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. You can request a copy of your registration confirmation by emailing [email protected].



AASL

ISS School Tour (AASL)

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
AASL1

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

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $79  |  Standard: $79


ALA

ALA President Inaugural Luncheon

Tuesday, July, 2, 2024
11:30am – 1:30pm
ALA1

Join us to honor and celebrate incoming ALA President Cindy Hohl, Division Presidents and member leaders 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.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $50 |  Standard: $50

 

RDA Around the World

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am - 11:30am
ALA3

This free preconference event will feature international members of the RDA (Resource Description and Access) Board discussing the impact of RDA on their cataloging and metadata practices and how their parts of the world are addressing the obstacles and challenges of official RDA. Join us for some fresh insight into how the rest of the world is thinking about this international standard.

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


ALSC

Bilingual Storytime Academy  

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm
ALSC1

This interactive pre-conference workshop is designed to provide an easy-to-follow framework for library workers who deliver Spanish bilingual storytime, as well as teach participants original translations of songs and rhymes. Attendees will learn about the selection of appropriate texts, how to prepare texts for storytime, translation practices to produce material, and bilingual facilitation to implement programs that are rich in early literacy practices, linguistically sound, and culturally affirming. They’ll also engage in a sing-along to learn new songs, rhymes, and fingerplays - complete with manipulatives.

**For optimal learning, attendees should have a basic grasp of Spanish and of storytime conventions.**

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $94  |  Standard: $109 

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $94  |  Standard: $109

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $109  |  Standard: $119

ALSC Member Discount:
Early/ Advance: $79  |  Standard: $89

 

Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Awards Banquet

Sunday, June 30, 2024
6:30pm – 10:30pm
ALSC2

Join ALA and ALSC 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! A cash bar will be available prior to dinner. Doors will open at 6:30pm; dinner will begin at approximately 7:20pm, with awards and speeches to immediately follow. $99 for individual tickets (non-assigned dinner seating); reserved table seating (ten seats) are available for purchase directly through the ALSC office. Limited non-dinner seating is available on the perimeter of the room for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about individual ticket sales, banquet table sales, and additional FAQs, visit: http://www.ala.org/http://www.ala.org/alsc/banquet.

Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $99  |  Standard: $99


CORE

AvramCamp – An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm
CORE1

Core sponsors AvramCamp, a safe and welcoming space for female identifying and non-binary technology library workers to explore common challenges, learn strategies for dealing with them, and to discuss tools that build confidence. This one-day preconference, inspired by AdaCamp, takes place on Friday of the ALA Annual Conference.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25

 

Public Libraries Tour

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm
CORE2 - SOLD OUT: Waitlist Available

This tour will include three public Libraries in the San Diego Area: San Diego Central Library, Imperial Beach Library lunch provided), San Diego Public Library, San Ysidro Branch.

At the end of the tour, participants will understand how a library can be designed to be flexible for future changes. Understand how a library can be designed with sustainable goals to achieve a LEED Gold rating. Learn how a library can be designed to include integrated outdoor areas.

Tour Details:

San Diego Central Library
The nine-story, 497,652 square-foot Central Library opened in 2013 at a cost of $184 million. The library features an outdoor garden courtyard, 350-seat auditorium, three-story domed reading room, an art gallery, an Idea Lab and maker space, a charter school co-located on the 6th and 7th floors, special event rental spaces, and at the top you’ll find an iconic 140-foot dome consisting of eight sails connected on three points. The dome is an ancient architectural form that ties us to the larger history of civic and community architecture and serves as a symbol of enlightenment and democracy. The cutting-edge structural engineering and unique design of the dome are intended to be contemporary and responsive to the San Diego climate. The dome distinguishes this civic resource from the many commercial towers and residential buildings which surround it. The dome anchors the nighttime cityscape with a soft and welcoming glow. The dome is a metaphor. It will never look finished. Like the human spirits being nurtured within, it is in the perpetual act of becoming.

San Diego Public Library, San Ysidro Branch
The single-story, 15,000 square-foot San Ysidro Branch Library is designed to encourage interaction and activity. The library features modern amenities, such as children and teen areas, a homework center, maker space/Idea Lab, community rooms, a food serving kitchen, a reading patio, and an outdoor theatre. The Idea Lab focuses on digital textile arts and features a 3D printer, die cut machine, sewing/embroidery machines, serger, button maker, and a heat press. The outdoor reading patio and landscaping complement the library’s architectural design and support the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Silver certification.

