NLA-MPLA 2017 Conference Update

The joint conference of the Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association will be held October 16 through 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe.  From the sounds of sensory story time to the whir of a 3D printer, libraries are much more than quiet spaces; they are hubs of experience and knowledge creation that set the stage for vibrant communities.  As librarians it’s time to turn up the volume on innovation as we seek inspiration to deliver new models of information literacy and lifelong education; on engagement with listeners, learners, and makers of all ages and from all backgrounds; on advocacy as we share impactful stories of how libraries empower.

 Call For Proposals is now open at https://goo.gl/forms/4FMghIvKwaKOYbYF3 and closes on May 31.  Seeking proposals to support the theme of Turn Up the Volume! in the areas of innovation, advocacy, and engagement.

Room Reservations at a special conference rate may be made at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=75399&Chain using the group code NLAMPLA17.

Tentative schedule

  • Monday, October 16 – Nevada Library Association Executive Board Meeting, Mountain Plains Library Association Board Meeting, Nevada Library Directors Board Meeting, Preconference Workshops, Exhibitor Reception
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Full conference day
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Full conference day

Getting here is easy by flying into Reno/Tahoe International Airport and taking an airport shuttle or driving one hour to Stateline, Nevada at the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe.

Coming soon:  call for exhibitors, attendee registration, and more information about programs, events, and activities.

Upcoming Conferences
YearDateState AssociationLocationInformation
2017 16 - 18 October 2017 Nevada Library Association South Lake Tahoe, Nevada  Website
2018 Fall Kansas Library Association Wichita, Kansas  
2019 Fall New Mexico Library Association TBA  
2020   No Conference - Transition to Spring Conference Schedule    
2021 Spring Utah Library Association TBA  
Previous Conferences
YearDateState AssociationLocationInformation
2016 20 - 22 October Colorado Association of Libraries Loveland, Colorado Conference Website
2015 23 - 25 September Wyoming Library Association Cheyenne, Wyoming Website
2014 12 - 14 November Arizona Library Association Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona Photos
Handouts
2013 25 - 27 September South Dakota Library Association
North Dakota Library Association
Sioux Falls, South Dakota Handouts
Photos
2012 17 - 19 October Nebraska Library Association LaVista, Nebraska Handouts
Photos
2011 06 - 09 April Montana Library Association Billings, Montana Handouts
Photos
2010 19 - 21 April Oklahoma Library Association Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Handouts
Photos
2009 01 - 03 April Kansas Library Association Wichita, Kansas Handouts
Photos
2008 29 April - 02 May Utah Library Association Salt Lake City, Utah Handouts
Photos
2007 14 - 16 March New Mexico Library Association Albuquerque, New Mexico Handouts
Photos
2006 No Conference - Transition to Spring conference schedule
2005 12 - 15 October Wyoming Library Association Jackson Hole, Wyoming Handouts
Photos
2004 20 - 24 October Colorado Association of Libraries Denver, Colorado Photos
2003 05 - 08 November Nevada Library Association Incline Village, Nevada Handouts
Photos
2002 02 - 05 October North Dakota Library Association
South Dakota Library Association
Fargo, North Dakota Photos
2001 05 - 07 December Arizona Library Association Phoenix, Arizona  
2000 24 - 28 October Nebraska Library Association Omaha, Nebraska Photos
1999 13 - 16 June Montana Library Association Big Sky, Montana Photos
1998 06 - 09 May Utah Library Association Salt Lake City, Utah Photos
1997 30 April - 03 May Oklahoma Library Association Shangri La, Oklahoma  
1996 01 - 03 April Kansas Library Association Wichita, Kansas  
1995 04 - 06 October South Dakota Library Association
North Dakota Library Association
Sioux Falls, South Dakota  
1994 26 - 29 October Nevada Library Association North Lake Tahoe, Nevada  
1993   Colorado Library Association Snowmass, Colorado  
1992   Wyoming Library Association Cheyenne, Wyoming  
1991   Arizona Library Association Phoenix, Arizona  
1990   Utah Library Association Salt Lake City, Utah  
1989   Wyoming Library Association Billings, Montana