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MLA Annual Conference 2018 - Meridian

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • MSU Riley Center, Meridian, Mississippi


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • "Authors and Speakers" registration are for speakers who are attending his/her session only. If you are a speaker and would like to attend other MLA sessions, please use the member or nonmember forms please.
  • This is the rate for members to attend this meeting.
  • For MLA members who want to attend one day of the conference.
  • This is the rate for non-members.
  • For non-members who want to attend one day of the conference.
  • Contact Phillip Carter (pcarter@lamarcountylibraries.org) for information on exhibits. If you plan to attend other conference events, please register here.
Registration Deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018

On-site registration will be available; however, limited tickets will be sold for ticketed events.

For any questions regarding registration, please email Jennifer Nabzdyk-Todd at Jennifer.Nabzdyk@hindscc.edu or Terry Lajaunie at tlajaunie@lamarcountylibraries.org.

MLA Annual Conference 2018


MSU Riley Center

2200 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi


Pre-Conference: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
October 17-19, 2018


You may pay online or print an invoice and send the payment via mail to:


MLA Office

PO Box 13687

Jackson MS 39236-3687


Tuesday Move Night:

Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad at the theater

Boxed Lunch Menu:


SLIS Alumni Breakfast:

Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cheese Grits, Biscuits, Fruit, Coffee, and OJ

President's Reception and Scholarship Bash:

Heavy hors d’oeuvres including finger rolls, smoked turkey, honey ham, roast beef, chicken tenders, hot spinach and artichoke parmesan, fire roasted corn dip, baby BLT’s, Southwestern tartelettes, Italian-herbed cheesecake, seasonal fruits and cheeses.

YPSRT and Black Caucus Luncheons:

Garden Salad, Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with red pepper cream sauce, Roasted New Potatoes, Green Beans Jubilee, Cheesecake with Strawberries, Rolls, Tea and Water

Author’s Awards Dinner:

Spring Green Salad w/fresh strawberries, blueberries, toasted pecans, sweet paprika vinaigrette, sliced beef tenderloin, wild rice pilaf, grilled vegetable, cream brulée, rolls, tea, water, coffee

MLA Awards Breakfast:

Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cheese Grits, Biscuits, Fruit, Coffee, and OJ


If you would like to register more than one person, please use the "Add Guest" button.


If you would like to add a guest for paid ticketed events who are not attending other conference events, please email Terry Lajaunie at tlajaunie@lclsms.org OR Jennifer Nabzdyk-Todd at Jennifer.Nabzdyk@hindscc.edu with the name of the event and the name of the guest(s), so the ticketed event can be added to the invoice.

Paid Ticketed Events


Tuesday, Oct 16, 6:00 pm, Evening Event: Movie Night


Wednesday, Oct 17, 8:30am-9:30am, USM SLIS Alumni Breakfast


Wednesday, Oct 17, Boxed Lunch 


Wednesday, Oct 17, 6:00pm, President's Reception & Scholarship Bash


Thursday, Oct, 18, 9:30am-10:30am, Past President's Brunch - Limited to MLA Past Presidents


Thursday, Oct 18, 11:30am-1:00pm, YPSRT Luncheon


Thursday, Oct 18, 11:30am-1:00pm, Black Caucus Roundtable of ALA Luncheon


Thursday, Oct 18, Boxed Lunch


Thursday, Oct 18, 6:00pm, MS Authors' Award Dinner


Friday, Oct 19, 9:00am-11:00am, MLA Awards Breakfast




MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm

PO Box 13687, Jackson MS 39236-3687 

Phone: 601-981-4586


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