LTA sponsored several programs at the NYLA Conference in Rochester. Small Libraries, Big Data: Getting good data to make more informed decisions was sponsored solely by LTA and had a standing room only audience. Presenters Matthew Corey and Dawn Vincent from NCLS made a potentially dry topic very interesting.

Other programs we supported included many topics for Friends organizations. LTA recognizes that many trustees had their first experience volunteering for their libraries as part of a Friends group.

Wall Art: Brought to You by the Friends How to involve the community in developing an exciting mural.

Q & A with Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia: Your opportunity to question the Commissioner about library issues.

Fundraising Without Book Sales: Find out how to put a new spin on making money.

The Friendly Café Meetup: Casual conversation about best practices related to Friends and other library volunteers.

Let’s Talk 2030!
Join library leaders and the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries for a discussion on creating a sustainable future for NYS libraries.

Engage Your Community by Communicating Your Impact: In hand-on exercises, explore best practices in creating awareness of your library’s valuable assets through print and social media.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our exhibit table at the 2018 NYLA conference. LTA board members Jean Currie and Martha Anderson coordinated the booth. Susan Sabers Chapman, Phil Archer, and Adria Ripka provided coverage.