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join us!

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lights, camera, library!

Summer Institute 2024

peachtree city, GA 

June 2-4,2024

si sched app is live!


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Registration extended to May 17th!

Hotel Information

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Crowne Plaza- SOLD OUT

See below for additional info

Hotel info: Your group can contact IHG Reservations at 1-877-227-6963 and provide them with the Specific dates and the following to make Reservations:

 GROUP NAME:  GLMA – June 2024



You can use the Booking Link (only compatible with computers, not cell phones): Please be sure to enter the specific dates, since the link does not automatically populate the dates. We also CANNOT guarantee that this link will work when placed onto a third-party site.

Additional Hotel Information:

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is SOLD OUT, but there is a discount for the Hilton in Peachtree City. Follow the link below to book:

Hilton Link


 Reem Faruqi  is the award-winning children’s book author of “Lailah’s Lunchbox,” a book based on her own experiences as a young Muslim girl immigrating to the United States. She’s also the author of “Amira’s Picture Day,” “I Can Help,” “Milloo’s Mind,” “Anisa’s International Day,” and three middle grade novels in verse, “Unsettled,” “Golden Girl,” and “Call Me Adnan,” many of which received starred reviews. After surviving Atlanta traffic and the school drop off, Reem spends her days trying to write, but instead gets distracted easily by her camera and buttery sunlight. Reem Faruqi lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughters. You can find her at or on Instagram or Twitter.

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Keynote Speaker - Reem Faruqi

A graduate of University of Michigan and Wayne State University, Amy has been a school librarian in Metro Detroit for 17 years. Recipient of MAME’s 2020 Award for the Promotion of School Library Media Programs and building Teacher of the Year for 20-21. Named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2022, Amy discovered podcasts could create a global listening community even during a pandemic.  As host of School Librarians United Podcast, Amy has interviewed more than 150 school librarians in 32 states, Canada, UK, Ghana, Australia and New Zealand. 251 episodes downloaded in all 50 States and 148 countries. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Keynote Speaker - Amy Hermon

GLMA Sustainability Pledge

welcome reception

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You Won't Want to Miss This!

You are not going to want to miss our AMAZING welcome reception. Fefe Handy of Page Turners Make Great Learners and Jennifer Saunders will facilitate a conversation with authors HD Hunter, Mark Oshiro, Nic Stone, and Angie Thomas. After the chat, guests will be able to purchase books from the Brave + Kind Bookshop and have them signed by the authors. 

award ceremony and gala

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You Won't Want to Miss This!

“The Unwritten Chapter: A Night of Story and Celebration”. Join us for a fancy night celebrating librarians! Registrants can sign up for the welcome reception and gala when purchasing event tickets.

Please pledge to commit to making the GLMA Conference more sustainable. Choose one or as many as you’d like: 

When On-site:

  • Use low-carbon transportation options. While onsite, ride public transportation (buses and trains), or rideshare with people you know.

  • Participate in your hotel's green initiatives (e.g., opt-out of daily linen changes, take advantage of paperless check-in/check-out options).

  • Download the Conference Mobile App to schedule events and sessions.

  • Bring your own reusable mug or water bottle.

  • Turn in your conference badge at the end of the conference.

When traveling to Conference:

  • Try to book direct routes when flying. Planes release the most carbon during takeoff and landing.

  • Fly economy. First and Business class takes up more space per seat, which means more fuel per passenger.

  • Pack light, as heavy luggage requires more fuel to carry.

  • Avoid food and water waste. Bring meals with you and refill your own water bottle.

  • Ask your hotel what they're doing to reduce their carbon footprint (i.e., LED lights, thermal insulation, less frequent laundering, etc.).

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thank you to

 our sponsors!

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