American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition 2023
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, USA
A premier event for libraries in the U.S.
The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the world’s largest and most dynamic library organized by ALA, the world’s oldest and largest library association.
Thousands of librarians and library staff – from all levels of management and all types of libraries from across the country – attend this event, which also attracts educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors.
The ALA Annual serves as a meeting place for leadership, fellowship, and policy setting; a place to learn and network; and a forum to exchange ideas in the multitude of issues that impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation. Attendees participate in various events, hear inspiring speakers, and learn from thought leaders and colleagues at hundreds of programs and in-depth sessions.
Attendees to the ALA Annual should never miss the Exhibition, where books and services that will improve library services and support librarians’ career development are put on display. More than 900 onsite vendors display and demonstrate new services, technologies, books, and products in the world’s largest library-focused exhibit hall. ReadersMagnet helps authors put their works up front and center of the library marketplace where they belong.