“Education for Librarians, by Librarians”

Learning Formats

Learning formats support a range of instructional methods that give attendees control over setting priorities and choosing the right content, materials, and methods that match their learning styles and objectives.

Subject matter topics include Books and Authors, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Career Development & Leadership, Collection Development, Community Outreach & Partnerships, Data Collection, Digital Equity, Human Resources, Library Services, Mental Health, Reader’s Advisory, and Technology Innovation.

Ideas Xchange

Have you implemented something creative or innovative at your library? Do you want to share that idea with others through photos, a video, or engaging conversation?

The Ideas Xchange will focus on peer-to-peer conversations about the topics that matter most to the library community. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas in a social and informal learning space within the LLX Marketplace.

Learning Labs

Learning Labs are focused on current issues and topics of interest with action-based instruction that delve into specific methods, approaches, opportunities, and develops skills through collaborative learning. These presentations are highly interactive and should present innovative, cutting-edge content and evidence-based practices that challenge attendees to embrace new solutions.


Have you wanted to speak at a conference but have not felt you had enough for a full session?

This is a great opportunity for you! ShopTalks are intended for hot topics and trends; sharing practical knowledge and tips through storytelling; and concise presentations on a specific subject that focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc. Sessions will take place in the LLX Marketplace.


Accelerators are learning experiences led by an expert facilitator that may include blended learning and/or may take place outside of the traditional conference setting (e.g. highlight local/regional culture and expertise). These sessions should empower others to accelerate their ideas, exemplify servant leadership, and showcase out of the box ideas that challenge thinking and traditional concepts. Accelerators might provide updates on specific content areas; discuss new techniques, processes, procedures, or methods; or describe how knowledge from another discipline can be applied to a problem or topic.

ALA retains the right to change subject matter topics for marketing purposes.

LibLearnX is a must-attend learning experience designed for library professionals.