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
http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ala-leadership-institute

ALA, American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents

ALSC National Institute
http://www.ala.org/alsc/institute

American Association of School Librarians
http://www.ala.org/aasl/conferences

ARSL Conference: Association for Rural & Small Libraries
http://arsl.info 

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services
http://abos-outreach.org/

Association of College and Research Libraries
http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences 

Computers in Libraries
http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2016/ 

Electronic Resources & Libraries
http://www.electroniclibrarian.com 

ILA Idaho Library Association Annual Meeting
http://www.idaholibraries.org/conferences

Internet Librarian
http://internet-librarian.infotoday.com

Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE)
http://www.ncce.org/ 

Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference
http://nwill.org/

Online Northwest
http://onlinenorthwest.org/ 

Pacific Northwest Library Association
http://www.pnla.org 

PLA, Public Library Association
http://www.ala.org/pla/education 

PLA Boot Camp/Leadership Academy
http://www.ala.org/pla/education 

Young Adult Services Symposium (YALSA)
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/events