Conference Services


To provide professional services and well planned events of value to ALA's members, exhibitors and staff while returning financial and long term growth.


Midwinter Meeting

The American Library Association (ALA) holds an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Generally held in January, the conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events. Some 450 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users

Annual Conference

The American Library Association (ALA) holds its Annual Conference each June which is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups, programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians as well as tours and special events. Topics include libraries and technology, censorship and literacy.

Approximately 950 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials vital to today's libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.

More Information

To learn about how a Conference site is chosen, please visit our Conference Q & A.

Conference Commitee


To contact Conference Services, call 800-545-2433, ext. 3223.

Paul Graller, Conference Director

Amy McGuigan, Conference Manager

Alicia Babcock, Registration and Housing Specialist

Yvonne Mclean, Meetings, AV and Catering Coordinator

Lindsay Rosales, Conference Coordinator

Alicia (Alee) Navarro, Meetings Coordinator