Previous Conferences

2022: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

47th Annual Conference
Chair: Chrissie Morrison
Location: Rivers Casino // Schenectady, NY
Keynote Speaker: Chris Crutcher

2022 Conference Brochure

2021: Virtual Spring Conference

46th Annual Conference
Chair: Angela Newman
Location: Virtual Conference

Morning Keynote: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and Lisa Kropp
Luncheon Speaker: Ellen Oh

2020: Stone Soup: Stronger Libraries Through Inclusion and Collaboration

Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
45th annual conference
Chair: Angela Newman
Location: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel // Clayton, NY
Morning Keynote: Ellen Oh, author and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books

2020 Conference Brochure

2019: Through the Looking Glass

44th Annual Conference
Chair: Liz Anastasi
Location: Doubletree Hotel // Tarrytown, NY
Morning Keynote: Dr. Kimberly Parker, Literacy Advocate & Educator
Luncheon Speaker: Susan Kuklin

2019 Conference Brochure

2018: New York Libraries are for Everyone

43rd Annual Conference
Chair: Jennifer Burke
Location: Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center // Syracuse, NY
Morning Keynote: Rebecca McCorkindale - Hafuboti blog author and creator of "Libraries are for Everyone" artwork
Luncheon Speaker: Tamora Pierce

2018 Conference Brochure
2018 Conference Programs and Materials

2017: Out of the Box

42nd Annual Conference
Chair: Amanda Schiavulli
Location: State Theatre // Ithaca, NY
Morning Keynote: Sue Kowalski
Luncheon Speakers: Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

2017 Conference Brochure
2017 Workshop Handouts

2016: Find Your Stride

41st Annual Conference
Chair: Liz Liddington
Locatin: Desmond Hotel // Albany, NY
Morning Keynote: Jarrett Krosoczka
Luncheon Speaker: Bruce Coville

2016 Conference Brochure
2016 Workshop Handouts

2015: Inform, Inspire, Ignite!

40th Annual Conference
Chair: Deborah Hempe
Location: Islandia Marriot Long Island // Islandia, NY
Morning Keynote: Pam Sandlian-Smith
Luncheon Speaker: Matt Phelan

2015 Conference Brochure
2015 Workshop Handouts

2014: Everything is New Every Minute

39th annual conference
Chair: Terry Rabideau
Location: Crowne Plaza White Plains // White Plains, NY
Morning Keynote: Roger Sutton
Luncheon Speaker: Steve Sheinkin

2014 Conference Brochure
2014 Workshop Handouts

2013: Among the Readers and Beyond

38th Annual Conference
Chair: Cathy Henderson
Location: Holiday Inn Rochester Airport // Rochester, NY
Morning Keynote: Amy Dickinson
Luncheon Speaker: Margaret Peterson Haddix

2013 Conference Brochure

2012: Diverse Communities

37th Annual Conference
Chair: Laura Panter
Location: Holiday Inn Long Island Islip Airport // Ronkonkoma, NY
Morning Keynote: Maria Middleton
Luncheon Speaker: Rita Williams-Garcia

2012 Conference Brochure
2012 Workshop Handouts

2011: Libraries in Bloom

36th annual conference
Chair: Lisa Wemett
Location: Holiday Inn Rochester Airport // Rochester, NY
Morning Keynote: Elizabeth Burns
Luncheon Speaker: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

2011 Conference Brochure

2010: Back to Basics

35th Annual Conference
Chair: Chris McGinty
Location: Holiday Inn // Albany, NY

2009: A Kaleidoscope of Ideas

34th Annual Conference
Chair: Liz O'Toole
The Inn on the Lake // Canandaigua, NY
Morning Keynote: Linda Sue Park
Luncheon Speaker: Vivian Vande Velde

2009 Conference Brochure

2008: Transformations

33rd Annual Conference
Melville Marriott // Melville (Long Island), NY
Speakers: Monica Wellington and Alix Flinn

2008 Conference Brochure