by Robert R.

The opportunity for Librarians to network and learn abound. Conferences provide attendees the opportunity to learn new ideas and best practices, share success stories with each other, gain job placement assistance, and meet fellow Librarians from across the county and around the world.

ALASeal.jpg American Library Association:

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The ALA conferences are the big ones. These are attended by Librarians, trustees and staff from around the globe. At the conferences you will experience: over 300 educational programs covering a variety of hot topics, over 2000 committee meetings and events, andentrance to the exhibits, including the closing receptionYou deserve to go to these regularly.

January 15-19: The ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting - Boston,Massacheusetts

June 24-29, 2010: The ALA 2010 Annual Conference - Washington, DC

plaemblem.gif Public Library Association:

The Public Library Association (PLA), with more than 11,000 members is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association (see above). Every other year, PLA members from across the country—and across the globe—come together for the American Library Association's largest conference devoted to public librarianship.

Mar. 23-27: PLA 13th National Conference - Portland, Oregon

cil2010logo.gif Information Today

Computers in Libraries is the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of libraries and how they can leverage technology. The focus of the Computers in Libraries 2010 conference is on leading-edge technology that is building information fluency, transforming library operations, enabling information products and services, and redefining roles within all types and sizes of library and information services.

April 12-14 Computers in Libraries

akla-logo.jpg Alaska Library Association

Mar. 4-7 Anchorage, AK

LLA_logo.jpgLouisiana Library Association

Mar. 10-1 Baton Rouge

tla_logo.jpg Tennessee Library Association

March 17-19, Memphis, TN

wema_logo.jpgWisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association

April 4-6 Annual Conference Wisconsin Dells, WI

fla_logo.gifFlorida Library Association

April 7-9 Orlando

ksla_logo.pngKansas Library Association

Apr. 7-9 Wichita, KS

nmla-logo.jpgNew Mexico Library Association

April 7-9 Ruidoso, NM

mtla_logo.jpgMontana Library Association

April 7-10 Bozeman, MT

alla_logo.gifAlabama Library Association

Apr. 13-16 Huntsville, AL

TxLibraryA_logo.jpgTexas Library Association

Apr. 14-17 San Antonio

MOSchLibA_logo.jpgThe Missouri Association of School Librarians

April 18-20 Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach MO

CTLA_logo.jpgConnecticut Library Association

April 19-20 Mohegan Sun Casino

OKla_logo.jpgOklahoma Library Association

April 19-21 Oklahoma City (with Mountain Plains Library Association)

Maryland Library Association

April 21-23 Ocean City, MA

NJLA_logo.jpgNew Jersey Library Association

April 26-28 Long Branch, NJ

MALA_logo.jpgMassachusetts Library Association

April 28-30 Hyannis, MA

dla_logo.jpgDelaware Library Association

April 29 Dover, DE

UTLA_logo.gifUtah Library Association

May 12-14 St. George, UT

nhla_logo.jpgNew Hampshire Library Association

May 14 Worcester, NH

VTLA_logo.jpgVermont Library Association

May 25 Saint Michael's College (Burlington)

RILA_logo.jpgRhode Island Library Association

May 27-28 Smithfield, RI

blkcausus_logo.jpg7th National Conference of African American Librarians

August 4-9 Birmingham, AL

WALA_logo.jpgWashington Library Association with Pacific Northwest Library Association

August 11-13 Victoria, BC.

KYLA_logo.jpgKentucky Library Association

Sept. 15-19 Louisville, KY

sdla_logo.jpgSouth Dakota Library Association

Sept. 22-24 Sioux Falls, SD

ARLA_logo.gifArkansas Library Association with Southeastern Library Association

Sept. 26-28 Little Rock, AK

ILLA_logo.jpgIllinois Library Association

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Chicago, IL

NDLA_logo.gifNorth Dakota Library Association

Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Grand Forks, ND

mnla_logo.jpgMinnesota Library Association

Oct. 6-8 Rochester, MN

MOLA_logo.jpgMissouri Library Association

Oct. 6-8 Lake of the Ozarks, MO

IDLA_logo.jpgIdaho Library Association

Oct. 6-9 Post Falls, ID

NVLA_logo.gifNevada Library Association

Oct. 6-9 Henderson, NV

mela_logo.jpgMaine Library Association

Oct. 7-8 Camden, ME

cola_logo.jpgColorado Association of Libraries

Oct. 7-9 Loveland, CO

IALA_logo.jpgIowa Library Association

Oct. 12-14 Coralville, IA

WVLA_logo.jpgWest Virginia Library Association

Oct. 12-15 Roanoke, WV

Nebraska Library Association/NEMA

Oct. 13-15 Grand Island, NE

NewEngLA_logo.jpgNew England Library Association

Oct. 17-19 Boxborough, MA

PNLA_logo.jpgPacific Northwest Library Association

Oct. 17-22 Schweitzer Resort, ID

msla_logo.gifMississippi Library Association

Oct. 20-22 Vicksburg, MS

SCLA_logo.jpgSouth Carolina Library Association

Oct. 20-22 Myrtle Beach, SC

VLA_logo.jpgVirginia Library Association

Oct. 21-22 Portsmouth, VA

PALA_logo.jpgPennsylvania Library Association

Oct. 24-27 Lancaster, PA

WILA_logo.gifWisconsin Library Association

Nov. 2-5 Wisconsin Dells, WI

nylalogo.gifNew York Library Association

Nov. 3-6 Saratoga Springs, NY

mila_logo.gifMichigan Library Association

Nov. 10-12 Acme-Traverse City, MI

cala_logo.gifCalifornia Library Association

Nov. 12-15 Sacramento, CA

inla_logo.gifIndiana Library Federation

Nov. 15-17 Indianapolis, IN