American Library Association

ALA President Patty Wong to host Connectivity Corner Instagram Live series on libraries, broadband access and digital equity

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) will host a bimonthly series of live conversations between ALA President Patty Wong and library practitioners who are keeping their communities connected with high-speed broadband, technology and digital skills training.  

2022 ALA Annual Conference program proposals submission opens

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on August 23, 2021, for the 2022 ALA Annual Conference to take place in Washington, DC. on June 23-28, 2022. Proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, Round Tables, Committees, and Offices.

The deadline to submit content is October 1, 2021, 12:00 Midnight (EST). Please use this submission site:

ALA partners with NonProfit Vote for National Voter Registration Day

ALA urges libraries to register as partners

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that it has again joined with NonProfit Vote as a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day 2021. ALA encourages libraries to sign up to participate in this important event, culminating in a nation-wide day of action on September 28, 2021.

ALA partners with Communities for Immunity to boost vaccine confidence

Washington, D.C. -- The American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with Communities for Immunity, an unprecedented collaboration among libraries and museums to boost COVID-19 information and vaccine confidence in communities across the United States. Communities for Immunity provides funding to libraries, museums, science centers and other cultural institutions to enhance vaccine confidence where it matters most: at the local level. 

Emergency Connectivity Fund $7 billion application window opens 

ALA encourages library participation, reiterates FCC policy concerns 

ALA announces Libraries Build Business coaches

Applications for public library participation to open July 19th

ALA Committee on Education seeks feedback on newly revised ALA Core Competences

Library professionals are working in environments fueled by rapid advances in technology, social change, funding challenges, and changing user needs. Therefore, the roles, capabilities, and expectations of library professionals are changing as well. The ALA Core Competences (ALACCs) for library professionals must reflect these changes.

ALA Conference Services accepting LibLearnX program proposals

CHICAGO — ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 15, 2021, for 2022 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), to take place in San Antonio, TX. on January 21-24, 2022. Please use this Submission Site

ALA launches resources for libraries to apply for $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund

WASHINGTON – To help libraries take advantage of the new $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program, the American Library Association (ALA) has created the

ALA President-elect Patricia “Patty” Wong invites members to attend free Virtual Inauguration

CHICAGO – You are invited to take part in a historic virtual event! Join Patricia “Patty” Wong at 1 p.m. CT on June 29, as she begins her term as the first Asian American to serve as president of the American Library Association (ALA) and shares her plans for leading the association through an exciting time of change.