General Exhibits Info


With more than 450 exhibiting organizations, multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.

Click here to view a list of the 2016 exhibitors

Exhibit Hours*

Friday Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday Exhibits Closing Events 9:00am - 2:00pm


*Note Exhibit Hall passes are for use on the exhibit floor Sat., Sun., and Mon. only.

Ribbon-Cutting & Exhibits Opening Reception

The Exhibit Hall opens immediately following the Booklist/ERT Author Forum, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a brief welcome by ALA and local dignitaries. The Exhibits Opening includes food, drink, and entertainment through the exhibit hall, giving exhibitors and attendees their first chance to network as the exhibits kick off.

Meet the Authors

An exciting and extensive schedule of authors/illustrators appearing in exhibitor booths.

Click here for a link to the MW16 program book. Page 72 starts the exciting list of authors!

Stages in the Exhibit Hall

Live Stages with a variety of leading personalities . . .

Book Buzz Theater

Hear the latest “Buzz” about the newest titles from your favorite publishers all in one easy-to-find location in the exhibits. Mid 2200 aisle near booths #2251 and #2247.

Add Book Buzz to your schedule!

Click here to view the Book Buzz Stage Schedule

What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage

The What's Cooking Stage will be heating up the exhibit floor with mouthwatering displays from the latest cookbooks, hottest chefs and best-in-the-business foodies. End of the 1900 aisle behind booth #1961.

Add the What's Cooking demos to your schedule!

Click here to view the What's Cooking Schedule

The PopTop Stage - Popular Topics, Every Day

The PopTop Stage features librarian favorites including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel, with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. Mid 900 aisle near booths #956 and #960.

Add the PopTop sessions to your schedule!

Click here to view the PopTop Stage Schedule

Specialty Pavilions

The ALA Exhibition offers special showcase pavilions to help conference attendees get an indepth look at what is new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies ideal for libraries. Specialty Pavilions include:

International Pavilion

The perfect place to find multi-lingual and multicultural publications and library materials. With suppliers from around the world, one stop at this pavilion helps you build your collection.

Mobile Applications Pavilion

Do you need “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.

Internet Room

Open to ALA members, the Internet Room in the Exhibit Hall is open during exhibit hours. It is managed by ALA’s Internet Steering Committee and staffed by volunteers.

Post Office

The United States Postal Service is on hand to take care of your shipping needs, offering exclusively Priority Mail service. Check the Post Office location on site for daily hours.

Exhibits Closing & Wrap Up/Rev Up Celebration

Join us Monday afternoon to close the exhibits and rev up for the Annual Conference. Start in the Exhibit Hall where exhibitors will offer discounts and special giveaways in their booths.

Ideas from your AASL colleagues on making the most of the exhibits

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