Maine Library Association

MLA Events & Annoucements

    • 22 May 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sunday River Ski Resort, Grand Summit Hotel

    Keynote speaker: Kristina M.J. Powell, Executive Director of The Telling Room.

    Kristina will talk about her journey to this work with youth and creativity, the Telling Room concepts and philosophy.  Telling Room students will  share some of  their creative writing.  Kristina will also discuss connections of this work to Literacy and Libraries. 

    Kristina graduated from Bowdoin College with her BA in Anthropology, and for seven years she worked in admissions & enrollment at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and then co-managed the study abroad advising department. At Bates College, she served as Associate Director developing and implementing new programs for underrepresented alumni, students, and their families. Kristina later managed the development team at The Center for Grieving Children, and in June 2021 received her MBA while serving as the Director of The Berwick Fund at Berwick Academy.

    The Day's Schedule:

    • 9:30-10:30 Registration and Coffee/Snack
    • 10:30-12:30 Keynote:  Amplifying Youth Voices with Kristina Powell, Executive Director of The Telling Room
    • 12:30-1:30 Lunch and Conversation
    • 1:45-4:00 Intersystem Policies & You: A Work Session with MIN

    COVID protocols:

    • Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination at registration check-in. This can be your vaccination card, or a picture of it on your phone. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as "a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines." We strongly recommend attendees are "up-to-date", which the CDC defines as "a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible."

    • We will follow the current CDC guidelines and/or local mandates on masking, at the time of the event. MIN and MLA cannot require Sunday River staff or other guests to wear masks, if the facility is not requiring it at the time of the event. 
    • In order to keep meals as safe as possible, we have opted to order continental-style breakfasts and boxed lunches (sandwiches or salads) instead of the usual buffet-style meals. Please understand that this does limit our options, particularly for those with dietary restrictions/allergies. 

    Boxed Lunches:

    For the safety and comfort of all attendees, we have opted to offer boxed lunches instead of the usual buffet. Please indicate your selection and any dietary restrictions when registering.

    DELI SANDWICH WITH CHIPS:
    Choice of ham, roast beef, turkey, chicken salad, egg salad or veggie with cheddar, Swiss, American or pepper jack cheese on white, wheat, bulkie roll or wrap.

    GOURMET SANDWICH WITH CHIPS:
    + HAM, SWISS, SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO, ASPARAGUS, ARUGULA
    + APPLE PECAN DIJON CHICKEN SALAD, SPINACH
    + EDAMAME SPREAD, DIJON MUSTARD, ROASTED TOMATOES, ARUGULA, CUCUMBER (V)
    + GRILLED VEGETABLES, GARAM MASALA, CARROTS, HUMMUS, SPROUTS (V)

    CHEF SALAD: Romaine, sliced egg, turkey, ham, Swiss, cheddar, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots

    CAESAR SALAD: Romaine, Parmesan, croutons, classic dressing

    • 22 May 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel, Newry ME


    Please join us as an exhibitor or sponsor for our annual conference May 22nd-24th, 2022.

    Exhibitor registration is open!

    Keynote speaker: Deborah Caldwell-Stone

    Deborah Caldwell-Stone is the Director of ALA'S Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. For nearly two decades she has helped libraries, librarians, and trustees address a wide range of intellectual freedom issues, including the censorship of books and other library resources, library policies, and the privacy of library users' records. She advises ALA member groups on law and policy concerns and has done presentations for lawyers, trustees, and librarians addressing First Amendment and privacy law. She is a former appellate litigator.

    Keynote speaker: Bill Roorbach

    Bill Roorbach is the author of Lucky Turtle, newly released by Algonquin Books.  Previous fiction includes The Girl of the Lake, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, the bestselling Life Among Giants, and the Flannery O’Connor Award–winning collection Big Bend. His memoir in nature, Temple Stream, won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction and is available in a companion edition with Into Woods from Down East Books. Roorbach has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He held the William H. P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His craft book, Writing Life Stories, has been in print for twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the AtlanticPloughsharesGrantaEcotoneNew York Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Farmington and Scarborough with his family.

    Bill's new book, Lucky Turtle, will be available for pre-order to pick up at the conference.


    Please direct all questions by email to: academic@mainelibraries.org or mainelibrary@gmail.com and we will be glad to assist you! 

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    • 23 May 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 May 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sunday River Ski Resort - Grand Summit Hotel

    Please join us for the 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference. This will be our first in-person conference since the fall of 2019, and we would love to see you!

    For full details and the conference schedule, visit the main conference page here.

    We chose this year's theme because as trust in institutions, in information, and in professional expertise wanes in the culture, we remain Trusted. In order to maintain that trust, we must tend to our gardens. This conference will have a strong focus on intellectual freedom, which we hope will appeal to all types of librarians and library workers. Our sessions will cover lots of other topics as well, but this focus is so important for us right now, as we all know.

