Conference Committee Info 2019

Our conference committee for 2019 is listed below.  

Core members of the 2019 Conference Committee

DLA VP/Conference Co-Chair:  Alison Wessel
DLA Past President/Conference Co-Chair:  Michelle Hughes 
DLA Executive Director: Cathay Keough
PLD:  Pam Stevens 
YSD:  Renate Cumming
DASL: Katelynn Scott
CRLD:  Amanda McCollom
FODL/Silent Auction Chair:  Kay Bowes
DDL Professional Development Coordinator and DLA Scholarships, Awards & Citations Committee Chair:  Katie McDonough
Additional DLA Conference Committee Members:

Get ready for our MLA/DLA Joint State Conference on May 1-3, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge Maryland!


Want to get involved?  We’d love to have your help!  Contact Cathay Keough for information about opportunities during the planning process and onsite.  


Our 2018 Conference Committee consists of VP/Conference Committee Chairs for each Division, the DLA Executive Board, and DLA Executive Director and DDL Professional Development Coordinator (8 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. 

2019  Additional Conference Committee Members (as of March 2018)

  • Preethy Cherian – preethy.cherian AT 
  • Rosie Mujica – rosie.mujica AT
  • Claire Otterbein –  claire.otterbein AT
  • Kristen Chelmow – kristen.chelmow AT
  • Catherine Wimberley – catherine.wimberley AT

2019 Conference Committee Essential Partners:

Conference Meeting Notes:

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

June/July:  Begin to list workshops and potential speakers now. What do you want to see for your Division and Delaware libraries in 2019?


Initial workshop proposals are usually due in late September.  Formal, final proposals are generally due sometime in October.  Submit these to Michelle Hughes, DLA President ( AT, Alison Wessle (alison.wessel AT  and Cathay Keough (cathay.keough AT  Details including forms, deadlines, etc. will be posted in July/August.