Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MLA 2011 Annual Conference

Registration is open for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) 2011 Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Duluth this year from Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14, 2011. Attending the MLA Conference is a great opportunity for professional development, networking, seeing great speakers/presentations, and more. It also looks nice on a resume when applying for library jobs. :)

You may want to consider volunteering; not only is this good resume fodder, but "enrolled library students" can also get FREE registration for the conference by simply volunteering a few hours of their time at the event.

If you don't want to volunteer, you should register by September 9 for lower "Early Bird" prices. Early Bird registration for the full conference is $175 for MLA members and $250 for non-members. After September 9, those rates go up to $225 and $300, respectively. In order to register in advance, you must do so by September 30. You can even register online.

There are some cheaper options if you register for just one or two days of the conference. You can view all the options here. There is also an online schedule for the conference if you want to look that over and plan accordingly.