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October 2013 | Volume 61 | Number 5

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A Message from the President...

2013 October e-Bulletin President’s Report, from Sara Kelly Johns

The role of NYLA President is made up of many parts.  Part of the presidency is to keep NYLA organizationally strong to better pay attention to the needs of the members and the profession. Part is to have a focus that moves NYLA’s membership ahead. Part is to be a spokesperson for the organization.  And part is to lead NYLA through the surprises that happen that are compelling to the profession (there is always at least one every year.)

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Hunter College Libraries – Main Campus Library 3rd Floor Renovation

By:Sarah Laleman

The Main Library, consisting of nine floors in the East Building of the Hunter College campus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, is undergoing a “phased capital renovation” over the next several years. As of September 2013, phase one is complete with the opening of the new 3rd Floor.
Envisioned by the President’s Task Force years ago, the new, LEED-certified 3rd Floor includes a variety of individual and collaborative work spaces as well as a centralized place to meet a number of student needs. 

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

When is it? What can I do? And why bother?!?

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Is Your Favorite Children's Book on the List from NYPL?

The New York Public Library has recently unveiled a list of  100 Great Children’s Book from the Last 100 Years.  The list was compiled by Jeanne Lamb, coordinator of youth collections at the Library and Supervising Librarian Elizabeth Bird.   

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Facility Planning: Making Sense of the Data - Collections

Part 6 of the Facility Planning Series by Karen Watson & Robert Hubsher

Weeding collections is a subject that many librarians often find difficult to talk about, let alone do.  However, it is an essential part of effective collection management.  How do you manage your collections?  When do you let go of parts of collections?  Managing your assets is fraught with difficult decisions but it is essential when you are planning any physical changes in your library.  Take heart!  With your strategic plan as your guide, you have a road map to help you plan future collection development.

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Thank you to all who attended and helped to make NYLA 2013 a success!  We'll see you November 5-8 in Saratoga Springs!


Save the Date!

Save the date for Library Advocacy Day, which will be held next year on Thursday, February 27th in Albany, NY.  Stay tuned for more details!

Turning the Page 2.0 Webinar Series

This six session interactive online program, presented by Libby Post, will make sure you’re prepared to advocate effectively for your library. The program includes six webinars as well as a series of online modules that participants can complete at their own pace.  Each webinar will take place from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

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