PLS Events


NYLA Annual Conference

2017 - Saratoga Springs

Visit the PLS booth at the Trade Show for some awesome swag!


2017 PLS Special Conference Events:

PLS Author! Author! 
Thursday, November 9 5:30 - 7:30 PM Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway 

PLS is thrilled to host author Lisa Ko at the beautiful Northshire Bookstore! Join us to hear her speak about The Leavers, hailed in Publisher’s Weekly as a timely, “fresh and moving look at the immigrant experience” (Starred Review). Tickets are $35 for NYLA members and $45 for non-members, and include appetizers and cocktails.

PLS Membership Meeting: Leadership Level-Up! 
Friday, November 10, 4:15 - 5:15 PM 

Join PLS for our annual meeting and awards ceremony, and level up your leadership game with a lightning round discussion of key challenges and opportunities in our current professional landscape. Speakers: Claudia Depkin, Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library Erica Freudenberger, Southern Adirondack Library System Evelyn Neale, Colonie Town Library Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System  

2017 PLS Conferece Programs

Legal Issues in Financing & Building Libraries
Thursday, November11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert Schofield and Ellen Bach, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Making It Rain, Writing Killer Grants
Friday, November 10, 9:00  - 10:00 AM
Speakers: Eli Guinnee, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and Erica Freudenberger, Southern Adirondack Library System

Breaking Down Barriers by Rethinking Fines
Friday, November 10, 9:00  - 10:00 AM
Speakers: Patricia Uttaro, Rochester Public Library; Katie Hayduke and Becky Maguire, Onondaga County Public Library System

Staff Training for Success
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Speakers: Jennifer Bollerman, Patchogue Medford Library and Ron Kirsop, Pioneer Library System

Hooray for Social Justice!
Saturday, November 11, 10:45 - 11:45 AM
Speakers: Margo Gustina, Southern Tier Library System and Eli Guinnee, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System

Past Annual Conferences

2016 - Saratoga Springs

2015 - Lake Placid

2014 - Saratoga Springs

2013 - Niagara Falls

2012 - Saratoga Springs

2011 - Saratoga Springs

2010 - Saratoga Springs

2009 — Niagara Falls

2008 — Saratoga Springs

2007 — Buffalo

PLS Spring Conferences

2018 - TBD

2016 - Poughkeepsie, June 10, 2016

2013 Hyde Park, May 3, 2013

2011 White Plains, April 15, 2011

2010 Ithaca, NY, April 30, 2010