Special Events

*Denotes events included in the Package Plan Registration. You will also recieve one Section Luncheon.

Wednesday, November 5

Tour the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Correctional Outreach Resource Team (CORT) Annual Dinner 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday, November 6

NYLA Annual Membership Meeting 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Speed Mentoring at the NMES Booth 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

*Empire State Center for the Book Literary Luncheon 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Pecha Kucha Presentations 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

PLS Author! Author! 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Telling Tales with Aunt Helen's Closet 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

NYLA Presents Battle Decks! 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

New Members Meet & Greet 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

*NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund Benefit Event featuring Double Axel 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday, November 7

Speed Mentoring at the NMES Booth 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

*Section Luncheons 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

*NYLA Inaugural Banquet and Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ULU NYLA Disaster Relief Fund Raiser 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 8

*ALA Breakfast with Barbara Jones 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Correctional Outreach Resource Team (CORT) Annual Dinner

Wednesday, November 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join members of CORT for their annual gathering and dinner at the Old Bryan Inn. Open to all. Tickets are $24 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

NYLA Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 6 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Annual NYLA Membership meeting to review the business of the organization.

Speed Mentoring at the NMES Booth

Thursday, November 6th: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, November 7th: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Stop by the NMES booth and sign up for a 7 minute session with a mentor. Using a Speed Dating format, there will be a different mentor scheduled for each 30 minute block during the Trade Show, and they will each see 4 mentees over 30 minutes. This is your chance to ask questions to library professionals one-on-one and get some good feedback from those in the field.
Scheduled Mentors:
Patti McCall (Academic/Special)
Thomas Carloni (Public)
Nancy Howe (Public)
Elaine Provenzano (Academic)
Abby Moynahan (School)
Tinamarie Vella (Academic/Special) 

Empire State Center for the Book Literary Luncheon

Thursday, November 6 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Come join fellow NYLA members and celebrate literature, literacy, and libraries at our third annual CFTB Literary Luncheon. This year, we will have author Kevin Fitzpatrick join us to speak about the Algonquin Round Table, drinking, and Dorothy Parker.  Fitzpatrick is the president of the Dorothy Parker Society. His first book, A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York, was published in 2005. It was followed in 2009 by The Lost Algonquin Round Table: Humor, Fiction, Journalism, Criticism, and Poetry from America's Most Famous Literary Circle and Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material: The Speakeasy Guide to Prohibition Era Slang in 2010.  Lyons Press, a division of Globe Pequot Press, published his latest book, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, in November 2013. This fall, he will be releasing a book about the members of the Algonquin Round Table. In addition to Kevin, we are thrilled to have with us award winning author/illustrator Steven Kellogg and award winning author Patricia MacLachlan. Steven Kellogg is an American writer and illustrator who has created more than 90 children's books. Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. The first fifty people to register for the luncheon will receive a copy of Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg’s picture book Snowflakes Fall, compliments of the Center for the Book and Giving Tuesday.
Tickets are $45 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

Pecha Kucha Presentations

Thursday, November 6 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Grab your lunch and grab a seat for the 2014 Pecha Kucha presentations.  This program will offer a series of presenters that will each discuss their topic using 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide.  The fast paced format makes for exciting six minute and twenty second presentations.  This is a free event.

PLS Author! Author!

Thursday, November 6 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saratoga Springs Public Library
PLS is excited to announce that this year's Author! Author! event will feature New York Times best-selling Author, Gary Shteyngart.  Shteyngart’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications, and his books have been translated into twenty-six languages. Absurdistan was chosen as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine. He was named a Granta Best Young American Novelist and a New Yorker “Best Writer Under 40."  In his most recent New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir, Little Failure, Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado.
Tickets are $35 per person and include h'orderves from the Bread Basket Bakery and a copy of Little Failure. Please see registration form for details.

Telling Tales with Aunt Helen's Closet

Thursday, November 6 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Aunt Helen's Closet takes students on an incredible journey from the African Savannah to the Australian Outback.  A hands-on museum approach to learning enables students to discover various cultures in a friendly and exciting manner.  Tickets are $15 per person and benefit the Ann Gibson Scholarship Fund.  Please see registration form for details.

NYLA Presents Battle Decks!

Thursday, November 6 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Improv meets public speaking; courageous volunteers tackle a live presentation based on PowerPoint slides that they have NEVER seen before.  Hilarity will ensue.  This is a free event.

New Members Meet & Greet

Thursday, November 6 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join with fellow new member of NYLA and explore ways to engage.  Open to all.  Sponsored by the New Members Engagement Sub-committee (NMES) and Mango.  This is a free event.

NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund Benefit Event featuring Double Axel

Thursday, November 6 – 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Our annual Scholarship Fund Benefit Event will be held at Vapor night club at Saratoga Raceway.  Join us for an evening of rock & roll with northern New York’s favorite party band Double Axel.  Heavy h'orderves will be served and shuttle transportation provided.
Proceeds from the event will support the NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to enable interested and deserving students to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State.  Each year, a recipient from each of New York’s seven library schools is eligible for an award of $1,000 to cover tuition costs and related expenses.
Tickets are $50 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

NYLA Inaugural Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 7 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for the farewell address of the 2014 NYLA President Sara Kelly Johns, the presentation of NYLA’s major awards, and the induction of the 2015 NYLA President, Geoff Kirkpatrick.  
Tickets are $50 per person.  One ticket is included with Full Conference Registration.  Please see registration form for details.

ULU NYLA Disaster Relief Fund Raiser

Friday, November 7 – 9:00 PM
This annual tradition continues with a fun filled event hosted by Urban Librarians Unite to raise funds for the NYLA Disaster Relief fund.  Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

ALA Breakfast with Barbara Jones

Saturday, November 8 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, Barbara Jones for her presentation entitled “Tinker, Tailor, Librarian, Spy”.  The presentation covers the NSA controversy from the beginning, including the ALA and key civil liberties groups response to the allegations of domestic and international spying.
Tickets are $25 per person.  Please see registration form for details.