Spring Conference 2018 Registration, Schedule, and Everything You Need to Know!

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Are you ready to COME TOGETHER for a dynamic two-day conference? We hope so! This year, ILA/ACRL and IPAL are joinging together to host a two-day conference, May 31st-June 1st at Drake University's Olmsted Center While we have co-ordinated our 1-day conference for many years, this year, we're joining forces to offer an integrated two-day conference experience. 

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote speaker is Loretta Parham, CEO & Library Director of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., an independent entity operating as the single library shared by its four member institutions--Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Parham was named the 2017 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.

Hotel Information

Hotels blocks are available at two area hotels.

1. The Holiday Inn Express at Drake University, 1140 25th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311 and the Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus, 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314. Room type: 2 Queen Beds Rate: $104/night, plus 12% state/local taxes Discount code: ILA-ACRL (cut-off date: May 9, 2018.) Reservations must be made by phone at 515-255-4000 to receive the conference discounted rate. After the cut-off date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. 

2. The Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus, 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314. Room type: 2 Double Beds Rate: $109/night, plus 12% state/local taxes Discount code: ILA-ACRL (cut-off date: May 9, 2018). Must place reservations by phone at 515-283-0151 to receive the discounted conference rate. Note: complimentary downtown and airport shuttle until 11 p.m. that serves Drake University.  After the cut-off date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. 

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