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2024 Theme


All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, 100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613.

Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Library Advocacy

  • Use/Role of AI in Libraries

  • Leadership

  • Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

  • Programming Ideas

  • Collection Development

  • Engaging Library Customers

  • Children and Teen Services

Staff at all levels from public, private, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend! There are many new members to MLA and we would love to see new faces engaging in networking and learning at this year’s conference!

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. ($) indicates events requiring a payment for a separate registration or ticket.  Schedule is subject to change.

Thank you for a great 2023 MLA | DLA Conference!

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  • Kelsey Hughes, MLA Conference Chair

  • Anita Crawford, MLA Conference Co-Chair

  • Anne Hiller Clark, DDL/DLA VP, DLA Conference Chair

  • Jen Wilson, DLA Past President, DLA Co-Chair

  • Lisa Kenyon, Author Award Committee Chair

  • Beth Heltebridle, Ignite Talks Coordinator

  • Shirley Mason, Ignite Talks Coordinator and EDI Panel

  • Catherine Wimberley, Social Committee Co-Chair

  • Lisa Allgeier, Social Committee Co-Chair

  • Jennifer Jones, Website/Sched Chair

  • Amy Miller Meyers, Social Media and Marketing Chair

  • Josh Stone, MLA Executive Director

  • Kate Monagan, MLA Office & Vendor Chair

  • Leah Sims - MLA Office


  • ​Sarah Biddinger

  • June Brittingham

  • Jake Ciarapica

  • Jim DeArmey 

  • Karen Earp

  • Meg Faller

  • Jaclyn Hale

  • Brianna Hughes

  • Christine Iko

  • Kevin Jayce

  • Teonja Jung

  • Mike Kiel

  • Melissa Lauber

  • Pamela Mann

  • Monica McAbee

  • Katelyn McLimans

  • ​Rachel Miller

  • Sharon Morris

  • Carl Olson

  • Jo Powers

  • Carrie Sanders

  • Tiff Sutherland

  • Pam Taylor

  • Traci Woods Eaton


  • Naomi Keppler, President

  • KennethWayne Thompson, Vice President/President Elect

  • Conni Strittmatter, Secretary

  • Carl Olson, Treasurer

  • Kelsey Hughes, Conference Director

  • David Dahl, ALA Councilor

  • Mary Anne Bowman, Past President

  • Joshua Stone, MLA Executive Director


  • Rachel Culver, President

  • Anne Hiller-Clark, Vice President

  • Katherine Goff, Secretary

  • Jaclyn Hale, Treasurer

  • Tameca Beckett, ALA Councilor

  • Jen Wilson, Past President

  • Dr. Annie Norman, Delaware State Librarian

  • Kay Bowes, President, Friends of Delaware Libraries

  • Beth-Ann Ryan, CRLD President

  • Harry Brake, DASL President

  • Jamie Morris, PLD President

  • Susan Elizabeth Cordle, YSD President

Social media  #MLADLA23

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