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    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hot Springs, AR
    2019 ArLA_SELA Joint Conference Logo

    Embassy Suites & Conference Center
    Hot Springs, AR
    September 27 through 29, 2019

    Sponsorship, Advertising, Exhibitors

    Exhibitor Hours: Saturday: 8AM -5PM

    Sunday: 8AM - 3PM

    Setup: Friday: 3PM-5PM

    Hotel information:

    Embassy Suites Hot Springs is the designated conference hotel. Room rate: $139/night. You may book your room at 501.624.9200 or online at

    Sign up online by clicking "Register" at the bottom of the page or download PDF Form.

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hot Springs Convention Center

    ArLASELA Joint Conference Logo Looking Back, Moving Forward, September 27-29, 2019

    The 2019 ArLA/SELA Joint Conference will be held Friday, September 27, 2019 through Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

    Embassy Suites Hot Springs is the designated conference hotel. Room rate: $139/night. You may book your room at 501.624.9200 or online at

    Code: ALA

    The full conference schedule can be found at

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Hot Springs, AR

    There are two Pre-Conferences to choose from. They are both going on at the same time. They are:

    Drama, Drama, Drama

    Fredonna Walker, Training Specialist, and Derrick Newby, Library Associate, both with William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock, present Drama, Drama, Drama- How to Make it Work for You, Not Against You. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn why drama happens and what you can do to turn it into the most valuable tool in your professional toolbox.

    Privacy in Libraries

    Privacy in Libraries, led by Bryan Neil Jones, Systems Librarian for Nashville Public Library and a member of the Library Freedom Project (, provides training regarding the ethical, legal, and technical issues of privacy in libraries. Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to address the problems of surveillance by making real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. By teaching librarians about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and digital tools to stop surveillance, LFP hopes to create a privacy-centric paradigm shift in libraries and the communities they serve.

    Both pre-conferences are $50/each. They are scheduled for Friday, September 27, 1-4 p.m., Salons A-C at Embassy Suites.

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, AR

    • 1 Nov 2019
    • 3 Nov 2019
    • Memphis, TN

    Register Now for the 2019 YALSA YA Services Symposium!

    Registration for YALSA's 2019 symposium, which will take place Nov. 1-3 in Memphis, TN is now open. Now through early bird registration (September 15), those who join YALSA and register for the symposium will be automatically entered for a chance to win free registration for the 2020 YALSA symposium. Additionally, non-members who join YALSA/ALA before registering become eligible to register with the YALSA member rate, apply for a $1,000 symposium travel stipend, gain access to a quarterly journal, additional grants, and more. Joining and then registering often costs less than the non-member rate. Additional events such as pre-conferences, a Graceland tour, and an author luncheon can be added for an extra fee. View the preliminary schedule. Learn more at

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR

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