American Library Association

ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition Call for Program Proposals Now Open

ALA invites education program proposals for the 2024 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place June 27-July 2, 2024, in San Diego, California. The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition explores critical issues impacting libraries and their communities, with diverse programming on timely research, innovations, and best practices. The submission site is open now through September 18, 2023.

ALA, ATALM applaud FCC Report and Order to support Tribal, small and rural library E-rate applicants

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) applaud the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) advancement of the “Improving the E-rate Rules and Processes for Tribal Applicants” Order. The effort will make it easier for Tribal libraries, as well as other small and rural libraries, to participate in the E-rate program.  

Nominate a stellar librarian for the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted online now through Sept. 30, 2023.

Goal-oriented education, intellectual freedom, literacy, and community care at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO ― The American Library Association (ALA) hosted the 142nd Annual Conference & Exhibition in its hometown of Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27, 2023. The onsite conference gathered an audience of more than 9,107 librarians, library workers, and library supporters and 6,375 exhibitors, authors, illustrators, press, and staff from around the world. The ALA Annual Conference Digital Experience hosted 369 virtual attendees.

ALA seeks proposals for 2024 LibLearnX education program

CHICAGO — Share your work and creative problem solving with your peers by submitting an education program proposal for the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 19–22, 2024. The Submission Site is open now through August 7.

ALA Welcomes FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s Learn Without Limits Initiative

WASHINGTON – In a speech at the American Library Association’s annual conference, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced she is proposing a rulemaking to use the FCC’s E-Rate program to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots so that school and public libraries can lend them out to patrons and students for home use.

American Library Association, Association of American Publishers Reaffirm 1953 Freedom to Read Statement, Joined by the Authors Guild and American Booksellers Association

As censorship threats continue to target libraries, schools, publishers, authors, and booksellers, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) are calling on all members of the book community to affirm their commitment to the Freedom to Read Statement on its 70th anniversary. They are joined by the Authors Guild and American Booksellers Association as well as numerous other signatories.