Imperial Beach Library
The new Imperial Beach Library includes spaces for children, teens, and adults; a marketplace area featuring popular books and media; a computer lab, homework center, and Wi-Fi; a Community room for flexible programming. This project which won an Award of Merit from the ENR California – 2017 Regional Project and also a 2017 Energy Efficiency & Integration Award from the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It is LEED Gold Certified.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $189  |  Standard: $239

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $159  |  Standard: $209

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $209  |  Standard: $259

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

 

Academic Library and Learning Spaces Tour

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm
CORE3 - SOLD OUT: Waitlist Available

Join colleagues and members of CORE's Buildings for College and University Libraries (BCUL) Committee for a tour of innovative academic library and flexible teaching and learning spaces. We will tour UC San Diego's Geisel Library, Design and Innovation Building, and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI). Participants will then be transported to the University of San Diego to tour Copley Library and adjacent Learning Commons. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

8:00AM // Depart Convention Center for UCSD (30 minutes)
8:00 AM // Depart Convention Center for UCSD (30 minutes)
8:45AM – 9:30AM // Design and Innovation Center
9:45AM – 10:30AM // HDSI
10:45 PM – 12:15 PM // UCSD Geisel Library
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM // Catered Box Lunch @Geisel
1:00 PM // Depart for University of San Diego (45 minutes)
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM // USD Copley Library and Learning Commons
3:15 PM // Depart USD
4:00 PM // Return to Convention Center (30 minutes)

Additional Information about each space:

UCSD Design & Innovation Building
Our UCSD tour will begin with a visit to one of the newest spaces at UCSD for multi-disciplinary instruction and research, the 74,000-sf Design & Innovation Building, opened in 2021. It features dedicated work spaces for design and research projects by faculty and grad students, offices, collaborative open work areas, as well as a suite of prototyping labs and fabrication shops.

UCSD Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI)
We will then visit the new HDSI space, a 45,000-sf state-of-the-art building housing four rapidly growing degree programs in the transformed former Literature Building. HDSI is an innovative cross disciplinary unit founded in 2018 as the hub for data science, bringing together students and faculty with industry partners to advance the field. Renovation spaces include offices, labs, data sequencing, instrumentation, and data storage.

UCSD Geisel Library
The finale at USCD will be the iconic, 176-000-sf Geisel Library, whose most recent renovations led to a new public service model and new self-service and automated service features, created a new entry and main corridor, expanded 24/5 space, and added seating and a new gallery for Special Collections & Archives display, as part of a multi-phased effort toward a more inviting building at the center of campus.

University of San Diego Copley Library and Learning Commons
Onward to the University of San Diego and experience firsthand the transformed Copley Library and its role as a collaborative partner in study and research. Explore the recently renovated Library, where the emphasis was on updating the interior of the 1985 addition and enhancing the original 1951 building to address challenges and improve the overall experience for library users. The Learning Commons next door underscores USD's dedication to creating vibrant and collaborative learning environments.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $189  |  Standard: $239 

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $159  |  Standard: $209

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $209  |  Standard: $259  

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

 

Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What You Need to Know to Become a Success

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm
CORE4

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.

At the end of this preconference, participants will understand the legal options for a consulting business, and the necessary insurance requirements. Participants will have a sense of the various areas of consulting opportunities, including facilities planning, strategic planning, and technology and organizational development. Participants will also have a realistic picture of what various consulting jobs look like from start to finish, including proposal development, client interactions and the employment of typical methodologies such as surveys, interviews, document review, and the development of final reports.

Are you interested in becoming a library consultant? Please join us to hear how you can launch your consulting career helping libraries and colleagues with your talents and skills. The target audience for this preconference includes librarians considering starting a consulting business, whether part-time while still working full-time for an organization or launching a start-up company on a full-time basis.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $269  |  Standard: $319

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $269  |  Standard: $319

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $319  |  Standard: $369

Core Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $219  |  Standard: $269

 

Preservation in Action

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
CORE5 - SOLD OUT: Waitlist Available

Join Preservation in Action for an engaging opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage in San Diego and gain practical experience! Participants will take part in the day-long preservation-focused project at a local cultural institution. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will provide hands-on training in the care and handling of various materials. No experience is required.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $15  |  Standard: $15

 

Managing Change and Holding Effective Difficult Conversations: Tools for Every Leader

