Thank you for joining us at the ALA 2018 Annual Conference!
The ALA Annual Conference offers you an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your knowledge, share your ideas, and network with experts from around the globe as you participate in one of the largest and most exciting library events in the world! Around 2,200 scheduled events of which more than 500 are programs, discussions, sessions, and in-depth facilitated and informal conversations, and 800+ exhibitors.
Below is a list of meetings and events for the International Relations Committee (IRC), the International Relations Round Table (IRRT), and other ALA Offices hosting programs with an international focus.
- ALA SCHEDULER - Create your own conference schedule! View all sessions, events, and speakers by browsing or searching. Terms you can use to filter your search include subject, library type, meeting type, ALA unit, date, and time.
- MAP of conference hotels (opens in new window, PDF file)
Please click on the title of each meeting/program to view the latest information and list of speakers.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
8:00am - 1:00pm
International Relations Committee I (IRC)
International Librarians Orientation
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Description: An introduction to the ALA Conference and the city of New Orleans, for international and other attendees from abroad. ALA members will provide an overview of the conference, including recommended programs and social activities. Learn about conference transportation, how to navigate the exhibit hall and how to get involved. You will also meet and network with other colleagues from ALA’s many divisions and round table who will help you to get the most from your conference experience.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
8:30am - 11:00am
+9:00 - 10:00 am IRRT Subcommittee Meetings
+10:00 - 10:30 am IRRT Chairs report back to IRRT Executive Board
*8:30 – 11:00am IRC Committee Meetings
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
8:30am - 10:00am
International Poster Session
10:30am - 12:00pm
Exhibit floor - View list of poster session (Scroll down to Sunday, June 25)
Description: Come to the Exhibit floor and find out about innovative programs and transformative ideas that are shaping libraries all over the world.
3:00pm - 4:30pm
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Libraries for the Global Community: Their Sustainability and Impact - (ISLD program)
8:30am - 10:00am
International Librarians Reception
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Description: Please join the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. ALA President, Jim Neal, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center. *No tickets will be sold at the reception site.* REGISTER today!
Listed below are programs, discussion groups, and events with an international focus. Some events require advance registration and payment. Please see conference site for more details.
SATURDAY, June 23, 2018
SUNDAY, June 24, 2018
MONDAY, June 25, 2018
|Friday, June 23||5:30 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Saturday, June 24||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday, June 25||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Monday, June 26||9:00 am – 2:00 pm|
- Exhibitor list and floor plan (opens in new window)
(Note: All panels, programs, and events are conducted in English only.)
Ernest M. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
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