For immediate release | May 8, 2012 announces picks for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced its online guide to recommended programs and events to be held at the ALA Annual Conference June 21-26, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. The Programming Librarian’s Guide to the ALA Annual Conference was created specifically for public, academic, special and school librarians who plan and present cultural and community programs. To view the full list of recommendations, visit the guide at

Programs for adult, youth and family audiences build visibility for the library and enhance the library community’s ongoing commitment to lifelong learning and cultural engagement. Programs and events featured in the Programming Librarian’s Guide to the ALA Annual Conference will present new programming models for discussion and engagement, resources and inspiration for program development and practical tips for fundraising, promotion and building community partnerships, all serving the development of the library as a community cultural center.

Find out about the many other ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits highlights—speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more —as they’re added. For general information about the meeting in Anaheim, visit Save money with Early Bird Registration, open until midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2012. is a project of the ALA Public Programs Office. Recent successful library programming initiatives from the ALA Public Programs Office have included “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion series, traveling exhibitions, film discussion programs, the Great Stories CLUB, LIVE! @ your library and more. In 2003, the ALA Public Programs Office established the Cultural Communities Fund, an endowment to support all types of libraries bring communities together through cultural programming ( For more information about the ALA Public Programs Office, visit


Angela Thullen Baker

Program Officer

Public Programs Office (PPO)