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Annual Conference

 

Join the Rhode Island Library Association in Newport, RI for the 2014 RILA Annual Conference.

Our 2014 conference will be seaside June 2 & 3 at beautiful Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.  The full conference program is in the works but is sure to offer something for everyone, including engaging keynote speakers, informative poster sessions, exciting evening events, and many sessions geared to public, academic, school, and special library interest.  Click here to see our Schedule at a Glance and here for the FULL PROGRAM!

When: Monday, June 2 & Tuesday, June 3, 2014     ~     Where: Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center

Keynote Presentations by:

Lee Rainie

Lee Rainie

Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 450 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives. Lee is a co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of technology.

Nate Hill

Assistant Director of the Chattanooga Public Library in Tennessee, oversees Digital Services and the 4th Floor Innovation Team. Chattanooga's 4th Floor is a flexible library "beta" space that serves as maker space, event venue, and dynamic public meeting center. Mr. Hill will introduce the public services, tools, and instruction on offer on the 4th Floor and discuss how they enhance user experience, foster creativity, and meet community needs. This talk will inspire even the smallest library to dedicate a corner to these types of innovative operations.

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Conference Lodging

Enjoy Salve Regina University's version of dorm living while at the conference! RILA has reserved a limited number rooms at the above pictured Young Building for speakers, sponsors, and attendees who would like to stay on campus, a beautiful five minute walk down a quiet leafy street to the conference's Antone Center. There is also ample parking at both Young and Antone. Each room has its own private bath, and there is a community space and kitchen on each floor. The fee is $75 per person, per room.

Please contact Mariann Maida at Salve Regina's conference services if you are interested in reserving a room at mariann.maida@salve.edu or (401) 341-2197.

Stay at the Hotel Viking Newport for $169/night.  Please mention that you will be attending the RILA Conference and should recieve the Salve Regina University discounted rate.

We also have an agreement with Jamestown's Lionel Champlin Guesthouse. The Guesthouse is offering a reduced rate for the Sunday, Monday & Tuesday of the conference, please call for rates and to make reservations on a first-come, first-served basis (401) 423-7469.

 

Young Building

Would your company or your organization like to be a sponsor of the 2014 Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference? Meet with librarians and library staff to showcase your products and services!

The Basic Sponsorship Package - $400(USD)

All Basic Package Registrations include the following:

  • 2 Day Conference registration for one
  • Continental breakfast and lunch for one, both days
  • table space and chair
  • Advertisement in conference brochure**
  • Wireless

Additional Sponsorship Options:

  • Sponsor the President's Speaker (must purchase basic registration) - publicity at luncheon $200.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor cocktail hour at 5th Element (must purchase basic registration) (Monday 5:30-9PM) - publicity at cocktail hour $200.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor a coffee break (signage at the snack table) $200.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor a session: publicity for your company at a session $50.00 (USD)
  • 1-yr listing in RILA's online sponsor directory $50.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor the conference's directional signs -- see your logo on a street sign to the conference $100.00 (USD)
  • Product Profile in the RILA Bulletin $100.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor printing costs-your logo on conference publication material $100.00 (USD)

To become an official RILA Conference sponsor visit our Sponsorship Registration page.

**Final registration deadline to be included in print brochure: April 1, 2014