Friday, June 28, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm
CORE6

Learn how to invoke change with the least amount of upset and the most movement toward stated goals. Understand how to respond to feedback to better hear concerns from your employees and to better evaluate that feedback for inclusion in a change process. Once you have made decisions, how do you have effective conversations with those who disagree? Learning to have effective difficult conversations will allow you to excel in all areas of leadership.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to: Explain systems theory according to Barry Oshry in order to understand typical organizational dynamics and to understand how they personally contribute to current dynamics. Define important concepts of feedback and transparency in order to reconsider how these terms are used in day-to-day work. Describe new ways to think about resistance in order to make progress toward stated goals and hold yourself and others accountable. Execute and evaluate a difficult conversation in order to hold yourself and others accountable and to lead an individual or group toward agreed-upon goals.

The target audience is any librarian who leads a project, is chair of a committee, or has a named leadership position.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $199  |  Standard: $249

Core Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $119  |  Standard: $149

 

Library Building Projects 101: A Crash Course on Basic Elements of Completing a Building Renovation or New Construction

Friday, June 28, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm
CORE7

A crash course on basic elements of completing a building renovation or new construction. This participatory workshop will walk the participants through the processes involved in a building project, including an initial needs assessment, selection of an architect and construction manager/contractor, budget development, community and staff engagement, design, and completing construction. The workshop will be designed to assist you in applying the information to your own library and help you better understand how to navigate the process including:

• Pre-project Considerations
• Assessing Needs and Creating a Building Programs
• Engaging the Community and Staff
• Making the Case to your Library Board and/or Governing Authority
• Developing a Budget
• Raising Funds through Capital Campaigns
• Working with Public Funds (local, state, federal)
• Selecting an Architect
• Selecting a Construction Manager/Contractor
• Completing Design and Construction
• Introducing the Finished Product to your Community

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $149  |  Standard: $199

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $199  |  Standard: $249

Core Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $119  |  Standard: $169


CRO

Chapter Leaders Forum

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
CRO1

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each 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. Lunch is included. All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend including chapter councilors, executive directors, presidents, and chapter committee chairs. Topics will include ALA support for chapters on state and local issues, chapter management topics, and an interactive roundtable with tenured chapter leaders.
 

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $90  |  Standard: $90


CSKBART

CSKBART Book Awards Breakfast

Sunday, June 30, 2024
7:00am – 9:30am
CSK1

55th Annual CSKBART Book Award Breakfast.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $65  |  Standard: $65


EMIERT

EMIERT’s Taste of the Town Luncheon

Sunday, June 30, 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm
EMI1

This will be an event where attendees must register; a cap of attendees is required. Attendees will enjoy listening to the presentation of authors through a speed-dating format. Attendees are encouraged to participate in CosPlay costumes based on their favorite book/theme.

This event is complimentary for EMIERT members and a ticket is required.

 


FMRT

Film and Media Roundtable Gala

Sunday, June 30, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm
FMRT1

The Film and Media Roundtable's ALA Annual gala returns!

FMRT Member Discount: $20 |  Tickets: $25

 


GNCRT

GNCRT Magical Comics Tea

Saturday, June 29, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm
GNC1

Come join the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table for our 2024 Magical Comics Tea! Visit with creators and other comic-loving library staff as we hear about upcoming titles and projects from your favorite publishers! Dress up as your favorite tea-time character (hats are especially encouraged), or just come as you are and share in the comics-camaraderie!

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $35 

Student ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $10 

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $35

GNCRT Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $20


IRRT

Diamond Moments of International Librarianship and Its Impact-IRRT Preconference

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00am – 1:00pm
IRRT1

Libraries around the world continue to make significant impacts on individuals, societies, and cultures through services and programming. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT), this pre-conference session aims to showcase the important work of international libraries and communicate the lasting impact of librarianship around the globe. Highlighting international relationships and their influence on the work within libraries, the session will include presentations, round table discussions, and activities that will engage attendees in thoughtful and meaningful dialogs, bring together shared experiences, influence development of new programs and services, and foster the beginning of international connections.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $90  |  Standard: $90

 

International Librarians Reception

Monday, July 1, 2024
5:00pm – 7:00pm
IRRT2

Please join 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, Emily Drabinski, 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.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $40  |  Standard: $40


LEARNRT

Level Up Your Facilitation Skills for Better Meetings

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm
LEARN1

Strong facilitation skills are essential for engaging and productive meetings. Whether you are meeting in a group or one-on-one, effective facilitation will help you build strong team dynamics and cultivate dialogue to get input, solve problems, or work through conflict. In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice facilitation skills that improve meetings and conversations.

