Welcome to NYLA 2006 Annual Conference in Saratoga Spring, NY!

NYLA Conference Welcome signI hope everyone had a safe journey getting here. My name is Ken Fujiuchi, the Emerging Technology Librarian at the E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College. I am also a member of the NYLA SMART Section, and I will be your conference blogger for the duration of this conference. Here is some general information about this years conference.

Adding Value: Formula for the Future

This theme represents so much about librarians and libraries. We are passionate about our Saratoga Hotel and Conference Centerprofession, our services,and our future in society. What exactly does the future hold for libraries? What is that “formula” that will make us vital for years to come? This year’s conference will help you discover what that formula may be for you and your library, leaving you recharged and ready to move forward.

NYLA’s sections, roundtables, committees, and affiliates have worked diligently to organize and present a wide range of experiences. From highly specialized presentations, to programs that will appeal to everyone, there is no shortage of quality information.

Special Events & Featured Speakers

  • General Opening Session Keynote Speaker – Diane Ravitch
  • Conference Farewell Luncheon Speakers – Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum
  • Vitality Fund Event @ The Saratoga Gaming and Raceway


Be sure to make time to visit the exhibitors on the trade show floor. This annual showcase offers the latest and greatest of what is available to the library community. Take this opportunity to give feedback to the vendors on their products and tell them how they can best meet your needs. Also remember that the vendors make the conference possible,so make sure to show them your thanks by giving them a bit of your time.

Saratoga Horse SculpturesFun in Saratoga

For the adventurous, Saratoga has many fascinating historic sites and museums to explore. From Saratoga National Historic Park, to the National Museum of Racing and Thoroughbred Hall of Fame, to the unique Bottle Museum, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Tang Museum, the wonderful Children’s Museum or the NYS Military Museum – Saratoga has so much to offer you. IMAGINE A PLACE… THAT IS LIKE NO OTHER… where American style, grace and history is seen in every charming street corner.. .heard in the sounds of hoof beats… and held in your heart forever.

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