Conference Committee Info

Our new conference committee for 2018 is listed below.  Coming soon — a summary of the 2017 conference, pictures and more!

Core membership of the 2018 Conference Committee

DLA VP/Conference Chair: Lani Hahn
PLD:  Catherine Wimberley
YSD:  Jessica Webb
DASL: Kim Read
CRLD:  Molly Olney-Zide
DLA Exec. Director Cathay Keough
FODL/Silent Auction Chair:  Kay Bowes
DDL Professional Development Coordinator:  Katie McDonough


Get ready for our MLA/DLA Joint State Conference in early May 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge Maryland!

Our 2017 Conference Committee consists of VP/Conference Committee Chairs for each Division, the DLA Executive Board, and DLA Executive Director (6 persons).  There are also key members who need to keep informed and involved for marketing, promotion, and the development of a conference that provides excellent learning opportunities.

Core Members of the 2017 Conference Committee:
Committee Members:
Essential Partners:
Conference Meeting Notes:


If you would like to be involved with the Conference Committee, please contact your Division VP/Conference Chair Michelle or Cathay.  There are short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities!

The DLA Conference Planning Committee Workshop Proposal Forms will be available online soon.

Initial workshop proposals are due by August 9.  Formal, final proposals are generally due by October 2016.  Submit these to Michelle Hughes, DLA VP/Conference Committee Chair ( and Cathay Keough (  Details including forms, deadlines, etc. will be posted in July.  Think about what types of workshops and who to contact as potential workshop presenters now.