RILA 2024 theme is Connecting CommunitiesRILA Annual Conference: May 22 & 23, 2024

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Wednesday Schedule - at a glance

Thursday Schedule - at a glance

Wednesday, May 22

Raúl The Third

Latino man with curly black hair, sunglasses, and facial hair.

Keynote Speaker 

Raúl The Third is a New York Times bestselling and three-time Pura Belpre award-winning illustrator, author, and artist living in Boston. Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge was awarded one of the year’s Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2021 from the New York Times and the New York Public Library. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Thursday, May 23

Courtney Pentland

White woman with curly brown hair and glasses.

Keynote Speaker

Courtney Pentland is a high school librarian in Nebraska. She has served as a high school librarian, elementary librarian (for the 2019-20 school year), and been a member of a district library services department. She is adjunct faculty for the University of Nebraska-Omaha School Library program and has served on the Nebraska School Librarians Association board as board member at large, president, and chapter delegate to AASL. She is the 2023-2024 AASL President. Follow her adventures on social media: @livluvlibrary

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