SLA 2019 Annual Conference

The SLA Annual Conference connects special librarians and information professionals to explore the latest challenges and trends in knowledge and information management. 

Entrance to the INFO EXPO hall

From June 14th – 18th, SLA celebrated its 110th anniversary in the heart of Cleveland at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. Mutuality, diversity, and sharing were the key themes discussed and SLA President Hal Kirkwood emphasized the value of SLA to make connections that can lead to deeper relationships and partnerships with industry colleagues.

Learn more about the SLA 2019 Annual Conference.

View the searchable 2019 conference schedule, event details, and more on the web browser version of the conference mobile app.

View the SLA 2019 Annual Conference Recap.

Read about SLA 2019 from members who were there!

Takeaways From a Truly Awesome Conference

The INFO-EXPO: Much More Than an Exhibit Hall

At SLA 2019: Posters, Papers, and Ping Pong

Mutuality, Diversity, and Sharing are Key Conference Themes

“Take Up That Torch,” Dana Award Recipient Urges

Info Pros Gather in Cleveland for SLA 2019

SLA would like to thank all who made SLA 2019 an enriching and memorable experience:

  • Jeff Bond and the Annual Conference Advisory Council
  • SLA Cleveland Chapter
  • Unit planners
  • Presenters
  • Our keynotes
  • All of our sponsors and exhibitors

“I’ve been a member of SLA since 1985 because it’s vital to my career. I’ve been to most of the conferences and I always find good vendors in the INFO-EXPO. SLA is simply wonderful, and I believe everyone in our field should belong to it.” – Theo Jones Gordy

SLA Executive Director Amy Burke

“As a solo librarian, the annual SLA conference is where I recharge, reconnect and reaffirm my value as a librarian and information professional.” – Gabriele Hysong 

2019 SLA President Hal Kirkwood and 2019 Annual Conference Committee Chair Jeff Bond

“I’ve been a member of SLA for two months and I’m so impressed by the number of special librarians and different sessions and courses this association has to offer.” – Hannah Fye

Attendees entering the INFO EXPO hall

“The SLA Annual Conference is a great way for me to build and maintain connections with the thought leaders and rising stars in the information community.” – James King

Attendees engaged in an education session

“The workshops and discussions helped me put my work into context. I learned a lot and met so many wonderful people.” – Ciara O’Shea

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