Spring Institute For Youth Services 2024 Registration

Online registration for Spring Institute for Youth Services is now closed. You may still register onsite in Muskegon. However, onsite registrants are not guaranteed meals or entrance to special events.

Registration Opens: Friday, December 15, 2023
Conference Early Bird Rate: Friday, December 15 through Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Conference Standard Rate: Thursday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Conference Onsite Rate: Thursday, February 29 through Friday, March 8, 2024

Online Registration Closes: Friday, March 1, 2024
Last Day for Cancellations with Fee: Monday, February 26, 2024
Last Day for Registration Changes: Monday, February 26, 2024
Registration Closes: Friday, March 8, 2024

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate - by Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $170 $95 $340
Full Conference $270 $120 $540
Standard Rate - Thursday, February 8 to Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $195 $120 $390
Full Conference $320 $145 $640
Onsite Rate - Thursday, February 29, 2024 and after
  Member Student Member Non-Member
One Day $250 N/A $500
Full Conference $410 N/A $820


Venue Information

VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center
460 W Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Group room rates at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Muskegon Convention Center start at $149. Please use this reservation link or call the hotel directly at (231) 722-0100 and refer to the Michigan Library Association Spring Institute to qualify for the discount rate. Reserve your room by February 6, 2024. Room block may sell out sooner.

Conference Policies

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for MLA in-person and hybrid events (including the annual conference, if virtual) must be received in writing by e-mail no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. Registrations received within ten (10) days of the program are not eligible for a refund. No-shows will be invoiced.

A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for workshops and conferences.

If an MLA professional development workshop, conference, webinar, or other training session is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather, participants will be notified and fees, if applicable, will be refunded.


Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MLA meetings or other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to the use and distribution of the registrants or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions of such events and activities by MLA. Please contact MLA at [email protected] if you'd like to be removed from any list. 

Code of Conduct

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MLA’s vision is to be a highly effective, trusted network of libraries, library employees, trustees, friends and supporters working together to support and promote the highest quality library services throughout Michigan. To fulfill our vision, MLA has built, and is dedicated to maintaining, an inclusive and equitable community where all people can come together to advance our shared vision.

MLA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants and MLA staff. Each participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, and service providers, is expected to understand and follow MLA policies and report any violations. These expectations apply to all MLA activities (whether virtual or in-person), including but not limited to those held in conjunction with conferences, events, and meetings. Any conduct that is prohibited in-person is also prohibited online, including but not limited to on MLA social media pages and other online platforms. 

Health and Safety Guidelines

We ask you to be courteous and conscientious of others while meeting in-person at the event, especially when it comes to health and safety.

Common Allergens

MLA will make every effort to ensure that provided meals are free of any declared allergens. Please ensure you have alerted MLA staff to any allergies you may have. If you have emergency medications, such as an EpiPen, please carry it with you during the conference.

Although we always aim to work with you to provide a safe and comfortable conference, we cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free event or prevent others from bringing potential allergens to the event. Conference attendees and exhibitors are asked to refrain from bringing, distributing, and consuming products containing peanuts and other nuts at the conference.


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