ALA Conference in Chicago 2013

The American Library Association annual conference and exhibit will take place in Chicago starting June 27, 2013 until July 2, 2013. The event features a variety of exhibits, speakers, and networking opportunities. It is a great chance for self publishing authors to learn more about the publishing industry and network with other professionals. You can check out the schedule at

Annual registration and housing are now available. You can begin the registration process by visiting You must be registered for the event before booking your hotel room.

Some of the many benefits of attending the event include:

  • Make your library more efficient
  • Save your library time and money
  • Better serve your library users
  • Become a more effective library advocate
  • Make your library network stronger
  • Build a stronger reputation for your library
  • Inject fresh energy, excitement, and professionalism into your work
  • Become an excited, well-formed professional

If you attend this year’s ALA Conference, feel free to share your experience in the comments below!

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