Start Thinking About Your 2019 MLA Conference Proposals!

The Minnesota Library Association’s 2019 Annual Conference will be at the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, September 19-20. This year’s conference theme, selected by MLA President Kirsten Clark, Libraries: Stronger Together, will focus on celebrating all the ways libraries and communities are Stronger Together. Through collaboration, whether internally in developing new services to support a growing need within our communities or by strengthening partnerships between different types of libraries to support the information needs of all, libraries are showing how to successfully work together.
Use this conference and networking opportunity to showcase your everyday collaborations alongside developing programs. And along the way, support the association’s move forward with its new strategic plan, designed to help accomplish together what none can do alone.


Call for Proposals:
Theme: Libraries: Stronger Together
Opens: March 7, 2019
Deadline: April 18, 2019
Session Length: 50 minutes (appropriate for 1-3 speakers)
Format: May include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, interactive hands-on activities, demonstrations of projects, etc.


As you create your proposal, consider how it may fit with the following tracks:
Imagine – Examine current trends and emerging realities to think big about the future
Challenge – Push boundaries, take risks, question conventionality
Collaborate – Find allies with common goals, build something together
Engage – Practice community-driven librarianship
Create & Play – Innovate, explore, and invent
Transform – Revolutionize librarianship, transform communities, change lives
Frontline – Of particular relevance to paraprofessionals and other frontline staff