52nd WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa


WNYLRC’s 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership

Freedom Crossing:  Turning Memory into Action

Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa

100 Center Street, Lewiston, NY

Annual Meeting of the Membership
Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Register: for WNYLRC's 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership by Friday, September 7, 2018
Cost: $35
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Business Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Happy Hour (Cash bars, appetizers)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm WNYLRC Member Awards
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
***For anyone with specific dietary needs or restictions, please contact Pat Klaybor directly at (716) 633-0705 ext 100 or pklaybor@wnylrc.org

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. Call 716-754-9070 and refer to the WNYLRC room block when making your reservations in order to get the special rate.

Standard room rate: $89.00

Riverview/doubles/suites rate: $109.00

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Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Speaker Bio:

Ally Spongr is the Project Coordinator for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Director & Curator for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The organizations’ work includes preserving, protecting and promoting the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Youngstown, New York. As the Director & Curator at the Heritage Center, Ally provides dynamic leadership to the Center’s operations, fundraising, exhibitions and initiatives. Through her work, Ally takes a creative approach to ensuring the successful implementation of the Center’s mission and vision.

Prior to her current positions, Ally held positions at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, BT&C Gallery, and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) – with whom she continues to assist with special projects and events. Serving in multiple capacities in the arts and cultural sector, her work includes curating exhibitions, event planning, project management, and program development. Ally holds her BFA in Fine Arts with a second major in Art History and has completed courses for her MA in Museum Studies on the Collections Management and Curatorial Track at Buffalo State College. She lives in Buffalo and is also a photographer, and exhibits her work throughout Western New York.

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Unconference: INTERSECT: Where People & Ideas Meet!

INTERSECT is not your grandmother's library conference!

This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 5, 2018.

The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.

INTERSECT: Where People and Ideas Meet!

Program and session descriptions can be viewed here: https://wnylrc.org/uploads/documents/committees/ce/Participation_Calls_pdf.pdf

Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held during lunch time. 

Registration price is $40 for WNYLRC members and $50 for non-members. Breakfast, lunch, lunchtime activity, and snack are included.

Please fill out our form on preferred sessions, lunch activities, and your meal selection once you've registered: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/q1yutqd11vjaht8/

Still interested in contributing? Check out additional calls for participation!

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at ckenney@wnylrc.org.

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The date for room reservations within our hotel block has passed, and these are no longer available.