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Empowering Library Support Staff
for the 21st Century

ALA's First-Ever Conference Within a Conference

ALA is proud to present the two-day Conference Within a

Conference, a separate, specially-priced educational opportunity

for library support staff!


The Conference Within a Conference will be Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2005 in Chicago, IL, during the 2005 ALA Annual Conference.


To see programming information, please download this Adobe PDF file.


The event, which will be held in conjunction with the 2005 Annual Conference in Chicago, will offer opportunities for library support staff from across the country to come together to learn, network and share model programming. There will also be opportunities to attend the world's largest library exhibition as well as hear a national list of speakers.


Participants will be able to attend workshops on a variety of topics including reference services, children's services, circulation, health & safety, internal customer service, management skills, technology, advocacy, outreach, bookmobiles, program planning and career development. Don't miss this exciting, history-making event!


Registration for LSSIRT and COLT members is $99 in advance, or $125 onsite. Nonmembers can register for this two-day conference for $200 by May 20, or $250 onsite. To register, fill out the regular Conference Registration form on the next page. If you register for this event only, you can only attend meetings and programs designated as part of the Conference within a Conference (see programs).


More information on programming will be posted as it becomes available.


Library support staff can join ALA and LSSIRT for $45, in order to receive the $99 registration rate. To join, go to before you register.


To Register for the Conference Within a Conference ONLY (if you are not registering for the Annual Conference), please print out this form, and register by filling out the Conference Within a Conference Registration in Section II, then fax or mail the form.


Co-sponsors: ALA Library Support Staff Interests Round Table (LSSIRT) and Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT)


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