Conferences & Events

ALA, its Divisions, Round Tables and Affiliates host many conferences, and in-person and online events to showcase cutting-edge developments in library advocacy, information literacy, and many other areas of interest.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition unites librarians, authors, publishers, and more for the largest library event worldwide. Features top-quality education, key discussions on current issues, evolving library roles, and relevant legislative updates.

LibLearnX provides immersive learning for library professionals with workshops, bite-sized sessions, and tailored experiential formats tailored to various learning styles. Expand networks, celebrate peers, and honor authors at the Award ceremonies.

ALA Chapter & Affiliate Conferences

14
Jul
16
Jul
Conference

Southeastern Library Association Annual Conference

01
Aug
03
Aug
Conference

Alaska Library Association & Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conferences

04
Sep
06
Sep
Conference

Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference

25
Sep
27
Sep
Conference

South Dakota Library Association Annual Conference

25
Sep
27
Sep
Conference

Missouri Library Association Annual Conference

02
Oct
04
Oct
Conference

Georgia Library Association Annual Conference

02
Oct
04
Oct
Conference

North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference

04
Oct
06
Oct
Conference

Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference

04
Oct
Conference

Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference

06
Oct
09
Oct
Conference

Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference

08
Oct
10
Oct
Conference

Illinois Library Association Annual Conference

09
Oct
11
Oct
Conference

Wyoming Library Association Annual Conference

09
Oct
11
Oct
Conference

Iowa Library Association Annual Conference

09
Oct
11
Oct
Conference

Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference

16
Oct
18
Oct
Conference

Arizona Library Association Conference

16
Oct
18
Oct
Conference

Virginia Library Association Annual Conference

16
Oct
18
Oct
Conference

Michigan Library Association Annual Conference

17
Oct
19
Oct
Conference

California Library Association Annual Conference

20
Oct
22
Oct
Conference

New England Library Association Annual Conference

23
Oct
25
Oct
Conference

New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference

24
Oct
25
Oct
Conference

Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

29
Oct
31
Oct
Conference

South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference

30
Oct
01
Nov
Conference

Kansas Library Association Annual Conference

05
Nov
08
Nov
Conference

Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference

06
Nov
09
Nov
Conference

New York Library Association Annual Conference

17
Nov
19
Nov
Conference

Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference

Celebration Days & Promotional Events

01
Sep
Celebration

Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national public awareness campaign to emphasize the importance of a library card to a

22
Sep
28
Sep
Celebration

Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2024.

25
Sep
Celebration

In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated

20
Oct
26
Oct
Celebration

Celebrate Your Friends Group Oct. 20-26, 2024, during the 19th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!

01
Apr
30
Apr
Celebration

Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the

06
Apr
Celebration

National Library Week, April 6-12, 2025, is a celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and

01
May
31
May
Celebration

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in your school library.

01
May
31
May
Celebration

Find resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in your school library.

01
May
31
May
Celebration

Find resources to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in your school library.

ALA Division Conferences

30
Jul
01
Aug
Conference

This interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends

19
Sep
21
Sep
Conference

The Association for Library Service to Children's National Institute is a biennial conference for those serving children

16
Oct
18
Oct
Conference

The AASL National Conference is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians.

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Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories 2024 - Session 1.0

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This 6-week online course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of institutional repositories (IR), including considering IR platforms, promoting the IR, faculty publications in the IR, additional sources of IR content, IR metadata, and accessibility of IR content.

Collection Management
Archives & Records Management
eLearning
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Design Basics: How to Create Better Visuals

In this workshop, participants will learn tips and tricks for creating effective and engaging graphics. Participants will learn the fundamentals of good design and come away with a list of free tools to put their ideas into practice.

Technology
Marketing & Outreach
eLearning
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Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects 2024 - Session 4.0

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This six-week online course introduces students to the breadth of considerations, standards and skills needed to successfully launch and manage a digital library program.

Collection Management
Technology
eLearning
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Dementia Inclusive Library Service

Learn how to grow dementia-inclusive service in public libraries of all sizes, financial capacities, and community contexts.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Programs & Services
eLearning
Webinar
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Past to the Future: Intersections of Digitization, AI, and the Digital Humanities

Bryan Benilous, Chief Consultant, Paperboy Digital Consulting, will discuss how digitization of material collected by libraries, feed AI and how AI is being used to improve digitization. He will explore challenges with the existing ecosystem (silos, paywalls, biases, copyright, etc.) and dig deeper into how Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is utilized and how it is being improved by AI.

Technology
eLearning
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Technology in Public Libraries: Results from PLA’s 2023 Annual Survey

Learn how your library can use the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey report and PLA’s data tools to understand and improve your library's performance, demonstrate value, and increase impact in your community.

Advocacy
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