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

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A nationwide celebration of books that reflect the experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual

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Find resources to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in your school library.

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Find information and resources to celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month with learners in your school library.

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Find information and resources to celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month with learners in your school library.

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

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Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2024.

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

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

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

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

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ACRL invites you to RBMS Momentum - Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections for an immersive exploration of how

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An immersive exploration of how we can leverage the invaluable lessons, experiences, and progress of the past three

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

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

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

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Participative Leadership in Decision Making

This webinar will describe how participative leadership can be used in decision-making, its impact on employee engagement, inclusiveness, and work culture. In order to illustrate these points, presenters will share an example of how participative leadership techniques were applied during organizational structure planning.

Administration & Leadership
eLearning
Online
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Best of Core Forum: Can't Find It, Build Your Own

This team of presenters is made up of an acquisitions librarian partnered with an instruction librarian who has experience in the creation of asynchronous content to develop acquisitions based training modules.

Administration & Leadership
eLearning
Online
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Rainbow Book Month

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A nationwide celebration of books that reflect the experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual community.

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LGBTQ Pride Month

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Find resources to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in your school library.

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National Immigrant Heritage Month

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Find information and resources to celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month with learners in your school library.

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Audiobook Appreciation Month

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Find information and resources to celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month with learners in your school library.

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Law and the Right to Read: What Your Trustees Need to Know

Trustees will learn the basics of intellectual freedom related to their role, and how First Amendment rights are related to policies and access in our public- and public-school libraries.

Intellectual Freedom & Copyright
Trustees, Friends & Foundations
eLearning
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