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With the phrase “Free Access to Knowledge” the 11th Annual REFORMA Northeast Joint Mini Conference entitled: “Librarians Without Borders: Libraries Transforming Communities” opened the professional development session in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library (NYPL) to the librarians of the six states that conform this chapter –Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island– bringing into the conversation success stories and programs that public and academic libraries are putting into practice in order to reach out bigger audiences with the main purpose of promoting library programs and free services to all.