Annual Conference 2017

MI-ALA Annual Conference 2017

Making Connections: Academic Libraries, Communities, and Purpose

May 18 & 19, 2017
Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Plan to attend #MiALA17 Conference Today!

 

Conference Rates:

Full Conference Registration - $150 MiALA Members, $200 for non-Members, $50 for LIS Students
1-day Conference Registration - $75 MiALA Members, $100 for non-Members, $25 for LIS Students

 

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been secured for the nights of May 17 & 18 at the following local hotels:

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Call 800-253-3590 to make reservations and reference the Group Name - Michigan Academic Library Association. You should also be able to make online reservations using the link above.
The reservation cut-off date for the MiALA room block is April 24, 2017.
The room rate is $179.00 + taxes per night.
Self-parking is $24.00/day. Valet parking is $29.00/day.

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Call 616-235-7611 to make reservations and reference the Group Name - MI Academic Library. You should also be able to make online reservations using the link above. 
The reservation cut-off date for the MiALA room block is May 2, 2017.
The room rate is $142.00 + taxes per night.
Parking is complementary for all registered hotel guests.
 

Registration Information

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Registration for the annual conference will open on March 15, 2017. Watch this webpage for updates!

 

Preconference Reception

Join your fellow conference attendees at the pre-conference reception to be held:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
from 4:30 - 8:00 pm 
Barnett's Lounge in the Waldron House
58 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI , 49503.
There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
 

Keynote Speaker

The MI-ALA Conference Committee is thrilled to announce Emily Drabinski as our keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Conference. Learn more about Emily and her presentation "What's So Critical About CritLib?" by going to the Keynote Speaker Information Page.


Call for Poster Proposals

The deadline to submit poster proposals has passed. Watch for updates on posters that will be presented at the Annual Conference.

Any questions may be sent to the Poster Session Coordinator, David Scott (scottd@ferris.edu).
 

Program Information

Click here to learn about programs that will be offered during the conference.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about how your company can support the MI-ALA annual conference by going to the sponsorship information page. For more information, contact Sponsorship Coordinator, John Kroondyk (John.Kroondyk@aquinas.edu).


Thank you to our sponsors!!
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Watch this page for further announcements regarding the 2nd annual conference. 

Questions about the conference in general can be sent to conference@miala.org.

 

Future Conferences

 Are you interested in hosting a future MiALA Annual Conference? The MiALA board is accepting location proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference. For more information and to submit a proposal, check out the Annual Conference Call for Proposals page.