MLA 2021 Annual Conference

This year’s MLA conference will be held in person at the Doubletree Hilton in Chesterfield (STL metro) from 9/29-9/30. While it has been shortened from to 2 days, we still have all the activities you’ve come to expect and enjoy and truly hope you’ll join us and have a great experience.

Just to get you a little excited:

For those of you who will be in the area on Tuesday night, the Bohley Trivia Night will be held at the hotel.

On Wednesday afternoon Chris Pryor will give the opening Keynote and the exhibits will open at 4pm with a reception followed by the Awards Ceremony to be held this year in the exhibits hall where everyone can stay and celebrate the best of best in Missouri.

On Thursday there will be a Member Meet and Greet followed by the Annual Meeting followed by a closing reception with Keynote speaker Jarret Krosoczka joining us virtually.

We’ve come through a rough year and while it’s not all over yet, we hope this conference can be time to come together, see old friends and colleagues, make new ones and learn from each other.

We look forward to seeing and learning something from each of you. Register today: http://molibconference.org

Conference @ a Glance Schedule: http://mlaweb.net/ConferenceATAGlance.pdf

Vendor Prospectus and Registration

MLA 2021 Conference Proposals

 

It’s happening! It’s time to call for Conference Proposals for the 2021 MLA Conference. We invite you to submit your proposals for “Charting the Future Together,” the 2021 MLA Annual Conference. The conference will be held September 28th-October 2nd. Currently, the plan is to be in-person at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield (St. Louis metro). Discussions about the possibility of a hybrid or virtual conference are ongoing though.

This call is open for all types of program submissions: breakout sessions, table talks, poster sessions, and pre-conferences. This is a great opportunity to share with fellow library folks what you have learned during these unprecedented times. Don’t forget to encourage your colleagues to share their great ideas! The criteria and form for submitting program proposals for the conference are available here.

Proposals are due by May 14th, 2021.

If you have questions regarding the submission process or questions about proposals in general, please feel free to contact us at mlaconference2021@molib.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Asia Gross
Desiree Schumann
Jennifer Alexander
2021 MLA Conference Co-Coordinators

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15TH – MLA Request for Proposals

Hello MLA Membership,

We have extended the deadline for Requests of Proposals for the 2019 Conference. The form went live on April 1st and will now be open until Saturday, June 15th, 2019. Thank you for everyone who has already submitted a proposal we’re really excited to read through your proposals. After considering our printing deadlines, we have decided to extend the deadline for a couple more weeks to give everyone one more chance to consider participating in conference this year by presenting.

BE BOLD AND PRESENT AT CONFERENCE THIS YEAR! Requests for Proposals form. Even if you are not ready to present this year, please forward this invitation along to your coworker, committee member or students, this is a great opportunity to get presentation experience is a safe and encouraging space.

As in years past there are several presentation formats, please take some time to consider what you’re excited to share with your peers this year and what format you think would be best communicate your content. Details on these formats can be found on the form itself, but if you have any further questions please email us at 2019MLAKC@gmail.com.

LIBRARY LAND STAGE
This year we are offering conference goers an alternative to breakout session throughout Thursday and into Friday morning. The Library Land Stage, located in the Exhibit Hall, will feature up & coming authors and storytellers from around Missouri. Running from 9-5pm on Thursday and 9-12pm on Friday, the Library Land Stage will continually increase traffic through the exhibit hall and offer more engagement opportunities between conference attendees and vendors, as well as, offer everyone something just a bit unconventional. Please see the form for more details about this event and we will continue to push more information about all our events out to you through our webpage and our Facebook page.

Before we let you go, we also have two other forms that opened Monday.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNIES
Please check out the MLA website for access to the Vendor Registration form, we need all the support we can get to make this conference amazing. There are several opportunities to support the conference; please consider having a booth in our Exhibitor Hall, it’s a great way to connect with conference attendees and build relationships. Purchasing ad space in the conference program that will go out to every attendee at the conference and will be available digitally to everyone. There are also Platinum, Gold and Bronze level opportunities to sponsor events and swag at conference, please see the Vendor Prospectus and/or the Vendor Registration form for full details.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Conference this October!

Conference Co-Coordinators
Katie McDonald, Tiffany Mautino and the 2019 Conference Planning Committee

Missouri Conference on History – today’s the last day to register!

The premier center for the study of Missouri history and culture
Cape Girardeau Columbia Kansas City Rolla St. Louis Springfield

 

Standard Registration Ends Today, February 20

Register online now for the sixty-first annual Missouri Conference on History March 6-8 at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The conference, hosted by the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Park University, brings together scholars, teachers, and other professional historians to share in the presentation of research, to exchange information on teaching and curriculum, to consider ways to promote the welfare of the profession and general interest in history, and to discuss other concerns common to all historians.

Standard Registration (2/13/19–2/20/19): $55 ea.
Late Registration (2/21/2019 or later): $65 ea.

Registration includes all conference sessions, an array of networking and evening activities, and additional events that invite attendees to experience and celebrate local history for a small fee. In 2019 the Missouri Humanities Council is offering a new program of financial assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students. Travel grants will cover the conference registration fee, lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $150 of additional related expenses. Learn more.

All presenters and participants must register for the conference.

Register Now

Start networking with other history professionals now on social media by using #mchkc19!

 

Open Doors: Reaching Underserved Populations

 

As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go underserved. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?

Join us on Thursday, February 28 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, Open Doors: Reaching Underserved Populations, where we will explore methods and best practices for reaching an important part of your community.

Kicking off our conference is keynote speaker, Dr. Michele Villagran, consultant, presenter, and founder of CulturalCo LLC. Her keynote will explore how cultural intelligence makes a difference in the information profession and asks the question, “are you culturally competent?” Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of topics, with each time slot offering three different programming options.

Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!

Register here!

Registration closes February 24!

For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at bryant@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.

Call for Proposals: Untapped Potential: Discovering and Developing the Leader Within

Announcing the 2019 Annual Amigos Library Services Member Conference, “Untapped Potential: Discovering and Developing the Leader Within.”

 Join us Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and discover how you can find and empower the leader within yourself and your staff!

This one-day conference gives librarians and library staff the opportunity to learn, share insights, and discuss best practices on leadership development techniques, strategies, issues and opportunities. The conference will consist of keynote speakers; concurrent break-out sessions; and the annual Amigos Member Business Meeting carried out by our leadership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Conflict & Collaboration
  • Empowering Others
  • Leading from Behind (or maybe Leading by Backing)
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Succession Planning
  • Virtual Leadership

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal by March 6, 2019 at https://www.amigos.org/node/5574. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Tracy Byerly at byerly@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2893.

SLRLN Tech Expo 2019!

SLRLN Tech Expo 2019!

Join us on the beautiful Logan University campus to learn new skills, hear about the use of technology in libraries of all types and connect with colleagues from throughout the area.

Wednesday, March 6th , 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Click here to register

Logan University Campus

William D. Purser, DC Center

1851 Schoettler Road

 Chesterfield, Mo 63017

William D Purser, DC Center

 Directions to Logan Campus

 

Click here to view the agenda

All attendees must register.

Payment by Credit Card or Check accepted.  Registration deadline is March 1st.

The cost for members is $25 , $40 for non-members, and $15 for students. 

 

Morning refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.  

Please note: Logan University Purser Center is often chilly, we advise you to dress in layers. For information regarding inclement weather, please click here.

 For more information, please visit the slrln.org website!