2012 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE New Orleans, LA June 21-26, 2012
IRRT-Preconference - Join librarians around the world to explore how libraries employ Web 2.0, social networking, and mobile technologies to enhance their services, expose their resources, expand their outreach, and enrich the life of diverse customers in the digital environment. For additional information, visit the IRRT Preconference Committee Page.
Other ALA Preconferences and Special Events
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HOW TO REGISTER
Registration Form (PDF file)- Deadline: May 14, 2010
Preconference Registration Form (PDF) coming soon
To register for the ALA Annual Conference, please visit: http://www.ala.org/annual
HOW TO MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION:
To make a hotel reservation online, mail, or fax, please visit: http://www.ala.org/annual
Fax or mail:
Please go to the link above and print out the 2010 Annual Conference Housing Reservation Form and fax or mail to:
Mail: ALA Registration Headquarters
568 Atrium Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061, USA
Dormitory Information-- Coming soon
INTERNATIONAL POSTER AND PAPER SESSIONS
This is a forum for librarians from around the world to highlight their libraries and to share their successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort or an innovative library program.
The International Papers Program is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas about library services and collections among librarians from different parts of the world. The papers are also selected to stimulate the interest of U.S. librarians in international library matters.
This year the ALA Annual Conference will offer you an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your knowledge, share your ideas, and network with experts from around the globe as you participate in one of the largest and most exciting library events in the world!
ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Welcomes Library Professionals from Around the World!
The Premier Library Event
No other event in the world offers information professionals the opportunity to learn more about the current issues, trends, and technology in the fields of library and information science. Every year over 20,000 information professionals from around the globe attend the Conference. There are many ways for you to participate:
- present a paper
- listen to world-renowned speakers
- attend workshops and program sessions
- make connections that will improve your library and its services!
The ALA Exhibits
The ALA Annual Conference Exhibition will be the largest exposition of library related materials in the world. Talk to exhibitors, learn about new products that will enhance your library's services, and see demonstrations of the latest in:
- Library automation
- Databases and CD ROM's
- Audiovisual equipment and materials
- Publishing (International and US based)
- and much more!
The Latest Library Technology
The ALA Annual Conference offers many professional programs designed specifically to address issues such as how to best utilize new technologies in libraries, and how to find and use the resources available on the Internet. Also provided for conference attendees is an Internet Café where you can surf the Internet and check e-mail.
Especially for International Visitors
Orientation-A special introduction to the conference and Washington, DC. for international guests. ALA members will provide an overview of how to make the most of your conference experience, as well as recommend programs and social activities.
Mentors-An option that pairs you with an American librarian who serves as an advisor to help you navigate the conference. If you are interested, please check the mentor box on your registration form.
Preconference-(Word document) A half-day program that will focus on how American libraries are managing some of the important issues that affect librarians around the world. For additional information, please visit the IRRT Preconference page
International Poster Sessions-An opportunity to promote the activities of your library, showcase innovative programming, and share ideas with your colleagues worldwide.
International Papers-You are invited to submit a paper proposal on how your library or country is addressing a selected topic. To learn more about how to submit an application to present a paper, contact ALA.
International Reception-A special evening reception will be held in your honor so you may meet other international guests and colleagues from the America. International librarians who are registered for the full conference receive a complimentary ticket.
International Visitor's Center-A place where you can relax, review the conference program or even hold a small meeting with new-found colleagues and friends. A computer with Internet access will be provided. ALA volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.
Washington, DC is not only the capital city of the United States; it is also home to numerous national landmarks, great architecture, worldclass museums, and restaurants. There is so much to see and do in this great city!
One of the most noted symbols of Washington, DC is the Washington Monument. Visit the Library of Congress, considered to be the largest library in the world; it serves as the research arm of Congress. Visit the famous National Mall, which includes over a dozen monuments and memorials, including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.
Known for its power lunches and elegant State dinners, Washington, DC has established a strong presence in culinary circles. Visit the Logan Circle district, recently reclaiming its historic role as a center for commerce and cuisine. Not far from the cozy Logan Circle neighborhood, is the Madison Hotel. It has a dynamic new restaurant, which celebrates the artistry of food and showcases a rotating art collection. Don’t leave Washington, DC without visiting its neighborhood areas, including Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Adams-Morgan, Anacostia—all of which have a variety of attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
Always on the move and ever changing, Washington, DC is a cosmopolitan, lively world capital. Come and join us at the ALA Annual Conference from June 24–30, 2010.
For more information regarding special events, tours, restaurants, museums, public transportation, and much more, visit:
Washington DC Tourism site (opens in a new window)
The District - The Tourist's guide to Washington, D.C. (opens in a new window)
Interactive map of D.C. (opens in a new window)
Metro - Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (opens in a new window)
2007 International Librarians Reception-VIDEO
(by American Libraries Magazine)
2007 Poster Session pictures - (opens in new window-Flickr)
For More Information Contact:
International Relations Office
American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2795
Telephone: +1 312 280 3201
Fax: +1 312 280 4392
Visit our web site at: http://www.ala.org