Conference Services

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: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=FRWZETYZ

A Conversation with School Administrators at AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – The Friday general session during the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference will give attendees an intimate look at what administrators need and expect from their school librarians and school libraries and how administrators can empower a school librarian’s leadership role to impact all learners. Six administrators from across the country will participate in an engaging and interactive conversation sponsored by Sora, by OverDrive Education.

ALA welcomes more than 9,000 to virtual gathering

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) hosted the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – Virtual, June 23-29, 2021, attracting 9,142 attendees and 306 exhibitors.

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 Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) poised to be one of the largest virtual library conferences currently available

CHICAGO — The American Library Association offers 754 reasons to attend the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition -Virtual. With a content value of 251 educational sessions; 28 featured speakers; 175 author and exhibitor sessions; and 300 exhibitors, the Annual Conference is expected to be one of the top virtual library conferences available around the world.

Library service through a post-COVID lens at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

CHICAGO – During the pandemic, libraries met the challenge of adapting services even when their physical doors were closed. Now that libraries across the country are reopening, they face new challenges and see fresh opportunities to serve their communities.

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.

Former President of the United States Barack Obama will headline ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Closing Session

CHICAGO — Former President of the United States Barack Obama will close the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Closing Session. He will appear noon – 1 p.m. CT, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in conversation with Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian and first African American appointed to the role. They will be introduced by Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., president of the American Library Association.