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A guide to the NYC Department of Education, Office of Library Services 2012 Annual Fall Conference.

Photos from the conference

Capitalizing on Teaching and Learning through Libraries


Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

8:00 am - 3:00 pm


A. Philip Randolph High School

443 West 135th Street

New York, New York 10031

Registration: Activiy Code: 051-13-011-026

Thank you for attending

We thank the many librarians, library school graduate students, authors and educators who attended our Library Services Annual Fall Conference: Capitalizing on Teaching and Learning through Libraries!  We had a wonderful conference and will be making presentation material available via this LibGuide by November 15th. 

Final Program

The final program is available as a PDF.

Tip Sheet: Getting the Most Out of the Fall Conference

Tip Sheet:  Getting the Most Out of the Fall Conference

Conferences can be overwhelming – so many workshops, so many vendors, networking opportunities with colleagues – how do you choose? We hope to offer a few tips to help you get the most out of our fall conference.


• Find out what is being offered so you can plan what you would like to do. We push out information about the conference via the listserv, NYCSLIST and the conference LibGuide.

• Make sure you are subscribed to NYCSLIST (instructions on how to sign up are available on our website).

• Visit the conference LibGuide often.  A week or so before the conference we make the conference program available so you can read descriptions of the workshops and presenters.  Select which sessions you’d like to attend but also indicate a second and third choice so if the workshop is full, you know where to go next. Use the “conference-at-a-glance” chart on the back page of the program to mark your choices and the map inside the back cover to navigate your way to the shortest routes.

• Check out our Tip Sheet:  Talking with Exhibitors and decide which vendors you have questions for and write them out.

• Make sure you have business cards to offer to vendors as well as colleagues.


• Plan to go – plan to stay. Be considerate of presenters and colleagues. Don’t just go into a session, grab the handouts and leave.  All handouts will be available AFTER the conference.

• Network. Introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you in workshops, during lunch or at vendor tables. Ask for their business cards, and give them yours. Jot down notes on cards to remember why you kept them!

• Remember to fill out all evaluations and the Personnel Survey. These help us update our records and plan future professional development workshops.

•  Follow conference highlights on Twitter using Hashtag #nycsls12.


• As soon as possible after the conference, SIT DOWN with your administrator (even for 5 or 10 minutes) and share at least one resource, technique or insight gleaned from the conference that has school-wide impact. It is important for administrators to know that releasing librarians for professional development benefits the whole school.

• Apply your experiences. Share your notes and experiences with your principal and colleagues at your school. Experiment with new ideas you learned at conference.

• Visit the conference LibGuide for handouts and copies of presentation material at http://nycdoe.libguides. com/2012fallconference


Get ready!

What are you going to learn at Library Services Annual Fall Conference?

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