2011 NYLA Conference Programs

Saratoga Springs November 2 - 5, 2011

LAMS Annual Membership Meeting & I Still Don't Want to Talk About It
Friday, November 4  8am

You are invited to join the LAMS board for its annual membership meeting which will take place directly before the conference program “I Still Don’t Want to Talk About It.” 

 At the meeting we will:
  • Vote on changing our section’s name from Library Administration and Management Section to Leadership and Management Section.  This change supports the LAMS commitment to encouraging leadership in libraries, regardless of job title.  You will see this theme reflected in all our conference programs which are listed below
  • Vote on a revision of the LAMS bylaws which include not only the section’s name change but also the addition of four member at large positions to the LAMS board.  Our current bylaws and the proposed revisions can be found here: https://www.nyla.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=317
  • Unveil our new logo (dependent on a successful vote of our name change!)
  • Introduce you to our new treasurer, Mary Trev Thomas, our new president elect, Claudia Depkin, our Dewey Fellow recipient, Tracy Priest, and the rest of our stellar board leadership
  • Congratulate LAMS board member Rebekkah Smith Aldrich on being elected NYLA Councillor-at-Large
Here’s a look at the LAMS programs we have developed for this year’s conference (Like our Facebook page for conference updates, too!) :

21 More Ideas for 21st Century Libraries
Thursday, November 3 from 1:45-3:00pm

This popular program returns with twenty-one more new examples of library innovations including customer service, facilities, technology, and more. With Kimberly Bolan Cullin from Kimberly Bolan and Associates and Rob Cullin from Evanced Solutions

Sensitive and Effective Intervention Techniques
Thursday, November 3 from 4:00-5:15pm

Mariann Briggs, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc., will introduce tools and techniques for library staff to employ to produce successful interactions with emotionally charged and mentally ill library users.

I STILL Don’t Want to Talk About It 
Friday, November 4 from 8:00-10:45am

This popular program returns with a new double session format and more thought provoking discussion on sensitive administrative/personnel issues such as discipline, evaluations, policies that all libraries face at some point.  Speakers are Jerry Nichols from Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and Doreen Woods from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.  Session handout and resources.

Library Leadership vs. Library Management: LAMS Luncheon 
Friday, November 4 from 12:30-2pm  

Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director of the Princeton Public Library, will speak about the importance of leadership in all levels of the library profession and the fundamental differences between library leadership and library management. We are very grateful for the generous support of Evanced Solutions in bringing Mr. Bromberg to Saratoga Springs. 

Profiles in Leadership
Friday, November 4 from 3:45-5pm

Illustrated with two examples from the front lines of library leadership, this program will demonstrate how to become a library leader and how to identify opportunities for leadership in your own department, library, or community. Speakers are Peter Bromberg from Princeton Public Library, Bridget Quinn-Carey from Queens Library, and Gillian Thorpe from the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library.

Re-imagining Existing Library Space
Saturday, November 5 from 8:00-9:15am

Learn how to re-imagine, re-configure, and re-purpose spaces in your library without a major renovation. An experienced library architect and a librarian who has transformed her own library will help you see the possibilities of what your library could be with a little creativity and imagination. Speakers are Paul Mays from Butler Roland Mays Architects and Rosemary Cooper from the Albert Wisner Public Library.

And don't forget to stop by our booth for conversation, laughs, and a chance to win an exciting raffle!
Julie H. Johnson, LAMS President