The 2018 NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held in Rochester, NY on November 7 - 10, 2018. Join us for over 12 hours of Continuing Education credit, various networking events, and access to the latest and greatest library products!


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On-site Conference Program Conference Programs
Program Archive Lightning Round
Special Events Lodging Information
Exhibitors Travel Information

Visit Two Special Libraries!

Friday, November 9
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Two unique special libraries are an eight-minute walk from the NYLA conference venue! Both will welcome visitors for an open house.  Informational brochures will be available, and visitors will be able to embark on self-guided tours. It's a chance to gain familiarity with two unique special libraries; resources that may come in handy the next time you encounter a patron interested in legal or musical research.

The Appellate Division Law Library (50 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604) is the flagship library of the New York State Unified Court System. Featuring 300,000 volumes, it also serves as the primary repository of appellate-level court records in YNS. It is also the only appellate-level court library in NYS that is open to the public.

The Sibley Music Library (27 Gibbs St. Rochester, NY 14604) of the Eastman School of Music is the largest music library affiliated with any college or university (U. of Rochester) in the United States. With holdings of nearly three-quarters of a million items, the Library offers vast resources for performance and research.

Getting Ready for the 2020 Census                                         

Program Slot #2 Thursday, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Convention Center - Highland B/J      

Libraries will play a critical role in the 2020 Census.  It's not too soon to learn about how you can be ready to help your patrons.                             

Lauren Moore, Pioneer Library System     

Click here to find all the new offerings at NYLA 2018!

2018 Keynote

Our Voices Together:  How Conversations Create Change
Thursday, November 8
9:00 AM- 10:15 AM
In 2009, the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Department of Public Health entered into an innovative program that started with an unusual partnership. This pairing resulted in the placement of a licensed social worker at the Main Library to link homeless patrons to housing and social services. [continuing reading]

Presented by:

Leah Esguerra is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is the nation's first full-time library social worker.  Esguerra was hired by the San Francisco Public Library in 2009 to do outreach to patrons in need of social services.  She is also an employee of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. [continue reading]
Jennifer Keys has been a Health and Safety Associate since May 2017 at the San Francisco Public Library.  She has been instrumental in linking over a hundred library patrons with community resources. [continue reading]

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!

Thank you to our Conference Curators!

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!

2018 Conference Co-Chair - Ellen Rubin
2018 Conference Co-Chair - Amanda Travis
CE Committee - Deanna DiCarlo

For Trade Show questions, please contact NYLA Marketing or call 518-432-6952 ext. 105.

Section Curators
ASLS Beth Lathrop
FLS Lisa Wemett
LAMS Amanda Perrine
PLS Sarah Clark
RASS Dana Tomlin
SMART Ed Elsner
SSL Stacey Rattner
YSS Krystina Dippel
SCLA Steven Alcalde
Round Table Curators
CORT Grace Riario
ESRT Cathy Chen
FILM Christopher Nelson
GIRT Mary Redmond
IFRT Frank McKenna
ILRT Kate Erwin
LAR Tom Vitale
LHRT Lorie Wies
MSRT Leah Hamilton
NMES Laurie Dreyer
PCRT Arielle Hessler
PLRT Deb Dennis
RLRT Andrea Snyder
Affiliate Curators
ESLN Jessica Philippe
PULISDO Susan Mitchell
SED / NYSL Frank Rees
SLSA Susanne Ford-Croghan
ULU Brian Hasbrouck
Center for the Book Rocco Staino
NY Black
Librarians Caucus
Sandra Echols


Future NYLA Conferences

2019: Saratoga Springs, November 13-16
2020: Saratoga Springs, November 4-7
2021: Syracuse, November 3-6

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