Annual Conference 2022

MiALA Annual Conference 2022: Engaging the Landscape

BREAKING NEWS: Registration is now open! (Deadline May 16th, 12:00pm EST)


May 16th-18th, 2022
Virtual Conference

Update: In light of circumstances in the state, and feedback from membership, the board and conference committee have decided to transition the 2022 conference to fully virtual. We hope that this will increase the accessibility of the conference for all members.

Events of the last two years have produced many challenges and changes in Academic Libraries—in the ways we engage with our patrons, our campuses, our spaces, our technologies, and our work lives. Michigan Academic Libraries Association invites you to consider the evolving ways that library professionals are Engaging The Landscape of their current environments. What has changed? What remains the same? Where should our focus be? What are the ways that we are actively engaging to create the Academic Library of the future? How are we doing so in more mindful ways? 

Conference Platform

Here is the link to the Whova Platform.

2022 Conference Rates

$60 - members and non-members
Free for students

Conference Schedule of Events 

A schedule of events can be viewed on the conference agenda.

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mays Imad as our keynote speaker. Dr. Imad's research focuses on the neuroscience of learning. She will share ideas about how we can attend to our students' mental health, ameliorate their exhaustion and distress, while at the same time, intentionally engaging in self-care. You can find out more about Dr. Imad's work at:

Poster Session Information

Poster descriptions can be viewed on the conference agenda.

Breakout Session Information

Breakout sessions can be viewed on the conference agenda.

Interest Group Meetings 

The following Interest Groups will be hosting tables during the round table event: 

  • Archives Interest Group
  • Access Services Interest Group
  • Cataloging Interest Group
  • Critical Librarianship Interest Group
  • Distance and Online Learning Interest Group
  • E-Resources Interest Group
  • Health Sciences Interest Group
  • Instruction and Information Literacy Interest Group
  • Michigan Alma Interest Group
  • Michigan Community College Libraries Interest Group
  • Mid-Level Leadership Group
  • Open Educational Resources Interest Group
  • Web/UX Interest Group
  • Membership Committee

Scholarship Opportunities

The deadline for this application has passed.
For information on the 2021 scholarship program and award recipients, go to the 2021 scholarship information page.
For information on the 2020 scholarship program and award recipients, go to the 2020 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 conference sponsorship page. Questions about sponsorship opportunities can be sent to Amie Pifer

Volunteer Opportunities

The Conference Planning Committee values volunteers as a key part of running the annual conference. Stay tuned for more information about volunteer opportunities for MiALA 2022. Questions about volunteering can be sent to Katrina Rouan at

Code of Conduct

MiALA is committed to creating and supporting inclusive, diverse, and equitable conference participation, task forces, and Interest Groups (IGs). In March 2021, the MiALA Board approved the Annual Conference Code of Conduct presented by the IDEA committee. Participants and presenters will be expected to agree to abide by the Code of Conduct (located here: upon registration.


Additional questions? 

Reach out to the committee through
MiALA 2023 will take place in Holland, Michigan at the Haworth Center on May 18th and 19th.  Check out the Annual Conference Location proposal page if you are interested in proposing a location for future years.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

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