Annual Conference

Public Library Association honors eleven individuals and public libraries with awards and grants

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 service awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

Jose Antonio Vargas Selected as ALA President's Program Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago - ALA President, Jim Neal welcomes Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Conversation Starters & Ignite Sessions

CHICAGO -- 2018 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in 45-minute Conversation Starters and five-minute Ignite sessions. Proposals are being accepted through March 30th, 2018. Find out more about these opportunities and how to submit your proposals.

Actress, Viola Davis to Close the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Viola Davis will close the 2018 Annual Conference as she discusses her children’s book, Corduroy Takes a Bow. Illustrated by Jody Wheeler, Davis celebrates 50 years of America’s favorite teddy bear with a brand new, classically illustrated picture book. Using her own experiences as a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, Davis writes the story of Corduroy and Lisa's first trip to the theater.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian is Auditorium Speaker at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

World-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, a dynamic historical

Applications for United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant due Jan. 15

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant through Jan. 15, 2018.

ALCTS Speaker Uncovers Southern Food and Family

CHICAGO—Michael W. Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Dining from a Haunted Plate” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Call for nominations: ASCLA 2018 achievement and recognition awards

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)'s nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards is now open. Members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers to recognize exceptional library professionals that make a difference in improving the lives of the people they serve.

Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Poster Sessions

Chicago – The 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas, and work with the library community by presenting a poster session at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The poster session committee is proud to announce the two additional poster sessions with the migration of the Diversity Fair, and the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section.