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IBPA Report from the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference »

By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — The 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference brought 22,700 librarians, exhibitors, authors, staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, and friends to San Francisco on June 25-30, 2015. Attendance was up considerably over the previous year’s total of around 18,500. As mentioned in last year’s report, Las Vegas was an unpopular …

IBPA Report from the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — The 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference brought 13,000 attendees and 5,500 exhibitors to Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1, 2014. This was down from the previous year’s 20,000 attendees, but up slightly from 2012’s 12,500 attendees. Perhaps Vegas had something to do …

The Library World Decoded by a “Newbie” »

(BLOG POST) Roy M Carlisle recently attended his first American Library Association (ALA) national convention in Chicago as a library science student and scholarly book publisher. Surprisingly, he finds out that being a book editor for 36 years did not prepare him for the astonishingly complex and diverse world of libraries in the U.S. Everyone …

IBPA at ALA 2012 — “Independent publishers have the most unique product” »

IBPA has been attending ALA for 20+ years now, so we usually land a pretty good location on the show floor. This year we were in the perfect spot between Scholastic and Penguin Books, so the traffic was steady and constant. The mood for the show was decidedly “excited and interested” and the IBPA booth was full of visitors.

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