Programming - Friday November 9


Program Slot #3 - 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Improv, Comedy, and Creativity at Work
Sponsor: ASLS / LAMS
In a survey of 1,500 global CEOs, creativity was identified as the most important quality leaders must have in order to deal with an increasingly complex future. Christian Miller will discuss how library employees can create and/or contribute to an environment that encourages creativity and innovation by using the principles of improvisational comedy. In addition to making the workplace more fun, he will demonstrate how creative thinking skills can be successfully applied to any situation or problem.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Christian Miller, Cornell University

No Deposit No Return Digital Age Depositories
Sponsor: GIRT
The Internet and the explosion of born-digital information has dramatically improved the public’s direct access to government information and resulted in a reduction in the number of documents printed and distributed to libraries via depository programs. Rosemary LaSala, Government Collections Librarian, Rittenberg Law Library, will outline changes in the U.S. Depository Program and will summarize what is still available to libraries both in and outside the program. Jeff Sohn, Associate Librarian, Documents and Digital Collection, NYS Library, will provide an update on the NY State Document Depository Program, discuss access to e-docs, and talk about some of the challenges facing the program.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Rosemary LaSala, Rittenberg Law Library, St. John's University
Jeff Sohn, Documents and Collections, NYS Library

EBooks and Beyond: What’s Going to Rock Your World Next?
Sponsor: NY3Rs
If Google were an American human being, it wouldn’t be old enough to vote yet. But hang on to your hats, because the past is only the prologue for what’s coming. Just when you think you have your head around eBooks, downloadable audio and video, and cloud computing, along come nowcasting, Google Fiber, 3-D printing, big data, and…are we exhausted yet? How do libraries cope with the tsunami of tech that engulfs us and our users? George Needham will provide an informative and humorous look at some of the new possibilities coming to a PC—or, more likely, a tablet—near you. When you prepare and get ahead of the curve, “new possibilities” look more like opportunities and less like threats!
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: George Needham, OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Advocacy for Public Library District Initiatives
Create a stable fiscal future for your library in a 2% world! This presentation is a how-to, nitty-gritty account of implementing Library District options with a focus on political considerations and advocacy. This is a stand-alone program but also a companion to Special District Libraries, Special Legal Issues.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Libby Post, Communication Services

Celebrating Dia de los Niños
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A panel of professionals will share experiences of successful children’s programs celebrating El Día de los Niños at their libraries.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Tata Cañuelas, White PLains Public Library
Elizabeth Garcia, Queens Library at Howard Beach

Envision the Future with RLSP!
Sponsor: RLSP
Join us at the RLSP Membership Meeting to share your ideas on how to empower libraries to improve service for people with special needs, including those with disabilities and the elderly.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker: Brigid Cahalan, New York Public Library

SMART Membership Meeting & Flash Talks
Sponsor: SMART
Come join your fellow SMART members as they share short and fast presentation on how technology is shaping their libraries. Flash Talks with conclude with a short membership meeting.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Barbara Nichols-Randall, Guilderland Public Library

The Networked Library
Sponsor: SSL
A panel will discussi the role of school libraries as critical partners in the development of 21st century learners through research aligned to the Regents Reform Agenda and Learning Technology Plan.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Jonathan Shrem, New York Comprehensive Center (pictured right)
Anushka Paul, New York Comprehensive Center (pictured left)
Lawrence Paska, Dr., NYSED
Emily Zyko, New York Comprehensive Center

Program Slot #4 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Bibliometrics 101
Sponsor: ASLS / RASS
Learn about new resources that track citations and measure scholarly output such as Google Scholar, Scopus, the h-index, and alternatives to the Journal Impact Factor. Put the science into practice!
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Elaine Lasda Bergman, University at Albany

Bilingual Storytime At Your Library - What, Why, and How?
Bilingual storytimes feature picture books, songs, and rhymes to capture the best of both worlds, teaching children the importance of languages and cultures. Preparing and implementing these programs can be fun and rewarding. A panel of professionals will share experiences of successful bilingual storytimes at different libraries.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Tata Cañuelas, White Plains Public Library
Elizabeth Garcia, Queens Library at Howard Beach
Selina Sharmin, New Americans Program, Queens Library

