ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair

ala diversity and outreach fair

Generously supported by DEMCO

2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair

Saturday, June 28, 2014 | 3:00-5:00pm | Exhibit Hall - Special Events Area

North Building, Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, Nevada

About the Fair

Each year, the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair, which is held during ALA’s Annual Conferences.

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas.

The Fair highlights library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders; and mobile library services and bookmobiles.

Each year’s fair focuses on a special theme based on service to one of these communities. The theme of the 2014 Diversity and Outreach Fair is Family Literacy.

Selected presenters will develop and facilitate a poster session to be held during the ALA Annual Conference in the exhibits hall.  In addition, the participants are encouraged to submit, in digital format, information and resources from their program.

Press release announcing the 2014 presentations can be found here.  

Complete list of the 2014 presentations with floor locator map


Prizes will be awarded by DEMCO for best displays. The “Best of Show” recognition for creativity, visual appeal and stated impact on local community include:

  1. First Place: $200 DEMCO gift certificate
  2. Second Place: $100 DEMCO gift certificate
  3. Third Place: $50 DEMCO gift certificate



Past Fairs


For additional information about the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair, please contact the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, 800-545-2433, ext. 4294, or