Special showcase pavilions help conference attendees get an in-depth look at what's new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies.
Meet many of today's leading artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, graphic novels, and books for readers of all ages, and enjoy original artwork.
Diversity in Publishing Pavilion
Expanded with new features, the Diversity in Publishing Pavilion will be home to a wide range of titles, publications, and displays. One area of the pavilion will feature exhibits from diverse publishers offering attendees an opportunity to talk to editors, writers, and authors with different viewpoints.
A Diverse Publication Showcase will round out the area. The showcase will live online before, during, and after the event and allow exhibitors to enter their books into a searchable database. Titles will then be displayed in the showcase for attendees to review and build a list of “most wanted” books for their own collections, using the MyBookTote mobile app. The pavilion is sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company and the Combined Book Exhibit.
The Sound Garden Pavilion
Visit The Sound Garden, a feature area on the exhibit floor. In one area, take part in the “listening lounge”, an area of kiosks offering podcast recordings.
At the live podcast recording booth, record a short podcast with an author from the exhibits in a semi-soundproof recording booth. In a separate area, find indie and emerging audio publishers who will be introducing their newest titles.
DVD / Video Pavilion
The DVD / Video Pavilion showcases recorded materials for libraries of all types.
Gaming / Graphic Novel Pavilion
This fun Pavilion links suppliers of educational and recreational games and graphic novels with librarians and industry professionals looking to implement related programs and materials. This is a Pavilion not to miss - many libraries have reported increased use after implementing gaming programs.
An oasis of gaming amidst the sea of exhibits. Stop by the Gaming Lounge to explore game resources for your library programs. Join the GameRT for open gaming from their library of game resources, sit down for demos from leading game publishers or explore poster and sharing sessions from other librarians who are exploring and implementing successful gaming programs in their library spaces.
Government Information Pavilion
Offers the latest information from featured government agencies.
The perfect place to find multi-lingual and multi-cultural publications and library materials. With suppliers from around the world, one stop at this Pavilion helps you build your collection.
Library School and Instruction Pavilion
ALISE institutional members and other schools showcase LIS educational programs.
Mobile Applications Pavilion
There's “an app for that”! Find the latest mobile apps and technology to manage your library, improve service to patrons, and help readers of all ages.
Small Press/Product Area
Where new and independent presses often launch their newest titles, and a jumping-off point for new vendors to introduce themselves to the library community.
University Press Pavilion
Discover a wide variety of academic and trade titles in print and digital formats, as well as database products.
Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print objectives and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. This pavilion includes Zine creators and librarians who manage zine collections. A display of topical zines will be raffled off to a library at the close of the exhibits.
Managed by ALA’s Internet Steering Committee and staffed by volunteers, the Internet Room will be available to ALA Members in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours.
The United States Postal Service will be on hand to take care of your shipping needs, offering exclusively Priority Mail service. Check the Post Office location on site for daily hours.