For immediate release | November 17, 2022

LibLearnX Program Showcases Education Sessions, Speakers, and Event Highlights

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has launched the LibLearnX Program, which lists the agenda items taking place at the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience in New Orleans, January 27-30, 2023. Prospective LibLearnX attendees and registrants can view the more than 120 education sessions offered in nine primary content areas and four learning formats, as well as author speakers, award celebrations, and other event highlights. Additional sessions will be continually added.

LibLearnX registration is open, and registrants can save with early rates through November 30.

LibLearnX is a four-day learning conference that invites ALA members and non-members to participate in collaborative and engaging education, networking, and celebrations. Designed as an active learning experience, LibLearnX will offer a diverse selection of more than 120 education sessions, created by library professionals for library professionals. The sessions will be offered in nine primary content areas including Advocacy, Books and Authors, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Career Development and Leadership, Community Outreach and Engagement, Library Programs and Services, Mental Health, Readers' Advisory, and Technology Innovation.

From hands-on workshops to bite-sized presentations, participants will be able to create a calendar of sessions based on their preferred learning styles through four available learning formats, including Accelerators, Ideas Xchange, Learning Labs, and ShopTalks. View the LibLearnX Program to find a preliminary list of offered education.

The LibLearnX main stage will host authors and ALA leadership who will discuss topics that are important to library professionals and the future of libraries.

The LLX Marketplace will host 200 exhibitors offering the newest titles, leading technologies, and core services for libraries. Creative and collaborative activation zones will include Ideas Xchange sessions where attendees will share creative projects and enjoy peer-to-peer conversations, and ShopTalk sessions that will offer practical knowledge, tips, hot topics, and trends in bite-sized presentations. On the LLX Studio stage, subject-matter experts and thought leaders will inspire and challenge attendees with bold, and out-of-the-box thinking.

LibLearnX attendees can expand their networks in collaborative sessions and varied social activities including Ideas Xchange sessions, ShopTalks, the I Love My Librarian Awards, the ALA Youth Media Awards, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration, and more. The Book and Media Awards and Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be streamed virtually to conference attendees and those watching through the LLX Digital Experience.

The LLX Digital Experience is a virtual-presentation model that offers access to a curated selection of sessions, including the Opening and Closing sessions, author speakers on the LLX Studio stage, education sessions, the ALA Youth Media Awards, and the Book and Media Awards and Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Find updates on the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience website and follow the hashtag #LibLearnX23 and social media: ALA Twitter, @ALALibrary, ALA Facebook, and Instagram.

Media interested in registering for the session may contact the ALA Communications and Marketing Office at cmomedia@ala.org.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org

Contact:

Donna Hunter

Conference Marketing Specialist

Conference Services

dhunter@ala.org