NYLA 2022 Annual Conference
& Trade Show - Back to The Future!

Wednesday, November 2nd - Saturday, November 5th
Saratoga Springs, NY

The NYLA  Annual Conference will take place Wednesday, November 2nd – Saturday, November 5th at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs.

Message from NYLA President, Beth Merkle

It is an exciting time for our library association and we are optimistic about NYLA’s future – and the future of our members and members' libraries. The past two years have taught us that change is inevitable and humbling and that our strength is in coming together to rethink, rework, and reinvent what we have known. Together we have weathered the storm. Together in Saratoga Springs, we will get back to something we used to do all the time – thinking about the future:

Let’s get back to that. Let’s get… Back to the Future.

Attention NYLA Members

If you are a member of NYLA and non-member pricing is the only option you have in your conference registration form, please contact the Membership Services Coordinator, Lauren Hoyt, at 518-432-6952 X104 or email her at membership@nyla.org prior to completing your registration. Thank you!

Looking for a PDF Version of the Programming Schedule?

Click here for the PDF version of the programming schedule!

Upcoming Deadlines

Registration for the Trade Show is open until October 15. Information can be found on the Trade Show tab above.

Conference registration rates can be found on the Conference Registration tab above.

Information on the hotel block at the NYLA Discount can be found on the Hotel Accomodations & Registration page.


Conference: Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hotel Accommodations: The Saratoga Hilton at 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866                         

Program Proposals are CLOSED!

Thank you for taking the time to submit a program proposal for the 2022 NYLA Annual Conference & Trade Show. At this time, submissions are CLOSED. Please refer to the below timeline to learn the next steps. If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Travis, NYLA Conference Chair, at atravis@nopl.org

Important Materials 

NYLA Annual Conference Proposal Review Guidelines

Program Proposal Submission Timeline

Our NYLA2022 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 - Beth Merkle
NYLA Past President -  Barbara Stripling
2021 Conference Chair - Amanda Travis
CE Committee - Claire Lovell

For Trade Show questions, please contact NYLA Marketing or call 518-432-6952 ext. 105. For Conference questions, please email events@nyla.org or call 518-432-6952 ext. 103.

Section Curators

ASLS - Julia Corrice
FLS - Lisa Wemett
LAMS - Casey Conlin
LTAS - Robin Donovan
PLS - Joe Burke & Michelle La Voie
IDEAS (formerly RASS) - Nate Heyer
SMART - Julie DeLaney
SSL - Annarose Foley
YSS - Sarah Heukrath
SCLA - Tom Vitale

Round Table Curators

CORT - Andrea Snyder
ESRT -  Indira Mukherjee
FILM - Phil Poggiali
IFRT -  Frank McKenna
ILRT - Amy Handfield
LAR - Krishna Horrigan
LGBTQIART - Tom Vitale
LHRT - Barney Levantino
M&PRRT - Kristen Thornton-DeStafeno
MSRT - Nick Tanzi
NMN - Arielle Hessler
NYBLC - Taina Evans
RLRT - Vince Sperrazza
START - Geoff Kirkpatrick
CLWCRT - Elizabeth Portillo 

Affiliate Curators

ESLN -  Claire Lovell
SED/NYSL - Frank Rees
SLSA - Susanne Ford-Croghan
ULU - Rosemary Kiladitis

Future NYLA Conferences

2023: Saratoga Springs, November 1-4
2024: Syracuse, November 6-9
2025: Saratoga Springs, November 5-8
2026: Saratoga Springs, November 4-7
2027: Syracuse, October 27-30

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

NYLA Code of Conduct

Click here to view conference archives.