5 Great Reasons

Why you should send your most creative-thinking and dedicated
employees to the ALA Annual Conference!

Education    1. Education!

Quality and Scope of Topics - Hundreds of peer-driven topics, in formal and informal settings, available for discussion, interactive learning and information-sharing. With expert-led seminars, panels, group program offerings, and more—your staff’s professional development needs are met as they move through a world of ideas that can be applied immediately upon return.


resources    2. Resources!

Exhibitor Resources - Make personal connections with knowledgeable exhibitors who represent 900+ companies
and organizations. This provides the most effective engagement with new and current products, services, technologies, and titles, and helps your staff make the best choices, improve implementation, increase usage and circulation, and maximize your investment.


connections   3. Connections! 

Connections Leading to Ongoing Engagement, Inspiration, and Learning  - Attendees will receive unparalleled opportunities to connect with committed and imaginative colleagues and peers. Equip your staff with an ongoing source of collaborators, ideas and successful innovation.


Motivated staff 4. Inspiration and motivation!

Top-Tier Speakers, Authors, and Award Celebrations- Dozens of memorable speakers, including thought leaders and bestselling authors from a wide range of disciplines, entertain while motivating attendees to be bold and to innovate. Your staff will recognize many opportunities to take home ideas that will transform their libraries and themselves.


Bottom LIne  5. The bottom line!

Value For Your Dollar  - You’ll find that the ALA registration is a bargain when compared with other professional
conferences. The hundreds of relevant opportunities that offer shareable knowledge, exposure to experts and access to thousands of motivated colleagues all add up to quality professional development that will reinvigorate your staff and improve the day-today operations of your organization.

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