2022 Leatherstocking Conference And Technology Showcase: Honoring All Stories

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  • Registration Information:

    All attendees must register on MLP before October 13, 2023. 

    The registration fee of $75 is now CoSerable.  If your district would like to CoSer the cost of the conference, please fill out the highlighted portions of the quote below.  Have your business official or superintendent sign the quote and then we can move forward with an adjustment to service. Reach out to us for a quote.

    You can also pay via a check made out to OHM BOCES. 

    Please send all registration payment information to:

    OHM BOCES c/o School Library System

    502 Court St. 3rd Floor

    Utica, NY 13502


    Vendor inquires please contact Sue Leblanc.   Hotel Information: For hotel rooms at Delta Hotel, please use this link to get a special rate. The rate expires on September 29, 2023. 

    Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Mediaflex® for sponsoring the special drawing.

  • Keynote: Nikki Grimes Nikki Grimes Image

    New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2022 Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2020 ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature, the 2017 Children's Literature Legacy Award, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey's Choice, ALA Notable book Southwest Sunrise, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honor books, Printz and Siebert Honor winner Ordinary Hazards, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor One Last Word, its companion Legacy:Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and NYT Bestseller Kamala Harris:Rooted in Justice. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, and Off to See the Sea, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.






    Featured Share Sessions:

    ***New this year!*** Gather with librarian colleagues from the greater region for a dose of professional inspiration and insight. These grade-band sharing sessions will serve as platforms for sharing professional ideas and conversations. Participants will come away with fresh approaches to library instruction and programming that can be implemented in their own libraries.

    Elementary Grade Level Share Facilitated by: Katie Parker, Clinton Elementary Librarian & Erica Thomas Camden Elementary Librarian

    Middle School Grade Level Share Facilitated by: Amy Austin, Vvs Ms Librarian & Julie Horwat, Holland Patent Ms Librarian

    High School Grade Level Share Facilitated by: Michelle Babbie, Saquoit Valley Hs Librarian & Michelle Hitchcock, Cooperstown Hs Librarian


    Full Conference Schedule and Session Information click here.

     7:30 Registration, continental breakfast, vendor time

    8:15 Welcome

    8:45 Keynote

    9:30 Vendor time and author signing

    10:00 Session I

    10:50 Session II

    11:40 Lunch

    12:30 Exclusive Vendor Time

    1:10 Dessert Dialogue

    1:45 Session III

    2:40 Drawing