Press Release: American Library Association [July 1, 2014]

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition comes to a close in Las Vegas

Copyright (c) 2014 American Library Association

SummaryMore than 13,000 attendees learned the many ways that libraries transform communities, while more than 5,600 exhibitors demonstrated their wares during the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, held June 26 July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

LAS VEGAS More than 13,000 attendees learned the many ways that libraries transform communities, while more than 5,600 exhibitors demonstrated their wares during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, held June 26 July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year's event drew library leaders and staff, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors from the library and information industry. Attendees participated in more than 2,500 meetings, programs, discussion groups, events, in-depth conversations and exhibits, united by the theme "Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves."

Approximately 800 exhibiting companies featured the latest in books, digital products including online services and software, furniture and other materials and services vital to today's libraries, librarians, and users.

For more information regarding the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition visit http://ala14.ala.org/. For conference coverage highlights please visit the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition daily newspaper Cognotes or American Libraries coverage.

The 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will take place in San Francisco from June 25 30.

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 56,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the 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.

2014 Las Vegas2013 Chicago2012 Anaheim, CA
Attendees13,01920,23712,518
Exhibitors5,6076,1255,124
TOTAL18,62626,36217,642
Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:July 1, 2014
Publisher:American Library Association
Company: American Library Association
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Record Number:19529
Last Update:2014-07-01 13:21:27
Date Created:2014-07-01 13:16:45