Ticketed Events

To register for any of the following events, you can include them with your initial registration, or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing  [email protected].



AASL

ISS School Tour (AASL)

Friday, June 24, 2022
9:00am — 4:00pm
Event Code: AAS1

Join the Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Washington DC area. The ISS Tour will feature lower, middle, and upper school library programs. Departing from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights! Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Advance: $65  |  Standard: $65  |  Onsite: $65


ALA

ALA President Inaugural Luncheon

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
12:30pm — 3:00pm
Event Code: ALA1

Join ALA President Patricia (Patty) Wong in honoring Incoming President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Advance: $50  |  Standard: $50  |  Onsite: $50


ALSC

2022 Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet

Sunday, June 26, 2022
6:00pm — 11:00pm 
Event Code: ALS1

Join us for a celebration of this year's Newbery, Caldecott and Children's Literature Legacy medalists and honorees, the authors and illustrators of the year's most distinguished books for children! Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and a limited number of tickets will be available at onsite registration until noon Friday. Pre-registration required. $99 individual tickets (non-assigned seating). Reserved table seating (ten seats) available. Table Reservations must be made directly with the ALSC office. For information about individual ticket sales, banquet table sales, and additional banquet FAQs, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Advance: $99  |  Standard: $99  |  Onsite: $99


CORE 

Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What you Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant

Friday, June 24, 2022
8:00am — 4:00pm
Event Code: COR1

This preconference explores building a successful library consulting business. Topics include the required personal attributes, establishing the business, areas of consulting, the importance of understanding a client’s motivation, dealing with project scope creep, and the methodologies typically employed in consulting work. The workshop covers contract deliverables, including incorporating client feedback and presenting results. Interactive activities are included in each part of the workshop, providing plenty of opportunities for discussion.

Member:
Advance: $269  |  Standard: $269  |  Onsite: $319

Other Member:
Advance: $269  |  Standard: $269  |  Onsite: $319

NonMember:
Advance: $319  |  Standard: $319  |  Onsite: $369

Core Member Discount:
Advance: $219  |  Standard: $219  |  Onsite: $269


Core: Library Buildings Tour - SOLD OUT  

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Event Code: COR3

A day of touring, learning, and experiencing the next generation of public and academic library facilities that center the human experience and activate 21st-century learning for all!

Member:
Advance: $189  |  Standard: $189  |  Onsite: $239

Other Member:
Advance: $100  |  Standard: $100  |  Onsite: $150

NonMember:
Advance: $210  |  Standard: $210  |  Onsite: $260

Core Member Discount:
Advance: $159  |  Standard: $159  |  Onsite: $209


Evidence Based Practices in Libraries

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Event Code: COR6

As academic libraries struggle with budget, staffing, and morale issues, evidence-based practice (EBP) becomes more and more important in our efforts to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. EBP helps us make decisions and solve problems, and can be an effective way to improve day-to-day processes and services, as well as advocate for change on a larger scale. This workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of evidence-based practice in our field and how it can be applied in a variety of library and information contexts. Participants will learn about the EBP model, examine different types of evidence, and apply EBP principles to issues in their own institutional contexts.

Presenters: Amanda Click, Claire Walker Wiley, and Meggan Houlihan

Member:
Advance: $149  |  Standard: $149  |  Onsite: $199

Other Member:
Advance: $149  |  Standard: $149  |  Onsite: $199

NonMember:
Advance: $199  |  Standard: $199  |  Onsite: $249

Core Member Discount:
Advance: $119  |  Standard: $119  |  Onsite: $149


Crisis Communication/Message Dissemination for Libraries

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Event Code: COR7

What do COVID-19, a violent crime and a cybersecurity breach have in common? They will all result in a likely impact on people, property, and your library’s reputation. As your library faces one or more of these crisis scenarios, how can you and your organization survive and emerge stronger? Public libraries are faced with unique challenges in a 24-hour news cycle world. While the corporate sector has extensive business continuity plans in place, far fewer libraries have up-to-date crisis communication strategies and plans developed in order to protect their brand in a sudden emergency.

Speakers:

Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing and Communications, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Christine Feldmann, Director of Marketing and Communications, Anne Arundel County Public Library

Meghan McCorkell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Member:
Advance: $149  |  Standard: $149  |  Onsite: $199

Other Member:
Advance: $199  |  Standard: $199  |  Onsite: $249

NonMember:
Advance: $199  |  Standard: $199  |  Onsite: $249

Core Member Discount:
Advance: $119  |  Standard: $119  |  Onsite: $169


The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Event Code: COR8

The program will combine presentations with hands-on practice sessions and help participants to have both a comprehensive understanding of RDA and a hands-on practice by using RDA Toolkit and related tools, including LC-PCC Policy Statements and MGD.

Topics below will be covered:

  • Background of RDA, including why we need a new version

  • Demonstrations and instruction on navigating the official RDA Toolkit

  • Description and demonstration of other tools, specifically the LC-PCC Policy Statements and Metadata Guidance Documentation

  • The hands-on session may include specific examples of different types of materials, including tangible resources and online resources, covering monograph, serial, geographic map, multimedia, etc.

