Mark your calendars now. The 2017 Wyoming Library Association conference is planned for Aug. 10-11 at Sheridan College. It’s a great opportunity to gather, connect, and learn with your fellow members of the library community from across the state.
Conference agenda will include opening keynote luncheon, author and/or legislative luncheon, multiple breakout sessions, vendor booths, awards reception at the Sheridan Kooi Library, and of course, the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute basket raffle.
School librarians take note: Information Power will be held in conjunction with WLA as a pre-conference on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
To accommodate travel budgets, WLA is offering a new schedule this year. The conference will kick off with lunch on Thursday, Aug. 10 (vendors will open mid-morning), and conclude after lunch on Friday, Aug. 11. Low-cost lodging options in the Villas at Sheridan College and in the residence halls will be available in addition to a room block at the Holiday Inn.
More details will be available soon on the WLA website. The association expects to have registration available in early May. Conference registration will close on July 24 — no late or no-site registration will be available. WLA has provided the following price information so that libraries can plan their budgets:
Conference registration – WLA members
Dues must be paid prior to July
- Full Conference: Includes lunch on Thursday/Friday – $131
- One Day Only: Includes one lunch – $68
Conference registration — non-members
- Full Conference: Includes lunch on Thursday/Friday and one free membership for 2018 (one-time only offer) – $181
- One Day Only: Includes one lunch (no free membership) – $93
- The Villas at Sheridan College -$55 single/$40 double per person
These are shared Villas that have “single and double” rooms, a full kitchen, living room, bathroom, television. Approx. 6-8 people per Villa.
- Resident Hall – $30 single/$20 double per person
Dormitory rooms with shared bathroom down the hall.
- Holiday Inn: $95 + tax per night room block. (Room block not yet available — please wait to book until further notice if you choose this option.)
Sheridan offers many other hotels if you prefer another lodging alternative.