For immediate release | January 8, 2013

January 14—new date for opening 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing

CHICAGO — Registration and housing for 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, are now set to open Monday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Please ignore any communication you may have received today from our registration and housing systems, sent before the new date of January 14 was confirmed. We’re sorry for this one-week delay from the originally announced date and appreciate your patience.

New information and content are added to the ALA Annual Conference website, and you can also keep up at #ala2013 (Twitter) and at (the Facebook Event page).

Key issues covered at Annual Conference will include digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, leadership, library advocacy, community engagement, library marketing and more. ALA Annual Conference attendees can look forward to

  • 500+ programs, discussions, and sessions on hot topics
  • Memorable speakers and events, including best-selling author Khaled Hosseini, Congressman John Lewis, leadership expert Karol M. Wasylyshyn, and founder of Erin McKean
  • 800+ exhibitors highlighting new and favorite titles, products, and services, and related fun events at exhibit hall stages and pavilions—and 100s of authors
  • Preconferences offering in-depth professional development
  • Key policy, research, and other updates from leading institutions and offices
  • In-depth, facilitated, and informal conversations on advancing library-led community engagement and practical steps, strategies, and tools
  • Library Unconference on Friday, Library Camp on Monday, and Networking Uncommons for impromptu sessions, follow-up conversations, and small get-togethers
  • ALA JobLIST Placement Center connecting job seekers and employers, and offering free career counseling
  • Celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, with the participation of high-profile experts and children’s book illustrators including Paul O. Zelinsky, Brian Selznick, Jerry Pinkney, Erin Stead, Chris Raschka, and Eric Rohmann
  • The amazing city of Chicago!

For attendees needing to show how you’ll be more valuable to your institution after Annual Conference, use the “Making your case to attend” resources, with guidelines for what information to present, what previous attendees have said about what they took home, a sample budget worksheet, and more.

ALA Annual Conference—Transforming our libraries, ourselves.

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ALA Annual Conference—Transforming our libraries, ourselves.


Alicia Babcock

Conference /Events Coordinator

Conference Services (CONF)3229

800-545-2433 ext.