NYLA Annual Conference 2019

Details

November 13, 2019 through November 16, 2019
Saratoga Springs City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

Earlybird Registration Deadline: September 3, 2019
Advance Registration Deadline: September 30, 2019

Description

Join NYLA for the 2019 Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, November 13-16. This is the single largest gathering of the library community of New York State. Join us as we celebrate our conference theme this year: All Libraries are Powerful: What's Your Story?

Conference Registration

Pass Name Description
Conference Registration This plan includes: a badge good for entry to all non-ticketed programs, and access to the Trade Show.
Single Day Registration - Thursday This plan includes: a badge, entry to all Thursday non-ticketed programs, and the Trade Show. All program listings for each day are tentative and are subject to change without notice. All ticketed events must be purchased seperately.
Single Day Registration - Friday This plan includes: a badge, entry to all Friday non-ticketed programs, and the Trade Show. All program listings for each day are tentative and are subject to change without notice. All ticketed events must be purchased seperately.
Single Day Registration - Saturday This plan includes: a badge, entry to all Saturday non-ticketed programs. All program listings for each day are tentative and are subject to change without notice. All ticketed events must be purchased seperately.
Pre-Conference CE Workshop ONLY Pass This pass is for those who are attending the Pre-Conference CE Workshops ONLY, and who do not intend on attending ANY other programs as part of the NYLA conference.
Special Event Only Pass This pass is for use by individuals who are purchasing special event tickets ONLY, and who will not be attending ANY conference programming. No conference badge will be issued with this pass.

