New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Fri, 01/26/2018


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association

(312) 280-5052

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Friday, February 9                                          12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 10                                   8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 11                                      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, February 12                                    8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us for complimentary hot chocolate from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Saturday – Monday!

ALA Graphics will feature a range of new and best-selling products, plus special conference-only items. Posters and bookmarks making their conference debut include Information Literacy, I Love My Library, which features 25 world languages, and Lunar Chronicles.

Prepare for National Library Week in April with several new products, including a Celebrity Read poster featuring ballerina and 2018 honorary chair Misty Copeland and a limited-edition National Library Week 60th Anniversary poster.

Create award-winning displays with giant double-sided Caldecott and Newbery medals, great for hanging or as window décor.

Remember to stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts—they sell out fast!

ALA Publishing is excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as “The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone,” the new second edition of “Academic Librarianship,” “Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: From Color to Kerning,” and “Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment.” Remember that you can find titles from ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman, Facet Publishing, UK, and the ALA Divisions in the ALA Store, and also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of new, free programs exploring the profession’s issues and trends. All taking place at the ALA Store, the programs’ topics include school librarianship and the new AASL Standards, with Hilda K. Weisburg; sustainability in libraries, with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich; the new third edition of “Introduction to Public Librarianship,” featuring authors Kathleen de La Peña McCook and Jenny S. Bossaller; LGBTQAI+ books for children and teens, with Christina Dorr and Lizabeth Deskins; learner-centered pedagogy, with Dani Brecher Cook; and creating engaging visual communications for libraries, with Diana K. Wakimoto. Use the Conference Scheduler to learn about all the special events taking place at the ALA Store and plan your time efficiently!

Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness, and other key programs and initiatives!