Special Events :: State Library of Iowa

Special Events

The State Library offers several different annual or bi-annual events and conferences for Iowa librarians. Click on each event to learn more:

Iowa Libraries Online Conference (ILOC)

Held each January, ILOC is a free all day virtual conference for Iowa librarians and board members. ILOC features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a special evening session for library board members, all geared towards an overall theme. 

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STEM Fairs & Summer Reading Summits

Held in March, the STEM Fairs and Summer Reading Program Summits are hosted in each district over a two-day period. The events give ideas on how to incorporate STEM concepts at the library and find inspiration for the summer reading program, all while connecting in person with fellow librarians.

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Pop YS Con

Held every even year in the spring, Pop YS Con (formerly known as the Kids First Conference) is a two-day conference about all things youth services. Join us for award-winning keynote speakers, breakout sessions from in-practice librarians, and a chance to network with peers from all across Iowa while you earn Continuing Education credit. 

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Director Roundtables

A longtime staple in the Continuing Education calendar, Director Roundtables are typically held in the spring of each year. Throughout each district, directors have a chance to learn from their district consultant, network with their peers, and apply new learning in their library. This event is another way we “dig deep” into the annual CE theme!

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State Library Learning Circuit

Typically held annually in the fall, the Learning Circuit has been a staple of the State Library Continuing Education calendar for many years. Formerly known as "Town Meetings," the goal of the Circuit is to offer in-depth educational opportunities from trainers representing national initiatives, innovative programs, trends in library services and more.

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