Seriously, check this one out it's gonna be awesome!
Seriously, check this one out it’s gonna be awesome!

Ooooh! You’re going to NYLA too? Badass! In the immortal words of NYLA Executive Director Jeremy Johannesen, this conference is shaping up to be the “BEST CONFERENCE EVER.”

A whole bunch of events are sold out already, but not everything! Check out the schedule below for the definitive list of awesome shit to do at NYLA

Wednesday 10/21/2015

Opening Ceremonies
Conference Center – Lussi Ballroom
Did you know it’s the 125th Anniversary of NYLA this year? AND it’s being held in a town that hosted the O word? TWICE? Darn tootin! Come out and show your library pride at the Opening Ceremonies hosted by ALA President Sari Feldman!

Thursday 10/22/2015

NYLA Networking Breakfast & Annual Membership Meeting
Conference Center / Lussi Salon A-B-C
Bear with me here, you really want to hit this one. Between free bacon, bylaws and Geoffrey banging a gavel, what more could you possibly want? Also there need to be at least 100 people in the room to meet a quorum for a bylaws vote that would bring NYLA’s bylaws into compliance with the Non -Profit Revitalization Act. So seriously, Roll your ass out of bed and show up in your jammies, no one cares, it’s 8am, also your jammies are adorbs.

Navigating NYLA
Conference Center Lussi Salon C
New to NYLA, or hazy on some details? Come check out the crash course all about the ins and outs of NYLA. You can get all the facts about NYLA right as the conference begins. Learn how to get the most out of your membership, how to have the best conference experience, get involved, and get networking.

Pecha Kucha Presentations
Legends Room
Could you present 20 automatically advancing PPT slides in 6 minutes? Eep! Come check out the people who can! (Particularly Marissa Richardson from WLS who is awesomesauce)

10pm til Whenever
Crowne Plaza – Grandview Room
Imagine a library themed TED Talk, crossed with the Moth Radio Hour and add in a cash bar. Extreme risk of a ukulele sighting. Have a story of your own to tell? Hit Lauren up at the door to get your chance at public radio style stardom!

Friday 10/23/2015

Libraries as Public Asset
3:45 – 5pm
Conference Center – Intervale
David Giles of the Center for an Urban Future will discuss his recent work on the libraries in NYC. Through their finding and David’s 2 brilliant reports they changed the conversation about libraries in New York City.

Battledecks & LipSync Battle
5:30 – 7pm
1932 Shea Arena
Battledecks is back! And yes, the rumors are true! Additional competitors are invited to participate in the first-EVER pop-up LIP SYNC BATTLE at the event! Come one come all to the 2015 New York Library Association Conference in Lake Placid where on Friday, October 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm in the 1932 Shea Arena – the same space as the Trade Show – Battledecks competitors and Lip Sync crooners will take to the field!

It is NOT too late to sign up for glory. Step up to volunteer as a contestant for either Battle (or both if you’re a badass):
Battledecks Application Form
Lip Sync Battle Application Form

Karaoke fundraiser
Delta Blue at Hotel North Woods
2520 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Karaoke, hilarity, and the thrill of public performance (i.e. the fear of public embarrassment), all for the best cause- better library funding!

Admission cost…
$10 gets you in the door, with the opportunity to sing our heart out or just hang out.
Donate a little bit extra, and you’ll get to sing a little bit sooner.
Donate $10 and you can put your friends in for songs that they will have to outbid you to not sing.
Donate $100 and you’ll get VIP treatment. You’ll get to the front of the line each time you want to sing or total karaoke immunity. We’ll even give you a tee shirt.

And yes, there will be prizes!
All funds raised will go directly to the New Yorkers for Better Libraries, a political action committee urging New York’s elected officials to support state funding for libraries.

Get your tickets here.