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Event Overview:

American Library Association Annual Conference - the world's largest and most dynamic library conference and exhibition for librarians from all types of libraries.

By its nature, the ALA Annual Conference attracts librarians from all levels of management, from all types of libraries from across the country. It serves as a meeting place for leadership, a place to learn, a place to network and as a forum to exchange ideas on the multitude of issues affecting libraries.


With over 600 exhibiting organizations and multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, the exhibit floor is an integral part of the learning and professional development that takes place at the Annual Conference. The Exhibit Hall offers attendees the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of library products, services, books and online services and the tools and technologies available in today’s libraries.

Exhibitor Information:

You need to know that your investment of time and resources goes into an event that positions your organization to capture the most visibility and take advantage of the most leads. The American Library Association Annual Conference consistently ranks among the top tradeshows for attendee buying power.

The numbers speak for themselves...a diverse audience from all levels of management, from all types of libraries from across the country with the interest in your products and the power to make a deal. This is your best opportunity to reach the decision makers. The ALA Annual Conference delivers more librarians than any state event, any event for the publishing industry and any niche event for public, special, academic or school libraries.

If you pick one tradeshow to deliver the largest potential for your products and services; make it the ONE that delivers the decision makers - the ALA Annual Conference.

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.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the ALA Annual Conference 2026 - American Library Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 06/25/2026 - 06/30/2026
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Other / Miscellaneous
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Other / Miscellaneous, Publishing
Estimated Attendance: 13,000
Audience: Librarians & Library Professionals
Notes: Attendees by job title:
Director 12%
Assistant Director 5%
Branch Manager/Other Manager 6%
Reference Librarian 7%
Head/Supervisory Librarian 4%
Reference Librarian 14%
Cataloging Librarian 6%
Systems Librarian 4%
Children's Librarian 4%
Collection Department 3%
Media Specialist 3%
Dean/Assistant Dean/Associate Dean 2%
Department Chair/Head 6%
Librarian 23% (includes General, Technical, Circulation, Information Literacy Librarian, Acquisitions, Government, Serials, Adult, Bibliographer, Young Adult, School/University)
Other 7% (includes Library Educator/Instructor, Association, Public Relations, Trustee, Consultant, Publisher, Writer, Editor)

The Annual Conference will draw large numbers from the region and attract a strong national audience.
Northeast 15%
Southeast 16%
Midwest 20%
West 39%
Southwest 6%
International 4%

Overall, more librarians attend the ALA Annual Conference than other tradeshows targeted to publishing, bookselling, or college, university and public libraries.
Type of Library:
College/University 34%
Public 38%
Elementary/Secondary School 8%
State/Government Agencies 3%
Special/Corporate 3%
Library Network/Consortium 2%
Other 12%

Annual Conference Attendees come to the exhibit floor to search your your product and with a plan to make purchases
Books 80%
Audio Visual Equipment & Materials 64%
Equpment, Furtniture & Supplies 73%
Library Automation 62%
Services/Consultants/Wholesalers 57%
Other Products & Services 57%
Venue: Venue TBD
Number of Exhibitors:640+ (Previous Year)
Show Owner:American Library Association (ALA)
Show Manager:Hall-Erickson, Inc.
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Sponsorships Deliver Visibility and Impact Increase your exposure!

Take advantage of sponsorship programs to attract the attention of the industry's most powerful players. Sponsorship is a high-impact, high profile marketing technique that drives influential professionals to your exhibit, generates more qualified sales leads, and turns leads into hard dollars for your company. Sponsorships can help exhibitors create awareness of their company's presence at the show. Sponsorships also serve to help build their image and generate traffic to their booth.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,475   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $175 each   Water: n/a
Small Press or Start Up Company Table $800   Generator: n/a
Library Champions $125 Discount / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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