NYLA 2021 Annual Conference
& Trade Show - Libraries: We're ALL In!

Wednesday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 6th
Syracuse, NY



Registration opens August 1, 2021!

In-person? Virtual? BOTH!

The NYLA Annual Conference will take place Wednesday, November 3 – Saturday, November 6 at the OnCenter in Syracuse.  (For those keeping track it has been 24 years since the NYLA conference was held in Syracuse! 1997)

NYLA2021 will hold all the programs and activities you know and love about the NYLA conference, and we will be meeting or exceeding all safety protocols to ensure that everyone remains safe throughout the event.

Recognizing that some members of the library community may not be comfortable or available to attend an in-person NYLA conference this year; and building on what we learned about delivering a virtual conference in 2020, NYLA is also mounting a virtual conference.

The 2021 NYLA VIRTUAL Conference will take place on Thursday, October 28, and Friday, October 29.  This two-day event will include live virtual programs, as well as a catalog of pre-recorded OnDemand content.

Those who register for the in-person conference will automatically be registered for full access to the preceding virtual conference.

In order to accommodate ‘comfortable capacities’ for our program, some content will be delivered during the virtual conference and some in-person. While some of the content from the in-person conference may be recorded and made available online at a later date, none of the in-person events will be live-streamed.


Conference: The Oncenter Convention Center at 800 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

Hotel Accommodations: Syracuse Marriott Downtown at 100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Our NYLA2021 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!

NYLA President - Claudia Depkin
NYLA Past President - Jennifere Cannell
2021 Conference Chair - Amanda Travis
2021 Conference Associate Chair - Ellen Rubin
CE Committee - Claire Lovell

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

Section Curators

ASLS - Angela Hackstadt
FLS - Kerstin Cruger
LAMS - Lisa Kropp
LTAS - Suszanne Stockman
PLS - Natalie Hurteau
RASS - Nate Heyer
SMART - Edward Elsner
SSL - Annarose Foley
YSS - Amy Relyea
SCLA - Casey Fehn

Round Table Curators

CORT - Andrea Snyder
ESRT -  Rio Aucena
FILM - Phil Poggiali
IFRT -  Frank McKenna
ILRT - Kate Erwin
LAR - Casey Conlin
LGBTQIART - Tom Vitale
LHRT - Michael Walsh
M&PRRT - Amanda Lowe
MSRT - Deb Dennis
NMN - Kristin Charles-Scarinig
NYBLC - Rebecca Rodd
PCRT - Rosemary Kiladitis
RLRT - Jessica Pacciotti
START - Geoff Kirkpatrick
SRRT - Katie Scott-Childress

Affiliate Curators

ESLN -  Jessica Philippe
PULISDO - Christian Zabriskie
SED/NYSL - Frank Rees
SLSA - Susanne Ford-Croghan
ULU - Rosemary Kiladitis

Future NYLA Conferences

2022: Saratoga Springs, November 2-5
2023: Saratoga Springs, November 1-4

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

NYLA Code of Conduct

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