Annual Conference

2018 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

CHICAGO — The PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition.  The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).

Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden to moderate a conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 22, 2018, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden will moderate a conversation with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during the Opening General Session of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. This session will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from 4– 5:30 pm.

2017 Future of Libraries Fellows Share Library Service Design Heuristics at ALA Annual

Joe J. Márquez, Social Sciences and User Experience Librarian for Reed College Library, and Annie Downey, Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services for Reed College Library, will present “Future of Libraries Fellowship: Developing Library Service Design Heuristics” at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00pm in the Morial Convention Center, Room 295.

2019 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are now open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 1, 2018, for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices.

The deadline to submit content will be August 31, 2018 12:00 Midnight (CST). Please use this submission site.

*Your ALA account information will be required to access the submission site.

Emerging Leaders Poster Session Time Change

The time of the Emerging Leaders (EL) poster session and reception scheduled on Friday, June 22, 2018 has been changed to 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Morial Convention Center, Room 345.

Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans are invited to meet the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders at the poster session where the ELs will showcase their final projects. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Comedian Tom Papa to appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian Tom Papa will appear at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Authors Harrison Scott Key and Chris Erskine will also appear.  

LITA @ ALA Annual 2018 – President’s Program

Join LITA President Andromeda Yelton and welcome Kendra Albert, a technology lawyer and an affiliate research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, during the 2018 ALA Annual conference.

Learn to conquer the digital world at PR Forum 2018

CHICAGO – In today’s world, it’s not a matter of whether or not you engage in social media and digital marketing but how well you do it. At the 2018 PR Forum, being held 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, learn how to determine which social platform is best for your library, how to develop compelling content and how to discover conversations you can become a part of.  

PR Sunday Spotlight to focus on marketing and public relations sessions at ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

CHICAGO –  American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition attendees will have access to a series of innovative library public relations programs and events on Sunday, June 24. Known as the PR Sunday Spotlight, this series of select programs and events will offer library professionals the opportunity to attend five marketing and public-relations focused sessions on the same day.

PR Sunday Spotlight sessions include:

Freedom to Read Foundation Announces 2018 Conable Conference Scholarship Recipient

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Dovi Mae Patino as the recipient of the 2018 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will cover Ms. Patino’s expenses to attend the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.