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 Board and  Membership Meeting

Board Meeting details TBA

Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting details TBA

2016 Opening General Session and Exhibit Opening

Details TBA



Promotional Activities

ERT/Booklist - Midwinter Meeting

  • 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.

ERT/Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship and Artist Alley Silent Auction - Annual Conference

  • This event features numerous donations auctioned during the Annual Conference with proceeds going towards member scholarships via the Christopher J. Hoy fund.


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...

ALA Connect

Posted on January 9, 2013 | 11:23 am

Posted on January 9, 2013 | 11:23 am

Posted on June 9, 2012 | 1:09 am

Posted on June 9, 2012 | 1:09 am

ERT on ALA Connect