Annual Conference 2019

MiALA Annual Conference 2019

Our Value: Communicating, Promoting, Visualizing

May 13 & 14, 2019
The Conference Center at Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan
 

LATEST NEWS --- Poster Sessions Now Scheduled! Registration is Now Open!

Conference Rates 

Registration is now open! Click here to go to the event registration page!

Full Conference Registration (Monday AND Tuesday, not including any post-conference workshops)  

MiALA members $150.00
ALAO members $150.00
MHSLA members $150.00
MiALA members who are library support staff and/or part-time librarians $100.00
MiALA members who are LIS students $25.00
LIS students non-members $50.00
All others $250.00

One Day Registration (Monday OR Tuesday, not including any post-conference workshops)

MiALA members $100.00
ALAO members $100.00
MHSLA members $100.00
MiALA members who are library support staff and/or part-time librarians $75.00
MiALA members who are LIS students $15.00
LIS students non-members $25.00
All others $200.00

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been secured for the nights of May 12 & 13, 2019 at the following hotels that are a short drive away from the conference center:

Doubletree by Hilton - Bay City
Room rate for May 12-14, 2019 start at $115/night + tax. To reserve this rate, click here or call 989-891-6000 and tell reservations that you are with the Michigan Academic Library Association. The deadline to reserve a room using the group discount is April 20, 2019.

Courtyard by Marriott - Bay City
Room rate for May 12 - 14, 2019 is $119.00/night + tax. To reserve this rate, click here or call 989-778-1800 and tell reservations that you are with the Michigan Academic Library Association. The deadline to reserve a room using the group discount is April 11, 2019.
 

 

Dinearound Information

Dinearound information is still TBD. Watch this page for updates!

 

Conference Schedule of Events

Preliminary schedule
Sunday, May 12  
5:00 - 7:00 pm Pre-Conference Reception (Courtyard by Marriott, 2 E. Main St., Bay City) (OPEN to all attendees)
   
Monday, May 13  
9:00 - 10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
9:45 - 10:00 am President's Welcome
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote address
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mock Interviews / Resume Reviews (more information TBA)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Breakout session #1
12:00 - 1:00 pm Birds of a Feather Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Breakout session #2
2:00 - 2:45 pm Breakout session #3
3:00 - 3:45 pm Breakout session #4
3:00 - 3:45 pm Career Services Panel (more information TBA)
3:45 - 5:00 pm Poster sessions / Information Fair
3:45 - 5:00 pm Resume Reviews (more information TBA)
5:00 - 5:30 pm Tour of SVSU Library (optional)
6:30 pm Meet for Dinearounds (locations TBD)
   
Tuesday, May 14th  
9:00 - 10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
10:00 - 10:45 am Breakout session #5
11:00 - 11:45 am Breakout session #6
12:00 - 1:00 pm Membership meeting during lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Post Conference workshop (open to all but separate registration required)
   
Wednesday, May 15  
Time TBD MMDP Spring Meeting (open to all but separate registration required)
 

Pre-conference Reception

Pre-conference reception information will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Liberty room at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 E. Main Street., Bay City, MI 48708. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!


Keynote Speaker

The MiALA Conference Committee is thrilled to announce Rebecca Blakiston as our keynote speaker for the 2019 Annual Conference. Learn more about Rebecca and her presentation by going to the Keynote Speaker Information page.

 

Poster Information

Learn more about the poster sessions that will be presented at the conference by going to the poster session information page. The deadline to submit your poster proposal was Thursday, February 28, 2019. Stay tuned for a list of poster sessions that will be available at the conference. To learn more, go to the Call for Posters page!

Breakout Session Information

Learn more about the breakout sessions that will be presented at the conference by going to the breakout session description page. For more information about the date and time of each session, check out the breakout session schedule at a glance page. The deadline to submit your proposal was Friday, January 11, 2019. For information on submitting a proposal for the Annual Conference, check out the call for breakout session proposals page.
 

Interest Group Meetings 

Interest group meetings at #MiALAAC19 are still TBD. Watch this page for updates!
 

Scholarship Opportunities

The deadline to submit your application was Friday, February 15, 2019. To learn more, go to the 2019 scholarship information page.

For information on the 2018 scholarship program and award recipients, go to the 2018 scholarship information page.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about how your company can support the MiALA annual conference by going to the 2019 conference sponsorship page. For more information on becoming a MiALA Annual Conference sponsor, contact Terence O'Neill at oneillt@lib.msu.edu.

 

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!

 

 

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