Annual Conference 2017
MI-ALA Annual Conference 2017Making Connections: Academic Libraries, Communities, and Purpose
May 18 & 19, 2017
Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University (click here for a campus map with parking information)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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
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.
Preliminary Conference Schedule of Events
|Wednesday, May 17, 2017|
|4:30 - 8:00 pm||Preconference Reception
Waldron Public House
|Thursday, May 18, 2017|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Registration & Coffee|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Welcome & Introductions|
|10:15 - 11:15 am||Keynote Address|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||First Breakout Session|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:45 - 2:45 pm||Second Breakout Session|
|3:00 - 4:00 pm||Third Breakout Session|
|4:00 - 5:00 pm||Poster Presentations|
|After 5:00 pm||Optional Dinearounds|
|Friday, May 19, 2017|
|8:30 - 9:00 am||Registration & Coffee|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||MiALA Meeting|
|10:15 - 11:15 am||Fourth Breakout Session|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Fifth Breakout Session|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Boxed Lunches|
Registration is now open. Click here to register!
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.
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.
Click here to learn about poster sessions that will be presented on Thursday afternoon.
Click here to learn about programs that will be offered during the conference.
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!!
This conference was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services