FAQs

Location

The majority of activities take place at the Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933).  Select events, including the MLA Game Night (Radisson Lansing Hotel), Intersections Reception (East Lansing Public Library) are located offsite as noted.

Directions

FROM THE DETROIT AREA:

Follow I-96 West to the 496 Downtown Exit. Continue on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City Market). Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM THE FLINT AREA:

Follow 69 West to 127 South to the 496 West Downtown exit and continue on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Avenue to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM THE SAGINAW AND BAY CITY AREA:

Follow I-75 South to 69 West to 127 South to the 496 West Downtown exit and continue on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Avenue to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM THE JACKSON AREA:

Follow 127 North to the 496 Downtown Exit. Continue on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Avenue to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM THE BATTLE CREEK AREA:

Follow 69 North to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on 496 to the Cedar/Larch & Pennsylvania exits. Follow the Cedar/Larch signs and exit right onto Larch Street going (North). Follow Larch to Shiawassee. Turn left on Shiawassee (go one Block) to Cedar. Turn left on Cedar, then turn then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking beneath the building, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM THE KALAMAZOO AREA:

Follow I-94 East to 69 North to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on 496 to the Cedar/Larch & Pennsylvania exits. Follow the Cedar/Larch signs and exit right onto Larch Street (going North). Follow Larch to Shiawassee. Turn left on Shiawassee (go one block) to Cedar. Turn left on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking beneath the building, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM GRAND RAPIDS AREA:

Follow I-96 to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on 496 to exit 6 (Pine / Walnut St.). Merge onto the service drive and take about ½ mile to Grand Avenue. Turn left (north) onto Grand Avenue. Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM WESTBOUND I-496:

I-496 west to Exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM EASTBOUND I-496:

I-496 east to exit 6 (Pine / Walnut St.). Merge onto the service drive and take about ½ mile to Grand Avenue. Turn left (north) onto Grand Avenue. Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

FROM M-43 (SAGINAW / OAKLAND):

Turn south onto Cedar Street and go past Shiawassee Street. Make a right onto City Market Drive (just past the colorful Marketplace Apartments), which eventually changes into Museum Drive. Follow signs for Lansing Center parking, and enter the building through the glass parking area lobby.

Parking

Lansing Center Parking

Parking lots under and north of Lansing Center are available at $7.00 per entry, per day.  Rates are subject to change without notice. The facility is open 24 Hours. Fees are charged 6am – 11pm (Monday – Sunday) and on event days. Credit card payments are available at all exits. Cash payments are accepted if a parking attendant is present.

Pay-on-foot machines are also available in the lobby of Lansing Center and the parking level of the building. The pay-on-foot machines may be used to pay for parking in the lots located north and under Lansing Center. Pay-on-foot machines will accept cash, coupons or credit card payments.

Hours: 24 hours Rate: $7.00 Flat Fee Cash & Credit Cards: Accepted at entrance or exit.  Rates are subject to change without notice.

Radisson Lansing Hotel Valet Parking

The Radisson Hotel offers all overnight guests valet parking for a fee of $12.00 per night, per vehicle.  Cash or credit card accepted.

North Grand Parking Ramp

The North Grand parking ramp is a 24-hour parking facility is adjacent to the Radisson Hotel. Fees are charged 8am -11pm (Monday to Friday) and all day on weekends. Access to connecting the ramp to Lansing Center is available on the third level.

Hours: 24 hours Rate: $1 per half hour/$10 Daily Maximum

$7 Flat Fee per entry per day on Saturday - Sunday Cash & Credit Cards: Accepted

Metered parking is also available in front of the Lansing Center.  All rates are subject to change without notice.

Conference Attire

The attire is business casual. The average temperature in Lansing for October is 50 degrees. Conference rooms can run both warm and cool, so layered clothing is advisable.

Registration Hours

  • Wednesday, October 18:  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19:  7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20:  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration is located across from the box office.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday, October 18: 

Partial Non-conflict Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Non-Conflict Time: 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Opening Reception on Exhibit Hall Floor: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19: 

                Non-conflict Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.; 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

                Partial Non-conflict Time:  2:!5 - 3:15 p.m.

The Exhibit area is located in Exhibit Hall A of the Lansing Center.

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are a first come first serve basis during the registration process.  Escape rooms will be offered during the following breakout times:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.; 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.; and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017:  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.; and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tickets will be picked up onsite.  Waiting lists will be available during the conference.  See the registration desk for more details.

MLA Game Night

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Located in the hotel bar and restaurant at the Radisson Lansing Hotel (within walking distance and connected to the Lansing Center via skywalk)

Your Professional Connection and Poster Continental Breakfast

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Located in Exhibit Hall A at the Lansing Center

This casual, inclusive event is designed to bring emerging professionals, local MLIS program alumni and established library professionals from all backgrounds together to learn about innovative new projects in our poster area, network and grow professionally. Whether your goal is to make connections, learn about new and exciting things happening in the library community, explore collaboration opportunities, or simply put faces with names, this event will help you grow your network. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Continental breakfast will be included.

Intersections Reception at East Lansing Public Library

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

First shuttle meet and leave at 5:45 p.m. in the Radisson Lansing Hotel Lobby.  Shuttles will leave to and from the location every 20 - 30 minutes.

This free reception will be held at the East Lansing Public Library.

Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau

The GLCVB will have a table set up in the lobby space of the Lansing Center. They will be able to provide you with information and materials about the Greater Lansing area’s vast dining and sight-seeing options.

Free WiFi Compliments of MLA

To access the free WiFi in the Lansing Center, please use the WiFi network titled “MLA” and enter the password: library