Annual Meeting 2018

The Board of Trustees of
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

proudly presents
Southeastern’s 51st Annual Meeting
Registration is now closed.

already registered? You should have received a confirmation email on Wednesday.

Parking and Campus Map

During our meeting on June 1, you can park in any non-reserved space on campus or on Raymond Avenue, and a permit is not required.

We will be meeting in the Villard Room, which is inside the Main Building.
A campus map is online here. The Main Building is #27 on the downloadable map.

The best access to the Main Building through the Main Gate. If spaces are available, you may use visitor parking along the main campus road. Accessible parking is available in front of the building, and spots for our gruop will be reserved with cones. If these spots are full, there is ample parking in the North Lot, which is 1/3 of a mile from the main building.

Parking near the building fills quickly,
give yourself enough time to park and walk!

If you have difficulty with mobility and the nearby spots are full, you can park in the North Lot and call security - (845) 437-5200 - to ask for a ride to the Main Building.

The Villard Room is on the second floor of the Main Building, the building that is pictured above.

Event Details

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:

8:30am  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


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: