The Conference Committee Mourns the Passing of Deidre Goode

With deep sadness the Long Island Library Conference Committee mourns the passing of Deidre Goode.

She was the 2015 Chairperson of the Long Island Library Conference.

Diedre was the Department Head of Children’s Services of the Great Neck Library and received her Master of Library and Information Science from Queens College.

We will remember Deidre’s vibrant spirit, wonderful sense of humor and her signature laugh.

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:

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

No. At this time you do not need to cancel your registration with us. We will roll over all attendee registration to next year’s conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 13th 2021.

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

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

All exhibiting companies have been emailed separately with additional information and instructions pertaining to their booth due to this year’s conference being cancelled.

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

Early Bird Registration for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference ends on Friday!

Registration for the 45th Long Island Library Conference will be increasing in price after March 6th. Be a savvy shopper and save yourself (or your library) some money and sign up by end-of-day on Friday.

Be sure to reserve your spot to hear Nancy Pearl give the keynote address and present her “Doorways to Reading” program. Click here to register and please see the attached flyer for rates and additional details.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Association Registration Is Now Open

Nassau and Suffolk County library associations are invited to apply to have a booth at the Long Island Library Conference. More information about staffing a booth is available here.

If you are interested in requesting a booth for your association, please complete the online form.  
Click here to access the form.

Questions? Email Melanie Cardone Leathers at lilcassoc@gmail.com.

 

Early Bird Registration for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference is Open!

Happy New Year!

Why not get the year off to a good start and register for the Long Island Library Conference?  It’s never too early to reserve your spot to hear Nancy Pearl speak.
Click here to take advantage of early-bird pricing.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Don’t Delay! Submit Your Program Proposals for the 2020 Conference

Don’t forget to get those program proposals in soon! The conference theme for this year is “A Vision for the Future” and the deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.

Further program proposal guidelines can be found here.

Use the LILC Google Form to submit your proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the 2020 Program Chair, Jeff Baker at LILCPrograms@gmail.com.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Is Now Open!

The last few conferences have sold out; act now to secure your place at Long Island’s largest conference for the library community! If you register by January 3, 2020, you will save $50 off your booth space. For more information and to register, visit our Exhibitor Registration page.

Want to make more of an impact or can’t send a representative? Take out an ad in our conference guide or become a sponsor.

For more information about ads and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit our Ads/Sponsorships page or contact Brian Adams at LILCChair@gmail.com or 631-757-4200 x120.

Be part of the 2020 conference, where New York’s library community will be discussing A Vision for the Future.

Call for 2020 Program Proposals

The 2020 Long Island Library Conference will be on May 14, 2020 at the Melville Marriott. The Conference Committee invites program proposals on all areas of librarianship. We are especially interested in proposals that align with the 2020 theme, “A Vision for the Future

Conference programs should be 60 minutes long, with the anticipation of 45 minutes of content, and 10 minutes of Q&A.

Proposal Evaluation
The Long Island Library Conference Committee will evaluate all proposals submitted by the deadline using the following criteria:

  • Keep titles clear and concise. Titles that run on too long will be shortened by the committee.
  • Merit and clarity of the 100-word program description
  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Completeness of the proposal
  • Originality of proposed topic
  • Diversity of speakers and topics
    All proposals will be considered in the context of the overall structure of the conference and availability of time slots for proposed sessions.

Proposal Submission
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference is December 31, 2019. Use the LILC Google Form to submit your proposal.
If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the 2020 Program Chair, Jeff Baker at LILCPrograms@gmail.com.

Other Important Guidelines
INTERNET: Wireless Internet will be provided in all program rooms.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Long Island Library Conference Committee does not make travel arrangements for speakers and presenters. Presenters and/or the sponsors are responsible for making these arrangements.
SPEAKER REGISTRATION FEES: Only 2 presenters from each program will receive complimentary registration. These complementary presenters DO NOT have to register for the conference through the website. Their names will be given directly to registration by the Programs Chair. All other presenters beside the complimentary 2 are required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.
EQUIPMENT: The Marriott will provide internet access and items such as projectors, screens, microphones, tables, lecterns, etc. Laptops will not be provided. Speakers or sponsors will be required to bring their own laptops. Speakers will be responsible for providing ANY adapters, dongles, cables OR other accessories necessary for the connection of their equipment.
SPONSOR: All programs for the conference require a sponsoring group (individual libraries and companies cannot sponsor programs). A list of possible divisions and committees that can act as sponsors can be found on the NCLA and SCLA websites. NCLA website: https://ncla.info/ SCLA website: http://scla.net/