2022 Leatherstocking Conference And Technology Showcase: Honoring All Stories

  • Leatherstocking Region conference 2022

  • Registration Information:

    All attendees must register on MLP before October 13, 2022. 

    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. Fill out the highlighted sections of this quote.   Send this completed and signed quote to the address below. 

    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 October 8, 2022. 

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

  • Keynote: Eric Gansworth

    Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, (OnEric Gansworthondaga, Eel Clan) is a writer and visual artist, born and raised at Tuscarora Nation. The author of twelve books, he has been widely published and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College, he has also been an NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor at Colgate University. His work has received a Printz Honor Award, was Longlisted for the National Book Award and has received an American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award, PEN Oakland Award and American Book Award. Apple (Skin to the Core) was chosen for Time Magazine’s 10 Best YA and Children’s Books for 2020. Gansworth’s work has been also supported by the Library of Congress, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Arne Nixon Center, the Saltonstall and Lannan Foundations and the Seaside Institute.

    Featured Speakers:

    • Alicia Abdul is a high school librarian in Albany, NY. She shares her reading (and dresses) on Instagram @ReadersBeAdvised and blogs at readersbeadvised.wordpress.com. She's served or chaired on several YALSA book committees, presents at local, state, and national conferences on books, programs, and graphic novels, and recently became an adjunct for two graduate programs on young adult literature.
    • Stacey Rattner is the K-6 “leaping librarian” at Castleton Elementary School. She is active on social media, where you can always find a picture or two of Stacey jumping on Twitter @staceybethr and @C_ESLibrary and her blog librarianleaps.blogspot.com. Since September 2020, Stacey has been the co-host of the popular YouTube show, “Author Fan Face-off” with author Steve Sheinkin.




    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 Chat and Chocolate

    1:45 Session III

    2:40 Drawing