  • Q&A and sharing useful guidance/tools/tips

Presenters: Thomas Brenndorfer, Kathy Glennan, Robert L. Maxwell, and Melanie Polutta.

Member:
Advance: $149  |  Standard: $149  |  Onsite: $199

Other Member:
Advance: $149  |  Standard: $149  |  Onsite: $199

NonMember:
Advance: $199  |  Standard: $199  |  Onsite: $249

Core Member Discount:
Advance: $119  |  Standard: $119  |  Onsite: $169


CRO

Chapter Leaders Forum

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 9:00am – 4:00pm 
Event Code: CRO1

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for you, as Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet with each other and discuss topics of interest. The forum provides a full agenda on a variety of topics to help prepare you to lead your association. A full lunch is included.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Advance: $80  |  Standard: $80  |  Onsite: $80


Library-Based Financial Literacy Initiatives- SOLD OUT

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:30am – 12:00pm 
Event Code: CRO2

This event is complimentary but registration is required and seats are limited.

You will learn the results of a pilot study, providing a set of recommendations for how libraries can support the initiation and sustainability of library financial literacy programming, conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). You will hear from librarians from a variety of library settings who are leaders in financial literacy, a skill they developed over time with the support of other librarians and organizations such as the CFPB. The CFPB will provide a training session focusing on a tool, "Want credit to work for you?" booklet, from their Your Money Your Goals program.


EMIERT

53rd Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Event Code: EMI1

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast celebrates the Winner and Honor recipients during ALA's Annual Conference. Join some of the leading authors and illustrators of quality children's books depicting the African American experience. 2022 marks the 53rd anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. This award has made a name for itself within the library and literary communities.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Advance: $65  |  Standard: $65  |  Onsite: $75


GNCRT

GNCRT Presents: Magical Comics Tea 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022 -  2:00PM - 4:00PM
Event Code: GRT1

We’ve missed the magic! We have a lot to catch up on, so let’s have some tea and get caught up. Join comics librarians, publishers, creators, and other industry folks for a magical, socially distanced, comics enthusiast gathering.! Dress up as your favorite tea-time character (hats are especially encouraged), or just come as you are and share in the comics-camaraderie!

Member:
Advance: $35  |  Standard: $35  |  Onsite: $35

Other Member:
Advance: $35  |  Standard: $35  |  Onsite: $35

NonMember:
Advance: $35  |  Standard: $35  |  Onsite: $35

GNCRT Member Discount:
Advance: $20  |  Standard: $20  |  Onsite: $20

Student Member
Advance: $10  |  Standard: $10  |  Onsite: $10


GODORT

GODORT 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Event Code: GRT

Join GODORT for a celebration of 50 years. Founded in 1972 to address the needs of those working with government collections and to promote government information, this group continues to advocate for public access to state, federal, and international publications. Registration is required and space is limited. Register via this link: https://forms.gle/5ZYodZ5iyDe5Tq4Q9. You will receive confirmation that you are registered to attend.

This event will be held in Alexandria, VA at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 


IRRT

Global Libraries As Advocates For Information Policy Change 

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:30AM – 1:00PM 
Event Code: IRR1

The pandemic has raised our awareness and understanding of the need for information policies that support the ability of libraries to serve their communities. What are the persistent and new policy issues that libraries around the world must focus on? How can we strengthen our ability to influence legislative and legal change, and participate in the political process on the local, national, and global levels?

The range of policy issues of relevance to libraries is extraordinary: intellectual freedom and the rising challenges to the books and other resources we make available in our collections; privacy and the threats that we and our users face on protecting their identities; civil liberties and the constraints on freedom of action and speech; open access to research and educational resources, funding for libraries, and for education and research programs; copyright and the importance of fair use and the exceptions that enable libraries to carry out their services; the expansion and quality of access to the internet and the challenges of the digital divides in our communities; telecommunications policy and the growth of social media monopolies and issues like net neutrality; government information and the importance of guaranteeing that records of the work of our governments are openly and readily accessible; the survival of school libraries which are so essential to our library ecosystem; and there are many more specific to local, national and global contexts.

Libraries must be at the core of the debates on information policy issues, as their success and effectiveness will increasingly be the ability to influence, interpret and apply new policy directions. By information policy, we mean those laws, regulations, and programs established by governments and other organizations that define the strategies for the advancement and management of such things as technology, telecommunications, and electronic information. It permeates all other policy areas, such as education, foreign relations, science, culture, health, and perhaps most fundamentally, commerce, workforce development, and business. Information policy is increasingly recognized as central to economic progress and social change.

This pre-conference will provide opportunities for learning about and sharing the impact of the pandemic on information policy around the world, provide a detailed look at several key policy areas, and inform how library professionals can be effective advocates in the legislative and legal arenas. 

