Long Island Library Conference postponed until 2023

When we were last in touch with you, we were hoping to see you on Thursday, May 12th of 2022 at our annual conference.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will be able to hold our conference in person in a way that will keep our attendees and vendors safe during the continuing COVID pandemic.  Because of this, the Long Island Library Committee, a joint committee of the Nassau County Library Association and The Suffolk County Library Association, has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference until May 11th of 2023.

While it may seem premature to be making the decision not to hold the conference in May, please understand that the planning required to put together our annual event takes over 10 months.   

Aside from outstanding programs, the Long Island Library Conference is known for providing the  opportunity to connect with current and past colleagues, to network, and to establish or strengthen relationships with vendors – all of which our attendees enjoy doing in person.  

In addition, the interactive nature of our conference floor makes it almost impossible for us to provide a virtual experience that would come even close to the quality to which you have become accustomed. 

We would rather postpone the conference until the following year, giving the public health situation more time to improve, so that we can bring you the quality programs, networking opportunities, and vendors you deserve – in person.

Again, we appreciate your loyalty, and are grateful to you for standing with us during this difficult and uncertain time in all our lives. We sincerely hope to see you all, up close and in person, on May 11, 2023.

~The Long Island Library Conference Committee

Missed Online Registration? Not to Worry!

You still can attend the conference, just come prepared! Same day registration must be paid by cash or check only. The fee is $100.00 per person.

Bring your cash or check to the On-site Registration Desk near the entrance of the exhibit area in the Melville Marriott. Registration will open at 8am.

Don’t delay: Program proposals for the 2019 Long Island Library Conference are open!

Have an idea or story that will light the way for your colleagues? Don’t delay: Program proposals for the 2019 Long Island Library Conference are open! The next Long Island Library Conference will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Melville Marriot. The conference theme for this year is “Lighting the Way.”

At this time, we are asking the Library Associations and Divisions to submit their proposed program offerings.

To assist in your planning, please note that the tentative schedule for the day is as follows:

8:00am – 8:30am Registration
8:00am – 9:00am Exhibits
9:00am – 10:00am Program Session I
10:00am – 10:30am Exhibits
10:30am – 11:30am Program Session II
11:30am – 12:30pm Exhibits
12:30pm – 2:30pm Buffet Lunch & Keynote
2:30pm – 3:00pm Exhibits
3:00pm – 4:00pm Program Session III

The guidelines and online sponsor form can be found on the website at https://libconference.org/programs/.

The sponsor form must be completed by December 31, 2018. Feel free to email lilcprograms@gmail.com with any questions.

Save the Date! Our Next Conference Will Be Held on May 9, 2019

After a brief rest, the all-volunteer conference planning committee will begin preparing for the 44th annual conference.  It takes a year to put the finishing touches on Long Island’s largest conference for those who work in and for libraries.

If you would like to join the planning committee, or would like information about exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference, please contact our chairperson, Stacey Mencher at smencher@syossetlibrary.org.

If you haven’t already, add your email to receive notifications as the 2019 conference takes shape.

 

Exhibit Space Is Sold Out, But Ad Space Is Still Available

The conference exhibit floor is sold out! There’s still time to reserve your space in our conference brochure but you must act quickly. Purchase your space by April 10 and submit your artwork by Monday, April 16 and your ad will be in the hands of every attendee and exhibitor at the conference. Click here for more information.