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Conference Listings

General Library Conferences

  • American Library Association Annual Conference: http://www.ala.org/annual (in June or July)
  • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting: http://www.ala.org/midwinter (in January)
  • Medical Library Association Annual Meeting: http://mlanet.org/am/
  • Library and Information Association of South African Conferences: http://www.liasa.org.za/conferences/
  • LIANZA Conference (Annual Conference of Library and Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa): http://www.lianza.org.nz/news-events/conferences

Public Library Conferences

  • Public Library Track at Internet Librarian 2005: Implementing New Technologies in PLs
  • Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Annual Conference, May 3-5, 2006, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. See http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/conf.html for more information.

Academic Library Conferences

  • Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) Annual Conference, March 28-31, 2006, Stevens Point, WI. Watch http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/waal/ for more information!

Local/State Library Conferences

  • SEFLIN Future of Libraries Conference
  • Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, "Grand River, Great Libraries," October 25-28, 2005, La Crosse, WI. See http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/conferences/2005/ for more information.
  • Missouri Association of School Librarians Annual Fall Seminar, November 12, 2005, Columbia, MO. See http://www.maslonline.org for more information
  • Illinois : Reaching Forward South Conference for Library Support Staff, September 28 & 29, 2006, Springfield, IL. See http://www.reachingforwardsouth.org/ for more information.

Special Library Conferences

  • SLA's Events & Conferences
    • 2006 SLA Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland (June 11-14, 2006)
  • Joint Conference of the Midcontinental/Midwest Chapters of the Medical Library AssociationLicense to Learn / License to Lead will be held in Omaha, Nebraska (October 12-16, 2007)
  • American Association of Law Libraries Events
    • The 102nd AALL Annual Meeting & Conference will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC (July 25 - 28, 2009)
  • Young Adult Literature Symposium YALSA's biennial event. The next one is in Albuquerque Nov. 5-7, 2010.
  • [1] Florida State Courts and County Law Libraries annual conference in Florida.This year's conference will be held at the Palm Beach County Law Library, Date to be confirmed.

Technology-Heavy Library Conferences

  • Blog University September 18, 2005 Marriott Crystal City, Arlington, VA
  • Computers in Libraries Hilton, Washington, D.C. March 22-24, 2006
  • Information Online 2007 The 13th Conference & Exhibition: 30 January – 1 February, 2006, Sydney, Australia
  • Internet Librarian International 2005 London, UK October 10-11 2005
  • Internet Librarian 2005 Monterey, CA October 24-26, 2005
  • Internet Librarian 2006 Monterey, CA October 23-25, 2006
  • Internet Librarian International 2006 London, UK October 16-17 2006
  • Library Camp NYC 2007 Baruch College, New York, NY, August 14, 2007
  • VALA2006 : Connecting with Users 8 - 10 February, 2006, Melbourne, Australia

Library Application Development Conferences

  • Access 2006 October 11-14, 2006 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • code4lib 2006 February 15-17, 2006 LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

New Professionals' Conferences

  • ALIA New Librarians' Symposium NLS2006: Pathways and Possibilities December 1-2 2006, Sydney Australia

Cons (Gaming, Manga, Graphic Novels, Comics)

New York Comiccon -The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference2007: "The New Trends Shaping Pop Culture"(February 23-25, 2007)

animecentral: the midwest anime and manga convention Chicago, IL (May 11-13, 2007)

Heroes Convention Charlotte, NC (June 15-17, 2007)

Gen Con Indy 2007 Indianapolis, IN (August 16-19, 2007)

Penny Arcade ExpoSeattle, Washington (August 24-26, 2007)

National Gamers Guild National Listing of Gaming Conventions

Blogs/Websites to Watch

  • InfoToday Blog
  • LITA Blog
  • PLA Blog
  • Library and Information Association of South Africa Western Cape Branch Blog

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

  • Ten Things I've Learned Presenting at Library Conferences
  • Who Pays to Attend ALA Conference Survey Results

Other Lists of Conferences

  • International Calendar of Information Science Conferences (ICISC) - quick view (also see fancy view)