2010 NYLA Annual Conference Programs

How to Be the Bad Guy without Being Bad
Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM   Program Slot #1
Tracks: Academic & Special Libraries

Learn how to hold effective performance improvement discussions and build personal responsibility for performance, shifting it from the manager to the employee.

Speaker:
Mary Chimato, North Carolina State University

 

I Still Don’t Want to Talk About It
Thursday 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM   Program Slot #1
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Presenters will discuss sensitive administrative issues such as disciplining employees, staff evaluations, sexual tension, and ways to make effective decisions. Session handouts: Employee Rights; Negative Staff.

Speaker:
Jerry Nichols, Palmer Institute for Public Library and Organization Management

 

Construction Project Communications
Thursday 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM   Program Slot #2
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Hear advice from librarians and an architect about managing communication with stakeholders during a construction project.

Speakers:
Paul Mays, Butler Rowland Mays Architects
Tom Lawrence, Poughkeepsie Public Library
Tim Burke, Upper Hudson Library System

 

Survive a State Financial Audit
Thursday 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM   Program Slot #2
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Learn how to bring your library into compliance before an audit.

Speakers:
Alex Gutelius, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Director
Kevin Verbesey, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Director
Rob Lusak, Smithtown Library, Director

 

Sensitive and Effective Intervention Techniques
Friday 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM   Program Slot #4
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Learn from a clinical psychologist how to interact with mentally ill and emotionally charged patrons. Session handout: Sensitive and Effective Intervention Techniques.

Speaker:
Lisa Norelli, Ph.D., Captial District Psychiatric Center

 

21 Ideas for 21st Century Libraries
Friday 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM   Program Slot #4
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Twenty-one examples related to Library 2.0 technology, facilities, customer service, and more will be presented.

Speakers:
Kimberly Bolan Cullin, Kimberly Bolan & Associates, LLC, and Providence Associates
Rob Cullin, Evanced Solutions

 

Team Building: Your Story Starts Here
Friday 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM   Program Slot #5 & #6
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

The first step in marketing your library is getting your staff on the same page. This workshop will cover how to build collective vision.

Speaker:
Lawler Kang, ingageinc.com

 

The Hyperlinked Library
Friday 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM   Program Slot #5 & #6
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

What emerging trends are changing libraries? This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library.

Speaker: Michael Stephens, Ph.D., Dominican University

 

Managing Up and Down
Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM   Program Slot #7
Tracks: Administration/Management/Career Development

Learn how to recognize professional advancement opportunities and mentor employees with management potential.

Speakers:
Rebecca Lubin, Albany Public Library
Matthew Sheehy, New York Public Library

Continuing Education Sessions

 

CE-C: Cover Your Library’s Ass(ets), Part 1: Legal Advice for Library Leaders
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
.3 CEU credits

As a library leader, part of your job is to protect the community’s investment in your library and its assets. Here’s your chance to get a more comprehensive look at some of the less glamorous areas of administration. Attendees will understand the legal issues that arise in day-to-day library business; become familiar with the organization of New York State’s library/education laws and regulations; know the key components of a contract; understand the legalities surrounding hiring, performance adjustments and firing; have insights into negotiation strategies and techniques; and understand how to comply with open meeting laws.

Instructors:
Robert Schofield and Ellen Bach, attorneys, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP


CE-F: Cover Your Library’s Ass(ets), Part 2: Insurance and Audits for Library Leaders
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
.3 CEU credits

Financial oversight and the protection of library assets are a core part of a library leader’s job. Checks and balances in financial procedures and appropriate insurance coverage protect the investments your community has made in your library and also serve as a protective barrier against litigation. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of a financial audit. An emphasis will be put on teaching attendees how an audit protects board members from liability, indicates areas for improvement, and insures the library can face scrutiny by the public. Session handout: Audits for Library Leaders.

Instructors:
Christopher Clark, Sprague and Kileen, Inc.
Speaker TBA from BST Financial Management Consultants