Census Data for Business
Sponsor: GIRT / BIRT
The United States Census Bureau is the leading source of data for business owners about America's people and economy. In addition to the Decennial Population & Housing Census, the Census Bureau is also responsible for the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, Economic Indicators, and many other demographic and economic surveys. The American FactFinder 2 web site, the primary vehicle for distributing Census data, provides information for everything from zip code tabulation areas to state legislative districts to Census tracts. It also allows users to retrieve reference and thematic maps. This presentation will focus on using American FactFinder 2 to access data for business and market research purposes.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Speaker: Alexis Mokler, NYS Small Business Development Center Research Network

Leadership on the Digital Frontier
Sponsor: LAMS / PLS
Join this lively panel discussion of best strategies for expanding your digital presence, managing budget and staff in this new environment,
and bringing your community along for the ride.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Carson Block, Carson Block, LLC (pictured right)
Geoffrey Kirkpatrick, Bethlehem Public Library
Johannes Neuer, New York Public Library (pictured center)
Lauren Britton, Fayetteville Free Library (pictured left)

Library Trustees and Liability
Sponsor: Library Trustee Association
The potential liability for public and association library trustees is truly remarkable. Probably most library board members are unaware of the breadth and scope of their exposure. This presentation by a retired library director and current chair of a library board will be followed by a question and answer period at which attendees will be able to hear how other boards have coped with liability issues.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Joseph Eisner, Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Seize the Opportunity to Network
Sponsor: New Members Engagement Subcommittee
Join this session to learn how to get more involved with local, state, and national associations. Jenica Rogers (SUNY Potsdam) will speak about her experiences and share ideas on how serving on committees will develop your leadership skills and broaden your professional network.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Jenica Rogers, SUNY Potsdam

New York State Commissioner of Education, Dr. John King
Sponsor: NYSED-NYLA, Division of Library Development / NYLA- Legistative Committee
A presentation and question and answer session with New York State Commissioner of Education, Dr. John King.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Dr. John King, New York State Commissioner of Education

Visual Storytelling for Pre-Readers
Sponsor: YSS
Participants will discover new ways to construct meaning in literature through art. From letter recognition to storytelling, you will learn to create hands-on open-ended art projects for pre-readers.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speaker: Melanie Painter, Visual Arts Supervisor, Bethlehem Central School District

Program Slot #5 - 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Emerging Trends in Libraries (Program Slots #5 & #6 - 2:15 PM-5:00 PM)
Sponsor: ASLS / SMART
Back by popular demand! Join four technology experts to talk about emerging technologies and trends in libaries. This year ALSL and SMART are excited to welcome four new panelists with experience in a wide variety of libraries.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Jeneca Rogers, SUNY Potsdam
Polly Alida-Farrington, PA Farrington Associates
Nicole Engard, ByWater Solutions
April Younglove, Rochester Regional Library Council

Using Social Media to Enhance Library Services to a Multi-Ethnic Population
The second decade of the 21st century has been witness to an explosion of web-based resources and social media. Who hasn’t heard of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Wikipedia, Google? These new tools can empower libraries and librarians to enhance library services to multi-ethnic populations and draw them into the library. A panel of professionals will share their experiences using online resources and social media to serve immigrant population.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Loida Garcia Febo, Queens Library
Vilma Alvarez, New York Public Library
Shauntee Burns, New York Public Library

The First in the 21st, the Discussion Continues (Program Slots #5 & #6 - 2:15 PM-5:00 PM)
Sponsor: IFRT
Hear our panel of experts discuss the state of the First Amendment in the 21st Century as it relates to all types of libraries, books (including graphic novels), eBooks, Internet use, etc. Two of our panelists are recent winners of NYLA's SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Joan Bertin, National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
Charles Brownstein, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
Chris Finan, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE)
Acacia O'Conner, Kids Right to Read Project

