Annual Conference

New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the lobby outside Hall I1 of the Morial Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:


Friday, June 22                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the best in GLBT literature at the 2018 Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony

CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will celebrate their Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees at the Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, in the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Riverbend Ballroom.

Libraries Transform to hold interactive sessions at ALA Annual

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.

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.