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NYLA 2008 – Keeping Up Keeping Organized

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I mentioned to the presenter Diane Campion, that I will be posting up my perception with the notes/annotations, I took about this program. The program was held on Friday at 8AM to 9:15AM, and was very popular.

The presentation was made to a packed over heated room, left with many people standing. I was surprised to see that many people, and had not foreseen, running out of copies – so I went out twice to get more copies made.

I can only assume that in spite of the room’s environment, that many people may found this program very useful. Diane had used a powerpoint slide as her method of delivering the presentation. Read the rest of this entry »


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November 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

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NYLA 2008 – Recap and overview

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Wow… what a delay, about a week… kudos to all the presenters and people who are part of NYLA. I enjoyed my time there immensely.. so this will be a start of several posts, I will post up regarding about NYLA 2008, as I had some time to digest the experience.

This year’s theme is: Connecting Collaborating Cooperating

These are the programs I was able to attend:

Program 1: I Just Want to Make Another Copy
Program 2: Best of Reference
Program 3: Keeping Up Keeping Organized
Program 4: Libraries in Developing Countries
Program 5: What Else Can You Do with a Library Degree?
Program 6: Meet the Bloggers
Program 7: From Student to Supervisor

I decide to write up notes/or a representation of some programs I went to. There were many breaks between each program, as the weekend was a time of relaxation, and learning. I was able to see many librarians that I met last year, and made the acquaintance of many librarians as well. I had the opportunity to have many interesting conversations as well..

Now under the cut, is a more breakdown of what I did in those three days, summed in a nutshell.

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November 15, 2008 at 4:01 am

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NYLA – Wednesday

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Right now at the complimentary NYLA Internet Cafe… there is not as much computer units available this year as there was last year. Still very excited. I am staying at the Marriott Courtyard, and it is a nice spot… well it is only six minute walking distant from the main Conference hotel (Hilton).

FYI – I am at the New York Librarian Association 2008, and this year is at Saratoga Springs, last year it was Buffalo. So I came on the Amtrek this morning. My roommate is coming at a later time today.

Saw lots of familiar faces, and going to be doing lots of things tomorrow, so very excited. Will be twittering when I am able to.

Wednesday is pre-conference, and so I am prepping for tomorrow.

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November 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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