LEADING THE LIBRARY
PROFESSION IN MASSACHUSETTS
FOR OVER 100 YEARS
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Esme Green (Sudbury)
Ellen MJ Keane (UMass Lowell)
Joanne Lamothe (Sandwich)
Laurie Lessner (SAILS)
The mission of the Conference Committee is to promote professional development within the Massachusetts library community through the planning and execution of a high quality annual conference. We aim to present a conference which features a robust mix of local and nationally recognized leaders, innovators and speakers who will engage with a wide range of relevant topics that will encourage thought, conversation, action, and growth among individuals in all library roles and in all library types. We strive to recruit and highlight speakers on topics that are on-trend in the library field, and to create opportunities to connect and build networks with others in the field.
What do we do?
Develop conference branding
Solicit, submit and develop program proposals
Identify, recruit and coordinate with speakers
Craft the conference slate of programs
Write and edit program descriptions for conference program and mobile app
Work with MLA PR committee to promote conference and conference events
Develop social evening events like Trivia, Karaoke
Run Special Events such as Basket Raffle and Kay Bader Scholarship
Awards: Hall of Fame, PR Awards, Para-librarian Awards
Liaise with vendor for Conference App
Identify potential Sponsors and Exhibitors in collaboration with Conference Director
On-site conference tasks