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Welcome all ALA attendees!

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This week the American Library Association annual conference takes place here in DC.  There are many events taking place during the conference (June 24-29) and the Library of Congress has events scheduled as well.

the reading room has long tables with three laps per table ad twelve chairs per table; the murals for one side are visible
Science & Business Reading Room, 5th Floor Adams Building (Carol M. Highsmith Collection/Library of Congress)

We here in the Science & Business Reading Room (5th floor, Adams Building) will be hosting an open house on Friday, June 25th from 2 – 5pm and hope that you will stop by and see us.  There will be a variety of displays and reference staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Many of the other reading rooms here at the Library will be hosting open houses for ALA attendees as well on Friday, June 25th from 2 – 5pm.  An “after hours” open house will take place in the Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson building from 5 – 7pm.

Special tours have been planned.  (Space is limited and registration is required.)

The Library’s exhibit booth at the conference (#3751) will have a variety of presentations beginning with a webcast of Modern Marvels: The Library of Congress presented by the History Channel on Friday, June 25th from 5:30-7:30pm.  See the Exhibit Booth Presentation Schedule for more information.

We look forward to greeting our fellow information professionals in our reading room and hope that many of you will be able to join us.

Comments (8)

  1. It’s wonderfull

  2. Dear Donnal Scanlon,
    Will it be possible for authors to present their books for exhibition at the ALA fair? I will like to attend please.

  3. Again Donna,
    I will like to have the phone number and detailed info. about the program.

    • Ayodabo, Thank you for your interest in the reading room open houses. Information on the open house events taking place may be found on the Library’s website here: These open houses are an opportunity for ALA attendees to visit/tour the many different reading rooms available here at the Library and to talk with reference librarians from the various groups. The Science & Business Reading Room is located in the Adams building on the 5th floor.

      The special tours mentioned in the post require registration. Information about the tour and registering for the event may be found here:

      We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

  4. Sounds Great; however; I will be unable to attend. Hopefully, I will be able to obtain information from the many workshops presented.

  5. Does anyone know if there will be opportunities for publishers to promote works to the attendees?

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