NYLA 2018 | Special Events

Wednesday, November 7

Local Tours

Rochester Brewery Tour
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board the beer bus and make stops at three regional breweries; Three Heads Brewery, Genesee Brewery, and Roc Brewing Company! Beer tasting is included at eachstop with snacks provided on the bus. The tour will depart from and return to the Rochester Riverside Convention Cetner. Tickets are $39 per person and include transportation and admission to all venues.

University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library Tour
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The iconic Rush Rhees Library, located at the heart of the University of Rochester campus, is home to the Art and Music Library; the Digital Scholarship Lab; the Department of Rare Books; Special Collections & Preservation; and the Gleason Library. This librarian lead tour will take you through this academic gem. The tour will depart from and return to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Tickets are $10 per person and include transportation.

CORT Annual Dinner
Wednesday, November 7
8:00 PM
Location TBA
Join members of the Correctional and Outreach Resource Team (CORT) for their annual gathering and dinner.
Tickets are $35 per person.


PCRT Game Night
Wednesday, November 7
7:00 PM - ?
Location TBA
Come play games, mingle, & have fun!
Games provided or bring your favorite along.
Tickets are $5 per person, available at the door.


YSS – Ann Gibson Scholarship Reception
Wednesday, November 7
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Genesee Brew House
"Telling Tales" has been retired, so we will be holding this reception to support the Ann Gibson Scholarship Fund. Join us at the Genesee Brew House (25 Cataract Street) for raffles, appetizers, and a cash bar.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

NYLA Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 8
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Open to all NYLA members. Pre-registration is required.


New to NYLA? Start Here!
Thursday, November 8
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Welcome to NYLA! If you want to learn about library advocacy, how to become more involved, or have ever wondered what the organization does for libraries, please join us.


Trends, Signals, and the Future of Libraries - SOLD OUT
Sponsor: Empire State Library Network
Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For many futurists and foresight professionals, thinking about the future starts when we activate our minds to look for signals and trends outside of our immediate environments. In a profession like librarianship, which has adapted to generations of changes and trends, we combine those signals with our professional values to envision new futures for our spaces, programs, services, collections, and partnerships. This session will share some trends and signals that could be important for the future of libraries. With these insights - and with our own community insights and evidence – we can begin to identify positive forecasts for the future of libraries.

Speaker:
Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries, an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.
Tickets are $39 per person.


PLS Author! Author!
Thursday, November 8
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Harold Hacker Hall, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
PLS is thrilled to host author and illustrator Harry Bliss at the beautiful Harold Hacker Hall  Join us to hear New York Times bestselling artist Harry Bliss, also a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He is the author and illustrator of Bailey and Luke on the Loose and the illustrator of A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig, Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo. His self-titled single panel gag cartoon “Bliss” appears in newspapers internationally. He lives in New Hampshire. You can visit him online at www.harrybliss.com.
Tickets are $35 for NYLA members and $45 for non-members, and include appetizers and cocktails.


New Members of NYLA – Meet & Greet
Thursday, November 8
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join fellow new members of NYLA to explore ways to engage.  Open to all. Sponsored by the New Members of NYLA (NMN). This is a free event.

 


SMART Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 8
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Genesee Brew House
Join us for the SMART Membership Meeting, we'll hold our business meeting and enjoy a beverage. SMART will provide appetizers - drinks are on your own. See you there!


NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund Benefit Event
Thursday, November 8
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Strong National Museum of Play
Our annual Scholarship Fund Benefit Event will be held at the Strong National Museum of Play.  The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. We will be exploring the Toy Halls of Fame and eGame Revolution spaces.  Learn more about the venue at museumofplay.org.  Proceeds from the event will support the NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support for interested and deserving students to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State.  Each year, a recipient from each of New York’s eight library schools is eligible for an award of $1,000 to cover tuition costs and related expenses.
Tickets are $50 per person.


NYLA After Dark
Thursday, November 8
10:00 PM –
Sponsored by: Urban Librarians Unite
Just wait till you see what we have up our sleeves for afterhours hijinks for 2018!

 



Friday, November 9, 2018

Genesee Riverway Trail Fun-Run
Friday, November 9
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Approximately 3.5 miles
The Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT) is an off-road trail for walking, running, and bicycling along the Genesee River. The run will be approximately 4 miles, starting at the hotel and running to the University of Rochester, crossing the Genesee River for our return trip. A shorter loop or out and back course will also be available to accommodate all.  As this is a pre-dawn event, headlamp and reflective gear is suggested.  Registration for this event is $8 per person.  Proceeds to benefit the NYLA Sustainability Initiative Fund.


FLS Friend-Raiser Luncheon: Let’s Market Our Libraries!- SOLD OUT
Friday, November 9
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library are hosting FLS’s first Friend-Raiser Luncheon.  Join FLS for a box lunch in the Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building at the Rochester Public Library.  The Section’s annual membership meeting will include highlights of FLS projects and the announcement of the Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award.  Then let’s boast about Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs!  The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) System in the revitalized Queen City is 37 members strong, serving nearly 1 million residents in Erie County.  Joy Testa Cinquino will share how marketing initiatives involving the local media, national sports teams, and local attractions have greatly increased library awareness systemwide.  Joy’s tips will ensure you understand the importance of careful planning and the need to prioritize your marketing, partnerships, and fund-raising activities.  Strategic promotions and social media buzz will keep your message popping up in all the right places!  Learn what has proven most effective in reinvigorating support for B&ECPL and bringing new patrons to the library.  
Tickets are $20 per person.

