The 2021 ALA Virtual Annual Conference is right around the corner, and there's still time to register for what promises to be a strong program, featuring more than 200 educational sessions, 250-plus exhibitors, more than 140 authors and dozens of featured speakers, including former president Barack Obama. And ALA members who have been furloughed, laid off, or have seen their hours reduced in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic are once again invited to register at no cost. Simply indicate your circumstance on your registration.
Meanwhile the early bird registration rates have expired, but registration will remain open throughout the event.
In addition, ALA is offering a $10 discount on registration for the The Library Marketplace. Use the code EXHIBITS to get the discount when you register for a Marketplace-only registration.
The Library Marketplace opens on June 23 and a Marketplace-only pass includes access to hundreds of interactive Exhibitor Booths; the Title/Product Showcase with 1,000s of the newest products, titles, and services; a Swag-a-Palooza directory with loads of give-aways, e-galleys, and contests for free prizes; the very popular Live From the 25 Podcast Booth, Festival of Shorts, and the Diversity in Publishing Title Showcase. Marketplace-only registrants can also access the expanded offerings on the Presentation Stages, which includes talks from authors and illustrators as well as experts in library management and other library operations.