Annual Conference returns to D.C.

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After two years of virtual meetings, ALA’s 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition returns to Washington, D.C. Read our roundup of the can’t-miss programs, speakers, awards, and social networking opportunities at this year’s event.

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Times listed are Eastern.

In this workshop geared to members of library boards, Friends groups, and foundations, attendees will learn how to develop a set of responses to intellectual freedom challenges. The session will include interactive exercises that simulate scenarios a library might face. . 1–4 p.m. Friday, June 24.

Join ALA President Wong and Federal Communications Commission Chair Rosenworcel for a conversation about the digital divide and the ongoing fight for a free and open internet. 4–5:30 p.m. Friday, June 24.

Following the Opening Session ribbon-cutting, head to the exhibit hall for a reception that includes food, giveaways, and entertainment. This year’s marketplace will feature more than 550 exhibitors and 130 presentations on eight live stages. 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, June 24.


Angeline Boulley

The kicks off at 8 p.m. today. See what this year’s winner Angeline Boulley said at ALA’s 2022 LibLearnX Conference about Indigenous representation and her journey to becoming a YA author.

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Need some tips for navigating D.C. and having a successful conference? Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Busboys and Poets restaurateur Andy Shallal, and ALA staffers offer expert advice for your trip to the nation’s capital.

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The 2022 Local Information Committee of ALA’s New Members Round Table has created a Google Map that highlights restaurants, coffee shops, and attractions near the convention center.


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