2013 Annual Conference and Trade Show: Libraries Spark Imagination

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September 25-28, 2013
Niagara Falls, NY

The Conference & Event Center
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14303

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.

Advanced Registration is now closed. 

We welcome you to register on-site in Niagara Falls!

Can't wait to get your hands on the Conference Catalog?  Download it now by clicking here.

Remember to sign up for Consultant Office Hours

Download the conference promotional brochure  by clicking here.

Please note, any 2012 Conference vouchers received due to cancellations must be used by December 31, 2013. Vouchers cannot be used toward membership.

NYLA will be providing a free shuttle from the Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls on Wednesday, September 25, and returning on Saturday, September 28.  Transportation is being provided by the Buffalo Airport Shuttle.  To reserve your space, please contact Lauren Roehner.  She can be reached either by e-mail (lauren@buffaloairportshuttle.com) or by phone (877-750-2550).

Please be sure to include your Flight number, airline, departure and arrival times, as well as the number of passengers.  Use the code "library" when making your reservations.

2013 Conference Programming is now Available!

Thursday, September 26

Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28

Conference Programs Listed by Sponsor

Conference Programs Listed by Track

Program Tracks

What else are we offering in Niagara Falls?

NYLA is proud to announce novelist Alice Hoffman as our 2013 Keynote Speaker!

Click here for more information

Click here for a current list of NYLA 2013 Trade Show Exhibitors

Continuing Ed Workshops

Special Events

Wine Tasting

Thursday, September 26, 3:00 - 4:00. Join us for a beautiful afternoon of wine, cheese and good company on the Trade Show Floor.  Meet and Greet with exhibitors while enjoying wine from some of New York State's finest wineries.  Attendees may purchase bottles to be enjoyed at home. 

Thanks to our participating wineries to date:




Pecha Kucha Presentations

(Formerly known as Poster Sessions)

Please click here for a listing of this year's Pecha Kucha presentations.

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.

2013 Conference Chair

Ellen Rubin - erubin@frontiernet.net

Section Programmers        

ASLS/CE Academic & Special Libraries Section - Karen Gardner Athey  
LAMS/Lunch Leadership & Management Section - Gillian Thorpe  
PLS/CE Public Libraries Section - Sara Dallas   
RASS/Lunch Reference & Adult Services Section Kelly Yim   
SMART Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology - Ann Penwarden   
SSL Section of School Librarians - Livia Sabourin   
YSS/CE /Lunch Youth Services Section - MaryJo Smith   

Roundtable Programmers     

BIRT Bibliographic Instruction - David Titus   
CORT Correctional Outreach Resource Team -  Judith Doyle   
EFRT Empire Friends - Lisa Wemett
ESRT Ethnic Services - Adriana Blancart-Hayward
GIRT Government Information - Rosemary Lasala       
IFRT Intellectual Freedom - Rebecca Gerald  
NMES New Members - Tinamarie Vella   
RLRT Rural Libraries - Leona M. Chereshnoski   
RLSP Library Services to Special Populations - Brigid Cahalan   

Affiliate Programmers

NY3Rs New York 3Rs Association - Nora Hardy   
LTA Library Trustees Association - George L. Stamatiades   
NYSLAA New York State Library Assistants' Association - Donna Kuhner   
PULISDO  New York State Public Library System Directors - Tim Burke   
REFORMA    Manuel Figueroa   
SED / NYSL State Education Department/NYS Library   Mary Beth Farr   
SLSA School Library Association - Mary Ann Hebert   
ULU Urban Librarians Unite Lauren Comito   
Council for the Humanities    Erika Halstead
Center for the Book    Rocco Staino   
CE Committee    Meg Van Patten   

Future NYLA Conferences

2014: Saratoga Spring, November 5 - 8
2015: Lake Placid, October 21 - 24 Celebrating our 125th Anniversary