Dragons in the Dark: Demystifying Librarianship in the Age of AI and Censorship 

When: Oct 23-25, 2024

Where: Carlsbad, New Mexico (Location to be Announced)     

NMLA’s 2024 annual conference will be in-person October 24 and 25 with a pre-conference October 23.

Theme: Dragons in the Dark: Demystifying Librarianship in the Age of AI and Censorship


The New Mexico Library Association is calling for proposals for our theme for the annual conference in Carlsbad this October. Dragons in the Dark asks New Mexican librarians to come together and talk about tough situations and “impossible” problems. What dragons has your library been dealing with? How did you slay them? Or what are you doing to confront them?

Possible topics may include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Book Banning/ Censorship

  • Intellectual Freedom

  • Conflicts with Library Stakeholders 

  • Digital Equity

  • Social Media and Youth

  • Burnout

  • Board Dynamics

  • Emotional Wellbeing

  • Political Climate

  • Financial Challenges

  • Other Challenges


Pre-Conference Proposals

May 12

All other Conference Proposals

June 16

Responses to pre-conference proposals

Early June

Responses to all other proposals

End of July

Proposal acceptance due

August 31

--- Submit proposals here ---

Questions? Email Erin Wahl at ewahl@nmsu.edu

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