Happy Holidays from the Conference Committee!

Hanukkah has begun, and Christmas is only 12 days away! Happy Holidays from the NJLA Conference Committee, and we hope that everyone’s holiday season brings them family, good food, and cheer.


Conference committee has braved the weather, snow and all, and met and discussed conference proposals before the holiday season. However, notices will not go out until sometime mid-January, and we cannot comment on whether proposals were accepted or not until then. This gives time for some proposals to be reworked, for sponsors to be added, and for speakers to be confirmed.


What we can say is that we had an amazing array of proposals this year, and it was a difficult choice. Thanks to “speaking freely,” we had slightly more than usual proposals from new voices, and there were some hard decisions that had to be made. The Conference committee is very excited about the 2018 NJLA Conference and its slate of programs, and we’re sure that you will be, too.


Be on the lookout in the new year for updates from sections about their programs for conference, the keynote announcements, and more!


Stacey Shapiro, NJLA Conference Committee