2012 Annual Conference and Trade Show: Writing Our Next Chapter

Thank you to those who all attended our 2012 show!  We had a great Conference, and look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls!

Check out some highlights from this year's Conference:

More photos can be viewed courtesy of Sara Kelly Johns by clicking here.

NYLA12: Should we break with doing things a specific way?

Click here to view the Conference Satisfaction results.  Congratulations to Erica Freudenberger of the Red Hook Public Library for winning a full conference registration for 2013 - just for completing the survey!

Slideshow Presentations

Below are a few of the presentations in downloadable PDF format.

In Lincoln's Own Hand

60 Second Sell

Advocacy for Public LIbrary District Initiatives

Bad Reviews

Celebrating Dia de los Ninos Part 1
Celebrating Dia de los Ninos Part 2
Celebrating Dia de los Ninos Part 3

Defining Your E-Image and Digital Footprint

IL Fox, The Virtual Toolbook for Information Literacy

Money Matters

Putting the Fun Back in Fundraising

Writing Reviews for Fun and Profit

The Annual Conference and Trade Show, held each October/November around the state, is the largest state library association conference held on the East Coast. Offering a wide variety of programs, special events, networking opportunities, and vendor displays, the NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show offers educational opportunities for all segments of the library community from library staff to trustees.

A message from our President...

Please join me in Saratoga Springs this fall as the New York Library community gets together for our largest annual event. The theme, “Writing Our Next Chapter” has been taken to heart by the various programmers, sections and vendors. I look forward to hearing about where my library is going to be in the coming years. With a great trade show floor allowing access to vendors and sections of NYLA, scores of programs and our special events, it is something you do not want to miss. If you are thinking of coming, but need some financial help, please look for the various section scholarships and the Dewey Fellowship award.

I look forward to seeing you in November. Have a question? Contact me, mbollerm@suffolk.lib.ny.us or @bollermn on twitter.

Matthew Bollerman, NYLA President

Cancellation Policies

The 2012 Final Conference Catalog is available now! (PDF) (Note: 6.4 MB)

2012 NYLA Annual Conference Promotional Brochure (PDF) (Note: 1.5 MB)

Everything you need to know about the NYLA conference in one neat package!

2012 Keynote Speaker

2012 Farewell Luncheon

Click here for a current list of NYLA 2012 Trade Show Exhibitors

Getting There

Lodging Information

Registration Rates

Continuing Ed Workshops

Special Events

2012 Conference Programs

Thursday, November 8

Friday, November 9

Saturday, November 10

Conference Programs Listed by Sponsor

Conference Programs Listed by Track

Program Tracks

The conference programmers are representatives from all the sections, roundtables, and committees that make up NYLA. It is their hard work that results in the conference as you know it. Many thanks to each and every conference programmer.

NYLA 2012 Conference Chair - Lauren Gilbert

Section Programmers

ASLS Academic and Special Libraries Section – Patti McCall
 Library Administration and Management Section – Claudia Depkin
 Public Library Section – Kathy Naftaly
 Reference and Adult Services Section – Shauntee Burns
SMART Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology –Rachel Jaffe
School Library Media Section Livia Sabourin
 Youth Service Section – Cathy Brenner

Roundtable Programmers

BIRT Bibliographic Instruction – David Titus
 Correctional Outreach Resource Team - Merribeth Advocate
 Empire Friends – Bernie Tomasso
 Ethnic Services – Manny Figueroa
 Finding Inspiration in Literature & Movies - Zahra Baird
 Government Information – Judith Doyle
 Intellectual Freedom – Ellen Rubin
 New Members – Tinamarie Vella
 Rural Libraries - Joan Pellikka
 Library Services to Special Populations – Brigid Cahalan

Committee Programmers

CE Continuing Education – Meg Van Patten
Exhibits / Trade Show – Ellen Rubin

Affiliate Programmers

LTA Library Trustees Association of New York – George L. Stamatiades
 New York 3Rs Association – Nora Hardy
 New York State Library Assistants' Association – Donna Kuhner
 New York State Public Library System Directors – Tim Burke
  Manny Figueroa
 State Education Department/NYS Library – Mary Beth Farr
 School Library System Association – Mary Ann Herbert

Future NYLA Conferences

2013: Niagara Falls, September 25 - 28

2014: Saratoga Spring, November 6 - 9