RASS 2010 NYLA Annual Conference Highlights

The 2010 NYLA Annual Conference will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY from November 3-6, 2010. RASS will offer a wide variety of programs including our Noted Author Luncheon, and of course lots of action at the RASS Booth. Please read below for a full listing of the programs that we will offer.

RASS-berries, Bagels and Roundtables
Thursday, November 4, 2010
9:15am - 10:30am
Join RASS leaders for a discussion on a variety of hot "table talks." RASS membership meeting to follow.

The Ask Us 24/7 and QuestionPoint User Forum
Thursday, November 4, 2010
1:45pm - 3pm
Join the discussion and learn tips and tricks to maximize the cooperative referene experience.
Speaker:
Jaclyn McKewan, Western New York Library Resources Council

True Stories of New York's Adult Learners
Thursday, November 4, 2010
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Learn how libraries are teaching literacy and inspiring lifelong learning along the way.
Speakers:
Susan Dalmas, Queens Library
Nancy Holtzman, Literacy New York Greater Capital Region

Poetry Changes Libraries and Lives
Friday, November 5, 2010
10:30am - 11:45am
Learn how poetry can create a joyful library environment. Participatge in a model poetry exercise!
Speaker:
Marsha Howard, Poets House

Best of Reference
Friday, November 5, 2010
2:30pm - 3:45pm
A presentation of the best reference sources of the year, as reviewed and selected by a committee consisting of the best and brightest reference librarians at Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library.

Serving Customers in Need
Saturday, November 6, 2010
8:00am - 9:15am
E-gov sites are vital for obtaining benefits for your customers, from childcare to healthcare.
Speaker:
S. Michele Echols, Queens Library