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ALA welcomes library professionals
from around the world to the premier library event of the year!

No other event in the world offers a better opportunity to learn about current issues and trends
in library and information science and technology than the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. 

Join us online and experience more than 200 educational sessions; 250+ exhibitors;
25+ exhibitors; 25+ Featured Speakers; and more than 140 authors!

Here are a few of the sessions you may enjoy:

Sessions will be available on-demand and the LIVE sessions will be available 24-48 hours after airing to allow time for captioning. This means that although the conference will be hosted in U.S., Central Time, you can participate on your own schedule!   And the best part -- you'll have access to the conference content for a full year!


Join library professionals from around the world to share best practices and gain
access to specialized knowledge, resources, books, and authors.


Register Today

ALA Members who have been furloughed, laid-off, or are experiencing reduced
work hours are invited to register at no cost!

Conference Highlights:

  • Educational programming, created and curated by library professionals

  • News You Can Use Sessions with updates that highlight new research, innovations, and advances in libraries

  • Memorable and inspiring Featured Speakers

  • The Library Marketplace with more than 250 participating exhibitors, 11 Presentation Stages, Swag-A-Palooza, and more

  • COVID-19 information for libraries

  • Interactive Discussion Groups

  • Presidents' and Chair Programs

  • Livestreamed presentations

  • Leading authors 

  • Networking opportunities to share and connect with peers

  • and more