Getting to the 2017 NJLA Conference: everything you need to know (but were afraid to ask...)

So you’ve registered for the NJLA 2017 Conference...what’s next?

(Haven’t registered yet? Don’t forget to register by March 25th to take advantage of Early Bird prices! Click here for more info about registration:

It’s time to plan how you’ll be getting to Conference and where you’ll be staying while there!

We’ve made it simple for you by breaking the essentials down into one handy rates, parking, ride & room share opportunities, and more.

See below for more details on how to plan the logistics of your Conference experience so that you can focus your energies on the fun stuff: planning your Conference schedule & social events so that you can make the most of your Conference experience!


Harrah's is holding rooms for NJLA Conference attendees in the Waterfront Tower, at a guaranteed price of $157.59 per night (taxes & fees included), as long as you book by April 2, 2017

There are many super benefits to booking within the NJLA Conference block! Here are a few to spark your enthusiasm:

  • It illustrates to the venue that NJLA is an organization they’d be happy to host again and reflects positively on our library association. Your support means a lot to NJLA, and contributes to the services we are able to provide to you as members of this incredible association.

  • Booking inside the NJLA block guarantees you a room in the Waterfront Tower, which has been recently renovated and is adjacent to the Conference Center for the ultimate convenience.

  • Staying overnight enhances attendees’ overall Conference experience by allowing plenty of opportunities for informal networking and meaningful connections with your colleagues across the state!

In addition to the $124 base rate, all rooms will be charged a discounted daily resort fee ($10.00+tax per night, reduced from $20), room tax (13.875%), state tourism fee ($2.00 per night) and a room assessment fee ($3.00 per night), which equals a grand total of $157.59 per room per night. Please note that the automated confirmation you will receive when booking online will NOT include the daily resort fee ($11.39 per night per room, including tax) or any incidentals, which will be charged upon arrival at the hotel.

Make a long weekend of it...WEEKEND IN ATLANTIC CITY!!! The above-listed room rate has been extended to all Conference attendees who book in our block for up to three days prior to April 24, 2017 and three days following April 26, 2017 (subject to availability), giving you the option to extend your time at Harrah’s at the Conference rate.

Book your room online:

Or by phone: 1-888-516-2215 (Mention "Library Association" or code SH04LA7)


  • Conference attendees who will be staying at the hotel overnight AND booked in the NJLA block receive complimentary valet and self-parking!

  • Daytrippers can pick up a parking coupon when checking in at the Conference Registration Desk for discounted parking rates: $10 for valet parking or $5 for parking in the self-park garage.


Don't let cost hold you back from getting the most out of your conference experience!

  • The NJLA Conference Committee is once again offering to assist in arranging roommate matching & ride-share opportunities for our attendees through the NJLA Conference App. More details coming soon!

  • Another option is to reach out to colleagues through social media and regional listservs to find attendees that are interested in sharing rides or rooms! This may be your best bet for finding someone heading to Conference from your area.

For more detailed information about the logistics of getting to Conference, please visit the HOTEL & TRAVEL page of the Conference website:

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns regarding the logistics of planning your Conference experience. Send us an email at and we will do our best to help out!

Jenny Zbrizher and the 2016-2017 Conference Committee