What's Beaming

BluuBeam – ALA Midwinter Meeting Official iBeacon Provider

BluuBeam is back to help provide the best conference experience.  ALA Conference Services is pleased to be working with BluuBeam, the #1 iBeacon provider for libraries.

You will find BluuBeam throughout ALA Midwinter Meeting, offering relevant information right on your smartphone. You’ll get links to content like slides and handouts (to use on-site or save for later) for programs and sessions such as News You Can Use and Ignite Sessions, and information from places like the ALA Store, ALA Lounge, and the Networking Uncommons when you visit their space. You can also save the link to your favorite sessions.

How to get the BluuBeam app:

Tap on the “What’s Beaming” icon in the ALA Midwinter Meeting App

Search for BluuBeam in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store

Text the word “link” to 38470 to download the BluuBeam app

Once you download the app, an alert on your phone shows you information relevant to your location when you come within range of a Beam (about 40’). The messages include links, pictures and text and are clearly organized in the BluuBeam app. You can access Beams that are around you now as well as Beams that you’ve visited previously, as well as saving your favorite —which makes it easy to review later.

About BluuBeam

BluuBeam is a turnkey proximity triggered messaging service offered to libraries to inform patrons about things that may interest them based on their location within the library. BluuBeam also seeks to give libraries a way to increase awareness within their community by leveraging their own network. To learn more, visit or visit us in the Mobile App Pavilion.