Conference Planning Committee 2024

The DLA/MLA Conference takes place in Cambridge, Maryland, May 8-10, 2024. The DLA/MLA Conference represents the full range of library organizations (academic, school, public, specialized, etc.) and positions within the library. We want to see submissions from those in public, private, school, and academic libraries.

We want to see submissions from librarians, support staff, circulation staff, those in the collection development department, catalogers, leaders, human resource generalists, those doing mobile services, degreed and non-degreed workers, processing staff, graphic designers, those fundraising for their organization, etc.!  Because of this, we encourage and invite submissions/participation from staff at all levels and types of organizations

Theme in 2024:
Seeds of Change is our theme for the conference. We put together a few thoughts to expand on the idea to give you something to consider as you think about your own proposal.

  • Exploring the possibilities with growing new ideas and concepts. 
  • Encouraging growth.
  • Planting seeds for the future.
  • Engaging library customers in new ways. 
  • Use/role of AI in libraries.
  • Cultivation
  • Renewal

The 2024 Annual Conference Committee is comprised of the following people:

  • Scott Businsky, Co-Chair
  • Rachel Culvery, Co-Chair
  • Harry Brake, DASL
  • Kayla Abner, CRLD
  • Jaclyn Hale
  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Rachel West
  • Catherine Wimberley

Conference Planning Meetings: 

  • 4th Wednesday of every month at 12pm