I STILL Don't Want to Talk About It (Program Slots #5 & #6 - 2:15 PM-5:00 PM)
Sponsor: LAMS / ASLS
Our wildly popular series returns with more of *your* real-life questions about dealing with delicate situations that confound library staff everywhere. Session begins with a short LAMS Annual Meeting.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Gerald Nichols, Long Island University Palmer School of Library & Information Science
Doreen Woods, Buffalo& Erie County Public Library (pictured)

Update on the 2020 Vision Plan and Implementation
Sponsor: NYSED-NYLA, Division of Library Development / LTA of NYS, NYLA Leg. Committee
Learn about recent developments in the 2020 Vision Program of the Regent's Advisory Council on Libraries.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Jeffrey Cannell, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Cultural Education, NYSED
Gerald Nichols, Regents Advisory Council on Libraries

“Instant Printing” The Espresso Book Machine
Sponsor: PLS
A representative of a regional independent bookseller will explain the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) process: what needs are served, who benefits, and its impact on services. Track: Technology & Digital Information
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Debbi Wraga, Northshire Bookstore
Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Brooklyn Public Library

60 Second Sell
Learn strategies to create quick, engaging talks you can use to effectively promote anything--a library service, an upcoming program, a new project, or even yourself!
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Martha McCormick, MS, Ed.S.,EACS, Capital EAP

Kid Appeal
Sponsor: YSS
Join us for a short YSS general membership meeting followed by a presentation from Josh Lewis, author of the Super Chicken Nugget Boy series, who will talk about writing books with kid appeal.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers: Josh Lewis

Program Slot #6 - 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

In Lincoln's Own Hand Emancipation Proclamation
Sponsor: GIRT
The New York State Legislature purchased the handwritten draft of Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from famed abolitionist Gerrit Smith in 1865, shortly after Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Albany. Smith won the document in a lottery at the Albany Relief Bazaar in the winter of 1864,one of a series of so-called “Sanitary Fairs” held throughout the northern states to raise funds for the medical care of wounded soldiers. This presentation describes how this priceless artifact came to Albany, and eventually to the New York State Library--a tale of politics and patriotism, redolent of the city’s storied history as the capital of New York State
Track: Current Issues & Research
Speaker: Paul Mercer, New York State Library

Best Practices for Delivering Workforce Development Services in Public Libraries
Sponsor: NYSED-NYLA, Division of Library Development
Librarians involved in the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program will speak about their experiences implementing Workforce Development Programs at their libraries.
Track: User Services
Speaker: Linda Todd, NYSED- NYSL, Division of Library Development

PLS Annual Meeting, Awards and Table Talks
Sponsor: PLS
Annual meeting, awards, and “round-the-table talks” on topics such as green building, cloud computing, civil service, and meeting room policies.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speaker: Susan Considine, PLS President

Malcolm Hill Lecture: A Roadmap for the Future of Libraries
Professional Futurist Garry Golden will introduce you to ways that foresight can play a practical role within libraries at the front end of innovation. Explore the dynamics of social change in our communities shaped by demographic transitions and an expanding role of personal data, behavior change, and technology. Discover opportunities and challenges for libraries in retooling local economies and becoming a hub for lifelong learning.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Garry Golden, Forward Elements, Inc

Best of Reference 2012
Sponsor: RASS
Knowledge is power, and in hard times, finding the best information can be even more critical. These books, websites, and electronic resources are highly recommended by members of The New York Library Association's Reference and Adult Services Section. Track: Adult/Reference Services
Track: Adult/Reference Services
Speaker: TBD

Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture
Sponsor: SMART
Linked data is a topic of great interest in libraries today. What are current initiatives and why should technical services librarians care?
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Heather Lea Moulaison, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri


How iPads Changed the Library
Sponsor: SSL
Learn how a new iPad cart changed the story for the Rondout Valley Middle School Library, and how the LMS worked collaboratively with teachers to write the next chapter for the media center.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Tara Thibault-Edmonds, Rondout Valley Middle School
Diana Zuckerman, Rondout Valley CSD

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