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.

Last Call For Early-bird Discount for Exhibitors

Act by Friday, January 5 to secure your place and save $50! Basic booth space is $575 until January 5 but increases to $625 after January 5, 2018.  As you plan your participation at Long Island’s largest library-related conference, consider maximizing your presence by purchasing ad space or taking advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities.

Early-bird Registration Is Now Open

Get your 2018 off to a great start by registering for the Long Island Library Conference at our early-bird rate! This year, the library community will be going “Together Towards Tomorrow,” after experiencing a day packed with informative programs, opportunities to meet vendors, and an inspirational talk by our keynote speaker, Emily Esfahani Smith.

Click here to register!

Program Submission Deadline Extended

You now have until January 31, 2018 to submit a proposal for a program for our May 3, 2018 conference. The Conference Committee invites program proposals on all areas of librarianship, but we are especially interested in proposals that align with the 2018 theme, “Together Towards Tomorrow.”  Click here to open the link to our Google form to submit your proposal.

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the 2018 Program Chair, Alexandra Janvey at LILCPrograms@gmail.com.

Submit Your Program Proposals

The next Long Island Library Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Melville Marriot. The conference theme for this year is “Together Towards Tomorrow.”

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, 2017. Feel free to email lilcprograms@gmail.com with any questions.

Save the Date: May 3, 2018!

Make sure to mark your calendars: The 2018 Long Island Library Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  We are already working on providing a day filled with innovative and informational programs as well as networking opportunities, as we all move “Together Towards Tomorrow“!

Exhibitor registration will open in November, and this year we will be offering corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Check back here for more news as the date approaches.

Save the Date for the 2018 Conference!

We hope that you had an enjoyable day of learning and networking, and that your experience will help you “Reach for the Stars,” however you define them!

Make sure to mark your calendars: The 2018 Long Island Library Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Check back here for more news as the date approaches.