Speaker:
Joy M. Testa Cinquino has nearly thirty years of combined professional experience working in the not-for-profit and profit business sectors in the fields of journalism, marketing, communications, fund-raising and special events.  Since 2010, she has served as Assistant Deputy Director for Development & Communications for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.  In this position, she oversees a staff of seven and manages the Library System’s public relations, marketing, promotions, traditional and social media, internal and external communications, fund-raising, graphics and branding departments.  Annually, the Library, under Joy’s direction, hosts 4 to 6 media events and “friend-raising” receptions.  In 2015, Joy was selected as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Western New York by Buffalo Business First.  Joy sits on the Educational Services Advisory Board of WNED/WBFO, is active in the Girl Scouts, and has held board positions with the Skating Association for the Blind & Handicapped, Buffalo Ballet Theatre, and Camp Good Days & Special Times.   


LAMS Leadership Luncheon: Diversity and Inclusion in Librarianship
Friday, November 9
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Everyone has a unique story and contribution that they have shared in the world we live in now. At this time in academic, public, school, and special libraries, we are readily having conversations about diversity and inclusion in our profession. Thinking outside the box, a way these discussions can be turned in to collaborative “let me get to know you sessions” is by sharing our professional narratives in the workplace. The work that we do deals with culture, education, technology, and freedom to be included within a community environment that is a safe space. How does one go about sharing their professional narrative in the workplace? Another question we need to answer in the 21st century as librarians: Are you willing to take the necessary steps to listen to your co-worker’s professional narrative - their body of work that represents who they are and their interests? Allow me to introduce myself through professional narrative, image, and autobiography.

Speaker:
Kymberly Keeton is a native Texan, a nationally published writer, a solo art librarian, creative-mixologist and genealogy curator. Keeton is the Founder and Chief Thought Eradicator of bookista media group, a creative multimedia production company. She now lives in the Midwest with her dog, Roxy Blue, and spends her time reading books, writing books, and designing the next…?
Tickets are $39 per person.
 


RASS Noted Author Luncheon
Friday, November 9
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Miriam Grace Monfredo lives in western New York State, the scene of her critically acclaimed Seneca Falls Historical Mystery Series.  She is a historian and a former librarian.  Monfredo’s first novel, Seneca Falls Inheritance, Agatha  nominated for Best First Mystery Novel in1992, is set against the backdrop of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in 1848.  Since then she has written eight more novels that focus on the history of America and the evolution of women and minority rights.  Her latest book, Children of Cain, is the third volume of a Civil War trilogy set in Washington D.C. and Virginia, during the Union’s 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Miriam will be speaking on The Joys & Pitfalls of Writing Historical Fiction.
Tickets are $39 per person.


YSS Empire State Award Luncheon- SOLD OUT
Friday, November 9
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
The Youth Services Section is pleased to present the 2018 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People to Ann M. Martin. Perhaps best known for the Baby Sitter's Club series, she has also written several other popular series, such as Main Street and the Missy Piggle Wiggle books and 29 other novels. Ms. Martin has won many awards, including a New York Times-bestseller listing for Rain, Reign and an American Library Association Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe. This year's luncheon presentation will be a unique experience, as Ms. Martin will be in conversation with her editor, Liz Szabla.
Tickets are $39 per person.


NYLA presents Battle Decks!
Friday, November 9
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Improv meets public speaking: courageous volunteers tackle a live presentation based on PowerPoints slides that they have NEVER seen before.  Hilarity will ensue.  This is a free event.


NYLA Inaugural Banquet- SOLD OUT
Friday, November 9
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for the farewell address of the 2018 NYLA President Tim Burke, the presentation of NYLA’s major awards, and the inauguration of the 2019 NYLA President, Michelle Young.
Tickets are $50 per person.  One ticket is included with Full Conference Registration through the Early Bird Deadline.



Saturday, November 10, 2018

Intellectual Freedom for Breakfast- SOLD OUT
Today’s Intellectual Freedom Challenges: Much More than Banned Books
Saturday, November 10
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Though censorship of books is often seen as the quintessential threat to intellectual freedom, there are other challenges to our professional principles on a regular basis.  Consider these questions:

  1. What data are we collecting about our users, and what should we be doing with that information?
  2. If libraries are for everyone, do you welcome hate groups?
  3. How do you respond when database publishers and library consortia become the targets of would-be censors?

And don’t think that books are no longer a target: there are still plenty of items on our shelves that can cause a ruckus.  Join us for a lively discussion of these and other topics and start your day off with a reminder of what’s at the foundation of our professional work.

Presenter:
Martin Garnar is the dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Springs.  He started teaching professional ethics for the University of Denver’s library and information science program in 2005 and has served as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, and the ACRL Professional Values Committee.  He’s also the immediate past president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Martin is a frequent speaker on ethics and intellectual freedom at state, regional, and national events, and is serving as editor of the forthcoming 10th edition of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual.  A native of Northport, New York and a proud SUNY alumnus (Binghamton, BA 1993, MA 1995), Martin now lives at the base of Pikes Peak in beautiful Colorado Springs with his husband Mark and their faithful (and bossy) miniature dachshund.
Tickets are $29 per person.