June 2018

Bernard A. Margolis began serving as New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries in January 2009
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Look who we saw at the Institute .....
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After Hours Authors Group at LTA Institute had a great panel!
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  • November 7th - 10th, 2018 -- SAVE THE DATE!
    The 2018 NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held in Rochester, NY
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