Let’s Make Some Noise!


Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for… the 115th California Library Association Annual Conference! “Let’s Make Some Noise!” is our theme, and we hope to bring that noisy spirit of enthusiasm, celebration, excitement, advocacy, and fun to every element of the conference.

We have assembled a supergroup of over 35 creative and engaged conference committee members representing the full diversity of libraries and library workers in California to make sure the conference strikes a chord with everyone. At the end of last year’s conference, you shouted out your requests in the conference evaluations, and we heard you loud and clear.

At its heart, the conference is still an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, network with our colleagues, and learn something new, and these areas of focus haven’t changed. However, we’ve amplified the opportunities for interactivity and creativity in every aspect of the conference.

Our keynote speaker, Henry Rollins, is sure to push the volume up to 11. We are confident that this year’s lineup of engaging and dynamic programs and poster sessions, many of which you helped select through crowdsourcing, will be music to your ears. A new energy will infuse the Awards Gala and the Exhibit Hall. The conference will feature enough luncheons, receptions, and social activities to keep you rocking and rolling. You’ll be calling for an encore once you realize the show’s over!

Be sure not to miss these other hot acts:

  • Prom
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Preconferences
  • Talent Show
  • BattleDecks
  • Raffle & Silent Auction

In our experience, what we have gotten out of each CLA conference has been directly connected to how much we put into it. The more you engage, the busier you are. The busier you are, the later you stay up enjoying the company of your amazing colleagues from around the state. The later you stay up, the more tired you are when you get home. And the more tired you are, the more you realize just how much you’ve learned and just how much fun you’ve had. This is YOUR conference. We encourage you to dive in, take full advantage, and make it your own. We all have something to learn from each other, so let us hear it. Let’s Make Some Noise!

Derek Wolfgram, CLA President
Deputy County Librarian
Santa Clara County Library District
Danis Kreimeier, Conference Planning Chair
Director of Library Services and Community Outreach
Napa County Library

"CLA is a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with others in our field who are making those 'best practices' work."
–2012 Conference Attendee