Events

Event Name Date Time Description
CE-A: CEC - Line Between Safety and Security (AM) Nov 13, 2019 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
CE-A: The Line Between Service and Safety Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee (CEC) Half Day AM | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Library workers exposed to inappropriate speech or conduct by members of the public might wonder if what they have experienced is “actual” harassment or “harmless” unwanted, misconstrued conversation. Where is the line between patron-centered, relational customer service and personal assertiveness, comfort, and safety? How can we firmly establish a culture of civility in our public spaces for everyone? Attendees will gain insight into the scope of workplace sexual harassment, applicable state laws, and current library and related-fields research, and will learn how to effectively respond to instances of patron-perpetrated sexual harassment directed towards themselves or others in the library. Presenters: Elizabeth Olesh is the Director of the Baldwin Public Library. Prior to this, she was the Manager of Outreach Services and then Assistant Director at Nassau Library System. In addition to an MLS from Queens College, Elizabeth holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch’s Executive MPA program. She has served on many local, state, and national committees. Nicole Scherer is the Outreach & Engagement Manager at Nassau Library System. Previously, she was Head of Teen Services for the Fairfield (CT) Public Library.
CE-B: CEC - Shameless Shelf Promotion (AM) Nov 13, 2019 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
CE-B: Shameless Shelf Promotion Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee (CEC) Half Day AM | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Your library is a powerful resource for your community – but if no one knows about the amazing programs and services you offer, you may as well just be a book repository. We all know that libraries are awesome - but does your community know that? How do you effectively promote all your amazing programs and services to an audience that includes everyone in your community? Join Albany Public Library's super fun PR team to find out! APL serves an incredibly diverse audience of all ages, interests, identities, and abilities, so our marketing has to be just as diverse. We'll break down what we do in a way that works for libraries that may not have a PR team and whose staff has to fit marketing in with all their actual librarian duties. We'll cover social media, digital and print marketing, and community engagement in a way that doesn't overwhelm (we promise!). Presenters: Dana Willbanks, a library lover and patron since she was old enough to hold a book, feels privileged to work in a public library despite not actually being a librarian. A circuitous education and career path ultimately led her to her current position as Public Information Specialist at Albany Public Library. Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.
CE-E: PLS - EDIcon: Foundations of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (FULL DAY) Nov 13, 2019 9:30 AM -
4:30 PM
CE-E: EDIcon: Foundations of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Sponsor: Public Library Section (PLS) Full Day | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ALA recognizes that equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) impact all aspects of work among members of the association, within the field of librarianship, and within the communities served by libraries. This work includes addressing, dismantling, and transforming policies, structures, and biases. This pre-conference aims to facilitate an understanding of self and our interactions with others. We will begin to identify and disrupt learned behaviors by exploring implicit bias, cultural competence, and privilege. This session will also introduce the officially adopted definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion developed by members of ALA as a model for libraries. The morning section introduces equity, diversity, and inclusion within a social justice framework. Through multimedia and participatory experiences, the workshop explores cultural competence, implicit bias, and privilege in the context of librarianship and the communities served by libraries. As a result of attending this session, the attendees will have a foundational understanding of themselves and the interactions needed to begin to identify and disrupt learned behaviors. The afternoon section will build on the concepts introduced in the morning through a framework for creating an action plan at your library. Participants will work collaboratively with tools created by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services. These include an action plan template and an asset-based assessment model. Presenters: Jody Gray (Lakota) is the Director of ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS). She has been actively involved with equity, diversity, and leadership development since the beginning of her career. Using a social justice framework, Jody and her team are responsible for programs and services that promote recruitment and retention to the field of librarianship and development of best practices in serving underrepresented communities. She was the Diversity Outreach Librarian at the University of Minnesota for 13 years prior to her position at the American Library Association. She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Kristin Lahurd is Assistant Director for Literacy and Continuing Education in ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS), where she develops strategic plans for literacy and continuing education that further equity, diversity, and inclusion. She works with ALA units, members, and partner organizations to create literacy and continuing education initiatives and resources, and represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Kristin brings to the position several years of work in education, including roles as literacy coach, English teacher, and reading teacher in the middle grades. Prior to her work in the public schools, Kristin held positions in public health and social service. She has master's degrees in education and public health and a bachelor's degree in English.
CE-C: FLS - Achieving Success for the Friends through Strategic Planning (PM) Nov 13, 2019 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
CE-C: Achieving Success for the Friends Through Strategic Planning Sponsor: Friends of Libraries Section Half Day PM | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Every public and association library in New York is required to have a written long-range plan of service. The library’s long-range plan often involves the Friends of the Library, most especially in the arenas of fundraising, advocacy, and long-term financial support. When the Friends develop their own strategic plan, the group can be certain that their projects parallel the library’s objectives. A strategic plan will help the Friends prepare for the future, determining the direction of the organization, and improving the ability to fulfill its mission. Reviewing the plan regularly with the library board will help the Friends leadership assure the organization’s ongoing support for the library. Fundraising efforts, community involvement, membership recruitment, service to members, and succession planning for the group’s leadership all play a role. Planning can provide stability and sustain the Friends most vital asset: its volunteer corps. Clear objectives will keep active volunteers engaged, but can also attract new volunteers who want to align themselves with a group that is flourishing and has a vision of success. Note: Libraries are encouraged to enroll Friends officers, trustees, and library administrators as a strategic planning team. When two or more FLS members register for this CE workshop and attend as a team, the library’s Friends group will receive a $25 rebate in the form of an Amazon gift card after the conference. Presenter: Evelyn Neale is the Executive Director for the Colonie Town Library and has led her own training company, Successful Change Inc., for the last three years. Evelyn is a certified coach, facilitator, and trainer. Combining her passion for leadership with her background in information and education, Evelyn works with entrepreneurs and organizations, offering sessions on strategic planning, effective communication, and healthy workplace culture. Her most recent work with Bishop House had her facilitating a planning session with the senior leadership team at GlobalFoundries. Among the other organizations she has worked with are The Wesley Community, the New York Library Association, and Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth.
