Spring Conference 2017

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Spring Conference 2017

Event hashtag: #ilaacrl17

Welcome to the 2017 ILA/ACRL Spring Conference site!! This year’s theme is Looking in, reaching out: Whom do we serve? The conference will focus on ways in which libraries are preparing to sustainably serve users in an environment of respect for all.  The Planning Committee is particularly excited to have Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The title of Lisa’s presentation is Seeing Those We Serve: An Ethos of Hospitality.  She will be discussing the concept of personal and organizational hospitality in the context of equity and inclusion in our field.



Online registration: Deadline for registration is May 12, 2017

Lodging: A block of rooms have been reserved at two hotels in the downtown area for May 18th. Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines are available for $159 and may be reserved  by calling (515) 657-8181 on or before 5:00 p.m. April 18, 2017. Those wishing to stay at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown – Mercy for $109 may make a reservation by calling (515) 283-0151 by April 27, 2017.

Dine Around locations and sign up

Direction to and map of the Grand View Student Center and parking


Map of the Grand View campus


View the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2017 schedule & directory.