponsor: NMN

A panel of speakers who started their NYLA 'career' in the New Members of NYLA (NMN) all have stories of how their NYLA involvement helped their career, and where they are in NYLA now. This is also the annual NMN meeting for new members (anyone who's joined NYLA within the last 5 years). Whether this is your first conference, you're new to NYLA, or you're looking to get more involved, come join us with your questions and learn how NYLA can help you.


Purchase tickets for our raffle basket at the NMN booth at the Trade Show.

Ticket Exchange

Have a ticket you can’t use anymore? Donate to a new member! Couldn’t get a ticket to an event? Sign up for the chance to receive an unused ticket for free. You can donate or sign up for tickets at the NMN booth at the Trade Show.