Spring Conference 2015

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Bold Moves: New Connections - ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2015

Bold Moves: New Connections

ILA/ACRL Spring Conference
Friday, March 20, 2015
Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Iowa academic libraries are continually challenged by space limitations, restrictive budgets, and the ever-changing needs and expectations of library stakeholders. This spring, the ILA/ACRL conference brings us together to highlight innovative academic library programs, partnerships and services across our state. Join us in Des Moines to learn how our colleagues are reaching out to new partners or constituencies, planning for the future and taking risks.

Welcome and Keynote

Dr. Janet McMahill
Janet McMahill

Michael Scott
Michael Scott

A welcome address will be offered by Dr. Janet McMahill, Dean of the School of Education at Drake University.

Joining us as our keynote speaker is Michael Scott, our new State Librarian. Formerly serving as the director of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) in Minnesota, Scott has a background in both health sciences libraries and library automation.

The IPAL Conference will be held the day before on Thursday, March 19th, also at Drake University.

Conference Program

Session Documents and Slides

Conference Registration


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines under the name "Drake Library Conference" for the nights of March 18th and March 19th. Please be sure to call the hotel directly to receive the conference rate. The hotel phone number is 515-255-4000. When calling to make a reservation, please request a reservation under the Drake Library Conference block to get the discounted rate of $94.00.

Any rooms not reserved by March 4th will be released for sale to the public.


Sign up for dine-arounds!

More Information

  • Directions & Parking - Free parking is available in the Olmsted Center Visitor Parking Lot, which is just west of Cowles Library on University Avenue.