Participants will finish the workshop:

  • Understanding core facilitation skills and how/when to use them
  • Confident after practicing facilitation skills with their peers
  • Safe in the knowledge that they can facilitate effective discussions
  • Ready to navigate difficult conversations that may come up in group or one-on-one discussions

ALA Member:
Early: $50  |  Advance: $65  |  Standard: $65 

Other Member:
Early: $50  |  Advance: $65  | Standard: $65

NonMember:
Early: $60  |  Advance: $75  |Standard: $75

LEARNRT Member Discount:
Early: $45  |  Advance: $60  | Standard: $60


NMRT

Beyond the Books: Decoding the Application and Interview Process for Public, Academic, and Special Libraries

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm
NMRT1

In Beyond the Books: Decoding the Application and Interview Process for Public, Academic, and Special Libraries, 4 experts from various library sectors will present on best practices to navigate through the job search journey in their sector, with time for Q&A after each presentation. The last segment of the preconference will break into small groups for interview practice and coaching from representatives of each library type. Whether you are a LIS student, early career library professional, or someone wanting to make a switch in your career, you will step away from this preconference with insight and resources to pursue your goal of landing a library position.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $95  |  Standard: $95

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $55  |  Standard: $55

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $150  |  Standard: $150

NMRT Member Discount: 
Early/Advance/Standard: $75


PPO

Thinking Outside the (STEAM) Box: Bringing the library to your community using kits

Friday, June 28, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm
PPO1

Gender equity and cultural responsiveness are the core of a cumulating ALA project to offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programming and exhibitions for rural community members, especially often-underreached Latinx populations. In collaboration with the STAR Library Network and the Emmy award-winning SciGirls television show, this session will delve into strategies for library workers to create inclusive and engaging STEAM programs for tweens and their families. Through breakout groups, we will explore how to adapt STEAM programs to include the whole family, how to create your own STEAM exploration spaces and kits, and share strategies for implementing cultural and gender-responsive STEAM programming.

Learning objectives for this session include:
• Identify strategies for adapting existing STEAM programs to include the whole family and how to foster collaborative learning experiences
• Discuss best practices, share success stories, and engage in hands-on activities to learn different approaches for creating STEAM exploration spaces and kits
• Explore methods for creating and implementing STEAM programs that are gender inclusive and culturally responsive

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $35  |  Standard: $35

ALA Student Members
Early/Advance: $10 | Standard: $10


RUSA

The History and Heritage of the Asian Cultures Who Call San Diego Home

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:15am – 3:45pm
RUSA1

The Genealogy & Local History Committee of RUSA brings a full-day preconference to showcase and celebrate the Asian cultures and heritage that have built San Diego. The Chinese Heritage Museum, the Japanese Friendship Garden and Museum along with the San Diego Genealogical Society and others will provide the history and significance of their heritage as well as other cultural influences on the establishment and evolution of some of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods including the Gas Lamp Quarter.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $50  |  Standard: $50

 

The Business of Vice: A Discussion about business reference work with patrons and students interested in businesses often described as vices

Friday, June 28, 2024
12:00pm – 4:00pm
RUSA2

This discussion session will bring together librarians with experience in teaching about or assisting patrons with the business of vice. The goal of this session is to share experiences and resources and to hold a broader discussion about how we can assist our patrons as the legal and social landscape for "vice" shifts.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $119  |  Standard: $119

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $69  |  Standard: $69

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $129  |  Standard: $129

RUSA Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $109  |  Standard: $109

 

2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Award Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, June 29, 2024
7:00pm – 10:00pm
RUSA3

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are celebrated every year at ALA's Annual Conference, this year held in San Diego. Hand-picked by our expert selection committee of librarians, independent booksellers and book reviewers that work closely with adult readers, these books have made a lasting impression. Join us for this celebratory event at the San Diego Public Library with a keynote speaker, speeches from both winning authors, and a book signing. These awards are cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA and supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. This year's event is sponsored by NoveList.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $25

 

Literary Luminaries: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year

Sunday, June 30, 2024
8:00am – 10:00am
RUSA4

Join your fellow readers and book lovers and listen to some of the year's best authors from RUSA Book & Media Award Winner and Best of Lists Authors. Invited authors (TBD) will discuss their works and the craft of writing as well as sign books immediately following.

Registration is required. Coffee/Tea will be provided.

