The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits January 24-28, 2020. 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…”
The popular Symposium on the Future of Libraries, and News You Can Use sessions offer updates, policy priorities, strategies for engaging decision-maker and influencers, and the Exhibit hall has new publications and services from expert organizations, plus LIVE stages with exciting author and publisher content. Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens at the eagerly anticipated ALA Youth Media Awards. Recognized worldwide for the high quality it represents, the event, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guides parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.