    This is an in-person conference. While we would love to be able to offer hybrid/virtual sessions, this is not feasible for us this year, in terms of workload and costs.

    The MLA Annual Business Meeting will be held at the end of the day, on Tuesday, May 24th. This meeting is where new board members are announced (terms begin July 1), board members present annual reports, and any proposed bylaws changes are discussed and voted upon. 

    The Maine Infonet Pre-conference event will be held on Sunday, May 22nd. This event has separate registration. If you are registering for both events, please select the discounted registration type, when registering for the pre-conference event. Click to register for the pre-conference event here.


    Keynote Speakers:

    Monday, May 23rd: Deborah Caldwell-Stone

    Deborah Caldwell-Stone is the Director of ALA'S Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation.  For nearly two decades she has helped libraries, librarians, and trustees address a wide range of intellectual freedom issues, including the censorship of books and other library resources, library policies, and the privacy of library users' records.  She advises ALA member groups on law and policy concerns and has done presentations for lawyers, trustees, and librarians addressing First Amendment and privacy law.  She is a former appellate litigator.

    Tuesday, May 24th: Bill Roorbach

    Bill's new book Lucky Turtle will be available for online presale for pickup and signing at the conference, thanks to Devaney, Doak and Garrett Booksellers.

    Bill Roorbach is the author of Lucky Turtle, newly released by Algonquin Books.  Previous fiction includes The Girl of the Lake, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, the bestselling Life Among Giants, and the Flannery O’Connor Award–winning collection Big Bend. His memoir in nature, Temple Stream, won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction and is available in a companion edition with Into Woods from Down East Books. Roorbach has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He held the William H. P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His craft book, Writing Life Stories, has been in print for twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the AtlanticPloughsharesGrantaEcotoneNew York Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Farmington and Scarborough with his family. 

    LODGING:

    For group rates on rooms at Sunday River Grand Summit Hotel, click here to book your room: https://sundayriver.com/booklodging?Group=86347F&resultFilterValue=S&Checkin=5/21/2022&Checkout=5/25/2022&pid=23190Our group rate is $139/night.

    COVID protocols:

    • Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination at registration check-in. This can be your vaccination card, or a picture of it on your phone. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as "a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines." We strongly recommend attendees are "up-to-date", which the CDC defines as "a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible."

    • MLA recommends wearing masks during indoor conference activities. We will follow the current CDC guidelines and/or local mandates on masking, at the time of the event. MLA cannot require Sunday River staff or other guests to wear masks, if the facility is not requiring it at the time of the event. 
    • In order to keep meals as safe as possible, we have opted to order continental-style breakfasts and boxed lunches (sandwiches or salads) instead of the usual buffet-style meals. Please understand that this does limit our options, particularly for those with dietary restrictions/allergies. 


    Schedule, Sponsors, and Fun:

    We will be using the Whova app for our conference schedule, so schedules, event and session descriptions and all of that will be found there. After you register, you will receive an invite to this conference from Whova, within a few days. 

    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • UMaine Augusta AND Virtual
    Register


    Please join us for a hybrid Maine Academic Libraries Day! We look forward to connecting with colleagues throughout the state as we discuss our current challenges and look forward to a brighter future. The schedule is below, with additional details to be shared as we approach the event date. 

     

    MALD 2022 Schedule

    9:00 - 9:30              Arrival & coffee/breakfast

    9:30 - 10:30            Opening Session, What's New at the Maine State Library?

    10:30 - 11:00          Break

    11:00 - 12:00          Concurrent Sessions I

    12:00 - 1:00            Lunch

    1:00 -  2:00             Concurrent Sessions 2

    2:00 - 2:30              Break & Snack

    2:30 -  3:30             Lightning Talks & Closing Session

    Concurrent sessions and descriptions can be seen here!

    We look forward to seeing you June 16th! In the meantime, please feel free to email Sarah (sarah.lucchesi@maine.edu) with any questions.

