2014 Section Luncheons

Package Plans include one section luncheon. Tickets for each are $35. Please refer to registration form for details.

LAMS Luncheon: Tech Leadership
Friday, November 7 – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
We all learned about librarian ethics and values, and managers often have occasion to revisit those ethics and values to help guide our day-to-day decision making and longer range strategic planning.  As the world went digital, we chased after it…often forgetting the very ethics and values that set our profession, and our role within our communities, apart from everyone else.  Are our “digital ethics” different from our “analog ethics”? What decisions have we already made that are in line, or out-of-line, with those ethics? What decisions are facing us now? What key legislative and policy issues do we need to be aware of as library leaders? How can we usher our libraries through a period of great transition while holding true to our professional responsibilities and beliefs? Hear a lively discussion and work through difficult real-world issues with other library leaders at this session.
Sarah Houghton is best known as the author of the award-winning LibrarianInBlack.net. She is also the Director of the San Rafael Public Library. Sarah is a big technology nerd and believes in the power of libraries to change lives.
Sponsored By Evanced Solutions.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

RASS Noted Author Luncheon featuring Julia Spencer Fleming
Friday, November 7 – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Julia Spencer-Fleming is an Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys, Gumshoe and Macavity Award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her J.D. at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books, the most recent Through the Evil Days, the eighth novel in the New York Times bestselling Clare Fergusson/Russ VanAlstyne series, have been shortlisted for the Edgar and Romantic Times RC awards. Julia lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in southern Maine with her husband and three children. More information about her can be found at www.juliaspencerfleming.com.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

YSS Empire State Award Luncheon
Friday, November 7 – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
YSS is pleased to present the 2014 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People to Jacqueline Woodson.  A prolific and accomplished author, she has won several lifetime achievement awards including the 2006 Margaret A. Edwards Award in writing for young adults, the 2010 St. Katherine Drexel Award, the 2012 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Reader’s Literature and was shortlisted for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award.  She has received three Newbery Honors for the books After Tupac & D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way. She won the Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Miracle’s Boys and had three CSK author honors for From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This, and Locomotion.  She won a Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon, the Jane Addams Peace Award for Each Kindness and has been a National Book Award finalist twice for Hush and Locomotion, in addition to a long list of notable books recognized nationwide.  Ms. Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are $35 per person.  Please see registration form for details.

Empire Friends Luncheon
Friday, November 7 – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Please join in some Friendly conversation and face-to-face networking with other Friendly colleagues at this social luncheon.  This special event is hosted by the EFR Executive Board.  Open to all NYLA attendees, especially any representatives of Friends of the Library groups participating in “Friends Day.”  Features a served lunch, with a soup or salad starter, one choice from a selection of entrees, and non-alcoholic beverages.  It will be held in the Triple Crown Room at Jacob & Anthony’s American Grille, 38 High Rock Avenue, located next to the Hampton Inn & Suites (one block from the Saratoga Hilton).  This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Please see registration form for details.