Annual Conference 2018

MiALA Annual Conference 2018


May 17 & 18, 2018
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Lansing, Michigan

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Conference Rates 

Full Conference Registration (does not include the pre-conference workshop) - $150 MiALA and ALAO members, $200 for non-Members, $50 for LIS Students
1-day Conference Registration (does not include the pre-conference workshop) - $100 MiALA and ALAO members, $150 for non-Members, $25 for LIS Students

Registration is Now Open. Go to the conference registration page for more information. 


Hotel Information

Room blocks have been secured for the nights of May 16 & 17, 2018 at the conference facility:

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Go to; Click on the "reservations" link at the top of the page; Select the "Check availability and book now!" link; Enter arrival, departure, rooms, & number of adults & children; Select "Click Here for Special Rates" and enter 1805MIALAA; Click "Check Availability"
Call 800-875-5090 to make reservations and reference the Group Code 1805MIALAA.
The room rate is $115.00 + taxes per night for Standard Double, Queen, or King Rooms; $129.00 + taxes per night for Deluxe King.
Self-parking is $1.00 per hour or the maximum daily rate of $8.00.

The deadline to make a reservation using the MiALA room block is April 16, 2018.
Are you having trouble making a reservation online using the conference group code?  Here is a document that provides step-by-step instructions on how to make a reservation. For more local information, including alternate hotels in the event that the Kellogg Center room block is full, is available on the local information page.


Dinearound Information

The conference planning committee will be hosting dinearounds at local restaurants for Thursday evening. For more information, go to the Dinearound information page here.


Conference Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2018    
8:00 am - 4:30 pm ACRL Standards Pre-Conference Workshop (separate registration required) Green Room, Main Library
8:00 am - 12:00 pm MMDP Spring Meeting & MiALA Pre-Conference (open to all but separate registration required) Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
5:00 - 7:00 pm Pre-conference Reception (open to all conference attendees) MSU Union
Thursday, May 17, 2018    
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration Big Ten A
9:00 - 9:30 am President's Welcome Big Ten A
9:30 - 10:15 am Keynote Address - Data Driven Detroit Big Ten A
10:15 - 10:30 am Break  
10:30 - 11:15 am First Breakout Session  
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Big Ten A
1:10 - 2:00 pm Second Breakout Session  
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break  
2:15 - 3:00 pm Third Breakout Session  
3:00 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break Big Ten A
3:30 - 4:30 pm Poster Session / Information Fair Big Ten A
5:00 - 6:00 pm Tour of MSU Libraries' Digital Scholarship Lab Main Library, 2 West
7:00 pm -  Dine-arounds East Lansing
Friday, May 18, 2018    
9:00 - 10:00 am Registration Big Ten A
10:00 - 10:15 am Welcome to Day 2/Housekeeping Big Ten A
10:15 - 11:00 am Membership Meeting Big Ten A
11:00 - 11:15 am Break  
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Fourth Breakout Session  
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch/"Birds of a Feather" Interest Group Sessions Big Ten A
1:45 - 2:30 pm Fifth Breakout Session  
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 - 3:00 pm Closing Session/Conference Wrap Up Big Ten A

Pre-conference Workshop

Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action. This ACRL Standards Workshop will take place on May 16, 2018 at the Michigan State University Library. For more information, go to the Pre-conference workshop page here.

Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting & MiALA Pre-Conference

All conference attendees are welcome to attend the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) Meeting as a MiALA Pre-conference. This meeting is free but registration is limited to 40 participants and separate registration is required. Information on this meeting/pre-conference is available on the MMDP Meeting information page.

Pre-conference Reception

All conference attendees are encouraged to attend the Pre-conference reception from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Lake Huron room of the MSU Union. Light snacks will be served and there will be a cash bar. Hope to see you there!

Keynote Speaker

The MiALA Conference Committee is thrilled to announce Data Driven Detroit as our keynote speaker. Learn more on the Keynote Speaker Information Page.

Poster Information

Poster sessions are now available to review. To see a list of poster sessions that will be offered during the conference, go to the poster session information page here.


Program Information

We have a full line up of breakout sessions available. To see a schedule of breakout sessions, go to the breakout session schedule page here. For more information on what programs will be offered, go to the Presentation Information page here.


Scholarship Opportunities

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!  Learn more about it by going to the scholarship recipient announcement.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about how your company can support the MiALA annual conference by going to the sponsorship information page. For more information, contact Sponsorship Coordinator, Terence O'Neill (


Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in being part of the annual conference planning team?  Click here to submit your interest in serving.


Additional questions? 

Check out the Annual Conference FAQ page!


Thank you to our sponsors!!


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This conference was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference

Are you interested in having the 4th Annual Conference in your community?  Learn more about submitting a proposal to host the 2019 Annual Conference.  For more information, go to the annual conference proposal page. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 1, 2018. Contact Heather Ladiski at if you have any additional questions.