Past events

25 Apr 2022 Genealogy discussion
21 Apr 2022 Coffee Chat: Reopening Strategies
08 Apr 2022 National Library Week -- Media Day Toolbox
06 Apr 2022 National Library Week -- Library Policy Day
03 Apr 2022 National Library Week
25 Mar 2022 Oceans of Possibilities for Planning
17 Mar 2022 Coffee Chat: Collection Development and Censorship - A different kind of discussion around a foundational topic for Librarians
17 Feb 2022 Coffee Chat: Setting Boundaries with Patrons
20 Jan 2022 Coffee Chat: Programming with SNAP-Ed
19 Nov 2021 Beg, Borrow, & Steal 2021
18 Nov 2021 Coffee Chat: Intro to MLA Special Interest & Advocacy Groups
02 Nov 2021 Archives & Special Collections Interest Group: Fall Gathering
21 Oct 2021 Coffee Chat: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About cloudLibrary
16 Sep 2021 Coffee Chat: RA for Everyone!
30 Jun 2021 Maine Academic Libraries Day 2021
24 Jun 2021 Coffee Chat: School Year Breakdown
21 Jun 2021 Dungeons & Dragons Session 4 - Online Gaming
14 Jun 2021 Dungeons & Dragons Session 3 - Gameplay
07 Jun 2021 Dungeons & Dragons Session 2 - Character Development
01 Jun 2021 Dungeons & Dragons Session 1 - History & Background
24 May 2021 2021 Annual Conference - Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration
24 May 2021 MLA Annual Conference 2021
11 May 2021 Coffee Chat: How Do You To-Do?
26 Mar 2021 IFC: Chew the Facts, Article Chat
18 Mar 2021 Coffee Chat: What's the Plan?
10 Mar 2021 Maine Library Legislative Day Presents: ALA Advocacy Academy Part II
03 Mar 2021 Maine Library Legislative Day Presents: ALA Advocacy Academy Part I
16 Feb 2021 Coffee Chat: Evaluating and Selecting Popular e-Resources
21 Jan 2021 Coffee Chat: Self-Care, what does that even mean anymore?
27 Oct 2020 Fall Discussion Group: A Discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
21 Oct 2020 Fall Discussion Group: A Discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
13 Oct 2020 Fall Discussion Group: A Discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
06 Aug 2020 Membership discussion and vote on bylaws changes
12 Jun 2020 MLA Executive Board Meeting
03 Jun 2020 Maine Academic Libraries Day 2020
08 May 2020 MLA Annual Meeting 2020
20 Mar 2020 CANCELED - YSS Summer Reading Planning 2020- Session 2
09 Mar 2020 YSS Summer Reading Planning 2020- Session 1
20 Feb 2020 Maine Library Legislative Day
14 Feb 2020 MLA Executive Council Meeting
01 Nov 2019 Beg, Borrow, & Steal 2019
30 Sep 2019 2019 Exhibitors Annual Conference
30 Sep 2019 2019 Maine Library Association Conference - Building Stronger Communities for Maine's Next 200 Years
29 Sep 2019 Maine InfoNet Pre-Conference
12 Jun 2019 Maine Academic Libraries Day
03 Jun 2019 MLA Executive Council Meeting -- NOTE LOCATION AND DATE CHANGE
10 May 2019 MLA Annual Meeting: Development for Libraries with No Development Staff
12 Apr 2019 MLA Executive Council Meeting
18 Mar 2019 Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices
08 Mar 2019 YSS Summer Reading Planning Session 2019
08 Feb 2019 MLA Executive Council Meeting
14 Dec 2018 MLA Executive Council Meeting
01 Oct 2018 Beer Through the Decades: Beer Tasting supporting the Ainsworth Scholarship
01 Oct 2018 2018 Exhibitors Annual Conference
01 Oct 2018 2018 Maine Library Association Conference - The Future is Now
30 Sep 2018 Sharing in Maine: a Maine InfoNet Pre-Conference
14 Sep 2018 MLA Executive Council Meeting
08 Jun 2018 MLA Executive Council Meeting
23 May 2018 2018 MLA Annual Meeting & Library Trends Discussions
13 Apr 2018 MLA Executive Council Meeting
21 Mar 2018 YSS Summer Reading Planning Session
09 Feb 2018 MLA Executive Council Meeting
08 Dec 2017 MLA Executive Council Meeting
02 Oct 2017 2017 Annual Conference Exhibitors
02 Oct 2017 2017 Maine Library Association Conference
23 Aug 2017 Beg Borrow Steal 2017
29 Jun 2017 Tea Time!
17 May 2017 2017 MLA Annual Meeting and More
16 Oct 2015 MLA Executive Council Meeting
24 Aug 2015 Beg, Borrow or Steal 2015
25 Aug 2014 Beg, Borrow Steal 2014
23 Jun 2014 CSLP Reading Program Manuals
06 Jun 2014 MLA Council Meeting
02 May 2014 NMLD Youth Services Lunch
02 May 2014 CMLD Youth Services Lunch
11 Apr 2014 MLA Council Meeting
21 Feb 2014 MLA Council Meeting
13 Dec 2013 MLA Council Meeting
19 Aug 2013 Beg, Borrow Steal 2013
12 Jun 2013 MLA June Council Meeting
10 May 2013 MLA Annual Meeting
08 Mar 2013 MLA Council Meeting
11 Jan 2013 MLA Council Meeting
09 Nov 2012 MLA Council Meeting

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