Saturday, October 29, 2005

Event: 7th Annual Nylink Information Showcase 2005

Every year, Nylink has a vendor showcase, either in Syracuse or NYC. This year, the showcase will be Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel on University Ave. in Syracuse (close to the SU campus). Admission is free. Besides the vendors, there will be speaker sessions throughout the day featuring information on new products and services AND poster sessions. The day is geared towards librarians and information management professionals. Students (e.g., library science students) are encouraged to attend (good networking and a great change to connect with vendors -- a source of employment). ALL -- not matter if you are associated with Nylink or not -- are welcome to attend. Additional details are available on the Nylink web site. You can also register for the event on the Nylink web site, which helps them plan the refreshments.

In talking to someone from Nylink at the NYLA conference, I mentioned that parking can be a hassle in that area because of its proximity to the SU campus and two hospitals. If you are going to attend, be patient with the parking situation. There are several parking garages in the area, including one at the Sheraton, those associated with the hospitals, and one associated with the SU campus. However, do NOT let any parking hassles stop you from participating in this. This is a worthwhile event to attend.
What is Nylink?

Nylink is a not-for-profit membership organization that includes nearly 350 institutions, representing more than 700 academic, special, government, law, medical, public, school, and non-profit libraries, as well as library systems, access a wide range of Nylink services.

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