NNYLN Annual Meeting

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Date(s) - May 17 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Saranac


NNYLN welcomes you to its annual meeting held at the newly remodeled Hotel Saranac.

Join us for morning and afternoon presentations as well as a gourmet breakfast and lunch – register below.


Constructed at the height of the Roaring Twenties, Hotel Saranac was slated to become the foundation on which downtown Saranac Lake would anchor itself. All these years later, the renovated Hotel Saranac still draws inspiration from every corner of the Adirondack State Park and every inkling of nostalgia that the area exudes to curate the perfect event setting.




Morning Session“Top Ten Questions for a Library Lawyer” with Stephanie ‘Cole’ Adams

Stephanie Adams, who staffs our “Ask The Lawyer” service, will present on some of the most asked questions of a library lawyer. We invite members to submit questions ahead of time to be considered for presentation as well – just email Christi who will pass them along!

Does your institution have a question for our lawyer?  Starting the evening prior on May 16th, Stephanie Adams, who staffs our “Ask The Lawyer” service, will be available for confidential consultations on issues impacting your institutions.  Just drop by, fill in a consultation form (notifying you of your rights when working with an attorney), and “Ask the Lawyer,” in person!  Consultations limited to 30 minutes. Stephanie will also be available during the afternoon session for consultations as well!

About the presenter:

Attorney Stephanie “Cole” Adams, whose office represents creative professionals, staffs NNYLN’s “Ask the Lawyer” service. A former in-house counsel at a university, Ms. Adams has litigated matters ranging from game design and architecture to intellectual property and construction. Admitted to practice in both state and federal court, she has significant experience with not-for-profit and grant-related issues. Ms. Adams approaches her work for libraries, museums, and archives with a holistic approach: what advice promotes access, learning, and her client’s goals? A graduate of Hampshire College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law (’99), Ms. Adams was born and raised in Central New York, where she worked as a page, and then clerk, at the New Hartford Public Library. In addition to running the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, on the West Side of Buffalo, she gardens, bikes, and studies stonework and German longsword. Ms. Adam believes libraries are critical social assets, and librarians are the keepers of culture. Read more about her on her website or her blog.

Afternoon Session: Developing a Mascot: Giving Your Library a New Personality

Join us for an exciting presentation on how Henrietta Public Library uses their dinosaur mascot to keep library users engaged on social media and IRL.  Leave with concrete ideas and tips on how to develop a mascot who embodies your brand personality. Special celebrity guest appearance by TR himself.

About the presenters:

Jen Barth is the adult services librarian at the Henrietta Public Library. In her role, Jen enjoys helping people with technology, dismantling the Dewey decimal system, and learning something new each day. As a young child, Jen attended SU basketball games with her family where she secretly aspired to live a life as awesome as Otto the Orange. Today, her mascot dreams are a reality thanks to TR Henri.


In her role as a children’s librarian at the Henrietta Public Library, Laura Lintz delights in leading storytimes, awkwardly writing her own biography, and taking pictures of plastic and real dinosaurs.  Before returning to her native Rochester, Laura managed the Edith M. Fox library in Arlington, Massachusetts.


TR Henri is several million years old, but doesn’t look a day over 29. His interests include kiteboarding, French cuisine, and chomping all sorts of things for both fun and sport.  He loves his role as the Henrietta Public Library mascot and can’t wait to see where it takes him next.



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