This year our Annual Meeting will be held at The Center for Jewish History in Chelsea on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 PM. This will be an important opportunity for you to join with other leaders from our library community for updates, networking and some exciting presentations from our guest speakers.
Our keynote speaker this year is David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, who will share with us some insights and perspectives on national and regional issues that will have a profound impact on our work in the years ahead. You will also have an opportunity to meet and hear from New York State Assembly Libraries and Educational Technology Chair Jonathan Bing (73rd Assembly Dist.), who has been a strong advocate for library services and a longstanding friend of our library community in his work in Albany.
The Center for Jewish History is a unique, world-renowned center for cultural and historical information and research. Participants can register for special behind-the-scenes tours of the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory, American Jewish Historical Society Library and Archives, Center for Jewish History, and Yeshiva University Museum, all led by experts from these amazing organizations. Though there is no charge, registration for the Annual Meeting and the tours is required (see below). Tours will be held from 11:00-1:00 PM, immediately prior to the Annual Meeting. (Please note that all tours have reached capacity attendance)
Those attendees who arrive early will have an opportunity to view permanent installations and rotating exhibitions from historically significant resources of the American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, American Sephardi Federation, The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, and Yeshiva University Museum. A reception will follow the meeting with refreshments and an opportunity to meet our speaker as well as industry leaders, colleagues, and friends from libraries throughout New York City and Westchester.
The Center for Jewish History is located at 15 W. 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan. The center is an easy walk from the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, B, D, F, V, or L trains as well as the PATH Train station (use the 14th Street or Union Square Stations).
Register for the Annual Meeting and tours using this online RSVP form.