The American Library Association Annual conference is the largest meeting of librarians in the world, drawing a broad audience from the U.S. Publishers will find the most diverse audience for their products in the library market. Attendance regularly approaches 20,000, and 2007 broke that number with a record 25 thousand in total attendence. Most of the attendees have purchasing authority and for many this is the only show they attend. Through its 58,000 members, the ALA serves as a resource for public, academic, private and school libraries, and is responsible for accreditation of library school programs.
Librarians who attend the Annual Conference include leaders from public, academic, school, private and special libraries. Attendees also include the Association Executive Board, the budget assembly, councilors, members of the executive boards of the divisions and round tables, and officers of committees and sections.
After a record-setting year in 2007, ALA is expected to keep up its intensity and quality of programs to make 2008 just as successful as it, like BEA, moves to the west coast.
Send one display copies for each show entered to:
Combined Book Exhibit
277 White Street
Buchanan, NY 10511
Indicate acronyms of shows on label, or place a copy of your Registration Form in the box.