NYLA provides a wide array of continuing education opportunities ranging from our Annual Conference and Trade Show to Regional Institutes and online courses.
Annual Conference and Trade Show
The Annual Conference and Trade Show held in October/November is the largest state library association conference on the East Coast. Featuring a wide variety of programs, special events, networking opportunities, and vendor displays, the Annual Conference and Trade Show offers educational opportunities for all segments of the library community.
Regional Institutes & e-Institute Webinars
NYLA Regional Institutes, both full- and half-day workshops, are offered across the state and focus on current hot topics and bring the most popular Conference workshops to your region. The Institutes can also be custom designed for the needs of particular library systems or libraries.
Leadership and Management Academy
The New York Library Association's Library Leadership and Management Academy is an educational program for emerging leaders in the library profession. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge they need to advance up the career ladder in library management.
Enrollment in the Library Leadership and Management Academy is currently closed. Enrollement will open in July 2019.
YSS Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership Academy (EALA)
The YSS Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership Academy is a 7 month program is specifically designed for YS Providers who are interested in developing their leadership skills for personal and professional advancement.
Library Skills Academy
This certificate, non-credit Library Skills Academy is offered on the same day over the course of three weeks (e.g. three consecutive Tuesdays), each class is six hours long (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM), and is offered in conjunction with Public Library Systems. It is open to individuals already working or newly hired in libraries, or people interested in working in libraries. To receive a certificate from the community college, the individual must complete the entire 18 hour program.
Submitting Proposals to Conduct Professional Development Workshops
NYLA accepts proposals from subject-area experts who wish to conduct workshops at our Annual Conference or our Regional Institutes. More information is available on our workshop proposal page.
State Education Requirements
Attendance at NYLA’s Annual Conference and other professional development opportunities help meet these requirements, plus we keep track of all your NYLA CE hours and can provide you with the documentation you need to keep your certification.
NYLA CE Calendar
Thanks to the efforts of the 2015-2016 NYLA Continuing Education Committee (CEC), an online calendar has been established to serve as a listing for all library-related professional development opportunities.
In order for this tool to function, it is reliant upon content submissions.
Finding the calendar, and linking to it is easy:
(It is also linked to from the bottom of the events listing on the lower-right of the NYLA homepage.)
Adding your programs to the calendar is equally easy – Directions for Submitting an Event
One point of clarification – the calendar is intended to catalog professional development for those working in the library community – it is not intended for patron programs, or events targeted at the general public.
Thanks in advance to all those who help this endeavor succeed by submitting events, or sharing and promoting the calendar.