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I didn’t pay for a meal but want to hear the speaker, can I?

Yes! After the meal there will be seats at the back where you can sit.

What does the resort fee get me?

Access to the pool, mini golf, sand volleyball, Frisbee golf, horseshoes and more. 

Do I have to go to the sessions I chose when registering?

No, you can go to any session where there is room. If you want contact hours, just make sure you stay the whole time.

Can I add sessions to my personal calendar with Sched? 

Yes.  Log into your Sched account using a desktop, click on the calendar icon, then choose your preferred method.  Visit Sched's help page on managing your schedule for assistance:

Does MLA/DLA agree with everything that is presented at the Conference? 

Because the Conference serves as an open forum, opinions expressed and/or materials distributed by program participants do not necessarily reflect, or imply advocacy or endorsement by the Maryland or Delaware Library Association, its officers, or members.  The statements and opinions contained in the exhibitor descriptions in the Conference Brochure are solely those of the individual exhibitors and not of the Maryland or Delaware Library Association. The appearance of advertisements in the Sched Mobile App and Brochure are not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of the effectiveness or quality. To the extent permissible under applicable laws, no responsibility is assumed by the MLA/DLA for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringement of intellectual property or privacy rights, or products liability, whether resulting from the negligence or otherwise, or from any use of operation, ideas, instructions, procedures, products, or methods contained in the material therein.

How do I participate in MLA Connect? 

Join the conversation on MLA Connect! Visit (or download the Tradewing app) to chat with other conference attendees; just look for the “2023 MLA/DLA Annual Conference – Level Up!” group.

MLA Members: Log into MLA Connect (Tradewing) using your MLA username and password.

Non-MLA Members: You will need to create a Tradewing account before joining the group.

If you need assistance, please contact or stop by the MLA Office on the Second Floor of the Conference Center.

What do all the acronyms mean?

BCMLA Black Caucus of MLA

CML Citizens for Maryland Libraries

DLA Delaware Library Association

DLA CRLD College and Research Libraries Division

DLA DASL Delaware Association of School Librarians

DLA DDL Delaware Division of Libraries

DLA PLD Public Libraries Division

DLA YSD Youth Services Division

MLA Maryland Library Association

MLA ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries, MD

MLA CSD Children’s Services Division

MLA EDI Equity Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group

MLA FOLIG Future of Libraries Interest Group

MLA GIIG Government Information Interest Group

MLA IFP Intellectual Freedom Panel

MLA LAIG Library Advocacy Interest Group

MLA LDD Leadership Development Division

MLA LGBTQ+ LGBTQ+ Interest Group

MLA MAPIG Maryland Adult Programming Interest Group

MLA MIG Materials Interest Group

MLA OSIG Outreach Services Interest Group

MLA PSD Public Services Division

MLA RAIG Reader’s Advisory Interest Group

MLA SSD Support Staff Division

MLA TIG Teen Interest Group

MSLA Maryland State Library Agency


Still have questions? Contact Us 



If you’ve never been to an MLA/DLA conference before, or if it’s been….say years since you’ve been, this will be a great opportunity to learn about all the fun (and educational) things happening throughout the conference! We’ll be covering how to use the conference website/app to maximize your time, what social events will be happening, how to collect your CEUs, and more! 

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View the recording Passcode: 43M0P#JF

2023 Posted 5/4/2023

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