November 16, 2019

General Session Update

The Closing General Session will be held in KICC Ballroom C-E.

Session Update

“Books as Windows and Mirrors” on Saturday, November 16, at 1:10 p.m. in room L015-019 has been cancelled due to presenter illness. Author Andrew Maraniss has graciously offered to present a new session:

Writing for Justice

New York Times best-selling author, Andrew Maraniss, discusses how he uses sports nonfiction to raise awareness of social issues and to encourage students to be upstanders rather than bystanders.

Saturday, November 16

1:10 p.m.



Tech Talk Stage Update

Girls Who Code will be doing a Tech Talk presentation from 12:30-12:45 p.m. today in the exhibit hall

Date Update

For those invited to the Mentor Program, it will be held Saturday, November 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room M108.

November 14, 2019

Exhibitor Additions

Exhibitor Booth Number
Book Taco 144
Bookstaves 641
CeCe & Roxy Books 255
Libraries Unlimited 117
National Library Service for the Blind & Print Disabled, Library of Congress 614
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 601
School Library Journal / Library Journal 328
The Horn Book 328
US Census Bureau 602

Exhibitor Cancellations

This Week

November 13, 2019

Program Additions

  • ALA Policy Corps- Building Policy Experts One Cohort at a Time on Saturday, November 16 at 10:10 a.m. in Room L001
  • AASL Research Grant Award Recipients Presentations on Saturday, November 16 at 10:10 a.m. in Room L028


  • Read Woke Challenge on Saturday, November 16 at 10:10 a.m.
  • Culturally Responsive Programming for the School Library on Friday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Libraries as Spaces for Transformative Resistance: Project Based Learning for Social Transformation on Saturday, November 16 at 2:20 p.m.
  • Putting the R in STEAM: Great YA Books to Incorporate into your STEM/STEAM Initiative on Saturday, November 16 at 10:10 a.m.

Date/Time Changes

  • Librarians Unite has been moved to Saturday, November 16 at 1:10 p.m. in Room L011-012

Exhibitor Cancellations

  • The Week
  • A Cry for the Ocean


November 12, 2019

Shipping Information:
Shipping forms are available on the bag stuffing table next to registration. Attendees who want to ship packages home should complete a shipping form and drop their items with the completed shipping form at the FedEx office at 315 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 (just across the street from the convention center). FedEx team members will process shipments and e-mail attendees their receipt.

New concurrent session:
ALA Policy Corps: Building Policy Experts One Cohort at a Time
Saturday, 10:10 a.m.  |  Room L001
Speakers: Steven Yates, Deborah Rinio, Kathryn Roots Lewis, Audrey Church, Kevin Maher, Mary Pellicano, Sylvia Knight Norton

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