Annual Meeting 2017

Registration for the 2017 NCLS Annual Meeting is now open! Sign up today to let us know you'll be joining us on Thursday, September 28, at the Best Western in Watertown.

Schedule of Events

1:30 pm - Arrival/Registration (Registration will remain open until 5pm.)

2 pm - Keynote Address: Erica Freudenberger

3 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Directors Organization Meeting / Trustee Session: Everyone Serves Families with Young Children / NCLS Board Meeting

4:15 pm - Break

4:30 pm - Social Agency Speed Dating

5:30 pm - Dinner and Awards

NEW!! – We reserved a block of rooms through the Best Western for the Annual Meeting. The cost is $79.99/night. You will need to call the hotel directly to make reservations and mention “NC LIBRARY SYSTEM”. Due to the limited number of rooms available, please reserve your room by August 7, 2017. Call (315) 782-8000.

NCLS Awards

NCLS is currently accepting applications for Innovative Library Director, Outstanding Library Advocate, and Excellence in Customer Service awards. Submit your nominations today! The deadline for all three awards is Friday, September 1.

About Erica Freudenberger

Erica Freudenberger is a promiscuous collaborator, and the current Outreach & Engagement Consultant for the Southern Adirondack Library System. Erica was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2016. While director of the Red Hook Public Library, it was designated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal from 2013-2016, and was a finalist for the Best Small Library Award given by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2015, Erica worked with the Aspen Institute during the pilot program for Re-envisioning Public Libraries.

About the trustee session

Everyone Serves Families with Young Children: In this workshop, participants will take a critical look at how their own library's policies and procedures shape the experiences of families with young children.

About the Social Agency Speed Dating

Make connections with social agencies throughout our region to find better ways to serve library patrons.