ALA Midwinter Meeting Press Kit


The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in January. The conference draws more than 10,000 leaders and staff, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors from the library and information industry for some 2,400 meetings, programs, discussion groups, events, in-depth conversations and exhibits, united by the theme “The conversation starts here..”

Press interested in registering for ALA Midwinter Meeting press credentials are encouraged to review the ALA's Media Credential Policy.  

Media badge holders are entitled free admission to:

  • Press conferences and briefings

  • Press room

  • Exhibit floor

  • ALA President’s Program

  • Auditorium Speakers Series

  • ALA business meetings (Excluding closed meetings)

**Ticketed events are not included. Press attendance at ticketed events - those that require pre-registration and/or a fee to attend, such as receptions or meals - is at the discretion of the sponsor/unit/committee. 

Contact Macey Morales, ALA Media Relations Manager at 312-280-4393, or to register for media credentials. 


Conference Highlights 

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.The 2015 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at 8 a.m. CT from McCormick Place West  in Chicago. Fans can follow 2015 results in real-time via live webcast, or follow hashtag #alayma .  

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Conference Speakers Include

Ayaan Hirsi Ali LeVar Burton Mick Ebeling
Trombone Shorty Cornel West ERT/Booklist Author Forum





For a complete list of highlights visit our Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits website. 

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Press Releases

ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Youth Media Awards Fact Sheet

ALA Awards and Notables Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet


Press Room Logistics

Location: McCormick Place West, Level 3, Halls F1 & F2


Jan. 30, 2015    

7:30 am – 5 pm

Jan. 31, 2015  

7:30 am – 5 pm

Feb. 1, 2015

7:30 am – 5 pm

Feb. 2, 2015

7:30 am – 2 pm










Media Contacts: 

Macey Morales, Manager of Media Relations,ALA,, 312-280-4393

Heather Cho, Media Relations Specialist, Campaign for America's Libraries,, 312-280-4020