Iowa Libraries Online Conference :: State Library of Iowa

Iowa Libraries Online Conference (ILOC)

  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

About ILOC

ILOC started as a virtual conference in 2008 as a way for Iowa librarians to stay connected during the winter months when travel gets difficult. Initially designed for small libraries, today institutions of all sizes can find something of value on the program.

Can't attend all day? No problem! Come into Zoom whenever and wherever you can. The conference is free and you can come and go as you please.

ILOC features keynote speakers and breakout sessions throughout the day, including a special event in the evening for library trustees.

Thank you for attending ILOC 2023!

This year’s conference was all about Productive Partnerships. While we focused on saying “yes” to opportunities last year, we realize that libraries cannot do all things. Being purposeful in determining what ideas to pursue, and with whom to undertake those pursuits, will make partnerships more productive in the long run. 

Links to the webinar recordings will be posted soon on the ILOC schedule page:

ILOC 2023 Schedule

Announcing the 2023 Keynotes

We're pleased to announce the three keynote presentations for ILOC 2023. Read more information about each presentation on the ILOC 2023 Schedule page.

Morning Keynote

Library as Movement

David Lankes - Photo.jpg

R. David Lankes
University of Texas at Austin

Lunch Keynote:

Partnering with ISU’s 99-County Campus: Educating Iowans and Changing Lives

​​​​​John Lawrence and Constance Beecher.png

John D. Lawrence
and Constance C. Beecher

Iowa State University Extension

Evening Keynote:

Why Leadership and Libraries Matter for Rural Vitality

David Peters - Photo.jpg

David J. Peters
Iowa State University