PLS Spring Break

PLS SPRING BREAK: Get out there and get it done!

Some of the most critical proficiencies that public library professionals need to develop include two areas many of us struggle with: demonstrating effective project management and forging meaningful community connections.

Whether you are beginning the research phase of a construction project, working on your programming calendar, or seeking to strengthen partnerships in your community, the PLS Spring Conference has something for you! We’ve recruited project management guru Emily

Clasper and several key outreach professionals from libraries of varying sizes to share their expertise so we can expand ours.

After the sessions, unwind and join a representative of the historic Walkway over the Hudson for a guided tour of the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world!

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm followed by Walkway Tour

Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s Boardman Road Branch Library

(141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603)

Cost: $50 NYLA members; $75 non-members

Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 Contact Hours


Program Schedule:

10:00 am- Registration and networking

10:30 am- Project Management with Emily Clasper (Suffolk Cooperative Library System)

12:00 pm - Catered lunch

1:00 pm- Community Engagement Panel and Breakout Sessions with Brittney Russell (Queens Library), Rebecca Lubin (Albany Public Library), and Erica Freudenberger (Red Hook Public Library)

3:00 pm- Depart for Walkway over Hudson