CE-D: YSS - Todays Comic/Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction (PM) Nov 13, 2019 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
CE-D: Today’s Comic/Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction – Programs, Book Groups, and Lesson Plans, Oh My! Sponsor: Youth Services Section (YSS) Half Day PM | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Comic books, graphic nonfiction, and graphic novels continue to ignite the reading imagination of young people from new titles such as Tiger vs. Nightmare to Hey, Kiddo and superheroes alike. Today just might be a new golden age of comics. Comics are completely integrated into the reading life of young people and receive notice through major awards from librarians. This workshop will provide ideas for programs using specific titles; suggestions for books that work with book groups and with multi-part programs; and using comics for specific curriculum plans. We will also pair comics with other texts and illustrated books as we work to engage all possibilities for reading fun. There will be a short comic history; for novices we will talk about how to read and enjoy comics; what one should look for in comics as we analyze some specific pages; and finally looking at diversity in the recent past as well as the newest comics. Presenter: Joyce Laiosa is the retired Head of Youth and Family Services of Voorheesville Public Library. She has been involved in Youth Services for over 25 years. She is a Past President of the NYLA’s Youth Services Section and has served on many American Library Association committees with the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) section. She served on the ALSC Notable Books Committee, 2014-2016, and has recently been appointed to the Bechtel/Special Collections Committee for 2018-2020. She has been an adjunct professor at the University at Albany since 2000. JOyce is also a consultant in Early Literacy Programming with UHLS and MVLS.
Library Crawl Nov 13, 2019 2:30 PM -
5:00 PM
Library Crawl Wednesday, November 13 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Spend a couple hours visiting, exploring and learning about unique and innovative programs at a school, academic, and public library near Saratoga Springs! The tour will depart from and return to the Saratoga Hilton. Tickets are $15 per person and include transportation.
Volunteer: Franklin Community Center Nov 13, 2019 2:30 PM -
4:00 PM
Volunteer: Franklin Community Center Wednesday, November 13 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Visit the Franklin Community Center and help organize, stock and freshen-up the food pantry. This is a free event, but space is limited. To leanr more about the Franklin Community Center visit: franklincommunitycenter.org
CORT Annual Dinner 2019 Nov 13, 2019 7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
CORT Annual Dinner 7:00 PM | Location TBA Join members of the Correctional and Outreach Resource Team (CORT) for their annual gathering and dinner. Tickets are $35 per person.
PCRT - Game Night Nov 13, 2019 7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
PCRT Game Night 7:00 PM - ? | Location TBA Come play games, mingle & have fun! Games provided or bring your favorite along. Tickets are $5 per person, available at the door.
YSS - Ann Gibson Scholarship Reception Nov 13, 2019 8:00 PM -
10:00 PM
YSS - Ann Gibson Scholarship Reception 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Jacob & Anthony's American Grille Join us for a dessert reception to support the Ann Gibson Scholarship Fund. We will have raffles, free desserts, and a cash bar. Location: Jacob & Anthony's American Grille, 38 High Rock Avenue (just steps from the conference!) Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
NYLA Annual Membership Meeting Nov 14, 2019 8:00 AM -
9:00 AM
Learn about NYLA's activities from the last year while enjoying a continental breakfast. The NYLA Membership Meeting shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. Arthur Friedman, Ed.D., will serve as the NYLA Parliamentarian.
ESLN Luncheon: Uncovering Privilege and Addressing Microaggressions Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM -
1:30 PM
Uncovering Privilege & Addressing Microaggressions Sponsor: Empire State Library Network 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Examine the notion of privilege, including how privilege and unconscious bias create barriers for patrons, staff, and community, and how these barriers and interactions can play out in microaggressions. This workshop introduces the concept of privilege as a social justice concept and explores how to identify and begin to address microaggressions in the library. Tickets are $39 per person. Speakers: Jody Gray (Lakota) is the Director of ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS). She has been actively involved with equity, diversity, and leadership development since the beginning of her career. Using a social justice framework, Jody and her team are responsible for programs and services that promote recruitment and retention to the field of librarianship and development of best practices in serving underrepresented communities. She was the Diversity Outreach Librarian at the University of Minnesota for 13 years prior to her position at the American Library Association. She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Kristin Lahurd is Assistant Director for Literacy and Continuing Education in ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), where she develops strategic plans for literacy and continuing education that further equity, diversity, and inclusion; works with ALA units, members, and partner organizations to create literacy and continuing education initiatives and resources; and represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Kristin brings to the position several years of work in education, including roles as literacy coach, English teacher, and reading teacher in the middle grades. Prior to her work in the public schools, Kristin held positions in public health and social service. She has master's degrees in education and public health and a bachelor's degree in English.
PLS Author! Author! Event Nov 14, 2019 5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
PLS Author! Author! 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PLS is thrilled to host author Madeline Miller. Tickets are $35 for NYLA members and $45 for non-members, and include appetizers and cocktails. The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. It has been translated into over twenty-five languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek. Madeline was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number one New York Times bestseller, is currently short-listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award. It was also given The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award (adult books of special interest to teen readers), and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award. Madeline's essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Telegraph, Lapham's Quarterly and NPR.org. She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To learn more about Madeline please go to www.madelinemiller.com.
NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund Benefit Event Nov 14, 2019 8:00 PM -
10:00 PM
NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund Benefit Event 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | National Museum of Racing Our annual Scholarship Fund Benefit Event will be held at the National Museum of Racing. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is committed to the preservation and promotion of the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport’s most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. Learn more about the venue at racingmuseum.org Proceeds from the event will support the NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to enable interested and deserving students to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State. Each year, a recipient from each of New York’s eight library schools is eligible for an award of $1,000 to cover tuition costs and related expenses. Tickets are $50 per person.
Skidmore and Back Again Fun-Run Nov 15, 2019 6:30 AM -
8:00 AM
Skidmore and Back Again Fun-Run 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Approximately 3.5 miles On this out and back run, you will take a slightly hilly 5k course around the Skidmore Campus. We will pass mansions reflecting Victorian architecture from the 1870s to the turn of the twentieth century as well as the newly built Palazzo Riggi that will be decorated for the holidays. Sidewalks, bike lanes, and soft gravel paths will keep us all safe, but since this is a pre-dawn event, headlamp and reflective gear is suggested. Registration for this event is $8 per person. Proceeds to benefit the NYLA Sustainable Thinking & Action Round Table (START).
LAMS Annual Luncheon Nov 15, 2019 12:30 PM -
2:00 PM
LAMS Leadership Luncheon: Public Access, Social Justice, and Leadership Distribution 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Administrators and facilitators of libraries and community media centers are responsible for creating spaces for people to access community, resources, education, and opportunities. We are simultaneously managing operations, performing direct-service, confronting systemic injustice, and evolving to bridge the growing economic and digital divide. How do we cultivate a culture of empowerment, creativity, and equity within our roles and relationships in ways that impact systems-level change? Tickets are $39 per person. Nasha Taylor is the Community Engagement Director at PhillyCAM, Philadelphia's Public Access TV and Community Radio Station. Her role is to strengthen its membership and programming while deepening community media's social impact in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. She has prior experience in grassroots community organizing, youth development, education, community and economic development, digital inclusion, and nonprofit program management. Nasha grew up in Binghamton, NY and earned her Bachelor’s in Communications and Media at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Find PhillyCAM online @PhillyCAM or www.phillycam.org. Find Nasha online on LinkedIn @NashaTaylor or email nasha@phillycam.org.
RASS Noted Author Luncheon Nov 15, 2019 12:30 PM -
2:00 PM
RASS Noted Author Luncheon 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM In an ever-changing world, much about the profession of librarianship has not changed. Andrew Jackson will center his message around the need for inclusion and diversity and attempt to dispel some of the myths as well as give some insight as to how we can incorporate more inclusivity going forward. Tickets are $39 per person. Andrew Jackson is an Activist librarian, library consultant/advisor, and award-winning published author and essayist. Among his awards and honors, he was a recipient of the 1999 BCALA Library Advocacy Award; Queens Public Library’s Lamplighter of the Year Award; 2007 BCALA Professional Development Award; 2011 NYLA Outstanding Service to Libraries Award; 2012 BCALA/DEMCO Award for Excellence in Librarianship, and BCALA’s 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation. Recognized for his community service and extensive outreach, he presented Black history talks with inmates on Rikers Island and other NYC correctional facilities over a 14-year period and served as a consultant/advisor to libraries in New York, North Carolina, and Florida. Andrew also mentors numerous graduate students and young librarians across the country. Today, he is an adjunct professor of Black Studies at York College and teaches Library Science at Queens College.
YSS Empire State Award Luncheon Nov 15, 2019 12:30 PM -
2:00 PM
YSS Empire State Award Luncheon 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM The Youth Services Section is pleased to present the 2019 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People to Bryan Collier. Tickets are $39 per person. Books were a huge part of Bryan Collier’s life as a child in Pokomoke, Maryland, and he’s remarked that while he enjoyed the stories, what he really loved was the pictures. At home and school, his passion for art was encouraged, and he developed a unique style, effortlessly melding collage and watercolor. In 1985, Bryan was awarded a scholarship to Pratt Institute in New York City as part of their national talent search, and graduated with honors. He is a passionate advocate for the arts, and worked for years as the program director at Harlem Horizon Studio and Harlem Hospital Center, with a mission towards providing self-taught artists work space and materials. Over his illustrious career, Bryan’s work has won numerous awards. He is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient, a six-time Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award recipient, and a three-time Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award recipient. He has created beautiful and iconic imagery for books including Uptown, for which he was named the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award recipient, Rosa, Dave The Potter, Martin’s Words, I Too, Am America, and Trombone Shorty. His work is unique, stunning, and unforgettable.
NYLA Inaugural Celebration and Awards Banquet Nov 15, 2019 7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
NYLA Inaugural Banquet 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Join us for the farewell address of the 2019 NYLA President Michelle Young, the presentation of NYLA’s major awards, and the inauguration of the 2020 NYLA President, Dr. Jen Cannell. Tickets are $59 per person. One ticket is included with Full Conference Registration through the Early Bird Deadline.
Intellectual Freedom for Breakfast Nov 16, 2019 8:00 AM -
9:30 AM
Intellectual Freedom for Breakfast: The Power to Inspire: Comics, Community, & The Future of Intellectual Freedom 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM In the intellectual freedom community, our job is to change the world one mind at a time. How can the stories we share, the spaces we make, and the programming we create make a positive difference in the lives of the patrons we serve? Drawing from his experiences defending comics and graphic novels, Charles Brownstein discusses how library professionals can be motivational thought leaders in creating a culture of empathy, respect, curiosity, and intellectual freedom. Tickets are $29 per person. Presenter: Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization providing legal aid, advocacy, and education related to the comic field's First Amendment rights. He also serves as chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, and president of the Freedom to Read Foundation.