NYLA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a full day professional development event in conjunction with Book Expo America.  This program will include a keynote address, and two program sessions.

The complete program offers five contact hours of continuing education.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

BEA will be providing shuttle service from various locations to the Javits Center on Wednesday, May 29.  Click here for shuttle information.

"Futurist" Garry Golden, NYLA Keynote Speaker

Garry Golden is an academically trained Futurist who speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century.

He has led workshops and delivered keynote addresses across a wide range of civic and cultural institutions.  Some of Garry’s clients include the Brooklyn College, California Association of Museums, Denver Public Library, Houston Contemporary Museum, Innovative Interfaces Inc, Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Library Journal, McGraw-Hill Companies, Ohio State Library Association, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PGAV Architects Planning and Destination, Polaris Library System User Group Conference, St Louis County Library, Idaho Commission for Libraries, The Eureka Library Leadership Institute of California, American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), Chinese Academic Library and Information Systems (Peking University), Kentucky Library Association and The High Plains Library Association of Colorado.

Garry is co-author of Designing Your Future (2008).   He holds a  Masters degree from the University of Houston Futures Studies program (M.S.).  He is a past member on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).

He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Ann and his (Thomas the Tank Engine obsessed) son Noah.

Program Schedule

Time Activity  
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration  
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Keynote Address with Garry Golden  
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch on Own  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Program Session One  
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break  
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Program Session Two  


Details on our program topics and speakers can be found HERE.


Includes access to the keynote address and all workshops; participation my qualify for up to five contact hours of continuing education.

Type Early Bird Advanced
NYLA Member $95 $119
NON-Member $129 $149

Early Bird rate expires April 15, 2013


Book Expo America (BEA) runs from Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1
Participation in the BEA show requires a separate registration.

Check out the BEA website for more information about the show, and their love of librarians!


Travelling to Book Expo America this year?   NYLA is once again providing a bus free of charge for transportation to and from the Javits Center on Thursday May 30.

The bus will be departing from Albany, with additional stops in New Paltz and West Nyack, arriving at the Javits Center around 9am.  We will depart from the Javits at 6 pm.

The transportation schedule will be as follows:
Albany, NY – 5:30am
Crossgates Mall in the Macy’s overflow lot, upper level West End.

New Paltz, NY – 7:00am
Park and Ride Commuter Lot, southside of Rt. 299 at the New Paltz toll Plaza (Exit 18)

West Nyack, NY – 8:15am
Palisades Mall, Lot J (Palisades Center Ring Rd. across from Home Depot)

To ensure a spot on the bus, please be sure to sign up (along with anybody else you will be riding with).  You can do this at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XDFQ8V7

Please note, that the bus will not wait, so please be on time to your stop.

Check out this new original series from BookExpo America (BEA) and Huffington Post Books. This new video series combines the love of books with the love of cupcakes— Have Your (Cup)Cake and Read it Too! You can access it on www.bookbliss.com and Huffington Post Books.