Exhibits Round Table (ERT)


  • To study convention procedures to set standards for booth rental, space assignment, exhibit hours, and information for exhibitors to plan an effective display.
  • To act as an interface between exhibitors and the Association.


The Exhibits Round Table is unique among ALA units in that librarians and exhibitors share both the leadership positions and membership of ERT. The Round Table provides a venue for communication and cooperation between the exhibitors at library conferences and ALA for the purpose of making the exhibits an effective part of conference.


Exhibits Round Table Membership Meeting

Monday, Feb. 2, 8:00-9:00am - McCormick Place Convention Centerr

2015 Exhibits Ribbon Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm.  The opening of the exhibits will include food, drink and entertainment through the exhibit hall. This gives exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick-off.




Promotional Activities


  • Authors Forum at Midwinter: Well-known popular authors participate in a panel discussion of their most recent books in a room near the exhibit hall. Immediately following the forum these authors will join the exhibitors at the All Conference Reception to sign autographs for ALA attendees.



Exhibits Round Table (ERT) membership is open to all library associations, interested librarians, and firms or individuals exhibiting at library meetings. Current membership is approximately split half-and-half between personal and library organizational memberships, on the one hand, and corporate memberships, on the other. More...

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