MLA Annual Conference

MLA-2015-Conference-LogoThe 2015 MLA Annual Conference is fast approaching. This year’s event will be at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Thursday-Friday, October 8-9, 2015.


Search, Create, Inspire, this year’s conference theme, chosen by MLA President Maggie Snow, is an opportunity to showcase and share the work we do every day – searching for answers, creating learners, inspiring minds to grow and communities to take action! Other features will include:

  • Keynote and featured presentations by authors
  • More than 60 breakout presentations
  • Sessions tailored to your area of interest, including academic libraries, children and young people, Friends of the Library, diversity, intellectual freedom, government information, leadership excellence, paraprofessionals, public libraries, reader advisory, reference services, rural libraries, technical services, and trustees/advocates. View the Schedule now!
  • 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.