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $90  |  Standard: $90  |  Onsite: $90


International Librarians Reception

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:00pm – 7:00pm 
Event Code: IRR2

Please join the American Library Association and the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 70 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. ALA President, Patty Wong, will announce the recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Projects. Winners of the Bogle Pratt Award and the Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship will be announced. Advance registration is required. International librarians registered for the full conference will receive one complimentary ticket. A ticket must be purchased for additional guests. Tickets will be sold in the convention center. *No tickets will be sold at the reception site.*

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $40  |  Standard: $40  |  Onsite: $40


NMRT

National Museum of African American History & Culture Tour- SOLD OUT

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Event Code: NRT1

This event is complimentary.

The NMRT will host a tour of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Members of the Local Information committee will get the time-entry passes for the group. The fee to visit the museum is free. After the tour we will have lunch at the Sweet Home Cafe. Lunch is on your own and ranges from $8 - $18. Space is limited.


PLA

PLA Member Welcome Breakfast

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 8:30AM -10:00AM
Event Code: PLA1

This event is complimentary and open to PLA members only.

Join PLA President Melanie Huggins for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. The event will feature a special keynote speaker, to be announced, and will celebrate the hard work and innovation we’ve seen from public libraries since the pandemic. To register, you can add the event during your initial ALA Annual Conference registration or add it later using the unique link in your email confirmation. Please note that this event is free to PLA members, but a ticket is required and space is limited.


PPO

STEAM Equity Gender Equitable STEAM Programming

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Event Code: PPO1

Gender equity and cultural responsiveness are the core of an ongoing ALA project to offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programming and exhibitions for rural community members, especially often-underreached Latinx populations. Learn from project partners like the STAR Library Network and the Emmy award-winning SciGirls television show to explore the importance of gender-equitable programs where girls can develop positive STEAM identities. Learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging girls in science learning, participate in interactive activities geared for tweens, and explore culturally responsive exhibitions for the library setting. Gain facilitation strategies, STEAM activities, and supporting resources.

Member:
Advance: $100  |  Standard: $100  |  Onsite: $135

Other Member:
Advance: $100  |  Standard: $100  |  Onsite: $135

NonMember:
Advance: $125  |  Standard: $125  |  Onsite: $160


RUSA

ALA Trivia Championship

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Event Code: RUS1

It's well known that librarians are the best at trivia, but who is the best of the best? Join us at this national championship cosponsored by GameRT, RUSA, and NMRT and compete for the title of "Reference Champions of America" in this team-based trivia event.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $10  |  Standard: $10  |  Onsite: $10


Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 8:00PM -10:00PM
Event Code: RUS2

Join the celebration of the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at ALA's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Marquis. This year’s winners of the Carnegies, the first awards for adult books given by the American Library Association, are Tom Lin’s debut novel, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu, and Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance. The keynote speaker for this event is Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the author of several books, including his latest, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy.  A ticket grants you admission to this exciting presentation and reception, one free drink, and hors d'oeuvres. The Carnegie Medals are co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA and generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and NoveList.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25  |  Onsite: $25


Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year (RUSA)

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 8:00AM -10:00AM
Event Code: RUS3

What could be better than books and breakfast? Maybe signed books and breakfast? Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA book and media award winner and Best of Lists Authors (TBD) will discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following the event. Registration is required.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25  |  Onsite: $30

RUSA Member:
Advance: $15  |  Standard: $15  |  Onsite: $15


Connect to Family History at America's Library: A Day at the Library of Congress

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 9:00AM -3:45PM
Event Code: RUS4

Join us for a day at the Library of Congress and discover the rich resources for connecting to family history at America's Library. Hear from library specialists on a variety of relevant topics and visit the reading rooms to see the variety of collections first-hand, including genealogy & history, maps, photographs, newspapers, and more.

A gift card will be provided to attendees to purchase lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25  |  Onsite: $25


UNITED

The Laugh's On Us

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 5:30PM -7:30PM
Event Code: UNI1

Laugh out loud at this wine-and-cheese event, featuring headliner and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone, along with several humor writers/comedians. A book signing will follow, with free books/advance copies for attendees (subject to availability).

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $60  |  Standard: $60  |  Onsite: $65

UNITED Member:
Advance: $55  |  Standard: $55  |  Onsite: $65


GALA Author Tea sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 2:00PM – 4:00PM 
Event Code: UNI2

Enjoy tea and treats while hearing from bestselling writers about their forthcoming titles. Attendees will receive advance copies and have the opportunity to have them signed by authors (subject to availability). Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $60  |  Standard: $60  |  Onsite: $65

UNITED Member:
Advance: $55  |  Standard: $55  |  Onsite: $65


YALSA

Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2022 Michael L. Printz Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Event Code: YAL1

Come and listen to the 2022 Michael L. Printz award-winning author and honor book authors speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist Magazine.

Member, Other Member, NonMember
Advance: $45  |  Standard: $45  |  Onsite: $45

YALSA Member:
Advance: $39  |  Standard: $39  |  Onsite: $39


YA Author Coffee Klatch

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 9:00AM – 10:00AM 
Event Code: YAL2

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award-winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s four annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's six literary awards. Attendees will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive to talk about their upcoming book!

Member:
Advance: $25 |  Standard: $30  |  Onsite: $30

Other Member:
Advance: $25 |  Standard: $30  |  Onsite: $30

NonMember:
Advance: $30 |  Standard: $30  |  Onsite: $30