"Libraries are more than the information they curate. They are spaces for unity, meditation, yoga, resume writing, sewing, knitting, playing, studying, researching, cooking, gardening, language learning, music playing, reading, writing, dreaming - I could go on. Without libraries and all of us who work in them, these opportunities for engagement and education would be lost. Without libraries, misinformation and disregard for the truth threaten to become the norm." ~ Sarah Hammill, FLA President
Theme: Don't gamble with the facts...Bet on your library!
Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels and three children’s books. Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. View full bio here.
More non-compete exhibitor time than ever before!
Our hotel is located within walking distances to a variety of restaurants and shops, including a direct walkway to City Walk!
An action-packed President's Reception!- Casino games: blackjack, roulette, poker (no actual gambling will occur), DJ, Silent Auction, Wine Toss, and more, all to support our FLA Scholarships!!
WiFi Provided in meeting space
Over 40 breakout sessions covering the following areas of interest: Advocacy, Professional & Personal Development, Technology, Information Literacy and many more!
The Conference Buddy Program is back! Click here for more details
Connecting with new and old friends
Poster Sessions, Lightning Rounds and Tech Zone- featuring Makerspaces
Friends' Day- New day this year! Friends' Day is on Wednesday, May 15th. Start your conference off with the opening session and awards ceremony, enjoy an exclusive lunch and end the day with 2 back-to-back breakout sessions.
As a child, Greg spent much of his time in the library. The lessons he learned from his favorite books sparked a lifelong interest in service and diversity. For his subsequent civic and philanthropic efforts, he has received honors such as the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured by media such as Good Morning America. View full bio here.