Previous Conferences

2021: Virtual Spring Conference

46th Annual Conference
Chair: Angela Newman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Albany, NY
More info coming soon!

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