CLA Conference 2018: November 9–11, 2018

No Barriers. No Walls. Access for All!

The CLA Conference offers a statewide opportunity to immerse yourself in librarianship. From educational programs to the busy exhibit halls to author events and more—this is the event for California library people.


Welcome to the 2018 California Library Association Annual Conference site. Our theme for 2018 year was, "No Barriers. No Walls. Access for All!" We had a lot of great stuff for you! Stay tuned updates on accessing conference videos and slides, available for all!

What's New?

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Start Strong At CLA

Are you new to the library profession? Start your conference and your career strong by joining us on Thursday, November 8 for Start Strong In Libraries!

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Conference Planner is Live!

The online version of the conference planner is now available! Access the conference planner today and start organizing your personal agenda for the 2018 CLA Conference.

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CPLA Dinner Details (Coming Soon!)

The 2018 California Public Library Advocates (CPLA) Awards Dinner is on Friday, November 9, 6 – 8 PM, and honors and celebrates outstanding library advocates throughout our state.

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Welcome to CLA Annual Conference 2018

Welcome to the 2018 California Library Association Annual Conference. Our conference theme this year is, “No Barriers. No Walls. Access for All.”


Conference sponsors help us grow by contributing to the success of California libraries and receive enhanced visibility and recognition at the CLA Annual Conference. Your sponsorship enables CLA to deliver the highest quality professional development, advocacy, and programming for California libraries.
To find out more about 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus, and to sign up become a conference sponsor, please contact
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