Professional Organizations and Conferences

Professional organizations are an excellent resource for continuing education activities, as well as networking with other library professionals. Whether you choose to be involved at the local, state, national or international level, you will find that these connections will be invaluable .

American Association for State and Local History
American Association of School Librarians
American Library Association
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Rural and Small Libraries
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
Idaho Library Association
Library and Information Technology Association
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Public Library Association
Special Libraries Association

Conferences provide an excellent opportunity to grow your skills and network with peers. These are a great starting place. You might also be eligible for a 1st Time Conference Grant!

ALA Leadership Institute

ALA, American Library Association

ALSC National Institute

American Association of School Librarians

ARSL Conference: Association for Rural & Small Libraries 

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services

Association of College and Research Libraries 

Computers in Libraries 

Electronic Resources & Libraries 

ILA Idaho Library Association Annual Meeting

Internet Librarian

Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) 

Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference

Online Northwest 

Pacific Northwest Library Association 

PLA, Public Library Association 

PLA Boot Camp/Leadership Academy 

Young Adult Services Symposium (YALSA)