ALA Annual Conference Press Kit


The 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held in San Francisco from June 25 - 30. 

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world and  holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. The largest such convention in the world is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, library supporters, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians.

The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition brings together newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field and all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. Annual Conference  events trend nationally on Twitter (#alaac15 ) and are extensively covered in the media.

Approximately 850 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, online services, automation software, furniture and other materials vital to today's libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.

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Annual Highlights

Roberta Kaplan Gloria Steinem Haifaa al-Mansour
Sarah Vowell Nick Offerman Sarah Lewis
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About the Conference  

ALA Annual Conference Home

Conference Highlights

Exhibit Hall Events

Preliminary Program


Fact Sheets

Annual Conference Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet

Additional Library Fact Sheets


Press Room Hours

Thursday, June 25

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, June 26

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 27

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 28

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, July 29

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, July 30

8:00 am - 11:00 am



Media Contact: Macey Morales, Manager Media Relations, 312-280-4393,