ALA Member:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $30

Other Member:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $30

NonMember:
Early/Advance: $25  |  Standard: $30

RUSA Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $15  |  Standard: $15

 

ALA Trivia Championship

Sunday, June 30, 2024
7:00pm – 9:00pm
RUSA5

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, NMRT, RUSA and SustainRT to compete for the title of “Reference Champions of America” in this team-based trivia event.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $10  |  Standard: $10


UNITED

Engaging Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and the Community: Collaborating for Impact

Friday, June 28, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm
UNI1

This two-part preconference is for library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and those who work with them.

Part 1, "Joint Impact: Libraries, Foundations, and Friends Building Collaboration Capacity," will feature a panel discussion on building collaboration capacity with Trustees, Friends, and Foundations, by engaging in a collaborative planning process that puts everyone on the same page. For libraries, Friends groups, and Foundations, collaboration is essential! However, when there's no agreement about what constitutes collaboration, tensions can rise. This session will explore how libraries, Friends groups, and Foundations can build collaboration capacity by working together to bring clarity to the roles and responsibilities of each entity and to strategically align joint efforts. The result: A shared vision and strong team dynamics!

Part 2, "An Extravaganza of Literary Events for Your Library," will introduce and educate Friends and Foundations on how they can successfully organize various author events to meet their library and community needs. From a single/solo author speaking event to an event featuring a panel of authors to a one-day multi-author festival and then to a multi-author weekend festival. These events can also raise much-needed funds or can be a community service to a library community. Attendees will also learn about best practices on how to create successful and engaging public relations for these events and how to market them for optimum interest.

This event is complimentary but a ticket is required.

 

The Laugh’s On Us sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions

Saturday, June 29, 2024
5:30pm – 7:30pm
UNI2

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).

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $65  |  Standard: $70

UNITED Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $60  |  Standard: $70

 

Gala Author Tea

Monday, July 1, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
UNI3

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).

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early/Advance: $65  |  Standard: $70

UNITED Member Discount:
Early/Advance: $60  |  Standard: $70


YALSA

Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2024 Michael L. Printz Awards

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:00pm - 10:00pm
YAL1

Join YALSA and Booklist for the 2024 Michael L. Printz Award Ceremony. The honor authors will each give a short speech about their book and the 2024 Michael L. Printz winner will give a longer speech. This will be followed by a dessert and cocktail reception.

ALA Member:
Early: $45  | Advance: $50  |  Standard: $55

Other Member:
Early: $45  | Advance: $50  |  Standard: $55

NonMember:
Early: $50  | Advance:  $55  |  Standard: $60

YALSA Member Discount:
Early: $40  | Advance: $45  |  Standard: $50

 


California Library Association

Library Advocacy: A Roadmap to Success

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am – 3:30pm
CLA1

Advocacy is an essential skill and passion for you and other members of our library community at all levels. This highly-interaction session, facilitated by experienced advocates active within the California Library Association, is designed to help you hone your advocacy skills to the highest possible level. You’ll hear stories highlighting key traits and skills displayed by successful library advocates; learn how successful advocates combine effective storytelling, fundraising, marketing, social media, and collaboration skills to create the most dynamic, diverse coalitions possible to provide measurable positive change within the communities they serve; and have plenty of time to find ways to apply, to your own work, what you are learning. The session will conclude with an exercise designed to help you develop a first-draft action plan you can use in your current advocacy efforts.

ALA Member: $149

Other Member: $149

NonMember: $199

 

Foreword Reviews
Library Insights Summit: Connecting Publishers & Librarians

Friday, June 28, 2024
9:00am - 3:30pm
ALA2

Growing from its well-received 2023 launch, this unique event will take place pre-ALA in San Diego! Beyond the lending of books and scolding of rowdy patrons, being a librarian today requires the skills of an event planner, computer scientist, psychologist, data management professional, and public service officer—along with a whole lot of time set aside for reading and research. Not a job for the faint of heart. Book publishers hoping to work more closely with libraries need to understand this reality, need to appreciate how librarians budget, buy materials, engage with their communities, fight for funding, and so much more. Enter the Library Insights Summit. A one-day educational intensive led by some of the most innovative librarians and book publishing professionals working in the industry today. Topics discussed include book bans, metadata, e-books, how best to communicate with librarians, the book genres chronically in short supply for libraries, a librarian dream list for publishers, and much more.

ALA Member, Other Member, NonMember:
Early: $169  | Advance/Standard: $199