LibLearnX will offer innovative session design concepts on the program to help you learn, network, and find solutions. Participants can expect a combination of different formats geared toward higher-level education conversation, hands-on interaction, and trend-scanning information.
Focused peer to peer conversation on the topics that matter most to the library community.
Action-based instruction that delves into specific methods, approaches, and opportunities.
Bite-size focused presentation with a goal of conveying a specific topic, idea, and includes key tangible takeaways.
Learning experience and reflection that may take place outside of traditional conference settings.
Call for Presentations Opens: April 2021
LLX Marketplace: Exhibits and Ideas Xchange
An engagement proving ground - designed for creative collaboration and interactive learning within an exhibit space. Prepare for meaningful education and networking with exhibitors that provide the newest titles, engaging authors, leading technology, and core services to ALA members. Explore the LLX Marketplace to develop new connections, strengthen existing relationships, and participate in the workshops and activations. You will be sure to walk away resources, practical knowledge, and inspiration!
Also announced at this event are the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction which recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serves as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. These annual awards reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
I Love My Librarian Awards
Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Ten librarians are selected in recognition of their outstanding public service.
Youth Media Awards
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.