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Have you been taking advantage of our Vendor Partner benefits?
Did you know that Better World books gives you a chance to get rid of unwanted books while earning extra income for both NYLA and your library?
Better World Books offers a no cost program to help you manage your discarded and donated books and helps you make the most of your books by selling them on 21 online-marketplaces. Discover why over 2,000 libraries across the United States have partnered with Better World Books since the program’s inception in August of 2004. To learn more, send an e-mail with your contact information to: NYLA@betterworldbooks.com.
December 2012: Facility Planning
This year we've taken a look many of the aspects that help your library to thrive. We've dove into social media involvement and fundraising ideas to utilizing the technology current in today's world. But we can't have the inner workings of a library without the physical building. For this issue we will explore everything from renovations, new buildings, landscaping and even that pesky problem of bed bugs that has been creeping up in some libraries (it can happen to you).
As the year comes to a close, the entire staff here at NYLA would like to wish each of you a happy Holiday Season. We look forward to the year to come. Check back in February as we dive deeper into the issues surrounding Advocacy.
A Message from the President...
December 2012 e-Bulletin President’s Report, from Carol Anne Germain
I begin by saying how happy I am to take on the challenge of serving as the next president of NYLA. I appreciate all the well wishes from my library colleagues and will strive to serve you well. In approaching this commitment, many individuals asked me a common question: “What will you do?” My initial desire and response was that I wanted to get the word out on the value of New York libraries (all New York Libraries) and NYLA. Though I still plan on following through on these plans, (via visits to New York libraries, systems, library schools, and legislative offices) a more pertinent issue arose in the weeks prior to my taking office: the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and Storm Athena.
Facility Planning: A Dream Becoming a Reality
Conference Photos Are Up!
More photos can be viewed courtesy of Sara Kelly Johns by clicking here.
Thank you to all who attended and helped to make NYLA 2012 a success! We'll see you September 26-28 in Niagara Falls!
NYLA Disaster Relief Fund
Many of New York's own libraries were among those destroyed or damaged duing Supertorm Sandy. NYLA is currently soliciting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of the effected libraries. For more information on these libraries or to donate, please visit click here.
Digital Literacy Workshops
2013 dates have started to be scheduled for digital literacy training To register for any of these sessions, click here. For more information, contact Mary Anne Waltz, project manager and trainer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-432-6952 x106, or visit www.diglitny.org.