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

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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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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

ALA Division Conferences

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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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RMRT Book Discussion - No RSVP Required

RMRT Book Discussion: Our book discussions are an opportunity to share different books with a common theme. Come to our in-person meeting at Annual prepared to talk about a book with California as its theme.

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The Library Ecosystem: ONE VOICE for Advocacy

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Learn about the ALA Ecosystem Initiative, an effort to strengthen library advocacy across library types through identification of shared priorities for action and unified messaging.

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Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national public awareness campaign to emphasize the importance of a library card to a child’s education. The campaign first started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education, William Bennett, who stated: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”

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