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MLA 2021 Virtual Conference

MLA 2021 Virtual Conference: Connect to the Future
October 13-14, 2021

The Michigan Library Association 2021 conference theme is Connect to the Future. The event will be hosted online via HopinAttendee registration will open on July 5, 2021.Vendor and Sponsor registration is open! Learn more and partner with us: milibraries.org/vendor-and-sponsor-opportunities

Submissions for Breakout Programs welcome through Friday, May 21, 2021. Submissions for Lightning Talks are due Friday, August 6, 2021. Learn more and submit a proposal: milibraries.org/call-for-proposals

MLA 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted online using Hopin.   hopin logo


This year we are offering four tracks to help you organize your educational experience. Attend sessions in one track, or choose your own adventure by mixing and matching educational programs.

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Sessions focus on concepts, programs, or services new to libraries and/or what’s trending for the new decade.


Sessions focus on services and programs that engage staff, patrons, and/or the community with the goal of improving library services.


Sessions focus on how libraries re-think and adapt services and programs to the changing needs of staff, patrons, and/or the community.


Sessions focus on how library staff, patrons, and/or community can lead others towards inspiring solutions and healthy choices.

MLA 2021 Annual Conference Work Group 

Chair: Claire Lopiccolo 
Romeo District Library

Mollie Barkovich

Mollie Barkovich 
Gobles Elementary School Library

Lynn Bieszka

Lynn Bieszka 
Warren Public Library

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Melissa Goins

Betsy Hull

Betsy Hull 
Capital Area District Libraries

Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons 
Capital Area District Libraries

Eric Palmer

Eric Palmer 
Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative

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Staff Liaison: Amber Sheerin 
Michigan Library Association

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Jill Spreitzer 
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries


Uniting the Michigan Library Community

MLA is proud to partner with organizations serving the library community.

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