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2017 MLA Conference


June 9, 2017


Cal Shephard, State Librarian of North Carolina, said at the 2016 MLA conference,

"It is one of the best one day conferences I have been to."


Conference Program available

Registration is OPEN

$80 - Non-member

$65 - Member

$50 - Presenter

You must be present at the conference to receive your book. 

Please notify us prior to the conference if you will not be able to attend.

The New Librarianship Field Guide

Breakfast at registration: Fruit and muffins       
Lunch:  Mexican taco salad bar, desserts, tea, sodas and coffee

Location: CPCC Harris Conference Center

3216 CPCC Harris Campus Conference Drive

Charlotte, NC 28208

Dr. David Lankes keynote speaker


Dr. R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science and the 2016-2017 Follett Chair at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference.  Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, The Harvard School of Education, and was the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.


                                      Conference Hotel                    

Hyatt Place Charlotte/Arrowood

7900 Forest Point Boulevard

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 28273

Tel: +1 704 522 8400

Conference rate good through May 25, 2017
 $109 plus tax a night

Booking link below or call 1-888-591-1234
Reference the ID code at the end of the link


Check out the Members page (link out from the tab on the navigation menu). We have two job postings listed there and the power point presentation from the December Event.



Metrolina Library Association is made up of librarians and paraprofessionals from public, academic, school and special libraries, and other individuals interested in libraries.  We encourage awareness and cooperation, provide opportunities for social interaction among Charlotte area library professionals, offer continuing education opportunities, and encourage cooperation, networking, and resource sharing among Charlotte area libraries.



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