Post-Advocacy Day Activities 2014

NYLA is pleased to announce the following special events taking place

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Albany Hilton, Lodge Street
Albany, NY

Librarians as Community Leaders: Building Community Through Collaboration

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about fresh and exciting way to market your library and engage the community through collaborative relationships with businesses, organizations and educational institutions that will position the library as leader within the community. 

During this program you will learn how to:
1. Identify and approach groups and organizations as potential collaborators,
2. develop win-win situations for collaboration and
3. evaluate collaboration outcomes.


Rebecca Lubin has only worked in public libraries for twelve years, but she has been involved in community outreach since she was five. As a young girl, she watched her mother launch a neighborhood newspaper and her father start a civic association in their hometown of Hartford, Connecticut. Later in life Rebecca took her love of community involvement and went on to earn degrees in urban planning from Vassar College and Cornell University. After a career in community planning she realized that she wanted to be a librarian when she “grew up” and pursued her MSLIS at Syracuse University. She is currently the Assistant Director at the Voorheesville Public Library in Voorheesville, NY.

Kimberly Graff has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University and began working with the Rensselaerville Library in June 2010.  Prior to obtaining her Masters she worked for Cornell’s New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program for 15 years.  At NYSG, Kimberly was contracted by the US Environmental Protection Agency to provide outreach and education to the residents of New York regarding water quality issues facing Long Island Sound, a National Estuary of Concern.  During her tenure at NYSG Kimberly coordinated and managed a small grant program for ten years, provided presentations for a variety of organizations, produced a bi-state newsletter, and prepared and staffed exhibits at a number of venues.

Turning the Page 2.0 - Capstone

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join library advocacy expert, Libby Post, for this capstone workshop to the Public Library Association's Turning the Page 2.0 Webinar Series. We'll review the entire program and get down to details on important steps you can begin to take right now to build your base of support. We all know--that's what it's all about. (Program not limited to those who participated in the webinar series.)

Libby Post, Communication Services


Libby Post, President of Communication Services, helped 28 out of 30 libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System win their referendum campaigns in 2005-06 through her innovative Library Campaign Training Institute. MHLS hired Post for its “Get to Yes” project. A seasoned campaign consultant, Post also has over 20 years of experience in not for profit branding, marketing, public relations and fund raising. She is now taking her electoral campaign experience and putting it to work for libraries and library systems.

This program is underwritten by:


Registration Information

Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

These programs are offered for FREE.

You will receive a registration confirmation via e-mail.  Registration deadline: Thursday, February 20

To register, click here.

Library Advocates Luncheon

Cap-off your visit to Albany by sharing lunch with your fellow advocates.
This plated luncheon will take place at the Hilton Albany from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.
Preregistration is required. Space is limited.
Tickets to the luncheon are $20 per person.
You will receive a registration confirmation via e-mail.  Registration deadline: Thursday, February 20

To register, click here.