Welcome to New Orleans, American Library Association

The American Library Association annual conference and exhibit is being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other local venues, June 23-28, 2011. This conference “is the world’s largest event for the library community… Bringing together more than 25,000 librarians, educators, authors, publishers, literacy experts, illustrators and the leading suppliers to the market.”*

The most recent ALA annual summer conference to be held here was in 2006, at a time when our hotels and restaurants were trying to recover from the Katrina disaster. For more information about the exhibits and events, see the official conference web site and this article in nola.com describing some free events over the weekend.

If you have the opportunity to take a break in your busy schedule, please come visit the Louisiana Research Collection and other special collections in Joseph Merrick Jones Hall on the Tulane University campus.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu addressing the Opening General Session on Friday afternoon.


Photograph and post by Susanna Powers

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