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ALA annual conference ends: 13,990 participants from 57 countries attended

04 July 2022
ALA annual conference ends: 13,990 participants from 57 countries attended

Aiming to educate librarians on vendor services and gain new library customers a four-day annual conference and exhibition of American Library Association (ALA) ended here at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on Monday June 28).
The opening general session was held with Patricia Wong, the first Asian American to serve as president of the ALA and the Federal Communication Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.
More than 575 exhibitors and 80 presentations were screened on eight live stages that created opportunity for participants to see the latest in products, services, titles, authors and technologies.
The exhibitionace also created opportunity to meet with exhibitors, get the latest books autographed, and hear from over 700 authors and illustrators on the live states throughout the conference hall.
Some 13,990 participants from 57 countries worldwide attended the conference. Bangladeshi participant Dr. Syed Robiul Bashar, former Director, Archer K BloodLibrary, US Embassy-Dhaka, The New Nation's Washington-based Correspondent that  the ALA annual conference and exhibition 2022 was a great opportunity for him to learn a lot to update himself in the area of knowledge-management and networking through experiential learning.
In addition to specialty pavilions and theme exhibit areas, the range of exhibitors provided the participants an insight into the hottest products for library.
Also, there were plenty of hands-on opportunities for the participants to extend the learning experiences that started in the conference sessions.
The ALA exhibitions were showcasing the latest publications, products, services and technologies for libraries. Many were featured in special showcase pavilions offering an in-depth look at that were new and innovative in various library-related specialties.  
Different programs including ALA Leadership Panel Discussion on Defending the Fifth Freedom: Protecting the Right to Read for Incarcerated Individuals, Advancing the Asian American Story: A Conversation with Publishers, Literacy Advocates, and Storytellers, ALA Film Program were. Films including - Fly So Far, The Ginny Battle Story, Muslim in America, A Taste of Hunger, When My Sleeping Dragon Woke, Daughter of a lost Bird, The Unmaking of a College, Hello Bookstore were screened.
The participants expressed their satisfaction with the ALA leadership and for offering an in-depth look at that was new and innovative about library-related exclusive matters.   
Shahid Mobasher from Washington DC

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