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Information on this page is from the Preliminary Program, March 2007. For up-to-date information, full registrants can log into the Event Planner.

A preliminary listing of programs (As of 2/1/07) listed by track, and programs with descriptions listed in chronological order, is now available. These files are PDF documents, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free download).

An alphabetical list of ALA Acronyms for reference.
Questions about ALA's structure and what all the acronyms mean?

The preliminary listing of Program Descriptions is now also available in HTML format.

  • If you are interested in presenting a program or being a speaker at the ALA Annual Conference, please be aware that there is no one place to submit a conference presentation proposal. You need to investigate which ALA division, office or roundtable fits closest with your presentation's subject matter. Then you would contact that division or office for details on contributing to their program at the conference.

    Within ALA, various departments focus on various aspects of librarianship. A list of the ALA divisions, offices or roundtables is available on the ALA website.

    Open Space Meetings

    Do you find that the most useful and energizing session you attend is the ad hoc meeting in the hallway or on break? Do you yearn for a chance to expand on those conversations with colleagues who share your passion for ideas and concepts not necessarily on the formal program? If so, ALA offers "Taking Chances: Our Future or Our Demise", a unique Open Space Technology conference within the conference. Come prepared to be surprised as participants organize the agenda, convene the discussion groups, and come away amazed at how intellectually rich and energizing self-organized groups truly can be.

    This is not like any session you've seen at ALA. Stop by on either Saturday or Sunday, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center, Room 101 and be part of this unique experience. The session will be facilitated by Susan E. Fox, CAE of the Forbes Group. Don't miss the sessions everyone will be talking about after conference. Be part of it. It will be a great learing experience and fun... Put it on your planner today!!!

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