2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

The 2019 NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 13 - 16, 2019. Join us for over 12 hours of Continuing Education credit, various networking events, and access to the latest and greatest library products!

 

2019 Keynote

Philosophical Publics: Ruling Ourselves, Thinking Together
Thursday, November 14
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Democracy is a word we hear all the time, but we rarely pause to reflect on what it actually means. Building on her 2018 documentary “What Is Democracy?” and recent book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, Astra Taylor will speak about democracy’s inherently paradoxical nature. [continue reading]

Presented by:

Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the director of the philosophical documentaries What Is Democracy?Examined Life, and Zizek!; the author of the American Book Award winner The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age; and a co-founder of the Debt Collective. She has written for The New York TimesThe London Review of BooksThe GuardianThe WalrusThe Bafflern+1, and many other outlets. Her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, is now out from Metropolitan Books.

 


Thank you to our Conference Curators!

The conference programmers are representatives from all the sections, roundtables, and committees that make up NYLA.  It is their hard work that results in the conference as you know it.  Many thanks to each and every conference programmer!

2019 Conference Chair - Amanda Travis
2019 Conference Associate Chair - Ellen Rubin
CE Committee - Deanna DiCarlo

For Trade Show questions, please contact NYLA Marketing or call 518-432-6952 ext. 105.

Section Curators
ASLS Nicholas Lamb
FLS Lisa Wemett
LAMS Tim Furgal
PLS Kelly Yim
RASS Kristin Charles-Scaringi
SMART Rosemarie Gatzek
SSL Stacey Rattner
YSS Jessica Bowen
SCLA Angela Breslin
Round Table Curators
CORT Andrea Snyder
ESRT Selina Sharmin
GIRT Mary Redmond
IFRT Frank McKenna
ILRT Kate Erwin
LAR Casey Conlin
LGBTQIART Tom Vitale
LHRT Peter Ward
M&PRRT Michelle Metcalf
MSRT Leah Hamilton
NMN Arielle Hessler
NYBLC Sandra Echols
PCRT Laurie Dreyer
RLRT Andrea Snyder
Affiliate Curators
ESLN Jessica Philippe
LTA John McCarthy
PULISDO Lauren Moore
SED / NYSL Frank Rees
SLSA Susanne Ford-Croghan
ULU Larissa Larrier
   
   

 


Future NYLA Conferences

2020: Saratoga Springs, November 4-7
2021: Syracuse, November 3-6

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