Meet the 2023 Keynote Speaker 

We are delighted to announce that author and “Roving Grammarian” Ellen Jovin will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Long Island Library Conference.

Ellen is an internationally acclaimed grammar and language expert. She is the author of four books on language, including 2022’s Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian, which details her journey of visiting over 45 states with her pop-up grammar advice table.       

Ellen has a B.A. in German studies from Harvard University and an M.A. in comparative literature from UCLA.

Find out more about Ellen and her adventures here.

Attendee Registration Is Now Open!

Get your 2023 off to a great start by registering for the Long Island Library Conference!


Attendee: $75

Student: $45

Day Of: $125

Group Registration

Registering multiple attendees at once is possible. NYLA, SCLA, and NCLA credentials are not necessary.

 Payment Options

Cash, check, credit, PayPal, Google Pay, and invoice payments can be made.


Payment is non-refundable, but registrations can be transferred to someone else.

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2023 LILC Program Submissions Deadline Approaching

A reminder to submit those program proposals!

The guidelines and online submission form can be found on our website at

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2023 Long Island Library Conference is December 31, 2022.

Feel free to email with any questions!

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Is Now Open!

The last three conferences have sold out; act now to secure your place at Long Island’s largest conference for the library community! 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

Submit Your Program Proposals for the 2023 Conference

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

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2023 Long Island Library Conference is December 31, 2022. Feel free to email with any questions.

Nancy Pearl – Author, Literary Critic, and “America’s Librarian”

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. 

Save the Date! Our Next Conference Will Be Held on May 11, 2023

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

Check back here for more news as the date approaches.

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