The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in January. The conference draws more than 10,000 leaders and staff, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors from the library and information industry for some 2,400 meetings, programs, discussion groups, events, in-depth conversations and exhibits, united by the theme “The conversation starts here..”
Connections are at the heart of learning and libraries are at the heart of those connections. Libraries are where people, young and old, connect to ideas, people and insights. These connections inspire new ideas, which lead to innovation, which ultimately impacts our community and our world. TLA2019 will:
Empower library professionals at every level to make informed decisions based on current research and best practices.
Strengthen self-knowledge and awareness in order to mindfully engage in civil discourse, network, and assume leadership roles.
Broaden immediate community impact with specific, meaningful, hands-on ideas across all library types.
Serve diverse communities by providing equitable resources and cultivating cultural competencies.
Join us at the Austin Convention Center for the largest state library association conference in the country, an active marketplace of ideas, library services, and educational resources.