But you’ve not missed it all. The upcoming year (and beyond!) will be another great year for library professionals in our region. In early May, Dayton will host to Take 5, An Ohio Youth Services Day of Dialogue.
Athens, OH hosted the event last May, and
all reports were that it was a really meaningful event. So if you work with Teens,
mark your calendars for May 5th, and
keep an eye on this page for more info to come!
Looking much farther ahead, major ALA organizations
ACRL will be hosting their conferences in the area. The Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) National Institute will be
right here in Cincy in 2018, and the Association for College and Research Librarians will be a little farther ashore in Cleveland in 2019. And, of course, the American Library Association will
once again be hosting their annual conference a driveable distance away in Chicago.
There are also, of course, many great local conferences to keep an eye on, such as: the
Virginia Hamilton Conference in Kent, OH which will feature author and founder of
Dia, Pat Mora; Findlay, Ohio’s
Mazza Museum Summer Conference, with dozens of authors on hand and beautiful artwork to buy; Books by the Banks
in October; and the wonderful children’s literature conference, OKI, which will be held in November in Crestview Hills, KY.
Kentucky Public Library Association: Call for Proposals
Have you heard that the 2017 KPLA Conference will be taking place in Lexington at the Marriott Griffin Gate from Wednesday, April 19-Friday, April 21? This year’s theme, “Libraries: The Community’s Classroom,” promises to provide many opportunities for presenters and attendees to share knowledge, learn new skills, and make new friends. Be sure to note this on your calendar!
With that in mind, why make plans to JUST attend? Consider sharing your skills, talents, and creativity with your peers by presenting a regular conference, unconference, or ignite session. To submit your proposal, simply click here to visit the proposal submission page, answer a few questions, and click the ‘Register’ button. Simple. Painless. Rewarding!
If you need talking points to justify your attendance to your supervisor/Director/Board of Trustees, let us know. We can come up with all kinds of legitimate reasons to support your efforts!
Remember: Wednesday, April 19-Friday, April 21 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington.
Please feel free to contact Mark Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of our conference planning committee members with questions. Thank you! See you in April!
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