2024 Conference

Register now! Join us January 25-28, 2024 at Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, CA.

2024 Annual CSLA Conference

January 25 - 28, 2024

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa


CSLA Member: $295

Nonmember: $395

*Prices increase January 1.

Cancellations by December 31 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds beginning January 1, 2024.


Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Free shuttle from John Wayne Airport (SNA)

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California School Library Association (CSLA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Annual Conference and Exhibits at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, California. Exhibit dates are Jan. 26 and 27, 2024 (Friday afternoon and Saturday). There will be a block of "conflict-free" exclusive exhibitor time. Exhibiting during this conference will give you access to qualified buyers and decision-makers in the school library profession, as well as invited guests attending from partner organizations. See the Exhibitor Prospectus for details.

Conference Program

Coming soon!

Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 25

(Subject to change)

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Registration open

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Administrative Leadership Event

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: IMRA Certification (additional fee)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Workshop 1*

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Workshop 2*

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Workshop 3*

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM: New Attendee/New Member Event

*Workshops will be included for attendees who register by October 31. Afterward they are $50 per workshop until December 31, and $75 per workshop beginning January 1.

Friday, January 26

(Subject to change)

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM: Registration open

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM: General Meeting and Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Concurrent Session 1

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Concurrent Session 2

2:15 PM - 3:15PM: Concurrent Session 3

3:30 PM - 6:30PM: Exhibit Hall Reception

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Reception and Dance

Saturday, January 27

(Subject to change)

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Membership Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Membership Meeting

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Guest Speaker

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Session 4

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Exhibitor Learning Sessions

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Birds of a Feather

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Concurrent Session 5

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Section Event and Photos

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: CYRM Banquet*

*The CYRM Banquet is included for attendees who register by October 31. Afterward it is $100 until December 31, and $120 beginning January 1.

Sunday, January 28

(Subject to change)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Concurrent Session 6

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Guest Speaker

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Power Hour

Tips for Justifying your Attendance

Saves school money in times of challenging budgets.

  • Provides time saving, money saving, and innovative ideas for librarians, library staff, teachers, and students to use.
  • Learn from experienced teacher librarians and classified library personnel.
  • Exhibits offer the chance to review products that would fit the needs of your school. Offers the chance to network with vendors.
  • See demonstrations of new products and new product lines.
  • Conference provides an opportunity to hear experts in Young Adult and Children's literature.

Become a more effective teacher librarian or classified library staff member:

  • Provides ideas, strategies, and technology to serve your users.
  • Learn many of the cloud-based tools and social networks that students enjoy and teachers need to know.
  • Grow your personal learning network by meeting people from around the state.
  • Increase your value to the school by having the tools to teach Digital Literacy, Internet Safety, Cyber Safety for students, the Common Core State Standards, Model California School Library Standards, Copyright & Creativity, and more. 

Learn how to advocate for your library program:

  • Hear from our advocates in Sacramento as they share legislation that affects school library programs.
  • Learn about strategies to showcase your unique skills, becoming indispensable to your school and district.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to advocate for your student's library programs.

Finally, when you return to your school, share with your principal and staff what you learned from sessions, workshops, vendors, informal meetings, and special events.

Thank you to our Sustaining Members!