ALA Annual Conference Press Kit

No other event in the world offers a better opportunity to learn about current issues and trends in library and information science and technology than the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Throughout the conference, attendees participate in events, hear inspiring speakers, and learn from thought leaders and colleagues at more than 200 programs and in-depth sessions. Topics covered include digital content, innovation, the library of the future, transformation, emerging trends, best practices, community engagement, leadership, and many more. You will also have an opportunity to visit more than 250 exhibitors in the world’s largest library-focused virtual marketplace each highlighting new services, technologies, books, and products to improve your library and support your personal career development.

ALA Conference Media Credential Policy

Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a news publication or organization and provide a letter of assignment on company letterhead. Press members interested in registering for press credentials are welcome to forward a letter of assignment to Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Communications and Marketing Office at for processing and review. 

*** Unfortunately media credentials will not provide free access to ticketed events ***  


Press Releases 

Trisha Yearwood announced as featured speaker at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Program Scheduler is now open

Billie Jean King, Charles Person, and Eve L. Ewing announced as featured speakers at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

Padma Lakshmi, Juana Martinez-Neal, and Melissa de la Cruz announced as featured speakers at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

Dr. Leana Wen, Savala Nolan Trepczynski, Judy Tyrus and Paul Novosel to appear as featured speakers at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

Stanley Tucci and Areli Morales to appear as featured speakers at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

2021 Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) registration opens

American Library Association announces 2021 Annual Meeting will be Virtual

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Featured Speakers 

Grammy-winning country singer, TV host, chef, and entrepreneur Trisha Yearwood, actor and author Stanley Tucci, and tennis legend Billie Jean King lead an impressive roster of speakers, including bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz; sociologist of education Dr. Eve L. Ewing; Indian American model, actress, and creator and host of Hulu's Taste the Nation Padma Lakshmi; author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal; author of the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer Areli Morales; writer, speaker, and lawyer Savala Nolan; original Freedom Rider Charles Person; classical ballet dancer Judy Tyrus; pianist, playwright, and composer Paul Novosel; and emergency physician and public health professor Dr. Leana Wen


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Media Contacts: 

Macey Morales, Deputy Director, Communications and Marketing Office, ALA, 312-280-4393

Steve Zalusky, Communications Specialist,, 312-280-1546