The 2020 Keynote Speaker
We are delighted to announce that author, literary critic, and “America’s librarian,” Nancy Pearl, will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference.
Nancy Pearl regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. She can be found on NPR’s Morning Edition and other news outlets talking about her favorite books. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally-recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee “Librarian Action Figure.”
Nancy is, first and foremost, a reader and has spent her life promoting reading as one of the most beneficial and joyful experiences anyone can have. You can visit her website to learn more: https://www.nancypearl.com/.
Past Keynote Speakers
Emily Esfahani Smith
Andrew Xia Fukuda
Richard Paul Evans