Annual Conference 2021

MiALA Annual Conference 2021

 

BREAKING NEWS: The 2020 Annual Conference has been postponed to 2021.

Click here for a press release regarding the status of the Annual Conference!

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions 


Grounded and Growing

 
The need to grow and change is a constant for libraries as we respond and adapt to our evolving academic environments. As we celebrate 5 years of MiALA and look towards the future of the organization, we will explore the ways academic libraries are initiating and managing change, not just redefining and reevaluating, but growing from a place that is grounded in our strengths and aligned with community needs. How do we continue what is working and critically examine and pivot from what is not?

Watch this page for updates!
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center near the campus of Ferris State University
1005 Perry Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
 

Conference Rates 
 

*****NEW for 2020 - If you join MiALA when you register for the conference, not only will you be able to pay the discounted member rate but your membership will continue until June 30, 2021 (giving you up to four extra months of membership). *This offer is for first time members! 

Full Conference Registration 

  • $150 for MiALA, ALAO, and MHSLA members
  • $100 for MiALA members who are library support staff and/or part-time librarians
  • $25 for MiALA members who are LIS students
  • $50 for non-member LIS students
  • $250 for all others

One Day Registration

  • $100 for MiALA, ALAO, and MHSLA members
  • $75 for MiALA members who are library support staff and/or part-time librarians
  • $15 for MiALA members who are LIS students
  • $25 for non-member LIS students
  • $200 for all others


Hotel Information

A room block has been secured at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center at a discounted rate of $109/night + tax. Stay tuned for reservation information.
 

Dinearound Information

Dinearound information will be available in April.

Conference Schedule of Events - PRELIMINARY

Wednesday, May 12 
4:00 - 7:00 pmPre-Conference Reception (Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center) (OPEN to all attendees)
  
Thursday, May 13 
8:00 - 9:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 amPresident's Welcome
9:00 - 10:00 amKeynote address
10:15 - 11:00 amBreakout session #1
11:15 am - 12:00 pmBreakout session #2
12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch and membership Meeting
1:15 - 2:00 pmBreakout session #3
2:15 - 3:00 pmBreakout session #4
3:00 - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 - 6:00 pmPoster sessions / Information Fair (at FLITE)
6:30 pmMeet for Dinearounds (Conference Center Lobby)
  
Friday, May 14 
9:00 - 10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast
10:00 - 10:45 amBreakout session #5
11:00 - 11:45 amBreakout session #6
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch (Birds of a Feather/IG Meetings)
 

Pre-conference Reception

Pre-conference reception information will be announced in the future. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!


Keynote Speaker

The conference planning committee is beyond excited to announce that Annie Downey will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference. To learn more about Annie and her presentation, go to the Keynote Speaker information page.

 

Poster Session Information

Poster Session Information is now available. Go to the poster session description page for details regarding this year's poster sessions! The deadline to submit a poster proposal has passed. Stayed tuned for more information on which posters will be presented at the conference. For information on guidelines to submit a poster session proposal, be sure to check out the poster session guidelines page. Questions about poster session proposals can be sent to David Scott conference@miala.org.
 

Breakout Session Information

Breakout session information is now available! Go to the breakout session description page for details regarding this year's breakout sessions! Proposals are no longer being accepted for breakout sessions. To learn more about presentation types/topics that will be accepted as well as other important information that you should know if your proposal is accepted, be sure to check out the breakout session guidelines page. Questions about breakout session proposals can be sent to Jessica Hronchek hronchek@hope.edu
 

Interest Group Meetings 

Interest group meetings at #MiALAAC21 are still being determined. Watch the IG meetings page for the latest information!
 

Scholarship Opportunities

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Annual Conference Grant has passed. For updates including an announcement of this year's winners, go to the scholarship information page. Thank you to North Central Michigan College & Aquinas College for their dedicated support of the scholarship program.
For information on the 2019 scholarship program and award recipients, 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

We can keep registration low to attend the annual conference without the generous support of our sponsors. For more information on how your institution can support this conference, check out the 2021 conference sponsorship page. Questions about sponsorship opportunities can be sent to Amie Pifer pifer1as@cmich.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!

 

 

Platinum Level


Gold Level 
 

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Silver Level

 
 
InfoBase Learning  


Bronze Level

Sage Publishing 



Conference Sponsorship Level




 

 


 

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