Special Activities and Events

Special Activities and Events

      The Park at ALA Image

Need a place to take a break from the awesomeness of the exhibits? Looking for an afternoon snack? Want a selfie at a bubbling brook?  Come to the Park @ ALA.  Generously sponsored by LibraryIdeas, the park offers a little respite space in the exhibit hall.


Music on The Front Porch Stage

Local artists will perform throughout each day showcasing a wide range of musical genres.


Meet the Authors

An exciting and extensive schedule of the hundreds of authors and illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths.


Meet the Authors Autographing Area

In addition to the "Meet the Authors" signings held at exhibitor booths, ALA is offering an Author Autographing Area in the exhibit hall.


Virtual Augmented Reality Demo

Virtual Augmented Reality (VAR) technology is emerging as the new medium for 21st-Century learning. VAR immersive experiences are now feasible and available with new technology, interfaces, and software being released daily. Libraries are positioned to be one of the catalysts for community engagement and VAR content development. Come by and experience Virtual Reality using state-of-the-art systems. 


PR XChange

The PR XChange Event offers visitors the opportunity to drop-in to view and take home samples of promotional materials from libraries across North America, as well as to network with library marketing professionals. This event is sponsored by LLAMA's Marketing and Communications Community of Practice.


PR Xchange Awards Presentation

The PR Xchange Awards recognizes the best library promotional materials in print and electronic formats from the past year.


LearnRT Training Showcase

Do you, or your organization provide staff or public training? Join us to chat, share tips, and showcase best practices in library training, learning, and continuing education. LearnRT members facilitate training talk tables and provide space for the sharing of training materials and information about all types of training programs. Bring your materials, best practices, and challenging training situations to this fast-paced, fun, welcoming event! It's also a great time to network!