Spring Institute for Youth Services 2023



Spring Institute For Youth Services 2023 Registration

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2023
Standard Rate Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate - by Friday, February 24, 2023
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $150 $75 $300
Full Conference $250 $100 $500
Standard Rate - Saturday, February 25 to Friday, March 17, 2023
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $175 $100 $350
Full Conference $300 $125 $600
Late Rate - after Saturday, March 18, 2023
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $225 N/A $450
Full Conference $385 N/A $750


Register For Spring Institute 2022

T-Shirt Fundraiser

For every shirt purchased MLA will donate $5 to the MLA Equity Fund. Shirts will be available for pick-up at the registration desk. Please note, shirts purchased after February 24 may not arrive in time for the event. If you have already registered, but would like to purchase a t-shirt, please contact us at [email protected] or (517) 394-2774.

Learn more about the MLA Equity Fund at milibraries.org/mla-equity-fund

Conference Policies

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced. A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds. There are no refunds for missed sessions or for declining the use of overnight accommodations. If the event is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather, participants will be notified and fees, if applicable, will be refunded.


Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MLA meetings or other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to the use and distribution of the registrants or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions of such events and activities by MLA. Please contact MLA at [email protected] if you'd like to be removed from any list.

Code of Conduct

Download the complete Code of Conduct (pdf)

MLA’s vision is to be a highly effective, trusted network of libraries, library employees, trustees, friends and supporters working together to support and promote the highest quality library services throughout Michigan. To fulfill our vision, MLA has built, and is dedicated to maintaining, an inclusive and equitable community where all people can come together to advance our shared vision.

MLA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants and MLA staff. Each participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, and service providers, is expected to understand and follow MLA policies and report any violations. These expectations apply to all MLA activities (whether virtual or in-person), including but not limited to those held in conjunction with conferences, events, and meetings.Any conduct that is prohibited in-person is also prohibited online, including but not limited to on MLA social media pages and other online platforms. 

Health and Safety Guidelines

We ask you to be courteous and conscientious of others while meeting in-person at the event, especially when it comes to health and safety.


MLA will implement and follow all current requirements related to COVID-19 from the CDC and state and local health departments. With our guests' safety in mind, we strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend and that masks be worn in all indoor spaces for the safety of all attendees. These guidelines are subject to change based on requirements in place at the time of the event. MLA is committed to alerting all attendees of any changes, but please continue to visit MLA's website for the latest information.

Do not attend the conference if you are testing positive for COVID-19 or if you are unwell, showing COVID-19 symptoms or awaiting COVID-19 test results.

If any government orders restrict us from gathering, we will reassess the event dates and reimbursements at that time.

MLA will provide a full refund for any in-person event registration cancellations with documentation of any of the following:

  • Receipt of a positive COVID test
  • Required quarantine due to COVID exposure
  • State, local and federal government mandates regarding COVID-19 

Common Allergens

MLA will make every effort to ensure that provided meals are free of any declared allergens. Please ensure you have alerted MLA staff to any allergies you may have. If you have emergency medications, such as an EpiPen, please carry it with you during the conference.

Although we always aim to work with you to provide a safe and comfortable conference, we cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free event or prevent others from bringing potential allergens to the event. Conference attendees and exhibitors are asked to refrain from bringing, distributing, and consuming products containing peanuts and other nuts at the conference.


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