For immediate release | June 14, 2013 announces a guide for 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO –, a resource website of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced its online guide to programs and events to be held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. 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 online guide to 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 as they’re added. And for general information about the conference June 27-July 2, 2013 in Chicago, visit 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 and bring communities together through cultural programming ( For more information about the ALA Public Programs Office, visit

Related Links

Programming Librarian Guide to ALA 2013 Annual Conference

ALA 2013 Annual Conference Highlights

ALA Public Programs Office


Colleen Barbus

Program Coordinator

American Library Association

Public Programs Office