New York Library Association. - The eBulletin

Be a SMART Flash Talker!  

by Christi Sommerfeldt, MLIS; Canton, NY

SMART is pleased to offer the opportunity for individuals or group of individuals interested in presenting a Flash Talk at the SMART Membership Meeting at the NYLA Conference which will be held November 5th-8th, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Flash Talks, or PechaKucha, are 2-3 minute PowerPoint presentations of about twenty slides.  They can be on a variety of topics including successful experiences with technology at your library to special projects or programming!  There are usually about 5-6 scheduled during the meeting, one being reserved for our Strozik award winner.  For a list of topics from last September’s Flash Talks, visit:  

To submit a Flash Talk topic, please send an email detailing your topic to current SMART President, Ann Penwarden at Please submit your topic by April 1st.

Looking for Writers

SMART is also seeking members to write section updates to the NYLA E-bulletin.  If you would like to volunteer to write an article, please email current SMART President Ann Penwarden at for more information.