Show Us Your Road Map!

Program Slot #8 - Saturday, November 11
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Sponsor: SI
In 2016 the NYLA Sustainability Initiative launched a Road Map to Sustainability. We’ve heard from dozens of library leaders across the state that they are making good things happen. We want to hear more! Come and share how you got started, what you’ve been working on and how the NYLA-SI project has changed your thinking about the future of your library. At this event we will also share details of the new Sustainable Library Certification Program being launched through NYLA!

Track: Administration & Leadership
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System
Matthew Bollerman, Hauppauge Public Library
Stephen Maher, NYU Health Sciences Library


Listen Like a Librarian!

Program Slot #9 - Saturday, November 11
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Sponsor: LAR
Increase your effectiveness as a librarian…and as a human.  This interactive session will review perspectives and practices:  Get a perspective on your assumptions.  Know whether you are listening to understand or advocate.  Discover when parroting can be more effective than reframing.  Consider the under-rated value of knowing nothing.  Experience….sprinkled with a bit of P.M.S. Come listen!

Track: Accessibility, Diversity & Unique Populations
Elena Falcone, Westchester Library System
Hannah Ralston, Webster Public Library


Politics Required

Program Slot #3 - Thursday, November 9
4:15 PM-5:15 PM

Sponsor: NYLA
If New York's libraries are to remain viable, we all need to be political actors.  Learn how NYLA, New Yorkers for Better Libraries, and librarians across the state are working from within the political system to make sure libraries are a priority to our state lawmakers.  And if you're not already engaged politically to ensure the future of libraries, consider this your call to arms. If New York's libraries are to remain viable, we all need to be political actors. 

Track: Core Knowledge & Career Development
Lauren Moore,  Pioneer Library System
Cassie Guthrie,  Greece Public Library
Mike Neppl, New York Library Association