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 2,000 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.   

As part of the conference, the ALA will announce its Youth Media Awards.  The ALA will provide a free live webcast of the announcements, courtesy of 3M Cloud Library.  Those that are not able to join the webcast can still follow results in real-time by logging on to the ALA Youth Media Awards Facebook page, or via Twitter by following hashtag #alayma.

Special thanks to 2014 ALA Youth Media Award announcements sponsor:

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ERT/Booklist Author Forum
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More ways to stay in touch, get updates, join the conversations, and keep up include: Twitter:; the Conference Scheduler; the Facebook Event; the Pinterest page; and the conference Tumblr.




Press Releases

2014 Midwinter Meeting attendees invited to 'kitchen-table' type conversations

ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium focuses on public access to federally funded research

Author signings, ARCs and more at 'Spotlight on Adult Literature' at Midwinter

Cashin to keynote celebration marking Dr. King’s enduring legacy at Midwinter

Community Engagement, from aspirations to TEDx, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Greenway and Zevin added to Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

James McBride and band wrap up Midwinter with reading-inspired music

LITA offering two full-day workshops in Philadelphia

LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute will focus on writing and editing skills

Matthew Quick, 'Silver Linings Playbook' author, introduces 'Girlbrarian' at Midwinter Meeting

Midwinter Meeting attendees invited to celebrate 2014 adult book and media awards

‘News You Can Use’ — Policy, Research, Statistics, Technology at Midwinter Meeting

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor headlines Freedom to Read Foundation fundraiser in Philadelphia

ReadersFirst on library e-book vendors and more at Midwinter Meeting

Talk About Innovation! TEDx @Your Library at Midwinter Meeting

United for Libraries to host discussion groups for friends, trustees and foundations at Midwinter

YALSA announces 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalists

YALSA names 2014 William C. Morris Award finalists


Fact Sheets

ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Youth Media Awards Fact Sheet

ALA Awards and Notables Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet


Press Room Logistics

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, level two,  Grand Hall near registration 


Friday, Jan. 24         8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25    7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26      7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 27      7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ALA Midwinter in the News


Media Contact:

Macey Morales
Media Relations Manager