Thank you to all who attended the 2022 YSS Conference!
If you would like to check out presentations and handouts from the event, please click any of the links below.


Spark Creativity with Google's Applied Digital Skills

Screen Free Week

Welcoming LGBTQ+ Patrons

The Roadmap to Reading Starts at the Library!

Make it Real! When Libraries & Local Businesses Work Together to Tackle the Digital Divide

Empowering Teen Leaders & Teen Leadership Councils

We Need Diverse Books Programming

See you next year!

YSS Conference 2022




May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor...

Please join us on Friday, April 8th, 2022 for the 47th Annual YSS Spring Conference. 

Chair: Chrissie Morrison
Location: Rivers Casino in Schanectady, NY
Click Here for the Conference Brochure


Keynote Speaker: "Stotanic Verses" Chris Crutcher
The ALA has named eight of his young adult books “Best Books for Young Adults,” and four of his books appeared on Booklist’s Best 100 Books of the 20th Century. Crutcher has received the ALAN Award, the NCTE SLATE Intellectual Freedom Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, and Writer Magazine’s Writers Who Make a Difference Award. In addition to writing, Crutcher works as a therapist and child protection advocate. His life experiences in rural Idaho, in urban Oakland, in education, and in mental health keep his fiction rooted in real life.


Registration Information

Click here to register for the 2022 YSS Conference

Standard Registration
February 19th - March 18th, 2022

$150 NYLA YSS* Member $160 All Others


Travel & Lodging

The Landing Hotel at the Rivers Casino & Resort
21 Rush Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Click here to reserve a room for Thursday night

Click here to reserve a room for Thursday & Friday nights 

Conference rate is $120 per night


NYLA-YSS Pre-Conference Reception

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 6:30-9:00pm

Druthers Brewing Company
221 Harborside Drive Schenectady, NY 12305

ALL ARE WELCOME at this event, formerly known as the Past Presidents' Dinner. Join the YSS Executive Board, Past YSS Presidents, and keynote speaker Chris Crutcher, for an evening of food, fun, and friendly faces.

This reception also features a silent auction to raise money for the Ann Gibson Scholarship Fund.

Each $40 ticket includes food, a non-alcoholic beverage, and a FREE raffle ticket for the door prize raffle basket!


Things of My Very Own Service Project

249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect and at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention. Their goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system, whenever possible. Things of My Very Own, Inc. recognizes the need for children to have basic necessities and things of their very own as soon as possible, so they can begin their healing process.

We will be collecting BABY and KIDS hygiene products (body wash, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, etc.) on the day of the conference.

For more information, please visit their website at: