Annual Conference

Nominations for ALA Trustee Citation accepted through April 7

EXTON, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting nominations for the ALA Trustee Citation through April 7, 2022.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. 

Call for Proposals for 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Sessions

Chicago – The 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the library community by presenting a Poster Session at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2022. 

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 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 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

2022-23 ALA President Lessa Pelayo-Lozada to moderate United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at ALA Annual

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Lauren Groff, Jeffrey Archer, Josh Ritter, Courttia Newland, and Ryka Aoki will be the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions, at 12:15 p.m. CT Thursday, June 24 at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibitions (Virtual).

United for Libraries’ June 29 Learning Live session to be presented during ALA Annual Virtual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Gift Acceptance Policies Part 1: When "Free" Isn't Free” at 11 a.m. Central on Tuesday, June 29. Featured presenters will include Charity Tyler, executive director at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation, and Clare D. Membiela, library law consultant at Library of Michigan.