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2021 ARSL Conference

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When: October 20-23, 2021
Where: Reno/Sparks, Nevada

The 2021 ARSL Conference will be held at the Nugget Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, from October 20-23. We hope to see you for the full in-person experience, though we will also have select virtual offerings for those who can’t make the trip this time.

Our committee is excited to announce our 2021 theme: The Biggest Little Library Conference. Our libraries may be small, but our community is mighty. As we come together to share ideas and learn from each other in Reno, the “Biggest Little City,” the possibilities are huge.

The committee is currently in the process of selecting keynotes, building a schedule, and incorporating feedback from previous conferences to make 2021 our best conference yet. Our goal is to infuse principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into every level of the conference, from including diverse perspectives in programs to removing barriers to access.

Registration Information

Early Bird registration is open July 7 - Aug. 17! 

Member Registration Rates    Nonmember Registration Rates    Advocate Registration Rates*
Early Bird: $275   Regular: $350   Early Bird: $350   Regular: $425   Early Bird: $225   Regular: $275


Registration rates for the in-person conference include five plated meals: Thursday breakfast & lunch, Friday breakfast & lunch, and Saturday brunch. Attendees with dietary restrictions will have the opportunity to indicate those on the registration form.

 *Advocates include library Trustees, Board Members, Friends, and Volunteers

Virtual Access

Can’t make it to Sparks this year for the full conference experience? You have the opportunity to register for virtual access! You can experience live streams of keynote events and featured sessions, watch a selection of on-demand virtual sessions, and network with both virtual and in-person attendees through the Whova conference app.

Member Virtual Registration: $50   Nonmember Virtual Registration: $75      Advocate Virtual Registration: $25



Have questions? Check out our page of Conference FAQs. From booking your hotel room to accessing the virtual conference platform, we have answers to share!

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