2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show:
NYLA125: Explore. Learn. Grow.

October 21-24, 2015
Lake Placid, NY
The Conference Center at Lake Placid
Map of Lake Placid


The Annual Conference and Trade Show, held each October/November around the state, is the largest state library association conference held on the East Coast. Join us for our 125th Anniversary. Offering a wide variety of programs, special events, networking opportunities, and vendor displays, the NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show offers educational opportunities for all segments of the library community from library staff to trustees.

Download the complete 2015 NYLA Conference Catalog (PDF)

Download the complete Conference Promotional Brochure (PDF)

Presentation Archives

Conference Programs & Descriptions

Conference Program Recordings - Please check back as we continue to add presentations!

Pecha Kucha 2015 - Coming Soon!

2015 Keynote Address


NYLA is pleased to announce that R. David Lankes will present the 2015 Keynote Address: Day 45,626
Thursday, October 22
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Click here for complete details.


Already Dreaming of NYLA 2016?

The conference program proposal form is open and waiting for you: 2016 NYLA Annual Conference Program Proposal Form

2015 Conference Programmers

The conference programmers are representatives from all the sections, roundtables, and committees that make up NYLA. It is their hard work that results in the conference as you know it. Many thanks to each and every conference programmer.

2015 Conference Chair

Ellen Rubin - ellenbr47@gmail.com

Associate Chair - Jennifer Ferris

Exhibitors please note: for Trade Show questions and information contact Dana Willbanks at 518-432-6952 ext. 105.  Thank you!

Section Programmers        

ASLS Marcy Strong
FLS Sarah Sachs
LAMS Frank Rees   
PLS Alissa Maynard   
RASS Julia Shult
SMART Ben Lainhart   
SSL Mary Anne Karre   
YSS Chrissie Morrison   
SCLA Julie DeLaney   

Roundtable Programmers     

CORT Judith Doyle 
ESRT Grace Riario   
FILM Austin Olney
GIRT Rosemary Lasala   
IFRT Amrita Dhawan  
MSRT Leah Kraus
NMES Sarah Akers   
PCRT Josh Carlson   
PLRT Heidi Jensen   
RLRT Leona M. Chereshnoski   
RLSP Elena Falcone   

Affiliate Programmers

NY3Rs Nora Hardy
LTA Tim Gavin
SED/NYSL Mary Beth Farr
SLSA Susanne Ford-Croghan
ULU Lauren Comito
Council for the Humanities Lauren Kushnick
Center for the Book Rocco Staino
NY Black Librarians Caucus Richard Ashby
CE Committee Meg Van Patten

Please join us in thanking the following NYLA 2015 sponsors:

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Future NYLA Conferences

2016: Saratoga Springs, November 2-5

2017: Saratoga Springs, November 8-11

2018: Rochester, November 7-10

Wonder what it takes to bring the NYLA Conference to your home town?  Check out the NYLA Conference Site Considerations Page