2016 NYLA Collaboratories

NEW! for 2016: We are providing open-air spaces that allow conference attendees to meet, exchange ideas, plan, and learn.

  1. Planned out your conference schedule and there is a program slot with nothing that excites you?
  2. Have a burning issue that you want to discuss with your peers that doesn't appear in the program?
  3. Want to meet with your fellow attendees to brainstorm a challenge?
  4. Need to gather up members of a workgroup that all happen to be at the NYLA conference?
  5. Wanna chat about Rogue One?

Then these spaces are for YOU!

There are three Collaboratory spaces available during a number of different time slots, all are available on a first-come first-serve basis. 
Your Name and Session Title / Topic will be posted to attract other participants; but also feel free to promote your session.

By submitting a reservation form you are committing to be present for the session you choose, and to address the posted topic.

SIGN UP for a NYLA Collaboratory Space

Collaboratory Sessions

Thursday, November 3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Uketastic - Ukulele Meetup
Host: Lauren Comito, Urban Librarians Unite

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Democracy & Engagement Discussion
We say libraries are cornerstones of democracy -- what do we mean when we say that, and how to we make sure we really are?
Host: Erica Freudenberger, Red Hook Public Library

4:00 PM - 5:15PM  New York TPS Partners Update
This is an opportunity for fellow New Yorkers to talk about past present and future TPS projects and online training experiences!
Host: Heidi Bamford, Western New York Library Resources Council

Friday, November 4

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Special Collections & Archives Discussion
An opportunity for those working in special collections, archives, museum libraries, etc. to meet and talk about current projects, challenges, success stories, and other issues unique to our "special" institutions.
Host: Beth Lathrop, The Strong National Museum of Play

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Workplace Bullying/Open Discussion
A forum for open discussion about workplace bullying & need for more info/support.
Host: Carol Geary

Saturday, November 5