Program Tracks - Cataloging the Conference

NYLA Annual Conference
Program Tracks

Program tracks help to group programs by like topic / content area - allowing attendees to determine which programs interest them.  Sorting over one hundred diverse program into only a handful of headings is tricky, but here are the proposed tracks for 2012.  (They may be adjuested or tweaked to accomodate our needs.)

Administration & Leadership
Programming that explores issues surrounding the management of libraries in all forms.
Subtracks:
- Building, Construction & Maintenance
- Budgeting and Planning
- Collaboration
- Human Resources
- Trustee / Board Relations
- Friends Groups

Core Knowledge & Career Development
Information providing ways in which to keep your skills sharp and advance your professional growth.
Subtracks:
- Advocacy/Legislation
- Networking

Current Issues & Research
Hot topics and details on new findings and methodologies in the library profession.
Subtracks:
- Government Information / SED & NYSL
- Intellectual Freedom

Diverse & Special Populations
Learn more about meeting the unique needs of all patrons.
Subtracks:
- Ethnic Services
- Rural Libraries
- Correctional Libraries

President’s Programs
Those programs that are endorsed by the NYLA President as addressing the conference theme “Writing Our Next Chapter”.

School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Information for  librarians working with youth and students in all setting.
Subtracks:
- Digital Literacy
- Storytime Best Practices
- Tween & Teen Programs
- Youth Issues (bullying)

Technology & Digital Information
All things related to hardware, software, and innovations to drive your library forward by using all the latest emerging technologies.

User Services
Programs that explore best practices in meeting the ever-changing needs of patrons.
Subtracks:
- Communications & Publications
- Community Outreach
- Readers Advisory
- Reference Services

Meetings are not listed under any of these tracks.