The 2020 Long Island Library Conference has been Cancelled

For the last several weeks, the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations and the Long Island Library Conference Committee have been monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, hoping it would be possible to hold the Long Island Library Conference on schedule and safely.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this year’s conference in order to ensure the health and safety of our community of attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and supporters. We hope that all program speakers, vendors, and registrants will adjust their schedules and be with us on Thursday, May 13th 2021 at the Melville Marriott. Should the new date not permit your participation, please contact the committee.

We thank you for your patience during these challenging times and appreciate your cooperation. The Committee looks forward to seeing you next year and is putting renewed energy into planning a great conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note the following information regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Long Island Library Conference as there have been some changes to the previous plan:

I am a registered attendee, do I need to cancel my registration?

No. All attendee registrations are cancelled. Registrations will not be carried over to next year’s Conference. Bills for invoices will not be issued.

If you have already paid, you will receive a full refund. Regardless of your payment method, NYLA will issue you a refund by check and you will receive it by mail. Due to the circumstances we do not have any information on when refunds will be processed. We appreciate your patience. If your payment was submitted but has not already been processed, it will not be processed. If you are unsure, please check your bank statement to verify.

I am a speaker, do I need to cancel my participation?

No. You do not need to cancel your participation with us. We hope that you will be able to present at the 2021 conference. If that date does not permit your participation, please contact your arranger.

I am an exhibiting association or division, do I need to cancel my table request?

No. At this time you do not need to cancel your participation with us. We will simply roll over your request to next year’s event. We truly appreciate your participation and cooperation during this crisis.

I am an exhibiting company, do I need to cancel my booth or sponsorship?

All exhibiting companies are being emailed separately with additional information and instructions pertaining to their booth due to the cancellation of this year’s conference.

We encourage you to visit the following sites for updates and advice on the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control

NYS Department of Health

Nassau County Department of Health

Important Nassau County Links and Information from Laura Curran

Steve Bellone Suffolk County COVID-19 Updates