ILA arranges two different conference events annually:

  • ILA Annual Conference
    A major event held every year in October.
  • Oct 4-6, 2017  Riverside Hotel, Garden City (Boise), Chair: Lacey Welt, lwelt@cityofcaldwell.org
  • Oct 2018 Moscow
  • Regional Conferences
    Smaller regional events held in Spring. 

Why Attend ILA Conferences

ILA is all about strengthening and empowering library community. Libraririan, Students, Sponsors and more all come to ILA to exchange ideas and inspiration. Together with industry pros and visionaries, you’ll learn about the latest practices, techniques, and strategies for delivering your best work. Come to ILA and explore how libraries are innovating and changing and what part you should play in that to stay on top of things.

Top reasons to attend

Boiling Pot

We bring together a mix of people from a wide variety of organizations. No matter what the role or the industry, everyone is focused on creating great library experiences. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year.

Become more productive

ILA will help you work smarter and faster, starting the very next day. You’ll take ideas on how to market your services. Attend training sessions and learn from real-world case studies of success.

Bring new visionary energy to your work

Get exposed to new ways of thinking about your position and some of the coolest, boundary-pushing, experimental work libraries engage in

Upgrade your skills

The expanded session tracks are packed with sessions that directly relate to the work you’re doing now and the work you need to do next. The wide variety of sessions offered allows you to choose those most applicable to your organization.

Learn from each other

All ILA sessions are taught by different people

Bring home best practices

Exchange ideas and build one-on-one relationships with people who have dealt with the same challenges our organization is facing and learn how they tackled those challenges. And when you leave, they’ll be a part of your organization’s extended network.

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