Why you should attend LibLearnX


LibLearnX is a completely new conference experience built from the ground up based on years of research, exploration, and most importantly, input from ALA members.

Large conferences can be overwhelming. At LibLearnX, you’ll experience a more intimate environment with the breathing space to engage with colleagues, presenters, and ideas in a more meaningful way.

You’ll participate in active conversations and learn by doing. And you’ll walk away with actionable insights and strategies for dealing with issues that we’re all facing as we plan for the future of our libraries and communities.

LibLearnX was designed for you.

What will LibLearnX offer?


As a library professional, you understand the importance of instructional design and active educational experiences. At LibLearnX, you’ll be engaged in posing questions, experimenting, and solving problems together with your colleagues.


Industry experts will be waiting to introduce you to the latest technologies and products and suggest solutions to help you shape the future of your library. The Ideas Xchange in the Marketplace will be a central location to encounter new ideas, trends, products, and the latest titles from upcoming and established authors.

Relationship Building

Make new friends, and reconnect with the ones you miss, at networking breaks and social activities like the ALA President’s Evening of Recognition and Celebration. Cheer the successes of your colleagues and favorite authors at the Youth Media Awards, Carnegie Medals for Excellence, ALA Notable Books, RUSA Book & Media Awards, and the I Love My Librarian Award.

News and Trends

Get the most up-to-date research, trends, and news from library leaders, experts in the field, and knowledgeable exhibitors in the LLX Marketplace.


Community is the reason we do what we do. ALA Gives Back is a new initiative that will allow you to volunteer and make a difference in a local community and demonstrate the difference that library professionals can make. More information to come.

LibLearnX is a must-attend learning experience designed for library professionals from all library types and at all career levels.