Look Back at Annual 2022!

Major themes that resonated throughout the conference included book bans and censorship; issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion; examples of successful library programming during the pandemic; library funding strategies; patron and library worker safety; information access; and technology trends and challenges.

2022 Annual Wrap-Up

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Annual Mobile App

Get your information on the go when you download the ALA Annual Mobile App.

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Conference Speakers


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Opening General Session

In Conversation: ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

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ALA President's Program

ALA President’s Program

Advancing the Asian American Story: A Conversation with Publishers, Literacy Advocates, and Storytellers

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Defending the Fifth Freedom

A Reading and Panel Discussion, Moderated by ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

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Closing General Session

In Conversation: Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Dr. Nicole A. Cooke

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Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Discussing the role of libraries and librarians in the misinformation age

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The Library Marketplace:
Exhibits, Stages & Resources

Learn, innovate, and have fun in the Library Marketplace!
More than 550 exhibitors and 130+ author presentations on 8 LIVE Stages!

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NEW at the Annual Conference!

The Digital Experience

A curated selection of speaker and education sessions live-streamed directly from the conference in Washington, D.C. The Digital Experience registration will also include access to the on-demand content from these sessions until August 31, 2022.

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As the world's biggest library event, the onsite Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. You'll find educational programming; important announcements and updates; relevant legislation and policies; and discussions that majorly impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation.

Event Highlights

  • Educational programming, created and curated by library professionals
  • News You Can Use Sessions with updates that highlight new research, innovations, and advances in libraries
  • Memorable and inspiring speakers 
  • The Library Marketplace with more than 550 participating exhibitors, nine LIVE Stages, ARCs, and more
  • Presidents' and Chair Programs
  • The Digital Experience with curated sessions live-streamed directly from Washington, D.C.
  • Top-tier authors 
  • Fun and entertaining networking opportunities to share and connect with peers — and more!

Platinum Sponsor

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Accessibility Sponsor

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WiFi Sponsor

New York Times for Libraries (Image)

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