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SCLA is going virtual for this year's annual conference! The 2020 virtual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 13th - Thursday, October 15th. 

The Executive Committee has decided to hold the 2020 SCLA Conference online. After polling our membership and library administrators, we decided that a virtual conference will be a safe and accessible format to our members who are facing budget cuts, travel restrictions, and anxiety around COVID-19. We also hope to continue to hold low cost virtual conferences every other year to allow library workers in our state an opportunity to attend all sessions and events when travel and costs for an in-person conference can be cost-prohibitive or impractical for a small library. You can look forward to a full schedule of engaging keynotes, sessions and workshops, networking opportunities, and exhibitors at #SCLA2020.

The conference theme is “Imagine. Learn. Create. Together.” Initially, this theme was developed earlier in the year to reinforce that we are all in this together. Through SCLA, we can create connections across the state to learn from each other and to advocate together. The pandemic has created a new meaning for this conference. We have all had to adapt to a new normal very quickly. Tell us what changes you made and how things went. Tell us what new technologies you implemented and how it helped you and/or your patrons. Tell us what challenges you are facing and how you are working through them. Let’s learn together because we are all in this together!

Please contact Megan Palmer, Conference Chair, if you have any questions. 


Click on the following links for more information:

Schedule at a Glance 

Conference Program

Poster Sessions

Submit Bids for the Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Silent Auction 

Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship 2020-2021 Winners

2020 Virtual Conference Registration Form - Online registration

2020 Virtual Conference Registration Form - Manual Registration

Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Author Susan Cushman