Annual Meeting 2018

Registration for the 2018 NCLS Annual Meeting is now open! Sign up today to let us know you'll be joining us on Monday, September 17 for a morning full of professional development and networking.

Register here!

Please note: The location and time of the NCLS Annual Meeting have changed for 2018. We will be kicking registration off at 9:30am at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown.

Schedule of Events

9:30am - Registration/Poster session: Make sure to arrive early and vote for the Innovative Library Program or Service Award, the very first NCLS award chosen by our member libraries. (Nominate your favorite innovative library program or service right here!)

10am - Keynote: Dr. Terry Kirchner of the Westchester Library System. Visionary boards build public libraries that successfully engage with their communities today and tomorrow. How well does your library serve its community today? How prepared is your library to engage with its community 10-20 years from now? Join us for a conversational discussion that explores resources and activities that can increase a board’s visionary skillset and help build sustainable, engaged libraries of the future.

11:15am - Brunch/Speeches/Awards: Enjoy a delicious brunch as NCLS Director Susan Mitchell shares a welcome message, followed by awards for member libraries.

1pm - Board Meeting Theater: Ever wonder if your board meetings could be better run?  Or if you could save time and still cover everything?  Or if it's okay to accept a tanning bed as a donation? Watch NCLS staff demonstrate a library board meeting, using their amazing acting skills to tackle issues trustees might face. After this hilarious, interactive presentation, you'll never look at library board meetings the same way again!

NCLS Awards

NCLS is currently accepting applications for Innovative Library Program or Service, Outstanding Library Advocate, and Excellence in Customer Service awards. Submit your nominations today! The deadline for all annual meeting awards is Wednesday, August 1.

Group Rate for Overnight Guests

For those interested in coming to Watertown the evening before the annual meeting, the Hilton Garden Inn is offering a special group rate ($119/night).