Speaker's Bureau

The Mid-America Library Alliance offers a valuable resource for meeting planners to enhance their programs by tapping into a wealth of speakers.  The Professional Development Committee of MALA, has set up a speakers bureau, coordinating information from library, non-profit and business speakers and making it readily available to workshop and meeting planners.

CLICK HERE to access MALA Speaker's Bureua Speaker's and Topics

The MALA Speaker’s Bureau has a number of experts who can speak on library, non-profit, business, supervisory, human resources, paraprofessional and administrative topics.

The Speaker’s Bureau can also help save on speakers’ travel fees by utilizing regional speakers, and can find a last-minute replacement if a keynote speaker, workshop leader or panelist cancels.  Booking local talent for keynote addresses, workshops and panel discussions can save meeting planners the costs of transportation, hotel and meals for out-of-town experts, especially when there is such a strong talent pool in the region.

The Mid-America Library Alliance is a multi-type consortium serving several states.  MALA has established a strong, professional, energetic pool of speakers who are willing to travel to share their expertise.

To book a speaker or to find out more about the MALA Speaker’s Bureau, contact Mary Puhr @ 816-521-7257 or marypuhr@mid-americalibraryalliance.org

Tier 1:                    $600.00/day (includes photocopies, handouts, folders) 

                                $.50/mile – mileage expense (first 30 miles included in daily rate)

                                Plane ticket – if applicable

                                Hotel expense – if applicable

                                Missouri/Kansas

 

Tier 2:                    $1,200.00/day (includes photocopies, handouts, folders)

                                $.50/mile – mileage expense (first 30 miles included in daily rate)

                                Plane ticket – if applicable

                                Hotel expense – if applicable

                                Illinois/Nebraska/Iowa/Oklahoma/Arkansas

 

Tier 3:                    $1,800.00/day (includes photocopies, handouts, folders)

                                $.50/mile – mileage expense (first 30 miles included in daily rate)

                                Plane ticket – if applicable

                                Hotel expense – if applicable

                                Rest of United States

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