MLA Annual Conference

better_together_-_smallThe 2014 MLA Annual Conference is fast approaching. This year’s event will be at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN on Wednesday-Thursday, October 8-9, 2014.


Better Together, this year’s conference theme…, will focus on creating partnerships and building communities. Other features will include:

  • Keynote and featured presentations by authors
  • More than 60 breakout presentations
  • A conference-within-a-conference titled: We’re All in This Together: Strengthening Libraries Through Professional Development
  • Sessions tailored to your area of interest, including academic libraries, children and young people, Friends of the Library, intellectual freedom, government information, leadership excellence, paraprofessionals, public libraries, reader advisory, reference services, rural libraries, technical services, and trustees/advocates
  • An exhibit hall with 50+ vendors showcasing library products and services
  • Hundreds of library professionals to network with


No Money? A CMLE scholarship of up to $200 is yours to use for registration, hotel, mileage, meals, or to subsidize the cost of your employer hiring a substitute worker so you can be away. If you approach your boss to say you have found a way to contribute  $200, they will know you are invested and have taken initiative. The application process is easy, CMLE would love to exhaust its scholarship budget this year, so go for it!

Finally, remember you can stay up to date with upcoming events in our events table.