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ILA ACRL & IPAL Conference
From Thursday 19 May 2022
To Friday 20 May 2022
Contact Eric Jennings
The conference, to be held in person, will feature a keynote from the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library executive director Aiden Bettine. Founded in 2020, the Archives seeks to collect, preserve, and share queer history in and about Iowa. 

In addition to our keynote we seek your submissions for the conference. This year’s theme is Reconnecting, Renewing, Responding. Since March 2020 we have been living with the reality of COVID affecting our libraries in myriad ways - masks, Zoom meetings, sitting 6 feet apart from each other, reduced use of our spaces, working from home, etc. At the same time, we are increasingly seeing the need to reach out of the library to new or neglected patron groups and accept the challenge to be more inclusive and accessible. As we look to 2022 and beyond we hope this conference will be an opportunity for you to share how you have reconnected with your peers, renewed your librarianship spirit, or responded to the shifting sands that we have faced daily. 

The ILA/ACRL & IPAL Conference Planning Committee is excited to open the Call for Proposals for its 2022 Conference which will be held at the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library. Please submit presentation proposals for either a 6-minute lightning talk or a 50-minute concurrent session by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022. 


Contact Eric Jennings (, Conference Planning Committee Chair, with any questions.