September 28th-30th, 2022
Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone Ave. Springfield, MO 65803
Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
MLA has booked a block of rooms at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, 2546 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803. Reserve your room online at:
(NOTE: You will need to specify both your CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT DATES on the website to see room type availability.) You may also book with the hotel directly at 417-866-5253.
Our group number is MR08N8.
All rooms MUST be booked before Friday, August 26, 2022. After this date, the group room block is released to the general public and you will no longer have access to the special group rate.
Registration closes September 14, 2022
Early Bird Registration Rate (ends August 26, 2022)
● Full Conference Member $120
● Full Conference Non-Member $250
● One Day Member $75
● One Day Non-Member $205
● Full Conference Student $50
● Full Conference Retiree/Trustee/Friend $85
Regular Registration Rates (August 27, 2022 - September 14, 2022)
● Full Conference Member $160
● Full Conference Non- Member $290
● One-Day Member $105
● One-Day Non-Member $235
● Full Conference Student $85
● Full Conference Retiree/Trustee/Friend $120
● One-Day Trade Show $85
● Single Session Guest Presenter $20
MLA is offering 3 pre-conferences. All pre-conferences will take place on Wednesday, September 28th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The pre-conferences are free to attend but registration is required.
RA For All
Presented by: Becky Spratford, sponsored by LibraryReads
Genealogy and Local History in ACTION: Resources and Training for the Library Professional
Presented by: Members of the MLA Local History and Genealogy Community of Interest
Access Challenged? Intellectual Freedom Workshop
Presented by: Tiffany Mautino and Colleen Norman, Mid-Continent Public Library & Joe Kohlburn, Jefferson College
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
PEER Bohley Trivia Night
Ticketed event $15 advance/$20 at the door
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Thusnelda Schmidt Luncheon
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM $30
Join us for lunch and a talk with an award winning children's author!
Friday, September 30, 2022
"Programming Over Pankcakes" Breakfast
9:00-10:30 AM $20
Enjoy a pancake breakfast while hearing from librarians from across the state, and share some of your favorite adult programming ideas, during this special event.
MLA Tumblers are back. Order your tumbler in advance for $10.00.
Policies and notes:
Conference event dates/times are subject to change Please refer to the conference schedule for the most up-to-date information.
Cancellation policy: Refund requests must be submitted in writing before September 1. After that time, only hardship requests for refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Conference Photography: Conference volunteers will be taking photos and/or video during the conference that may be used in MLA social media postings or other MLA print or online publications. Your attendance at the conference grants permission for these images to be used. Those wishing not to be photographed or recorded should inform the photographer.
Code of Conduct: The Missouri Library Association (MLA) hosts professional events and communication outlets to enable its members to receive continuing education, build professional networks, and discover new products and services for professional use. To provide all participants the opportunity to benefit from MLA events, the Missouri Library Association is committed to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.
The Missouri Library Association follows the American Library Association’s Statement of Appropriate Conduct regarding harassment or other inappropriate behaviors. If any MLA member ever feels uncomfortable or harassed, or if they witness any violations of these policies, they should reach out to an MLA event planner, an MLA Board member as designated by name badge, or to conference security, if applicable. Individuals may also email firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be directed to the MLA Board for further action. Anyone working in a college or university setting may also be required to contact their Title IX officer.
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