Submit Your Program Proposals for the 2019 Conference

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

The sponsor form must be completed by December 31, 2018. Feel free to email 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

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


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 $90.00 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.

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.

We’re Partnering With Island Harvest Again!

Island Harvest will be collecting non-perishable foods in collection boxes at the front entrance of the Melville Marriott.  As we go Together Towards Tomorrow, please help us nourish our communities with donations of food, to complement the “food for thought” that libraries provide.