NYLA@BEA Focuses on Future, Features METRO-Hosted Panel


On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the New York Library Association (NYLA) will hold a daylong professional development event in conjunction with Book Expo America (BEA). Taking place at the Javits Center in New York City, NYLA@BEA features a keynote speech by "Futurist" Garry Golden in addition to two program sessions -- including a session coordinated by METRO.

Participants have a range of options for events during the two afternoon program sessions. The first session offers panels on Discovery and Curation in the eBook Era, Leadership on the Digital Frontier, and Grassroots Advocacy 101.

The second session features programs titled If Not for the Library – Makerspaces in Libraries: Creating Access to Transformative Technologies and Opportunities, Fahrenheit 451: Alive and Well in NYC?, Learning Disabilities in the Library, and Make Something New. Now. Further information about these sessions, including panelist biographies, are available on the website for NYLA@BEA.

Make Something New. Now.

Coordinated by METRO, Make Something New. Now. features four information professionals at the cutting edge of the library and archives field. Lauren Lampasone (NYPL), Valerie Forrestal (the College of Staten Island, City University of New York), Cynthia Tobar (The Winthrop Group), and Megan Wacha (Barnard College of Columbia University) will discuss the possibilities that new technologies present to us, and how libraries and librarians can -- and should -- focus their energies to improve access to and preservation of information resources for a new global constituency. This session will address Wikipedia for libraries, Linked Open Data, digital humanities, ebooks, and much more. Participants are invited to share their own ideas for expanding services in the digital realm.

Register today

Registration information for NYLA@BEA can be found here; the early bird rate ends on April 15th. Participants should note that registration for BEA is available separately.