For immediate release | June 22, 2010

ALA website go-to place for Annual Conference attendees and non-attendees alike

To help attendees as well as non-attendees stay in touch with what’s happening at ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., staff from across the Association are collaborating on expanded minute-by-minute coverage of programs, speakers, governance, and social events.

Look for enhancements on the ALA homepage, , from June 23 through July 1, including a Twitter feed tracking the conference tag ‘#ala10’, a news tab aggregating blogs from around the Association, and quick navigation to key conference resources. American Libraries magazine hosts the full conference “dashboard” at that shows the Twitter feed as well as ALA’s Flickr, YouTube and Facebook pages, expanded blog coverage, and the online versions of the show daily Cognotes.

There is still time to register for the ALA Virtual Conference, July 7 and 8. The interactive programs and lunchtime author talks with Booklist editors offered as part of the Virtual Conference are the next best thing to being at the Annual Conference itself. It’s ideal for anyone who can’t make it to Washington, D.C., or for attendees who miss sessions due to busy or conflicting schedules.


John Chrastka