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ALA 2021 Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association

  • Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 22 - 26, 2021

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Why Attend

Event Overview:

The American Library Association (ALA) hold an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting.  Generally held in January, the conference draws more than 8,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events.  Hundreds of exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users. 


With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking that takes place at the Midwinter Meeting. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.

Exhibitor Information:

By its very nature, the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting attracts a focused group of top library professionals from across the country and across all facets of librarianship and information technology. No longer just a business meeting of the Association, the Midwinter Meeting has been redesigned to include programs and special events focused on the conversation of librarianship. The Midwinter Meeting has quickly become the place where librarians from across the country discuss and explore the future of libraries and librarianship. They are searching for new ways to deliver service and keep their libraries as a focal point of the
communities they serve. Over 8,000 librarians are expected to register; the statistics speak for themselves; these are the decision makers you need to meet.

Attendees By Job Title:

  • Director  21%
  • Reference Librarian  12%
  • Assistant/Associate/Deputy Director  10% 
  • Branch/Other Manager  6%
  • Cataloging Librarian  6%
  • Department Head/Department Chair  6%
  • Collection Department  4%
  • Dean/Assistant Dean  4%
  • Acquisitions Librarian  3%
  • Children's Librarian  3% 
  • Head/Supervisory Librarian  3%
  • Systems Librarian  3%
  • Government Librarian  2%
  • Media Specialist  2%
  • Other  15%

The Midwinter Meeting will draw record numbers from the region and attract a strong national audience.

Northeast  24%
Southeast  17%
Midwest  26%
West  13%
Southwest  13%
International  2%

About ALA:

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

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Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
ALA 2024 Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Denver Colorado - - Feb 09, 2024
ALA 2023 Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association New Orleans Louisiana - - Jan 27, 2023
ALA 2022 Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Houston Texas - - Jan 21, 2022
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2021 - American Library Association Estimated
- Jan 22, 2021
ALA 2021 Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Indianapolis Indiana verified
Jan 22, 2021
2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Philadelphia Pennsylvania - verified
Jan 24, 2020
2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Seattle Washington - - Jan 25, 2019
ALA Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association Denver Colorado verified
Feb 09, 2018
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017 - American Library Association Atlanta Georgia - - Jan 20, 2017
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2016 - American Library Association Boston Massachusetts - - Jan 08, 2016
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015 - American Library Association - - Jan 30, 2015
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014 - American Library Association Philadelphia Pennsylvania - - Jan 24, 2014
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