Program proposal submissions are now open! The theme for this year’s conference is “Reunited;” however, program proposals do not have to relate to this year’s theme as we welcome all program ideas on a variety of topics.
Library Associations and Divisions are invited to submit their proposed program offerings.
The guidelines and online submission form can be found on the website at https://libconference.org/programs/.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2023 Long Island Library Conference is December 31, 2022. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions.
We are excited to announce that noted literary critic and “America’s Librarian” Nancy Pearl will be the 2023 keynote speaker for the Long Island Library Conference. Nancy is a lifelong reader and supporter of libraries. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and on her monthly “Book Lust with Nancy Pearl” show on the Seattle Channel. Her most recent accolade is the “Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community” presented to her by the National Book Foundation in 2021.
The committee is excited to announce that the 2023 Long Island Library Conference will be held in person on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Melville Marriott. We’re working hard to provide a day filled with informational programs, great speakers, and networking opportunities and are looking forward to being “Reunited” with all of our attendees.
Submissions for program proposals are now open. Further guidelines can be found here. Use the LILC Google Form to submit your proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the 2023 Program Chair, Jeff Baker at LILCPrograms@gmail.com.
Check back here for more news as the date approaches.
Start planning your day with our Programs-At-A-Glance schedule. Full descriptions with speaker information are available here.
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.
Nancy Pearl – Author, Literary Critic, and “America’s Librarian”
Visit our Keynote Speaker page to learn more.
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.
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.
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/