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NJLA Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE and prepare to SPEAK FREELY at the 2018 NJLA Conference. We'll be back at the Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's on Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1, 2018.

Each and every year, NJLA and NJASL invites all types of librarians and library workers, supporters and vendors to participate in engaging discussion, thoughtful workshops and presentations, networking and professional development during this three-day conference. On this website, you'll find information for those interested in planning and submitting programs, details for Conference attendees, and information for vendors, nonprofit organizations and potential sponsors (please review the Exhibitors tab).

The 2018 New Jersey Library Association Conference theme is a big one. Speak Freely comes at a time when we all need to feel comfortable and confident in expressing ourselves, and it also recognizes the need for all library workers and supporters across the state, regardless of library type, to feel valued within NJLA -- this is truly YOUR association. Only proposals received by November 10, 2017 were eligable for consideration. The Conference Committee will review proposals in early December with communication of acceptances in January 2018. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the wealth and diversity of knowledge, experience and creativity that will come from our speakers and programs!

Need to know more or can't find what you're looking for? Please review our FAQ page for help.

The Chairs of the 2018 Conference Committee are Kate Jaggers (Piscataway Public Library), Adriana Mamay (Middlesex County College Library) and Emily Witkowski (Maplewood Public Library). Email us at njlaconference@njlamembers.org.