Annual Conference 2024

MiALA 2024 Annual Conference
Libraries: Where Ideas Take Flight

May 15-17, 2024
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Libraries: Where Ideas Take Flight" captures the curiosity, optimism, and technological innovation propelling academic libraries on an ascent towards new heights. As skilled navigators of knowledge, academic library workers are entrusted to ensure our communities' smooth voyage into intellectual exploration.

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About Kalamazoo and WMU
Learn about Kalamazoo, the WMU Campus, University Libraries, and conference venues.

Conference Accommodations
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Conference Dine-arounds
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Conference Scholarships
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Health Sciences Pre-Conference
A  pre-conference will be held on May 15, 2024 from 11:30am-4pm.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on May 15, 2024 from 5-7pm.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentation descriptions are now available. 

MiALA is pleased to announce librarian Mychal Threets as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2024 MiALA conference

Threets has gained national attention for his enthusiastic Instagram and TikTok accounts, documenting his experiences as the supervising librarian at Solano County Library in Fairfield, CA. His videos highlight the positive impact of libraries and his passion for mental health awareness and advocacy. Threets’ feel-good stories of everyday interactions in his library have some people drawing comparisons to Mr. Rogers and LeVar Burton. It’s also inspiring viewers to get back into their own local libraries. In addition to his rising social media popularity, the American Library Association recently awarded Threets a 2024 “I Love My Librarian” Award, which recognizes librarians who go above and beyond to serve their communities. Read more about Mr. Threets:


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Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.  See the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), Library of Michigan, website for further information.

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