Libraries Transform to hold interactive sessions at ALA Annual

For Immediate Release
Wed, 06/06/2018


Heather Cho

Campaign Specialist

Communications and Marketing Office


CHICAGO – At ALA Annual Conference, the Libraries Transform campaign will hold interactive brainstorming sessions to help library workers discover innovative ways to publicize services to their communities and advocate for funding and legislation to key stakeholders.

ALA Annual Conference attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow colleagues at one or more of the three brainstorming sessions covering topics such as Library Card Sign-up Month with the Incredibles, how to write your own catchy Because statement and best ways to customize Libraries Transform materials for your community. 

All brainstorming sessions will take place in the Networking Uncommons, located near Registration and across from the ALA Lounge in the Morial Convention Center.

Brainstorming Session: Library Card Sign-up Month 2018
Saturday, June 23, 1-2 p.m., Networking Uncommons
Library Card Sign-up Month is this September and will feature the Incredibles as 2018 Honorary Chairs. Use this opportunity to get more families excited about visiting the library.

Brainstorming Session: Create Your Own Libraries Transform Because Statement
Sunday, June 24, 10-11 a.m., Networking Uncommons
Thanks to new free tools on, creating your own custom Because statement is now easier than ever. Brainstorm new messages to fit your library’s unique needs.

Brainstorming Session: Make an Impact Using Libraries Transform
Monday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Networking Uncommons
Learn creative ways to use Because statements to make a powerful impact locally and help your library achieve its public awareness and advocacy goals.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit