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.
 

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 Information

Registration is now open. Click here to register!

 

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.


Poster Information

Click here to learn about poster sessions that will be presented on Thursday afternoon.
 

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.