Special Activities and Events

Special Activities and Events

Meet the Authors

An exciting and extensive schedule of the 100s of authors and illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths. There will also be a separate Meet the Authors Autograph Area, details to come!

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!

The Park at ALA Image

The Park @ ALA is a great place to take a break from the miles of aisles. Enjoy a little green (carpet) space and take a little break.

Other Resources

Internet Room

Managed by ALA’s Internet Steering Committee and staffed by volunteers, the Internet Room will be available to ALA Members in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours.


Post Office

The United States Postal Service will be on hand to take care of your shipping needs, offering exclusively Priority Mail service. Check the Post Office location on site for daily hours.