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2022 MLA Conference Registration

  • 28 Sep 2022
  • 30 Sep 2022
  • Oasis Hotel and Convention Center 2546 North Glenstone Ave. Springfield, MO 65803


  • Contact attn Lisa Sampley for the Guest Presenter code.
  • This registration type does not register you for the conference. It allows you to add Trivia tickets to a previous registration. Please proceed to next page for pricing information. Select a different registration type if you are registering for the conference and add-ons.

Registration is closed

September 28th-30th, 2022

Oasis Hotel and Convention Center

2546 North Glenstone Ave. Springfield, MO 65803

Hotel Information:

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 Information:

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

Special Events:

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 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.

If you have questions, please contact:

Contact us:

1190 Meramec Station Road

Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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