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Countdown to the 26th Annual Conference!

We are less than ONE MONTH away from the 26th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. This year’s theme is Design the Experience: Risk & Reward. It will take place on October 26 & 27, 2017 at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park

Registration is now open.

Presenting our Thursday evening keynote speaker:


Paulette Brinka, Assistant Professor Suffolk County Community College discussing: “Fake News – the often fraught relationship between politicians and the Fourth Estate.”

And our Friday lineup includes:

Emily Drabinski, Library Journal Mover & Shaker and LIU Brooklyn professor, presenting: “Shifting Shelves: Time Place, and the Politics of Library Space.”

David Favaloro, Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Tenement Museum and Hebrew Technical Institute Research Fellow, discussing “Harnessing the Power of History”: Connecting Past and Present at the Tenement Museum.

Les Bluestone, Blue Sea Development Co-Founder and Recipient of the Center for Active Design Award, presenting:“Designing for Health”: Exploring How Health is Affected by the Built Environment.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Shari Lee Presents “Creating Authentic Teen Spaces in Public Libraries” at LILC

This year’s 2014 Long Island Library Conference marked the 39th year of bringing Nassau and Suffolk counties together for an island-wide conference and LILRC participated by sponsoring the program, Creating Authentic Teen Spaces in Public Libraries, which was presented by Shari Lee, Assistant Professor, St. John’s University.

In her talk, Shari spoke about the issues regarding teen spaces in public libraries and the current research on how design elements affect human behavior and how this applies to the library setting–specifically teen spaces.  She discussed how often times, teen spaces in public libraries are “teen spaces” in name only.  The end result is that many of these spaces fail to function as spaces that accommodate teens in a meaningful way.

Shari’s presentation demonstrated the significance of space design for teens and the important of serving this age-group in libraries.  If you missed out, take a look at the presentation slides:

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Click image for presentation slides (PDF)




NYLA 2012 Annual Conference Early Bird Rates End August 17th

Don’t miss out on NYLA’s Continuing Education programs being offered at the NYLA Conference in November!!

The sessions will be offered on Wednesday November 7 (regular Conference programming begins on Thursday).  Remember – attendance at NYLA’s Annual Conference and other professional development opportunities help meet the State Education requirements and we keep track of all your NYLA CE hours and can provide you with the documentation you need to keep your certification.

Last chance for Early Bird rates is Friday, August 17th!

Click here to register now.