2019 NLA/NSLA/ILA Joint Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
    Jun. 3, 2019

    Registration is now OPEN for the joint conference of the Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska School Librarians Association, and the Iowa Library Association!

    The conference theme is Bridging Borders: Succeeding Together, and the conference will be held October 2-3, 2019, at the La Vista Hotel and Conference Center. Come learn, share, network, and have fun with familiar faces from Nebraska and new friends from Iowa!


    This lower registration rate will be available until September 13, 2019, after which the price will increase. So be sure to get your registration in by the end of summer!

    We've got an absolutely fabulous lineup of conference programs, pre-conference workshops, and events. With program proposals coming from both Nebraska and Iowa, competition was fierce, and we just didn't have enough breakout rooms to accept even six-tenths of the proposals. The nine-person selection committee worked hard to choose the best of the best from an amazing pool of submissions, and I think you'll be pleased with the content!


    We've also got three amazing speakers lined up, with Lisa Scottoline, author of 32 novels and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Award, on Wednesday evening; Jaime Casap, the Education Evangelist at Google, on Thursday morning; and Ted Genoways, author of the One Book One Nebraska/All Iowa Reads joint selection This Blessed Earth, at the Friday luncheon.

    The Golden Sower Gala is a separately-ticketed event on Thursday evening, so you can register to attend this even if you're not able to attend the full conference. The Gala will be amazing this year, as it has been confirmed that all three of the Golden Sower Award winners will be in attendance! So come to the Gala to meet Lisa Papp, author of the picture book Madeline Finn and the Library Dog; Lynn Plourde, author of the chapter book Maxi's Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog); and Neal Shusterman, author of the novel Scythe.

    We've also got "Books Bridge Borders" t-shirts available in red or charcoal, short or long sleeve!

    Please keep an eye on the conference website, where additional information will be added as it becomes available:


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angela Kroeger at angelajkroeger@gmail.com.

    Thank you! I look forward to seeing you all in October 2019!

    Angela Kroeger

    Co-Chair, ILA/NLA/NSLA 2019 Joint Conference Planning Committee