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Spring Institute: People First

Now the one-day pre-conference: Fall Institute

Spring Institute has been rescheduled as a one-day event on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Kalamazoo, MI. We share your disappointment that the event did not take place as planned but the conference work group is moving forward with a plan to add additional Spring Institute programming to our Annual Conference, including a one-day Fall Institute pre-conference for youth services. Pre-conference details will be updated as soon as our new program lineup is finalized.

Fall Institute
October 27, 2020
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan

MLA 2020 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2020
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Join us in Ann Arbor for Spring Institute 2020, Michigan’s premier annual education event for youth library professionals. This two-day conference brings together more than 200 children and teen services librarians to share, discover and experience best practices. Formal sessions and vendor exhibits combine with networking and social activities in a fun and collaborative learning environment.

The MLA Spring Institute 2020 theme is People First. By focusing on the needs of our patrons and staff as a top priority and placing a high value on respect, we can empower growth within our own communities regardless of our role within the library. Spring Institute 2020 will aim to educate and honor library staff and patrons through people-first practices in hiring, advocacy, displays, programs and collections.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

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Contact: MLA at [email protected] or (517) 394-2774


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