Annual Conference

2018 ACRL President’s Program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Hosted by ACRL President Cheryl A. Middleton, this program will take place from 10:30 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 291-292.

Extensive programming for public librarians available at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- With big-name speakers and diverse educational offerings, the Public Library Association (PLA) offers something for every public library worker in its programming at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, taking place June 21-26 in New Orleans, La.

Jim Neal, President of the American Library Association, announces that Former First Lady Michelle Obama will open 2018 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, author, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. Through her initiatives as First Lady, she has become a role model for women and girls, and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls’ education. She will appear at the opening general session of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Friday, June 22, 4:00—5:30pm, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

LITA/PLA AvramCamp 2018 – Sign up now!

Chicago -- Don’t miss this exciting, and affordable, networking and learning opportunity at the upcoming 2018 ALA Annual conference in New Orleans, LA.
Friday June 22, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Morial Convention Center 230

ALA seeks candidates for two endowment fund trustee openings

CHICAGO — Applications are now being accepted for two expiring terms on the ALA Endowment Trustees committee. 

The candidates will be selected by the ALA Executive Board at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 21 to 26 in New Orleans.  Any newly selected Trustee will begin serving immediately upon notification of their selection. The three-year term will expire at the conclusion of the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. 

The deadline for receiving applications is June 1, 2018.

Kaminski wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2018 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Jennifer Kaminski, secretary of the Friends of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, Ky.

Kaminski will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference.