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

Celebration Days & Promotional Events

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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

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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ALSC National Institute

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The Association for Library Service to Children's National Institute is a biennial conference for those serving children and families in libraries; children's literature experts; education and library school faculty; and other interested professionals.

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Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2024.

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Banned Websites Awareness Day

In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesdays of Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day.

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