CSLA Annual Conference
Library Resources...A Capital Idea!
44th Annual CSLA Conference
July 19-22, 2011
Hilton Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington City, District of Columbia 20036
Call the hotel and request the CSLA
Special rate of $120/night (single or double)
It's not too early to begin setting aside some funds and blocking your calendar to attend the 44th Annual Church and Synagogue Library Association's 2011 Conference in our nation's capital.
This will be a conference with a new format and new opportunities to see sites and locations - become involved in first hand experiences at some of the nation's finest libraries, museums and archives. In addition to exceptional venues the coming list of speakers, workshops, seminars and panel discussions will offer a wide range of specific materials and resources which you will be able to directly incorporate in your own congregational Library.
The focus of the conference will be as the theme suggests: "Library Resources - A Capital Idea!" While often in the past the focus of many congregations has had little emphasis on the resources of the congregational libraries, this conference is going to change all that! Promoting your individual libraries, developing real budgets and funding for your libraries and gaining support and the help of eager volunteers is all part of the extensive program that is being planned at this time. If you have ever thought of going to a National Conference of CSLA - this is the one you will not want to miss.
Awards Banquet for the 2011 Conference
July of 2011 we will once again have a large gathering of the whole country. And this will be a Gala Event in Our Nation's Capital - Washington, D. C. You may want to begin thinking about it now and perhaps even incorporate a family vacation to see the wonderful places which our national government has to offer - museums and other wonderful sites - all free without any admission costs. If you have never visited our nation's capital you will be in for a superb treat - and if it has been a while since you may have visited there are many new and exciting places in store for you to see.
And that is just the beginning. The conference program will feature seminars, forums and hands-on workshops taught by some of the country's leading library advocates. Keynote speakers from the Washington area will provide world class opportunities to increase your library skills and obtain new ideas for greater success with your congregations.
The 2011 Conference Committee is working diligently to fashion a new concepts that will give even greater numbers of congregational librarian's opportunities to participate in valuable meetings. Better information, increased access to seminars and workshops and network and fellowship times that will support your specific congregation's library work.