Annual Meeting 2018

The Board of Trustees of
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

proudly presents
Southeastern’s 51st Annual Meeting

Friday, June 1st from 9:00am - 1:00pm
This year's meeting will be held at
Vassar College, Villard Room in the Main Building
Featuring James LaRue, Director Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association and Executive Director, The Freedom to Read Foundation, who will present a keynote presentation on Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice, and the Signs of the Times.

Intellectual freedom is one of the core values of librarianship. But it hasn’t always been so. And it has been facing new challenges lately. Today, not only books are challenged. Libraries, schools, and universities have been attacked for their programs, exhibits, displays, and even databases. How should today’s librarians navigate a world in which there is both support for social justice, and profound attempts to silence dissent?

Schedule of Events:

9:00am  Continental breakfast, registration, and vendor displays
9:30am  Welcome remarks by Tessa Killian, Executive Director, Southeastern
9:45am  Business meeting, committee recognition, and Twila Snead Award presentation by Mary Ellen Leimer, Board of Trustees President, Southeastern
10:45am Keynote Presentation by James LaRue “Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice, and the Signs of the Times”
12:00pm  Lunch & networking opportunities
1:00pm  Optional tours of Vassar College

Annual Meeting Cost:
(This event is partially subsidized by Southeastern and our sponsors)

  •  Southeastern NY Library Council Members ($25.00)
  •  Members of Mid-Hudson Library System ($25.00)
  •  Members of Ramapo-Catskill Library System ($25.00)
  •  Members of a BOCES School Library ($25.00)
  •  Members of another ESLN Council ($25.00)
  •  Non-Members ($40.00)  

Registration closes on May 25! Sign up today!

About James LaRue
James LaRue is director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Author of "The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges," LaRue was a public library director for many years, as well as a weekly newspaper columnist and cable TV host. In 2014, the Trustees of the Douglas County Library named a library after him, and he's not even dead yet. He has written, spoken, and consulted on leadership and organizational development, community engagement, and the future of libraries.


Accommodations for the meeting have been made possible in part by our generous sponsors: